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...
; )

12 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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

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  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)

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  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".

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  7. Anonymous8:37 PM

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

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  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!!!

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  9. 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.

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  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!

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  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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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??