Saturday, June 24, 2006

My Pimping Mother-in-Law

I'm watching Arrested Development, just after midnight last night. The phone rings. Panic does not ensue. Our phone number is off by one digit from the local Dominos. We don't get as many calls as you might expect, and handle them, usually, by playing around with the callers ("we're all out of pepperoni" or "that will be $50 plus delivery charge"). After midnight, it's likely someone drunk, and they're even more fun to mess with.

But of course there's always a chance it's an emergency, and when I answered and my mother-in-law said "Natalie!" in a very excited, strong tone, I went into crisis mode. Crisis mode for me is emotion clicked off, brain working a mile a minute cataloging possibilities and responses. In this case, I figured Dad had another heart attack and I was mentally already upstairs yanking Jim out of bed to drive to Hershey.

"What, what's wrong?" I ask.

"Orlando Bloom's on Jay Leno!"

Do I have the BEST relatives in the world or what????


Becka said...

That's AWESOME. LOL!! So did you flip over? ;D


Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Of course!!!!

It was a good interview. I was amazed how much more comfortable and confident he seemed.

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Karmela said...

I totally agree with your MIL. Orlando Bloom going on Leno totally deserves a midnight call.