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In which Winter Is Coming

 

Kevin told me in April that WINTER WAS COMING.  I was talking to him about it this morning before he left for work.

 

Me:                  so this WINTER IS COMING thing.  Was that only about work?

Kevin:             no, I told you it was about everything

Me:                  what do you mean?

Kevin:             it’s about work (he’ll be travelling a lot and the housing industry is in shambles)

                       It’s about Keely … about her surgery and about her anxiety over finding a job

                       It’s about Andie … her MCAT’s were coming up

Me:                  so no Daniel?

Kevin:             I don’t think so

Me:                  I see.  I just figured it was because summer was coming and you’d be turning on the air conditioner to the low 60’s and I’d fucking freeze to death on a nightly basis

Kevin:             no… it’s about how things were going to get tough

Me:                  so when is this WINTER over?

Kevin:             well, we’re still waiting on Andie’s MCAT scores right?

Me:                  yeah,

Kevin:             and Keely has had one medical disaster after another

Me:                  yeah

Kevin:             and I had to postpone my trip to Tennessee because of this pulmonary embolism thing right?

Me:                  yeah

Kevin:             so WINTER IS STILL HERE

Me:                  right.  And don’t forget that I wake up with hypothermia every morning

Kevin:             you do not

Me:                  I practically do but I sleep with a heating pad to keep me alive

Kevin:             you steal all the covers too

Me:                  I explained to you that I was framed for that

Kevin:             by whom

Me:                  by you!

Kevin:             I was sleeping, and freezing

Me:                  right, you framed me in our sleep so you could blame me for freezing when in fact it’s like the artic in here

Kevin              I like it to be cold out and then be under the covers

Me:                  which is why you shouldn’t push them on me and then frame me for it

Kevin:             all the covers are hanging off your side of the bed

Me:                  and yet? I still have the exact same surface area covered

Kevin:             what?

Me:                  all the rest is hanging off the side of the bed so I have the exact same amount of covers

Kevin:             so? It’s still over on your side. That’s the stupidest defense I ever heard

Me:                  if that’s the case then clearly you haven’t been listening to my many defenses over the years

Kevin:             the point is that I have no covers to protect me from the fan (oh did I mention he also needs a fan blowing on him?)

Me:                  well, you did say that WINTER WAS COMING … and stop framing me also

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17 Comments

  1. Mayor Gia
    June 26, 2012

    Hahahah I LOVE Game of Thrones on HBO. (Okay, first I was horrified, then I started to love it). I need to start using that phrase when the shit is about the hit the fan.
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    • Lynn
      June 26, 2012

      yeah…my family watches it together

  2. Dylan Lin Calista
    June 26, 2012

    Okay, where’s Tyrion? LOL

    I love the Game of Thrones. My brother asked me the other day what the phrase meant – ‘Winter Is Coming’

    He asked if it had anything to do with ‘dead people’…(sigh)

    Well, Winter did come for me today. Subsidiary company of where I work shut down and the bosses made a run for it. Well, okay, winter didn’t come. It didn’t came. It fucking shat on me.

    • Lynn
      June 26, 2012

      I’m so sorry. Do you still have a job??

      • Dylan Lin Calista
        June 26, 2012

        Thanks…

        Yes, I do, for now…but I don’t think I will for long…because the company that shut down is bigger than the one I work for…

        I am sooo trying not to lose it. I mean, I still can’t walk. Even if I wanted to go out and get a new job/ go for interviews, I can’t because surgery really knocked me down a couple of pegs. Still can’t walk without gasping and it’s been a month. Sucks.

  3. Name *
    June 26, 2012

    Wish I could complain that I was cold. Now don’t remind me of that come winter but right now this 100+ every day is getting way fucking cold..I mean old. Living in Colorado a swamp cooler is usually all you need but when it’s this hot for this long the water evaporates out of the cooler faster than you can put it in and it’s too fucking hot to get on the roof to refill it so you keep turning it off to refill it and then enjoy the delightful breeze for a few until it all starts all over again. Right now it would be worth investing in central air except I’ve only really needed it maybe a handful of times in the 20 years I’ve been here but right now it would be worth it. Do I ramble? You bet your ass. I hate it when it’s a highlight to go to work!

    Holy crap! Winter is here too!

    • Lynn
      June 26, 2012

      that totally sucks…

  4. Julie
    June 26, 2012

    I have no idea what The Game of Thrones is, however I would suggest a sleeping bag for Kevin’s side of the bed and all the covers for you.

    • Lynn
      June 26, 2012

      Julie…don’t you watch TV???

    • Lilly Kai
      July 1, 2012

      Haha! Julie, I don’t know what The Game of Thrones is too :)
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  5. Melanie
    June 26, 2012

    I need to start using this term. It’s a good one.

    And I like your blanket defense. Why would you steal more, just to have the exact same amount of coverage? Clearly there is a gnome on the other side of the bed who likes hanging blankets that is the culprit. A little Martha Gnomart if you will.
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    • Lynn
      June 26, 2012

      he always tries to blame me but i have amazing defenses!!

  6. Irene Ortiz
    June 26, 2012

    I love reading your conversation. I love this game Thrones.
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    • Lynn
      June 26, 2012

      thanks

  7. Jester Queen
    June 26, 2012

    I have been on vacation, and my phone has only let me comment reluctantly. But this one cracked me up in the Boston Airport this morning after getting up at an unholy hour to crank my kids through security so I had a prayer of not having a delayed flight.

  8. Tracy Black
    June 26, 2012

    I’m not really sure how I got here, but you are freakin’ hilarious. And your defense was brilliant. Okay, maybe not brilliant, but certainly clear and concise. Anyway, I totally got it.

  9. Valerie
    June 26, 2012

    Man… Winter is always coming. Friggin Starks. So pessimistic.

    Martin better get a move on with that next book!!!

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