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04 January 2011 @ 01:26 pm
Boy, those vacations sure go by fast...  
We're back! Our Oregon trip was good, other than wishing we'd seen more of my Portland sisters-- and that they'd been more enthusiastic about spending time with us. Yes, it's a 2-hour drive from Portland to Eugene. It's an eight hour drive up from Sacramento, which means two days wasted just on the driving alone, and no, I do not want to drive an additional two hours to Portland on top of that! Sheesh!

There was too much food (mostly dessert), but incredible ham on New Year's Day. In addition to visiting family, we also took Lauren for another tour of the U of O campus, and I went running on Friday & Saturday in near-32o weather (which seemed perfect. This does not bode well for the coming summer).

We drove back on Sunday, just in time to start up the work/school grind again. On Monday, we woke up to an ant-invasion in the master bathroom, but *strains for silver lining* having them invade while we were gone would probably have been worse.

Now I suddenly want to de-Christmas the house and get everything put away. What a mess!

Random funniness: Christopher reported that he and some friends were having a "Who would win?" conversation yesterday involving Obama vs. Bruce Lee. They decided that since Obama had no combat training, he would also be allowed to use anything that rhymed with his name: a llama, pajamas, yo' mama, drama. They'd weaponized everything except drama, but I had a solution: "Ow, my arm!" *opponent gets closer* *POW!* "Hah! Sucker!"

Is Christopher's weirdness rubbing off onto me, or is it the other way around?

JJ: greenjolietjones on January 4th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're back safe and had a good time. Imho tho, there's no such thing as too much dessert.

I was thinking about you today. I was trawling the place for any signs of Christmas that needs to be put upstairs until next year and I was thinking how great it is to get shot of it all when the celebrations are over. In my head I could hear you agree (thinking about it now I'm sure most people would agree, but it was you that came into my mind), which is you know, weird and wonderful considering I've never actually met you. Gotta love the internet. &hearts

LOL at Obama v Bruce Lee.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Lovehalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)

When we're at home at the end of the break, I tend to put Christmas away then (because I have the time). But when we go away, as we did this year, well... the putting away drags on and on. I still have wrapping paper and bows and bags out, even though there is nothing left that needs wrapping!

The concept of Obama vs. Bruce Lee was weird enough, but giving Obama weapons that rhyme with his name took it to a whole 'nother level. o_O
realpestilencerealpestilence on January 4th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
...and here I sit, trying to think of something else Obama could use in his combat efforts...

trauma? You'd have to lure them in, similar to the drama!tactic, I think, maybe with horrific anecdotes of some kind or other. It's a long shot, but it just might work! lol

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2011 12:14 am (UTC)
Hahahaha! You see how it sucks you in?

I thought of "trauma" too, but more in the medical sense. If you could use it both as a weapon and a result, sure, but if it's in the dramatic sense then you may already be covered with 'drama.'

The "pajamas" one is a stretch in this part of the U.S. (or maybe all of it), because the way we say it, it doesn't rhyme with 'Obama.' Only in the Harry Potter world. ;)

But I think what Christopher was rattling on about was something like,

"You sic the llama on Bruce Lee, and after he's down you have yo' mama sit on him, and then you wrap the pajamas around his eyes so he can't see."

And I still can't think of any additional rhymes other than 'trauma' either. You'd think there'd be more!

Oh, wait-- COMMA! Though I don't see how punctuation is going to cause much damage, unless you aim for the eyes. ;)
realpestilencerealpestilence on January 5th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
That makes me think of The Riddler (thanks to all the comic fic I've been reading lately)...you know his costume with the question marks on it? You whip out a comma and lay some trauma drama on Obama, lmao.

I googled this and found there was actually a poll on it-somebody suggested diorama, which would be difficult to implement. ~snorts
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Yikeshalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
somebody suggested diorama, which would be difficult to implement. ~snorts

Maybe you could shove the entire sugar-cube California Mission down your opponent's throat, and see if he chokes.

Or, shove the shoebox diorama over his head: "Take that, Bruce Lee! Let's see you fight your way out of those plastic trees!"

Was the poll on things that rhyme with Obama (and apparently, we needed to expand our thinking to include more syllables!)?

Or on Obama vs. Bruce Lee? Which is even more alarming-- the Internet really IS plagued with people who think like 11-year-old boys, but mostly aren't. :0
realpestilencerealpestilence on January 5th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
If you google "things that rhyme with Obama" and "Obama rhymes with", you get multiple entries. I didn't check the Obama vs Bruce Lee, though I wouldn't be surprised if other people discussed it, you know fanboys (and fangirls, heh).
mercurybard on January 5th, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
Maybe it's the other way around and your weirdness rubbed off on him?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
Hee-- White Collar icon! Though it's too small for me to read on this computer. I see "The Suit" in there somewhere.

It's more likely that I'm rubbing off on Christopher, though I could easily claim that it's neither of us-- it's in the gene pool!