Now you know the TRUE STORY!

Hello everyone! Came in from the sun, feeling it on my shoulders. Probably should have came in sooner, but just so relaxing to be out there chatting with a nice breeze going. I do have something important to explain tho, and that is what this post is about. A more unique post, but one I believe you will enjoy!

If you have read my Friday’s 6 word story post and the comments on my “From the Mountains to the Cornfields”post , then you will understand what this post is about. You see there has been a some mischievous comments made by a Father and Daughter team that call themselves the Dynamic Duo or Double Trouble actually fits better! Comments about packages that I send to myself and jackalopes and the latest ones are  about  mugs from my home state of Pennsylvania that I sent to the Daughter. If you have read what they say was stated on the mug, it is WRONG! I am writing this to set the record straight.Sit back  and enjoy the tale!

How did the exchange of witty comments and gag gifts start? It started by me innocently, remember I am the INNOCENT one here,  following a blog by Colin. He is half of the Double Trouble team. In getting to know him he introduced me  to Melanie, his daughter through email. She turned out to be only a year younger than me. Our emails quickly  turned to texts, which turned to phone calls. We hit it off at once, and talked about everything. In our conversation her Dad was brought up, and I commented on how I was seeing his wit come through, as I got to know him. She said, “No one can outwit Dad!” When she said that I took it as a challenge! Little did I know what I was really getting into! I dealt with being told to write about Nuclear Physics effects on economies of Third World Countries to being asked to interpret a Latin inscription that was on a  old, relic flower pot! Yeah, I actually asked on Facebook for help with that one. Fortunately only 2 people responded asking what the phrase was. I messaged it to them and well, we will leave it at that. I believe they are still laughing! I have experienced quite frequent occasions of heat rising in my red cheeks since I have met this Double Trouble Duo.

I was realizing how accurate  Melanie was when talking about her Dad’s wit.That  something had to change. One day the fictional Jackalope came to my mind. I thought Hey, these are Canadians, maybe they never heard of the Jackalope 🙂 So I INNOCENTLY texted Melanie asking if they have Jackalopes up there. Her reply, “Yup, we BBQ them!” Now, I KNEW she was fooling me for you can’t BBQ a fake animal, unless maybe she was thinking of a Jack Rabbit 🙂 I really should have left it go, but I felt compelled to answer and texted back “Seriously?” Yeah, it pretty much went downhill from there for me! I got taken into the Witty world of Melanie and told how her Dad, Colin has a secret BBQ recipe sauce for jackalopes. That they don’t BBQ the horns, for that would just be silly! They use those as stock in soup. I should have known, right?  And of course Melanie had to mention it to Colin, see that is where the Dynamic Duo comes in to play. For she wanted to make sure it was Jackalope they BBQ’ed and not Rhinophant. He informed her it was, as Rhinophants have too hard and scaly of a back! I so needed to know that !

Can you imagine my face as these texts are pouring in? Can you see how my brain can get muddled? I wasn’t sure what to do, but knew I had to go above and beyond just making witty remarks. That my friends is where the packages came in!

I decided to send this Dynamic Duo each a special package. BUT my brain was so befuddled that yes I did put the wrong address on and yes the packages did come back to me but can you blame me?? See the important information that Colin left out when he was making comments about this incident.  I was truly worried for my friends that believed in fantasy animals and decided that if I couldn’t get them to not believe in the Jackalope that I would pacify them. I would go along pretending but encourage them to SAVE the JACKALOPE, not BBQ them, for that is just mean! So mugs were sent as reminders. Mugs that had the Jackalopes picture and said SAVE THE JACKALOPE!  Unfortunately their poor minds are so mixed up by believing in 2 fantasy animals, you  can’t forget the Rhinophant. They are so discombobulated that the one mug sent to Melanie they believe  says something totally different!! I tried numerous times to assure them that the mug did not say that, but alas I have failed.2  more packages are still in transit with different things that I am really hoping they will be able to properly identify. Tho I do have some concern about the outcome. If I had known how badly they would misinterpret the one mug, I would have perhaps did some re thinking of the other items I sent. They do say hindsight is 20/20.

So my friends be prepared, for I am sure you will hear more when those packages arrive! Just remember when you see a comment by Colin or Melanie, these are people that believe in fantasy animals. Are you really going to believe what they say came in the packages from me??? But be nice to them, they can’t help that they are CONFUSED!

Yes, the battle of wits continues, or as Melanie likes to say , The Dance. She has stated that NO ONE has ever brought this Father and Daughter team down, I say its about time someone does and who better for it to be than yours truly , ME 🙂 Don’t you agree?

Just to clarify, so no one is thinking wrongly, this is all done in fun. No hard feelings exist! We are great friends and I am honestly truly thankful for them! Thankful even when I am making faces at “them” when I look at the computer or my phone! That one day when I make that trip to the far off land of Canada, that there will be hugs shared. BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE the hugs  will quickly be  followed by overdue, well deserved SWATS made on their arms!

 

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55 thoughts on “Now you know the TRUE STORY!

  1. Thank you Carolyn for explaining it all so well….. and clearly you are telling the truth (yey right!).

    Was it deliberate, or by accident, that you omitted to mention that the mug which Melanie has (which you claim she does not have) is being photographed and the pic sent to you as soon as she gets an internet connection?
    Was it deliberate, or by accident, that you omitted to mention that no packages have been received by me yet?
    I note that you were feeling the sun on your shoulders, so perhaps your mind was being just a little “cooked” as well?

    Nice try… but your friends are too smart to swallow that story. Oh…..and please say “Hi!” to Amy for me. 🙂

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  2. Ahem..no offense, Colin but I have known Carolyn practically my whole life and I have a very hard time believing she sent you the mug in question. But then again, she never fails to surprise me. 🙂 (Just wanted to jump in and defend my bestie!) Continue having fun, you all!

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      • Jodi & Meg seem like really nice logical people. You should listen to them more!

        Anyway…an update: I am given to understand that Melanie has sent you a close up pic of the “Hottest Girls” mug so the outstanding questions are:

        Did a PA mug company decide to randomly select a Canadian to send it to?
        Did Melanie find a company that sold PA mugs; buy one and ship it to herself just for fun?
        Did the company simply screw up?
        Is Carolyn completely confused and is now frantically trying (not very well I should add) to cover up the mess?

        If I was a gambler, I know where my money would go!

        Have a great day Jodi and Meg… and of course you Amy. 🙂

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  3. I vote to BBQ them, even if it is mean. After all, if they really existed, they would just be varmints getting into the garden. And a pulled-jackalope sandwich on a hoagie bun with plenty of secret-recipe BBQ sauce would be very tasty for a July picnic.

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  4. So yet again I find myself having to try to explain things . You would think I would be becoming an expert at rhis by now!
    You gave 3 options that could possibly explain the mug Colin . The problem is none of them are correct!!
    I am pretty confident that you and Melanie KNOW very well the origin of this mug! And as you keep this secret to yourselves you both are smirking! in fact I am 100% sure about the smirking!
    Smirking as I try to explain to others that yes I am from Pennaylvania and yes I know of that town BUT I did NOT send that mug!

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    • We (and many others) would probably believe you, but then you have to suggest how on earth a Hottest Girls mug arrived in Melanie ‘s possession. If you knew Melanie’s financial situation, you would know that she would not buy a mug from PA, to be shipped to herself (only you do that!) and just for fun. Remember she does not have cable TV and she is dependent on free wi-fi for her internet.

      If my other 2 suggestions are not feasible then, for your own credibility, you should at least have an alternative suggestion to offer!

      Meg, Jodi, Amy, and perhaps even Char are probably awaiting something from you that makes sense.

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  5. Actually Colin one of your options that you listed is pretty close to the truth i think! The one about Melanie ordering the mug herself and ahipping it to herself! See I believe that by my post my readers know that you and Melanie are NOT innocent! That there is a part miasing in this story that you both could probably answer better thab I!!!
    Do companies mess up orders at rimes ? YES! BUT the possibility that this company just “accidentally” sent a mug withMY State on it . My State out of 50 other states to choose from!!! Nope didn’t happen! Try again 😉

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  6. Oh you sound so logical as you smile as you type!
    Eaay solution to what you brought up! i Never said Melanie PAID for it. Just that it was delivered to her! Her partner in crime could have paid for it!
    Melanie was hoping to get onlime today tp eead this. i am sure that she will have an idea to share! Can you aend her a link to this post since my phone is being dumb again ? 😉

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    • So you are suggesting that I ordered the mug with reference to an unknown town in PA (New Castle); shipped it halfway across Canada to Melanie, so that she could pretend to have got it from you?

      I hate to stress the obvious, but I would not have to send it to Melanie. I could have just contacted you direct and say “What’s with this “Hottest Girls are from New Castle” mug?

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      • Oh you are right it doesn’t make sense you would go to all that trouble BUT Hmmmm…lets look at who is doimg this my friend 😉
        Someone who BBQ’ed jackope for their daughter. A man who chases Rhinophants. Yes I got a email saying how they are dangerous. Fictional animals are dangerous??? What other fictional things are you afraid of??
        This also comes from a man who claims he needs help translating a Latim phrase well my friends I had to break it to him that it was really English!
        Last of all I have read in his own blog how he has “moments of not thinkimg” Could this have been another moment of not thinking??? You forgot the name of my town……..Wonder if your friends would agree with my theory? 😉

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  7. Colin maybe I need to find some of your friends that have known you for awhile and know the “not so innocent” side of you. See what their opinion is on how this mug in question JUST HAPPENED to show up at Melanie’s!

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    • Carolyn: If either Melanie or I wanted to order a PA mug for some obscure reason, don’t you think that we would have picked one with your town name rather than New Castle. Your idea really does not make a lot of sense. I think you should just admit that somehow you got really confused. Admit it and we can all move on!

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  8. Oh trust me the towm name confuaes me as qell but I have my theory for that. I will admit to times that I have messed up BUT Nope this time that did NOT happen my friend!
    No this was a well devised scheme hought of by the Double Trouble Duo to stay a “Dance” step ahead of me!!!
    Meg and Jodi and Char you all agree right? And my other friends will be commeting as well 😉

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      • 🙂
        Remember don’t be swayed by what Colin is saying in how everyone is “waiting for an answer” from me…..You know the answer Ameena! You are smart! You see how I been set up!!! Right?

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      • Carolyn – Remember our email dialogue the other day? I will quite happily copy and paste from your emails into this Post if you keep “stirring the pot”. It’s your call my friend, but I have no reservations in addressing (good word eh?) this whole story if necessary. 🙂

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      • Colin — threatening to post personal emails is in very poor taste, even in a humorous comment thread. Giving you the benefit of the doubt that you would not really do it and are only joking, it’s still not funny. 😦

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      • Hi Meg – I understand your point, but you really have to understand the context of said emails. To comment out of context is very misleading. I have the greatest respect for Carolyn, and her sense of humor and would do nothing intentionally that could be insensitive. Hopefully she will support me on this but, knowing her sense of humor… perhaps she won’t!!! 🙂

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      • Yup, all is good Meg 🙂 And remember if things Colin says seem a little insane, this is the man who is afraid of dangerous Rhinophants….just saying….plus he is getting OLD as well, so you know them 2 together, welll…..

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    • I am laughing! For while you 2 were posting I was literally typing a email to Colin. Meg, I do appreciate you sticking up for me, but I know very well what emails Colin means and no its not personal in any way!. I was gonna reply back on here instead of sending the email, but my comments keep getting under the wrong thing on here. Anyway its all good Meg, nothing to be worried about. I will defend Colin this time, just don’t get used to it Colin! 🙂

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  9. I know that English term…..you are the one who had trouble interpreting English thinking ts latin.;)
    Oh and Melanie got a package today and GUESS WHAT It WAS EXACTLY what it was supposed to be!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Difficulty in knowing the fine details that took place in knowing exactly HOW the package arrived..I know the 2 people that orchestretated it nust don’t know how exaxtly. But will figure it out ! For being too curious for too long is not a sfrong trait of mine 😉

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  11. Carolyn, you can settle this very easily by posting a link to the web page where you bought the Save the Jackalope mug. If it doesn’t have a Hottest Girls mug, then you couldn’t have ordered one by mistake.

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    • Colin look you were right Meg is a smart and logical thinker! Didn’t you point that out earlier ??;)
      Thank you Meg! When have access to computer again will do it 😉

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      • How nice of you to commend Megan for her smart thinking. But was a little shocked . For goung by past experience WHEN I have madr a clever response to your wit it gets twisted around! Not complimented! HA!
        Oh I get it itd because she agreed about BBQ’ing the poor Jackalope isn’t it! Thats Ok I hope to get the link posted today to PROVE about the scheme of the Double Trouble Duo! 😉

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    • Ok the banging of my head haa stopped so that I can reply.
      There were 20 freaking pagea of mugs! I started searching for the “”Hottest Girls” mug so that this VERY THING wouldn’t happen! Well sis-in-law and MIL distracted me and I didn’t finish the pages but figured I would be OK for I hadn’t seen the mug yet.! I even typed it in the seaexh bar and nothing came up! So I smugly amiled and posted and well you all see what happened! The same thinf that always happens when I feel smug!
      But as I said bedore I am TRUSTING my readwrs to lmow the trutb and not let Coln and Melanie feel SMUG! HA!
      Oh and Colin I do daydream! Daydream about beimg able to hold onto the SMUG feelimg for longer than what it has been lately! 😉
      AND ONE LAST DETAIL that can’t be forgotten!!! The 2nd WORD in your comment you kmow the NAME that begins with a C! I am thinking you had one pf your moments of not thiinking clearly……for I know you would not have done that purposely no definitely not 😉 ;p ;p

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  12. Oh my! This is all a bit insane! What if I admit to sending it?? Just kidding! Carolyn do you have the order confirmation that would detail your purchase? I know you aren’t home so you may not.

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  13. You admitting to sending it Ha!Ha! Thats all I need yet with my frazzled brain! LOL! No don’t have it but trusting in the good sense of my readers to know the truth and you are welcome for the ENTERTAINMENT 😉 Oh and Colin my reply to you IS coming!!

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