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26 August 2006 @ 02:55 pm
What the--?  
So I'm home alone today (soccer seeding tournament for the kids), planning my son's cake for his pirate-themed birthday party tomorrow. And I've been searching the house in bits while picking up and getting sucked in with anteka's fantastic plastic!Winchester stories (three new ones while I was on vacation. Three!)

The search becomes more desperate, as I re-check my cake supplies again and again and again. I get the chair out to search the cupboard where the supplies live. I search the toy basket. The kitchen toy drawer. My son's closet, and the toyroom upstairs. The storeroom again. The stash of left-over party supplies. The toy drawer again. And the truth is clear....

Where the FRACK is my little cake-decoration pirate ship from three years ago? I don't even have the "cargo sacks" piece I used on last year's cake.

GAAAAAAH! *off to Cake Castle to buy pirate supplies*
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dragontattdragontatt on August 26th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
The ship has sailed off to Neverland, no doubt.

So I just read your info- I have 2 kids and a husband too, but are you sure you're older than me? *g* I'm older than like 99.9% of my flist, I think. (I'll be ....uhg....41 next month!)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on August 26th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
but are you sure you're older than me? *g*
That's what they all say...

Yep. I'll be 43 in October, so I've got you beat! Except for janissa11 (2 months older than me) and maygra, not only is my f-list younger but most of the FANDOM is younger. Both fandoms.

I.Is.Old. ;)
I'm for wine and the embrace of questionable women: facepalmmissyjack on August 29th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
*interrupts*
I was checking in to see how the pirate cake went, and I just had to interrupt and add that I turned 43 in August (two weeks ago) ;)

The other day I was talking music dean would love with someone and I said I knew all the words to Bat out of Hell because it came out when I was at High School, and she said "oh that was released two years before I was born"!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on August 29th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
Re: *interrupts*
I was checking in to see how the pirate cake went,
It succeeded! Must post pictures!

and I just had to interrupt and add that I turned 43 in August (two weeks ago) ;)
You ARE older than me (just barely, like janissa11). And many happy returns! Can I claim the Chloe ficlet as a gift? *big eyes*

That Meatloaf song didn't appeal to me much in particular, but I've had similarly painful conversations.

#1)(American reference ahead) a guy at the office who bitched about someone in his 50s having kind of longish hair. I said that it was kind of a leftover Vietnam protest gesture, and the blank look I got in return reminded me that 1) Oh yeah, Vietnam. Not your ball and chain and 2) Bleh. The 60s never happened in the Midwest, so the complainer missed the boat doubly.

#2) Told a guy at the office that my grandmother used to make gumdrop cookies. Guy's response: "What's a gumdrop?" Gah!

#3) When I had a crush on Mr. Sulu from the Star Trek show... it was in its first televised run in the mid-late 60s.

#4) Nixon? China? Saw him on TV stepping off the plane when I had strep throat at age 8. Wondered what the H*LL all the fuss was about. Although... pandas!

My high school years were fraught with disco crap and the like. My REAL musical era was mid-60s to early 70s. Mmmmm. Acid Rock. Protest Rock. Led Zeppelin. :D

We.Am.All.Old. *champagne?*
I'm for wine and the embrace of questionable women: pic#51164523missyjack on August 29th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
Re: *interrupts*
*clinks glasses* To us! Chloe ficlet accepted as perfect present!

Yes I love that a whole new generation is discovering all those 60s and 70s shows - while we remember them the first time around. *remembers Starksy poster above my bed*

And Dean loving 70s rock? hell baby we were there! \o/

Have to say I am loving my forties something wonderful. And also adore fandoms where I can squee like the 14 year old fangirl I still am!

*passes around the bubbly*
BEWARE OF JENMAR.: SPN - Facepalm - Deanclex_monkie89 on August 26th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh son of a bitch.

Uploading now, I'm stupid. Expect the shinies.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on August 26th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yee-ha! Whoo-hoo!

Looking forward to them! *VBG and flailing* *and not in a missing pirate ship way*
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on August 28th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
Yarr, obviously some tiny pirates needed it to take to the high seas (or, alternatively, they'll all turn up next year when you're looking for something else).
It's a total mystery where it went! And I wound up buying the exact same pirate ship from Cake Castle again. Which I pulled out this pre-party this afternoon to discover that I had a faulty one where a mast had broken off. Grrrr. I, um, incorporated that by dunking it into the cake near the ship. Tragic accident at sea. Almost makes a better story. :0

I hope your kids understand how lucky they are?
I don't know if they do, but they do love their birthday cakes! And their little friends, whom we have to persuade to "Back away... back away..." when the cake appears. When my daughter turned five, several of the already 5-year-old girls at her party tried to swipe frosting bits AND part of the tiny Twix candy-bar bridge on her cake when I went back inside for matches. The boys have never done that, even now!
tyrical: Snoopy_I Love Hugetyrical on August 28th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm sure the ship has set sail seeking some fantastical treasure.

I'm also sure the cake will turn out famously!

Also I'm all caught up I think and if not just point me to what I missed. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on August 28th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
It and the cargo are definitely gone.

Thank goodness for "Imaginext" sets. They saved my butt for my daughter's "Harry Potter" cake, and they saved me again for this one. I had a Skull Island, skeleton pirates, real pirates. And an interesting range of scale, but what can you do? ;)

I see all your comments waiting in my email like Christmas Yippee!