Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"It was a dark and stormy night"

Last night we had a severe thunderstorm and we lost our power. Just as the lights went out, our younger daughter called home from a friend's house.

"Dad...Can you come and pick me up at Taylor's house?"

"Right now?" I asked.

Just then a big bolt of lightning flashed nearby and I heard static on the phone line.

"Well...yeah." She answered.

"Alright," I said, "but I'm going to wait for the storm to die down a bit."

My wife had been going from room to room lighting candles when she overheard my phone conversation.

"You're not going to go and get her now...are you?"

(Baa-BOOM! A loud clap of thunder shook the house.)

"I'm a man's man" I explained, " A manly man who's not afraid of danger. In fact, if you look up 'Manly Man' in the dictionary, you'll see my picture:

Manly Man-n-: A brave man that laughs in the face of danger. See photo at right.

"Yeah,"My wife said, " You're a manly man...at least till a little mouse goes running by. Then who do you come calling for?... ME!"

"Hey," I said. "Even Superman has Kryptonite."

My older daughter walked into the room at this point and heard our conversation.

"Good one dad!" She said. "That comment should go on one of your blog posts."

"Good idea," I said.

I grabbed my keys and ran out of the house and into the dark and stormy night. My wife nervously watched out the front window, then turned to my daughter and said:

"That manly man just pulled out of the driveway without his headlights on."


Anonymous said...

Your all wrong. Not manly man. I can hear the jingle "here I come to save the day. That means "Mighty Mouse is on the Way". Bob you are officially Mighty Mouse!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Growing up, my dad always was the Manly Man, my hero, so I can appreciate very much that you braved that storm to pick your daughter up :)
Speaking of storms, we endured quite the severe variety round our neck of the woods in Northeast Wisconsin last week. Hope you escaped without the flooding!

Tony Alva said...

Bobby, Your wife has got to laugh a lot my man with the entertainment you provide her.

MotherOf3Guys said...

I love your wife's humor!!!
You all make a perfect match!

Anonymous said...

Bobby......Manly Man, all in the same sentence???? Wow....I guess most don't know you, Bob!! I hear Rocky (You know full well who Rocky is!!! lol) is more man than you!! Now that is truly scary to hear, man!! lol

Signed....The Legendary Train Man!! :-D