Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, action adventure
A different “score” for the hubs.

If you visit this blog at all, you know I like to showcase the hubs work on Wednesdays. This is a slight departure, though still a “scenic route.” Here’s the story behind the photograph:

We were in Austin where our son was receiving his Masters degree. Trouble finding a place to eat in a city on a Friday night resulted in a rush to eat and get to airport to collect our daughter. The hubs had them pack up his veal chop and then he “stowed” it on the dashboard. A yellow light and a sharp turn later, his veal chop made a many points landing in/on my purse.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, action adventure
Note the noodles hanging off the door. I also had some on my hand because I tried to catch it. Yeah.

I won’t try to recapture the dialog that followed this epic flight of the veal chop. It is probably only funny to those of us in the car. He did protest when I started taking pictures for a blog post, but what else was I supposed to do? Everything I might have used to clean it up were deep in the purse, under noodles and chop.

The hubs handled most of the removal (he missed a spot behind the door handle) and we did make it to the airport on time. My purse did not fare as well. Grease stains and a whiff of veal when the wind is right do not bode well for its future as a receptacle for my valuables. It was a good purse, too, not perfect, but good.

While the hubs didn’t do it on purpose, there is some doubt as to his remorse. Had I not been so close to so many noodles, there might have been a high five or two. Next week we will return to our regularly scheduled, awesome hubby photos, but this week I conclude with these important questions:

What is the worst thing to befall a purse or briefcase or other favorite item? Have you ever sent a veal chop sailing at impressive speed? If you haven’t, is it on your bucket list? Will it be on your bucket list now?

Comments are entered into my monthly drawing for a $10 AnaBanana gift card. I love her products, not the least because they never smell of veal. Winner is announced the first blog post of the new month.Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

While you’re passing through my blog, I hope you’ll pop over and check out my landing page, where I feature photos TAKEN by the hubs, rather than damage DONE by the hubs. I also have a website, devoted to all things bookish, well, it’s devoted to my books. Which are (painfully) slowly being released in audio.

Perilously and purse-lessly yours,

by Pauline Baird Jones

Pauline’s Scenic Route: Epic Fail or Score?

8 thoughts on “Pauline’s Scenic Route: Epic Fail or Score?

  • December 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Man, what a crazy story! I guess he won’t be leaving things on the dashboard in the near future. Haha.

    • December 21, 2012 at 8:31 am

      I wish I could be sure of that. Now that’s he’s had such a SCORE, he might be plotting against my purse on a regular basis. LOLOL!

  • December 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I love it! Your poor purse though! It will be the last time your Hubs wonders why you’re taking a picture. LOL! Mine already knows! 🙂

    • December 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

      I know! I was sorry for the purse, but it was such a classic moment. You could not do that if one planned it! LOLOL! Next week, barring any accidents, I will return with more of his work, the pretty stuff. LOLOL!

  • December 13, 2012 at 7:47 am

    IMHO: Fail. Lack of forethought and preparation. But, these things happen and no one was maimed.

    I need to get a new camera. I have an old DSLR that I like a lot and I carry my camera bag with me whenever we go on an adventure. Well, mostly. My camera is kind of big and difficult to hang onto when I’m doing other things with my hands, like attempting to control an 80 pound powerhouse of a bulldog while amongst a crowd. Marie and I went to a Christmas tree farm to cut a tree this past weekend. Of course, we took Cochise; he loves to ride. As we were descending our driveway I realized I’d forgotten my camera bag. Marie said, it’s OK I have my camera. She has a slim lil Olympus that slips into a pocket easily. “You’ll have your hands full anyway, I’ll take some pictures for a ‘Cochise;s Adventures’ blog post.”

    We had a great time, found the perfect tree and Cochise was a big hit. Much adventure and a few comical moments. And we totally forgot to take pictures!

    What I REALLY need is a head mounted camera so I can snap shots of what I’m seeing at the flexing my jaw or something. Gonna have to work on that.

    I do hope all the chop & noodle stains come out of your car and purse. Thanks for sharing.

  • December 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Some years ago, when I was a worker person, I attended a fun day out function hosted by clients of my company. One senior client lady had rather a lot too much to drink and started to feel the queasy stomach results while watching a performance. The choice was her lap, the floor – or her handbag. Guess what won?

    Sorry, but you DID ask 🙂

  • December 12, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Wonderful post, Pauline! To me, it made complete sense to take pictures for a blog post as the first course of action. Got a real smile out of this one.

    • December 12, 2012 at 9:52 am

      LOL Thanks, Karen! Hubs could not believe I was taking a picture. Our scenic routes are often messy. Glad you enjoyed it. We sure got a laugh out of it at the time. That feeling of “what in the world–oh crap.” Yeah. LOL

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