Monday, August 4, 2008

There's Only so Much I could say About Sea World

A Girl Named Timi [although, I suspect she's actually a woman] tagged me with what she called her "Midweek Meme". That title is all fine and good if you're stumped for blog fodder on Humpday, but this is Monday and guess what? I struggle. I could write about how we spent Saturday together as a family at Sea World. And how Yahoo weather lied to me and said it was going to be 73 degrees and mostly cloudy and I was all, Yahooooo! Jeans weather! So I wore them and then sweltered in the blazing hot sun all day and have a shoulder -slash- v-neck sunburn that is bringing sending sexy back. Damn you Yahooooo!

I could tell you about how after a dolphin show and the Shamu show, Girl-Child asked, "Mommy, why isn't there a shark show?". Because, Girl-Child, that'd be a hell of a show. I could also talk about how proud I am of Mr. Farklepants for keeping his shit together under the extreme circumstance known as: Crowds. In case you were wondering, half of Southern California went to Sea World on Saturday. Traffic may have seemed a little lighter than usual out there on the roads and now you know where everyone was. So, basically, now I've told you about it. Now for the meme:

4 Things you should know about me before you invite me to your house.

  1. I like to look at the photographs people display around the house. And I will walk around your house looking at all of your pictures. If you've got a photo album out then you'll find me perched on your couch studying it like I was about to get my masters in your family photos.
  2. I will notice how you decorate your house and will mentally change, improve, move furniture, disagree, or agree with your taste and or choices. If I don't like it you'll never know. If I do, you'll know immediately. Because I'll keep telling you. And perhaps steal some of your ideas.
  3. I can get really drunk on red wine. Two glasses is about all it takes to get me good and buzzed. More than that and I have the potential to vomit. Keep me conveniently placed near a bathroom.
  4. I like to eat. I'm disappointed when I attend a party or get together that only offers finger foods. When I see chips and guacamole I'm praying there are tacos and enchiladas that will follow.
Now for everybody's favorite party game: TAG! I'm tagging the following four people (and ducking while they take a swing at me):

The Jason Show
Blog This Mom!
Doves Today
Wine Please

34 comments:

Jennifer H said...

Maybe I'll hide the photo albums until you've had a couple of glasses of wine. That would be a hoot.

Crowds make me crazy. I'm whatever claustrophic-in-crowds is called. Tell Mr. Farklepants I'm impressed.

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

That is a fun meme. Probably because of the way you answer it mostly, but fun nonetheless.

I have a red wine issue, too. My biggest problem, though, is that I can't stay away from it, either.

KEEP BELIEVING

ilinap said...

I ma right there with you on all four counts. Seriously. All four.

Mekhismom said...

Thanks for the info. I appreciate your sharing and please if you ever do come by my home know that I only serve finger food so eat beforehand!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

You went to Sea World and you did not call Blog This Mom! She would have invited you over to:

1. Look at her photographs.
2. Get decorating tips.
3. Ply you with red wine.
4. Feed you.

Gosh.

I'm off to your neck of the woods until Thursday, i.e., Disneyland. I see that I'm tagged. I'll post when I'm baaaaaaaack.

texasholly said...

You are so invited over...I have LOTS of albums and will give you the house tour along with some wine. I have several bathrooms so it should all turn out fine in the end.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Is there anything worse than going to visit and finding NO food? I don't know...

jenontheedge said...

I'm with you on #2. I've even confessed it on my blog and I think that now people are afraid to invite me over.

Sleep Deprivation Ninja said...

1. My photo albums are full of pictures of shadows and mist.
2. My house is void of most furniture because we only sit in self sustained yoga posses.
3. We have a porcelain receptacle on every floor, and one right next to the kitchen.
4. When I buy food, I buy it in bulk. I don't mean Costco bulk. I mean, I go to Trader Joe's and I buy 12 jugs of Blackberry Juice,
3 boxes of fruit leathers, a dozen bags of trail mix... but then I stock up on non-snack foods too... don't I?...

apathetic bliss said...

I would so battle the crowds to see the shark show!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sea World on a Saturday in summer? Have you lost it completely?!

Insane Mama said...

I DO NOT DO SEA WORLD!
Yuck

Minnesota Matron said...

You'd love my house! Hey, tomorrow's post will be about the award and on the joys of the blogosphere (at least that's the current plan). Thanks again!

JoeinVegas said...

Hmmm, so all of those bottles of wine I got in preparation for your visit, I can hide them except for the cheap one?

Burgh Baby said...

OK, I'm all set. I will expect you to be at my house this weekend. The macaroni and cheese, risotto, grilled dead critter (I'll have to put the hubs in charge of that part), salad, chips, dips, fruit pizza, cheesecake, red wine, and photos will all be ready and waiting.

Marcy - The Glamorous Life! said...

Dang I didn't get tagged! And this is a meme I actually like!

So I am convinced the weather at Sea World of its own....meaning if they say it will be COLD, and it is COLD in the rest of the town- it will be HOT there. Once we went on an 80degree San Diego day...only to FREEZE at SW. Something about off-shore wind blah, blah, blah.....so my lesson. layers. yes, layers. Amen

calicobebop said...

Yeah, I'd like to see the Shark Show too!

g said...

Whoa!! Tottsie tagged me!

Marmarbug said...

Okay so I should be paranoid if you come to my house and say nada about my stuff.
And LOL at the vomiting. Wine has that effect on me as well. Once I start I can not stop. I can only do white though. I am allergic to red.
We can barf together.

Judy Haley (coffeejitters) said...

I do the same thing when I visit people's homes, including getting rip roaring drunk on two glasses of wine. Not only do I check out the photos, I also scan through the bookshelves and judge people that way.

Insta-mom said...

The rest of Southern California was at Sea World with me on Friday. I haven't been able to wear anything that touches my neck since because MSN weather lied, too.

ALF said...

ohh - will you come over and help me decorate my house? I need help in this area. I always offer more than just finger foods.

San Diego Momma said...

Next time in San Diego, consult the Bitches. We'd have told you ALL about the anomalous weather and Sea World crowds!

Hope you had fun anyway!

And if you came to visit, I'd seriously be wondering you weren't saying anything.

Amy said...

We were at Sea World too on Saturday... and yes, what was with the weather?! I think we got sunburns on our scalps during the Dolphin show! :(

But you left out one thing from the day. Did everyone decide to give their children Crabby pills, so that just about EVERY kid in Sea World would have a massive meltdown at one point or another during the day? My God I have NEVER seen that many temper tantrums in one place all on the same day. I'm so over Sea World and children that whine!!

The Girl Next Door said...

could you please come over and do a housemakover? I am thick skinned and will not whine but will give you wine - just the right amount. Oh but don't go in the basement (teen hangout) where the entire wall is lined with photoalbums from the past 20 years. You'd never be heard from again!!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Well, technically I will know that you don't like my decorating because you won't immediately & repeatedly compliment me. Right? Yeah. So.

I think I'd risk it anyway...

OHmommy said...

I love looking through people pictures and albums. You learn so much from them.

I too have a HUGE red vino issue. ;)

Norma said...

We just got back from Florida about a week ago and went to Seaworld. Does the one in San Diego do the same sappy Shamu "Believe" show? Because I have to admit, it was a bit much for me. I was impressed with giant, rotating big screens, but it seemed like it was all about selling the cheesy, whale tail necklaces the trainers were all wearing. Other than that, loved Seaworld.

Colleen said...

Dude! Cannot believe you tagged me! Do you know how bad I suck at memes now? It would've been much better for me to just let you study all my pictures and albums (including my awkward years), let you silently criticize my lack of decorating skills, stuff tons o' red Virginia wine in ya and feed you till you can't move. But since you chose the meme, I will see what I can do. Or what I'm willing to confess.

Stacey said...

You're welcome at my house any time, as long as you bring your own red wine as I'm not sharing mine.
It always disappoints me when guests don't eat up. All that effort and they only pick. Pah!
As for the decor, I like clothes horses full of damp clothes as a design statement. Perils of winter in Melbourne.

Kristin said...

I'm the same with with the wine...but I hate throwing up so it gets ugly real fast. I lay on the bed shivering, rocking back and forth and moaning ...all with one foot on the ground to stop the spins. God. I just described college. LOL.

laughingatchaos said...

I'd still have you come over. In fact, I'm hosting Ladies' Night on Friday, care to come? ;) I have tons of pictures and the red wine will be flowing! LOL!

Nora Bee said...

Oh, you would have a field day in my house. But I would keep you fed and drunk to keep you away from my photos.

Litepulsar said...

I'm what you'd call a "lightweight" in the drinking department too, but I do love a glass of red wine. It's so much more fun watching everyone else get drunk... and reminding them the next morning of all the things they got up to the night before *evil laugh*