Homer's Travels: Santa Clara Helmet Of Victory ... And Embarassment?!?

Friday, December 07, 2007

Santa Clara Helmet Of Victory ... And Embarassment?!?

I have many reasons to love the Wife and one of them is because she is crazy - in a good way. The Santa Clara Saints Football team are in the championships (Go Saints!). The championship game is Saturday. To prepare for the game the Wife bought 15 batters helmets, spray painted them gold, and epoxied little Saint Clare statues to the top of the helmets. She is going to give them to other teachers and they will wear them to the game. With the paint fumes on Wednesday and the epoxy fumes on Thursday, I think we were both going a little loopy.

She finished them Thursday night. The "J" was planning to stop by to see them. There was a knock on the door. The Wife donned a Santa Clara Helmet of Victory and opened the door and ... was face to face with a total stranger. There was a short pause when no one said anything then the lady at the door, without skipping a beat, asked if Eileen was home. Except for the pause, the lady did not react at all to the Wife wearing a gold helmet with nun stuck to the top of it. The Wife told her that she had the wrong address, closed the door, and promptly died of embarrassment. I, of course, supported her by laughing my A$$ off. It's been a long time since I laughed so hard. The wife was mortified but she started laughing because - what're ya goin' to do? What's done is done and what 's done is hilarious.

The "J" arrived and I opened the door to make sure the lady hadn't come back with the police and to prevent any more embarrassment. We shared the story with the "J" and we all had a good laugh before going out to eat at Pirate's.


  1. That is one of the funniest stories I have heard in a long time. I actually laughed my A$$ off as well. The Wife is something else huh? Think of all the enjoyment she provides for all of us. :)

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  3. Altar Boy, No names please.

    JaG, It was very funny.

    MoH, Yes, she is something else - something wonderful. She makes my life interesting to say the least.

  4. Heh, extremely funny. I love the fact that she had the idea for the hats too.

  5. GH: The Wife is scary creative. I wish I'd had a teacher like her when I was in high school.