On Her Flying Trapeze

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Silliness and Fun

It turns out that people who read blogs are literate. Um, dude! Thanks for the amazing response Tuesday. My reading list is exploding and my frugal reader credits are gonna be gone in no time. I will be making a list of “DYM Reader’s Choice Books” on a separate page with a link to it on my sidebar so if anyone hasn’t commented yet and wants to be included, go back and leave your suggestions.

I’m also thinking of doing a “merciful bibliophile” post later where everyone can just shotgun blast me with their top 10 or 50 and we’ll generate a giant list so we can all be set with reading material to last us into the next millennium.

Now for some geek humor. I came across this a couple of weeks ago and have been laughing every time I think about it, not because Dan is a game addict (thankfully, he’s not) but because it hits a little too close to home when I think of my blogging fixation.

I nearly always post late at night when the kids are in bed. I often postpone our already too late bed time to get my post out. “It will take 2 minutes I say,” fully knowing it will take two minutes just to upload my flickr photos, let alone write the post, let alone read comments from yesterday’s post, check my stats, alter my template in some way, put on a new hat on my floating head or go read your blogs.

So two minutes becomes 43 and I encourage Dan to take care of his oral hygiene and other nightly chores and I’ll “be there in a minute.”

As you’re watching this video clip, remember that I have operated a gun turret for Dan when we’ve played X-Box together. I’m not the only culprit here. Enjoy.

Random side note – Dan is a spelling bee on wheels. He can spell any word at any time. I don’t even use spell check anymore. I just yell out a word and he rapid-fires the correct spelling. He is freakishly good.

23 Comments:

Blogger Tiffany said...

Commenting on the random sidenote: My DH is a dictionary-on-wheels. I ask him what any word means and he gives me a precise definition. He can explain what anything means to our kids and it is understandable. Once (long ago) when we were still dating, I asked him what a word meant. He not only gave me the definition, but the word origins! As my eyes crossed, I knew I needed a human dictionary in my life :-).

Thanks for the Book Tip list. I always love to hear what books other people love.

3/23/2006 4:13 AM

 
Blogger Gabriela said...

That clip is hilarious! My husband has control over his love for video games, except for when he is together with his 4 brothers. They always have one of the unmarried ones just "show up" with a rented X-Box. "What? I didn't tell him to get it. But, now that it's here. . ." I can forget seeing him, no matter how long I brush and floss for. I am emailing him right now to check out today's post.

3/23/2006 6:38 AM

 
Anonymous Pam in Utah said...

I laugh. And laugh and laugh! WHERE did you find this? You are amazing.

3/23/2006 6:59 AM

 
Blogger Queen Beth said...

That was the most hilarious thing I've seen! That is the song Cool and Little Man will someday be singing to their wives. Those two boys are HOOKED on Playstation and I get that answer everytime I tell Little Man to come eat or go somewhere. "I am not at a saving place Mommy! I can't go yet! I will loose how far I am!!!!"

3/23/2006 7:02 AM

 
Blogger Karen said...

I think your floating head should wear an Easter bonnet soon. Too bad she doesn't have feet. You could coordinate with matching shoes and handbag.

3/23/2006 7:34 AM

 
Blogger HLH said...

My Husband is the same way with spelling! He'll read over my shoulder and be my spell check for me.

3/23/2006 7:46 AM

 
Blogger Rachelle said...

You blog like I do - just another minute or so and it turns into an hour. That video was freaking hilarious!

3/23/2006 8:18 AM

 
Blogger Emily said...

i watched that clip over at kimmy's the other day (www.kimmyandjacob.blogspot.com) and laughed out loud over and over. SO funny.

3/23/2006 9:04 AM

 
Anonymous mimi said...

My husband used the word defenestration (sp?)correctly (it means to be thrown out a window, I'm not really sure how that came up)in a conversation we had the other day. He's a freak! We had to throw away Balderdash.

The clip is hilarious. If we could just rename it sudoku...

3/23/2006 9:29 AM

 
Blogger the voice said...

Pretty funny...as far as best book; without a doubt, Dune, by Frank Herbert. On the side, I find your blog very inspirational, and down right funny, even if you are, "GASP", a Morman. I just started my own blog, and have put a link to yours on my sidebar. I hope that's okay. You do not need to reciprocate, but feel free to visit from time to time. Take care and God bless. Ken

3/23/2006 9:52 AM

 
Blogger Nantie Meg said...

Mimi-
defenestrate was a regular vocab word at the house of Grammy and Papa growing up. It was our favorite. Check out Papa's blog on some words that are fun to say. Grammy and Papa would use word that were really big at the dinner table and if anyone asked what it meant we were told to look it up.

3/23/2006 10:01 AM

 
Blogger Heth said...

Great clip.

I married a gamer.
There is nothing like trying to fall asleep to the sound of machine gun fire coming from the next room. Sigh.

3/23/2006 10:48 AM

 
Blogger Lei said...

I have not laughed so hard in a very long time. And I needed to! I showed it to my hubby... tried to get him to admit that he helped write the lyrics...

3/23/2006 11:03 AM

 
Anonymous mimi said...

meg-
My husbands family too!! Dad would use a new word every morning at breakfast and the kids were challanged to use it during the day. Famous family story: Youngest bro told his kindergaten teacher she was obstreperous(sp? again). Don't know what the whole conversation was, but he apparently used it correctly.

3/23/2006 11:16 AM

 
Blogger EmmaSometimes said...

that was a funny clip. I am a Burnout 3:Takedown Queen, Mrs. Touret. it's so addictive.

3/23/2006 11:58 AM

 
Blogger Mel said...

www.librarything.com

That is all.

3/23/2006 1:04 PM

 
Blogger Margaret said...

AWESOME. Not married, still think it's funny. :) And all you mommybloggers need to show your kids this, if they start being too orney with you:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3007417704059163679

(If that link doesn't work, just google "mr t mother.)

3/23/2006 1:45 PM

 
Anonymous Heather from One Woman's World said...

I love you! I loved the booklist, too, by the way. make sure and keep a prominent link to that post, so we can all go back when we run out of reading!

3/23/2006 2:15 PM

 
Anonymous sarah hart kingston said...

Katie, last night, as I was in an actual slumber, rare these days being fraught with the woeful side-effects of parasitic occupation which I can only blame on the dear one himself, Derek actually refused to answer the telephone at 10:00 -and it was even a member of the Bishopric calling- thus waking me after 6 or 7 rings. I yelled from bed, "Are you gonna get it?" He said, "No. I'm right in the middle of something." Guess what it was? I was so stunned, I didn't know what to say. He was feeding his tiger, or bludgeoning an innocent orc with a mallet or picking up a supertrinket or something, but it was definitely virtual. I just watched the video and laughed right out loud. A great big belly laugh that made me even forget my nausea. I'm gonna watch it every day when I need a pick-me-up.

3/23/2006 3:04 PM

 
Blogger Edge said...

My name is Sarah, and I am addicted to Everquest
(waits for the 'Hi, Sarah!')
And that, my friend, was the funniest thing I've seen in weeks, at least. You and Mr. Daring are obviously a match made in heaven. This will be making the rounds on the gaming boards this week, I promise.

3/23/2006 3:08 PM

 
Anonymous Jen said...

That video rocked! I had to send it to all my guy friends and their wives. For my best friend's wedding he actually gave XBox controllers to all the groomsmen with their initials engraved on them! How obsessive is that? UHG!

3/23/2006 8:12 PM

 
Blogger RGLHM said...

That is so funny!

3/24/2006 7:55 PM

 
Blogger Crazy and lovin' it said...

My stomach hurts from the music video!!! x-box is our 3rd child and he was allowed into our home right after my bloggin addiction started!!

Laughing still thanks for sharing!!

3/24/2006 10:08 PM

 

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