Tuesday, November 06, 2007

LOVING YOU


I am, as I say, embarking on a study of gnomes. I will no doubt receive abuse from the usual suspects (GORDO, CELESTE, DENIS, GREG, CM) and teasing and sharp remarks and cold and cruel jokes. I can weather this storm, as I managed the whole Unicorn scandal earlier in 2007. I have to warn you, I have been asked to work on dragons and wizards too, which will also bring abuse down on my head from these small minded people (see above all-caps list).
I think we need an appropriately schmaltzy tune for the day. When the missus asks if I lost something important or asks what she is getting for Christmas, I always break out in song, as a gnome would, no doubt. I like to sing Minnie Ripperton's "Loving You' to try and distract the wife. The words go something like this:
'Loving you is easy 'cause you're beautiful....du dun duu du du awwwwww awwwwwwwwww' etc. My thinking is 'what can she say when I am singing such tender things? I bet she forgets the question!'

14 comments:

Gordo The Geek said...

Make them scary gnomes and we're all good. I, for one, happen to like dragons.

To quote Bill the Cat: "Thbbbppppttt!"

cm said...

I'm on board with gnomes and dragons. Not so much with the wizards, but they're a d@mn sight better than un!corns.

celeste said...

As long as the gnome brings his own booze.

Greg said...

GNOME-body knows.. the trouble I've seeen... lalalala ;)

Gordo The Geek said...

You'd know trouble, wouldn't you, Greg-o?

gr said...

'lalala, lalala, laalaa laaa laaa...'
I should admit that the wife finds this tune very irritating. But just so long as she forgets her question, mission accomplished. I also sometimes sing Paul McCartney's 'some people want to fill the world with silly love songs...what's wrong with that, I'd like to know....'. She doesn't mind that tune as much.

denis said...

i know the mrs. is too smart to forget the question...i bet she's just humoring you.

please don't make a traditional gnome. make a funky one instead!

Susan as herself said...

I would never mock a gnome.

I have heard they hold a grudge.

Gordo The Geek said...

Like this guy, Denis?

Gary, make him about 18" tall and he can live on my lawn. :-D

Greg said...

I am sure gary could put a red hat on a picture of you gordo and it would be a spittin' image! ;)

GLots of Gtypes of Gnomes out Gthere!

Lou said...

cheers Gary, I can't get that flamin la la la la la song out of my head now - the staff here thank you too :D

gr said...

I can whistle the little bird chirps too.
It IS a flamin' song, true enough.

denis said...

yeah, gordo, something like that but only a lot sexier and colourful, i.e. purple to match the house.

ML said...

Oh my word, a laughing Buddha gnome! Thanks, Gordo! Can't help wondering what he brought on e-Bay.