Friday, July 25, 2008

Da Count-Little Treats

Friends of ours have a 22 year old son who builds sound systems. He has this crazy set-up in their living room that puts movie theaters to shame. The sub-woofers are bigger than I am. A couple days ago he invited Isaac and Calypso to come up with some of their friends. There was to be watching of action movies so the explosions could be felt as they were watched. There was to be post movie dancing. The kids were beyond thrilled. This young man lives in the middle of nowhere (good thing or the neighbors would be complaining of the noise) and said he'd drive everyone up to his folks' house.

The problem was his car didn't have space for all the kids and I had things I had to do so I couldn't go until later. So we agreed to swap cars. He took my minivan. I took his little manual Impreza. I can't say I was crushed to zip around the back mountain roads in something that handled nicely and had some actual pick-up. Did I mention he has a pretty fine sound system in his car too? Yeah, it broke my heart to have to listen to my tunes on that as well.

When I finally made it up to our friends' house for dinner the mom informed me she was making a double batch of homemade cinnamon rolls so I could take some home for the morning. During dinner we had Jeopardy on. According to house rules, we were all supposed to shout out the answer and the first one correct was expected to do an "in your face" victory dance while gloating. I did reasonably well, and then I blew them all away on Final Jeopardy, and let me tell ya, the dad gave me some very stiff competition until that point.

So to recap...

For one afternoon I got to trade the mom-mobile for a sleek little buggy with a killer sound system. I had the afternoon to myself while the kids were happily entertained. I didn't have to cook or clean up after dinner AND I was given homemade baked goods for the next day. Finally, my trivial prowess was celebrated rather than being seen as either a threat or a waste of brain space.

SWEET!

33 comments:

G-Man said...

Limey...We need to watch Jeopardy together.
I'll also dance in your kitchen!
Have a GREAT week-end...G..xoxox

G-Man said...

KING ME baby!!!!!

furiousBall said...

high five, nicely played amiga

Mona said...

It sounds like you had a great time! :) I am so glad for you & all that!

I wish someone would send something precooked for me. I think I am beginning to run a viral fever, with little monsters in pointed soled boots gamboling around my throat!

James Goodman, Author said...

lol, that sounds like a helluva deal. :D Why am I not surprise that your superior intellect ruled the day during trivia games? :D

Glad to hear you had a great time.

RiverPoet said...

Priceless!

Sounds like a very good day...Peace - D

lecram said...

And you didn't buy a lotto ticket? LOL! Sweet count! Cheers!

Craver Vii said...

Outstanding! You deserve it, Lime. Yesterday, I found a story online about an airplane mechanic who did NOT have such a good day. Long story short, she pressed the wrong button, initiating auto-takeoff, and crashed three planes (on the ground). Nobody died, but the result was $100 million in damages. OUCH! No victory dance for her.

Let's go back to our happy place with butt-kicking stereos and cinnamon rolls now... Mmmm... :-)

coopernicus said...

the first one correct was expected to do an "in your face" victory dance while gloating. I did reasonably well, and then I blew them all away on Final Jeopardy, and let me tell ya, the dad gave me some very stiff competition until that point.

Let's see...how many innuendos can be created from this innocent(?) paragraph????

airplanejayne said...

I am with coopernicus:

face, blewing, stiff, and point...

::sigh::

where did I put those batteries?

:)

NYD said...

I'll take "Your Weekend" for $100.

Missy said...

Have a great weekend Lime!!

S said...

Amazing that you even know what a sub woofer is.....

Glad you had a good time. Sounds awesome.

jillie said...

I think if you and g-man play jeopardy together, I'll just keep score...lol!!!

Hope all is going well with you. Just trying to get caught up here and hopefully I won't be too much of a slacking blogger again.

Looks like your summer is flying by like the rest of ours. I love those pictures of the doors. You would LOVE Ireland!

Jocelyn said...

I feel that we have an unfulfilled mutual destiny of "trivia game with mad dancing" in front of us.

You rocked it.

ciara said...

dang-i really should get me some friends. sounds like an awesome time. wish i could do that *sigh*

Blither said...

Lucky Lady! Cheers Hussy!

XoX

Cosima said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Cinnamon rolls...mmmmm

San said...

That's one helluva highly deserved perfect afternoon, Michelle!

You have another award over at my place...

DianeCA said...

We played trivia questions tonight....next time you will just have to join us. I sit responsible for all of north America!! And we were totally without dancing tonight!! Please help us!

Moosekahl said...

Sounds like a day that you well deserved! Have a great weekend.

Breazy said...

Sounds like the best way to spend the day. While you were talking about driving his car I could feel the steering wheel in my hand and hear the songs out of the speakers...lol!

You deserve every minute of it girl!

Congrats on the Jeopardy win!

Kathryn said...

Woot woot! That is awesome! Sounds like a good time. :)

Maddy said...

Next time, give me a little advance warning and I'll slip into the boot, you'll never even notice I'm there! How many years to I have to wait do you suppose?

Cheers

[Oh, of course that's 'trunk' to you foreigners]

snowelf said...

I suck at Jeopardy. So if you came by to watch it, you'd get to really shake your booty!! :)

--snow

Palm Springs Savant said...

I wish i knew about all that technical stuff. I'm just no good at it!

Logophile said...

mmmmmmm sub woofer
jeopardy
foooood
Sounds like an awesome evening!

citizen of the world said...

Not bad, not bad at all.

John-Michael said...

Do it ... can it ... might it EVER get any better than this?!? WOW! Life has smiled on Ya, and you are so very overdue for such good stuff! I am delighted for you, My Darling Lime!

Loving You ...

Cosima said...

Hi Lime, Just wanted to say that I already posted about Obama's speech in Berlin in detail. I think you missed it because you followed Lecram's link to the shorter post. Have a wonderful weekend!

Queenie said...

Aren't those the days you hold close? Great to hear you had a good day.

RennyBA said...

Sounds like a perfect Mom day and since the kids where fine too: almost heavenly good :-)

Wish I could see and join you in the dancing part ;-)

Shari/"Whiger" said...

As a mom, I know I'd appreciate a bit of someone else's cooking. Glad you and the kids had a good time.