In my family, there's a phrase that we use when someone does or says something really idiotic.
It's called having a "Ryan moment."
It's all in good fun. I recognize that when you are a brunette and have as many blonde moments as I do, it makes sense to coin a phrase reserved specifically for those moments. My brother reminded me of one of the more infamous of the "Ryan moments" the other day, and I thought it was too good not to share. :)
A year or two ago, my teeny tiny hometown saw some rare excitement when someone committed a crime in the middle of the night. At a family gathering, someone (I can't remember who) was relaying the events to me. Here's how the conversation went.
Me: So what happened?
Family Member: Apparently, some teenagers stole a lawn mower in the middle of the night and then got in a wreck as they attempted to drive away. I think one of them died, actually.*
Me: How did they wreck a riding lawnmower? They don't even go very fast.
Needless to say, the entire family just died laughing at my interpretation of the events. Clearly, the teenagers had stolen a push mower and loaded it into a vehicle, and then they wrecked driving the vehicle away. I guess it was just more fun for me to envision these kids trying to make a "quick" getaway after stealing a riding lawnmower. :)
So, if YOU can think of a really funny "Ryan moment," post it in a comment below. :)
* I honestly hope no one who reads knows the person who died in the wreck. Clearly, it's very sad.