Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm tired...

...and kinda/sorta cranky...

...and a little annoyed that my husband has picked up on my middle-of-the-night conversation trick.

Isn't that just reserved for me?

I think I clearly remembered hearing that at our wedding...

"Do you take this woman who will be allowed to wake you up at any hour of the night to ask you if you will cry if she dies?"

But I distinctly do not remember answering yes to a very similar question put to me.

But anyway.

My husband's Dad was the part-owner of a camel.

Do you know how I know this?

I know this because my husband told me so.

In the middle of the night.

Because it was a natural segue to being in a deep sleep.

Obviously.

Apparently the camel's name was Ahmed. It was actually a dromedary, though, cuz it had one hump...a distinction I did not discover until this morning when I went to find a picture to illustrate this ridiculous post.

Apparently the camel lived at a fairgrounds in Idaho when it was not wearing a silk scarf on its hump and being led around with the Shriners in various parades around the Northwest part of the country back in the 1960's.

Maybe you saw him. Ahmed, I mean.

Maybe you were at a parade when you were a little kid in Idaho or Washington and saw a festively draped camel in a parade and now because of the capricious nature of the universe you are reading about it here and it is bringing back a happy memory of your childhood.

Because, honestly, that is the only reason I can think of that he had to wake me up to tell me this.

Yea. That is definitely it.

I'm sure of it now.

So, yes, you are welcome for me losing some really, really badly needed beauty sleep.

And yes, my husband spent hours in 7th grade researching the type of camel best suited to the weather in Idaho. And now I know that camels make a low, deep pitched braying sound (which I plan to illustrate to my husband tonight...for fun...at around 2 am...you know...just to share the love).

And since we're speaking about sharing the love AND since I care about all of you I sought out the elusive www.camelphotos.com to find you this cool picture of Ahmed's great-great-Grandfather.

Because, as always, I am a full-service blog here at Jenny Matlock.

YessirreeBob...or perhaps in the spirit of this post it should be YessirreeAhmed...I am happy to provide this information to you this fine and sunny morning.

And if you want to e-mail me your number I'll be happy to have my husband provide strange information to you as well, in the middle of the night.

Because I am thoughtful like that.

And because I'm tired.

And because I don't know that I really, really care that my husband's Father owned part of a camel named Ahmed.

Sigh.

And perhaps this post is part of the reason why people in Idaho hate me.

They don't even know about the camel-bashing.

And they didn't like me even then. Did you miss that post? Oh no! You might want to read it now...just in case you haven't had quite enough inane blatherings so early in the day! I warn you in advance, though, there are potato jokes contained in that post. So don't be shocked.

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47 comments:

Renee' said...

:o No man should do that :/ It should be number one rule,
NO MAN SHALL START A middle-of-the-night conversation ;)
OOOF Jeff pulled that one before, lol

Busy Bee Suz said...

I remember the Idahoans hating on you. Rude. Don't they know we are the ones buying taters? And we all love Jenny! :)
Your husband is rude. So is mine. Mine snored so loud last night. After 45 minutes of it, I took to the couch. Even had to take my ear plugs TO the couch with me. But the couch was already occupied by a 60lb boxer. SO I had 4square feet to sleep in. I am a little sore today. and tired as well.

men. pfffttt.

Too Many Hats said...

So, which part of the camel did your hubby's dad actually own?

Together We Save said...

A camel?? You are so funny!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting middle-of-the-night conversation, Jenny... Bet hubby doesn't even remember it this morning, does he????

We are buried in snow here. Had a wonderful and romantic weekend away.. I blogged about it and will probably all week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Shirley... said...

You are so funny! I enjoy your blog!

I am the one waking up my husband, and thankfully he hasn't returned the favor. (yet)

I was cranky yesterday and had no reason.. at least you have one! :)

mrs. c said...

As my husband was reading this post over my shoulder I am not allowed to say how I had to drive him to the doctor today even though we our out of school today( I'm a teacher) and I could have lain or lay ( I never know which is right, besides I teach pre-k and we don't teach that stuff!) in the bead and watched a movie....my al ltime favorite thing to do on non-school mornings. I have even got him trained to bring me a cup of hot tea!

How dare hubby awake the sleeping beauty ( that's you) to give you camel info!!!

Tami said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
I leave paper and pen on my nightstand so that I can let my husband sleep. He loves me for it!

alexandrea said...

I have to say, you are the funniest and my favorite blogger. Even if I think "that topic doesn't look like it could be interesting" I click on it anyway cause I know I'll be wrong :)

mom2three said...

haha, so needed to laugh right now..thanks!
All I can say is at least he shares with ya, its like pulling teeth to get my dear hubby to share with me...but I do have to say if he woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me that camel story I would have slugged him!

bluecottonmemory said...

I'm a night owl and enjoy asking my husband questions while he's sleeping. One time he responded, "The dog barks at mid-night and turned over." Ah, true love! I bet a lot of people would love to be a fly on the wall to see you bray at 2 a.m. though. LOL

Ashley Stone said...

haha, that is too funny. How do you own PART of a camel!? ; )

Judy Harper said...

I appreciate the laugh! Especially what you're going to do tonight, the braying. Great post!

Life is good! said...

a camel. in the middle of the night. waking his sleeping beauty up. how dare he. i agree. that should only be reserved for you!

Anita said...

I understood everything you said and why. At the moment, I'm functioning on almost empty, so my state of mind is similar to yours. :)

Justine said...

Hold on a second here. Was he dreaming, or was this cognizant conversation? Why would his father own "part" of a camel? And who owned the other parts????

I really really wish I could be there tonight at 2 a.m. when you start braying. That'd just be pure entertainment.

Justine :o )

gaelikaa said...

Hey, just pretend to be more asleep than you are. Moan a bit and roll over. Play dead. A bit.

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mbkatc230 said...

I'm sorry, the first question that popped into my feeble little brain was "which part did he own?" I know which part I would end up with the way my luck has been running lately. DH talks to me in the middle of the night all the time. But I never hear it. I sleep like the dead. Unless Cait is home late... Kathy

The Lone Dollier said...

I laughed all the way through that post! I'm so sorry. But my husband has woke me up in the middle of the night to ask if I still loved him - YES, after 20+ years of marriage. To which he received a very grumpy, yes honey I still do UNLESS you don't let me go back to sleep. I guess he felt neglected, what from me being grumpy from pain that lasted 24 hours a day, no matter how much medicine I took. Guess I had not paid him enough attention LOL. Aren't men something?

Have a great day!
Smiles~
Marilyn

Deborah Ann said...

Well your own personal 'Joe' camel must love you an awful lot to wake you up for that important news bulletin. I think this sacred occasion calls for a giveaway of some sort - something to do with camels or deserts? How about cigarettes or chocolate? Whoa, you're making my little pea brain go wild at the thought...should I have one lump or two in my coffee?

GardenofDaisies said...

LOL!!! I just read your other Idaho blog too. :-)

Debbie said...

That is hilarious!!~ And I agree no Man ever. I mean ever, should wake up a woman in the middle of her zen mode....we can be first class cranks over that one!!~ My husband learned that early on in our marriage...he of course was not discussing camels, but non the less you get the gist LOL!!~ He never woke me up again!!~

Jacque said...

oh me...that's TOO funny!!

thanks for sharing

Theresa said...

Let's see, your Husband's Grandfather's name is Ahmed and his camel wakes you up in the wee hours of the morning to tell you stories. Then was there something about potatoes in Idaho? Oh no, that's not right:) Oh I'm confused, I MUST go back and read it again. OK Jenny! Have a sweet restful night! You can really tell some funny stories!

Tolentreasures said...

Hilarious. For a minute there, i thought that you had stepped into one of my dreams. I have ones that would equal that story that I sometimes have to wake my husband up to tell them to him. Maybe you should give your husband my number, it't not as if I sleep that much anyway...just enough to have weird dreams.

Go take a nap!
Cathy

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

hahahaha this is funny... AND I adore your blog... I have a serious LOVE AFFAIR with typewriters, the older the better... I even adore "type" fonts... drooling over your header, sidebar, and background... I want a typewriter blog...

Julie Schuler said...

I would rather hear a charming non sequitur in the middle of the night than get clawed in the head. My husband has had nightmares since the children were born (well who hasn't!) that they are falling off the bed or off a cliff or out the window, and he springs to action in his sleep, usually smacking me in the head, or grabbing my neck.

Jennifer said...

I think I would be so annoyed, but at the same time so entertained if someone woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me something as random as that.

Funny thing is... Why wouldn't you have learned that way before last night? Ha... Strange...

From what you've mentioned about your husband, he reminds me of this guy at my church that we just simply to refer to by his last name, "Skinner." He's a weird, dude, but hilarious. His head is full of weird knowledge about everything, none of which does him any good on a regular basis than to trap people into conversations with him about the multitudes of coffee his drank in his lifetime and the origin of each bean used while he brews some coffee early before our church service begins... I think I've been stuck in that particular conversation a million times over.

For Valentine's Day, he walked up to my dad and gave him a Valentine card with Cinderella on the inside that said something Disney-y about having a dreamy holiday or something... It was probably the most hilarious thing I have seen him do.

Jess Herbig said...

I just read your other Idaho Blog!! Very funny! And the comments were even funnier! I happen to be from "that skinny little part at the top" and it's amazing! As far as I know the only thing that makes us grumpy is when people tell potato jokes! KIDDING! But seriously the first time I had a real Idaho baked potato was when I travelled to Georgia. They were advertising them as "REAL Idaho potatoes" on the menu so I had to try one!

Darcie said...

So all you need is my phone number, huh? Because I was just thinking if only I was a fly on your wall in the middle of the night...the stories I would have to tell.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my! haha! Hm...is this the same as when my hubby is in a deep sleep and talking in his sleep, and I try to get him to keep up a conversation, just to see what he is dreaming about?

Blessings & Aloha!
(Jenny, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! And yesireeAhmed, um yesireebob...I am sooo glad that my April Fools joke didnt backfire on me! ;o)

sissie said...

If my husband had done that I would have sworn that I was dreaming and he was talking in his sleep. Funny that he would think to tell you about the camel in the middle of the night. Too funny.

You are hilarious and I love reading your blog.

hugs
Sissie

ohiofarmgirl said...

Oh my...I do not like being awakened in the night for any reason....he would be sleeping on the couch the rest of the week...lol Dianntha

Bibliomama said...

I think it's quite cool to have a father who owned part of a camel. Depending on the part, I guess. And I regularly wake my husband up snorting with laughter at something I'm reading three hours after he's fallen asleep, so I don't really have a leg to stand on in that argument. :)

Jen said...

Oh, Jenny...you are SO funny! Hope you got some rest today and that you get some sleep tonight!!!!

Bits-n-Pieces said...

There's only one thing I like to be woken up for in the middle of the night, and camel talk is not it!! Of course I'm too nice a girl to say what *it* actually is...yes I am. No talk like that around here. But trust me...camels ain't it! and that's all I'm gonna say about that! :)

Brenda said...

You should have, could have, been a comedian! LOL! That was funny. Sorry Miss Cranky Pants, hahaha!
I would cry if you died... hope that makes you feel better. Who the heck would provide my entertainment if you were gone? LOL!

Sares said...

Hee Hee Hee! I don't know that I would care about a camel either, especially at 2 in the morning! Now I do wonder, will you be starting any more conversations like this anymore or did you take the great big humped back hint!Have a great Wednesday and I hope you get a good nights sleep!

My name is PJ. said...

Waking a spouse up needlessly in the middle of a their sound sleep? World Wars have been started for less.

We had a camel who lived on a farm locally for more than a year. Stu and Dad would drive by to see him almost every day. They named him Ahmed. Not a lot of originality in the camel naming department of our country, eh?

The Pink Birdhouse said...

the next time I wake up in a grumpy and tired mood, I know just where to come to put a smile back on my face again. Yup, right here to your blog. You are just too funny for words!! thanks for making us all laugh on this mid-week day in Feb. in the coldest winter we have know in ages.

All My Yesterdays said...

I have only one word for this post..

KARMA!

haha...have fun tonight (O:

Paula said...

Oh too dang funny! I think if my dear one told me his father had a camel in the middle of the night, I'd wake up and make him a doctors appt. first thing in the am!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wow! Camel and Potato Bashing, all in one! You are the Queen of Non-PC! I'm proud of you, Hon!!!

>,-))))))

Terri and Bob said...

Unfortunately, I think I am the one who starts the conversations in the middle of the night. Oh well.

Maggie B said...

It all sounds like a bad dream to me, Camels don't wear silk scarves! They wear a red fez on their heads.
~Maggie~

Terry said...

Wow! I had no idea...about the camel, that is! LOL

gayle said...

I hope my hubby doesn't wake me in the middle of the night unless he's sick.....and even then....but yes it's ok for me to wake him!!