Sunday, January 13, 2008

What Would You Wonder and How Would it Seem?

The word for this week's Saturday Scavenger Hunt was Hmm. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it until this morning when I was talking on the phone to Erik. He stopped me in mid sentence to tell me he had just driven past a gentleman's club that was called "Bean Snappers" and he was going to stop and take a picture of the sign for me. First of all, I love the term "gentleman's club" because there is nothing more gentlemanly than a bunch of drunk guys shoving dollar bills in a stripper's g-string. Secondly, if you read the sign, it appears that it's a club for nude gentlemen. Thirdly, I love it that Erik would turn around and go back to take a picture of the "Bean Snappers" sign. Seriously, who would appreciate that more than me? No one, that's who. So, to bring this all back from my frighteningly tangented brain, I thought the picture of this sign was perfect for Hmm.

I've been slowly but surely trying to get all my shit done this weekend. I'm not completely there, but let's just say I've been chiseling at stuff and I'm close to there. That's pretty good for me.

Last night the planets all aligned and I was able to meet my friends A. and B. at the Mill for greasy food and a couple pints. I think the last time I was able to drink with both of them was about two years ago. Usually, one had to stay home with the kids or work or wasn't up for going out, but last night both parts of the couple were in attendance. It was very nice and very mellow and I was home by eleven. I've been so good about drinking responsibly and getting home at a decent hour, that I might have to go on an all night bender just to shake things up a little.

20 comments:

David in DC said...

I once got thrown out of a strip club because, in my drunken state, I couldn't understand why the bouncers kept becoming more and more insistant that I stop singing the Carpenters' "Thing....Thing a thong..." whenever a dancer got down to that item of clothing.

Killer said...

That might very well one of the worst names for a strip club I have ever seen.

The other two:
Ft Walton Beach, FL- The Green Frog

Bangkok, Thailand- Super Pussy

evil-e said...

Hey, we've got pinky's around here...and given where it is located it is nicknamed "stinky's".

The fact that the word "snapper" is in the name is rather funny and I agree with the implication that the name sounds as if it is nude guys.

Nice catch by Erik...also the fact that he thinking about you when he saw it. It's the little things.

AlienCG said...

Bean Snappers sounds like such a quality place. I just had a Family Guy flashback of Stewie talking about a strip club on a Tuesday afternoon.

"Is there anyone here who hasn't had a c-section?"

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

Nude gentleman's club - it makes me laugh more and more. Like the Elks or the Moose Lodge... I can't even think about it anymore... too giggly and a little nauseous.

In my old hometown of Whitehall Ohio there is a bar called the Silent Woman and the sign is of a headless woman.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/87649004@N00/392345099

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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/87649004@N00/392345099

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

dang.

Mrs. Big Hairy Woman said...

That's a funny name for a strip club.. What does "Beansnappers have anything to do with chicks stripping? And do the gentlemen snap beans while watching.. Very Hmm post... We have a few here in townw but nothing with a name like that...lol

Matt said...

Ironic and as misnamed as the "Pleasure Palace" in Iowa City. It is neither a palace or is much, well never mind.

fringes said...

I want friends like yours.

Tara said...

Go on an all night bender. You've earned it!

That is so cool that Erik took that photo. That sign is perfect for "Hmmmm!"

dmarks said...

There's a town in far northern Michigan named Gay. It is very small, and they have a tavern. Only one, I think. It has a big plain sign: "Gay Bar".

La Crosse Wisconsin, a university town, has a large drinking establishment called "The Library". As in, "If my mom calls, tell her I'm at The Library".

booda baby said...

It's not possible to have a better 'Hmm' story. You need some kind of award for that.

Have I asked you before if you know/knew Rudy? Wilson. Rudy Wilson. God, he had the BEST strip club stories. Or maybe I only thought they were the best because back then, what'd I know? Now, too.

DJSassafrass said...

Beansnappers? Perhaps the oddest euphanism ever.

laura b. said...

Erik rulez! That is definitely a hmmm sign and a hmmm moment when he saw it and thought of you :-)

Now for that all nighter...go for it.

minijonb said...

i'm disappointed that there is no pink and purple neon sign outside of Beansnappers... i wouldn't bother going in becasue of that...

emmaenlighted said...

oh begeezus. I pulled all nighters twice this weekend and am still recovering. But it was worth the shakin' :) Go, Churlita, shake things up a little :)

Long_Division said...

Two terrible Texas strip clubs: Dimples and....wait for it....Tigg Old Bittie's.

Tigg Old Bittie's also has a bar-b-que buffet.

Churlita said...

David,

What's wrong with them? That's hilarious.

Killer,

Super Pussy is just way to subtle for me.

Evil-E,

I know. Doesn't everyone want their boyfriend to think of them when they see a sign that says, Eean Snappers?

AlienCG,

Family guy is awesome.

lady,

That's pretty damn creepy.

Matt,

I'll take your word for it. I had a friend who actually used to work there.

Fringes,

Come up and hang out. All my friends would love you.

Tara,

We'll see. There's always all that paying for them the next day...

DMarks,

Sweet. I love all those funny names.

Booda Baby,

Rudy Wilson? I don't think I know him. Of course, if you pointed him out at a bar, I may know his face.

DJ,

And oh so funny.

LauraB.,

Erik does rule.

MiniJonB,

You're right. Soemtimes its all about presentation.

Emma,

good for you.

Long Division,

Strip club and BBQ? What else do you need?

michelle said...

Now that is cool! Naked Gentlemen!