Tuesday, April 8

Somebody stop me before I go Hallmark

So I was writing this really sad depressing post but I decided to spare you.

I'm nice like that.

Consider yourself lucky. It was a post that included this photo:

Yup, you know how much motherbumper hates clowns and this photo demonstrates a huge chunk of why.

Seriously - what kind of sane person includes that photo in their post?

Exactly - a not-sane one. So why don't we let that post sit on ice for a while. Yup, sounds good to us (hello! referring to self as plural - loopy looney tunes alert, level three).

Anyhow, here I sit with Guitar Hero III being played inches from my head and for some kooky reason I've got this overwhelming urge to state that I find that freakin' game bloody addicting.

Oh wait, let me rephrase that - I'm pretty sure I know how just how freakin' addicting that game is because it's definitely not based on recent experience. I NEVER get to play anymore. But I can say with confidence that I do remember the craving for that distinct flavour of just one more go: the one more that turns into an hour or two or twelve later. Guitar Hero induces that craving.

Yup, we love our Wii but due to my husband's BFF* recent Wii acquisition and blossoming GH addiction, coupled with their blood thirsty healthy sense of competition, I have become a GH widow.

Whatever - he has been a blog widow a lot longer than my recent loss.

* Do guys call it that - BFF? probably not and I'll get a "wtf?" tomorrow when he reads this - and then I'll laugh and he'll put my bra in the freezer because life in our home is like one big sleepover. One that includes a rabid badger who switches with a mini-me who happens to possess more brains than me which make it a mini-me TURBO and we live like we are being directed by John Waters / Wes Anderson co-production because life JUST GETS LIKE THAT SOMETIMES. Can't relate? OK, I'll get back on topic now.

Time out.

OK I just pressed "save" on this post and went and played a few songs on the Wii while SB had a rare break.

Yup - just as addicting as I remember.

invisible guitar hero

So, last night SB and I took a coincidental break and had one those "hey how you doing? haven't seen you in a while" conversation. Wow - we are crazy romantic.

Anyhow, SB mentioned that his friend's girlfriend also played GH and maybe I should get another guitar so we could do a double-date online with a guitar war.

After that statement, we both laughed our as*es off for a good five minutes at the obvious overwhelming stink of nerdiness that idea carried.

But I'd be lying if it didn't state that for MORE than a split second I considered the idea as an actual possibility before my nerd radar called out a red alert of Ebola-carrying monkey proportions.

Yup, that would be a lie to deny.

22 comments:

Gwen said...

I have to tell you to consider it. My DH and I play together with one on bass and one on guitar. We need to set time limits. But then again we are nerds. :)

Backpacking Dad said...

Guys only call it BFF in a slightly mocking tone. I'm not sure who we're mocking. Teenaged girls, probably.

nomotherearth said...

invisible Guitar Hero cracked me up!

Jezer said...

I'm a Halo/Call of Duty/whatever shoot-em-up-is-hot widow. Have been for years. I actually like it because it gives me a chance to do *my* thing (i.e. read blogs and eat chocolate).

kittenpie said...

I keep having those wait, who are you again? moments with Misterpie lately. Seems one or the other of us conks out before 9 most nights lately. Pathetic.

Janet said...

I laughed out loud at your life being like one big sleepover. I wouldn't mind my freezer in the bra: it might offer some enhancement benefits.

Heather said...

I need to find someone to give me a Wii so I can become addicted. Or maybe it's best that I don't.

for a different kind of girl said...

We have four guitars, three versions of GH, and when we can wrestle any of them from our children's clutches, I play "Barracuda" and dream of going on the road, then eventually getting a VH1 'where are they now?' spot out of it.

Russ said...

My wife is a Call of Duty widow, and once my birthday comes later this month she will be a GH widow too. I just can't get her into GH for some reason.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

You're so going to get a second guitar.

Now I need to clean my brain with bleach because that picture FREAKED ME THE F*CK OUT.

Mayberry said...

I don't think I would want to LIVE the John Waters/Wes Anderson co-production but I would like to WATCH it.

Mandy said...

My husband bought the rockband version of that. It's super addictive. I had to haul him off to bed at midnight the other night.

My son loves to "play" the drums while we do guitar and/or sing. It's good quality family entertainment... or at least that's what I'm telling myself now!

Amanda said...

I found that an 8 months pregnant woman Wii bowling is no elixir for lovin...he may never have sex with me again.

Mac and Cheese said...

Didn't you hear? Nerdy is the new cool. Go for it!

kgirl said...

your cat is crazy. and your marriage sounds as romantic as mine. it's a good thing we watch big love together or we would never inhabit the same couch at the same time.

the mama bird diaries said...

I'm not sure what you are talking about and it's still funny.

the clown pic is creepy.

something blue said...

Nerds have all the real fun.

I am worried about the sad, scary clown post. Hugs to you my friend with the chilly knockers.

Ali said...

i'm a rockband widow.
i feel your pain ;)

Kyla said...

I totally kick Josh's ass at Guitar Hero. Yeah. Did you know he has no face left? Because I melted it off.

VICTORIA said...

OMG, clowns are my biggest fear from childhood too! I think the movie IT did it for me. I had a clown in my room from a grandmother, and it was locked away after that!

Tiggergurl said...

Haha! I can totally relate to the GH widow peice. My hubby played GH non-stop for about a month and then he and my B-I-L got Call of Duty and so long sweet sounds of Journey and Belinda Carlisle, Hello blowing up sh*t and extreme amounts of bass coming from downstairs. I'm getting a DS so I can play by myself!

Gunfighter said...

OK, you found an image that absolutely freaks out your gunfighting American pal, MB.

Oh, if I could only tell you about what that effing movie did to me.