Friday, October 10, 2008

And I Don't Want Anyone At My Wedding Who's Called Me A Hussy

I went out to lunch with some of my mom's side of the family today. They brought up this conversation from a few months ago that I'd completely forgotten.

Me: Ugh, I can't stand Taylor Swift.
The Lil' Bro: Why? She's totally hot.
Me: I dunno. She always struck me as a skank.
Mom: Gretchen, you're kind of a skank.
Me: WHAT?
Mom: Well, you dye your hair...
Me: I do not think that word means what you think it means.
Mom: I figured it meant a wild, rebellious girl.
Me: (after a stunned silence) So close, yet so far.

Anyhoo, she now knows the definition. And next time she calls me a skank, I'll know she really means it.

16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That's SO funny. I love when people don't know what words mean.

Q said...

Hee.

Ashley said...

Haha that's funny! Glad she knows what it means though :) And I completely agree with you about Taylor Swift! I've never really liked her.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Oh my gosh! This is great lol. And for some reason my little brother thinks Taylor Swift is hot too. Creepy.

Edge said...

Taylor Swift has some nice dresses. That's about all I appreciate. Come on, Teardrops on my Guitar? Please, let me hurl.

Ahem. Anyway. My minirant of the day.

seven said...

Love the random Princess Bride quote in response to your mom. I do that all the time.

Also: misdefined words = general hilarity.

cuileann said...

Eee, that made me gasp and chuckle. I hope you used a nice Spanish accent with that PB line.

Patrice said...

Ah this made me laugh!

Nice blog.

Bayjb said...

This really made me laugh. It sounds like a convo I would have had with my crazy grandma. FYI: if dying your hair makes you a skank, I'm right there with you.

Jamie said...

You're mom is hilarious!

Sarah said...

that's hilarious! love when you write about your little bro.

Enna Isilee said...

I tagged you

surviving myself said...

Well maybe you shouldn't dye your hair and make everyone think bad thoughts!

Jess Riley said...

We need to get our moms together. For the blogging material alone.

(LOVE the photo of Steve Martin ironing the kitten.)

Kristen said...

i'm so happy that i read your blog today. :) that was great!

Rebekah said...

You wretched hair-dyer, you!

I do like me some Taylor Swift. But then, I like her because at such a young age, she's nice and bitter. And a LITTLE skankiness never hurt.