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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 comments

SSG says:

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

K says:

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

Have a great Randcom Tuesday.

stoneskin says:

The Young One is a total genius.

Andrea says:

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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Be says:

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

Michele says:

Beloved is too funny. That is something JR would have said.

What can you say The Young One has talent.

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Lori says:

OMG that story is too funny…made me spit coffee out…lol. Between Beloved and your son, you must laugh a lot!

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Linda says:

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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Jane Gaston says:

I love the way Beloved thinks, especially first thing in the a.m.! It’s easy to see son shares his parent’s genes, lucky guy!

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I am never going to look at a Captain Morgan’s commercial (or the bottle for that matter) the same way again…LOL!!

The Young One’s story is hilarious!! Like stoneskin said, he’s a genius! :)

Happy Random Tuesday! :)

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Angel says:

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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Cameron says:

So that was your dog on my mom’s lawn??? That’s ok, I returned the favor….except, I don’t have a dog. ;)

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great story! thanks for sharing :)

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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..

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harriet says:

Great article.
Happy Random Tuesday!

T&T says:

Your hubbie is pretty funny

GreenJello says:

Random cardinal map direction. LOL!!!

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Keely says:

My dog “does” the floors too. It’s the only reason I keep her around.

That story? Is BRILLIANT.

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Tonya says:

Too funny on the Captain Morgan!! LOL

Great random thoughts.

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Do you hire the dog out to do floors? Mine are slacking. I’m with you on Capt. Morgan. I will never see an ad the same.

The Young One is brilliant! I bet I know where he gets his sense of humor from. No surprises there.

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Laufa says:

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.

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Casey says:

Our dogs sound a lot alike.. mine stands up and shakes off when he wants me to get up. It’s so annoying.

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Rebecca says:

Ok now between the KIA soul and the captain Morgan commercials, I’ll be chuckling while hubby is wonder if he should have me committed???

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Otter says:

I will never see one of those commercials the same again either. Thanks for that.

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Amy says:

That is random… nice blog.

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otin says:

I liked the young ones writing, very creative!

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jaime says:

gotta love the way men think. i can’t believe he thinks a girl on her knees would sell more booze.

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Monica says:

Get On Your Knees Ladies…It’s Captain Morgans Organ…hehe

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ArtSnark says:

Too funny – you give some good RTT.

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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The Young One says:

I don’t wanna write about stories about gay sparkly vampires, mom! :(

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