Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I'm not sure I should post this stuff ... oh, ok, you talked me into it!

A roundup from the graduation front ...

Remember the Roo-girl's search for the perfect dress?

She looked beautiful in it. But when I picked her up from school that night, I nearly laughed myself sick.

The girls? All dolled up in pretty dresses and heels (mostly off the feet and into their hands by then -- what price beauty?).

The boys? About 90 percent of them were in jeans, sneakers and grubby t-shirts.

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Drummer Man was late to Roo-girl's graduation ceremony (which, please, was outside on the school field in 120-degree blazing heat, thank you very much).

Drama King and Rocky were even later.

"Where's DK?" asked Drummer when he got there.

"Late," I answered.

"Oh," he said. "They probably stopped off to get married."

Yeah, that was me on the ground twitching.

(And for the record, there is an ongoing debate as to which couple will tie the knot first.)

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While walking to J-bear's graduation:

Z-man: Did that kid go naked under his robe?

Evil Mother: Wha?????

TRG: Oh, some kid said he was going to be naked under his graduation robe. I guess his brother did it a couple years ago, and he wanted to carry on the family tradition.

Z-man: Such an idiot. So did he do it?

TRG: No. He's a pussy.

Evil Mother: *innocently stepping in it* Oh please, this whole thing is a little hard to swallow.

Z-man: No comment.

*and no comment from me, either*

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Z-man is still looking for summer work (uh ... lazy much?) and in a last-ditch effort to get him off his duff, we drove past a few restaurants on the way to graduation so he could drop off some resumes.

When he came out of one sushi place, he was purple from supressed laughter.

"I had a little bit of a language barrier in there," he said. "But I managed to find someone who could speak English, and when I asked her if they were hiring, she answered: 'How you know?' "

We all lost it.

"How you know?" is now the correct response to any situation.

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Dinner after J-bear's graduation. J-bear was with her mom; Z-man had gone off with his friends.

Leaving Roo-girl, Wonderhubby and I for a VERY fancy meal at our local IHOP. (Breakfast for dinner is one of my fave raves!)

Somehow, the conversation came around to Hugh Hefner and a special on his bunny girlfriends.

The Roo-girl: If I became a bunny, would you be disappointed?

Evil Mother: What? Yes, I would be disappointed.

The Roo-girl: What if there was money in it for you?

Evil Mother: *unable to speak while choking on swedish pancakes*

Yep, that's my girl.


Mr Lady said...

First, I am going to say that my reader SUCKS and is only telling me about 2 posts a week. MAX. And then I will re-iterate for legal purposes only that when you feel a *pluck* in the middle of the night, and then are startled by a shadow in the corner, it's just me. Getting a DNA sample. Because, yeah, I was supposed to be in your family.

That is all.

The Laundress said...

DO NOT EVER stop posting this stuff.

It's priceless.

nikki said...

I could really go for some pancakes right about now.

Janet said...

See, see, see? I was right. I almost decided to get breakfast before reading blogs. I just avoided having pop tart snorted all over my keyboard.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE IHOP, and of course we don't have one. They F.I.N.A.L.L.Y built one in Lexington so I can now eat there more than once a year.
I'm posting the meme today. It should be up shortly.

LceeL said...

O.K. I am officially confused. How does her being a bunny translate into money for you? Does someone want to fill me in here?

Laurie of the Seven Stories said...

Oh god, do girls really want to be playboy bunnies. I just saw girls next door for the first time last night, I know where have I been, and it about made me want to puke.
You tell roo girl she'd be better off in the hundred acre wood than at Hugh's. Really Chris Robin is much cuter.

Marmarbug said...

Okay I am LOL over here. So Roo girl wants to be a bunny.
Hmm "How you know" you be so upset?

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

You know when something leaves YOU speechless? It's crazy. Who do you think will end up at the altar first? I cannot believe Roo called someone a pussy.

Rachael said...

I love your family.

Immoral Matriarch said...

Can I come live with you? It just seems like it'd be the best place ever.

Sandy C. said...

Breakfast for dinner? A woman after my own heart ;)

Seriously, I wish I could sit down and have 1 meal with your family. Just one! You all crack me up.

Burfica said...

Oh my god I just love you and your families conversations. Now tell Roo Girl if there is money in it for me too, then she can. hahahahahha

Pamela said...

I didn't even catch the breakfast for dinner until someone mentioned it. Our favorite.

I want to know how to make money by being a bunny mama.

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