Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My Zuddy

I was thinking about sharing a Zuddy story with you the other day, but you know I should be working.
Not blogging.
I'll still share it, because I was reading Big Mama's blog and while I was almost in tears laughing at her "Forever in Blue Jeans" post, I was reminded of another story. So now I have 2 stories to share.

Zuddy isn't a fashion plate. I know, I know......pot calling the kettle black. But believe me - it's been an issue almost from the beginning.

Awww, crud. Now that I mention the "beginning" and "fashion issues"? I have 2 more stories.....this could be a long post, but I'm going to stick with the original 2 stories.

So Big Mama was talking about her Dad and Husband and their escapades while shopping for blue jeans. And I was cracking up - that girl can write. But I was remembering when Zuddy first got hooked on online shopping - it was right after the Noodle was born. He found a cute outfit for her (little cow-print velvet skirt) on the Old Navy website and then proceeded to shop for some new Levi's for himself on another website.

Now - you should know this about Zuddy .....he's a pretty good "try-er". When we go to a restaurant (which is pretty much never these days), he'll always order something new. Zuddy isn't afraid of taking a little risk here and there. No SIR. But really? It's best to keep that attitude within the food demographic.

Because when he was shopping for those jeans, he bought a couple of new "fits". You know - they have classic fit, relaxed fit, etc. Well, the jeans came and Zuddy put on one of the pairs.

Which made me laugh.

I said to him, "Ummmmm. Where did you get those?"
Z: "What? They're Levi's."
M: "Well, what kind of Levi's? They're not the ones you usually wear."
Z: "I don't know. The description said, 'great new slim fit!'"
M: "I'd send 'em back."
Z (offended): "I'm late! They're fine."

Fast forward to 6:30 pm that night. Zuddy walks in the door, immediately takes the pants off in the living room and says, "Stupid jeans! The guys at work called me Timmy Tightpants all day!"

Second story of the day:

I'm doing some recipe work at home. Which means lots of things in the fridge are off-limits. I need these food items for my recipes. Zuddy is pretty good at asking first, but I went into the fridge looking for my seedless cucumber and I couldn't find it. There's a leftover stub of one in there, but not enough for my recipe.

I'm kind of feeling the pressure today - I hate everything I'm working on and I need to make somebody else feel as bad as I do.

So I called Zuddy at work and said to him in the most accusing voice I can muster, "TELL me you didn't feed Noodle that cucumber I had in the fridge over the weekend!!!"
Z (defensively): "Mupp! I swear to you....no cucumbers were harmed in the feeding of our child!"

Okay, now I have another story: Zuddy just sent me an email as I'm writing this post.
When I'm doing recipe work at home, I bring the food to Zuddy's work for the guys to sample and give their opinions.
Well, I made a recipe called "Bull Bites" and brought it over.

Zuddy's email response?

"YAY! BULL BITES! YAY!"

12 comments:

Michelle said...

When I'm reading, I don't often laugh out loud. But the Timmy Tightpants story nearly made me spray granola on the laptop. Luckily, I caught myself just in time, but given the circumstances, Kris would have understood.

Kris just called from work, and I asked him if he remembered Timmy Tightpants. He said, "Yeah, that's what we called anyone who wore tight pants." I asked if he remembered calling Zud that, and he burst out laughing. "Oh, yeah--that's when he discovered on-line shopping. There are some things you just try to block out, and that was one of them."

Before he hung up, he said, "Thanks for Timmy Tightpants." I think you made his day a whole lot brighter.

Lisa said...

Sometimes a fashion plate, always a fashion victim, the poor Zuddy dosent stand a chance..

Tell Timmy Tightpants he made me pee mine as I read all about his denim delima.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
love it!
Lisa
coastal nest

jilly said...

Tommy Tightpants. . .ha ha ha ha! That was hysterical.

I also have a fashionally challenged male in my life, but I try to work with him. He still prefers "painters" jeans. I try to explain to him that those are no longer in style, but I don't think he cares.

Oh I have something I need to send you, and its not a house this time!

Sarah said...

Timmy Tightpants! What a stitch! I have a hubby who is very fashion challenged. Zuddy sounds like quite the character :)

ZUD said...

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT!! IT'S TIGHTPANTS TIMMY! I HAVE TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT FOR MY PAL CHAZ- IT WAS THE MID 80'S, I WAS MID TEENS AND CHAZ WAS LIKE 20 SOMETHING. WE WERE ALL ROCK STARS- HE'S STILL DRUMMING IN A TWIN CITIES BAND CALLED PHAT PEARL- BUT ANYWAY WE STILL HUNGOUT TOGETHER. ( SO YOU WANNA GO BUY US SOME BEER OR SOMETHING? ) ANYWAYS, DISCO HAD RECENTLY BEEN MURDERED BY GLAM ROCK AND EARLY HEAVY METAL- SOMETHING US HARD ROCKERS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH. WELL CHAZ' BROTHER TIM WAS A DISCO MACHINE- THE OPEN SILK SHIRT, THE MEDALLIONS AND OF COURSE, THE CHEST HIGH TIGHT POLYESTER DISCO PANTS LIKE JOHN FREAKIN TRAVOLTA. CHAZ WAS RELENTLESS WITH THE INSULTS- OF COURSE HE OWNS NEBRASKA OR SOMTHING NOW.
JEEZ- GET YOUR OWN BLOG ZUD..

Lisa said...

Jeeeez, you dont have to yell about it.Dude, your wife started it, anyway- blame her..

I bet you looked sexy in those tight pants, you know, kinda like Freddy Mercury. ooh.

This is why Martha loves you so. You really can see the comedy, right, Timmy?

Martha said...

Ha haaaaaa!

YEAH! Quit YELLING Timmy....er...Zuddy!!!!

Zuddy. I can't believe you brought up tight polyester disco pants.

Because you know what I'm going to have to tell the internets about, right? RIGHT?

Zuddyusedtowearparachutepants!!!!

ZUD said...

OK I DONT HAVE A SHIFT BUTTON BECAUSE I CANT BE TRUSTED WITH SHIFT, F1 THRU F12, CTRL OR ANYTHING WITH A PICTURE OR ABBREVIATION. I HUNT AND PECK. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR CAPITALS AND CONSTANANTS AND SUCH. ANYHOOSE... THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS CHAZ' BROTHER TIM WORE THE TIGHT PANTS- TIGHT PANTS TIMMY. TIM. I WEIGHED 77 LBS IN HIGH SCHOOL- SOAKING WET WITH ROCKS IN MY POCKETS- TODDLER CLOTHES WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN TIGHT ON ME.
OH, AND BY THE WAY MUPPY- WE REALLY SHOULDN'T PUBLISH YOUR PHOTO OF THE UPTURNED COLLAR FROM THE YEARBOOK.. MEMBERS ONLY BREAKFAST CLUBBIN 16 CANDLES GIRL!!!

ZUD said...

OH AND LISA- I AM JUST TRYIN TO BE FUNNY- I SEE THE HUMOR IN EVERYTHING. LIKE MY PAL ROLLY USED TO SAY; "IT'S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT- THEN IT'S HILARIOUS" BUT ANYWAY I LOVE MY MARTHA TO PIECES- WE'RE EACH OTHERS #2, AS WE SAY. I LOVE TO MAKE HER LAUGH AND I THINK I JUST MIGHT HAVE... I'LL STOP NOW..

Lisa said...

Mr and Mrs Tightpants,
The pleasure has been all mine..
u2rfunny--
rock on
Lisa

Penny said...

I just about spit my Diet Pepsi out when I read the Timmy Tightpants story.

restyled home said...

I like your Zuddy...I think he really needs his own blog...except he needs to learn how to turn the capitals off (hurts my ears)...maybe he could be your guest blogger now and again, and tell funny stories about YOU!!

Please, Martha, don't ever get too busy for your blog...I need the laughs!!

Linda