Sunday, December 07, 2008

Oh Fudge

Last night, my whole body hurt. Mostly, my back hurt the worst, followed closely behind by me left foot, and then just the normal contingent of everything in pain after that. I'm not sure why. It could have been that nap I took on the old couch, or it could have been all the sledding I did with The Childrens in the morning, including the one time MaxieC and I hit the ramp and flew through the air about three feet before crashing down on the hard earth.

So I declared that I was going to soak in the hot tub. It was the first reasonably warm day in a while (it was about 30), so I was willing to brave the snow and ice despite the increased level of pain. The Childrens, of course, followed. The Mrs. eventually showed up as well. We were all in there for a while, then MaxieC started to get sleepy (it was 9:30 at night), so The Mrs. took him in to put him to bed.

After they were gone, HannahC turned to me with a very serious face:
HannahC: "Dah. I'm going to ask you a very grownup question."

Me, CherkyB: "Uh. OK."

HannahC: "Now, if you don't know, I want you to tell me you don't know. I don't want you to just make something up. If you say you know, I'm going to ask you to tell me how you know. You understand?"

Me, CherkyB: "Yup."

HannahC: "You know in A Christmas Story when Ralphie yells, 'Fudge!' and gets in a lot of trouble, only he didn't actually say 'fudge', do you know what the word was that he actually said?"

Me, CherkyB: "Yes, I do."

HannahC: "What was it?"

Me, CherkyB: "I can't tell you."

HannahC: "Why not?"

Me, CherkyB: "Well, you're just a little kid, and it's not a nice word to say, and I'm not going to teach it to you. You'll learn it soon enough."

HannahC: "What does it mean?"

Me, CherkyB: "Well, it actually has an awful lot of different meanings. Like when Ralphie says it, it mean 'Drat', but if you use it with 'up' it can mean 'mess', like 'mess up', and it has a lot of other meanings, too. It's very versatile."

HannahC: "Do you ever say it?"

Me, CherkyB: "Oh yeah. I say it all the time at work."
On an unrelated note, I think I finally got my tire chains sized properly so that they don't fall off when I'm running the snowblower. I had to remove parts. I learned how form a YouTube video.


Anonymous said...

Funny you posted that cuz I watched the moovie this afternoo!

Anonymous said...

i am in awe that the child made it this long without knowing that word. wild!

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed that you think you went three feet in the air, when in all likelihood you probably went about 10".

If you really went three feet, you would have broken something, like your wrist.

I speak from experience.

CherkyB said...

The ramp itself was 2' high, and it was on a downward slope. 3' may have been a bit much, but my bones don't break as easily as yours on account of my diet doesn't consist largely of raccoons and squirrels and stuff I hit with my truck.

blogauthor said...

OK, this is just bizarre.

Downright weird.

Are you me?

I swear I didn't look at your blog before I posted my 4 am entry yesterday (er, today) and we both referenced the same phrase in Christmas Story. You can check your site sniffer - I really didn't.

Are you me????!

... and thank you, again.

blogauthor said...

p.s. I woulda told Offspring.

"manshine" ... I kid you not. That whole monkey with a PhD and a typewriter comes to mind.