Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Long lost Lianne posts again!

I know many of you have been anxiously checking in to see if I've written another thought-provoking, blogalicious post, only to be disappointed day after day...Yeah, I can't even type that with a straight face.

Actually what happened was I got all those cool awards (see below) and just felt like I could sit on that awhile, 'cause that's how I roll.

Or maybe it's because I have been doing my best Paula Deen impression in the kitchen, Y'ALL! I'll post some pics later of what I've been up to.

I'm going to throw several random things into this post that have been going on lately:

1. A couple of nights ago I was making cookies as my husband was getting the munchkins ready for bed. They were doing "tickle missles" (I'll save the explanation of that for another post.) and just generally being silly. Out of nowhere I hear this come out of my 5 year old son's mouth:

"Say hewwo to my wittle fwiend!"

I LOST it! I was sitting on a barstool in the kitchen, which I quickly fell off of! I laughed so hard.

When the hubby came downstairs, I had to ask where Luke had heard that. Jason explained that he was shaking hands with them and saying the aforementioned quote (with l's intact), and then tickling them with his other hand. He said he quickly realized that it probably didn't sound like a good thing for the kids to be repeating, so he quickly stopped saying that. Which means, of course, that the kids probably said it at school the next day and will say it at church...

Anyhow, I asked him why he picked THAT particular movie quote to teach our kids. He looked dumbfounded. He said, "I didn't know that was from a movie." Again, I fell off the stool.

I explained to him that this quote was from Al Pacino in "Scarface" as he shoots a whole buncha people at the end of the movie. (I haven't even SEEN the film; hubby HAS.) Jason and I got a good laugh out of that.

2. I read this morning that some researchers had made a "Death Map" (good name for a heavy metal band, btw) that laid out what the most likely dangers were region by region of the U.S. for deadly weather events. This is it:

I, of course was interested to see what the ol' death map (also a good name for a downtown Birmingham, Alabama City Guide) had to say about God's Country--the Deep South.

It seems that the greatest danger here is tornadoes, followed by lightning and severe weather. Here's the confusing part. A full 50% of the death map (also a good name for the contents of all the Christmas goodies I've been making...) fatalities were attributed to "Other." If you are from the South, you know what that means:

"Hey Bubba, watch this!"

I also found this pic of a Redneck Christmas tree. It's pretty, in a sad kind of way. That is a lot of empties.

3. Okay, last thing. I flooded the bathroom yesterday. You may be asking, "Lianne, how did you flood the bathroom? Surely a pipe burst or the toilet overflowed?"


I DID IT. Really. I. did. it.


I left the water on.

Stop laughing.

I did it twice.

I said stop laughing!

I felt like SUCH an idiot. I was trying to clean the bathroom. I closed the drain, poured in Mr. Clean, turned on the water, and walked out of the bathroom. TWICE. The only really good thing to come out of it was that I had to clean out the cabinets under the sinks. That was good since I still had hair products from when I last had a perm--I think that was the early 90s. It was ridiculous. It was a very blonde day for me.

So, how are things for you? Getting it all done before Christmas??? I love comments, so do that. Or I will come "clean" your bathroom.

7 delightful comments:

Armchair Housewife said...

Wickedly. Funny.

I'm going to be checking out that death map for sure. THat picture of "bubba" just about killed me.

I am sure if I were more eloquent I could say that your bathroom flood mirrored the natural flooding in nature that serves to flush away useless debris (your old hair products) and replenish the earth (your cabinet) or some such thing... but unfortunately I aint too eloquent. :)

Tiffany said...


Other?? I'm really scared by that...that could be almost anything here in the South...

Did the flood waters smell like Aussie? :)

Lianne said...

LOL at both comments.

Actually, I think it was green-apple scented Salon Selectives. You know you remember that. In about '91, I think everyone used that stuff!

Annikke said...

For the record... I have been checking in daily to find your next post!

Seriously this whole post had me laughing out loud!!

Ronnica said...

Congrats on your first SITS roll calling!

You're the first blogspot blogger I've seen with snow!

The deathmap is rather fascinating. (sorry for the generic statement...I don't know what else to say but "huh")

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Good to know that Alabama is not on the death map. That is if we don't self destruct!
I'm glad you stopped by the whistlestop cafe! Come again.

The Williamson Family said...

The picture of the mule pulling the old car makes me think about mule day. It wouldn't surprise me to see something like that in the parade next year.