Monday, June 13, 2005

peter pan and a natural pirate?

so, he's free. innocent. not a molester.

i'm pleased.

however, i'd be more pleased if michael could get into some sort of therapy.

i'm sure this'll be a topic on many blogs today, but will anyone else share this? not many.

which reminds me of the charming story about thriller that i forgot to tell you the last time i included that link.

first off, let me start by saying that to this day, i hide my eyes during that scene when michael turns into a werewolf. when i was younger, i used to hide my head under my security blanket. nowadays, i just look in another direction (i look vaguely more dignified and mature, i think.)

when i first saw the video i swore i would never wear contacts- they looked too awkward and painful- besides, they turned your eyes this horrifying shade of yellow. (i also swore i'd never drive when i was about that age......thank goodness i changed my mind on both counts.)

anyway, my dad had a copy of the "thriller" album- on cassette for sure, and i think it may have been one of the first cds he bought, as well. my little sister and i were easily amused, so one day we got the bright idea to make a haunted house in our basement and use "thriller" as the soundtrack. (the single, not the whole tape- it's hard to scare someone to the tune of "billie jean", unless there's some sort of paternity suit involved.....you know, that made so much more sense in my head. )

so, we'd banish daddy to the upstairs and run down to the basement armed with my collection of glow in the dark gummy bracelets and the glowing ghosts my sister owned. (i can't for the life of me remember where those ghosts came from, but i wish we'd gotten more- they were quite cool.) the bracelets went on the floor, to serve as the "path" for daddy to walk along, and i think there were a couple of glow in the dark shoelaces that were used on occasion for the same purpose. the ghosts were carefully placed on the bar, stereo, et cetera, where they would appear to levitate eerily. the tape would be cued up, one of us would hide (usually in the bar area), and the other would summon daddy to the stairs. he would be led downstairs and around the basement in the dark while michael sang, vincent rapped, and one of us jumped out and threw the ghosts. as soon as the song was over, the lights would come on, and daddy would be sent back upstairs while we set everything up again. lather, rinse, repeat.

more than once, dad was given the haunted tour of the basement 4 or 5 times in an hour.

man, those were the days.



i found this on stef's page .







Your Seduction Style: The Natural





You don't really try to seduce people... it just seems to happen.
Fun loving and free spirited, you bring out the inner child in people.
You are spontaneous, sincere, and unpretentious - a hard combo to find!
People drop their guard around you, and find themselves falling fast.




i'm a natural? excuse me? i thought i was more "girl next door"- the type that's always "just a friend". forgive me- i must have gotten sidetracked by all the guys who were apparently beating down my door.......my little sister must have answered it while i was upstairs with my nose in a book or something.


while we're at it, this was on both larry and danikabur's pages:


What kind of pirate am I? You decide!
You can also view a breakdown of results or put one of these on your own page!
Brought to you by Rum and Monkey

all right. time to check in with a few fellow bloggers, mangle a few more magazines, and search for my lost gummy bracelet collection.

15 comments:

Larry said...

Ha! take that Duff. Oh yeah, I am the natural(I wish) also.

And about haunted houses my friend roy(axeman) always set up haunted houses in his garage for halloween. One year one of the neighbors took the chain off his chainsaw(wasn't even supposed to be helping mind you) and as people were exiting the back door of the garage to walk back around, he would start it up and chase them arpound.

Digitalicat said...

"The natural?" Scintillating Radio Vixen and Blog Tease weren't options?

Nice Thriller story. Your dad was a good sport. You could probably pull that same gag today and a lot of people would be frightened by any track on the disk. "No! That's not... P.Y.T.?? Aaaiieee!"

MPH said...

I too freaked out as a child when Michael when he turned into a werewolf in the Thriller video. Little did I know that he was more prone to "eat me" in real life when I was that age than any werewolf would have been.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes your father had remarkable patience....

I'll never know my seduction style--couldn't get past the filters to find out. Je suis desolee

Mama said...

Sorry--I hit the wrong thing (didn't have extra strength coffee this morning. I was too busy cleaning up where the cats had heaved on the carpet in the night). The anonymous should have read me.

Mossy Stone said...

I think my previous life as a man-whore would disqualify me from the seduction survey. At least, it might invalidate the score.

I just love that Lego vid. There's someone with WAY too much free time.

Mossy Stone said...

Hey duff, maybe it's just me, but your blog takes a long time to load and that page transition is a real killer. You got some scripts running there, or what?

da sister said...

Your Seduction Style: Siren / Rake


You possess an unbridled sensuality that appeals to many.
The minute you meet anyone, you can make the crave you almost immediately.
You give others the chance to lose control with you... spiraling into carnal bliss.
A dangerous lover, you both fascinate and scare those you attract.
I'm trying not to laugh to hard at the above.
Funny that you wrote about the haunted house....I had written a friend about that a few days ago.
It's too bad mama never played along too.
I got the ghosts off of a school thing. I think they're in a box somewhere in my spare bedroom.

CPT PYRO said...

Hi Duff,
Just blog hopping and noticed your layout. It looks good.

duff said...

digi: i have no idea what the other options were, but i shall continue to ponder why i didn't wind up with "seduction? you're kidding, right?"

mph: it's nice to know i wasn't the only one.....though i probably the only one still freaking out twenty years later.

mama: i knew it was you- though the french threw me. i expected polish...spanish...just about anything but french.

mossy stone: there are canadian man-whores? really? besides the lead singer of sum 41? (before he settled down with avril lavigne, of course.)

wow.

as for the slow loading, the page came up on this dinosaur with dial-up that i'm using right now with alarming speed....so i don't know what to tell you on that one. i'm glad you didn't give up on me, though.

sibling: you mean they will be in that box until i come through next month on the way north.

i mean, uh, oh.

pyro:the layout i can't take credit for....the words i can. (though i'm sure you meant to say they were marvelous, too, right?)

at any rate, thanks for stopping by.

sojourning crow said...

DUFF: you have waaaaaayyyyyyy toooo much time on your hands. You need a hobby. Have you tried bottlecaps or paperclips??
All this talk about M.J.'s innocence is thrilling...hee...hope the weekend was good. So, kids, let's take a bet on who will be next on trial and for WHAT!! Bob Barker, sexual hartassment. Robert Blake, murder. And Bessie the Cow....cannibalism!!

VinegarTom said...

You must be the great Dufff....yes i have been warned about you, such as you like BON JOVI!! But that's ok, it's ok. You're going to grow out of it. You will move onto other bands, OTHER hair styles.
N i c e B l o g ! !

duff said...

crow: too much free time? don't i wish! usually i wind up blogging while doing something else at the same time. i suppose i feel obligated to come up with something new on a daily basis for the folks who check in regularly.

tom:"the great duff"? i don't know about that. i'm really not all that great.

bon jovi's okay. they're not in my top 10, but when their songs come on, i don't change the channel.

thanks for stopping by.

Stef said...

Thanks for the link, Duff!

--Stef

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