Name that Schmuck

February 19, 2009

I had a really long day today. It involved, but was not limited to, a strong and constant urge to itch my bum, homemade rolls, and chicken noodle soup from scratch--I know, I'm a total overachiever.

By 7pm I was plain old done. You know how it feels--fat, tired, lazy, and ready to turn in for the night.

And then it came...a knock on the door, which, due to my religious inclinations, can only mean one thing:
Two gangly missionaries looking for something to eat.

Damn.

The first time they knocked I honestly pretended not to hear it. "No big deal," I told myself, "I think that was just my three-year-old falling out of his bed. Whatev." And I remained with my ass planted firmly on the sofa cushion.

But those fools are persistent I'll tell ya...so they knocked again.

Double damn.

This time, I hoisted my mismatched pajama-clad self off the couch and shuffled to the door in my pigtails and bare feet.

See the one on the left? See how gigantic that smile is? Well he flashed it at me. And see the other one? The tall one on the right who's way too into musical theater? Well he sang me some silly little hello song.

So I had to let them in.

We sat around my kitchen table and covered a range of topics from slaughtering pigs to exercise videos, but somehow the conversation eventually landed on how small the world is. And we decided to try an experiment.

So, without further ado, is there anyone here who recognizes either one of these guys?

Clues...Guy Smiley's from Utah (how very exotic), and 77 incher is from Arizona. They're both, obviously, serving in Maine--more specifically the New Hampshire Manchester Mission.

So really, does anybody out there know either one of these guys?

You can prove it to me with their first names.

Dude, that would be so crazy.

33 comments:

V and Co. said...

i don't know smiley or too tall, but i can bet money that the one from utah is either named brigham, logan or some wierd combination of two names that so many around here love to do.

VICKI IN AZ said...

I don't know those bros even though I am from AZ but AMYYYYY.... That is my fridge, I love that fridge. I love that we have the same fridge. Cuz, I am secretly obsessed with how cool you are.

jjstringham said...

Don't know either of them, but my husband recently figured out that your husband was one of his companions on his mission (he recognized a photo on your husband's facebook account as "the picture of that random girl on our fridge"). :-D

Vanilla said...

Oh my goodness, is that Terry on the left? He looks so different!

JRO said...

I swear for every set of missionaries that comes to our door, there is always one from Utah.

JustRandi said...

Wait, is that Brandon?

Jillybean said...

That's Dallin on the left and Bryson on the right.

Or Taylor on the left and Jordan on the right.

Or Spencer? Scott? Hunter? Cole? Jeremy? Garrett? Derrick? Joshua? Zachary? Preston? Nathan?

I've got to be right for at least one of those.

Patricia said...

I've probably seen these guys a million times, but I wouldn't know because everyone looks the same in Provo.

Michemily said...

Nope, I'm sorry. But I bet if I had the chance to talk to them, we'd find friends in common somewhere.

Xenia said...

I'm from NH. Haven't lived there for 3.5 years, but I'll give it a try. I'm going to go with Perry on the left and Leon on the right. How'd I do?

Grandma said...

Dad said he is pretty sure the one on the left goes by the name of Elder.

Nitmos said...

They all look the same. These appear to be the same two guys I've been scaring off my porch repeatedly for the last several years. My wife has threatened - through a crack in the window - to call the police on 'em once. This will make the sketch artists job much easier.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Wait. I thought this was a CONTEST and we get to NAME them.

Which I will now do, because I'm not intimidated by your bait-and-switch post!

The one on the left: "Toothless".

On the right: "Tiny".

Har! See what I did there? I went with the opposite of what they really are.

Which also makes both of them girls and Satan-worshippers.

Rhien Family said...

the one on the left is Jon and the one on the right is Bryan.

Jared said...
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Jared said...

Glaven! That made me laugh!

annie said...

The one on the left is an Osmond if I ever saw one, so I say, "Donny Jr."

Minnie said...

Enough about the missionaries, I'm dying to know what you're wearing to the dance tonight.

canadacole said...

I have no idea who they are, but my in-laws just came back from serving in that mission about a year or so ago. So depending on how green they are....

Katy said...

The one on the left is my secret boyfriend. The one on the right is Rob's.

jennifer said...

Bill and Ted? EXCELLENT!

Cheryl said...

Never saw them before, but you Mormons sure have cute missionaries.
I couldn't quite read their name tags when I blew up the picture, so I'm gonna guess. Smiley is Tommy and Mister Bedroom Eyes is Steve. Am I close? What do I win?!

Ellis Family said...

I'm going with Ammon (left) and Helaman (right)....

or Nephi (left) and Moroni (right)....

Holly said...

Cody and Casey

or

Mork and Fonzie (aka Elder Fonzarelli)

Hurricanehol said...

Are you trying to teach the guys not to interrupt your sofa time by giving people a chance to name them? My thought is if they don't know anyone, they need to start going around to more houses.....are they slacking? :-)

MarionR said...

OK, there is Elder Terry on the right, and Elder Le(whattever) on the Left.

Gotta hand it to these traveling Missionaries: they sure are clean-cut and far more appealing than Harley Davidson motorcycle driver/riders!

Brandon Harshe said...

I'm going to take a wild guess that they both have the same name, and that name is... I know, I know, I'm a genius... their first name is Elder! Woohoo! I won, I won! I got the answer right!

Our Little World said...

Brandon is a dork!

And I was cracking up at the part of "That's just my 3 year old falling out of bed, Whatev!" Hilarous. I have been saying whatev lately too. So, I had a good laugh.

Hannah Marie said...

If I remember right the one on the left is an Elder Terry. I think. I served near him when he was a greenie. Even smaller world, your husband served in my stake and used to eat dinner at my house all the time. The way you felt when those elders knocked the door was probably quite similiar to how my parents felt when he knocked.

Angela said...

Smiley is Matthew Kerrigan Terry from Sandy Utah and musical theatre is Marc Lawrence Leatham is from Mesa AZ.

Angela said...

That last comment was from my sister who just returned from that mission! She said an even smaller world - she and Elder Terry had the same Seminary teacher (he moved to Utah from AZ where we live)!

Wild Banks' said...

They've probably both been transfered away by now, but I'd love to set the 77 ncher up with my neice- who is serving a mission in Ohio (I think) and is also absurdly in love with show tunes.

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