7/5/08

Always Read The Fine Print.

I almost have the song "Muskrat Love" stuck in my head today. I must be feeling all seventies and shit 'cause rather than celebrating Fourth of July in our typical high-pollutin' fashion, after a day of making pancakes and omelettes for lunch (some call that brunch, Freida- "Oh.") and taking four teenage girls to practice driving, I partook in a 'lil game of Spongebob Monopoly wit' tha fam last night. And, out of the contestants, 5 year-old (6 next week- have I been calling him 6 already or what?) and 9 year-old sons, Mr. Bee and I, after playing the game through to completion, I came in fourth. We actually came out in the order quite by accidentally afore-mentioned. Yes, the 5 year-old smeared the lot of us, even requiring his dear old mother to sell her Crusty Crab (teh Park Place substitute) complete with pineapple (instead of house) back to the bank. Oh, the humanity.

Quote of the Week was by a 5 year-old Monopoly master, after mishearing his fifteen year-old sister's saying, "Fuckin' sux": "Oooohh, the f-word is fox?"

Now, hurry along. While I'm having a good hair day all alone here at work, go play. Go on. Go outside for God Sakes with all that energy. Jump on the trampoline, play in the hose, build a table for all I care. Just go outside!

Sorry, I was having a flashback from the days home with kids this week. I need to go run them more often.

P.S.- I took that picture.

11 comments:

Blueberry said...

I thought of that song Muskrat Love last week when this story came out: LINK. Quote: "It's so disappointing," Linda Wilmesherr, a local resident, tells the Associated Press. "With all the guns in this county, couldn't we kill a muskrat?

Not much love for muskrats in Missouri lately.

pidomon said...

the F word IS Fox right?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're having a good hair day even if you are stuck at work.

And did you have to mention Muskrat Love?

Comrade Kevin said...

Have you done the jitterbug down to Muskrat land?

Liberality said...

people still play board games with their family in the cyber age?

Utah Savage said...

Freida, you're going all retro on us. Board games? Muskrat Love? What next" Murder She Wrote? Hint, hint.

Randal Graves said...

Hell yes we do, liberality! There's something more visceral sometimes than with a videogame. Plus, most of those are 1-2 players and I'm not shelling out 60 bucks for a couple more controllers, you damn kids, now go play outside, dad has to turn on the Playstation.

Ghost Dansing said...

SpongeBob Monopoly

a virtual version to improve the technique of the true afficionado........

Dean Wormer said...

Spongebob Monopoly is akin to chess in it's intellectual complexity.

When I play I have to calculate moves on top of moves on top of moves.

Dr. Zaius said...

I thought that the Spongebob Monopoly on the media was crushed by Kung Fu Panda...?

I wish that I was having a good hair day. **sigh**

Cowboy the Cat said...

My brothers and I range in age from 33 to 46, and we have been banned by our father from playing monopoly, trivial pursuit, or any other board game that requres anything other than dumb luck to win. It gets too heated for him to handle.

Chutes and Ladders, it is!