Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Floatin' Around I'm a Real Low Mind

Here is a photo of some tackle hanging up in a barn.

First I want to clarify yesterday's post. I wasn't trying to say it was the man's responsibility to pay for everything. Hell, I'm a modern girl. I was just saying that it would be refreshing if I didn't have to pay for everything, and that it was a very nice gesture on T.'s friend's part. I believe that relationships, or friendships for that matter, should be equitable and reciprocal and both people should be conscientious and thoughtful and honest and there should be rainbows and daisies and unicorns and cute little puppies running around everywhere. I'm not even kidding, that really is what I believe and it's the reason I probably shouldn't try to date.

Okay, on to the next thing. Last week, when one of Coadster's guy friends found out we got an XBox, he asked, "So, when did you get a little brother?" Then when I was talking to my best friend B., he mentioned that his wife played video games. Later, when we were all hanging out at George's, I asked her why she never mentioned that before.

"Well, it's not the kind of thing you just admit to," she said. So, apparently there is a bit of a stigma attached to being a mom who plays video games. I used to run a chainsaw for a living when I was on The Salmon Restoration Project in Humboldt County, California and I was a line cook for many years too. Luckily for me, I could give a rat's ass what people think is appropriate behavior for a woman or a person of a certain age. I do what I like (and try not to hurt anyone else) and I like to read comic books and play video games and run for many miles to relieve stress. Hell, while we're at it, I'll just go ahead and admit to being a music hoarder as well. I would jam every song in the world into my iPod if they made one that big. I never know what I'll want to listen to from one minute to the next and as I've said before, I pretty much like everything. Plus, it's hilarious to put it on shuffle and have Christopher Cross' "Sailing" wedged in between N.W.A.'s "Fuck the Police" and Pig Destroyer's cover of "Down in the Street".

Okay, so now some of my weirdness is out there in the open, I'd love it if we could all move on. I just hope I can keep dodging all my daughter's male friend's inquiries to get my XBox live profile name so they can say the kicked someone's mom's ass in Halo 3.


Mr Atrocity said...

Perhaps it's just my social circle and its satellites, but every woman I know plays videogames and reads comic books. Hell, why else would hang around with them?

not fainthearted said...

I got DS2 Halo 3 for his B-day on Saturday. I would have gotten the "special edition" but they were sold out. Should I keep looking and exchange it? What do they add for $10?

Tara said...

I find nothing shameful about adults playing video games. Course that might be because I play video games, and when I go to my friend F's house, we sometimes all gather together to play on her Nintendo Wii console. Fun stuff!

Margaret said...

my son would be so proud if could play video games, but alsas, that particular form of co-ordination escapes me

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

I'm a gamer at heart, but got rid of my system several years ago when I began calling in sick after staying up all night trying to master a game I shall not name here. My thumb had a callus and my grades were dropping at night school.

These days I limit myself to one game only that I play on my PC and also shall not name here. I play it mostly when my husband is busy watching sports. Since football season has started I guess I'll talk to you next spring.

PS - It takes every ounce of willpower in my body not to get a Wii -

Dagromm said...

I fully expect a Wii to be a part of our household at some point. I still don't have that dance pad I've been eyeballing for over a year now though, so who knows the timeline.

Mrs. Big Hairy Woman said...

Hell I have been known for playing video games.. although I have been deprived that over the last couple of years... I do miss the entertainment value...Go kick some kids ass playing Halo3...

laura b. said...

Anything the guys can do we can do too! Well, except maybe something requiring a great deal of upper body strength...um, yeah!

evil-e said...

Any chick who likes the Steelers, plays video games, reads comics, and mentions Pig Destroyer in her post is definitely the kind of girl that would get serious attention from myself. (fortunately I found someone close to this)

Hell, I would even pay for dinner and drinks all of the time.

Churlita said...

Mr Atrocity,

That's awesome. Your women friends sound really cool.


I'm definitely not an expert. I have heard that some of the special edition packaging was ruining the game inside.


I still have never used a Wii. I;ve heard they're a lot of fun.


It definitely takes some practicing.


I know. I've been trying really hard to take care of everything before I get to play with the XBox.


The longer you wait, the cheaper they get.


I could never have done it when the girls were as young as your guy.

Laura B.,

I always have to lift with my legs, because I will never have the upper body strength.


ha ha. It sounds like your mistress of evil is one lucky girl.

Brando said...

Of course, with some practice, you could kick their asses in Halo 3, which would be an amazing burn:

My mom pwned u in Halo 3!

Churlita said...


That's the plan then. I'll do the single player thing until I get good, and then I'll take it online and kick some 14 year old boy's asses.