Monday, September 29, 2008

So as I walked out from work today to the sound of gunfire, I thought to myself . . .

. . . what a beautiful day this is. Really, since Hurricane Ike blew through we've had just really great weather here in Houston. The skies have been blue, the temperature has been lower, even the humidity has been down the last two weeks! Aside from the mosquitoes, which are swarming thick enough to drain an elephant in less than a minute's time, it's been practically perfect.

I, however, am a totally hopeless goofball. AKA engineer. For example, this morning after I got into work I encountered a minor setback in the clothing arena - the button popped off my pants. All I have to say is thanks be to God for belts! Of course, being an engineer, I found a solution to get me through the day. Enter life's little fix-it device: the paperclip. While the belt helped I looked really goofy with the pants trying to come apart, so I used a paperclip (in lieu of the safety pin I didn't have but wished I did) to keep the top of my pants relatively close together. So I traded one goofy look for another, hopefully less noticeable, goofy look. You see, Euphrony has not informed you, but he has been packing on a few pounds lately. And been in denial of needing bigger pants. Lesson learned.

(Oh, are you wondering about the title of this post? Absolutely true. It happens just about every day, as a matter of fact. When I don't have the small-arms fire, I listen to the lovely squeal of tires. I guess you might be worried about my safety, but don't be; I'm well protected working next door to the police academy.)

4 comments:

annie said...

Oh, for me, life's little fix-it device? The (FREE) piece of elastic that comes with an auto air freshener! Did you read my blog? That doo-dad is priceless.

euphrony said...

Gotta admit, I've never used that elastic band from an air freshener in quite that way. Of course, my body physically rejects most strong scents and so I never have one hanging in my car.

Cristy said...

I bought a little sewing kit at the dollar store and keep it in my desk. It has saved me (and several co-workers) from embarrassment soooo many times.

MamasBoy said...

I hope you had a pocket protector on to round out the look.

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