Friday, October 16, 2009

Tripping Balls (Happy Friday)

Dude. (Quite possibly my favorite way to start any sentence.) I had a touching post all ready to go for today, all about Zoey and love and love and Zoey and how very much I love me some Zoey and love and then Zoey. But when I went to download the photos that were necessary to illustrate the 1000 other words my computer looked at me like bitch, please.
I employed every trick in my arsenal of IT technical prowess, i.e. I pulled out the little pluggie thing that connects the camera to the laptop and blew on it a few times. No dice. So Happy Friday from this-- who is that anyway? Flash Gordon? Hercules? Phil Spector wearing a page boy wig? Anyone?

xo,
S

18 comments:

Jen said...

Dude. I thought I was the only 30 something year old female who used that word way more than I should. Nice to know! Happy Friday!

Carolyn said...

It's He-Man, baby!

Petunia Face said...

He-Man! Yes, of course. Honest to god, it was on the tip of my tongue. You don't even want to know how much time I spent trying to figure that out, Googling "comic book hero man with blonde page boy." Phil Spector is the only thing that came up!

Dude.

cathi said...

Happy Friday to you too...you are too funny!

my favorite and my best said...

by the powers of greyskull!!

Simply Mel said...

Dude, at least you know to blow on the plug!

Jules said...

He-Man, wow. Haven't thought about that guy in a while.

And, yes, (as you know) I start many a sentence with Dude. When I really want to hammer home the point, it's DUDE.

Oonafey said...

My co-workers pick on me for saying Dude. I guess it's not very professional and all, but whatever, Dude!

Brandi at Duel Living said...

Susannah,
I was re-reading some of my old blog posts tonight. I was having one of those blogger "why do I bother doing this" moments and came across a comment you made to me (which I must have missed the 1st time around..since I don't get many). You picked me up for the umpteenth time (most of them you probably don't realize). Thank you for being a great "IT" girl for me. I read your comment and realize that I still want to live "out loud". Thanks again.

Sophie Lorraine I said...

Dude! It's like verbalising an exclaimation point.
"Tripping Balls" makes me think of weed and "tea-bagging."
Not exactly the most pleasant of things...
But they go together like PB+J (judging from the parties my friends had in my earlier youth. :)

krista said...

hahahahaha...i had some sort of comment all planned and then i read sophie lorraine's comment and laughed so hard, i giggled the comment right out of my head.
weed and teabagging. that's exactly how i'm going to explain tripping balls from now on. dude.

Vanessa said...

Is wrong that I'm annoyed that you don't know that's He-Man? He's the best. I can feel my heart break a little...

Scribe said...

Dude! I loved that Skeletor. He rocked the whole "I can see every rib" look!

Judy said...

O.K, Simply Mel.....I can't stand NOT to ask....What the Fuck is "Blowing on the Plug"? I am at the deliriously must know stage by now. Put me out of my oh so uncool misery as fast as you can and I'll be a happier but no less embarrassed woman of a certain clueless age!
Judy/Mom/Grandma Glitter/Passe

Petunia Face said...

Mom--Don't worry, you're not missing out on knowing anything. "Blowing on the plug" literally means to blow on the plug of an electronic when it stops working, i.e. when you have no idea how to fix it so that's all you can do.

Patti-atti said...

You know that you use the word "dude" too much when your boyfriend's coworker says "did you girlfriend just call you dude?"

And also "Did you just call your girlfriend dude, man?"

Dude. He-Man's awesome. (I had the one where you punched him in the chest and his chest plate would flip over with big gashes on it.. oh yeah, that's right - my sister got the She-Ra dolls, and I got the He-Man ones.. maybe that's the reason my boyfriend calls me "dude".)

mosey along said...

Not being a native Californian, my go-to exclamation is "Buddy!" I know, I'm so uncool.

sherri said...

dude. best way to start a sentence for sure. I'm 40 and still start many a sentecne that way. found you via lil' bee and adding you to my blogroll promptly! tripping balls image cemented that decision.