...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, May 22, 2009

a post about nothing? oh, you shouldn't have!

Hi! Remember me? Apparently this thing is what's referred to as (finger quotes) a blog (finger quotes) and even more apparently, a blog requires words. Huh. Novel idea. Except, no, this isn't a novel because dammit, all the good novel ideas are taken!

Oh, not really. I just don't have any of my own.

Anyway, I was actually going to write a post...before I remembered I didn't have any ideas...and then I heard a strange sound outside my house earlier this morning. "Great. Just great. Sounds like my irrational fear of Bigfoot is finally coming to fruition," I muttered as I walked to the front door to check for any large, lumbering hairy beasts standing there snarling or preparing to fling dung.

Because apparently that's what I do when faced with impending doom. Walk right straight up to it and face it like a man. That surprises me, really, because in my mind - the mind that tells me to check the windows and doors eight kabillion times before going to bed at night when it's just me and the kids, the mind that has long suggested I play dead when presented with a selection of strange nighttime noises - I'm no man (though, really, after looking at those prom photos from last week, I'd completely understand if some of you might have been confused).

However, do you know who IS a man?

My Tool Man! Like a warrior in the battle for your drilling dollars, my Tool Man has made his triumphant return home after two weeks on the road in locales as mysterious as Minnesota and exotic as Omaha. I've read stories of these magical lands, so I consider myself lucky he's come home to me.

So today, rather than write a post (wait? what is this?), I'm going to use my magical mind powers (which are not those of a man) and work on convincing my Tool Man to take me to see the new Terminator movie.

Because yes. Going to a movie IS EXACTLY what I want to do with my husband who has been gone for two weeks!

(hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend...and if any of you end up seeing Terminator, be a dear and don't tell me how it ends, OK? we at the Castle That Tools Built often have other matinee ideas and may not make it today afterall)

p.s. - No dung was flung in the creation of this post, but in true romance fashion, Tool Man dropped his bags, greeted me with a hearty 'hey,' and then breezed past me to rush upstairs, where his thrown in this castle awaits. The fires of our hearts, my but do they ever burn so very bright...

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Blogger Meg said...

If it's anywhere NEAR as good as Star Trek then I'm sure it will be awesome. I'll be out of town this weekend, but I will find a way to see Terminator sometime next week. Our movie theatres tend to run a special during the week all movies five dollars and a large soda and popcorn ALSO five dollars. It's pure magic..and also would explain why I am still pasty white and it's almost June. Damn blockbusters!

Friday, May 22, 2009 9:02:00 AM  
Blogger Badass Geek said...

Nothing like spending time in a dark room and not paying any attention at all to each other.

Fun time. Enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2009 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger Dana's Brain said...

Sorry if I pushed that Bigfoot fear to another level!

I hope you make it to the movie - or, if you don't, maybe you can do a little Terminator role playing?

"Come with me if you want to live."

Heh.

Friday, May 22, 2009 9:29:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

I am sorry. Truly sorry.

But I misread, 'large lumbering hairy breasts', and all of a sudden, I was wondering what FTN was gonna do with that, and, well, you know, I just got all off-track. . .

But, I am planning to take a couple of the kids to go see Star Trek this weekend. . .

Friday, May 22, 2009 9:34:00 AM  
Anonymous zelzee said...

How romantic.........dropping his bags and running to the throne!

You crazy, crazy kids!

Friday, May 22, 2009 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger Brian o vretanos said...

Have a good long weekend, whatever you end up doing.

Friday, May 22, 2009 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger zeghsy said...

we saw star trek for mother's day (my baby brother's treat!). the monkey and i both want to see terminator, but i need someone to tell me if there's too much gore in it. mind you, we watch medical dramas, crime dramas, and the show regularly... when i say "too much gore" i mean, too much. ya' know?

hehehe... tool man makes me laugh.

Friday, May 22, 2009 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Legallyblondemel said...

Think of it this way - you really are the best in the Seinfeldian vein of posts about nothing. I have little tolerance for it elsewhere (except in my own work, naturally), but you always pull it off.

Merry Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2009 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger cIII said...

There's nothing like a good "Matinee".

And Bigfoot? Next time you see that hairy bastard, tell him I'd like my tent and Lantern back.

That guy is a straight up Clepto-Douche.

Friday, May 22, 2009 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

"where his thrown in this castle awaits."

Hehe. That struck me as funny.

There is no way in hell I could get my wife to see Terminator with me. And I even tried to convince her that Christian Bale would sing some old songs from "Newsies" in it (which is one of her favorite movies). She wasn't buying it.

I went to see Star Trek with a group of guys a couple weekends ago, while the chicks saw something with Matthew McConaughey. Chicks are weird.

I hope you skip the movies and just end up having lots of romance this weekend.

And by "romance," I of course mean marathon wild monkey sex.

Friday, May 22, 2009 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger TwoBusy said...

When bigfoot decides it's time... you won't hear him coming. Padded feet, FADKOG. Huge, hairy, padded feet stained with the blood of bookstore employees.

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2009 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

Hope you left some good magazines by the 'throne' for the tool man and his trumpet!!

LOL!

Friday, May 22, 2009 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger blissfully caffeinated said...

You and your Tool Man are so romantic. It's inspiring.

Friday, May 22, 2009 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger calicobebop said...

Hee hee...

Hope you get to the movies this weekend! I can't tell you how long it's been since I went. Eat some hot buttery popcorn for me!!

Friday, May 22, 2009 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt Becky said...

Dude. I'm moist thinking about the Terminator movie. Yeah, that's right. I said MOIST.

Friday, May 22, 2009 2:30:00 PM  
Blogger Chasity said...

My husband and oldest son have been in Florida since Tuesday. Today, I get an e-mail from my hubby saying they're going to go see Terminator, which I want to see desperately. Florida without me AND TERMINATOR? I am swearing vengeance and pumping my fist to the sky FADKOG style.

Friday, May 22, 2009 2:58:00 PM  
Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

Ahhhh love..........

Friday, May 22, 2009 3:13:00 PM  
Blogger Whitemist said...

The best way to challenge fear has nothing to do with being a man. You were awesome! Hope you see your movie!

Friday, May 22, 2009 3:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Sammanthia said...

You must have really missed him if you're asking him to take you to Terminator! Wait. Isn't Christian Bale in the movie? Okay, I totally see why you want to see it now.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2009 4:34:00 PM  
Blogger Zip n Tizzy said...

I can't stop laughing about our Govenator wanting to ban violent video games. Umm hello, don't you still recieve royalties from these Arnie?

He'll be back. For his paycheck!

O.K. got that off my chest. Hope you have fun this weekend whatver you end up doing.

Friday, May 22, 2009 8:09:00 PM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

I can't wait to see Terminator and Star Trek!

I'm sure you share my heartbreak over the cancellation of The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I know they were gonna bring B.A.G. back. Now where will I get my fix?

Friday, May 22, 2009 8:29:00 PM  
Blogger Vodka Mom said...

you crack me up.


(a blog requires words. lol. )

Friday, May 22, 2009 8:34:00 PM  
Blogger creative-type dad said...

Did he stop on his way up the stairs and say "I'll BEE BAaa-K"??

Saturday, May 23, 2009 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Kate Coveny Hood said...

Going to the movies... I think I vaguely remember that... Have a great time!

Saturday, May 23, 2009 6:12:00 AM  
Blogger Divine Chaos said...

awww I hope you make it to the movie ... I also hope you don't get thrown out for doing pervy things in the dark ... erm .. or is that just me? *grins*

Saturday, May 23, 2009 6:44:00 AM  
Blogger Christina Lee said...

ha ha- have a good weekend!

Saturday, May 23, 2009 7:49:00 AM  
Blogger Laggin said...

Glad you are never truly out of words.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Wood said...

We in the UK have to wait until 2057 to see the film, so you enjoy.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger lime said...

well have a grand time...once he gets off the throne and all...

Saturday, May 23, 2009 2:13:00 PM  
Blogger Cocotte said...

Have a bodacious holiday weekend with the Tool Man & Sons.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 2:29:00 PM  
Blogger anymommy said...

Hope you two have a wonderful 'movie' filled weekend.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 3:54:00 PM  
Blogger Fragrant Liar said...

Hey, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go! :)

I'm glad he's home for ya, though, so you can quit worrying about Big Foot (who actually has tiny feet -- which should tell you something else about him).

Sunday, May 24, 2009 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

I hope he bought you popcorn this time.

And don'tcha just love that we take second fiddle to the potty? Whatever dude.

Sunday, May 24, 2009 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous DCUrbanDad said...

It is tough to be gone from your throne for that long. Others just don't feel right.

Sunday, May 24, 2009 7:48:00 PM  
Blogger That girl from Shallotte said...

Mr. Sweetypants and I adore your posts about nothing. This one really made us laugh, because when we were dating just four years ago, we were demure (the whole English bloke and Southern girl thing) and said things like, "Would you excuse me, please?" before going to tinkle. Now, we live together in a WWII bungalow with one bathroom and say things like, "You might not want to go in there," and "Whew, that feels better!" God help us if we ever get food poisoning at the same time. Ahhh, romance.

I could tell you every day how much you rock the blogs!

Monday, May 25, 2009 1:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy B! said...

I love your blog even when you don't have ideas. Now get back on here and write something :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger Bogart in P Towne said...

Does lack of inspiration come from a depression in imagination?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 4:29:00 PM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

You actually got a "hey" as he breezed past you?

I am swooning.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 8:56:00 PM  
Blogger A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

I don't care what you say. That was just plain romantic!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger justlori2day said...

HI! ;)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:00:00 PM  
Blogger TattooedMinivanMom said...

I love it when you say fruition.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:33:00 AM  

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