Fun Fridays – May 18, 2018

In honor of our youngest daughter’s birthday this weekend…

She and I have laughed at this audio many times. To the point of being able to quote it. I was excited to find it available on YouTube (our version is a CD).

Listen and then you’ll understand this story: Years ago while in a very crowded elevator after watching a big event, I looked over at her and said, “Macadamia.” She deadpanned in reply, “Galoshes.” To this day we wonder what everyone in the elevator was thinking about us.

Happy Birthday!


25 Responses to Fun Fridays – May 18, 2018

  1. Brennan McPherson May 18, 2018 at 3:30 am #

    First minute and twenty five seconds are so uncomfortable to listen to.

    But it’s worth the physical discomfort to hear the rest. Hah!

  2. Rebekah Love Dorris May 18, 2018 at 5:15 am #

    We are laughing out loud. And listening again!

  3. Karen Saari May 18, 2018 at 5:18 am #


    We are a word family. When my sister and I are together this is our conversation if we have to go to the store.


    and the other says, “Lettuce!”

    (Shall we? ….. Let us!)

    Sometimes you just have to be willing to venture off the beaten path πŸ™‚

  4. Damon J. Gray May 18, 2018 at 5:47 am #

    Ugh!! That is embarrassingly ridiculous. Why am I laughing? Worse yet, why am I listening to it again?

    • Tisha Martin May 18, 2018 at 8:16 am #

      Because it’s the simple pleasures of life that make life happy and … full of galoshes and laughter and buses! πŸ˜‰ Not to mention the catchy tune…

  5. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D May 18, 2018 at 7:26 am #

    I was almost in tears from this incredible…whatever you call it……Hysterical!

  6. Tisha Martin May 18, 2018 at 8:15 am #

    Did I hear “plethora”? YES!!! They should have added “penultimate”! Oh my gosh, this needs to be incorporated into a skit at the next writer’s conference! (I’m a soprano and sang in a huge choir for Rejoice TV for two years and throughout college, if anyone’s interested…) πŸ˜€

    BUS! My sides hurt… Love it! Listening to this again, and again, and again…


    • Angela Carlisle May 18, 2018 at 10:38 am #

      Lol, Tisha! I’ll sing alto to your soprano.

      • Tisha Martin May 18, 2018 at 10:43 am #

        OK! Let’s take this to the Mount Hermon Writers’ Conference board committee!! Next year’s skit? We’d have to get Andrea Coli involved too!

        • Angela Carlisle May 18, 2018 at 11:21 am #

          Sounds good! I’m also working on a Writer’s version of Who’s on First ?

          • Tisha Martin May 18, 2018 at 11:34 am #

            That sounds like it will be great!!

  7. Tisha Martin May 18, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    … spatula and macadamia go together… but tuberculosis and gabardine? *wow*, still laughing!

  8. Ann L Coker May 18, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    I look forward to your Fun Fridays. This one is truly funny. Now to decide who should get a forward.

  9. Judi Clarke May 18, 2018 at 9:21 am #

    What a hoot! Words are such a blast.

  10. Marcia Laycock May 18, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    for some reason it’s giving me an error message, Video not available. πŸ™

  11. Angela Carlisle May 18, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    This is hilarious! I may have embarrassed myself at lunch by insisting on finishing the audio even after my coworkers joined me, but ?

    • Tisha Martin May 18, 2018 at 8:14 pm #

      Did you tell them they were brave for joining you in your writerly fun? πŸ˜‰

  12. KT Sweet May 18, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    Hilarious. Delightful! Who knew bouffant, beluga blubber could be so entrancing? LOL

  13. Claire O'Sullivan May 18, 2018 at 11:38 am #

    I am posting this on FB. Maybe WordPress. And… my website.

    Great laugh. Gotta save it for my weird family. As a kid, my best friend and I would do something similar but we would bust a gut between words.

    Word hoarding at its finest.

  14. Heather Marsten May 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    Funny!! Thanks for the smile. I will never think of galoshes and macadamia the same way.

  15. Natalie Nyquist May 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

    One of my brothers and I have been doing this for years, to the point I forgot where it came from. I just know all I ever have to do is look at him and say “beluga” and game’s on. Just sent him the link again….thanks for the fun memories.

    • Tisha Martin May 18, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

      On the way home from a Florida trip, my sisters and I played the word game, where we had to look for an object that started with the word “p.” There was a Peterbilt semi, and a Prius. But you can imagine how it went, laughter all the way…for nearly two hours…

  16. Publishers Room May 20, 2018 at 5:22 am #

    I look forward to your Fun Fridays. This one is truly funny. Now to decide who should get a forward.

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