Monday, October 20, 2008

Cut Loose Like A Deuce

Daily Hoop Conversation:
Hoop: (Singing) Blinded by the light! Cut loose like a douche-
Tink: That is NOT how it goes.
Hoop: Yes it is.
Tink: No, it isn't.
Hoop: (Singing) Cut loose like a douche in the middle of the night!
Tink: Oh my God.
Hoop: It totally makes sense!

Weekend Recap:
1. As usual, Halloween Horror Nights was awesome.
2. But even there, signs of the recession could be seen. Although the lines for some of the haunted houses were still up to an hour wait, the streets were often empty. In past years, Hoop and I would have to elbow viciously through dense crowds just to make our way through the park. This year, there were less drinkers/partiers and more kids/families.
3. I'm not complaining.
4. It's just a little odd that I actually found a perk to this mess.
5. The theme this year was twisted fairy tales. There was a burned Jack-Be-Nimble, a demented Alice from Wonderland, Bo Peep and her found (dead) sheep, and the Pied Piper with a rat in his pie-hole... just to name a few.
6. Not to mention whichever character it was who did a scare-by on me. I had just looked away to check out Jack; when I turned back, I landed nose to nose with someone. That someone promptly screamed in my face and then fled.
7. The only thing I can remember, before closing my eyes and dropping to the ground in a crouch, was hot breath on my face. Oh, and Hoop laughing like a madman.
8. Each year, HHN hosts a new "Bill and Ted Adventure Show". It usually revolves around popular music and characters from throughout the year. Last year's guest list included a bald Britney Spears and an incoherent Lindsay Lohan. This year's theme was more political.
9. Well, if you can consider seeing McCain (or an actor that looks nothing like him) shaking his ass political.
9. On a side note, if the crowd's response was any indication, McCain isn't doing so hot. Let us all pause for my happy dance.

So, how was your weekend?

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At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Knight said...

So the person that screamed in your face was getting paid? What a sweet job! Bo-Peep's dead sheep is brilliant. Brilliant I say.

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Jen said...

So, how much would you dislike me for laughing at, "I had just looked away to check out Jack; when I turned back, I landed nose to nose with someone. That someone promptly screamed in my face and then fled. . . . .The only thing I can remember, before closing my eyes and dropping to the ground in a crouch. . . .

It's so something that I would do, so I'm not laughing AT you, but am laughing WITH you!

Sounds like a great time!

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Janet said...

Jack Sparrow or Skellington? And THAT would've scared the bejebus outa me, too!

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Fortune Cookies said...

Oh my god! Wifester and I had an almost identical conversation, verbatim , about Blinded by the Light! here's an interesting little story on the lyrics and what they were meant to be and what they became...

I certainly hope the crowd is an indication of the political climate. I mean, Obama landed Colin Powell's endorsement, that's monumental. I'll happy dance with yah now

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Karen said...

In honor of misheard lyrics everywhere, I send you here, for many laughs...

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Tink said...

Knight: I know, right?! Makes me want to move to Orlando. But then, what would I do for the other 11 months out of the year?

Jen: At least it was a defensive move and not that I'd fainted. ;)

Janet: Those would have been great!

Fortune Cookies: Thank you! You know, I wrote down "revved up like a douche" immediately after the conversation, but then when I looked up the original lyrics and saw "cut loose", I thought maybe I'd made a mistake. Too funny.

Karen: Awesome site! I wonder if they have Alanis M.'s "Cross-eyed Bear" in there. Hehe

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Jay said...

My favorite misheard lyric is "Climb every woman" instead of "I'm every woman" by Whitney Houston. Or maybe I just like the idea of climbing women? ;-)

I'm not a big fan of haunted houses, but that place sounds really cool. I would love the job of screaming in people's faces and then running away. If I could only get away with doing that in Wal-Mart.

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger fiwa said...

I'm with Hoop - those lyrics were hard to figure out.

Glad you had fun. I would have pee'd on myself if I'd been screamed at like that. I guess that's why we never go to horror nights. :)

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

BILL AND TED for president!!!!!!!

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Alice said...

hahahaaa.. i did not know it was "deuce," but i'm equally sure i would not have assumed it was "douche" :-)

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger said...

Well, it sounded like you had a good time anyway!
I voted this past weekend. "How did you do that, Krissa?"
I got to do a mail in ballot. Turns out there actually ARE perks to disabled!
Tell Hoop that there will be a time in the near future when he wets his pants in fear after you scare him and keep him on his toes for a while.

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger LL said...

Wrapped up like a douche... that's how I used to hear it, but alas, once I knew the correct lyrics... it kinda wrecks the song.

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger g-man said...

Douche-nozzle is my new favorite word (phrase, whatever).

I suck at lyrics.

The rest sounds like fun!

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

Happy election dance indeed! *crosses fingers*

At 20 October, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I now have that stupid song running through my head. Thanks a lot.
On the other hand, I would have peed my pants if someone screamed in my face, so I'd rather have the stupid song in my head than wet pants.

Oh happy day, my ballot has arrived in the mail!! Whoohoo!! (My county does all mail-in voting.)

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger womaninawindow said...

And Hoop was singing this why?

(This recession thing is driving me crazy. I crept up and screamed in someone's face today just for the fun of it and it had nothing to do with Hallowe'en. Pretty much same effect though.)

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger CRUSTYBEEF said...

I never understood that song..about about that other one about, shit now I can't remember!

Sounds like a great weekend!! I'm glad except for the face to face scream--YIKES!


At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Michael Knight Rambo said...

I must of heard that damn song hundreds of times on the radio and I honestly still can't figger out the effing lyrics!

At 20 October, 2008, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

Mine was not nearly as exciting as yours. I went to church. Just kidding (about the church not being exciting). :)

At 21 October, 2008, Blogger Terri said...

there's so many variations on that silly line from that song. I've always sung it with "douche" in it though - just like Hoop. Too Funny.

At 21 October, 2008, Anonymous SgtTwstd said...

I would probably would have been laughing right along with Hoop, when that person screamed in your face... LOL O:)

At 21 October, 2008, Blogger Jiff said...

WOW. I would've $h!t my pants had someone screamed in my face and fled!! Dang!

My hubbs wants to visit some haunted houses...guess I can't go unless I find a babysitter. I don't think a 6 month old would appreciate it.

At 21 October, 2008, Blogger moo said...

what? those aren't the lyrics to that song? ;)

At 21 October, 2008, Blogger Tawcan said...

Ppl get paid to scream? Interesting...

Yes the election will be very interesting... hopefully you guys won't have a disappointing result like we did here in Canada.

At 21 October, 2008, Blogger mrspao said...

I'm glad I wasn't there - I would have seriously screamed. Once I was in a swimming pool and got to the end to be face-to-face with a terrier dog. I don't know which of us was more scared. Me from seeing the dog or the dog from me screaming.

At 21 October, 2008, Blogger mamatulip said...

I had to google those lyrics in order to figure out how the song went. LOL.

Dave bought me a book of misunderstood lyrics - it's pretty interesting. That book is required reading in our bathroom. ;)


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