Sunday, June 10, 2007

Big Man, Pig Man, Ha Ha, Charade You Are

Hey, check me out. I finally got out and took me some pictures today.

This is the pink, pig, train thing I keep seeing when I run down by Summit and Washington Streets.

This big, pink, pig van pulls the other two pigs around on trailers.

So, I'm finally getting into the swing of Summer. All the neighbor kids are out in full force, or rather, many times they're in my house when I get home from work in full force. I'm finding that I'm spending a lot more money on groceries lately. And even though most of the "kids" are teenagers, I catch myself doing that cranky parent thing where I get home and tell them all to go out and play. Jaysus, Mary and Joseph, why can't they all go drive the neighbors crazy for a while...You know, that whole, "it takes a village..." shit? I can't wait until I'm old enough to yell at them for running across my lawn. Wait. Am I old enough now?

I actually got a few things done this weekend...A very few. I won't detail the boring stuff, because I'm sure it will be hard enough for us all to stay awake on a Monday as it is. Instead, I'll tell you some things I viewed. With Mr Dateman, I watched a few Family Guy episodes and the documentary, The Clash: Westway to the World. Tonight, by myself, I saw the last Sopranos episode ever? Once again, I won't go into any details because many of you have informed me that you won't be able to watch it until it comes out on DVD. It just ended much differently than I thought it would, that's all.


Mr Atrocity said...

From what I've seen and how I remember my past I don't think it matters how old you are when it comes to screaming at kids. The nice ones will clear off if you ask them and you have to turn the fire-hoses on the rest.

And no, you can't have your ball back, sonny. Grrr.

Poptart said...

I love the piggy pics! Awesome. Also, YES you're old enough to yell at them darned kiddos, but it would be funnier if you just went around to each of them whenever they came near your place (or your kitchen) shaking a tin cup in your hand and asking for spare change to help "defray costs."

That'll keep them away.

Remiman said...

I actually miss having the house and yard full of kids. I gave my wife somebody to yell at besides me.

Babybull40 said...

Oink oink.. Can you spare some change? Great pics...I mean pigs... he he

booda baby said...

Are you feeding all the neighborhood kiddies? Maybe your girls could charge admission at the kitchen door.

I've never been a vending machine for kids, but I've certainly been the house where people swung by for a few imported beers and - um - other stuff. Hospitality's one thing; paying for some virtual strangers' bar tab is something else entirely.

Dagromm said...

The pigs are great!! I have to stop myself from being resentful when the kids' friends come over and attack our food supplies like a swarm of locusts. These are the times when I remind myself that I did the exact same thing when I was a kid. I might have been even worse.

Tara said...

Sit in a lawn chair with some curlers in your hair and some slippers on your feet, and while waving around a fly swatter yell "You little whipper snappers, get off my lawn!" Somethin' like that. You're not old enough yet, but you can practice. :)

evil-e said...

The Clash DVD is excellent, it is in my collection somewhere. Probably with Rock and Roll High School and Sid and Nancy. (see those if you have not)

Them kids can empty a kitchen can't they?

l.b. said...

Man, teenagers can eat! Especially when they roam in packs. They get competitive or something...
I haven't seen the final Sopranos yet, but I am hearing nothing good about it from long time affecionados.

AlienCG said...

First, great post title. A reference to one of my favorite Pink Floyd albums.

I'm getting into the swing of summer by doing yard work and tending to my garden. There are a lot of kids in my neighborhood and they can get loud every so often.

Family Guy is one of my very favorite shows on TV. Thanks for not talking about the Sopranos finale as I am only on season 2 at the moment and want to see every episode in succession.

Churlita said...

Mr Atrocity,

Yeah, I think I need a good fire hose.


Hey, I never though of making money off of them. You're a genius.


I actually like it. I just wish I had a bigger house so I could go in a room and shut the door every once in a while.



Booda Baby,

Beer and other stuff would be way more expensive than food.


I remember eating tons of food when I babysat too.


Curlers and a fly swatter? Check.


I've seen all that you mentioned. Watching those DVD's makes me feel so put together.


You aren't kidding. Maybe it is the herd mentality.


You're welcome. The Family Guy episodes were Way better than the last Sopranos episode.

dmarks said...

I've seen the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile, but have not seen a pig on the road like that.

One favorite "Family Guy" scene was when Stewie was trying to get some sleep in a hotel room or something. There were a couple of Mafia guys arguing in the next room and making a racket to keep Stewie up. So he yells out something like "He's wearing a wire!"

At which point there is a gunshot, and sound of a body slumping against a wall, and a door slamming. At this point, Stewie has the quiet he needs.

michelle said...

They are some pretty cool pig photos. I haven't been to the states in about six years but I love that everything is so green over there and you have those beautiful homes. It's dry as a pub with no beer here still despite the showers we got last week.

You're never too old to yell at kids. That's what they expect us to do. At least I'm beginning to think mine do.