Funny and Strange

Jimmy and I have a lot of fun together. Some of our funniest memories are also the strangest, and I wanted to take a minute to document them because I feel like they’re things that I just couldn’t make up if I tried!

1. Lola opened two of my Christmas gifts from Jimmy this past Christmas and each time she did it, I was the one to catch her! Jimmy kept getting so annoyed with Lola and I was so sad those surprises were ruined.

2. Another Lola story: she likes to be outside at night for like 30 minutes right before bed. Every. single. night. We’re usually dead tired and trying to get her inside by offering treats or a walk, but she typically ignores us. Just the other night, Jimmy knocked on our storm door’s glass to get her attention and literally broke straight through the glass!! Now we have a pane of glass missing in our storm door, LOL.


Little Miss Lola, you are trouble!!

3. Remember when Jimmy and I went to that fall festival in October? We were walking around the park it was held at and checking out all the vendors when we came across a booth that sold items made with alpaca fur. Right on the ground in front of the booth was a basket filled with alpaca fur that said “please touch” and I don’t know why, but I thought that was the funniest and weirdest thing ever!

4. Many blog readers probably know that Jimmy is a welder. He often gets pieces of metal in his eye at work and sometimes has to go to the optometrist to get his eye numbed and have the metal taken out.

A few weeks ago, he came home from work and said he felt like he had metal in his eye, and sure enough, he did. He didn’t want to go to the eye doctor, so he had me use a q-tip to get the shard of metal out of his upper eyelid. He was sooo happy after and I was throughly freaked out!

Jimmy in action!

5. Has anyone ever been in Walmart when a person from a cable company asks you who your cable and internet provider is? This happens to us a lot for some reason, and I guess Jimmy was feeling goofy one day a few months back because this was how the conversation with the cable company person went.

Cable guy: Hey! Who is your cable provider?
Jimmy: No thanks. We don’t have one.
Cable guy: You don’t have cable?
Jimmy: No. We live off grid.
Cable guy: Where?
Jimmy: *names our town within Pittsburgh*
Cable guy: What? That’s not off grid? That’s right off the highway!
Jimmy: Yeah… we’re just not interested.

6. Jimmy often will come pet sitting with me late at night. We’ll bring Mavis or Lola and hang out with the dog I’m watching, take it outside to go to the bathroom, and feed it dinner. Along with taking the dog outside is poop cleanup. This one housing plan that I pet sit in a lot has garbage cans around the plan, but not nearly enough. So, I usually end up with a poop bag sitting outside the client’s door until we leave.

What ends up happening is that it’s super late and we’re too tired to walk to the garbage can, so I chuck the bag of poop into the bed of Jimmy’s truck and we forget about it. Jimmy takes his truck to work, and his dad is always ragging on him for the many bags of poop we leave in the bed of his truck. Oh the life of a pet sitter’s husband. So glamorous 😉

Girl walking cocker spaniel puppy

7. Sometime in November or December, Jimmy and I were driving home from Sunday night church and almost ran over a plastic tote on the highway. Jimmy was like “Whoa!” and swerved around it. A minute later we saw another, then two more, then a few more. We were so confused and Jimmy was just like “Someone lost some totes!”

Tell me some of your funny and strange moments!



  1. That stinks Lola opened two of your gifts this year! You’ll have to put a gate around your tree next year just to be safe. One time, Alex and I were just driving around and for some reason, something on the side of the road just made us crack up. I forget exactly what it was but we just kept cracking up the whole day.

    1. Seriously! She is a little stinker! LOL at cracking up at something on the side of the road! Jimmy and I have moments like that where the littlest thing just makes us crack up 24/7! It’s the best 🙂

  2. Kind of jealous of Jimmy. In my current job there was the prospect of being trained as a welder, but they then took on an apprentice metal fabricator, so a labourer I remain!

  3. So random! I like how Jimmy said you live off the grid and then was like, “Yeah, we’re just not interested.”

    When I worked at TLC, I was training a colleague to take over in HR because I was transferring to a new position. One day we were in my office when a young man walked by and he jingled. Like literally jingled because he was there to sell knives or something and they were all clinking around. Desiree and I looked at each other and cracked up. It was just so random.

  4. Oh my goodness, the metal in the eye thing would totally freak me out! Good for you for getting it out for him, though!

    Oh, that Lola… so naughty opening gifts! Oreo hasn’t opened any gifts in a long time, but one year he sniffed out one of his own gifts and opened it, ha!

  5. Oh my gosh these are too funny!!! Jimmy sounds like he has a great sense of humor- I am cracking up at that cable man conversation. I bet him and DJ would get along well! One day we neeed to double date!

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