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Bumblebee

Posted on 2008.01.18 at 10:32
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Yesterday at work one of my co-workers was discussing terminology we use with children with another co-worker and engaged my opinion. This turned into a discussion of the differences of raising boys versus raising girls. He has two girls, and was envious that I at least had a boy I could raise. He said, "With a boy you don't have to worry about about knowing what a demi-plié is."

I placed my heels together and pointed my feet out to form a "V" and placed my hands on my hips, fingers-front, explaining, "Start with first position," and knelt slowly then came up. "The demi-plié." I announced. Mouths started to drop open. I continued with a battement tendu, that is, from first position, extending a foot without ever leaving the floor, ending with a pointed toe. Four or five people were staring at me in disbelief. "I have a girl also." I told them.

  • I'm quite sure they think I'm a flaming homosexual.


We're having drax0r and jesskd26 over for dinner Saturday, so my wife wanted me to pick up one of those little mini-kegs of Heineken for the event. I made my way over to Anna Fine Wine & Liquor to ensure one was put in the cooler for me and was informed that the 12-pack of Heineken Light was on sale. I discusses the pro's and con's with my wife (she's very particular) and ended up instead with 36 cans. I cracked one immediately as I've never had a Heineken Light, and it was delicious! They were ice cold so I had another, and another...and another! I finished my fifth and last beer, lightheaded and slightly tipsy when my daughter announced, "You have to come meet my girlfriends mom and dad. They want you to."

For those of you who remember, I took my daughter's hand in Saint Louis and we walked around the neighborhood looking for, "girlfriends" for her. Daddy, will you find me some girlfriends to play with? Last night, however, she had finally found her own - but the parents wanted to meet us. So...slightly and somewhat immediately intoxicated, I lit a cigar and my wife and I walked the dog and stopped to meet the parents of two little girls around my daughter's age. Nice folks...if I recall correctly. And I may not.

  • Its a good thing my wife was there.


And this morning, on the drive into work, I rec'd a call from my daughter's kindergarten teacher. "Mr. Howton, today I'm showing the class a film on Martin Luther King for the upcoming holiday and your daughters tells me she's not allowed to watch movies in the dark?"

Yes, I burst out laughing.

You see, the children like to turn out the lights in the Children's Retreat when they have friends over and are watching DVD's. I don't care for it because it generally causes more problems. So I tell them they're not allowed to turn off the lights.

Oops.

I explained this to the teacher and gave my permission, apologizing that she had to call me. "Oh its no problem," she said. "Its just that your daughter was adament about not disobeying you."

  • What a little sweetheart.



Wore this shirt to my folks last weekend. Much to my chagrin my father thought I looked like the "Bumblebee Man" from "Channel Ocho" on The Simpsons and he was all manner of amused. Nice.






Found it! Was looking for this entry to link above:
http://ehowton.livejournal.com/39646.html

Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-01-18 19:36 (UTC) (Link)
For the love of God, please fix your markup!

demi-plié
What the fuck is that? Some kind of ballet move?

I'm quite sure they think I'm a flaming homosexual.
You buy gay shoes.

took my daughter's hand in Saint Louis and we walked around the neighborhood looking for, "girlfriends" for her.
This story could have went very badly very fast.

I lit a cigar
I need to visit my local shop and stock up for the weekend.

Its a good thing my wife was there.
Amen!

"Its just that your daughter was adament about not disobeying you."
To be king of your own castle and have loyal subjects is a sweet thing.

my father thought I looked like the Bumblebee Man from Channel Ocho.
I also imagine you talking like Clevland on Family Guy.
Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2008-01-18 19:45 (UTC) (Link)
demi-plié
What the fuck is that? Some kind of ballet move?


The great thing about this comment is that, even if you didn't know the meaning of the word, HE JUST EXPLAINED WHAT IT WAS! Any idiot could have figured out by the context of the paragraph that it was a ballet move.

Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2008-01-18 19:39 (UTC) (Link)
Wore this shirt to my folks last weekend. Much to my chagrin my father thought I looked like the "Bumblebee Man" from "Channel Ocho" on The Simpsons and he was all manner of amused. Nice.

I can totally see it. That is kind of funny.

We're having drax0r and jesskd26 over for dinner Saturday

Is that still on? Because Spousal unit Lima just accepted an invitation for TC on Saturday night at Glodowg's. I suppose we can do both though, right? Dinner first, TC later?

I placed my heels together and pointed my feet out to form a "V" and placed my hands on my hips, fingers-front, explaining, "Start with first position," and knelt slowly then came up.

Every day, Eric. Every day.


catttitude
catttitude at 2008-01-18 19:50 (UTC) (Link)
Hope you guys can come over earlier and we all go to Glo's. Sorry, I'm so used to being the boss I forget to ask. It wont happen again.
catttitude
catttitude at 2008-01-18 19:45 (UTC) (Link)

Bumblebee Man

Your wife told you first, "I hate that shirt on you!" You bought it anyway, I love my father-in-law!!!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-18 20:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Bumblebee Man

To everything, there is a season.
Me
photogoot at 2008-01-18 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
The first time I met you 16 years ago in Europe you did the demi-plié followed by the battement tendu.

I just wanted to state that for the record so we may avoid any confusion over your knowledge of this having to do with the gender of your children.

Thank you, that is all.

Edited at 2008-01-18 08:56 pm (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-18 21:00 (UTC) (Link)
I hate you.
(Anonymous) at 2008-01-18 21:14 (UTC) (Link)

bummblebee man

When I'm right, I'm right, but to think that sprang from my loins. Oh well the nut does not fall far from the tree.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-01-18 21:20 (UTC) (Link)

Re: bummblebee man

I absolve you for bringing ehowton into this world.

In other news, I would be personally grateful if you were to use the somemomintexas account.
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ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-18 21:31 (UTC) (Link)
Hrumph!
galinda822 at 2008-01-18 22:22 (UTC) (Link)
Have a lovely weekend....Bumblebee Man!

Wish I could join in on the festivities.

Tell everyone I say "Howdy!" :)
catttitude
catttitude at 2008-01-18 23:17 (UTC) (Link)
Howdy sis.
Me
photogoot at 2008-01-18 23:48 (UTC) (Link)
I also love the "W" embroidered on the front of this shirt. I assume this stands for winner.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-01-19 01:26 (UTC) (Link)
Its for "Weeble." Weeble's wobble, but they don't fall down.
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