Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Feeling Good

The motion of the train, the passing scenery, the sun flitting through the trees, it was soothing to my soul. Listening to funky tunes, watching shadows dancing on the window, the previous week's lows were all in the past. There are times in life when you are screaming why?, there are other times when the why is forgotten, when you appreciate life's blessings and for a moment or two everything is just fine. I truly was feeling good.

I spotted my buddy Mark walking down the platform towards me and unplugged my earphones. We shook hands, joked about the shocking weather that is niggling away at our sanity and sat down on a bench to wait for our train.

"What's that in your ear?" he asked.

"Huh?"

"You've got a bit of sponge in your ear?"

"Sponge?"

In a remarkable defiance of physics and a flagrant act of rebellion one of the foam earphone covers had remained in my ear when I had removed my earphones. Sometimes life is just not fair. At least he had spotted it before I got to work.

50 comments:

Eric said...

Thank God he had porifera-l vision... You know, because the phyla of sponges... nevermind...

Audra said...

God I read that as splooge at first where is my mind this morning?

jpooh said...

*note to self: never drink coffee while reading the comments section of Mo's blog*

Audra, you needed to post a "spew warning" with that one; it's going to take half an hour to clean the coffee off of my desk...and my monitor...and my keyboard...and my shirt...

Harmony said...

LOL @ Audra

We just went from winter to the dead of summer over here. Shocking weather indeed.

blognut said...

Better to look a little silly over a sponge in your ear than a booger in your nose or something.

It's still a good day, right?

Diane said...

At least you can get them in your ears. I think my ears are deformed. I put them in; they fall right out. So annoying.

Samsmama said...

I cannot form a comment after reading what Audra said. What the hell?

Mr. Condescending said...

Oh god that would have been funny to see. Ever have that feeling when you accidently snot rocket, but you can't find where it landed?

♥ Braja said...

Sponge my arse, it's potatoes growin' in yer ears, as yer ma always warned you...

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

sorry, mo

as funny as your story was, Audra has stolen your thunder

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Last month I had a student tell me I had a bat falling out of the cave.

andy said...

always find a bright side, dude.

@ least is wasn't a big chunk of ear wax.

that would be embarrassing AND gross.

kind of like when heathen 5 pointed out that i don't clean my ears enough and "you have crows feet". it's times like those my kids are lucky that i work at a jail and don't want to have to eat the food so i find that last little bit of self restraint inside myself.

kind of like that.

andy

Call Me Cate said...

Better to be told by a friend than a foe. Though I might've pretended he was dumb for asking because that is SO obviously my listening device for communicating with the aliens or the Pope or Jack Bauer.

Courtney said...

Similar to the time I was sitting at my desk (at work) thinking how nice the day was and how cute my outfit was. I chatted up the coworkers, welcomed a client and then realized my pants zipper was down attempting to give everyone a peep show......good times!

Gaston Studio said...

Is this part of Totally Awkward Tuesday? ;-)

The Jules said...

You do have to be careful of orificey sponges. they take root very easily.

Good idea pretending it had come off your headphones though.

P.S. - Eric, "Poriferal vision" I properly lolled.

Soda and Candy said...

I'm actually with Diane, but I like to think it's because I have tiny delicate ear canals that simply cannot accommodate those big ear-buds!

chris hale said...

Mo, it sounds as though you've had a lucky escape from the Aural Sponge of Doom! Be on your guard. They really are out to get you...

C.B. Jones said...

Keep it in your ear. You could use it to filter out any potential nonsense you'd normally hear from coworkers.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hahahahaha! Thanks for the afternoon laugh!

Peggy said...

My sister once walked through an entire auditorium with the back of her dress stuck in her pantyhose. A little sponge in the ear is nothing my friend.

I usually have toilet paper stuck to my shoe (aka a sneaky) or the size sticker on my clothes...

Girl Interrupted said...

Ah Mo ... this just proves that one man's sorrow is another (evil) blogger's joy

Happy Tuesday! ;)

Tooj said...

LOL It's so funny that you write about this now...when I was out jogging yesterday, I was trying to THINK of a way to ensure that my ear pieces would stay in my ear. They kept slipping out during the bounce.

Kat said...

You do know they make earphones without sponges right? They have these nifty ones with gel...they are lovely.

LiLu said...

Audra, I am right there with you. My head immediately went all Something-About-Mary on me.

Hit 40 said...

I think you should give an award to Mr. Condescending for best comment....

Snot Rocket!!! LOL!!!

Beth said...

Dude, you may need to keep some tweezers handy when you are listening to music.

WM said...

More funny than humiliating...the day you spit food out of your mouth and on to your sister's forehead across from you while you're trying to have a conversation then come talk to me. ;)

Cora said...

At least he told you. I once fed ravioli to a toddler and went shoping afterwards. No-one bothered telling me I had a red ravioli toddler handprint on my face and I talked to about a dozen people! I only found out when I got back home and saw it in the mirror.

Grrrr.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

And thank goodness it really WASN'T a sponge because that would have been kind of hard to explain!

Sassy Britches said...

Sit back at watch the offers of the 1980's over-the-ear headphones roll in...

~E said...

This has nothing to do with your blog post...

But why is it that everytime I read your blog, the google ad on the right hand side says "best manila hotels" and stuff about the Philippines?

Is your blog spying on me? HOW DOES IT KNOW!?!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Better that than a Protectaid spongey thing in your ear.

Me, Amplified said...

you should have just said to him 'what are you talking about? this sponge in my ear is actually infra red connected to my ipod. don't YOU have one? geez man, get with the times..." and so on and so forth, making him feel as awkward as possible, all the while surreptitiously removing the foam from your ear.

Scope said...

FYI - I mention you in today's post, but forgot to put in a link, cuz I suck. Sorry out that.

Comedy Goddess said...

Give it another 30 years and it will be hair growing out of you ears.

Ew! Did I actually just write that???

g said...

Better to learn about it now than to go around all day with it in there. You'd only know by seeing everyone's eyes straying off to the side as you spoke with them.

Audra!! Goodness!

diane said...

That's hilarious! (I think I love you)

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Hey, it's worse than something else that could have been hanging off your ear. Did you see There's Something About Mary? If not, go to Youtube and you will laugh your ass off.

Nej said...

It could have been sooo much worse. Earbud cover in ear, definitely not embarrassing. Earbud cover sticking out of nose, now THAT'S embarrassing!!! :-) :-)

Amy said...

Heh.

And blognut makes a great point.

Jay said...

Good eye!

Fragrant Liar said...

What? You got something coming out of your ear? I forgot what you said. It's Audra's fault. She said splooge.

San Diego Momma said...

Just cruising by to say "Hi sponge ear, lame pants!"

Debbie said...

That's great! At least it wasn't a big gob of ear wax.

Maria Roth said...

Oh, big deal. When I was little, I used to get ear infections all the time, until my mom started putting oil (vitamin E, I think) into my ears, and then plugging them with cotton balls.

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

My first thought on that is that you had some kind of cake in your ear! Isn't that you that makes the quick chocolate sponge for your lovely wife?

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

That reminds me: I want your recipe for the microwave choco. sponge. I almost made it the other night but then decided I didn't want to risk getting it wrong.

Or I was lazy.

You pick.

:)

The Rambler said...

Chuckle.

This made me snort in laughter. At 2:53 am in the morning.

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