Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Lone Texter

When I went to Madison (for school) a few weeks ago, I kept in touch. Shortly after arriving, I texted Mr.4444 to say hi and "I love you."  I didn't hear from him for a while and so sent "Did you get my text?" and then got otherwise distracted.  A little while later, he started with his usual brand of corny-ness. Here follows the series of texts (in italics) that he sent to me that evening. For the record, he sent them each about five minutes apart. I read them but didn't answer them til later (because I was at dinner at time.)

Sorry, too busy cooking and cleaning, really. 

Made sloppy joes, cleaned kitchen, two loads of laundry, had a chat with Kendall

It must seem like we are doing great w/o you but we would not survive 
emotionally or physically without you.  

How do you turn off the light in the fridge?

Kyle is giving blood, so we should have some money for milk.

We are eating stale bread and pickles. You?

Didn't mean to sound so pitiful; we have syrup for the bread.

Making a bracelet out of an old toothbrush and then going to bed. 
Love you.

How could anyone not love this nutjob goofball man?

Oh, and by the way, although I made a mental note to schedule a mental health evaluation over the toothbrush bracelet text, when I got home a few days later, my fears were put to rest when I saw this:

For the record, that's Kendall's wrist, not Mr.4444's. [And she did not get the idea from her dad.]
For instructions on how to make your own toothbrush bracelet, click here.


  1. OK how cool is recycling your old toothbrush as a mostly green momma I love it and those texts were cracking me up Thanks Mr.4444

  2. It's nice to see that someone appreciates their spouse's corny sense of humor. My wife has yet to appreciate mine. She just gives me that blank look, rolls her eyes or simply ignores me.

  3. This kind of humor is what makes me laugh till I cry. It gets me through the crazy days!
    The toothbrush bracelet is....interesting.

  4. How sweet...We love texting(cue teen eye rolling at how slow we are)My crafty daughter is gonna love the toothbrush idea!

  5. Oh my gosh, I haven't seen one of those since I was in high school! And all this time I thought I was a unique snowflake for making a toothbrush bracelet. I guess things really do come full circle.

  6. Oh, and the texts were too funny. I meant to comment on that, but I got swept up in the fact that toothbrush bracelets are back "in style" almost 15 years later.

  7. Jene, you must have been way ahead of your time, because I had never heard of them. :)

    Poor Matty. Oh, believe me, there's plenty of eye rolling around here when it comes to Mr.4444. He provides good comedy relief (or at least a distraction).

  8. I LOVE Mr. B's corny sense of humor... yes... i roll my eyes, but I LOVE it!.

  9. LOL! those texts sound just like something my husband would do! cool idea making a bracelet out of a toothbrush!

  10. Those sound like some of the texts husband & I have! Well, except for the toothbrush bracelet. With no girls, I'd really wonder if he did anything like that!

  11. Oh yeah, he is fun, no wonder you are crazy about this guy.

  12. that was a fun read of text messages.
    Just the other day my daughter asked about her mom's (my ex) B-day. I text back the date and then remember I should give her the year too.
    so I sent "Oh forgot year 1900"

    about those toothbrush bending instructions - scary - if our future depends on instructions like that we are in trouble. Good thing they didn't use a blow torch.

  13. Oh he is too funny! But isn't it so nice to be missed and loved?

  14. Holy cow! Those warnings at the end of the directions are hysterical! "Do not melt electric toothbrushes." "Do not drink the water after" "Do not brush your teeth with the toothbrush after melting it; choking hazard."

    Good stuff!! Thanks, Lisleman! (and I enjoyed your little quip! :)

  15. COOL!!! One just has to love a wild and crazy guy. Looks like you've found yours many moons ago.

    I've been so sick with these debilitating shingles but I just had to drop by to see what you've been up to. Love the new look girl!

    God bless ya and have a beautiful summer day!

  16. hahah those texts are great! Nice to have someone in your life who makes you laugh like that...

    love the toothbrush bracelet, that ROCKS

  17. I loved the texts he sent you! He is so sweet AND funny! Two priceless qualities.

    I would be jealous, but, I have my own nutjob/goofball/silly husband!

    That bracelet is super cool and what a great way to recycle your toothbrush!

  18. Oh wow, your husband is so wonderfully sweet! I love the bracelet too!

  19. It's so much fun knowing a goofball :)

    I thought the whole toothbrush bracelet thing was a total joke, until the picture and the instructions. Hysterical instructions.

  20. That's funny and I kind of want to try and make one now! LOL! :)

  21. I have to say that that bracelet is really kind of awesome!

    Those texts cracked me up.

    It's good to know that he had some syrup for his stale bread. Did he eat it while walking four miles in the snow, uphill?

  22. Love it when they keep you laughing. The toothbrush bracelet is a cool (if not a little weird) idea.

  23. Your family, esp your hubs, sound like riot! lol! Are you now wearing a toothbrush bracelet?

  24. funny .. a sense of humor is at the top of my list for guys I want to date - if they can't make me laugh, they are OUT! .. life is hard, I don't want to go thru it without sillyness and laughter .. love the toothbrush bracelet!!


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