Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Apron Surprise Giveaway

One of our children, who shall remain nameless, has a tendency to mix metaphors.

Our children have been taught to ask to be excused from the dinner table. When they finish their meals they say, "I enjoyed my meal. May I be excused?"

One night this particular child needed to go to the bathroom and knew there was an appropriate way to ask. The request that came out was, "I enjoyed my meal to go to the bathroom?" After a brief moment of silence, there was an outburst of laughter as we all realized what had been intended.

Well, last night we had another delightful mix-up. While cleaning up the supper dishes, there was a discussion about whether we could watch a movie from Netflix. This precious offspring asked, "Can we watch Abercrombie & Fitch?"

Now, here's the fun part. Can you figure out which movie was "Abercrombie & Fitch?" If so, leave a comment, and I will choose one person who guesses correctly to receive one of my Apron Surprises.

Here are your clues:
1. It stars a very famous Hollywood heart-throb.
2. He thinks he's crazy because his family is crazy.
3. Teddy Roosevelt is involved.

Entries will be accepted until noon on Saturday. I will post all comments and the winner at that time.

Good luck! I really hope someone besides my sister leaves a comment.

**Update**

Several of you have guessed the correct movie. Excellent! I haven't posted any of the comments yet because it would be simple to see what everyone else has guessed. You wouldn't want me to give the answer away, would you?

This was supposed to be fun rather than difficult, however, so I will gladly give you two more clues.

1. The movie is a classic from the 1940s.
2. It is considered a Dark Comedy.

In the spirit of sportsmanship, we will give two entries to anyone who gets the correct movie and one entry for anyone who gives it a shot. How's that?

12 comments:

DangAndBlast! said...

Oooh! Ooh! I know! I know! Arsenic and Old Lace! (and my mother and I are so tickled by your apron surprises -- and, in fact, that post of yours about the apron surprise that I sent her opened up a whole new world of blogs to her -- she'd only heard of the political ones before!)

Lisa said...

Arsenic and Old Lace? Cary Grant...heartthrob, thinks he's crazy because his family is crazy, and his uncle thinks he's Teddy R.

Anonymous said...

Is it Lilo & Stitch?!! monk5@charter.net

Katrina said...

Is it arsenic and old lace?

Heidi said...

"Arsenic & Old Lace" is my guess. :) How fun, that one made me do some research!

JACKIE14095 said...

HI,IM NEW TO YOUR BLOG I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS IS HARD.BUT I WILL BE BACK TO TRY TO ANSWER BECAUSE I LOVE APRON.AS MUCH AS I COOK I DONT HAVE ONE.ANYWAYS I WILL BE BACK.JACKIE AT chris14095@comcast.net

Tina said...

Arsenic and Old Lace :)

Kristen said...

My guess: Arsenic and old lace.
Great Giveaway! I love the movie question.
Kristen.Lee17@gmail.com

Rita T. said...

All I can think of is "Night at the Museum", though this doesn't make full sense to me. Hope you're getting some good answers.

Dani said...

Ok.... I need more clues! Is it a recent movie? Since I don't see any more comments yet, does that mean you can give me TWO more hints?


daniwilliams30 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Hi

The only movie that comes to mind is Night at the Museum! lol
Robin williams as Teddy.
Doubt its the movie tho :-)
If you havent seen it, its great for kids, my boys loved the scene where the dino is chasing its own bone! lol

Patricia O.
pat6462@hotmail.com

Eric and Sheryl Nelken said...

I can't remember how I found your blog...but I will take a shot---Lelo and Stitch would be my guess? :)

sherylnelken at yahoo.com