RTT: Marketing and Mayhem

Random Tuesday Thoughts

I almost always wake up before Beloved does, especially during the week – I like to make sure The Young One is up and ready for school (he’s actualy pretty good about it for a 14-year-old boy).  Yesterday, after he left for the bus stop, I went back to our bedroom to wake Beloved up.

Still more asleep than awake, he said to me, “I figured out what’s wrong with the Captain Morgan rum advertising.”

“Oh?” I asked, completely unsurprised the man was working in his sleep.

“Mmm-hmmm.  There’s no girl on her knees in front of him.”

I laughed for five straight minutes – that was just so…male.  And so Beloved.  I’ll never be able to watch a Captain Morgan commercial again without bursting into hysterical giggles.

Why, oh why, does the dog insist on standing directly outside my bedroom door at 2 a.m., licking the tile?  I dribbled coffee on the kitchen floor, too – go in there, it’s on the other side of the house.  You can start on these floors after I’m up.

Speaking of the dog…does it make me a bad person because when he got loose yesterday and pooped on the crazy woman’s lawn across the street, I pretended not to notice and waited to call him in until after he was done?

The Young One may have another piece published in the school’s literary magazine.  I am so glad the kid has decided to take journalism next year in high school.

The Cliche Plot

by The Young One

On a dark, stormy night, a generic, overly-beautiful girl is kidnapped by the over-sized, green, scaly dragon of some random cardinal map direction.  They only person who can save her is some loser who turns completely awesome and slays the dragon with some magic sword from a “wizard”.  He gets the girl and lives happily ever after.

And after THAT is divorce, child support and IRS back taxes.

The End

The child obviously has a brilliant future writing cheesy youth fiction about sparkly vampires.

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31 thoughts on “RTT: Marketing and Mayhem”

  1. Jan, what hours are you actually asleep? And I like the cliche plot. Especially the “random cardinal map direction”.

  2. The story cracked me up. I hope that isn’t what really happends after they live happily ever after.

    Have a great Randcom Tuesday.

  3. I love the kids article. Good…descriptions 🙂

    The captain rum thing is very male. Though the power of advertising is strong. For some reason I watched a bit of South Park the other night and they were talking about fishsticks. I won’t describe it but lets just say every time I see a fish stick commercial now, I can’t stop laughing. Now, so be it with Captain Morgan Rum.

    Stopping by from Keely’s.

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  4. ROFLMAO! – “And after THAT is divorce, child support and IRS back taxes.” – Where oh where does he get this schtuff?

  5. LMAO! How am I going to explain to the ELPH why I totally crack up every time I see a Captain Morgan commercial?!?

    The Young One has a very bright future:)

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  6. Oh! I now want to read the story, “random cardinal map direction” and “And after THAT is divorce, child support and IRS back taxes.” How awesome!

    As for Captain Morgan As I was reading this the commercial came on TV, so I was cracking up by the end.

    Happy RTT

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  7. Speaking of the dog…does it make me a bad person because when he got loose yesterday and pooped on the crazy woman’s lawn across the street, I pretended not to notice and waited to call him in until after he was done?

    No, no it doesn’t.
    If you set up a chair on your own lawn and shout out encouragement to the dog and do a dance when he squats on hers, THAT may be crossing a line..

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..RTT: Sometimes, it’s not nice to share..

  8. Wow, my dog did the same thing on our lesbian neighbors yard. We call my hubby Capt. Morgan – he represents. I am definitely not telling him what your Beloved said, he would then expect something.

    Laufas last blog post..RTT: Tinkerbell

  9. The Young One is brilliant.
    Your Beloved is hilarious. He and M (he really needs a blog name) would get along famously.
    Dogs. Licking. Ugh. I have 3. The gross licking of floors, pillows, blankets, faces (ours) and random body parts (theirs-ewww) never seems to end. It’s a good thing I love them all.

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