Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Am I Expecting Too Much From Life?

Two weekends ago I was destined for fun, baby. I was appointed (begged to do it) Election Clerk in my Podunk Town's school board election. To liven things up I decided to wear my hub's collection of political buttons to inspire witty political repartee between myself and the voters. First I wore Hillary (whilst Obama, McCain, and even Rudy stayed in my purse for later). No one seemed to notice. Finally a voter came through whose voter's registration was stamped Republican. Now was my chance. So I said, "I see you're a republican." He said, "I see you're a democrat."

So much for political bantering (for the record, I am not telling who I am voting for or my political affiliation.....GO KINKY!!!!, sorry I slipped). I quickly whipped out my McCain button. One of the other election officials asked what I was doing, I explained and was told no political buttons. Another official said I could wear them if they were not buttons with the school board candidates. And yet a third started furiously flipping through the Official Handbook.
The fun squisher leaves, returns and says she has just spoken to THE MAN and no political Buttons. Whuuhhhh??? I quickly pull out my other buttons and wear them all before another voter comes in (cuz I'm a rebel!!). Bummer.
* before I get sued or something The Fun Squisher was the head over the elections so was just doing her job.
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I'm sure you know Narnia Prince Caspian is out, right? We read The lion, witch and the Wardrobe and then rented the movie,again and again and again. The movie was Teh Awesome. We rushed to read Prince Caspian before the movie came out. It's like this book was written by a different author, indecipherable for a child but still. So we planned to take Lean out of school, wait in line fighting the crowds to buy a ticket to the opening day! Yes. Of course I was nervous about what to say when I took her out of school, I can't lie to the warden, what to do? No one even asked, when I got to the reason question I freaked out and clicked on 'school activity'. HUHHHH???? Why didn't I just check 'other'? I don't know.
I had been rehearsing in my head all week how I'd elbow people out of the way to purchase the three last tickets on the planet, then how I would terrify the popcorn chompers into not chomping, and how I would, violently if the need arose, SSHH the talkers. All is under control.

There were only a small handful at the movie, all well behaved. sigh.

Am I looking for excitement in all the wrong places?

36 comments:

BEE said...

FIRST!

Bee said...

DANG IT!!
If I'd known you were going to see that movie, I'd have brought my 31 year old kid and dropped him at your house.

Bee said...

Maybe I would have picked him up later. Maybe.

Jean Knee said...

he might have been one of the talkers I had to get violent with, does he chomp popcorn?

Brian o Vretanos said...

I think you're just not living dangerously enough. Where was the "Lesbian Parent's Association" button/T-shirt?

Why couldn't you have put "Participating in Revolution" or something on Lean's form?

You might find you get more out of life...

Jean Knee said...

so it's not that the situations aren't exciting, it's my approach to them. hmmm I'll have to ponder on that one

Jean Knee said...

I have a new Frankenstein haircut, shouldn't that count for something?

I can't quite get the stiff legged gait down

Bee said...

No, he doesn't like popcorn.
We are a nacho family. I can't hear him eating them so I don't think he's a danger to the auditory senses.

Melissa said...

My brain won't let me come up with something clever to say today! Did you like the movie?

Jean Knee said...

not as much as the first one but it was still pretty good. Lean was thrilled so that made it all the more fun

Stacey said...

The prince is kind of a cutie.

I like nachos.

Millie said...

If you want real excitement, head to Value Village. That's what I do. Everything there is so shiny.

baby said...

FUN!!

No Cool Story said...

Ther are trying to squash your rebellious spirit Jean Knee!!

No Cool Story said...

I'm glad they didn't kick you out of the polling place.
It wouldn't have looked good in your rebel resume. I hear you have a street cred.

B said...

So they won't let you bring cupcakes to school, but "no questions asked" when you take your kid out in the middle of the day? What's up with that! I like Brian's suggestion about participating in a revolution.
:) Brenda

Jean Knee said...

NCS, a street cred, is that some gang banger type thing? if it is I definitely have it

Jean Knee said...

watching that cutie Prince beats out even shiny things at Value Village

your teenage girlies will swoon

Lisa said...

You do try to stir up quite the commotion.

Tracy said...

Isn't it upsetting when you go in all ready for battle and then everyone disappoints you by being respectful and not at all abrasive? Man that makes me mad!
So how was the movie? My girls want to go see it. Is it friendly for 8 and 6 year olds?
I need information here Jean Knee!

Jean Knee said...

Tracy, My Lean is six and she loved it. There are some battle scenes but not too bad

wynne said...

Someday I'm going to be first to comment on your blog, jean knee.

Then I'll have a party.

wynne said...

For right now, though, I'd settle for being able to show up at your blog before the 20th person/random blog identity comments.

wynne said...

I have a "Vote 4 Satan" button you can have, if you want it. It's not officially a campaign button--since he isn't running.

But maybe a sign like "Vote 4 Butter" would get more double-takes. Or a campaign button for Mr.CDD--hmm. There's an idea...

Jennifer B. said...

Jean Knee, you are a crack-up.

Hey It's Di said...

You make me laugh! I think that you MUST have some really boring, stiff people around you in these situations. I like to do crazy things for shock value (and for fun of course)but I get the looks by prudes:P

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Are you finally drinking the Twilight Kool-Aid, Jean Knee?

YESSSSSSSSS

My daughters and I are pleased with your evolution.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

You are a hot little button, Jean Knee. Yes, you are. That's why the guy was flipping through the Handbook so feverishly. He just didn't know what to do about a Hot Button topic like you!

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

The first thing we did as homeschoolers four years ago was to read all the Narnia books. We saw the first one in the middle of the day and only had to deal with a few people. Now then, My SIL took my older 3 girls to see Caspian on Wednesday night. They freakin loved it! I can't get the girls to shut up about the movie no matter how many times I ask them to stop so they don't spoil it for me.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

You should have worn your Che Guevara Rocks My World T-shirt to the elections....with your matching little red beret.

Alice said...

Hah - don't even fret the socks since the lame Ebayer I got my socks from JUST mailed them yesterday (purchased over a week ago) so now I've got to go and write a similar e-mail to my sock swapee. *sigh*

Dan said...

Be
Andy can take The Wife, I eally don't want to see it.

Jean
I don't get who you're voting for.

Prosthetic Hand Abuses Incorporated said...

Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues, Jean Knee.

He needs one of those hand job thingies that you promised me.

Anti-Button Fly Advocacy Group said...

Next time you need to strap a hidden sound system on you and play Pussy Cat Dolls song, "Buttons."

Loosen up my Buttons.......

Buttons Has Its Own BUTT.

Jean Knee said...

how do you people keep ending up on my blog?

Jean Knee said...

and how did you know about the, uhm, hand job?