Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How I Could Have Almost Went to Jail

You've seen these things right? 
The Christmas/holiday lawn inflatable. I hate those things. Yes, I said hate. Which is surprising since I love Christmas so much. Well I have a funny story to tell you about them and trust me it'll all come together why I'm talking about Christmas lawn inflatables in March.

So one night in December, my friend Erica and I were spending the evening gambling at the casino about 45 miles from my house. She had never gambled before so we headed off to the casino. I of course always have fun but Erica learned quickly that she didn't enjoy seeing her money escape her tight grip (I think this is a quality she may have inherited from her dad).
 
After losing maybe, maybe 5 dollars she was done. She was not having a great time so we left the casino and headed back to town. On the way we started grooving to a mix cd filled with music from at least 8 years ago. We named in music roulette because we had no idea what song would be next. Along the drive, we looked at Christmas decorations and lights. We noticed an awful trend. 

Every where we went there was at least one house on every block that had one of those gawd awful inflatable snow globes or reindeer etc. So being funny we started shooting them with our hands in the shapes of guns. It was like first one to spot it got to fake fire at it. Then I remembered that I needed to pick up a gift for a girl my workplace adopted for the holiday. Where do we stop? The only place open at 11pm Walmart! 

While inside we wandered up and down the isles trying to figure out what to get a little girl besides the requested Bratz dolls (that we agreed looked like strippers)...

and what do we see? The bb guns!!! Did you know that you can purchase a bb gun for less than 29.99? Well you can! We came thisclose to buying one of them that night to shoot the inflatables but we didn't. We showed some restraint and in the end agreed that it would be wrong. Maybe next year. JUST kidding! 

So how does this story just come out now? Well I'm purging a ton of stuff in my house and I came across the Bloodhound Gang cd from back in the day. I posted on my facebook that I was getting rid of it and Erica said this... " That's music to shoot lawn ornaments to."

15 comments:

Krystal said...

LOL -- used to LOVE the Bloodhound Gang. I'll definitely always associate it with lawn ornaments now haha

Sunshinemeg said...

Hahaha! I am proud of how much self control you guys had. I've always wanted to shoot those things myself. I like Christmas, like you, but I just don't see how a huge plastic bubble shouts ho, ho, ho. Those Brats dolls sure shout ho, ho, ho though = )

love jenny xoxo said...

funny story! those lawn ornaments are just about the ugliest things ever.... and I think if they are still up now you definitely have the right to shot them. But at Xmas time, you'd probably get put on the naughty list.

XOXO

Jennifer B said...

I definitely hate those things too. I admit, once my friends and I stole a smaller penguin one and drove around with it in the bed of her truck before my conscience got the best of me and we returned it. But, they are obnoxious.

Also, the Bloodhound Gang CD was great!! You can't get rid of that!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

OMFG that is AWESOME!

Steph said...

Those are over the top annoying. I hate them too.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Bahahahahhaha, that's funny! I hate those things too! HATE THEM! It's a common argument between my mom and I because she has them I keep saying I'm going to poke a teeny tiny hole it one day when she's not expecting it...

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

hahahahahahahahaha.....loved this!

Domestically Deficient said...

Ha! My neighbors once had a corn stock attached to the light pole in the front yard. They left it there until after Thanksgiving. After Christmas. After New Year's. AND after Valentine's Day. So annoying! Finally, I took matters into my own hands and cut it down one night. Rebel. That's me!

Karren said...

HAHAHA! LOVE IT! I hate those things too. There were a few houses in our neighborhood that had about 5 each in their front lawns. It looked so tacky!

caitlin said...

ahha ohmygosh what a great story! love love it! i really don't care of the lawn ornaments- blah! it's too much!

Cole said...

OMG, that's fabulous!! I hate those stupid lawn ornaments too!

Tori and Chad said...

Hahahaha. Can we be friends in real life? But I'm not sure I would've had that restraint.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

hahah that is awesome! I don't like them either!

Amber said...

Hahaha! Hilarious! I almost forgot about the Bloodhound Gang for a minute! I agree about the lawn accessories, annoying and unnecessary!