Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wheel of MisFortune


Many of you already know this about me, but I'm a total Wheel of Fortune nerd! I've been watching this show since I was 2. I really wanna go on and win a load of cash, so I practice as often as I can. Tonight as I was playing along with Pat and Vanna, I was so excited because I thought I had totally solved the puzzle before everyone else.  The category was "What are you doing?"  Here's what was up on the board when I thought I solved it:


_ _ _ _ _ N _    _

_ _ _ T _ _ _   S T _ _ _


I was so sure I thought I knew it that I started jumping up and down on the couch screaming:

LICKING A POSTAGE STAMP

I kept screaming "Licking a postage stamp, licking a postage stamp, licking a postage stamp,"  so that one of the contestants would hopefully hear me, solve the puzzle and win a couple thousand bucks.  (My family hates it when I do this.) Of course the contestant doesn't hear me and he calls another letter: "R"

Immediately I speak my mind. "No, you dumby!  There's no R."  

I am then rebuked when Pat says,"Yes, there are 2 R's."

"What! No there's not!"  My brother is laughing at me in the background.  I am dumbfounded.  What the crap does the puzzle say???


R _ _ _ _ N _    _

_ _ _ T _ _ _ _    S T _ R _


And before I can even take another look at the puzzle, the contestant calls out:

READING A BEDTIME STORY

Are you kidding me?  Now, some may say, Aubrey, you were WAY off in left field my friend.  But wait!  Take a quick look. Before he called that "R", the puzzle honestly could have read "LICKING A POSTAGE STAMP." See!

 Oh well.  It was a valiant try.  But I think this story perfectly illustrates why I will probably never go on this show...I would make a complete idiot of myself by shouting out the wrong answer, thereby embarrassing myself on national television.  I guess I'll just keep practicing.

7 comments:

Shan&Andrew said...

I love reading your posts! You always make me laugh or smile! Thanks for being so positive and happy! :)

Dustin said...

Aubrey,
I was doing a google search about Barack Obama, and some how ended up on your blog. It might have somthing to do with your Osama, Obama, Yo Mama joke!
That was a great one by the way. I hope you don't mind but I sent the link out, and got a lot of laughs.
We are Romney country here in Utah.

-Dustin Christensen
dustincjtown@gmail.com
http://www.dustinonline.com/

Michelle said...

Hey...I was watching the same thing...but unlike you I had it before he asked for a "R"...It was all luck! Usually I have to wait forever!

Jessica Reeves said...

You are so smart! I would have never guessed that! I think you should definitely go on that show!!

Bracken and Bracken said...

Hey I saw that episode too! I want to go on Deal or No Deal but I don't know how to apply?!?!

Jennifer Rolph said...

Oh aubs..this is why I love you! You made me laugh and put a smile on my face! Thanks!

Devin K. Lindahl said...

Amazing Race is my show, Dave Nielson and I want to do it, we will kill it! Hope all is well, take care