I walked into the living room and saw my husband on his cell phone, clearly trying to catch something, and asked, “Anything good in here?”
Gently, he declared: “Yes, you.”
“Oh, that’s so sweet!”, I responded and thought, my ‘If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em mentality’ had started to pay off.
I grabbed a blanket to sit near him as he tipped his phone toward me.
When I saw the display, I sat on the couch by myself instead.
As I reclined, he laughed, caught Wailmer and blubbered something about me being a gift in his life.
Now I understand the Pokemon warning. Remember to be alert at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings.
When you wake and remind yourself that you cleaned most of yesterday, so they’ll be none of that on Sunday but…
as you rise, the clock states it’s 4:09!
I started the day listening to classical music and thinking about my dad. He enjoyed the classic composers and attending the symphony. On the way to the train I listened to a Mozart piece, ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’. I am positive my father often enjoyed this Overture.
Reflecting on the title reminded me that our father used to sing out ‘Figaro’ from time to time. The word alone translates to ‘barber’. He did enjoy the company of his barber. Although, sometimes our Dad would randomly sing out, “Figaro, Figaro, Fi-ga-roooo!” I never understood why he did this, even when I started the same antics as an older adult. The urban dictionary describes Figaro as ‘a word that you say or sing over and over again that means you are pretending to sing opera’. Now it all makes complete sense; classic Ralph.
When you take two bananas to work and tell yourself you shouldn’t put them in your commuter bag
but you don’t want to carry a second bag today, so you do it anyway
and get to work to see that the top of a banana is split open but wonder why it smells so ripe
and then remember there were two, so you pull out your keys and there is banana mush all over them
which prompts you to discretely walk to the ladies room to clean out your bag
and when you start to pull out more items there are banana guts everywhere
so you wipe off what you need to keep, throw away what you can and take the wet work-related papers to the shred bin
which is outside your bosses office so you stop to say good morning
and then go to your desk to start over but grab your mug too quickly
and water goes all over the rug
which prompts another walk to the bathroom
to regroup the hot mess that you are
and when you look in the mirror, there’s banana smash all down your right leg
which makes you wish you had paint thinner to help wash it off
because your black pants are the perfect backdrop for showcasing this Pollack-inspired banana art
which makes you feel happily defeated as you wonder if your boss noticed
that you are a fruit!?!?
When your husband announces he bought you a new winter sweater, and when he starts laughing,
…you realize it’s not only virtual
…but he also exchanged your own coins to buy it!