Monday, April 30, 2012

2012 COAI Clown Convention-Part 2

The Husband took me with! To two events! Woohoo!!!
Here's some pictures. I'll write with some more humor and details in a few days. I'm still recovering from all the late nights. (Clowns go ALL night.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 COAI Clown Convention KC Part 1

The Husband called me last night around 9:30.  He said, "Don't wait up for me."
He was at the Clown Convention and he was having a blast.  Apparently, he had met some clowns from Mexico there.  They had come all the way from Mexico to be part of the convention.  I think he said they were some sort of vendor there.  He was going to be out late so he could take them out to eat. I think he wanted to pick their brains.
The Husband also said that he had taken a class about balloons, but I haven't been able to speak to him about what cool things he has learned because he left to return to the clown convention before I had even packed my lunch for work this morning.

Yes, I did type this while I was at work, but I did it to show my students how to create a blog post.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Vindicated at last!

Last weekend we took the Cuñada (my sister-in-law) and the Suegra (my mother-in-law) to Target. As we were walking around, the Husband pulls out his coins and I quote, "Ya no hagas de las monedas. Ya me aburrí," exclaims the Cuñada. (Loose translation: Enough with the coins already! I'm sick of it!)
"Hahaha!" I cackle. "See, it's not just me who dislikes being your magic guinea pig!" (That's a paraphrase, not a quote.) Apparently he'd been practicing his coin tricks on her all week because he was tired of me complaining!
Then I pulled out my smartphone and recorded exactly what the Cuñada said so I would be able to give you, my wonderful audience, an exact quote. Yet another reason I love my iPhone. I can keep track of ways to tease the Husband. :D

Saturday, April 14, 2012

No Fear

The Husband's family came to town from Mexico.  His brother, sister-in-law, nephew, mother, and sister all came.  The day before my brother-in-law left with his family (my sister-in-law and mother-in-law stayed longer), the Husband wanted to have an early birthday party for our nephew.  Should be a pretty simple, run-of-the-mill sort of thing for us, right?
Wrong.  Why?  The Nephew's AFRAID OF CLOWNS!!!!!!!  Since he resides in a different country than his uncle, the Husband, I suppose it's reasonable because he hasn't grown up seeing it like the Son has.  Usually, if we know a child at a party is going to be afraid of clowns, the Husband just leaves his make-up behind and wears one of his outfits.  The Husband, however, just couldn't allow that for the Nephew.  After all, this is a blood relative who is afraid of his beloved hobby.
So commenced Operation No Fear of Clowns.
Step 1.  Shop the thrift stores to put together an amazing clown outfit for the Nephew's mother (the Husband's Sister-in-law).
Step 2.  Every day for a whole week before the party, we told the Nephew that his uncle and his mom were going to dress up as clowns at the party.
Step 3.  The day of the party, the Nephew watched very attentively as the Husband did his own and the Nephew's mother's make-up.
Step 4.  Do an awesome magic show when the guests arrive.
And voilà, the kid thinks clowns are awesome.  Because they are.