Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Stop Calling

Stella: I think it runs in our family's genetic makeup to answer the phone like a crazy person. For some reason unbeknownst to me, I cannot help but speak in a funny voice or break out in a random song when the phone rings. Perhaps after all of those years of being conditioned by our father to behave this way it is inevitable. If any of you have ever called our house then you know what I mean. We actually just got caller i.d. about a year ago.. Before that my dad, (and brothers,) would answer the phone acting as retarded as possible and we would have no idea who was calling. Some of the times when it was particularly embarrassing we would all sit and cringe and hope that the phone was not for us. But having caller i.d. has not stopped us from acting like complete lunatics. I fear that we all get worse as we get older.

 Loki: "I've got a pocket got a pocketful of sunshine

I got a love and i know that it's all mine oh oh oh oh
Do what you want but you're never gonna break me
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me oh oh oh oh

Take me away a secret place
A sweet escape take me away
Take me away to better days
Take me away a hiding place"

Yes, well sometimes I call and either dad or TMC answers and wants to be funny and speak crazy, and I just don't want to listen to it. Although I usually just play along with them and start to also speak in whatever accent it is that they are performing for the day. I think we are weird. Oh well, I like being weird. They should put us on a TV show... We would be great entertainment for some! Really.. They could base an entire show around dad, and we would all be minor characters in his show.

Can I also mention that the movie quoting is getting out of hand? I am beginning to think the only way for Batman and TMC to communicate is to do it through movie quoting. Now that's weird.

Stella: By the way, the song that Loki was singing is the same song I sang to her the last time she called and I answered. I really couldn't help myself. And yes, sometimes I get annoyed when I call the house and have to put up with the charades. I will demand to talk to mother in my most stern voice. And we all know... the family is afraid of my angry voice. :) The movie quoting has gotten quite ridiculous.. I do agree. It's like everything you say has or was or must be a movie quote! I can't even keep up. Batman always tried to put movie quotes in his college papers. I would be editing them, (What a great sister I am! Even though my dad says I only do it because I have OCD...) and would run across several lines that I recognized as song lyrics or lines from movies. When I would confront him about how idiotic they sounded or how irrelevant they were, he would retort "Well they're SENTENCES!"

Loki: We should watch some girly movie and carry around the transcript with us and only speak in the movies dialog around those boys. Maybe they will get annoyed and then stop quoting movies themselves. Although I think everything we do around them annoys them. I can't be in the same room with Batman without him going ballistic on me and baiting me into an argument. He apparently gets some sick pleasure from making me mad and I guess because I was out of the house in his prime adolescent years he feels the need to make it up by debating his older sister. It really is quite irritating to me... and I would like to just end the argument by punching him. I would have done this when I was younger... and arguing with him makes me feel like I am 16 again, (but not in a good way like I would feel if I could fit into size 3 jeans again.) His wife just sits there and stares at me and because she is in close proximity to him it makes me want to punch her too. (Maybe you should take that part out.)

Stella: No, I'm pretty sure that won't work. The Man Child does indeed watch all the girly movies too, and can quote chic flicks when necessary. He probably lists it as one of his "talents" and "skills." Oh, TMC. That's my new favorite saying. It brings a chuckling (almost gurgling...) laughter out of my mouth. Now on to discuss Batman. Yes, I do think it is his goal to make me feel inferior to him everytime we are in the same room together. Perhaps he feels it is his brotherly duty to remind me that I'm.. A. Unemployed, B. Single, C. Living at home with my parents, D. 30 lbs heavier than I used to be. I guess maybe he thinks I forgot those things and is just trying to be sweet and remind me. Maybe his intention isn't malicious and cruel?!! I think Blondie doesn't know what her role is during these arguments that Batman starts. To defend her mate? To quiet him like a mother would? So I think she chooses to be silent. (Oh, and I forgot .. E. Childish & Gossipy)

Loki: Please note that Stella inserted on my behalf the part about fitting into size 3 jeans. I never fit into size 3 jeans. Seriously, I was born with hips. I remember buying size 7 in middle school and being horrified. Anyway, yes... You are right. TMC does watch the girly movies. Maybe we should make up a movie and pretend it is the funniest thing in the world.. and then see if they catch on. Either that or I can just avoid them both for awhile. I'm sorry you do not have that luxury. I guess you and Bella could move into the computer room at my house. Although then I am sure we would be fighting like cats and dogs and then you would just want to bad mouth Big T and Blue. That darn baby laughing all the time. haha

Stella: I choose to be silent.

What's your favorite movie quote?


  1. Your brothers are NOT against you! I think you both are being a little sensitive. It is just that Batman defends TMC when Stella or Loki rag on him. I know it is all in fun, but then the defending gets ugly and feelings get all a twitter.... and it is just silly. You 4 darling children of mine are all grown up now. (TMC Is almost NOT a teenager anymore ).. so time to quit the scabbling and just enjoy each other. I don't think any of you wants the others to feel less or inferiour. We all LOVE each other and ARE BLESSED. MUSH MUSH :) oh, and yes.. your father is a nutter but what fun we have had, huh? :)

  2. I'm pretty sure that is NOT a movie quote Bess.

  3. My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the armies of the North, General of the Felix legions, loyal servant to the true Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.- Gladiator
    I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries - mounty python
    Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. and, As you Wish. -The Princess Bride
    and my actual fav quote........ drumroll please!

    and movie quoting i think is a very endearing quality of mine! and you 2 just need to stop being so hateful and our family gatherings will have alot less bickering :P
    hey you realize the only thing mentioned more then me is motherhood and work????? hmmmmmmmm! i feel so special!

  4. "What if I'm not the super hero, but I'm the bad guy?" And I would need Smalltown to help with the next one, any would do from Out of Africa. I have a terrible memory so unless I just heard a quote and wrote it down and said it every day forget it. And I have more favorites from the movie above but alas, can't think of them, however I'm sure Stella or Loki could help. Can you tell them I'm not reading them anymore?