Karma Is Not My Friend

February 22, 2009 by Michelle

Last night, my husband went to bed before me by a couple minutes. By the time I finished straightening things up downstairs and getting my mug of water, he was laying in bed and watching tv.

Since I’m usually the one who has the television on minimal volume when I fall asleep, it is kept on my channel. That television is basically a Food Network television. My husband though… not so into the Food Network.

When I walked into the room, the television was on a different channel. Nope, not ESPN (good guess though). Not Comedy Central (another good guess). Not the nightly news. Not the Simpsons on Fox. Nope, not my husband. He was watching the Weather Channel.

My husband is one of those Weather Channel junkies. He actually has a favorite weather guy — but don’t ask me the name. He likes to watch the progress of extreme weather — in other locales. He thinks it’s fascinating. I think it’s weird.

As I realized what he was watching, I started to giggle. And make fun of him. I did the big loser sign with my hands on my forehead. Still giggling, I bent down to take off my jeans.

The three years of yoga weren’t enough. My ankle somehow got caught in the heel of the jeans. I started to lose my balance and could feel my weight shifting backwards. I had two choices, and I had to decide quickly. I could either hop backwards hoping to regain my balance with both legs in the jeans but one leg half out, or I could try to sit down quickly and control my fall.

I chose option b. I neglected to account for the large magazine basket sitting next to the nightstand behind me. I neglected to notice how sharp the edge of the magazine basket is.

I quickly found out, however, as I sat on the handle of said basket. With all my weight, and the momentum of my fall. As I knocked the basket over, I continued to fall, and the basket ended up atop me. My feet went over my head, and my pride was lost somewhere amidst all the mess.

My husband, on the other hand, thought that it was perfect. He couldn’t even offer to help me up because he was laughing so hard.

Thanks, Karma. I didn’t really need that bruise. For some reason, though, my husband thinks I did.



  • Megryansmom

    I’m not laughing, nope not me, sorry, but the visual was rather funny.
    p.s. When my hubby watches the weather channel I refer to it as old man’s MTV

  • Stesha

    If I laugh any harder I will go into labor. Thanks for the laugh of the century.

    Is it wrong that I read it 2x, so I could laugh again?

    Hugs and Mocha,

  • Melisa with one S

    Um, I’m *trying* not to laugh. But I sorta can’t help it.

    I’m all OVER that “L” for Loser regarding the Weather Channel though. Guess who else’s husband loves to watch that?

    (your twin)

    Hope your butt feels better soon!

  • Young Momma

    LMAO!!! Oh that was good. Karma lubs you! LOL

  • septembermom

    You described the fall so vividly! So sorry that you had to get a bruise in order to give him a chuckle : ( I’m also a big Food Network fan. My husband gets excited about weather too. What I hate is when he watches something like “Ice Road Truckers”. Not very interesting to me!

  • MaBunny

    been there , done that kind of fall. it is quite embarrassing and colorful ( referring to resulting bruise.)
    Your description however was pretty funny! Hope you are ok now.

  • {Katie Lane}

    Ha ha this made me laugh a lot! My hubby would have laughed at me too.

  • Michelle

    Megryansmom – I am SOOO using that moniker the next time I catch my husband watching the Weather Channel. Thanks!

    Stesha – Yes. That’s very wrong. And mean to rub in how funny you found it, too. Oh. Wait. That’s why I posted it, wasn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Melisa – Actually, I had to sleep on the *other* side last night. And it’s kinda sore today. And of COURSE your husband is into the Weather Channel. Why am I not surprised?

    Young Momma – Yep, just like everyone else ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just didn’t think it would umm bite me in the a$$ so quickly though!

    septembermom – Ice Road Truckers? Seriously? I suppose with this many channels, there really is a show for EVERYone!

    MaBunny – I’m ok now, but my pride is still MIA. And the buise is quite colorful at the moment, thanks.

    Katie Lane – Granted, I probably would have laughed at myself if I could see it. And if it didn’t hurt so badly. Glad you were entertained!

  • anymommy

    At least he didn’t make the loser sign back at you?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I agree, the bruise was over the top, karma is now on your side.

  • Cookie

    ROFL! Hope you are feeling better ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle

    anymommy – It’s possible that he was trying to make the sign back but wasn’t physically capable due to the spasms of laughter rocking his body.

    Cookie – Thanks! I’m doing better, but again… my pride is still battered. Especially since this isn’t my first issue like this. Do you remember my jump rope incident?

  • Irene

    LOL! You sound exactly like me. I am always doing something incredibly stupid and my husband just laughs his ass off at me. Meanie.

    Oh – and interestingly enough…my husband is also absolutely a weather channel junkie. That is weird-scary!

  • Michelle

    Irene – So glad it isn’t just me! And ummm yeah. I’m finding that the weather channel fetishes are more common than I’d thought!

  • Sorcerer

    Nice one

  • Michelle

    Sorcerer – Yeah… it’s pretty special, I know. If only I could have had the video.

  • BeeHappy

    Sorry but this post made me laugh out loud at work ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle

    BeeHappy – At least some good came from this then, right?

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