Begging the Blog's kind indulgence....
Yesterday in a comment on this blog I invited Tom to visit Ellis and Jeff and I in LA; the incentive I offered (beyond TAG'ish camaraderie) was "WAFFLES AND GUM."
This threw Tom a little. He wrote back, "Waffles and gum?"
But I thought it was funny. Blair came in and I told her.
She was perplexed, too.
When she asked this, her tone of complete bewilderment combined with the image of Tom's terse post and let me see, with fresh eyes, how stupid the phrase "WAFFLES AND GUM" is. I lost it, and for the first time in my life, spit water on not just my keyboard, but my entire laptop. HALF a mouthful was spewed before I could stanch the flow.
I didn't WANT to spit water all over my computer, so I tried to hold in what water was left. But I was still in the grip of hilarity. Racked by convulsions of mirth, the half-a-mouthful of water got sucked down my windpipe.
I was coughing and spluttering like a drowning man. Blair caught my laptop as I seizured myself off the couch. In a few minutes I'd coughed it all out, and, thankfully, there was no (serious) harm done (to my person or my lappy). But I haven't had that happen since I was a wee lad....
Nearly drowned by WAFFLES AND GUM. Click on Title header to this post for link. Sorry MJM, didn't mean to push you down from the top of the page.
Tom, the offer still stands.