...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Friday, March 16, 2007

life's a bummer when you're a hummer

"hey mom?" sweet angel boy, five precious years on this earth, queries from the backseat of the mini as we pull into the library for story time thursday night.

the parking lot is full, so i'm keeping a watchful eye on things as i glance quickly in the review mirror and eye this amazing gift of a child.

"yes, sweets?" i reply.

"you like hummers, don't you?" he asks.

precious.

did i say that already?

utterly so.

"don't you, momma? you like hummers," he sings. "hummers, hummers, hummers!"

like pam from "the office," i find myself gazing forlorn and bewildered at myself in the rear view mirror now.

and then i spot the giant, pretentious, unnecessary in the suburbs hummer taking up two parking spaces in the parking lot.

"no, my love, i'm not particularly fond of hummers," i sigh. "not so much."

"that's too bad, mom, because i think the blue ones are my favorite," he answers.

as they should be when you're five.

as they should be.

* this one's not so bad, though.*

** ah, rs, you are a worthy opponent, but i believe this charmer has power. of course, consider it my initial blow. what's really going to take you down is this secret weapon. you wish to play with fire...well, you know the rest...**

*** sunday is supposed to be a day for rest. a warrior, however, never rests...

my next blow goes something like this.

what’s that? a tiny tear spilling down your cheek?

then i should probably celebrate...


if you need me, i'll be seated on the pile of the bloody and the dead, polishing my weapons...

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28 Comments:

Blogger Fusion said...

My son wasn't into real cars at that age, transformers were all he wanted.

Guess he still does, he can't wait for the movie this summer. Heck, he's only 23. Plenty of time to grow up still!

Friday, March 16, 2007 3:50:00 AM  
Blogger LBP said...

Haha, you know what they say:

"from the mouths of babes..."

Friday, March 16, 2007 8:31:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

I had forgotten that Billy Corgan ever had hair.

Did you post this in honor of Wednesday's holiday?

Friday, March 16, 2007 9:54:00 AM  
Blogger Confused Husband said...

All I could think of while reading this (outside of that dam video RS posted. Thanks BTW) is of a license plate bracket a guy in town has. It reads "Happiness is a hummer in a Hummer". Classic. Now that is a Hummer that I'd like to have.


Come on fadkog don't you like hummers? hummer hummer hummer! HA!
CH

Friday, March 16, 2007 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger you da mom! said...

can you believe my husband had never heard of a highway hummer before he met me? good for me...sucks for him! (pun intended)

Friday, March 16, 2007 11:15:00 AM  
Blogger Rug's Bug said...

Don't you just love children and their questions?

You inspired me to paint my nails, by the way.

Friday, March 16, 2007 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger ArtfulDodger said...

I was on the phone with a client at home one day when my son started running around the house yelling happily, "I have a penis!" over and over again. Ahh, to be young again. Although on the weekends I sometimes still do that. :)

Friday, March 16, 2007 2:35:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Novak said...

I like hummers.

That is all. ;)

Steve~

Friday, March 16, 2007 3:04:00 PM  
Blogger Finished Last said...

I got distracted by the Pam from the Office reference. (I think she is so cute)

pewmxmj

Friday, March 16, 2007 3:23:00 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

OMG! You are my new hero...those links! I think I need to add a few tunes to my Ipod...I can't believe I missed those.

As for the hummer...I want one. A big yellow one. (I promise I would park it correctly..I hate inconsiderate parkers!) Everytime I tell my husband I want a hummer, he sighs and says wantingly "yeah..me too" Somehow I don't think we're talking about the same thing...
Stacie

Friday, March 16, 2007 5:14:00 PM  
Blogger Confused Husband said...

I just had to get at you and RS. You both are making my mind go into overload with songs.

I'm taking you on. It's on now.
CH

Saturday, March 17, 2007 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger Confused Husband said...

Oh yes the science of war.

Bring it baby.

Bring.
It.
CH

Saturday, March 17, 2007 12:17:00 AM  
Blogger Nanette said...

Hee hee!

You gotta love the codpiece--word up Cameo, must remove before hummer.

keocy

Saturday, March 17, 2007 2:22:00 AM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

OMG! You guys are cracking me up with the music links! I love it! I hope you don't mind if a new girl gets in on the fun!

Saturday, March 17, 2007 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger LBP said...

OK I can take it no more.

I am in this Battle.

Sunday, March 18, 2007 2:15:00 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Those are all good of course, but really...can you get any more 80's than THIS?? http://youtube.com/watch?v=CMwdAc1Dzfg

I don't think you can...

Sunday, March 18, 2007 3:36:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

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Sunday, March 18, 2007 5:20:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

fusion - there is anticipation for the transformers movie at my house, too. and i admit to having some as well, but it may be because i have a quirky crush on shia labeouf. call me crazy...

lbp - between his art and his mind, my youngest is aging me at a nice clip.

ftn - consider this post my version of the half-mast honor for march 14th's holiday. maybe next year. ah yes. maybe next year.

and i, too, had forgotten when billy had hair. but i do remember when michael stipe had hair and I thought he was a smidge sexy. However, shortly there after, I realized he wasn’t really my type. Imagine that.

you da mom – ah, while my husband isn’t entirely clueless, i’ve been more an advocate of safe driving lately.

rug’s – i wonder if i should be concerned just how much this dear, sweet child takes after me?! hope your manicure is dead sexy!

art – ok, confession. sometimes i’ve run around the house yelling the same thing. i mean, i do have this fascination of what it would be like. must not let that distract me as i go about my business now…

steven – i’d probably love them more if i did, in fact, have the penis i sometimes wish i did (and the one i imagine i have is lovely, of course), but overall, i’m a fan of them as well. tThanks for stopping through.

finished – maybe iI don’t want to know what the result of your distraction was…

stacie – if you promise to park correctly, than i can tolerate it a bit more, but seriously, i’m always shaking my head when i see one. especially in the school parking lot, blocking the traffic during pick up time. and that song link you provided? nicely played! i have three versions of it on the ipod!

nanette – i think i’d be a fan of the codpiece with my pretend penis. i’d rock it like cameo, naturally!

chrissy – welcome! i’ll have you know, i kicked ass to that song you linked in the mini the other night. Oh, yes…i knew what it was before ever clicking the link!

confused, rs, lpb, et. all – it’s so cute how you think you’re so up on this. that you think i will bow down to defeat. that you really think “let’s hear it for the boy” is going to be enough for me to say “you win.” i have all these songs in my possession. i never tire of them. i’m made of steel. so let me suggest you bring out your starting team and let your benchwarmers go back to slacking down the row.

note that the only thing i lost at is getting a hyperlink in my comments section. so see the end of my current post for the play i’m serving up to you today…(and then clue me in so i don’t have to keep putting them in that way…)

Sunday, March 18, 2007 5:34:00 PM  
Blogger Chag said...

Pop Goes The World is one of the great little underrated gems from the 80s.

Sunday, March 18, 2007 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

chag - 'pop goes the world' will be used in my case study to prove to my children as they get older that, yes, the world was filled with beautiful music when their mom was an innocent. "every little boy needs a girl..." is a nice little story. thanks for dropping in, btw!

Sunday, March 18, 2007 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Recovering Soul said...

I shouldn't have started a fight just before I left town for a couple days. I promise, tomorrow you will have a humdinger. Then all shall bow before me, BWA HAHA!

Sunday, March 18, 2007 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

rs - big talk, mister. were you here, you'd notice the calm demeanor with which i type this reply to you. people who are scared are shaky, maybe inclined to beg for mercy. i'm looking around here, but i just don't seem to see that person...

Monday, March 19, 2007 12:01:00 AM  
Blogger Confused Husband said...

When I get off of work I will explain to you how to put links in a comment secton.

I can't view anything from youtube at work. Strange. You tube is blocked but Blogger is ok.
CH

Monday, March 19, 2007 12:22:00 AM  
Blogger Confused Husband said...

Home from work now.

Ok. This is how you do it. Just replace the * with < and the ^ with >.

Got it? Here goes......

I'm going to type a link to my sight and here is how it would look *a href="http://cofusedhusband.blogspot.com/"^CH*/a^

That's how it works. basically you are useing < and > altenately. Where I typed my CH in the link you would enter whatever you want displayed in the comment section. It's just like when you link to a web page in a post.

If you have problems or questions email me. I'm home and bored in the daytime now. Summer goes back to work tomorrow morning.
CH

Monday, March 19, 2007 2:21:00 AM  
Blogger Confused Husband said...

I forgot my latest attack!

Just remember whose watching you. I am after all the badest Mo' Fo' around in these parts. So just remember who wants you to cower down in fear.
CH

Monday, March 19, 2007 2:28:00 AM  
Blogger Recovering Soul said...

Everyone - too many GREAT songs to list out here. I love the smashing pumpkins, by the way. Honestly, I have the majority of these songs on my computer and listen to them at work.

So, since I THOUGHT we were supposed to be driving each other crazy, here's a little somethin somethin for you.... Make sure you copy and paste the whole link in there - and enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVbv6r_tKnE

Monday, March 19, 2007 9:11:00 AM  
Blogger Confused Husband said...

I tried to get this on earlier but it didn't work. So here we go for try number 2.

I know for sure that you had a crush on these boys from the 80's.
CH

Monday, March 19, 2007 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger Recovering Soul said...

CH, why are you so obsessed with boy bands? Something you want to get out in the open?
:)

Monday, March 19, 2007 1:31:00 PM  

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