Friday, September 28, 2007

And Your Destination, You Don't Know It

Here are very many tomatoes.

Well kids, I'm beat. My mission tonight is to get as much sleep as possible. Earlier in the evening, my mission was to avoid going downtown at any cost. Neither of the girls went to the Homecoming parade or to the free Three Dog Night concert that followed. Coadster went to Dubuque to watch the high school football game and Stinky went to the movies.

I drove over to my friend K.'s house where she and our friend T. were knitting what I thought looked like the beginnings of thongs, but they both assured me they were going to be washcloths and watching whatever crap was being served up on network television. There wasn't much selection, so we settled on wrestling. Who doesn't watch wrestling while they knit?

Earlier in the day, as I walked downtown surveying all the preparations for the parade, the guys who were setting up the big stage were cranking Roxy Music's Avalon. I think the reason that album cracks me up so much, is that almost every woman I know of a certain age (read: old) has probably had some cheese ball guy try to seduce her to that in the eighties.

After I came home from picking Stinky and her friends up from the movies, I played some Halo 3. At one point, Coadster called me to tell me she and her friends were back from Dubuque and were eating at IHOP. I quickly tried to turn the volume on the TV down so she couldn't hear the voices from my game saying, "Die demons!", but then all her guy friends wanted to tell me hi over her phone, and I finally gave myself away by telling them I had to go or I was going to get shot. They all had a good laugh at my expense and my guy died anyway. The end.


Tara said...

I'm sorry that your Halo 3 guy died. I used to hate it when my Mario guy died on Super Mario. That's how long it's been since I had a game console.

Wrestling and knitting sounds like a perfect balance. :D

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

You are so right on with the Brian Ferry seductions! I once got a weak Spandau Ballet attempt too. Stupid boys - the way to my heart was the Fall.

Brando said...

I saw you pop on XBL with Halo. I was jealous -- I ordered mine, but forgot to change my shipping address with Best Buy, so I'm waiting for it to get forwarded. I should have it by the time Halo 4 comes out.

I think Halo 1 and 2 are also backward compatible with the 360. They are worth picking up, especially since you can get them pretty cheaply.

evil-e said...

You died a valiant death in Halo....

Wrestling paired with knitting, this seems a very interesting combination. Washcloths and power bombs, afghans and arm bars, body slams and baubles, "pins" and needles.....

Chance said...

That sounds like a pretty awesome day to me, even though I'm not quite sure what this "Halo" thing is that everyone's talking about.

Mrs. Big Hairy Woman said...

Sounds like a pretty festive evening...

Churlita said...


My Halo 3 guy will die again and again before I figure it all out.


Spandau Ballet, huh? It's so funny that those young boys had no idea what we wanted.


I will get them at some point. Right now I've spent all I can on video games until Guitar Hero 3.


You got it. It's so fun to mix the lingo of both little worlds.


That's okay. It's better to stay away and not let yourself cave to the addiction.


It was.