Friday, February 02, 2007

OK, So Here's How DUMB I Really Am!

A few weeks ago, my husband and I placed a bet over an actor that I thought was from the show "What About Brian"--turned out to be someone completely different. So I lost. I now had to go to James Bond (or another man-flick equivalent), and not only refrain from complaining but also pretend to like it!

Now on Wednesday, something I failed to mention because it serves me right for making fun of my husband and his medication consuming antics, I got sick. Same thing. Fever, chills, sore throat, headache...and absolute misery.

This went on for a few days. I tried to tell my husband this morning that I needed to go see a doctor, but being the hypochondriac that I tend to be (ahem), he thought I was F.O.S. (full of shit) and that it was just some virus that would go away on it's own. When he got home from work, I insisted on going to the doctor. I said, "I think I have strep." Again with the rolling of his eyes, I asked what he'd give me if I won. He said "double or nothing" to our previous bet. DEAL.

I go to an urgent care center and when the doctor walked in after reading my throat swab and said, "you have strep"--I threw both hands up in the air like I'd just scored a touchdown!! (despite the funny reaction the doctor gave me, it was SOOOO worth the $20 copay!!)

I was ECSTATIC!! Never before have I been more happy to have strep than at that very moment!! Planning what TWO chick-flicks I wanted to go see...first would be "Because I Said So" with Diane Keaton because he said it "looks soooo stuuuupid"!! And then another?!...yeah for me. I bring home the news, gloating quite a bit (imagine that?!), and told him my chick-flick plans...

...when he dropped the bomb on me. Clearly I didn't understand the bet. "Double or Nothing" meant I got NOTHING. He didn't gain or LOSE anything by LOSING this MONUMENTOUS bet!! (I never win these things, and I was so willing to go BIG on this one!) Aughhhh!! I HATE being so stupid that I don't even know the basics of Gambling 101.

Dammit! Why do I have to be beautiful instead of smart?!

btw, I'm still not sure I get it...
; )


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  2. Man, I thought my first comment would be from "Gambling for Dummies dot com" not some wwwmrchen guy...

  3. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Somehow that doesn't quite ring true. I think he may be pulling something over on you.

    But then I'm no gambling expert either.

  4. um. you underestimate your husband. Do you HONESTLY think he would EVER wager on something that might mean he would have to see TWO CHICK FLICKS? I think the strep made your judgment a little foggy.

    I'm sorry you are sick. Um... did you know that I went to Chi-town... and went to Oprah? Sorry. Just have to SHOVE IT IN YOUR FACE... ever oppurtuity I get.

    Love you

  5. You crack me up. One of my ex boyfriends and I were passing a football to one another and I hurt my finger. I knew it was broken because 1)it was purple and 2)I couldn't move it. He said it was just jammed. I was never so happy in my life to have that doctor tell me it was broken! Btw, hope you are feeling better. And I want to see that movie too :0)

  6. Oh, I just asked my husband if there was any chance that you could have won something and he started laughing and said "she gets nothing".

  7. Anonymous8:37 PM

    I must be beautiful too, because I would have thought it worked the way you did.

  8. Anonymous12:57 AM

    I have illness suck, too, but I am neither beautiful nor clever so at least you are one up on me!!!

  9. Anonymous1:28 PM

    That's so funny...and for what it's worth, I was very excited for you because I also thought you got to see 2 chick flicks. Guess you could say that I don't gamble much either.

  10. I see now what you were talking about. I think the problem was that I forgot to log in using my gmail account. I remembered this time!

  11. yep, as much as I hate to say it, N8 is right. Boy I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.


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