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HouseHotting 2004

A few people made it to our house this weekend in the interest of warming it. I consider the house officially hot! Many people were missed, but I warn anyone that did not come by, I was drunk anyways. Jack wasn't so he, at least, would have made some sense to you. I have to say with much intensity, tzel is a wonderful caterer. She made all the comestibles the bestibles. Maybe if you ask her really, really, nice she will post the marinated cheese recipe. Thank you Telf. Times a million. :)

Something I learned saturday - my best friend dating back to 1986 had never met my best friend dating back to 1993. I wept when I found this out. I would have without the drink too! (And don't fret - there CAN be more than one best friend. Who uses that in the singular anymore?) To have so many life-forming experiences with two people and they have never met! Wild.

I also learned that our cellar is really interesting to more people than just me.

Also that no one cares how serious I was about putting the cow in the dumpster. So as to not be a humorless person, it remains here, and is not in any dumpster. Although potentially the rules have been broken by the cow returning to its immediately previous owner. *cough*



Sometime during the weekend, my wrist began to hurt. I now have it in a brace. I hope this is temporary. If by friday it is not better, to the doctor I go. The worst thing about this is it renders me unable to play Diablo II. ^#@%*#&$%@#. *weeps*

It's been three years and some and I still can't get over the fact that not everyone is desperately striving to participate in book club or hanging on every exciting vote. I have issues.

When I was a kid, a few things were really big status symbols for me: 1. arm slings. I wanted for some reason to break my arm and have it in a sling, because that was some kind of proof I was tough? I don't know. I made slings out of large handkerchiefs and cradled my arm in them. 2. Crossing guard belts. The bright orange kind that go over the shoulder. In first grade, when I knew the distant sixth graders would get to wear them as bus monitors, I longed for the day. I thought they were so cool.

I woke up this morning from a horrible dream of Kirk Cameron giving me some kind of insistent sign that I need to read Tim LaHaye's Left Behind series. God, if you are there, I'm going to have to ask you to use a different messenger - I can think of many more effective ones than LaHaye or Cameron!!

Also when I was a kid, maybe 7 or 8, somehow I associated Dan Fogelberg's "Leader of the Band" with the Bakshi Lord of the Rings. Which, at the time, scared the living poop out of me but also fascinated me. I still can't hear this song without thinking of hobbits. *flares hands*

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bearly525
Nov. 9th, 2004 12:30 am (UTC)
my wrist began to hurt. I now have it in a brace. I hope this is temprary
Ouch!! I hope it feels better soon! ;p Drinking injury?

1. arm slings.
For me it was crutches... I always was twisting my ankle either dancing or in soccer/basketball, but never severely enough to warrant crutches... When the "cool kids" broke something and were on crutches they got out of class early, and had someone to carry their books, it was greatly envied by me. But the one time I was on crutches (jr, high - something with my knee that was never resolved) there was no war story to go along with the crutches and I guess that made my experience invalid or something - I wasn't allowed out early, and no one to carry my books... *sigh* Do you remember those GIANT shoulder bags from the late 80s?!? Yep, that what I had, and boy did it throw me off balance!! LOL

2. Crossing guard belts. The bright orange kind that go over the shoulder.

I was not so impressed with these - before the dayglo plastic belts were all the rage, they had "real" white belts (nylon?) with BADGES. By the time I got to 4th grade (highest grade) they had gotten the orange ones with lame patches on an elastic to go around your arm...
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
I still have managed not to break any bones in my body. Unless right now my wrist is broken. :P

Our school never had real white belts. Man, that would have been cooler!
markush
Nov. 9th, 2004 12:45 am (UTC)
I don't know, the hot pink Hello Kitty microwave seems scarier to me.
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC)
It's not my fault! It's Jack's. He says it was the cheapest smallest microwave he could find. :)
rob_donoghue
Nov. 9th, 2004 12:54 am (UTC)
Sorry we missed it!
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC)
Me too! But there will be other times. :)
andthesparrows
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:35 am (UTC)
I have more than one best friend as well.... :)

And I'll see your arm slings (I would take bandanas and make slings out of them) and crossing guard belts (patrol belts we called them--my best friend (yet another one!) and I would take regular belts (some rainbow 80's belt that had the interlocking snap on it) and make "patrol belts" out of them--complete with the whole "seating of the bus" routine--ok, I've lost track of how many thoughts in parenthesis I got going on here so let me just close with a mega one)) and raise you retainers. That was my thing. I would take anything that was pliable (jelly bracelets, gum, even....paper clips!) and create a "retainer" over my teeth with it. Later on, in high school when I actually had to WEAR a retainer, I never did. Go figure.
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
Hahahah! Nope I can't say I had the retainer thing. You win. :)
bearly525
Nov. 10th, 2004 01:12 am (UTC)
I will see your retainer story and... Well, not really raise it I guess, but expound upon it! LOL

I would take the tiny colored hair elastics (the real rubber ones) or take someone's "real" braces elastics and wrap them around my teeth to try to straighten them so as to avoid the braces experience. Can't say that it worked, but I didn't get braces... :D My teeth are so jammed together that I could get the bands stuck behind my teeth and had a rainbow across the roof of my mouth !! LOL

Ah, the good old days...
ex_nostradom25
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:50 am (UTC)
Hee!
We have more pics for you as well, one that looks EXACTLY like that one. DOH!

Also, When I was a kid, a few things were really big status symbols for me: 1. arm slings. I wanted for some reason to break my arm and have it in a sling, because that was some kind of proof I was tough? I don't know. I made slings out of large handkerchiefs and cradled my arm in them. 2. Crossing guard belts. The bright orange kind that go over the shoulder. In first grade, when I knew the distant sixth graders would get to wear them as bus monitors, I longed for the day. I thought they were so cool.

I thought I was the only one. I so wanted to break my arm and have people sign the cast, but sadly I don't think any of them would have.

I did have to settle for breaking my arm in my early 20's, which my brother promptly decorated as a Terminator arm with his airbrush.

You know, I think that was even better.

Had a great time, so happy for you two, great house, thanks again for inviting! :D
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Hee!
Yay! Thank you for taking some pics!

Terminator arm = MUCH cooler. :D
multiplexer
Nov. 9th, 2004 03:11 am (UTC)
We were trapped in the horrifying doom of the Great Grey Midwestern Waste! 12 hours there, 12 hours back.
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
Argh!!! Well I hope the part in the middle was pleasant. :)
ceciskittle
Nov. 9th, 2004 04:18 am (UTC)
Although potentially the rules have been broken by the cow returning to its immediately previous owner. *cough*

Hmmm...well I am fairly new to the game, but I was never informed of sucha rule. I also was never informed of sucha a rule by my better half. And when I talked to Jack a few weeks ago and he expressed his concern about getting the cow back, and I suggested that he have his party before *coughcough* so that he could then give it to her. He thought that a good idea and never informed me of sucha rule. So I think if there are specific rules that go with the cow they should be passed on appropraitely. I certainly would not have broken them had I known of any. ;-)
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
I just heard the rules from my former roommate. Ah, well. I can only get so mad about something like that. :)
oontzgrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 06:02 am (UTC)
oh crap. I'm sorry I totally forgot! I am glad your housewarming was good though.
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
hehehe - you are not the first. note to self - send a reminder!!! there will be more parties and better reminding next time.
my_catharsis
Nov. 9th, 2004 08:15 am (UTC)
The cow reminds me of a tradition my parents friends had. Whenever someone got a new house, their lawn would be decorated with a tire, a pink flamingo, and a cement duck. The lucky recipient couldn't just throw this crap away. It would get stowed until the next poor schmuck in the office bought a house or moved.
snidegrrl
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
Oooh! A pink flamingo and a cement duck! See, now those I would welcome. Not so much the tire. :)
fishy42
Nov. 9th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
Sorry I missed it...
But mom came into town, and I haven't seen her in over a year. And I voted for book club, even though I live in the boondocks. Now, a virtual book club, that would be cool. (I use the list for reading suggestions when I'm looking for something.)
snidegrrl
Nov. 10th, 2004 01:26 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry I missed it...
Aww... moms always come first. :)
tzel
Nov. 9th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
*blush* Thank you, but really, I was glad to do it. Happy House Warming!
nixieq
Nov. 9th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
bwahahaha i thought the arm-sling thing was just me... i also had (still have, to some extent) some weird fascination with bandages. go figure. i figured out at some point that, duh, it was an attention thing for me.

i am glad that your house is not hot! but the cow is scary. i'm truly afraid.
angela_la_la
Nov. 10th, 2004 03:07 am (UTC)
If only I hadn't been painting until 2am, because I was actually in town. Oh well. I'm going to insist on karaoke again sometime soon, though. ;)
snidegrrl
Nov. 10th, 2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
It's cool - painting was important! :)
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