The movie story
Hey, guys! I went out of town for the weekend and I thought I was going to be able to post before I left, but I didn't have time, so ... here I am now! I hope you all had a great weekend.
So the movie thing. I have this friend I'll call Semmy, who looooves to get your Swishy riled sometimes. We'll bicker about the funniest things, and I'll finally bring out my heavy ammunition: "Whatever. I'm asking the blog people what THEY think. THEY'LL back me up!" But I never have ... until now.
OK, I'm totally laughing out loud right now. I wish you could hear me. Anyway, so Semmy has been known to sneak out of work to go see a movie, which I have never done. First of all, I can't. With the boss I have, I really can't. I once returned something at the mall during lunch and THEN got something to eat and felt like I had done something totally scandalous. Not to mention, I spend every minute of my life feeling bad about something--a phone call I'm putting off, the 83 chocolate chip cookies I've eaten in the past week, the pile of 2006 bills that have been stacked in my office waiting to be filed for two months. And my whole life, I've been scared of getting in trouble. That's probably the biggest thing. It's total oldest kid syndrome.
So I'm giving Semmy crap, not because I care THAT much, really, just because he mentioned it in passing (he hadn't even GONE to a movie, poor guy) and I was in a bratty mood, so off I went. And he comes out with that line: "I've only left work in the middle of the day to go watch a movie 10 times in the past 6 1/2 years. I think most people would say that's not too bad."
Me: "What?!? I am SO putting that on my blog!"
Sem: "Whatever, you'll totally word it so people agree with you."
Me: "I will not."
Sem: "You will too."
Me: "Fine, then you write it. I'll post it exactly the way you write it."
He didn't write anything--well, he did, actually, and it was pretty funny, but it was non-postable, at least without some context--so I threw the quote up there with an "Overheard:" before it.
Sem: "You can't put 'overheard'! Then it's OBVIOUS it's someone else."
Me: "No, it's not."
Sem: "Yes, it is. It's not fair."
Me: "Fine. FINE."
So I took off the "overheard." Because I might be a little snot, but I can be fair, at least! And then nearly all of you sided with Semmy!!! That's why I can't stop laughing, because it's so typical. SO typical. Semmy is fantastic. He is. Everyone likes him, he's smart, he's funny ... he's one of those people you wish everyone had a chance to know. So OF COURSE you would all take his side! Because that's just him! Ohhhh, I am so laughing.
Anyway, Semmy is hilarious times 1,000. He's so funny that a week or so ago, he was instant messaging me and made me laugh so hard I spit water everywhere, absolutely everywhere, which not only made a huge mess but short-circuited my keyboard. He made me laugh so hard I BROKE MY FREAKING KEYBOARD. So now that you know who he is, I can tell you some of the funny stuff he says without feeling like I need some kind of preamble that would totally ruin the joke.
In other news, my BBFF Manic Mom (who also is very funny and, by the way, knows me too well--she totally guessed in the comments that the movie-goer wasn't me!) is having an awesome contest on her blog right now. Go check it out!