Jan 15, 2010

The Return of Phantastic Phriday

Phantastic Phriday was a little thing I started last year. Each post gets the phollowing heading and we go phrom there! (My phavorite post being this one.)

***In honor oph it being Phriday, and in rephusal to submit to boredom, I have decided that the Letter F shall phrom here on out be replaced with a PH (except phor in pictures which I have no control over)***

Ok so I got so into thinking about my love phor Phantastic Phriday's that I totally phorgot what I was actually going to write about! How dare me! And here I thought my mine was working at least phiphty percent better than yesterday.

Well whatever the idea, it is gone. So there is no other choice than to go with a new idea. I'm a writer, I've got plenty oph ideas. This should be easy...right? OPH COURSE!

So Irons. (What?! I looked around my room an it was the phirst things I saw!)

My husband is phanatical about ironing his clothing. And well at one point the iron that we owned was less than mediocre. It was all rusted out and it had a tendency to burn a shirt here and there out oph sheer dephiance. That's right! We had a dephiant Iron!

That Christmas we were short on phunds (oh wait...that's Every Christmas! LOL) and I thought I would get my husband something practical that he could use, but something he liked ... and I made the mistake oph buying him an iron!

Ok wait wait wait. I didn't pick out just any old iron. I picked out THE iron. It had a digital display (phor the digital computer genius) it was green and it was lovely. I was SO proud oph this gipht. And I'm talking SUPER proud, can't believe I thought oph such a great gipht proud!

I mean look at this little guy! Isn't he hot!!!

So I opened up my giphts, I think he got me an MP3 player or something, and then I hand him his. I'm bouncing up and down in my seat so super excited and he opens it .... and and

He laughed! (I think that should totally be spelled lauphed today though...what do you think?)

Yes he laughed. Because I bought him an iron.... To him it was suggesting he should probably do a bit more ironing. And phor the rest oph the day I was the running joke...wait not that would be phor the last three years(ish) I have been the running joke. Sigh... He even had me lauphing by the end oph the day.

Christmas Gipht PHAIL!

BUT he loves his iron! So THERE!!!

Have you ever given a gipht that you were SO proud oph and you thought the person was going to ADORE it only to have it totally bomb?


Sara McClung ♥ said...

LOL I'm now a huge phan of Phantastic Phridays! I'll try to keep my comment in line with the no eph rule ;-)

Once in college, I gave my B.Ph. a sweater. I'd accidentally grabbed a small. It wouldn't even have phit his DOG. But it was okay bc he gave me some "Live Your Best Liphe Now" journal, equally lame*. Needless to say, we did not end up together, haha.

*Not that I think those journals are lame... I just didn't want one from a B.Ph. on Christmas. Um, I'll take something pretty, thank you very little!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I bought my hubby a subscription to his phavorite team's monthly magazine - inside scoop on all his players and trade rumors, etc..but he told me it was a waste of money. He could get it all online. :-( I was crushed.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Because my name is Phrankie and I'm pretty Phantastic and we are in blove, can I be the subject of a Phantastic Phriday? Because I Pheel that what would Phabulous!

Marybeth Poppins said...

hahaha Sara, your B.Ph. I am not going to refer to all my Best Phriends as BPhPhs! HEHEHE

Shannon two words...boys suck! Did I cover it well? :D

PHRANKIE!!! Next Phriday is ALL Yours! It will put #windineveryonesHHHAAAIIIIRRR
I love being blove with you! You are phantastic!

Jayne Martin said...

That's why God created Gipht Certiphacates. Hey! That was phun!

T. Anne said...

OK, first of all how in the world does your husband love ironing? And how can I possible convince my husband of the same thing? BTW, I already have a fancy iron. All tips welcome.

Simon C. Larter said...

Once my wife asked for Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers for Xmas, and I bought her a set of two with interchangeable lids, but she had wanted one medium sized one. So the small one and the large one weren't what she was expecting and she said, "Wait, this isn't what I asked for..."

I was miffed, but I got over it. It's now a running joke in our family. ChristmasGiftReceptionFAIL.... :)

Jonathon Arntson said...

Well, Phuket, Thailand, I want one oph those irons!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Loving Phantastic Phridays!!! Way to liven up the weekend!

As for the iron...well, huh. It's hard for me to even imagine giving or receiving one as I'm not entirely sure I'd know how to use it.

But oh yes, I've given some real doozies for gifts in my life. The best ever was the hand towel I gave to my grandfather when I was twelve.

Tobby Smith said...

I am so excited that everyone is enjoying my Phantastic Phriday! I shall keep it going.

Jayne, I agree....you can't go wrong with a Gipht Certiphicate. Especially from Target!!!

T. Anne....correction...he does his OWN ironing, and leaves me to do the rest. Not so cool!

Simon ... Never stray phrom the plan! Us women are pretty particular!

Jonathon ... TARGET!

Carolina ... I'd totally love a hand towel. I'm sure your grandpa enjoyed it way better than the husband liked his iron! LOL

Marybeth Poppins said...

Yay for commenting out of husbands account. Did that creep anyone out? If so, that kinda entertains me!!

Sorry bout that! I promise that will NEVER (more than at least 100 times) happen again!!!

Elana Johnson said...

Man, I'm reading impaired! The OP freaked me out!! Freaked!

And yes, I've done that. It might happen tonight. It's always a crapshoot with gifts, especially people you don't know very well.

Jill Kemerer said...

How funny! And yes, guilty as charged!

Have a phantastic weekend!

Southern Princess said...


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CMOM Productions said...

Any gipht to my mother-in-law is a phail! LOL Not because it's not awesome, but because she just can't get over not liking me.