Sunday, November 8, 2009


Sundays are usually slow days and I was trying to think of something to post. See I have to schedule this post because last Friday wasn't only my American twin sis Melisa's but also my mother in-law's birthday. She turns sixty. My mother in law, not Melisa but I guess you already figured that because she doesn't look a day over 29. I mean Melisa, not my mother in-law. Though my mother-in law doesn't look a day over 35 if you get my drift.

Anywho. What I am trying to say is that while I am a lame, lame friend, who has not yet managed to bring a birthday gift on the way across the big pond, I drove across Germany, picking up various family members along the way. Munich? Choochoo. Next stop Heidelberg, where my lovely sister in-law jumps in. Next stop? Frankfurt, where we make room for Nana, who no doubt appreciates the sports seats in the car and whom we will eventually hoist out of them once we have reached our final destination Cologne.

Weekend trip.

So while I am gone I will throw this bad pun joke your way in the hope that it will last till I come back and post something decent tomorrow. That's what Nablopomo does to you :)

The big chess tournament was taking place at the Plaza in New York. After the first day's competition, many of the winners were sitting around in the foyer of the hotel talking about their matches and bragging about their wonderful play. After a few drinks they started getting louder and louder until finally, the desk clerk couldn't take any more and kicked them out.

The next morning the Manager called the clerk into his office and told him there had been many complaints about his being so rude to the hotel guests....instead of kicking them out, he should have just asked them to be less noisy. The clerk responded, "I'm sorry, but if there's one thing I can't stand, it's chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."


Brian o vretanos said...

I'm sorry, but that joke should be disallowed on the grounds that it's not Christmas yet ;-)

Melisa with one S said...

Har har har! Very funny! :)

Wish I were in Germany visiting you: that'd be a great present! (can you make that happen? :) )