Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Star Struck?

Happy Hump Day

Every so often I come across a funny that's so good, it's worth a post of its own. 

This is one of those.


Paul Newman

Women of a certain era will fully appreciate this true story.
(If you don't understand this, tell your mother, she'll get it!)

A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited.

One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk five-mile hike, she decided to treat herself to a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone.

She hopped in the car, drove to the center of the village and went straight to the combination bakery/ice cream parlor.

There was only one other patron in the store:
Paul Newman, sitting at the counter having a doughnut and coffee.

The woman's heart skipped a beat as her eyes made contact with those famous baby-blue eyes.

The actor nodded graciously and the star struck woman smiled demurely.

Pull yourself together, she chided herself. You're a happily married woman with three children. You're forty-five years old, not a teenager!

The clerk filled her order and she took the double-dip chocolate ice cream cone in one hand and her change in the other.

Then she went out the door, avoiding even a glance in Paul Newman's direction.

When she reached her car, she realized that she had a handful of change but her other hand was empty.

Where's my ice cream cone? Did I leave it in the store?

Back into the shop she went, expecting to see the cone still in the clerk's hand or in a holder on the counter or something!

No ice cream cone was in sight.

With that, she happened to look over at Paul Newman.

His face broke into his familiar, warm, friendly grin and he said to the woman,

"You put it in your purse."

* * * *

If you're too young to have ever fallen under the spell of those blue eyes, I'm really sorry for you. You've missed out on something special. 


And although I think Paul is worth plently of sighs, I wouldn't think of forgetting your "aw".

How about this one?

Okay, did that get you over the mid-week hump?

Answer to yesterday's trivia question:

Question: In what country was Britain's Queen Elizabeth II when she became Queen in 1952?

Answer: Kenya   Elizabeth II actually ascended some time in the night of February 5th/6th 1952, officially early hours of February 6, when staying overnight at the Treetops Hotel, Aberdare National Park, near Nyeri town, close to Mount Kenya. She was told of her father King George VI's death a few hours later after arriving at Sagana Lodge, the royal residence at Kiganjo, in the Mount Kenya foothills. Elizabeth II was the first British monarch since the William IV [reigned 1830-37] to be outside the UK on succession, and first in modern times whose exact time of accession is unknown because George VI died asleep at an uncertain time.

Medical Bloopers for Today:

Skin: somewhat pale but present.   (well, thank goodness for that)

The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor.    (do they charge extra for the table?)

Examination of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.    (no comment)


Jessica R. Patch said...

That story cracked me up! Paul was before my time but that doesn't mean I didn't swoon when I saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid!

Linda G. said...

Ha! The Paul Newman story cracked me up. And "circus sized"? 0_0

Maria Zannini said...

Ha! Now I feel moderately smart. I knew Elizabeth was in Africa, but I couldn't remember which country.

Liz Fichera said...

Ah, Paul. He was one of my mother's favorites. I might be a lot younger than Paul Newman was but I still think he's incredibly hot. The fact that he was a total class act just added to his charm.

Lydia Kang said...

LOL, no comment indeed!
those were pretty funny.

I didn't get your Paul Newman joke but it didn't matter bc I spend most of my time staring as his gorgeous eyes, like I always do!

Larri SeamsInspired said...

Hilarious! My MIL went to high school w/Paul Newman's wife, Joanne Woodward. She remembers her as being sweet; and says all the girls were so jealous when she married Paul. :)

Happy Wednesday!

Carol Kilgore said...

Paul Newman does have gorgeous eyes :)

And maybe that guy really was Circus Sized. One way or another. Just sayin' :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is funny!
Puppy is adorable.

LD Masterson said...

Jessica - You're in good company. Generations of womaen have swooned over Paul.

LD Masterson said...

Linda G. - Gotcha twice. My work is done.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - You're smarter than I am. I had no idea.

LD Masterson said...

Liz - Hot, with class. Yes, perfect description.

LD Masterson said...

Lydia - See! You were so taken in but those gorgeous eyes you probably only read half the funny.

The woman who was trying to be so cool was so star struck she kept her change in her hand and dropped her ice cream cone in her purse.

LD Masterson said...

Larri - Wow, I would love to have met Joanne Woodward. What a fantastic actress.

I think most of the women in this country (and beyond) were jealous when she married Paul.

LD Masterson said...

Carol - Circus sized... does conjure up some interesting possibilities.

LD Masterson said...

Alex - I love it. You're the first guy to leave a comment today and the only one to notice the puppy. The women were too busy drooling over Paul.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Paul trumped the puppy. Like there was even a contest!

Thanks for the funnies today!

Angela Brown said...

I cracked up laughing at the Paul Newman and the ice-cream-cone-in-the-purse story. But I fell to the floor dying at the "circus sized." Someone needs to definite update on some things...or that a certain patient could benefit from their own show at the circus lol!!!

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - True. Poor pup never had a chance.

LD Masterson said...

Angela - Hey, I put you on the floor. A successful hump day post.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

My mom would've done that. So would my mother-in-law, as she loved Newman.

Tara Tyler said...

such a handsome man. very much missed.

Misha Gericke said...

Hahahaha that's a great story. Sadly I was too young, but I've always appreciated his looks and acting when I watched older movies starring him.


LD Masterson said...

Diane - I imagine Paul has all the ladies swooning in heaven.

LD Masterson said...

Tara - Very much missed indeed.

LD Masterson said...

Misha - He even looked good in black and while.