Thursday, November 22, 2007

Dining With Joy

Gathered around the dinner table last night my extended family discussed the finer points of farting in front of your spouse.

[Only the highest brow conversations at The House of Joy!]

My Aunt, whose husband was not present said,

"Though I empathize with Jessica and her
Mighty Wind
..."


[I LOVE the use of the word "empathize" in this context. Psh.]

"Though I empathize with Jessica and her
Mighty Wind
, I have NEVER ONCE heard Jimmy fart."



My brother, without taking his eyes off of his fork said,

"He doesn't really love you."

Today I am thankful for my family.

54 comments:

Pgoodness said...

I, too, am thankful for your family! Happy Thanksgiving!

Theresa said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

painted maypole said...

ha ha ha!

happy thanksgiving!

Jenny Ryan said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

furiousBall said...

I like your brother.

josey said...

ROTFL ROTFL!!! i just told my hubby he doesnt really love me ;)

'nuff said. ;)

*keeps on snickering...teeheehee...*

The Chick said...

So true. I just love you, Jessica!

Bon said...

ah, so your timing and your cracks and your wonderful willingness to poke fun...your whole family's like that?!!?

house of joy, indeed. happy thanksgiving.

Lisa Milton said...

Glad there was laughter around your table...

happy thanksgiving

Kelley said...

Took me 5 years to fart in front of my husband. And that was only because I had had surgery and couldn't move and he wouldn't leave the freaking ROOM.

Now I have to write notes to my son to remind him not to fart in the classroom at school. If you wanna see the note in all its glory it is here:
http://magnetoboldtoo.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/everybody-farts/

Circus Kelli said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the House of Joy!

Lawyer Mama said...

Your brother nailed that one. The comedic timing in the House of Joy is excellent. Happy Turkey Day.

dawn224 said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I think this is just fabulous.

Grim Reality Girl said...

So true! Thanks for another thing to be thankful for!

Happy Happy!

cronznet said...

Since one of my partners is named Rocket--for her ability to frighten small animals and children with her Mighty Wind--I love your family so very, very much!!

Patience said...

Yes it's true. One cannot truly love another unless he/she is comfortable to expel gas in his/her presence. My husband and I love each other A WHOLE LOT!!

Feral Mom said...

When you TRY to far in front of your beloved, for his entertainment, is that TRUE love?

I can only hope. Happy Turkey Day!

Kyla said...

Hilarious, even though we're not sharers of the gas here. The kids share enough for ALL of us. LOL.

flutter said...

You don't love someone until you fart on them. Period.

Family Adventure said...

LOL!

Quick wit runs in the family, clearly!

Heidi

QT said...

This was a huge issue at one point for the BF and I - but I just am not very windy out of that end. I prefer to get it all out up front.

Happy Thanksgiving!

motherbumper said...

happy thanksgiving

I knew it was love the first time I got a dutch oven *sigh* - such romance.

witchypoo said...

*wiping eyes* That was priceless.
My elder, Dances with Explosives, calls me "Methane Mom"
Then he holds his younger brother down and farts on his face.

Julie Pippert said...

LOL!!! Too funny. I will tell my husband this. LOL

Julie
Using My Words

~JJ! said...

THAT is exactly how we feel in MY family...Farting and burping is a sign of admiration!!!!

The Pro disagrees.

S said...

Ahh, the secret of love isn't flowers and chocolate - it's a good fart! Good to know! LOL!

we_be_toys said...

Ah, the high-brow topics that families discuss! Too funny! Dsounds like it was a hot time at the House of Joy

Jenifer said...

Happy Thanksgiving Joy Family.
Nothing says love like a a little stinker from your spouse.

Haley-O said...

Ha! That's classic! Happy Thanksgiving!

Not the Queen said...

What else are adults supposed to discuss at the dinner table? After, "Good turkey," there's not much left to say about the meal.

Avery Gray said...

So glad to know my husband REALLY loves me. A LOT!

And I must love him a little bit, too.

Hope your Thanksgiving was a blast!

Get it? Blast?

I crack myself up.

Emily R said...

Oh, my goodness. My husband must be head over heels.

Anonymous said...

My youngest granddaughter must be like her Dad..she can't wait until her Mom drops the last classmate out of the car and then almost makes a hole in the seat...she claims she's been holding it in all day..hahahahaha hubby adores me
especially in bed...ugh or at the breakfast table...double ugh

mauniejames


mauniejames

Magpie said...

Indeed!

stephanie said...

Even though your brother is an Eagles fan (*cough*GO COWBOYS*cough), he sounds like a gem to have your back like that.

Sweet.

carrie said...

And what a fine family they are!

Hope you had a great Turkey Day!

Stella said...

HAH! That's too funny!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stella said...

I just realized that if that's the case than my husband is so freaking madly in love with me it makes me sick!

;)

Liza's Eyeview said...

Thanks a family! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Poor John. He actually tries to compete with me, but it's hopeless for him.

My ass rules.

Diane said...

Oh, how funny! The visual I have of this conversation... haha!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lizzi said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Oh, and you've been tagged! Please still like me anyway ...

Momo Fali said...

Hilarious!!! We had this conversation on Thanksgiving also! My niece told me she farted in front of her boyfriend and he told her, "That one sounded OLD". Like, it had been burrowing up inside her for DAYS.

suchsimplepleasures said...

while i must not be totally in love with my husband...he must really be nuts about me!
hope you had a very happy thanksgiving!

Mimi said...

Ha! When we were dating, Pynchon used to excuse himself to go into the bathroom to fart.

It was a bachelor apartment. I could hear him. Of course. But I never told ;-)

wordgirl said...

...as well you should be.

Kim said...

I think I just fell a little bit in love with your brother. That's my kind of man with a comment like that!!!

Kim @ TheBitterBall

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh, my hubby loves me. A lot.

LSM said...

I had to share this with my husband, who evidently loves me very, very much. He thought it was funny too, and he's not as easily amused as I am. :)

Shannon said...

What a great brother. Happy Thanksgiving.

Deb said...

LOL. He's right, you know.

Happy belated Thanksgiving.

EE said...

He's a smart ass...love it!!!!

Ruth Dynamite said...

We show our love in so many ways, now don't we?

I just noticed your "butt and poo" tag. Nice.

kittenpie said...

Wait, are you secretly the sister of Mama T's husband? He thinks farts=love, too.