Monday, May 02, 2005

So Many Comments, So Little Time...

All right, you ladies. This calls for a response!

Actually, your comments call for SEVERAL responses.

(Ahem.) First, Michelle. Remember yourself, woman! You are a goddess! Goddesses (is that the plural of goddess?) cannot be put to shame by mortals. I’m sure you have many talents and skills that Carol could not match. Well, some, I’d imagine. One or two? Hey, there’s gotta be something!

I’ll admit, she’s definitely a hard act to follow.

As for her out-blogging me? Well, duh! Of course she would. She claims that she is not good at creative writing. She tends to think in very logical terms and not in fanciful “what ifs”. (Our daughter Elizabeth says her mom is a Vulcan. All you Trekkies will understand.) So where she might not amuse you with far-out analogies (and unlike me she hates puns), she would be masterful at persuasive writing.

Outwit me? Outsmart me? Well, yeah, those too. She’s a lot smarter than I am. Just ask our daughters.

Viki, I already responded to you privately, via email, about Carol’s doubtful interest in your proposal. She did find it flattering, though.

Karyn, you have raised a very sore subject. I don’t usually discuss my golf score when talking about Carol’s. It used to be embarrassing. Men we would be paired with would watch each of us hit a tee shot, snicker, and ask me, “Does your husband play golf?”

Let me just say that Carol is a very good golfer. She’s one of the few grandmothers I know who can routinely score in the low to middle 80s.

I, on the other hand, routinely finish the round in just about the same number of minutes as she does. That makes us about equal, n’est-ce pas? I mean, who cares about strokes? Isn’t the game all about walking and getting exercise and enjoying the great outdoors? Scores can just get in your way!

But I’m not embarrassed about the difference in our number of strokes any more, as I used to be. Now I’m totally humiliated. Her game just seems to keep on getting better as the years pass, while my game goes on vacation a lot and seems to return less and less often.

Okay, okay! It was a (mumble, mumble) 94 (mumble). And that’s one of the best rounds I’ve had this year. Happy now?

And, last but not least, Chenoah. I’ve been on a steady worm diet for a LOOONG time. I’m almost starting to enjoy them. You know the old sayings about, “It’s hard to be humble when you...(fill in the end).” In my case, living with a cross between Wonder Woman and Super Girl, it’s hard NOT to be humble. (But I try, REALLY hard!) Humility is the normal state of affairs.

Oh, thanks for the Tag. I’ll work on that for tomorrow!

And yes, Carol could do better than I will on all of those items, too!


Karyn Lyndon said...

Well, you know, I have been known to ask the "hard" questions. Must be my journalism background...sorry about that. But inquiring minds want to know.

Maybe you should change the name of your blog: "How Carol's Better"

Karyn Lyndon said...

P.S. Thanks for remembering my favorite color is purple.

Anonymous said...

You always make me laugh, I so enjoy your posts. I know there is something I can do better than Carol. Hang on ..... it will come to me. HANG ON I said ..... I am sure there is something. I will get to it in a minute. Ummmm.. wellll .... mmmmmm. Damn, it has slipped my mind *wink*