"Hey, Could Ya Hand Me That Hoojaflobbets There?" - page 2

It's funny, how this aging business really slaps one upside the head now and again.....usually when (and where) s/he least expects it. My mother's face stares back at me from the mirror these... Read More

  1. by   VivaLasViejas
    They call that "mom-nesia" LOL

    My 27-year-old daughter c/o that too. At least she doesn't make fun of me anymore!
  2. by   franciscangypsy
    "thingie" is my word. And I have been known to do the define-the-word-until-someone-comes-up-with-the-word-you're-looking-for thing. And I still make fun of my Mom for it. After all, what are daughters for?
  3. by   diane227
    And my husband, who is taller that I am, who refuses to put my stuff at my level, bought be a "grabber" so I won't have to step on the stool. He is afraid that I will fall. Now THIS made me feel old. Now he REALLY won't put my stuff down lower because he likes to watch me use the grabber because he thinks it is funny.
  4. by   sharpeimom
    i have always been very close to my mom's twin sister's daughter. we're both only children. one christmas, we gave each other the same mug: "it's offical! i've become my mother!" great minds think alike, i guess! when my aunt calls, she says exactly what my mom used to say when i answered the phone: "hiya babe! i love you." she sounds identical to how my mom sounded, which is half comforting and reassuring and about half just plain creepy. while i realize that is not her intent... it is still eecchhh!

    am i being dumb?

    shar pei mom
  5. by   Grammyx6
    Whatchamacallits & thingy-bobs are more my phrases, but you had me laughing off my chair! I am not alone!!
  6. by   sharpeimom
    i was never able to meet my husband's maternal grandma, yet, i feel as though i know her. she was first generation german bride who used many words that were a combination of german and english,
    while others were simply made up words.

    my favorite? greeble. to greeble or greebling. as in, "stop that greebling around and ask where
    it is." i can just imagine a skinny little hand with claws on the end emerging from the depths of who-knows-where to begin rooting through things scavenging for gawd knows what...

    same grandma ... someone who was ridiculously overdressed for whatever occasion was described as "finkstox."

    allamagoozer- that was so hot, i burned my allamagoozer (esophagus.)

    shar pei mom
  7. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Loved the expression "Sometimer's moment". I refer to it as "hitting a slick spot"; talking along and the brain goes blank: afzzzzzzsssss! All of a sudden you've skated right past where you were headed with no clue how you got there! Trifocals are fun, too! I wish I could tell you some of the words I THOUGHT I saw, but the only ones that come to mind are non-nursing--like 'ROTTEN Furniture" instead of RATTAN, and "RELENTLESS Cheese" for RENNETLESS. I know I have a list of my mis-reads SOMEWHERE, but........Oh. And I am forever telling people "If you don't see me write it down, don't expect me to remember it."Then there's the folks who make a request, and when I immediately start to take care of it, they say, " Oh, you don't have to do it right NOW!", I respond, " Oh, YES I DO!"
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    Then there's the folks who make a request, and when I immediately start to take care of it, they say, " Oh, you don't have to do it right NOW!", I respond, " Oh, YES I DO!"

    ha ha ha ha ha! GUILTY!!
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    Me too!! 'Cause if I don't do it immediately, I WILL forget, and then I'll feel terrible when I finally do remember it hours (or sometimes days) later.