Thursday, December 31, 2009

The best line of 2009, bar none

We spent Christmas night at my parents' at their traditional "dinner on Christmas."

(No, not Christmas dinner ... dinner on Christmas. It's different!)

Anyway, it's a big-deal event they put on every year at their house that basically reciprocates every social obligation they have for the year. And for the last couple of years, they have asked Wonderhubby, Z-man and me to sing some holiday songs to entertain the crowd.

Last year, our opening act was a 911 call for an elderly man who was unresponsive at the dinner table.

Yeah. For real.

This year was, thankfully, a little less dramatic. We began our five-song set (three of our own plus two sing-alongs) after dessert, and then the doorbell rang.

One couple was a little (!!) late, it appeared, but at least they brought a gift! We waited while my mother graciously took it and opened up the front-hall closet door to put it inside.

There was a little bit of conversation around us, and then a guest's voice cut through the buzz:

"Who's in the closet?"

I swear to God, I think Wonderhubby actually snorted.

"No one in our house," he quipped.

Really? The best line of 2009. Without question.

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From my planet to yours, we wish you a very Happy New Year!

May 2010 bring you nothing but happiness and joy.

23 comments:

Suzanne said...

I am thankful that I didn't take a sip of my drink before reading this.

That is awesome!

LceeL said...

Happy New Year, Janet. You have been one of the real joys for me during this last year. I hope 2010 is as good for you as the fates can make it. And if Wonderhubby ever loses that wonderful sense of humor, just remember we can always run away to Utah, become Mormons, and have multiple spouses.

Roger said...

Like Suzanne, I'm glad that I wasn't taking a sip of my coke, otherwise I would have a little mess to clean up. :)

Karen said...

Your family rocks. How do these things get so set up?

Janet said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Janet!

Huckdoll said...

Happy New Year, Janet!

May it be filled with an abundance of good health, laughs and love.

xo

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Daisy said...

I'm glad I was warned: good thing I wasn't drinking, or this would have been a coffee-through-the-nose moment!

Heather said...

So does that mean that J-Bear....

Sarah said...

LMAO!!

Definitely. Bar NONE. Best line ever!! Hilarious!!! Go WH!!

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

You, my love, gave me my FIRST belly laugh of the decade.

Priceless.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Joyce-Anne said...

ROFL! Have a happy, fun-filled, healthy and prosperous new year!

Pamela said...

shaking head and smiling. You guys are quick on the draw!

Indigo said...

Definitely the best line!

May love and beauty follow you and yours into this brand new decade! (Hugs)Indigo

Aoj and The Hounds said...

Lol!!

Happy New Year Janet!

Momo Fali said...

A perfect quote to end the year! I hope your 2010 is happy!

Janet said...

Screamingly funny!!! Did anyone else get it?

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

Now THAT is a great line!

Momisodes said...

What a way to end the year! That line is awesome :)

Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2010!

Mr Lady said...

Gigglegiggle :)

Happy New Year, Janet!

Burgh Baby said...

Absolutely PERFECT.

Jaina said...

Hands down the best. Wow.

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