Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Mood Well Earned



I'm making this disclaimer right up front: I'm in a not so good mood. I was trying to watch a new DVD, but nooooooooo -- the garage band behind me decided to have an unscheduled practice this evening. They usually do it on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I wasn't counting on having to put up with that tonight. They're so loud that it drives me freakin' nuts. I'm not kidding, they're so loud that when they're at it I can't talk on the phone, have a normal conversation in my home, or hear the TV without turning it up so loud it gives me a headache. And forget trying to read, concentrate, or ... write.




You Are a Christmas Sweater!

Over the top, colorful, and totally flashy.
You're not afraid to be a little tacky.



And now, a new and improved "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

On the first day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
A vulture in a dead tree.

On the second day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.


On the third day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
4 mangy birds
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
5 grunting gnomes
4 mangy birds
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
6 geese all pooping
5 grunting gnomes
4 mangy birds
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
7 sharks a circling
6 geese all pooping
5 grunting gnomes
4 mangy birds
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
8 maids a shooting
7 sharks a circling
6 geese all pooping
5 grunting gnomes
4 mangy birds
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
9 ladies fighting
8 maids a shooting
7 sharks a circling
6 geese all pooping
5 grunting gnomes
4 mangy birds
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
10 lords a stalking
9 ladies fighting
8 maids a shooting
7 sharks a circling
6 geese all pooping
5 grunting gnomes
4 mangy birds
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
11 pipers pimping
10 lords a stalking
9 ladies fighting
8 maids a shooting
7 sharks a circling
6 geese all pooping
5 grunting gnomes
4 mangy birds
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
The Bad Elf sent to me
12 dilettantes posing
11 pipers pimping
10 lords a stalking
9 ladies fighting
8 maids a shooting
7 sharks a circling
6 geese all pooping
5 grunting gnomes
4 mangy birds
3 salmonella hens
2 rabid doves
and a vulture in a dead tree.


Results of the December 2nd meme, extraneous additions in parentheses:

O'Connor looked back and saw (Sister) Auburn watching them from the front porch.

"My husband liked his women pretty and compliant," (Mrs. O'Connor said as she walked away with her new paramour.)

(Sister Auburn had a glimmer of understanding of the woman's sentiments as she relieved O'Connor of her Brownie leader post) Yet at the same time the council declared the following with respect to the church (with which the Sister also agreed).

"Supercat," she announced (with a wry smile to the gathering shadows on the empty porch).

(Oh, well, she thought; I have other matters to think about.) Other scouts and scout leaders will doubtless be interested in the events at Jackson Hole.

20 comments:

RexZeitgeist said...

My offer to beat anyone up that bothers you still stands....I hate 'neighbor noise'.....

I am a very quiet, friendly, and respectful neighbor...but piss me off and all hell is gonna break loose!

RexZeitgeist said...

Have a gin and toddy!

RexZeitgeist said...

"You Are Socks!

Cozy and warm... but easily lost.
You make a good puppet."


WTF?

Serena Joy said...

Oh, goody! Prepare to take on the rock n' roll band. They're actually good, but if I want to hear loud music I want to hear it in a bar, not in my home.

Yuck, I can't drink gin, not since a ... dare, a long time ago.

Warm and cozy socks, huh? The "puppet" part definitely doesn't fit. Therefore, it was simply one more effed up quiz.:)

RexZeitgeist said...

ahahahahha.....I am the least 'puppet like person' I know.....


I am one hard headed SOB....

I am in a mood as well....My Fantasy football league got hijacked by someone with a grudge......

3 1/2 months of work, down the drain because the kid I appointed commisioner, lost his mind with hate for another player....

And I was far and away in the lead.....

Serena Joy said...

If there's one thing I know, it's that there are jerks and halfwits all over the place. I know, it's impossible to avoid them all the time. It's just a damn shame when they mess up your stuff and ruin it for everyone else. Maybe you can start it back up again without that cretin.

RexZeitgeist said...

I am trying to take it out of his hands, but very likely impossible....Fantasy Football has to many components to it, to easily move....In reality it is ruined.....

No matter what happens.....even if I and everyone else capitulated to the 'bad guy' the league is still invalid because of his illegal moves.....


Have you ever had a bad day? I am working on a bad 2 years....

waaaaaaaaaa

Serena Joy said...

Well, that just sucks. I'm sorry he trashed it. Is it too late to start it over again?

Who, moi, have a bad day? Yeah, I've had one. Or two. LOL.

RexZeitgeist said...

Yea, the playoffs start tomorrow.....Pretty much to late to start over...

This one guy, Stir, has been irritating 'R8' for the last three weeks...It finally boiled over when R8 rescinded a legal and honest trade out of hate for Stir...one that I was part of.....


The entire league was my idea, I let R8 be commisioner because it gave him responsibility in the blog.......

Serena Joy said...

I've seen that 8 guy around your sites; thought he was being pretty pissy lately. It stinks when stuff like that happens.

RexZeitgeist said...

Live and learn....that is for sure...R8 said I was his 'idol' (maybe not the right word, but close) for setting him straight about racism against blacks and that is why he joined the blog....

Now, he selling us all down the river for nothing....

The internet is making me a jaded person.......

Liz said...

I'm socks too.

And interestingly enough, when my children were small, my toes used to talk to them.

Perhaps I shouldn't have said that out loud. Easily lost ... yes.

Nice 12 days!

Kanrei said...

All depends on the movie. They might have done you a favor.

=D

Kanrei said...

I don't like these polls any longer.


You Are a Losing Lottery Ticket!

Full of hope and promise.
But in the end, a cheap letdown.

Southern Writer said...

I'm a freaking fruitcake. I guess that explains a lot to you, huh?

Didn't know birds could be mangy.

Now, about that band. I have a solution, although not an immediate one. Do you buy your eggs in the old "cardboard" containers rather than the shiny new foam ones? Know anyone who does? Start collecting them and donate them to the band. Get them in on collecting them as well. It improves the acoustics for them, and silences the noise for you. All they have to do is cover the inside walls of the garage with them (can you say stapler?). I'll bet if you got online and asked for help, you'd have enough in no time at all. Or maybe, you could contact an egg commpany who still ues them, find out where they get them, and purchase a bunch. They can't cost that much, seeing as eggs are only about a $1 a dozen.

Kanrei said...

SW and Serena,

The egg cartons is a great idea. You can also use the eggcrate bed covers. They work just as well. It is what my band did in college.

Serena Joy said...

Liz, I get lost absurdly easily, too. I don't know about this socks thing, though. LOL.

Trust me, Kan -- my vibrating, aching head told me it was no favor. And I WANTED to see the movie -- it was Dead Man's Chest.

Okay, that does it -- I'm looking for a better class of quiz.:)

Damn, Lesia, if freakin' fruitcake was one of the answers, I should have gotten it, not you. LOL. Birds and mange, I don't know. They get flea-bitten, though, but that just didn't seem to work as well as mangy.

Thanks for the egg carton idea. I had no idea they were sturdy enough to work as soundproofing.

Rain said...

I love a garage band, but you have rights too. I think you should complain to them or to someone in charge of the building or neighborhood. It is not fair for you to put up with that.

Kanrei said...

If it was Dead Man's Chest then they did you a HUGE FAVOR! Trust me when I say that 2 1/2 hours is way too long for half a movie.

Serena Joy said...

I don't think it's fair, either, Rain. Something's got to give, that's for sure.

Kan, Kan. I saw the rest of it tonight, and I adored it. Johnny Depp in dreads and a pirate hat, Orlando Bloom in tight britches -- what's not to like?!:)