Monday, December 8, 2008

Riddle Me This

A few weeks ago at rehearsal during dinner break, discussing the wonderful-ness of dessert:

ME: My friend owns her own cookie company. She's a baker. And she makes the most AMAZING cookies. I'm serious. Her cookies are the Tom and Jerry's of cookies. Mmmmmm. (I continue eating my dinner, happily remembering my friend's cookies. My actor friends are silent.)


ACTOR FRIEND 1: (Confused) Tom and Jerry's. What's Tom and Jerry's?

ACTOR FRIEND 2: (Confused) Tom and Jerry's is that cartoon with the cat and the mouse.

ACTOR FRIEND 1: Did you mean BEN and Jerry's?

Laugh laugh laugh. Ha ha ha.

ME: Yeah. Ben and Jerry's.

Laugh laugh laugh. Ha ha ha.

ME: Story of my life.


Between shows this weekend, discussing sausage. (Have no idea how and why we were discussing sausage.)

ACTOR FRIEND: I'm not really a sausage link person. I'm more of a patty person.

ME: Yeah. Just give me the James Dean. That's all I want.


ME: .....

ME: Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean. Dangit!


Roy said...

That's why I hate unscripted conversations. No rehearsals to get that stuff right.


Seth Ward said...

I have something to say... but I just can't.


Half of my daily fun comes from solving these riddles.

SandinaJ said...

I bet Seth was going to make a joke about sausage. HA!

I think your riddles are just adorable! This is the stuff that allows you to have humility.

We were driving on LBJ the other day and I said, "You think they named this highway after LBJ because he was assassinated in Dallas?"

The words were no sooner out of my mouth before I was trying to pull them back in.

Chaotic Hammer said...

Nanx does some of the same things you do with phrases and names.

I've learned not to make a big deal out of it, because I know what's good for me. And like Seth, I find it very cute anyway.

FancyPants said...

Roy, my sentiments exactly.

Seth, go ahead. Say it. I double dare ya.

Sandina, YOU'RE adorable.

C-ham, tell Nanx that they say it's a sign of genius. =-)

majorsteve said...

MY DAD: "To hell with it Charlotte"

Translation: "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."

MY DAD: " A rose is a rose is a rose"

Translation: "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"


chuckle smile chuckle smile

Seth Ward said...

I'm just virtuous of a man to post it...

Oh Lord it's hard to humble...

Major, I love, "To hell with it Charlotte."

FancyPants said...

MajorSteve, that makes me feel better---

ME: (to your dad on the phone) Hi Colonel!

No kidding. I called your dad Colonel.

Seth, hmmmm I'm sure all these readers on this here blog who are also readers on your there blog GET that you WOULD make a joke about the sausage. So go ahead. I TRIPLE dare ya.

SandinaJ said...

Yesterday @ work we were standing outside in the cold and I said something about how we need to stand in a HURDLE to keep warm. I kept right on talking and just about everyone stopped me to let me know it's not a HURDLE, it's HUDDLE.

I thought of you..and this post...and how I do stuff like this ALL THE TIME!!

Seth Ward said...

If it was a triple-dog dare, I might have thrown down.

tiny dancer said...

Amber, I think Eric is getting worse at this! Yesterday we were having an exciting conversation and Robbie was barely containing himself waiting to talk.

Eric - "Robbie's on the seat of his pants!"
Me - "did you just say seat of his pants?"
Eric - "i mean the seat of his chair!"
Me - ?
Eric - "The edge of his seat!"

haha like sister like brother

FancyPants said...

HAHA!!! Oh wow that made me laugh so hard. I'm afraid the family is doomed. Look what Mom and Dad did to us. TD, I'm glad Baca has you to straighten him out.

mom said...


Sorry children!

The funny thing is that when I read what you've said or when I'm listening to you it all sounds perfectly right and normal to ME!!!

You two are a "piece off the old log." HEE HEE!!!

FancyPants said...

Chip off the old block. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

One point = FancyPants.


Anonymous said...

not everyone is good at remembering names. or phrases;)