Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's Got the HOA Up in the Proverbial Arms

Reading news articles is sometimes like catching glimpses of your own memoirs. Take for instance, Prince William and his recent experience in his helicopter:

Prince William landed a Royal Air Force helicopter in the garden of his girlfriend Kate Middleton's family home but the Defence Ministry defended his actions, saying he achieved essential training objectives.

Aviation analyst and RAF-trained pilot Jon Lake told the weekly paper the April 3 flight was "ridiculous and inappropriate," but the ministry said the two-hour training mission was fully authorized as part of William's four-month RAF attachment.

Ahhh amore. See, when Mr. Farklepants lands his helicopter in my garden, our homeowners association complains that it's "ridiculous and inappropriate" as well. Please feel free to search dirty parts of your mind for double entendres [that is SO a word spell check!], metaphors, and Dr. Freud.

21 comments:

Madame Queen said...

I think it becomes a triple entendre in our house because a bird (often another name for a helicopter) is also what we call a p*nis.

pam said...

And really how come the homeowners association knows when Mr. Farklepants lands his helicopter in your garden? Put the shades down woman!! I mean doesn't that disturb the delicate flower (oh this could get good...).

Madge said...

aah, the old Freudian helicopter and garden scenario....

jennie said...

i think i just peed my pants, that was funny.

Nap Warden said...

Hey, I say if you have a helicopter, you might as well use it to get laid!

Karen said...

I never would have gone there all on my own. Thanks for the insightful reading of the news.

Kalynne Pudner said...

But did Mr. F achieve essential training objectives?

Lisa Milton said...

Those homeowners associations are always sticking something in the fine print.

Your garden; your business.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

My oh my, Tootsie. Hmm. I'll just stick to Wills and the helicopter. He should not be able to use the RAF's heli to land over at Kate's house.

EatPlayLove said...

Can we get the memo to the Prince that he can land his helicopter in my garden whenever he wishes.

Jennifer H said...

Well, I suppose they just object to the helicopter/garden scenario taking place outside your house.

Prudes.

Colleen said...

I agree...Wills can land his helicopter in my garden anytime. *sigh!* (he is one of my "Free Cheats"...him and Orlando Bloom)

katydidnot said...

man, i hate it when my royal bf lands his air force heli in my garden.

drives me just berzerk.

Jason said...

I'm pretty sure your HOA has a fine for that, listed in the 900 page volume of the CC&Rs. I know mine does.

Stu said...

Are you trying to tell us that you and Mr. Farklepants were getting busy in the front yard? Well done.

-Stu

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Between you and nap warden it's all been said.

womaninawindow said...

Boy, I feel sorry for my husband. It took me two reads to get the imagery...ah, ya, married too long?

Queen Goob said...

I hope when Mr. Farklepants landed his helo in your garden you got the full two-hour training session as well!

Cheri said...

Where do I sign up Tom for helicopter pilot training.qx

Cheri said...

Oops. The "qx" above was part of the word verification.

JCK said...

Oh how your tongue does twist these fine words...and how our minds do go there. I'm quite impressed that Mr. Farklepants is into the circular, propeller type moves after all these years.