Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fruit of the Loom

I was already in the bed last night when K got undressed.

As usual, he took his underwear off and eyed the spinning ceiling fan.


He was going to practice
the shot, trying yet again to get his underwear to spin around on the fan blades and fly off right into the hamper.

He eyed the fan, changed position and eyed the fan again.


He balled up the underwear, hesitated and then tossed them up into the turning fan blades.

There was a fabric-y swishing noise and then... nothing.

The underwear seemed to have disappeared completely.

K turned the fan off and waited for it to slow down.

Only then did we see that the underwear had attached itself to the fan in such a way that it looked like one of the blades was wearing briefs.

K stood on the bed, untangled his underwear and then placed it gently across a single blade.

"I'll see if this works," he said, jumping down and turning the fan back on.

The blades picked up speed and my husbands dirty underwear flew off and...

THWAP!

...smacked me right in the face.

K though that was effing hilarious and gave himself extra points.

Oh. The. Joys.


91 comments:

Catizhere said...

:::SIGH:::

You have my sympathies.
Husbands are a strange breed.

Wait, Is he nekkid while he's doing this??

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

Sounds like an Olympic competition of manhood. Beijing, here we come.

Sharon - Pinks & Blues Girls

KC said...

A dirty underwear in my face would buy some couch time, I would say. As in - You- Man- On- Couch.

Katie R. said...

That is too funny. Husbands turn into perpetual seven-year-olds when nobody is looking.

WILLIAM said...

FAN-tastic.


(i kill me)

VDog said...

OMG, sounds like something the Warrior would do, just to see me squirm while he did it.

Incidentally, I'm posting on his Top 5 Annoying Habits today.

painted maypole said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha

that could happen in my house, but thankfully, has not

Shannon said...

LMAO. I hope there weren't any skidmarks.

And haha to anonymous!!

Wendy said...

I think that is super duper funny and give him extra, EXTRA points.

We learned long ago not to do that kind of things. You learn fast when you pull the fan out of the ceiling, then buy a new fan and then install it. That game gets old real quick.

Jennifer said...

Oh, to be a man. Worn underwear becomes a sport? But, of course!

Audubon Ron said...

Wouldn’t work for me. We have a fan in the bedroom but my underwear is mostly elastic and shards of straps and the rest just wore off into a fine powder dropped somewhere either on the sidewalks of civilization, in car seats or at the bottom of the washer. I get new undies from the Honey for Xmas whether I need them or not with a note, Hint! Hint! It’s a guy thing. Mine would get caught in the blades and sucked up into the motor. Mostly don’t wear undies when I’m relaxing at home or working on the property. I thwapped myself a good one this weekend when I bounced up and down in the tractor seat real fast and real hard and realized the two lumps I was sitting on were in point of fact, NOT my work gloves. Oh Oww!

PunditMom said...

Boy, if I was single I had to find out if he has a brother! :O

CamiKaos said...

I had the same thought today as I did the last time you mentioned the shot... I am so glad we don't have a ceiling fan in my bedroom...

(because my husband would tire of being smacked in the face by my high flying undergarments after a week or so)

T. said...

Is that considered foreplay?

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

I do NOT want my husband to ever read this post. NEVER EVER EVER.

hello insomnia said...

This could have easily taken place in my household.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

SNORT!

Jenny Ryan said...

Guys think the weirdest things are funny. I'm pretty sure it was not a GIRL who came up with the idea to "poke" people on facebook.

Above Average Joe said...

Obviously he gets extra points, he hit a smaller target. Did you expect any different of a reaction from him?

Jenifer said...

You are a good wife. ;)

Kristin said...

I can't let Hugh hear about this... he'll be installing a fan tonight!

DD said...

The least he could have done was dusted off each of the blades of the fan while he was up there.

Sheesh.

Of course, that would have meant that all the fan dust bunnies would have been part of the funk that make up a man's pair of dirty underwear.

Honeybell said...

Boys of all ages are gross :|

Grounds Mr. Honeybell from computer til this post is well archived

imhelendt said...

LMAO. Such a...man LOL

Chase said...

Oh, god. It's only just begun.

My fiance accidentally hit me in the face with his undies not long ago. (He was also aiming for the hamper...though no fan was involved.)

The result? He has now decided his dirty undies in my face is THE FUNNIEST THING EVER.

He now takes ANY opportunity to throw them at my head so he can crack himself up.

Watch out. I see man panties in your face MUCH more in the near future.

Prepare yourself.

Corgimom said...

Oh the things I miss (not!) by not having a hubby around...
The son is already fascinated by ceiling fans so seems my duty as his mom would be to work with him on his aim and timing so the tightywhities always hit the hamper!

NotSoSage said...

Note to self: Remove ceiling fan from bedroom if male heir arrives. Thank goodness for the testosterone deficit in our house.

Melina said...

ROFLMAO! I"m sorry that is the funniest mental picture I can imagine. Men and their underwear what is it?

Thanks for making me snort water out of my nose and all over my computer. EWWW!!

I needed that, I've been so blah lately. Can always count on you for a laugh.

ImpostorMom said...

OMG, so funny! Although I guess it probably wasn't all that funny for you, at the moment. My husband would have died laughing I think.

slouching mom said...

Silly boy. No, not The Mayor.

Amy York said...

Wow.
I am so jealous now. ;)

Kim said...

boys...they never grow up!

Kevin Charnas said...

HHAA!!! and again, K is my hero.

Not The Mama said...

Oh lord. Our new house has a ceiling fan in the bedroom. I wonder how long it will take before this becomes a sport in our home. I'm hiding this post in hopes of delaying it for at least a little while.

SusieJ said...

Oh, they are just big boys aren't they. I think it's kind of funny.

Veronica Mitchell said...

Oh. the. gall.

I'm glad you can laugh at him.

kristen said...

Oh honey, I needed a laugh today. Glad to know I came to the right place!

Circus Kelli said...

I'm not sure that that's any better than being the moving target for the worn-all-day-and-still-sweaty-balled-up socks.

What *IS* it with boys/men and spinning fan blades?

Mel said...

The first time that happened at my house? Would be the first time my husband found out if he could digest his own underwear. Backwards.
But I did snicker. I apologize.

3carnations said...

This is a good time to start my "reasons not to install ceiling fan in the bedroom list"

1. Underwear basketball

Tabba said...

well, i guess the question would be whether or not you found it effing hilarious!?

Lisa Milton said...

You really are living the life. He married the right woman - I don't everyone would find the funny in it.

Katrina said...

HA! Ew...and HA! That is exactly how it would happen if my hubby attempted such a feat.

My name is Rima. said...

I'm debating whether I should tell the P-Dog about this post or not. He's going to want to join the cult of K!

Thanks for the laugh. It was good.

Cara said...

At least he is attempting to make it to the hamper, I can say as much for mine.
I am with catizhere, husbands are a strange breed.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Ugh!

Let us pray it was not a pair of undies with skid marks.

With it being a man's underwear, chances are slim, I know.

JayJenny said...

nwLOL!! Good Lord, that is funny - sorry!!

flutter said...

SOMK!! Ok, that IS funny....

Emily said...

Hahaha. I'm relatively new to your blog. I thought K was your son...

~JJ! said...

Hee hee..How was the view from below when he was climbing up to re-arrange the undies???

Karly said...

I think I love K. He is freakin' hilarious.

JamesMommy said...

Sadly, if it were my hubby, returning the favor with my underwear would be a reward, not a punishment. Oh, the joys, indeed.

kara said...

oh lovely..I'm sure you were thrilled.

Ally said...

K is good for so many laughs for all of us. It is easy to sit here and read about it and laugh. Not so sure if I'd laugh if I was already toasty in my bed...

mcewen said...

It's always the little things!
Cheers

Damselfly said...

LMAO!

the individual voice said...

The problem you are having is due to the fact that he actually scored once. This is called intermittent reinforcement, like slot machines. Once a repetitive behavior has been intermittently reinforced, it's not likely to stop for a very, very long time.

Sarah-CT said...

I laughed out loud on this one! I am sorry that is happened to you, but it sure was fanny errr I mean funny. (lol) What makes it even funnier is my husband and I sometimes do try this too!


I have been reading your blog for a while and this is my first comment... Thank you for making me laugh today.. a rainy day that I really needed a smile

Love, Peace, and Babies said...

Haha. Thanks, I needed a laugh.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Thanks -- I just spat water all over the screen! LMAO!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh good God, right in your face? I'd have to slingshot my bra right back at him (although, my husband would L-O-V-E that)!

Lawyer Mama said...

Fabulous. Of COURSE that would be worth bonus points.

Deb said...

HAha is that what other married couples do?

blooming desertpea said...

Ugh! They never grow up, do they!

blooming desertpea said...

P.S. :))

Natsthename said...

See, THEY NEVER grow up, and that's what we love about them.

Magpie said...

You guys have way too much fun.

Serina Hope said...

I think you deserved the extra points for that one. 5 points for putting up with underwear to the face.

deb said...

You made me laugh out loud at the end of an awful day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Stimey said...

Funnier than anything else I've read so far this week. You crack me up.

laundrylessons said...

Oh my gosh...I can totally see my husband doing this. Thank goodness we don't have ceiling fans. But everytime we stay somewhere with fans, he's the first to throw stuff up there...just ask the kids.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

HOW ROMANTIC!!!!!!!

Patience said...

What?!? No pictures??? Oh the PhotoShop Fun you could have!!

Nancy said...

Bonus points indeed!

I'm surprised he didn't add a dirty sock to each blade while he was up there.

liv said...

You crazy kids with yer underwear tossin' ways. (sigh)

Omaha Mama said...

I laughed. I can appreciate immature guy humor, I guess.

Biddy said...

i'm sorry...i'm laughing so hard my sides hurt! now, if it happened to me, i would laugh while yelling...

of course, friend did manage to get his nasty sock to land on my mouth...ewwwwwww

ALM said...

Too, too funny! Thanks for sharing!!

urban-urchin said...

I'm assuming they weren't skid marks or I'd be really pissed.

Jenn said...

Ah, posts like this make me all warm and fuzzy and extra giggity that there are no undies being tossed into the fans at my house.

Then they really do make me all warm and fuzzy and extra freaked out that there are no undies being tossed into the fans at my house.

:)

Jen M. said...

You are one good woman if you ask me. One. Good. Woman. Go tell him a stranger from the internets said that.

theotherbear said...

I must not let my husband read this post, for he will think it a wonderful suggestion and spend the evening attempting to fling his boxers at me via the ceiling fan...

cry it out! said...

HIlarious? I call that foreplay. Because I'm romantic like that.
Mike

Shannon said...

Hmmmm, nekkid underwear slingshottin'. I'm beginning to suspect we may have relatives in common.

Veronica said...

Dare I say it?.....MEN!...

Mimi said...

I'm always torn about whether to replace our bedroom floor fan with a ceiling model. And posts like this urge caution. Caution.

Not least because all the underwear thwapping would make me laugh loudly enough to wake the Munchkin

Mamma said...

That's not what I thought the THAWP was going to be. I mean he was jumping around nekkid.

Please tell me they were boxer briefs.

Rusti said...

Oh - that picture would be worth a thousand words I think... I'm really trying not to laugh any more, but oh... I just can't help it :) They never grow up do they?

QT said...

dude...DUDE!!!

Matthew said...

I haven't tried that one yet!

A new game! Woo hoo!

cate said...

ah...what a lovely way to say "good-night dear"