5/19/09

Who brought the marshmallows???


Dear Oregon Hooligans:

 

I want to thank you for making an exciting, action-filled Saturday even MORE exciting with your overnight antics.

 

Not only did I have to find the time during the day to get Sassy’s hair and nails done; attend my cousin’s daughter’s college graduation party; go to the wedding of a dear friend of mine and take pictures of Sassy and her fella before the prom; you provided us with some exciting middle of the night adventures. (I’m exhausted again just thinking about that day…)

 I don’t know WHY I even WORRIED that I might have lost my blogger mojo.  All I have to do is live my life, and God graciously provides me with an incredible amount of material.  I’m so glad he has such a great sense of humor. ( I think perhaps he DOES love me. )

Wasn’t it about three in the morning that you decided to break into one of our cars AGAIN (well, maybe not YOU, but one of your cronies) when it was sitting in our driveway?  Then, not 30 minutes later, the dogs went BERSERK and barked as if ET’s spaceship had landed in our backyard.  When we ran to the window to see what was the matter, we saw our neighbors large double-sized  backyard shed ENGULFED in FLAMES!!!

 

Well, three police cars, two fire engines and numerous shock-filled hours (okay, maybe one hour) later, we finally went back to sleep.  Just in time to hear Sassy pounding on the door.  Is it 5:30 already?? Prom is over??

 

“What smells like SMOKE???” 

“Oh, your mom just burnt the toast again.  Now get to bed.”


Sometimes we’re just too tired to explain.

 

Oh, and you Oregon hooligans?  Next time you are prowling our neighborhood, watch out.  We’re planning on getting up the FIRST time the dogs bark.

 


57 comments:

Joanie said...

Well that just takes the cake!

Mojo went to prom this weekend too. How is it possible that our children can do this to us?

And neighbors? How dare they? Thieves? Why I oughta...!

Sigh.

Blog fodder, indeed

Da Goddess
dagoddess.com

Marci said...

You're right about blogging mojo--whenever I have blogger's block, I just go about my business and sure enough, life provides plenty of blogging material!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

yikes! and i can just imagine the parents saying their kids don't do anything wrong, i don't know why, but i am just sure of that...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxo

how was the prom? ps

Captain Dumbass said...

Would land mines be too much?

Mum Gone Mad said...

OMG, what a nightmare! At least no-one was hurt... you didn't get hold of the hooligans I take it :) luv Karen x

Tammy Howard said...

Yikes!

But you're right - good blog fodder!

Alix said...

Gosh, talk about living on the wrong side of the tracks...

Just kidding VM. I think you take stuff in stride beautifully. AND you have a dog that is still young enough to hear. Count your blessings.

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Lee Ryan said...

We had that happen once - they used spray-paint. Thankfully, the 'hooligans' didn't mind their surface preparation and environmental controls so the paint quickly came off the cool, wet surface of my car; real craftsmanship on their part.

Good blog material, but obviously - no fun to live with.

Mango Girl said...

I just can't stand thugs! I like to think I don't hate, but I do.

We have thugs on the other side of the 10 foot fence. They like to knock the boards out and crawl through it, scaring the bahebeejeebies out of me. I hate THUGS. Hopefully we will see all of the rat bastards on an episode of COPS.

Glad everyone is ok. I like the land mine idea.

Peace and blessings...and some hugs, too!

Writer Dad said...

See, now this is why you need a couple of mean dogs... or snipers.

Real Live Lesbian said...

And they say rednecks are only in the South....

blognut said...

Sounds like an eventful day in Oregon!

WeaselMomma said...

It's the lack of ANYTHING to do in Oregon that drives them to do this. What are they doing in PA anyway?

Carolyn...Online said...

You should set a trap of some sort. Maybe something involving strings of empty cans and a bell. They won't mess with you after that.

Mrs. D said...

What's wrong with setting stuff on fire?? Come on now!!

♥ Braja said...

I think action and drama and adventure appear wherever VODKA MOM IS...

Sounds like a 1950's action movie intro, I know...pathetic...

*Akilah Sakai* said...

The hell? Are you part of some hidden camera show? Seen the flick "The Truman Show" lately? That's you!

Sandi said...

I see you've moved to Oregon.... LOL! Do I need to change your itinerary? :)

Suzanne said...

I think your life is a little too expensive for me....my daily consumption of vodka would skyrocket if I had to deal with hooligans and arsonists in the middle of the night, I have a hard enough time trying to sleep with the chirping bird outside my window, forget the leaping flames!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I had a hard time getting past the Oregon reference. Then the light bulb went off.

Sandee said...

Time to move to a better neighborhood. If that's even possible.

Have a terrific day. :)

Sue said...

Our daily lives, if we pay attention of stories just waiting to be told. And sometimes those stories are pretty amazing, don't you think?
Take care, Sue

Gaston Studio said...

You had me with the berserk dogs, even before all the other drama!

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

All this time, I thought Oregon a quiet, peaceful place to raise a family! Was anything taken from your car? What was in the shed?
How was the prom?

Kathy B! said...

I think you need to set up some booby traps around the perimeter of your house. Those hooligans are bordering on miscreants and it's a short slide from there to felons... Wait, I think with the whole arson thing they might already be there!

SkylersDad said...

I remember reading an article a long time ago about how most firebugs are actually young adults and even some kids!

SassyTwoSocks said...

Do you live in the 'hood or something? The ghet-to? Cause seriously, wtf! You need to start carrying around a glock, or whatever gangsters carry around with them. Maybe some brass knuckles? I've always wanted a pair of those. But only if they were gold, and not brass. Brass doesn't go with my complexion.

I know you've probably been wondering where I've been. Well, I was kidnapped by aliens. But now I'm back, anal probe and everything...

Ivanhoe said...

Oh what a night! Time to get a martini :o)

Maelstrom said...

"again".. just how often are you burning up toast so that one could give that as the excuse for the smell and another would just accept it? o_O

Char said...

Sorry about the theives. But, I can't keep from laughing at your way telling all that drama.

You gotta be the queen!

Kat said...

Crikey!

cIII said...

Three words.....

Deadfall Spike Trap.

Kara said...

It probably says a lot about the neighborhood that I live in, but we are subject to frequent car break-ins. So frequent that we have given up on actually locking the doors, figuring that if someone really wants the $.73 in the cup holder or the home-burned CD mixes of Boston area Punk bands, they are welcome to them. I was mad though when my Phoenix Roadmap book got stolen.

Good luck!

Joanie M said...

All part of the fun of living in a college town.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

they just thought you needed another laugh!!

Amy said...

I don't recall ever having been broken into (my car, not myself), but we did get egged last summer. The entire street. Somehow the police found out and woke us all up so we could wash our cars. Since no one here really uses their garage for anything other than storage it's kinda nice to feel like we can leave the damn car outside and not worry about it. On the other hand if it gets stolen I'm getting a Prius.

mo.stoneskin said...

"three police cars, two fire engines and numerous shock-filled hours"

The life you live. Incredible. The best I've seen is a seagull fly by...

Suzy said...

'hooligans'?

'her fella'?

Tell us what going thru World War 2was like.

Say Hi to Pat Boone for me.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

So, I'm lost. Did the same person that broke into your car start the shed fire?

Sucks!

Dana's Brain said...

Oh my. I'm with Captn Dumbass, land mines sound good.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Sounds like the neighbors wanted in on your blog action. Tell them next time you'd be happy to make it up. We can all write better on a full nights sleep.

only a movie said...

Oh that sucks, VM. How was prom?

Valerie said...

A night like that definitely deserves a martini! I hope you had a few!

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

pile dog poop around the car. hehehe

tera said...

Damn hooligans.
I say go for the giant white-hot motion lights and sirens.

Jeanne said...

It seems like things are even WORSE since you moved to Oregon!

zelzee said...

and Sassy probably thought you were waiting up for her.......

it's always all about them..........

Beth said...

Shit. Your home life makes school sound calmer.

So is that the secret? You go to work to escape the drama?

Irish Gumbo said...

I was just trying to get my records back, Vodka!!!

The shed was totally not me, no way...

Anna See said...

geez, i would rather forget the blog fodder and get a good night's sleep. what is up w/ these hooligans?

Expat mum said...

And then come to my house where some skater boy skates and jumps at about 6am every day. An hour before my alarm goes off! Grrr!

Counselormama said...

Never a dull moment! Wow, and I thought I was busy!

flutter said...

I just adore you

Annabelle said...

Oh my gosh! That is eventful!! Glad no one was hurt. And dw VM, you could never EVER lose your blogging mojo, you're too funny :-)

LadyFi said...

Oh no - poor you!

Did they share their marshmallows with you as compensation?

kristi said...

OMG what little creeps.

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