Saturday, March 15, 2008

What You Foltune?

MLH is out on a job at Fort Stockton, and he’s been gone since Wednesday. It’s easier when he’s on these deep, hot wells if he stays close to the wellhead, so he usually gets a hotel room close by. He’s not getting much rest, this workover has turned into a 24 hour operation, so he’s catnapping in the truck on location when he can, and going to the hotel when he can. I’ve had some early nights and early mornings, myself. Finally, this morning, I felt pretty rested. Got up, played with Zack and Zoie, went for the requisite manicure/pedicure/waxing, then ran errands, and came home.

Cherie met me at the house, and we began to clean out my closets. We accomplished an amazing amount, stacking up clothes and shoes to go to Goodwill, and I feel so much better! My closet was so jacked up I couldn’t find anything, and it’s all due to my crazy schedule. MLH will be so pleased. I hope this is the first of finally getting my house more organized. I’ll feel way better if we can get it done!

Cherie and I will start round two later this week – but I promise, I would not have accomplished it without her. Bob came in to town later, and we all went to Kuo’s for Chinese food and lots of laughter. I taught Bob and Cherie how to read their personal prophecies, I mean, fortune cookies. You know, where you read your fortune out loud, followed by the words “in bed”. It’s hilarious. Here's an example: "The stars will shine brightly on the best part of you" ...to which you add...."in bed." And another, "You will always be surrounded by many friends"..."in bed." Get it?

All of this reminds me of yet another story…

One time, MLH and I were eating at Kuo’s with some friends (actually, the very same friends that taught us how to read the fortunes). After reading everyone’s fortunes, we were laughing so hard we were snorting, crying, that kind of hysterical laughter.

Nora, the hostess, came and asked us what was so funny. We told her, and it was obvious the joke didn’t travel well across the language barrier.

About a month later, I hosted the VP of an oil company, as well as several of his employees, for lunch at Kuo’s. MLH came in and joined us. We were checking out at the counter, and several people were standing in the staging area, waiting on tables. We were ready to walk out the door, with all of my customers, when Nora shouted, “Hey, you and Janie!” We turned around, and Nora shouted “See you later…in BED!” and dissolved in giggles.

Like I always say...it’s never boring around here.

8 comments:

Chris McClure aka Panhandle Poet said...

I'll bet that created an interesting conversation with your customers later!

Janie said...

You know it, Poet! They totally loved it, and from time to time, it still comes up. Much to my chagrin...just sayin!!

April said...

Don't you love it when different cultures can find common ground?

Thanks for stopping by!

Janie said...

April - nothing pleases me more! Come back anytime!

i beati said...

Whaty is your closet equation - I am scared to go near mine!!

Janie said...

Closet equation is 150% overfull, even right now.

Scary as s****.

Jeff said...

Janie, while in Stockton, YLH should go yo Mi Casita for lunch or dinner .... I especially recommend the carne asado. I think Eric, at Fire Ant Gazette, would second my recommendation.

Janie said...

Oh, yeah...I've been there. I'll pass on the recommendation. Thanks, Jeff, for the reminder!