Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A Slightly Flawed Quality

Okay... those of you who are longtime friends, know that Tiffany and I can be rather, well, kinda, you might say... airy, forgetful, 'loose-your-head-if-it-wasn't-attatched' kind of people.  We have a very honed skill of losing things... losing kinda important things...well, really important things - like cell phones.
So the story goes like this.  The first weekend of December, our family ventured out in a very icy, ice-storm to cut down our Christmas tree.  After braving the wind and pelting ice, we drove into Washington to get some much needed things.  As I think I mentioned, it was very icy, so we had to pull over once to scrape off the accumulation off the windshield.  Tiff got out to help.  Then we went on our merry, sliding way.  About four blocks later, Tiff went to grab her cell phone... and couldn't grab it cuz it was gone.  After much brainstorming, we realized it just might be back in the sloshy gutter...

...need I say more??? 

--Several weeks later--

Mom, Tiff, Timothy, and well, a bunch of us were out Christmas shopping.  Upon pulling up in the driveway, I inadvertently got stuck in a slight drift.  Not meaning to brag, but since I am the very helpful, friendly person that I am, I handed over the wheel to Tiff and got out to push.  The following day, and Christmas day after that, I went for my phone several times, but to not avail.  I decided not to worry about it Christmas Eve, but the next evening I began to panicly look around... if one can do that!  I turn the house upside down, went to the last store I had been in and looked through the lost-n-found pile of severely outdated phones, and searched my car enough times to be able to tear it apart and put it back together with my eyes closed... but to no avail.  I had a stroke of brilliance to check the snow bank I was mulling around the night before last while at the same time, Mom was putting a stop on the phone service.  Just as the block was finalized, Tim came running in with my slightly cold and damp, but still working phone...

..and there's nothing more to say!!
~THE [happy] END~

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We have continued our losing habit with our friend's inside pet dogs... but that's another story!  (Too bad we couldn't loose the habit!) *smile*


10 comments:

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Oh dear Nicole....you are WAY too funny and totally get my biggest laugh of the day!!! Cheers to my brilliantly famous friend Nicole!!!!
why do cell phones seem so prone to getting lost??? And no, its not just you guys that lose them, either.......:)
love you!
thanks for finally posting and we will try to keep up with our , ahem, "peer pressure" (you and your dear sister who love to haunt our blog) and post soon!! Stay tuned!!!!
chels

Bethany said...

LOL!!!! Waaaaay to funny...glad you did end up finding the cell phones again!!

Love you!

Bethany said...

and say...is your phone in working order again after the traumatic experience it went through? I've been thinking about giving you a call the past few days just to chat and catch up with you...
:)

Anonymous said...

VERY HILARIOUS

Anonymous said...

Tiff told me about loosing her phone but I did not know about your phone till today, funny story.
I'd loose my head to if it was not attached:)
Yours truly,
Your sisters oldest nanny girl.

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Hey, I know who "your siter's oldest nanny girl" is!!!

Anonymous said...

POST!!!!! TOO LONG, NO POST! (2 WHOLE DAYS)

Kristy said...

This is too cute!! My phone has a way of disappearing on a regularly basis, too... only I can blame it on my toddler. :)

Lyssa said...

AAHHHHH!!! Nic, you really should invest in some duct tape or something;-) And get some for Tiff while you're at it......

Anonymous said...

As for losing the dogs.....They always seem to find their way home. Hope the phones do also!!

Thanks for the great night of music,dance and Scream-O. My body is still recovering. We must do it again, soon. Even the dogs can join us:)
Kristyn