Thursday, December 17, 2009

Trouble With My Vowels

If you’re a gal who pulls all vowels and one weird consonant when playing Scrabble, then you have to marry a guy who pulls all consonants and one weird vowel.

It says so in the marriage handbook.

On Thanksgiving, this was how it shaped up. After 23 years we finally figured out why we’re together.

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On a fundamental level we understand each other. My vowels are a problem and he’s consonated.

And you know what that spells: romance.



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35 comments:

  1. Aw.. that's real love!

    Such a funny and lovely post.

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  2. That is hilarious! I knew I was meant to be with my husband when we both loved to write. He's funny and I'm not, but you know, we have never tested our scrabble compatibility. Great idea for Christmas!

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  3. What a lovely post Robynn...I'm always happy when I see you have a new post up...I know you will give me either something to laugh about or think about...

    Cheers

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  4. I love it...just like something my hubby and I would do. :-)

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  5. Awwwww, the perfect blend of letters! Lovely, I agree. It would take a wordsmith such as yourself to see the beauty in what some of us would only see as a tangle of unusable letters!!!

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  6. AhHAHAHA! So funny! My husband and I both HATE to play games with a passion. We're the people in the corner making snide remarks and whispering numbers to each other... we call it the fun factor. If we're ever in a situation, and we say 80, it means the fun factor is 80%. Games usually rate about a 20 for us. :-)

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  7. Luv it Robynn. Thanks for being you...

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  8. LOL!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  9. Awww! You're a perfect pair !That's so funny!!

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  10. This is great, and you're so right!! I mean, how many people are there that have been playing UNO only to find out they should have been playing Scrabble instead??!!

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  11. How funny! It's amazing how God puts couples together so that they complement each other. I like your analogy- one has vowels, the other consonants, a perfect pairing!

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  12. You won one of the New York in Ten Seconds guide books!

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  13. Dear Robynn,

    It's been far too long since I've paused to write a comment. I was so sorry to hear about your stepdad and my heart went out to you when your children were sick. You've certainly had a rough patch.
    I loved today's post and your trademark humor that makes your blog unique and special.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  14. Ahhh... there's nothing like vowel problems, is there?
    But you're sooo right. The two of you are the perfect couple!
    xoxoxox

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  15. Oh, Robynn I can't stop laughing. But it's true, so very very true! I'll need to watch out for this pattern among my married children and their spouses! Although it won't work with my daughters husband - he's a whiz bang with scrabble there's no way to beat him no matter his letters!He could have all vowels and still come up with a word...it's uncanny!

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  16. You are a talented lady, Robynn.
    What a fun read...
    I'm happy for you and your husband.
    This was such a clever post!
    Hugs,
    Jackie

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  17. AWWW! In our family we know how long people have been together/married by how far apart they sit at the dinner table. The longest couple has been together 40 years or so. On Thanksgiving one was in a completley different state.

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  18. Just on the 12th of December, my tall half and I celebrated 22 yrs. together (we waited a bit to get married, so we celebrate both dates) ...ANYway, is amazing what still can be gleaned after that long. We sound like y'all... total ?? 'yin/yang' ...as in complete opposites.

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  19. Ah, but you have just what I wail when Thor comes into the kitchen: "WAAAIIA!!!"

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  20. Awwww,that's to sweet and funny!!!!
    You're a doll!!!

    Thanks for the comment.I found a couple of recipes in Ree's book that's not on her site,that I just have to make...I bet you have too!

    Keep on Truckin!

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  21. Scrabble--my favorite game! Even my homestay students like to play it--great way for them to use their knowledge of English and also to learn new words!

    I have a cute video clip of my Japanese student winning at Scrabble the last time we played. I tried to post it, but it was too long and Blogger wouldn't accept it. I have no idea how to shorten a clip! I'd welcome any pointers.

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  22. Sweet, and that's how we spell true love. When asked the secret to our almost 37yr. love-story, I tell the young couples it takes a double sink in the bathroom and separate closets to have a good marriage. Heeeheehe!

    Ya'll have a super weekend, God bless!!!

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  23. That was beautiful Robynn....really unique...

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  24. You are a stitch!!!! ROFL...Vowels and consonated!!! And yet below the layer of humor, beauty!!! True love complements...and that is exactly what you have so beautifully described and pictured!!! I love you! Merry Christmas!! Janine XO

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  25. Well, at least you can get your husband to play games with you. Mine won't. Love your tablecloth!

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  26. I love this!!!! I reckon that me and my husband are in the same boat... which reminds me... we need a game of scrabble. Long over due. xxxxx

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  27. That only says what you already knew; you need each other!

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  28. Trouble with your vowels and he's consonated... oh, Robynn! You're a hoot. What a nice distraction! (I was just getting teary again looking at my sweet kids' photos of dear departed Molly on facebook. So glad I came over HERE after that!)
    Love you,
    Lori

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  29. I love Scrabble! Jon's Grandpa and I go at it every Christmas. He usually beats me, but I've been practicing this year.

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  30. Okay, at first looking at this, I thought you wrote Trouble With My Bowels! LOL

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  31. Think I had better get out the scrabble board. See if we can figure this thing called marriage out. If only it were so easy!!

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