Thursday, September 14, 2006

g-o-i-n-s

I just got home from Curves. Right before I left, I told the staff member that I wanted to redeem some of my Curves cash for this really cute reversible tote bag they have. So she asked me for my last name. "Goins." Then I got the look. "G-O-I-N-S." Then the ever-popular question. "You mean, like, 'where ya GOINS?'" Yes...just like that. Of course, I can't complain when people say that, because when Baron first moved back to Montgomery, all I ever said to him was "Hey Baron, where ya GOINS?! Huh huh huh..." Little did I know at the time that my cute little joke would come back to bite me in the behonkas. So every time I give my name to the concierge (or whatever you call the person who makes the list) at the restaurant, I just go ahead & spell it out. (Of course I am already used to this because my maiden name is Wishum. I always thought maybe I would get some relief one day when I got married, but NOOOO...I had to marry a Goins. At least I moved up in the alphabet.) Anyway, a couple of years ago I went on a retreat with the VP girls and we made t-shirts. Everyone had cute little sayings to put on their shirts, and I couldn't think of anything. So finally it hit me what I could iron onto my shirt, and I made it. Since most of you probably won't ever see me wear the shirt because I don't intend to wear a homemade t-shirt to church or anywhere else out in public, here is a picture of it. Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. I wonder if I leave a comment, will it show up on both posts? The great thing about the name Goins is that it is short. That way when you need to spell it out for folks it doesn't take long. If you name your child after Baron don't give him a first name of Irvan or anything starting with "I". I.B. Goins is too much. Not Laura Beth either. L.B. Goins with enough southern drawl is also funny. At least you are past the corny Indian imitations--"we Wish-um you a happy birthday".

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  2. Glad I could help you move up the alphabet, babe.

    and I love that shirt :)

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  3. Hey, just make it into a game. My maiden name is Smith, so when we went to restaurants we gave crazy names to the person. Of course, when I was really young this always confused me slightly... Maybe you should stick with the spelling part!

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  4. Uhhh yeah sorry it posted twice...I don't know why that happened. But I fixed it.

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  5. I love your shirt!

    At least you don't get stupid people saying, "oh, wouldn't it be funny if your name was Lisa or Marge?" (Because my last name is now Simpson.)

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  6. That is sad when someone has a last name that people make fun of...oh wait try SIMPSON for a last name. OJ, Homer, Bart, Ashley, Jessica...

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  7. Listen, Jamey & Kenny...sorry, but I don't really have any sympathy for you. At least people have heard of your last name.

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  8. I did once convince a class of 7th graders that Jessica and Ashley were my cousins...

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  9. I guess I don't think Goins is that strange because I went to school with two Goins brothers...

    ...They were strange.

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  10. ahh i remember you making that shirt!

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