December 1, 2008

Which arm rest is yours when you sit in a movie theater?

I rarely go to the movies - maybe once a year. We have such a nice TV and sound system at home that it is hard for me to use precious time sans the Double As to go sit in a darkened theater. I would rather be doing something, not just sitting there. I can do that at home, while the kids run circles around me. Therefore, it was odd that I managed to squeeze in not one, but two movies over the holiday weekend. I saw Four Christmases (surprisingly, it was utterly delightful! I highly recommend it!) and I saw Twilight (an excellent, A+ movie for a slightly cheesy, B+ book.) Truthfully? I am going to go all cougar-like and try to see Twilight again. Besides, I promised Goofy Girl I would see it with her and this cougar keeps her promises.

Overall, Thanksgiving was really nice, even though X had to run to Philadelphia over the weekend for some family business. He was here for the Big Day of White People Food, so that was what counted. The holidays really make me appreciate my family - there was no stress, everyone brought food to the hall that we rented, and everyone pitched in to clean up. On Friday, X headed to PA and I headed to my dad's for Round 2 of White People Food.

I am going to wrap up with pictures and a special video of my dad. Keep in mind that my dad is the very same guy who proudly wears his "You say redneck like it's a bad thing" t-shirt. This bit of information is crucial for maximum enjoyment of the video to come.

Putting on Her Best Godzilla Moves

My Grandpa is Crazier Than Yours!

My Step-Mom, Entombed for Eternity in the Family Freezer

This is the top of a cake with a picture of my step-mom on it. Over the past year, it has melted and morphed. It is like art, no? My dad thought it would be hilarious to stick it in the freezer. And he would be correct.

My dad, the ultimate tightwad, keeps all this ice in the freezer for his camping trips because you know, "water is free". Therefore, why should he PAY for ice? Watch the video for his explanation. I swear, there should be a special spot of honor for my ever-patient step-mom. God, are you listening?

My Dad, the Redneck. Not that there is anything wrong with that. from Kelli Oliver George on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...

I think your dad and my dad must have been separated at birth. My dad doesn't eat bread at restaurants because, "That's how they get you." And I'm not talking about at buffets, either, where that could arguably be true. He means at a entree-serving restaurant that serves bread. If you eat it, then you don't finish the entree and then the restaurant somehow wins.

Oh, my redneck upbringing. How disappointing I must be.

Dooneybug said...

Oh my word! That video of your dad is so dang hilarious!!

The step-mom in the freezer is rather scary. I think that would freak me out if I went into their freezer to get some of that free ice. That would actually be a great trick to play on someone. Also, what's the fabric in the freezer there on the bottom right? Please tell me it's not underwear.

Anonymous said...

I totally hog both arm rests, lol. Actually, my husband is a left in most cases and so we get our own arm rests without much fighting, hehehe.

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Goofy Girl said...

He makes a good point. Water is, indeed, free. Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one still laughing at your stepmom in the freezer?

CPA Mom said...

I'll have to watch this at home and come back..just wanted to say I rarely go to the movies either and saw the SAME TWO MOVIES this holiday weekend!