Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Escape Into My Thoughts...

That's the title of my dear Amy's blog. Every time I go hang out at her place and see her page header, I always think, "Escape into my thoughts...yeah, and there ain't no way I'd let my peeps rummage around this noggin o' mine!"

I mean, come on...deep down inside we are all weird in some way or another. Some of us choose to fly our freak flags out in the open, brazenly unfurled. Yet others have their flags at half-mast, or even better, off the pole completely, folded and tucked away in a dark drawer.

My flag is usually at half-mast, to be honest. Most of you know by now that I'm an enormous Sci-Fi Geek of the highest power, and this admission brings me no shame. I don't mind revealing that I have a large amount of cheesy fluff on my iPod...easy listening goodness such as Barry Manilow, Little River Band, Neil Diamond, and Olivia Newton-John. Furthermore, I firmly believe that anyone who doesn't think The Goonies is one of the greatest works of film in the history of the medium should have their respective head examined.

This is all well and good. But then I feel an urge to let y'all in on the daily panderings of my train of thought. Actual thoughts which scroll through my brain. Such as today's offerings:

*Would Rufus Wainright agree to sing to me each night at bedtime if I paid him a handsome figure for his melodic services? I was meant to be lulled into slumber by the sound of his voice, live, performing "Poses." Seriously. When I'm a millionaire do not think I won't try to make this happen.

*Clearly the best cake mix on the market is Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Golden. Why doesn't the world accept this as fact and move beyond those pointless imitators named Betty Crocker and Store Brand?

*There are actual men and women walking around in this country, clueless as to the genius that is that hour of television known as Lost. It's very hard for me to love someone who doesn't love Lost. And why don't you love Lost? Lack of Lost fervor mystifies me in ways I cannot fully express here. There. I said it. You cannot imagine the weight that has been lifted off my shoulders. Sigh...

*Next time I see Lizzy (soon, baby--soon!) will we have time to watch Space Camp, Better Off Dead, the original Parent Trap, and Meet Me In St. Louis? Because this has to happen. It means that much to us.

*I miss Lawrence Welk. Deeply.

This makes me want to drink Tang and have some Jiffy Pop. In my footed pajamas. I am not remotely joking, either.

Yes...escape into my thoughts. I cannot make this stuff up, people. I cannot believe some of you are still reading at this point. OK, so go check out Amy's thoughts...they're Tang free.

35 comments:

Trish said...

I am so sorry, I never wanted it to end this way. It's not you, it's me. I really wish we could work things out.............

as soon as I get new TV I'll rent every episode starting at the beginning.

Will you love me then?

(does this mean it's over for me and Scotty too?)

a Tonggu Momma said...

The husband loves Laurence Welk. And he wants to know if you like Merle Haggard, too. So... do you?

Mama Kat said...

Ahem.

I have never seen an episode of Lost.

Or Grey's Anatomy.

Or Scrubs.

Or CSI anything.

None of it is real. I only watch shows based on the reality that is life.

I'm willing to watch Lost...if you watch it with me...and hold my hand...and feed me ice cream.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I am sure your head is not as random as mine. I think I might have ADHD. Do you think I should....oh look a kitty...

Shannon said...

"The Goonies" was on just this weekend! And you know I was curled up on the sofa watching it just like any self-respecting child of the 80s should.

Shane happened to be in the same room... he looked up from the paper and said, "You know, I've never seen this movie."

I seriously sometimes do not know how I ever exchanged vows with this man.


And can you believe the first time he watched "Footloose" was just a few years ago?!?!!? And that was because I MADE HIM!

Gina said...

So, since you seem to be breaking up with Trish, does that mean you have to break up with me to? I mean, I don't even watch T.V. Or listen to the radio news anymore.

AND I HATE GOONIES.
There I said it. It is horrible.
That and Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Won't even ride the ride.
Both movies make me absolutely, physically sick in my stomach, and bring on immediate migraines.



I'll miss you....

Julie said...

love goonies, have a copy of it... and our kids will watch it... great for little boys I think!

and you brought back memories of childhood with Tang and footed pj's

Amy said...

OH LULA!! I feel like the nerdy left out girl with no friends that the popular homecoming queen takes in and becomes friends with her, gives her a makeover and makes popular. Brady Bunch anyone?

Thanks for being so sweet. I love you even more now! And your hubs has the hots for Katherine who? Pssht, she ain't got nuttin' on you girlfriend. Especially when you mention Tang. I gotta go out and buy me some now. Seriously.

Amy said...

You know I love the freak flag to fly in the wind.

Everyone is allowed to have some stuff no one would understand on their IPod, it's what makes us human. (You know I'm laughing as I write that.)

Rhea said...

Oh, my freak flag is flying, baby, yes it is.

LOST is the best show EVER!

I agree with you about Duncan Hines butter recipe.

Heather said...

I am loving your comment today on my blog! You are just too sweet for words.

As is Butter Recipe Golden. Gotta agree with you there.

And you know I love Lost. But due to my freaky work schedule, I missed most of last season, except for the occasional out of order rerun.

I hope they have one of those specials where they recap the last season before the new season begins. 'Cause I want to be in the know, along with you and my sisters.

I love the ramblings of your brain.

heathersister said...

Yeah, I can't believe I read the whole thing.

Heather seriously needs DVR.

Sissy said...

I love Tang. And drink Tang. Have you ever tried it hot? I drink it in hot water at night, cause I don't do caffiene and tea will make me have to get up and pee. Hot Tang is the bomb.

Kat said...

I cannot wait for LOST to come back. And HBO just got added back yesterday so that I can watch Big Love this weekend.

We got the Goonies from netflix not too long ago...and I got Katie addicted. Now she needs her own copy so that she can watch at will. I remember when that came out. Summer of 1985. I spent it in this teeny tiny town south of St. Louis. And there was nothing else to do except see The goonies. It was also the summer the chicken nugget came out at McDonalds. And the advent of New Coke. The goonies soothed it all.

momof3crazykids said...

I am one of those clueless people who don't watch Lost. Though I am not so clueless I haven't heard of them when it started I just had way too many other shows and just couldn't fit in another obsession.
I bought Goonies for my oldest last year. I don't think he's opened it yet. I better do that for him.
And I love the stuff that comes out of your noggin!

CaraBee said...

Oh Lula, you know just what to say. All good things. I just don't understand anyone who doesn't watch Lost or BSG. And you know how I feel about The Goonies. I heart Sean Astin. Someday, we have to have a movie marathon!

Cheryl said...

Ok, no on the Goonies..yes on Welk and yes on Rufus (favorite is The World Ain't Gonna Change.).

Kori said...

And here I thought you loved me without any conditions.

Melissa said...

Chunk and Sloth are my men.

My favorite scene from Space Camp is the jeep scene when Mr."I can't remember his name at the moment" pulls up with his radio blasting. Don't know why, but I love that scene.

Lost is only a week away. Looking forward with extreme anticipation.

I'll leave you with this....'Let's get together, yay, yay, yay'

Brandy said...

I haven't watched Lost and it saddens me to know it may cause issues in our relationship. However, the first 3 dvds from season one are on their way to mailbox as I'm typing this...actually they should be there today. My goal is to catch up but since I have 27 dvds to go through it might take a while.

See I can compromise. And by compromise I mean do what you tell me.

Elena said...

First of all, I DO NOT own a freak flag. I am the ONLY normal person on this planet. :) AND HOORAY for LOST's return. I am going to be heart broken when this show ends. But it's okay b/c I've been there, seen Sawyer's chair & tent, walked in his sand, waded in his water....ahhh, he'll always be real to me. Goonies rocks, but I'm going to have to say Milk Choc. Duncan Hines is the winner for me.

Jen said...

Love your thoughts! I am wearing my flab at about 3/4 of the way up. Sometimes, it flies high.

Britt said...

Okay, so I have never seen Goonies.

But I have a legit excuse!

See, a quick Google search told me that it was first released on VHS in March of 1986.

I wasn't born until January of 1987

See?! I'm not crazy .. I'm just too young!

I watch Lost, though .. or to be honest, I eat, breathe, sleep and dream Lost. It's really kind of sad. =-)

TheRightWife said...

Thanks a lot, Lula. I never realized loving the things I do = freak. But then again, maybe I did realize it. Thank god I'm not one of those crazy Lost fanatics... that would just be too much, although I do desperately miss the Lawrence Welk Show.

Britt said...

I think I'll go Google Lawrence Welk and Rufus now .. cause I have no idea who you're talking about...

ParentingPink said...

Ok, I'll admit it. I've never watched Lost. And I'm not a huge fan of Lawrence either. BUT, my hubby has mentioned purchasing the older episodes of Lost and watching them from the beginning. Hmmm...I foresee lots of "Lost" date-nights in our future.

Oh, and yes, the Buddha pic was taken at one of those cheesy chinese restaurants, so naturally, there was a stuffed animal & gum machine near by. LOL

Swirl Girl said...

You had me at "some of us fly our freak flags...", Lula!


You should come up with a bloggy badge/award for this term!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Oh. My. Word. Just when I didn't think my day could get any better you go a single ME out in a post. The clouds have parted and the angels are SINGING!!!!!

I wish I still had feetie jammies.

Oh - and there is NO WAY I'm sharing what goes on in my head. My followers would drop to negative numbers and you all would think I need serious help.

Carrie said...

I tried to get into Lost, but it never really caught me. But hey, it's okay if you don't get me. That only makes me more mysterious, right?

We watch Lawrence Welk on PBS all the time! Have you checked your PBS station? Ours plays it every Saturday night and since I'm a lame old has-been, I'm pretty much always at home...

Mariah said...

Girl, there is nothing better than tang. Except Land shark

Linda said...

Lost, Goonies, Lawrence Welk, Tang and Jiffy Pop rock! You have many a kindred spirit out here in bloggyland I'm sure. I'm in the dark with the cake mix though. And you may not be on board with some of my loves ... fried okra and General Hospital ... but if you are, you're even cooler than I thought!

Vicki said...

Now you can hate me even more when I tell you I haven't seen a single episode of Lost and don't plan to either. GASP!!!!

Mama Dawg said...

Everytime you mention Goonies, I get woozy.

I will always heart you FOREVER for your overwhelming love for all things Goonies.

themoonisdown said...

"fly your freak flag" - my official new saying!

I think i did that pretty well at the last journey concert i went to by myself and openly cried. don't stop believing people!

and i think we wave it pretty openly over at the sites we (me and UC) run. come one come all!

letterstorob/twilight.com

Dee said...

i loved lawrence welk and the girl with the dark hair and twinkle eyes that sang with her hubby was my fav! :)