Sunday, August 10, 2008

Honey Pie Weekend Update

For blogging purposes (OK... that's a lie) BoyChild and I went to Aardvark's for the Pokemon Legends Awakened pre-release tournament where I've discovered a fear that has a very real chance of manifesting.

Aardvark's has ONE bathroom and that bathroom opens directly up to a field of tables peopled with boys under the age of 15. In my heart of hearts, I know that one day I'll be in that bathroom, will have failed to lock the door securely and twenty boys are going to get an eyeful of my pasty white thighs against the backdrop of a Spiderman shower curtain.

In keeping with my AllMediocre button on the right, I had a 2-2 finish. My self-esteem remains intact since I was never paired with the kid who got an invite to the World Pokemon Championships. *whew* Crisis averted.

We attended a birthday celebration for Babycake's relatives smack dab in between DC and Baltimore. Traffic was shitty. In an effort to dodge backup on the Beltway and the BW Parkway we poked through the Agricultural Research area which is just a tad high on the desolate/eerie-o-meter.

Me: So what exactly are they researching here?

Babycakes: No idea.

Me: I bet there are sheep with three eyeballs like 'Blinky' in The Simpsons.

Babycakes: Hmmm... (hunches over and works feverishly on his Games magazine)

Me: I bet it's that rice that's got the vitamins in it already.

Babycakes (looking at me like I'm 'special'): Yeah, that's it... because we've got corn on either side of us that's seven feet high.



The party was pretty fun if you could answer trivia questions about Red Skelton and The Lone Ranger. That eliminated about half of us so I spent some time sitting over by the kids and the bubble machine. And by 'some time', I mean 'all my time' aside from that which I spent at the buffet table gathering the remnants of the olive tray and the honey mustard pretzel bits to gnaw on.

I've decided that those thin plastic tableclothes are just about completely pointless. Unless they are taped down, a kid is just going to mess with it enough to spill everything anyway.

I saved the day at the kid's Halloween-Bucket-Decoration-Table when the pink glitter glue pen got clogged and I was able to mash my earring through the tip. By reporting this, I am revealing how hard up for weekend material I am, while SOME folks were living the Wilco dream only several miles away. I was thinking of you the whole time Meg, while gouging the plastic with my sterling silver hoop.

Other weekend excitement - puchased toner for printer.

*hangs head*

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30 Comments :

Marion said...
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The Girl Next Door said...

Hang in there - better weekends will come!

Sully Sullivan said...

Pokemon tourney huh? I didn't realize they were still so popular. 2-2 isn't bad. I'm sure some of the kids there spend ever waking moment playing that stuff.

And when the blogging tournament comes up, you're going to kick ass.

Bobbi said...

Pokemon tournements - man, am I glad we are finally past those!

Meg said...

My son would have loved your weekend.

But mine was the best. Dogfish beer pub on Friday and Wilco on Saturday.

Hey, my caption contest winners are posted--finally.

Sparkliesunshine said...

I don't know if I would be able to use that bathroom. I have that fear anyway in regular bathrooms that the stall might pop open. Knowing the door could open to teenagers or that they might be able to hear me peeing? I'm afraid I'm too neurotic for that.

Hey It's Di said...

I'm hanging my head too...and dragging my feet. The excitement of my weekend involved watching our small town parade & viewing the Olympics. *sigh! I've gotta get a life!

Mary Witzl said...

I get the feeling that others could have far more riveting weekends, but not write about them as charmingly as you have written about yours.

God help me if I ever have to answer questions about t.v., especially if it's stuff like Red Skelton and The Lone Ranger. Whoever your relatives were, they're even older than I am, and how encouraging!

Tina said...

It sounds like the kind of weekend that is VERY funny to read about - not so funny to be there. You made me laugh...

Jenn Thorson said...

But look- earring hoop opening glue just in the nick of time... you're like a girly MacGyver with that, see?

You just have to look at it from the right angle, is all! :)

Bex said...

My brother-in-law owns a comic book store and has been sending me Pokemon stuff for years. I keep wondering what in the hell to do with it. Now I know - just send it to you!

HappyHourSue said...

I've been meaning to see the Maryland rice fields...

Cassie said...

I love the part about the bathroom--I'm always in fear that somehow someone is going to walk in on me. I can't imagine the fear I would have in a Pokemon tournament situation LOL.

And completely unrelated, have you read the Twilight series? Someone else recommended it to me and I thought I had seen something about it in one of your blogs at some point. Anyway, if you have, how was it??

Chat Blanc (aka Sandy) said...

If it makes you feel any better I took several naps over the week and those were the highlights. :)

Camille said...

I have no idea what a pokemon tournament even is.

Bee said...

Andy used to win Magic the Gathering tournaments. I never thought I’d brag about that… ;o)

Not so exciting Andi said...

Ooh, toner! Bitchin! Seriously, this sounds like an action-packed weekend to me. Pokemon tournament? Come on! That's exciting.

for a different kind of girl said...

Toner?! You bought toner?! What kind of wild woman are you?!

Want to know what kind of wild woman I am?! I'm one who uses exclamation points and question marks in tandem. Woo hoo! Keep all your limbs inside the car when it's moving!!

neutron said...

Forgetting to lock the door in a very strategically placed washroom ... been there, done that :(

VE said...

I once created a Pokemon game for my nephews for Christmas. It was so good I nearly sold it to Hasbro. Probably would have if I hadn't been so lazy and made some updates. Ah, but that was at the tail end of the craze here in the USA. I'll have to post a blog on it sometime...

Kelly said...

Oh Alice...
Your blog is so funny, even if all you have to blog about is wiping butts or pulling weeds..its hilarious.
And is Digimon similar to Pokemon?
Lily loves that

Adriane said...

I have had to sit thru Heroscape Games and tournaments.

That reminds me. I need toner.

Cocotte said...

Well, at least you can remember what you did over the weekend - and hey, you were invited to a party. I went to Target.

Ellie said...

Every once in a while, when I think, "Should we have tried harder to have kids?" I read about Pokemon and I think, "I'm good."

LceeL said...

So what about Monday - and/or Tuesday? Huh? C'moooooon Alice. Kick it!! Let's go, girl. Get it OONN!

Queen Goob said...

Sounds like me family reunion - it was poop! (I was gonna say shit but didn't want to offend anyone.)

GEEEERRLL - I gots me some READIN' to do!

Missed ya'll!

MamaGeek said...

The best part of weekends like that is it can only get better. But you got toner, so s'all good.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

That 3 eyed fish has a *name*?

I had no idea.

unfinishedrambling said...

Oh, my dad would have loved that trivia. He loves Red Skelton or is that Red Buttons? I can't keep my old-time radio folks straight. He also loved Bob and Ray too.

Stephanie M said...

We lived right there - between D.C. and Baltimore for 2 years on the research refuge - next door to the agricultural research area. It is kind of weird how desolate it is in the middle of all those people. Funny!

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