Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Spread the Word Around, Guess Who's Back in Town

I got my first text message today by someone who wasn't my daughter. It was from a friend who was in town visiting and wanted to go for a drink. I had Stinky, so I couldn't make it, but I also kind of needed some shut-in time. I called tech support for Verizon to see if I could get my phone to take more songs, and all they could do was tell me to uninstall and reinstall their program and it still didn't work. I hate it when things don't work and it pains me that I'm such a nerd, but have absolutely no mad geek skillz. I gave up and watched The Notorious Betty Page instead.

In the next couple of days, my friend Colleenyweenie (as my girls so affectionately call her) will be in town from New York. Hopefully, Coadster will be able to see her this weekend.

My daughters have very fond memories of her from when she stayed with us about six years ago. At that time, she was just moving back from Japan and I was about a month away from ending a long term relationship. Apparently, we both had to blow off some steam, and boy howdy, did we. We went out and drank a lot. During the days, we would both be hung-over and lie on the couch with the girls, eating gross comfort food like tuna helper or grilled cheese sandwiches and soup and watching movies like The Goonies and Beetlejuice.

On the nights we didn't go out, we stayed at my place and had fashion shows with clothes Colleen brought back from Japan and Thailand, mixed with weird crap the girls had in their closets. Hmmm.

We also had dance parties where Stinky showed us her break-dance moves. That's Miss Electric Boogaloo to you.
I'm not sure what I was doing in this photo, but whether I was falling over, or wildly gesticulating, or doing the hokey-pokey, once again, I look like a total dork.

Since Colleen and I are in very different places in our lives now, and she'll be staying with another friend this time around, I'm pretty sure her visit will be way more mellow. The girls and I will just be happy to see her. Last year she gave Stinky a lecture about how she should listen to me and try not to grow up so fast and Stinky didn't roll her eyes once. Now that I think about it, Colleen might just be magic. If only she knew how to download music into my phone...


Les Quinn said...

yous do get up to some fun stuff :)

Stepping Over the Junk said...

It is always fun to reunite with people and friends from the past, but sometimes makes me feel sad when it is so different from the past, if that makes sense. Sometimes it is an enriching experience too.

Do you have an email address I can email you? (I was looking on your blog but cant find one) Please let me know.

notfainthearted said...

Sounds like it will be an interesting visit if nothing else. something to break up the same-sameness of summer?

As for the tag...i thought I'd read it here but yesterday as I was flailing around looking for victims, I skimmed quickly and didn't see it. Must have been a couple weeks ago...oh well1

have a great 4th!

Babybull40 said...

It looks like you were attempting the Hokey Pokey.. Nah it was definitely wild gesticulating dance moves... And you don't look anymore dorky than the rest of us.. which reminds me.. That dance move kinda reminded me of Elaine on Seinfeld.. Where she was dancing all dorky-like It was all contorted looking...

Have a great July 4th...

Margaret said...

ya'll have a fun dance party

evil-e said...

....a good looking dork, though

Still having trouble with the tunes, that kind of sucks....

I have not seen one of my closest friends in quite some time. He lives in Massachusetts for a long time now. Whenever he comes back it is always fun to hang out and remember the stupidity.

Mr Atrocity said...

Time to let the good times roll.

jenny said...

i'm pretty sure you're doing the robot in that last photo... looks like you've got a little electric boogaloo in you as well!

Churlita said...

Les Quinn,

Every once in a while.


I'll get that to you this week.


I did one almost identical to it about six months ago.


Watch it with the Elaine references, lady.


I hope we do have a dance party.


Thanks. I hope you get to see your friend again soon.

Mr Atrocity,



I like to think there's a little Electric Boogaloo in all of us.