Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sunday Night Out in U-City

After returning from church this afternoon, I began settling in at my house and preparing for a long night at home. Sunday evenings are often disappointing...as they are often filled with that dread of what will come Monday morning: the return to work. However, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from Brother John who asked me what I had planned for this evening. It was simple to report my very exciting answer, "cleaning, laundry, nothing mind blowing." I then was even further surprised to hear John's request to have me go with him to St. Louis.....to meet up with Brother Steve and Sister Susan Woods! I had heard that they attended the Fishing River Association in Independence (where John had been most of the weekend), but I had no idea they intended to head this way for a couple of days. I quickly ditched my plans to scour the kitchen and rushed to get ready so that John could pick me up.

I had a wonderful time visiting with them - especially while walking around University City. We devoured some burgers and toasted ravioli at Blueberry Hill, ate some ice cream at Ben & Jerry's, and enjoyed seeing the many shops in the Loop. We spoke about sermons we had heard, meetings we had attended, and church folks we all love. It was a great time of fellowship, and Brother Steve and Sister Susan are the kind of people to whom I hate to say goodbye. It seems there's never enough time to listen and learn everything I should from them. But, it only makes me look forward to "next time" that much more. We are so thankful that a December date has been set for Brother Steve to be ordained as an elder, and we are praying that God will be richly bless him as a pastor and teacher. I know I sure have been blessed by his (and Susan's) friendship!

Listening to Pat Green on the ride home, John and I talked about how much we enjoyed the evening - away from the boredom of a usual Sunday evening. Stimulating conversation and good friends are always better alternatives.

Below is a picture of the wall in Ben & Jerry's. I teased Brother Steve, Sister Susan, and John about possibly putting a picture of all 3 of them on my blog. Instead, we thought the wall of cows would be a better photo to include.

I was udderly delighted to be able to meet up with them for dinner.
I had no beefs with having to ride with Brother John to St. Louis.
I'm just glad I didn't have to hoof it.
Needless to say, it was a mooving experience.
Later, I'll have to get on the horn and tell some of the church folks about the night.
But, they might have already herd about it.
I know these puns are probably way pasture limit of dumb jokes, but it's my brand of humor. No bull.

93 comments:

lydia said...

You are too much...I'm glad to hear that you had an enjoyable evening in University City. My afternoon/evening was not so enjoyable. After sleeping too much and a "grande" latte, I am still up at a time when I shouldn't be.

lydia said...

Just in case you didn't notice...I NOW HAVE A BLOG TOO!

Dad said...

I tried to get your Mom to come up with a good pun, butter heart just wasn't in it.

Sandy-san said...

I gave up and made a not-yet-readable blog as well, Lydia. At some point, I will be milking this for all it's worth. =P

Sister Sandy

strem said...

Dad, your bad joke really made my stomach churn.

Dad said...

The butter pun was pretty cheesy.

strem said...
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strem said...

I was going to say that Sandy's comment was the cream of the crop. But, then I realized that some think that phrase has more to do with harvest than dairy. So, I apologize that my comment is extremely corny.

Aaron said...

I am going to steer clear of this conversation.

strem said...

Oh, cud it out, Aaron. I think you should re-veal another pun or two!

Piano Man said...

I think the corny comment goes against the grain of the cow and dairy theme of these puns.

Piano Man said...

It is getting late tonight. I think we should ruminate on this at least until tomorrow morning.

strem said...

That's true. Some folks might need a little time to think about these...but not you. Your "punniness" is secon-dairy only to your piano playing. You've got mad skills!

strem said...

The amount we've thought of is stag-gering. But, then again, I know our pun reputations are at steak!

strem said...

Some puns have been pretty rare....but, I think, all have been well done.

(Come on! Doesn't anybody have any more?)

Sandy-san said...

Hey, I thought this was whey out there, and ya know... it's better than playing curds... like go fish! I wouldn't want to get clabbered! =P

hehehe!
Sister Sandy xD

Sandy-san said...

If you want to play curds, then you can split the deck in calf! Leather you enjoy curds or not, anyone can plow into war!

Okay, all of this is a stretch, but hay!

Hardi-har-har!
Sister Sandy

Sandy-san said...

Am I accepted into the Stremmel family yet, or would you put me out to pasture?!

Okay, I'm well done! *wink*

Love ya!
Sandy =)

Sandy-san said...

Okay one more and I'll quit yakking. I have enjoyed this site - and that is no YOKE!!!

Sandy... the Heffer ;)

strem said...

That leather line just made me want to hide. But, no doubt about it, Sister Sandy, you're one of a kine! (That's a compliment, not an insult!)

strem said...

I showed our puns to one of my friends today. She told me to stop wasting so much time. I yelled back, "Stop being so bossie!" That was pretty jerky of me.

Sandy-san said...

HAHAHA!!!

xD

Sandy-san said...

You can't harness a good sense a humor. It would behoove me to think that these jokes would taurus apart!

=)

strem said...

Brother Marty and Mom seem to be bull-headed about joining this conversation. Maybe Sister Sandy and Dad could help prod them along.

Sandy-san said...

Yep, we're just going to have to poke 'em, or we'll just have to manure around whatever obstacles that are holding them back.

*rolling eyes*
SS (night!)

strem said...

I do hope they will graze us with their presence very soon, and I hope they aren't cowering because of our craziness!

strem said...

We could do this until the cows come home and still not get to the tail end of these puns. Please let me know if you spot a stopping place.

Sandy-san said...

It's udderly horrific that we have allowed almost 24-hours to go by without a cheesy pun. *shocked look* *hands on hips* No, I am not having a cow!

!!!

I cannot tell a lie. Marty didn't get a chance to look at the site today, but after we talked, he did mentioned the obvious word "udder". I didn't even THINK of udder!!! *thud*<<--cow tipping! ;)

Anyway, I borrowed it for now. (Thanks sweetie!) =D

Sister Sandy

Piano Man said...

Those cheesy puns were pretty gouda.

Piano Man said...

I am sorry that I haven't been participating as much as I could in the cheese, curds, whey and whatever puns. I have been away from the cottage and not on my computer.

Piano Man said...

Some of these have been pretty good. I could just Edam up.

strem said...

Barn none, I think this is the best list of puns I've ever seen. I love how we're able to feed off one another.

strem said...

You really smoked us with that gouda comment, and you seem to have hi-jacked the list to switch over to cheeses. These seem to be a brie-ze for you!

strem said...

I don't want to rennet into the ground... but just in queso some of you can't think of any puns, don't be bleu. I am sure there are stiltons out there.

strem said...
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strem said...

If I do say so myself, most of these comments are pretty sharp. I hope we continue creating a long string of them.

Sandy-san said...

Oh drats! I just re-read your blog, and you had already used "udder"

Oh well... I'm fresh out of puns.
Until we meat again...

=P

strem said...

I know what you mean. There have been several moments when I thought maybe we should chuck this whole thing. But, then I decided to lean into it, try my best, and face it that I'd receive some ribbing from time to time.

Piano Man said...

I have been hesitant in coming up with very many cheese puns because I don't want to come off as a big wheel or something like that.

Piano Man said...

Mom says that these are pretty crumbly.

Piano Man said...

I didn't want to come off as a muenster or anything, but I told her that her argument had alot of holes in it.

lydia said...

I think the some of the words have been a little butchered, but everyone does a pretty good job molding them into sentences.

Piano Man said...

I have been waxing nostalgic over some of the earlier cheese puns in this group.

lydia said...

There are quite a few rotten puns in the group, but they all seem to make the cut.

Piano Man said...

Some of the cheesy remarks left a bad taste in my mouth.

Piano Man said...

You all do a good job for not being as aged as I am.

Piano Man said...

I didn't know this was going to last as long as it has. I thought you were going to junket a long time ago.

Piano Man said...

I am glad to see the meat puns entering the list. Some of the cheese lines were beginning to grate on my nerves.

Piano Man said...

The only complaint I have about some of the cheese puns is originality. Some of you are using puns that are Nachos.

strem said...

Junket? Piano man, I can't believe you feta line to us like that. I think that one sunk like a brick!

strem said...

What a blockhead! I've already forgotten so many that I thought of yesterday. Any way you slice it, I think we've only skimmed the surface of the possibilities.

strem said...

If you're not ready for these, they'll fly right pasteurize. I don't know if I camembert this for much longer.

strem said...

Hopefully, Mom can cheddar inhibitions about posting her own puns. But, I don't want her to har-angus for pressuring her into it.

Sandy-san said...

HAHAHA!!! xD
This is too much!

I think I am going to mosey over to the coffee machine and git a long, little dogie-nut.

MAN! That's stretching it! xD

strem said...

http://www.openroadmovies.com/punsmoke.html

http://www.stevebrooks.net/puns.htm

http://ohenrypunoff.home.comcast.net/

Above are a few web sites about pun competitions and competitors. I purposely didn't provide some of the other pun web sites so none of us would be tempted to look up puns created by others right now. Hey! Maybe we could enter a team competition. If so, I wonder what mascot we could place on our jerseys? Hmmmm....

Sandy-san said...

A heffer?

Sandy-san said...

Unfortunately, if we use that mascot name, we may get branded as horrible, unliberated women and run down by the stampede of feminists.

Marty said...

Don't let extreme feminists cause us to chuck a good idea. We don't want to be in great angus of soul as we're rolling on a hospital guernsey. Let's be all that we kobe.

strem said...

Yes, hopefully, they'll be kind since we haven't heifer been in a pun tournament before.

strem said...

Velveeta better get going on thinking of some more....or invite some new folks. If you know of anyone who likes puns, invite them to romano-ver to this blog.

Piano Man said...

Some of us men have a considerabull amount of pun skills, as well.

Piano Man said...

Some new people might Brangus some new ideas to play off of.

Piano Man said...

Hey! It might be time to bale on this cow theme.

Sandy-san said...

"If you're not ready for these, they'll fly right pasteurize."

I'm still reeling over this one, Sister Michelle! xD

I don't know, Marty-san. I don't think I can give these feminists a break. Some of them think they are just bovine. *rolling eyes*

strem said...

I hope I don't butcher this! I thought I might go to a meat cutter to ask, "Can you explain how you gruyere business to be so big in the last year?" He replied, "I got off my rump and made sure I was flanked by good staff." Well, he sure didn't mince words!

strem said...

It's hard to believe we can filet blog entry with so many cow puns.

strem said...

I don't mean to grill you or make you sit and stew, so there's no need to go round and round about this. But, how many of us are Grade A punners?

strem said...

If punning were a fe-loin-y, we'd be carted off in a patty wagon to the nearest pokey.

(I know SS already used "poke", but I couldn't resist using it in this sentence!)

Sandy-san said...

The patty wagon rodeo-ver a cow-pie... and... and...

...the driver groaned and stated, "What a mis-steak! Please kind "Sir, loin" over and please clean that window off!"

xD

Marty said...

I don't think I've seen a blog so well-marbled with puns since the day of my boeuf! As much as I would dread being carted to the pokey, I might just have to take a chance and brisket.

Sandy-san said...

I think Marty s-gored a grade A pun! YAY!

=)

Piano Man said...

If we can, I think it would be a good idea to condense the dairy puns. Although with all of the meat puns, it seems the dairy puns have almost evaporated.

Piano Man said...

I think Strem deserves a big Carnation for starting this stream of dairy and beef puns.

strem said...

Here's a tip. Have your main colby to stay away from cows. My friend Ricotta cold from one: hoof and mouth disease. On second thought, maybe he just had hay fever.

strem said...

So many of my puns pail in comparison to all of yours. Every time I feel like I'm getting ready to kick the bucket, I try to take stock and cloven on the words I haven't used yet.

strem said...

Before this is over, I hope we can get corraled to Kraft a list of the best cheese puns. I tried to keep up with the beef jokes, but I am afraid I got slaughtered.

prairie girl said...

Michelle,

So glad I spotted this list.

Karen

prairie girl said...

I have come to realize that there are too many sacred cows when it comes to puns and so I am wondering why you haven't "sread your wings" and moved on to greener pastures, like chicken talk, for example. I decided to ask you this on my blog. Are you feeling buffaloed or just chicken?

Piano Man said...

It really sticks in my craw that Prairie Girl has taken so long to get involved. Are you trying to shake things up when it looked like we had come up dry?

Sandy-san said...

Sooo... Is this a shake and bake? Are we scrambling chicken puns into this dialogue? Just egging you on! =D

strem said...

I think we should poultry people, at the very least, to determine if this is a good idea. I wouldn't want to fowl anything up.

OK...OK.... Seriously. I wouldn't want to mix up the topics....as I am sure this will now become a regular routine with some of us. So, just sit tight for a little while today...while I create a new post on the newly suggested topic. (Thanks Karen!!!) I am going to invite a few others of my most punny friends to look in on us. And, we'll see what happens. If you have more beef, dairy, cheese, milk, etc, post here. Otherwise... go to "Egg-stroardinary Experience."

Piano Man said...

This cheese, meat, and dairy pun stream has gone as quiet as a mouse. I would think you would at least hear some rustling of some sort.

Piano Man said...

With a field of punsters like Strem, Lydia, Sandy-san and Prairie Girl, it is going to be difficult to name a queen of the dairy puns.

Sandy-san said...

I think we should give Queen Michelle a ground round of an applause for her Grade A quality and cullossal puns!

Piano Man said...

Maybe we should give her-e-Ford for her heiferts.

Piano Man said...

With these ideas about to run out, it's a sher-bet that many light weight puns with less substance will start showing up. A casein point would be this one.

Piano Man said...

As of now, the dairy puns and beef puns have been about half and half. I really lac-tose dairy puns.

Piano Man said...

I hope nobody has a cow over all of this.

Piano Man said...

Some of these remind me of a hillbilly stew I had one time. They lactators.

Piano Man said...

So far there have been 89 comments on this subject. With this one we could say "Ninety-night."

Piano Man said...

Mom says that she hasn't seen a blue ribbon pun in the whole lot. I think they have been Grade A.

Sandy-san said...

"Some of these remind me of a hillbilly stew I had one time. They lactators."

I'm TOTALLY having a cow! This is a great one, Piano man! xD

Homo Sapian said...

Hey Strem,
It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your trip to University City thoroughly. It’s always being a pleasure to see such beautiful places. Though I didn’t visit the place, but now, after reading your post, I am dieing to do so.