April 13 07

and it sure as hell ain’t him:

(oh, heroes, how i’ve missed you. i think shows should not be allowed to go on hiatus. it’s just not fair to devoted fans.)

no, friends, the hero in question is this:

i’m fairly certain i’ve discussed that the husband is an Xbox addict. He plays online, against his friends, every night after i’ve gone to sleep. yes, i get to fall asleep to the joyful sounds of the husband talking through his headset…”Oh, my god, Jack, did you see that!!” and “Ed, can you hear me?”

sex-ay. i know.

the last few nights, however, i’ve gone to sleep to the rockin’ sounds of the same song…”Mama’s alright, Daddy’s alright, they just seem a little weird…surrender….surrender….”

you see…the husband just got his hot-off-the-press new Guitar Hero II game…and he’s trying to perfect his Cheap Trick. apparently, if you get 100% on a song, you get presents…and who doesn’t like presents?? (although, i’m certain in the gaming world they aren’t called ‘presents’ i think they are actually called achievements or something stupid like that)

anyway, i’ve been laughing at him. giggling as i pass by him in the bedroom, standing in front of the tv, rockin’ out with his bad self with a plastic guitar.

(i should clarify that this, indeed, is the first Guitar Hero. the new one is actually much prettier)

so, i mocked. because that’s what i do. i mock things. a whole hell of a lot. i mock things people wear. i mock the songs they like to listen to. the movies they like. the foods they like to eat. i’m a mocker. sue me.

and then i heard it. he switched songs and on came Possum Kingdom. possibly one of the greatest songs ever to grace my Q101 station back in Chicago, back when i was in high school. obsession is not strong enough of a word to describe how much i was in love with this song. in love with it. and i still am.

and i’m now, officially, a Guitar Hero addict. well…i wouldn’t go that far actually. i’ve only ever played one song (fine…it was about 100 times…but it still was only one song) and i don’t even have a band name yet. i’m thinking Vermicious Knids. (if you get that reference…i’ll give you presents!)

don’t forget to vote!!


i know y’all have to sign up and it’s a little bit of a pain…but do it for me anyway…because you love me. because you really, really love me.

  1. Good Luck to you!! I so loved Possum Kingdom in high school. I still listen to that song on my iPod. “Make up your mind…”


    Comment by Andrea on April 13, 2007
  2. That is funny!!!!
    I wanted to get that actually…for myself.


    Comment by Janet a.k.a Wonder Mom on April 13, 2007
  3. Seriously – in that picture, it looks like Josh morphed into a big man. They look so much alike.
    Funny story – I don’t get the refrence.. sorry. And.. I voted for you!!


    Comment by bella on April 13, 2007
  4. Dude, Toadies and James and the Giant Peach? You’re just a pop-culture diva today!

    (As an aside, can you talk to my wife, please? I’m still trying to convince her that a PSP isn’t the end of the world… I’m not even asking for a PS3 or Xbox… just a PSP…)


    Comment by SciFi Dad on April 13, 2007
  5. That’s from Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator! I read that book when I was a kid and loved it! Thanks for the great Friday Flash Back!

    And you now have my interested piqued to go out and get Guitar Hero because I want to be a Rock Star like you!


    Comment by Karen on April 13, 2007
  6. I’ve been eyeing the guitar hero for my PS2… When you said Possum Kingdom I had to pull out my ipod and listen! Hey – it looks like I’m not the only one!


    Comment by Anna Banana on April 13, 2007
  7. hey i’m so proud of myself computer challenged like i am.i figured out how to vote!


    Comment by LAVENDULA on April 13, 2007
  8. That looks like SO much fun! And now I’m off to vote.


    Comment by Rebecca on April 13, 2007
  9. I voted!

    And that is HILARIOUS. I wonder if they have it for PlayStation2, as that is the preferred gaming system in our household. Cause I wanna ROCK!


    Comment by Sadie on April 13, 2007
  10. my good friend lady m’s son LOVES guitar hero. he thinks it’s the most amusing thing ever. and xbox addict already, and he’s only 2! :-P


    Comment by lara on April 13, 2007
  11. Actually Ali, the whole thing goes more like this:

    Your husband Blackberry: Want to play?
    Jack Blackberry: Meet you on at 10:30, waiting till the wife goes to sleep.
    Your husband BB: K. I’ll call the others.
    (It’s kind of like being in an xbox cult)

    Sometime later that night…
    Your husband: I’ll set up (he likes to be in control)
    Rest of Us: Idol banter discussing the latest gossip while we await game launch.

    In game, randomly heard:
    “That was awesome”
    “You will pay for that.. where are you hiding”
    “You mother___”

    This of course goes on until our eyes are too bloodshot to see the screen – takes me longer, bigger screen. :)

    Oh, to be 17… or to be able to act like that anyways.

    Practice up your guitar hero and make sure to wiggle your ass to the beat, it works.


    Comment by Jack on April 13, 2007
  12. Nice! Never get tired of Cheap Trick!


    Comment by Chris on April 13, 2007
  13. We have the new one. WAAAAAAAAY sexier. ;)


    Comment by Stacie on April 13, 2007
  14. I mock too. It’s fun. Mock away!

    I know if I ever tried Guitar Hero I too would be addicted.


    Comment by Jana on April 14, 2007
  15. Oh, you’ll have to tell your man to check out http://www.scorehero.com . He can brag it up and get all kinds of cool info.
    *cough* My son (who’s 16) 5 stars, 100 percent on Expert.
    It’s friggin crazy. I can’t even SEE that fast!

    This was the one he was proud of: http://img.photobucket.com/alb.....pagain.jpg


    Comment by Kristine on April 15, 2007
  16. Oh we almost bought the guitar hero … we resisted ’cause I knew I’d be hopelessly addicted.


    Comment by Sandra on April 15, 2007
  17. love your blog!


    Comment by tkkerouac on April 15, 2007
  18. He looks like a total cutie holding that little guitar!


    Comment by Chantal on April 15, 2007
  19. I love that song.

    Gonna go download it right now…


    Comment by crazymumma on April 15, 2007
  20. Hee!!! You guys are two funny. the monkey would LOVE that little guitar!


    Comment by Haley-O on April 15, 2007
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