Tuesday, May 19, 2009

True Story Tuesday

Rachel at Once Upon a Miracle is such an awesome bloggy friend that I cannot resist joining her in her really fun blog carnival...
When I was a nurse in Hawaii, I had a roommate and he was so cute. We actually shared a bed. He slept in it when I wasn’t home.

It has crossed my mind that he may have snuck into bed with me at night, when I was actually home. But it really gives me the heebeegeebees to think about it.

Now firehubby is gonna be so mad that I posted his picture (and even told this story), but, I tell you this guy was special to me!

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He was my own little gecko (maybe I was his "own girl" as he lived there before me).

He was actually a better roomie than in my previous Hawaiian condo, but that will have to wait for another TSTuesday!

Ok, Ok, this is not actually him. But, I'll bet this is his cousin.

Come on, the guy was adorable!

Who can resist those awesome little feet.

There was one big down-side to having him as my roommate:

Every morning that I came back from work, I had to change my pillow case. My roomie always left me a special "present" to show how much he loved me.

Ok, that was not so cute, or sweet!


Yep, this is my true story!

I know your day wouldn't have been the same without hearing it ")

Happy Tuesday!

30 comments:

April said...

OK, Julie, let me just say here that I don't do reptiles, amphibians, any kind of slinky, slimy creature! So, you are way more woman than I'll ever be!

Mighty M said...

I would NOT have allowed him in my bed! Guess we have different taste in, ahem, men. ;-)

He And Me + 3 said...

They are so little...almost cute enough to share a room with. LOL Too funny.

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

That was good, glad I took a break to come and look.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved that story...the Disney blogs are beginning...Stop by and see me...

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

What a great roomie. No dirty dishes or clothes left around. The pillowcase thing I suppose could be overlooked:)

I have to say when you started this I thought to myself "well, isn't she a liberal minded woman!" ha ha!

Shana said...

You are hilarious! I stumbled upon your blog from MckMama's blog frog community. I too have a fire hubby :0) I stalked your blog for a few minutes...good stuff! You now have a new follower!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oooh...what a sweet roommate...I would love little presents but not from that guy!!!

Tina said...

WOW...what a roommate! LOL

So funny...

Following Him said...

Oh.my.goodness! What a nice and presentful roomate! I was a little shocked until I saw the pict that he slept in the bed while you were gone! Gotta laugh outta this one :)
~Elyse

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

You & Bo would get along nicely together. He has a thing for lizards too!

Beth E. said...

Okay, you had me going there for a minute! LOL Gecko - cool! Pillow present - ewww!

Great post!

Rachel said...

LOL! You are a hoot! You totally had me going.

I was blown away by how teeny tiny those things are! Well, at least the CUTE ones!

You were in Hawaii?!?! Is that where you met Fire Hubby?

Thanks for joining up - too funny!

McBee said...

Oh, that is cute, I don't think I would've been scared of that little guy!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

You had me going too. Still this is an eeewwww! I would not want to share my bed with that little guy. Nope. No way!

Did you get that pedicure yet, lol!

~ Nan

grandma mac said...

Bet he was one of the "best" roomies ever, no snoring..lol. thanks for including me on your firewifes list...I am ever so grateful to have "met" you and to include you as one of my "blog friends"..We firewives have to stick together, and I think "sharing", may help the "younger ones" to understand what we all go through..Always enjoy reading your blog, hope you had a terrific weekend, to tell you the truth, I can't believe it is almost Wednesday...not sure where the time went, do know that the hubby has worked almost each and every day, either OT or classes...which he loves :) don't work too hard.....giggle

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

You are so funny!!!!

Praying for you and laying it down with you!

Hugs and love,
Jill

Heather Marie said...

Wow...that totally cracked me up! That is true for real?? haha...I wouldn't have been able to sleep in the bed at all! Ahhh!

Beth in NC said...

Oh dear! Yak! Ick! Gag! You were brave to sleep in that bed!!!

Tricia Nugen said...

Love it! When Chase and I lived in Florida for 2 years I remember first moving there from the land of OZ and seeing those little guys for the first time. I was intrigued by how fast they were. We tried for days to catch them. Finally, after about a month I came home from work to an upside down Mayo jar on the bar and a little note. It said, "Let me free after you see." I did.

Pam D said...

All of these silly people.. geckos are wonderful! I'm sure you can guess (I'm the boa lady) that we have a leopard gecko now. He lives in an aquarium and is MUCH bigger than the one in your picture, but he's a sweetie. I LOVED your story.. and I was totally surprised when I saw the pic!

renee said...

thanks julie!!!

Melissa said...

I love your suspenseful way of writing! Cute little gecko boy!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

oh yuck! he could have crawled into your ear and eaten your brain!

Carebear said...

LOL - you totally had me going. But ewwwww.... that is disgusting. I'm totally creeped out by crawly critters. I would've had to sleep on the couch, LOL. Funny story though!

Mishel said...

Just like a man, leaves his mess behind for you to clean up. Cute story. I had my share of Geckos while in Kenya. Although they were much larger. You learn to let them do their own thing and they do help to keep the house bug free. Bonus as a roommate. Maybe your husband will let you get one to carry on the origanal's memory.

Helene said...

Okay, so this is how lame I am today (I'm blaming it on lack of healthy food because my kids don't give me a moment's peace to eat), I thought you were talking about an actual person and that the pic was of the person's finger, with a little tiny lizard on it. Then it occurred to me that the roomie WAS the lizard. Oh man, I need some coffee....and quick.

Musings of the Mrs. said...

My roommate in Hawaii was not quite as cute. It was a family of cockroaches. They showed love by scurrying at me when I was making my morning coffee. Sadly, I did not have a gecko.

Jen said...

I will admit that he is cute but I am not a lizard girl so you can totally keep him

Paige said...

You are such a hoot! So, seriously...there are creatures in the rooms in Hawaii? I'm not a camping girl for a reason, so I've always thought a vacation in Hawaii in a nice hotel would be best. Maybe not!