Dinner Conversation

by Marinka on January 18, 2011

The other day Husbandrinka, my stepson and I had dinner, while the younger kids were busy watching My Strange Addiction or something.  Have you seen that show? I can hardly sit through the commercials of that woman eating Comet.

We dined, Cometlessly, and because you’re supposed to talk to teenagers apparently, we discussed current events.  The shooting in Arizona, that kind of stuff. And my stepson mentioned reading that because of the rampage, some people are stocking up on guns out of fear that they will be outlawed.

Naturally I want to be as supportive as possible, while appearing young and hip, so I immediately signed on.
“We must all get guns as soon as possible!” I said.

Husbandrinka is more Old School.

“It’s not a good idea to have guns with children in the house,” he told me.

I chewed on that.  “You have a point,” I conceded.  “Because kids can really provoke you into a shooting rampage.”

“I meant that the child can find a gun and have an accident,” Husbandrinka looked at me as though I were a moron.

This is why it’s important for families to come together for dinner.  Fully armed, preferably.

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Donna January 18, 2011 at 8:02 am

You just made me spit tea out my nose, laughing.

Good thing I don’t have a gun. Or your address.


January 18, 2011 at 8:18 am


My new call to dinner, “Let’s eat, Cometlessly.”


January 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

Oh my god, I snorted coffee out my nose at your comment. Sheer awesomeness.


January 18, 2011 at 9:27 am

You’ve just given me an idea for my (much deserved) 15 minutes of fame: I will eat guns during family dinners. I mean, come on, they have to be tastier and easier to digest than Comet. Wait…isn’t Comet used in meth? Perhaps that woman has a point after all?


Janie January 18, 2011 at 10:13 am

You are too funny, girl!


dusty earth mother January 18, 2011 at 10:23 am

“We must all get guns as soon as possible!” sounds like a line from a Chekhov play. I love that.


christy January 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

Hehehe I’m giggling out loud!


January 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

I think you have a better reason not to have guns. A children-induced shooting rampage.


Lynn MacDonald (All Fooked Up) January 18, 2011 at 11:01 am

Makes me really miss the crazy dinner table conversations we used to have. I had lunch with my girls over Christmas and a 21 year old boy and the convo was about bow hunting and was so damn funny!!! Now I’m not letting my son bring a gun to the table anymore.


Denise January 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

We had cable television this weekend when we stayed in the mountains. Oh my comet eating lady, what in the world? TLC has really outdone themselves. I’m back to my 5 stations now and no longer scared of the television.


January 18, 2011 at 11:41 am

What a delightful story about your family time. Thank you for sharing. 😉


traci January 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

My dad’s first concern with me moving to New Jersey was the fact that there is no concealed carry law. Meaning, with the exception of law enforcement, you can’t carry a gun. When pressed to explain what he thought would happen now that his daughter, and grandchildren lived outside of a concealed carry state (READ:TEXAS) was what my plans were when the revolution comes. But I’m thinking his real concern had something to do with whether or not my sinks had been recently cleaned with Comet.


January 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I think this could be a new children’s book in the making. Hilarious.


January 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

its also not a good idea to have a gun in your house if furniture has ever been a casualty in a marriage war.

::raises hands::
::backs out::


Mwa (Lost in Translation) January 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Your reason is pretty valid too, in my opinion.


elizabeth-flourish in progress
January 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm

have you seen the episode about the woman who eats toilet paper? or couch cushions? i mean, not that i watch that stuff. i’m really classy, so i just like to watch masterpiece theater, which is fine, because i think the good people at PBS renamed it Real Housewives and put it on Bravo. I don’t know why.


Loukia January 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm

You always make me laugh! Guns completely freak me out. It is such a good thing I live in Canada! When I lived in D.C. I did my 10 minute documentary on gun control – I went to a shooting range, shot a gun, hit my target, turned around happily cheering, while pointing my loaded gun at my instructor. He freaked out! Sheesh… 😉
Then I went to a gun show – freaking thing I have EVER seen in my life! I interviewed the people at Brady Campaign to end gun violance, too. It was an awesome documentary and I lost it. 🙁


the mama bird diaries (AKA Cash)
January 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Now I know what to get you for your birthday. A handgun! Perfect.


January 18, 2011 at 10:59 pm

A gun and I in Manhattan wouldn’t be pretty. My list is 20 pages long. Starting with my coop board president. This comment can be deleted, right?


ciara January 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

this gave me a good chuckle this morning…thanks lol hey, speaking of my strange addiction…there was a commercial for one where a girl (prob in her late teens early 20s) who ate her hair follicles. i was literally sick…i’m sick every time i think about it. gross.


p-huong January 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

You have a point. If I had one of those air pellet guns, I would have shot my kid brother and sister. In fact, my friends had one back in college and I got shot. It hurt. And then I laughed. I know it’s not a real gun, still a gun.


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