Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Angie’s Advice

Angie and Missy are my sister in laws.


Angie is married to my brother Dennis, and as one of my sisters said about Dennis “If I was going to refer anyone to marry one of my brothers, it would be him.”   Missy is married to my brother Randy and all I have to say about that is that  Randy isn’t the first brother I’d refer to anyone to marry, but  he’s not the last either.

My sisters and I consider Angie and Missy our bonus sisters,  whether they like it or not.   Plus, if they complain about my brothers,  we remind them… You had a CHOICE,  not like us poor related girls. 

Angie had a rough Friday.   On the way to my house on Friday afternoon she had two flat tires and a tie rod problem.   Over five hundred dollars later, she arrived at my house ready for a glass of wine, or two, very quickly.   I think she called it the “land of bubbly.”     


Wine and empty stomachs don’t go well together.   When she started giving us cooking advice like “Do not put a hard boiled egg in the microwave to warm it up”  we knew it was time to get something to eat.

We have a sister who has never drank a drop of alcohol in her life so we didn’t have to worry about driving to a restaurant, she was our designated driver.

Poor Angie,  when we got to the restaurant she was going to order another drink but wanted a beer instead of wine.   Apparently there is a saying about beer after liquor making you sicker or something like that.   None of us really knew.   None of us drink much and no one wanted to get sick.  Angie decided that my brother Randy, Missy’s husband, would know.

She dialed his cell phone.


She tried to explain to Randy that she’d had some wine and was now thinking of ordering a beer.   She tried to recite the saying that none of us exactly knew.   She asked for his advice on what to do.  She was having quite a involved conversation, at least from what we could hear on our end.

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Pretty soon Angie turned to us and said “He hung on me; how long was I talking to myself?” 

“He didn’t answer my question.  I’m calling the house”

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After another conversation with my brother, Angie had her answer.   We heard her say “Thank you, have a good night”

She hung up the phone and turned to us.

“ He said it doesn’t matter, you’re going to be sick anyway”

He was wrong,  but it’s great to have someone you can turn to when you need advice.


Far Side of Fifty said...

Poor Angie..not one but two flat certainly captured her facial expressions! :)

Anonymous said...

Liquer before beer youre in the clear.

Beer before liquer makes you sicker.

Everyone knows this mom

Angie said...

I know the saying "Liquor before beer you're in the clear. Beer before liquor, never been sicker." I just didn't know if wine counted as a liquor or something different. Randy was wrong anyway and I had beer. That was a really fun or funny night! I temporarily forgot the pain of the expensive car situation. We need to have girls night more often:) Love ya sisters!

Anonymous said...

Great I got to barrel laugh all over again, thank you Love you

Missy said...

OMG, Mary you caught it all so perfectly!!!! What a great weekend we had!! Thanks so much for all the sister fun!!!

And you are all my sisters too! I couldn't have choosen a better family to be with!! Thanks so much for making me feel llike one of you!!!

Luv ya all so much! And already miss ya!

I hope you are having a great trip to Orlando and I also hope you are not working too hard!! Hey watch out for those alligators too!! I kinda like ya and want you to have all of your body parts still attatched!! See ya soon sweet sister!!