Thursday, August 20, 2009

Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

You know how every once in a while you're having a conversation and a line from a movie comes to mind that would just go right there perfectly? I had such an instance tonight.

There are the popular movie lines that people use like "I'll be back!" from the Terminator or "ET Phone Home!" from E.T. There are classic lines like "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" from Gone with the Wind or "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore" from The Wizard of Oz.

But tonight, tonight...I pulled something rather obscure from the air and it fit so totally perfectly in to the conversation that Frank and I laughed heartily while the kids just looked at us like we had gone insane. I love that look!

We're finishing up dinner and talking to Nick about his college entrance exam that he is taking in the morning. We were talking about nerves and how nervous he gets and I compared it to his first day of work. This led to a lengthy discussion of what "technically" was his first day of work. After about ten minutes of tenseness - orientation wasn't the first day, the first day at the register was his first day, according to him - Frank put his fork down and looked at me and said...
"It's Astounding!"

(Hee-hee, here's where my random thought process from Wednesday morning kicked in. Teens of the late 70's and 80's sing along!)

So I then looked him right back in the eyes and in all seriousness said - "Time is fleeting...Madness takes its toll...But listen closely...Not for very much longer...I've got to keep control" and at that point we just broke out laughing!

I mean, the the boy's argument was astounding, time truly WAS fleeting and I wanted to get up! But the discussion wasn't ending any time soon which was when madness was beginning to take it's toll on me, and OH! how I wish he would listen closely!! I knew the conversation couldn't go much longer and that, as the rational adult in the conversation, I had to keep my cool!

So here's to you Rocky Horror Picture Show!! I thank you for 29 years later, STILL bringing laughter and song in to my home!! For those of you still unsure of what I'm referring to, those are the introductory lyrics to "Time Warp" from Rocky Horror.

Ah, good times...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks Stacey, now I have that stupid song in my head! But, I love you anyway!

Unknown said...

i would've loved to see his face when you said that all serious like...priceless!

jenn said...


Roo said...

LOL!!! I think it's hilarious when things like that pop into one's mind!!! And just like this situation, you need the release lever. Thanks for the laugh.

Sherri said...

Oh...I can just picture the expression on their faces. I think I may just have to go rent Rocky Horror and watch it with my son now...with all the props. How can anyone NOT be exposed to such cinema in their lifetime?

BTW---I just saw in your profile that you live in Wake Forest? I lived in Raleigh for 7 years and Wake Forest for 4 1/2 years. We moved in 2004 to NH. Small world:)

FYI-I just had to type "horypecr" on your word verification for my comment. What in the world is blogger thinking?

A Lil Enchanted said...

LMAO.... Sherri's captcha was hilarious!!!!

And great job on the Rocky Horror quote at such a perfect moment!!! No one gets it when I say "Dammit Janet"... oh well... it'll just be own lil inside (my head) joke. Sarah and I should watch Rocky Horror this weekend... she wants to watch True Blood again... tough choice...

Now see what you did Stace???lol

A Lil Enchanted,

P.S. My captcha is asish

LazyCrazyMama said...

LOL!! Love it! I'm a huge fan of the rocky horror picture show :)