Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Conversations with a Cat?

So picture this.

You settle down to have a nice conversation with your husband, who is in Korea.



He appears to be listening.

But then he does this:



“Tom!” I said, annoyed. “Stop it!”

It’s really difficult to have a conversation with someone who has access to all sorts of buttons to jazz up his web cam.

So he turns back into himself and I start saying how Natalie wouldn’t listen to me and how Tommy’s version of cleaning his room was shoving everything into one corner of it.

“And then Glen keeps eating the tree,” I continued with a sigh.

Tom frowned which confirmed that yes, he was following along with what I was saying. Sometimes I’m not always sure.

“Who is Glen?” he wondered and he seemed....jealous?

Um. Seriously? Did he think Glen was a human being? Even though I mentioned that he was eating the tree? I would certainly hope that a person wouldn’t eat my tree. I mean, you do have those people who like, eat nature, but still.

“Glen. The antelope,” I sighed which lead me to believe that he wasn’t even listening whenever I ranted about Glen.

“Oh.” Tom relaxed.

“So anyhow, Natalie barely listens to me and—TOM!”

I yelled because Tom did this:



So I said something that made no sense. “I’m going to take that away from you!” Yeah, how exactly would that work? And plus, if I took it away how would we talk? But I wish I could block those web cam features.

Tom took off the cat and I got the privilege of watching him eat his lunch. Sushi. Yuck. I was impressed with how well he used the chopsticks though.

“My throat was a little sore the other day, I’m getting over a cold,” I said.

“Ahh,” Tom said, but not sympathetically. “I watched the new Robin Hood movie. It was pretty good.”

Sometimes I feel like he’s not LISTENING to me. The only time that I feel that he is, I’m usually naked.

“That’s great but did you hear me? Sore throat? Ouch?”

Tom put his chopsticks on his head like they were his antennae. “That stinks.”

“Tom,” I groaned. “If you don’t pay attention, I’m going to take a picture of you doing that and post it on my blog.”

Tom took the chopsticks down.

“You really ought to be tested for ADD,” I said. “Oh, your Fine Scale Modeler magazine came in, do you want me to mail it?”

Up came the antennae again.

So I kept my promise of posting the photo on my blog.



Enjoy.

57 comments:

  1. haha!! does he read your blog?
    maybe next time he'll take you seriously!

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  2. Guys always have a movie that pops into their heads when any sickness is brought forth.

    Are you going to mail the magazine though? ;)

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  3. Hahaha that picture cracks me up. But I understand my husband just did a year tour in Iraq and skype was the best and the worst at the same time :)

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  4. Bahaha, that'll teach him. Or not. But it was funny at least :)

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  5. Aww, sounds like you guys are making the best of a difficult situation with humor. Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion :)

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  6. He looks like a dork which rhymes with Mork and all of the sudden I feel an urge to go watch a Robin Williams movie and tell you all about it while your sore throat and Natalie and Tom drive you nuts.

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  7. That second cat picture was pretty funny though.

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  8. haha! Sounds like he is certainly enjoying himself! :)

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  9. I love the fact that a grown man is wearing a Spongebob t-shirt! And yes, I would be annoyed with him as well.

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  10. that's awesome that yall get to skype even if he's a dork.

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  11. Its funny and frustrating at the same time. lol

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  12. yeah my husband hears me the best when I'm naked or he thinks I'm going to be if he's good hahaha =)
    Sound frustrating, though, funny and he seems to be trying to make the best of it (that or he has the attention span of a gnat hee hee)

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  13. I think our husbands are twins at heart. Or maybe just most men are like that? lol Point is, I feel your frustrations! :)

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  14. Finally you got it, you must be naked all the time!
    And say sweet things instead of complaining, this will give you alllll his attention ;)

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  15. Haha, love it. Ahhh, the joys of Skype.

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  16. mmmmm you mentioned the word sushi around me. I LOVE that stuff...LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

    Next time bring Glen up in a non "tree eating" context and see if he remembers.

    Glen stopped by last night, we had a nice chat. I've been seeing him about twice a week now. ;)

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  17. Two can play that game, sister! I think you need to make up some signs and when he starts to get a little sassy, you whip a sign up yourself! Take THAT, Tommy-Boy! Ha ha!

    Love the chopsticks, dude!

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  18. Boys...you are the second blogger to post something about how silly they are today! ;)

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  19. Men are such boys, most of the time. I love how he is even wearing a sponge bob shirt. That's super manly.

    Good luck hun!

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  20. Ok, so he's not listening, being goofy, maybe ADD....but FUNNY. I'll take a dork for a husband any day over a bore. I liked that you said it seems like the only time he's listening is when you are naked. I can relate. :)

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  21. I'm reasonably sure men don't hear us when we're naked either. How can they when all that's going through their heads is "YAY NAKED BOOBS I'M GONNA GET SOME"? Hell, I don't hear much when I'm around a naked guy either!

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  22. Tom looks like Glen!

    I'm surprised that he likes sushi, given he is such a picky eater!

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  23. Better antennae than in the ears or nose. Just sayin'...

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  24. I'm reasonable sure that when you are naked he's not listening to you.

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  25. This is why I don't ever want to talk to my hubby via web cam. He would do that same thing or show me his penis the whole time. ;)

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  26. Just a guess, but he's probably not really listening to you when you're naked either.

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  27. well, he has got a great sense of humor. love the antennae. I think all wives could use that signal from their husbands from time to time. Mine always gives me that look like he has birds chirping in his head and is completely oblivious to what I am saying...

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  28. Sorry, I had to say it, but I love the cat pictures. The second one is hilarious! Especially after he thought you had some guy named Glen over. Who ate trees, but whatever. Tom felt threatened! I think he misses you loads and acting silly is his way of coping.

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  29. My hubby only seems to listen to me when I'm naked also, so I completely understand. ;)

    I do appreciate your husband's shirt though, you can't ever go wrong with SpongeBob Squarepants. :)

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  30. I personally find the Spongebob shirt sillier than the antennae...

    Men should heed this warning: Never mess with a wife who has a blog!

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  31. Ha ha. That's funny. I loved the surprise element of the first cat picture. How clever he is. I could have all kinds of turn-yourself-into-a-cat gadgets on my computer and I'd never know they were there.

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  32. Sometimes I feel the same way, except my husband is in the same room as me. Annoying. I just stop talking and refuse to continue. That's probably not the healthiest thing to do. Oh well.

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  33. May I just say that this blog cracked me up!

    Big Mike isn't in Korea, he sits on the same couch as I do...and then he does the same silly things. You're not alone.

    Kipp
    http://shinythingsdistractme.blogspot.com

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  34. I always check in to see how you are managing without the spouse-boy. Sounds like everything is normal.
    Carry on!

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  35. Why can't men and technology work together without shenanigans?

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  36. Sorry that he doesn't seem to listen to you, but when you think about it....what are you supposed to say to a sore throat?

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  37. How did he get those crazy backdrops? They did it in the movie Forgetting Sara Marshall, too, but I don't know how it works.

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  38. Clearly you need a new threat! I love his spongebob shirt by the way!

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  39. He got what he deserved!! May I say that I am the Tom in my relationship?

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  40. I think he's hilarious...but then again, I wasn't the one trying to have a conversation with him. :)

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  41. You need to bribe him with boob shots. Every time he gives an appropriate response to your statement, you flash him. Or HEY! Strip conversation! You could loose one article of clothing for every five minutes of positive chat time!

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  42. They only really listen when we're naked. That doesn't change... once a frat boy, always a frat boy... sad...

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  43. There is NOTHING you could say that wouldn't sound better with your top off.

    Topless Skype.....that'll get his attention.

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  44. lol!

    Your family is hilarious.

    You are like a blog version of Modern Family!

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  45. Ha, ha, ha. Ed has a point about the topless Skype.

    LisaDay

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  46. I noticed... you didn't show yourself in the bottom corner of the screen with Tom in it. But thats okay!

    What is the time difference like between CO and Korea?

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  47. Hey, he knew the consequences.

    He earned it.

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  48. Well, he's entertaining at least :)

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  49. Uh oh, there's going to be naked Skyping?

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