Tuesday, September 8, 2009

overheard at the manor


Willow: Honey, we really need to replace these light fixtures.

WT: Why? I like them.

80 comments:

  1. Now what does that remind me of? I vote that they stay..a giggle a day...

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  2. hahaaaaa! Keep 'em. They're fabulous.

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  3. That's funny! What's also funny is that we just had a "bonus" room finished--the contractor said he had some light fixtures we could have, so we said (sight-unseen), "sure, put them in." Guess what--same as what you have there. Eberle & I had a good laugh & decided we could live with them.

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  4. Isn't the guilelessness of men precious?!

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  5. Oh, I don't think it's guileless in this case!

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  6. I have the same fixtures, in green. I don't know why it never hit me in the store when I saw them in the boxes. Now every so often, usually when I'm low on milk, they scare me. Otherwise I still like the shape and the color and ummmmmm the cream colored ceiling around them. Oh geez, I really do need to replace these!

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  7. thanks for keeping us abreast of the lighting situation at the manor willow! steven

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  8. Hmmmm... Who bought 'em in the first place?

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  9. hahaha!
    Almost like the finding faces in places fixation... I wonder if there's a blog...

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  10. watts with the lights, i don't get it...they're a nice pair.

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  11. Willow, is it cold in that room?

    Peace - Rene

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  12. Yes they do. Need to go, I mean.

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  13. What you need is a couple of the old Betsy Wetsy nursing dolls and a little super glue . . .

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  14. ha. thats hillarious. the post and the comments...lol. love the new header...i so have header envy...

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  15. Ha! I had the same thought about some in a house we lived in ... but didn't dare voice it ... "Is it just me?"

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  16. Good one Willow! Or should I say two.

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  17. Steven, you made me laugh out loud. Really loud.

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  18. Vicki, I actually do still have my Betsy Wetsy doll. The look would add to the quirkiness of the manor, I'd have to say.

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  19. This is so funny.. I have a pair just like these in my laundry room.

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  20. OMG, they're hilarious! A good talking point, er....points.

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  21. Too cute! WT has some nice think hair!

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  22. Upon similar installation in my previous home, I couldn't help but laugh...as have you. As always - a great header.

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  23. LOL...I am sure! fantastic post! Thank you!

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  24. Just bought new light fitting for the bathroom. 24 hours later and I would have known what to look for

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  25. Why do they remind of UFOs? And can you keep us updated? Will he notice when they're gone? Because, I've got a wager on you, girl, and I know they'll be gone by the end of this week :-)!

    Greetings from London.

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  26. Did you get them at Victoria's Secret? ;-)

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  27. Hi Willow

    Freud would enjoy this...


    Happy days

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  28. I have one of these in my kitchen!
    Men are always hesitent to change and always of the mentality;
    "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"!

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  29. Nanatrish, I've mentioned WT's fabulous hair before. It's the best ever. Wish I had been born with his lovely locks. Fortunately, my daughter inherited them.

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  30. I love your chess based observation, oh yeah.

    The light fixtures are cool. Why doesn't the hubby like them?

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  31. Hilarious joke!
    Master-stroke!
    Your award is on my blog:)

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  32. Well, I'm glad you got that off your chest, Willow. Im sure they make WT's face light up...

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  33. Reya, actually, WT loves them (for obvious reasons) and it's me that doesn't like them.

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  34. Hello Willow,

    A friend had similar lights on THE WALL of his apartment (not of his choosing!) Always a good talking point though!

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  35. To WT the fixtures were fine –
    The peaks altogether sublime.
    Willow said, “Not a chance,
    Please, dear, avert your glance!”
    They were replaced in the wee nick of time!

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  36. Look on the bright side--you won't have to dust it for the rest of your life!

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  37. You could take an eye out with one of those things!
    Thanks for the giggles Willow.
    Cheers!

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  38. Suza you are the Queen of Rhyme! That is just too cute, dear friend! ~xo

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  39. The last thing I was expecting at this moment was to be able to have a good laugh.
    Thank you so very much.

    If you permit me, are you sure it is a good idea to change them?
    You know how the flying butterfly can make a difference on the other side of the world?
    You never know by which subtleties the unconscious is happily in equilibrium...
    :)

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  40. He must like them even better illuminated! I just love boys and it's so nice to be naughty!

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  41. They look a bit like the ones a friend got. They were very expensive, but seem to light up her life.

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  42. Groan
    We had one of these in that horrible verdigris that was so popular about 15 years ago. Never had a matching set though.

    You should get some stalagmite of a lamp coming from the other direction and see what he says.

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  43. I am so far out of tune with the times I would have guessed they were modern and up to date.

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  44. Well at least they don't appear to need support.

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  45. You'll be OK so long as he doesn't insist on putting tassels on them.

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  46. Too funny! May I ask who picked them in the first place?

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  47. My aunt and uncle had an older, pre-Mission style home. They had the orignal version of that style of light. The one in the dining room was named "Tilly."

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  48. I love these little snippets of convo you have started offering every now and then lately. Very fun.

    I don't know what is more enjoyable here. Perhaps it's the use of "we"! Ha. But, I was just gogin to say something when I read your comment:

    "I've mentioned WT's fabulous hair before. It's the best ever. Wish I
    had been born with his lovely locks."
    --Yes, I noticed that too. "Best" though? Hmmm...looks in my mirror... hahaha. No, he really does have great hair and I bet he doesn;t even care about it. Oh well.

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  49. BTW, that's an exceptionally tidy fridge door. a lot like mine. I don;t like it cluttered.

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  50. Titillating blog you've posted today Willow! So, are you planning to remove the lights completely or install implants? I'm going to have one more run through the comments, so I can chuckle some more. Too funny!!!
    Do you pay ellen abbott? =D

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  51. Mmm, you got that right, he doesn't even care about his hair. SO unfair.

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  52. Ronda, Tilly, eh? That's priceless. I guess if we have to keep them, we can at least give them names.

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  53. Shhhh! Linda, you're not supposed to know about Ellen and the $$$!!

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  54. I'll be happy to take them off your hands Willow. You know, in the interests of recycling and everything.

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  55. Nice rack!

    Did I say that.

    No I did not.

    Oh, yes I did!

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  56. hahahahahaha! I get it… That is hilarious!

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  57. LOL! Oh! I just can’t stop laughing.

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  58. but of course! tee hee thanks for the giggle

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  59. I nearly asked if it's cold in that room, but saw that another like mind had thrown that one out there. Love your blog and the fact that you are a fellow-Ohioan. In fact, finding your blog made my day. It's delightful!

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  60. Thank you, Mahala. Ohio bloggers are always especially appreciated at the manor. Hope to see you again soon.

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  61. If you do dump them, willow, I'll find a home for them...

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  62. Willow, you and WT just "light up" my life. Some of your best posts are OVERHEARD AT THE MANOR.
    And....the Colonel & I still howl every time we think of WT's knock on the bathroom door at the rural service station!
    I have laughed all the way through 79 comments!!
    Steven, a class act, is he not?

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― O. Henry (and me)