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Almost embarrassed to admit this

Almost embarrassed to admit this

May 27, 2007

Rob had to fax something for me on Friday. Why yes, I do have a fax machine of my own. But no, I have no idea how to work it. Yes, I could read the manual again and tinker with it again.

But I have more important things to do with my time like, um, surf the internet and eat my body weight in candy. Oh yeah, and raise them there children. It’s so much simpler to feign ignorance and have my husband do it.

I got it ready for him before he left for work. I looked around my “desk” (ironic quotes) and found a phone number written down on a yellow sticky pad. I didn’t really give it much thought as I tore the page off the pad, stuck it on my papers and handed it to him.

When Rob came home Friday night he said that the fax wouldn’t go through. Something he thought was rather strange, but I just just shrugged. Welcome to my world.

He gave me the fax and told me to email the person and ask if I had written the number down incorrectly.

He also thought it was strange that the phone number was an 866 number. I just shrugged again. Nothing is surprising in my world.

Tonight I was cleaning up my “desk” (ironic quotes) and came across the fax and suddenly it hit me. I must have written this phone number down for one of my kids.

1-866-436-5701 or perhaps you are more familiar with 1-866-IDOLS-01.

Yes, I had a fax sent to American Idol.

Are you really surprised now that I don’t know how to work my fax machine?

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  1. Sara says:

    BWAHAHAHA! Perfect.

  2. diatribal says:

    So the big question is….who were you voting for?! :)

  3. Anna says:

    Do all of your kids vote for same person?

  4. Anna says:

    Don’t be embarrassed, like no one else has ever faxed American Idol before. Perhaps they need to improve their connection with your TIVO and needed reminding. They could be getting a little big for their britches with the success of the show.


  5. Lacy says:

    I love it. That is SOOOO something I would do!

  6. cole says:

    I have had those moments of , Gee, I am so glad my idiocacy failed to promote it self across the land but sheesh, I feel purty dumb. I called and left a message for a friend and didn’t bother to listen to the quick message..it was the number of my hair salon and I called my friend a asshole (jokingly..) because they had been late to our last get together. It did not sound right and I didn’t think i could explain it away so I never went back. THe shame. and duh.

  7. Chookooloonks says:

    Oh, sure, right. “One of your kids.” Yuh-huh.



  8. Woman with Kids says:

    Personally, I love that you even had that number just laying around…

  9. Dootz says:

    …well, did Sanjaya fax you back?



  10. Novaks8 says:


    Also funny that you actually wrote the number down!

    I just read the Fuck/Truck post and almost choked on my yogurt!

    You are so funny.

    I have been showing my GH magazine to anyone who will look, saying “I KNOW her!”

  11. Daisy says:

    I am laughing so hard I’m snorting Diet Coke out my nose! (sorry, Paula)

  12. Gwen says:

    Once I read that it was an *866* number I knew exactly where you were headed with this post.

    That’s too funny.

  13. fidget says:

    that is AWESOME! hee hee hee

  14. deborah says:

    LOL - pure genious!

  15. peepnroosmom says:

    Hahahaha! You are so funny.
    I feign ignorance about John’s fax machine, too. It is just so much easier to get him to do it than trying to remember which buttons to push.

  16. Karen says:

    That’s pretty funny!!! Sounds like something I’d do!

  17. tori says:

    You are my kind of mom/person. You rock!