Saturday, May 31, 2008

*Things to Do at Home When You’re Poor

Well, okay, we’re not poor in a third world sense. We’re not even poor in a this world sense. Well, not yet, anyway.

It’s just that we are bored STIFF. Without extra money for the, well, extras, we’ve resorted to new entertainment opportunities.

Last night we had a sock fight.

We each took one of Brett’s size 16 bleached bright white socks and had a mock sword/sock fight on the furniture in our living room. Terms like “On guard!” and “My name is Inigo Montoya” were used frequently.

Another night, we heard Jimmy Buffet singing Margaritaville on the radio. Brett started humming about looking for his lost shaker of salt, and before I knew it, the radio was on full blast, and we were both karaoke experts belting out the entire song though our open living room windows.

Our neighbors love us.

People have suggested we enjoy the free things in the life like long walks in the park, flitting about the neighborhood, or stopping to smell the flowers.

I hate these people.

They obviously don’t know ME, at all. For one thing, my dislike for the out of doors is well documented. Why would I punish myself when I’m ALREADY hurting? Secondly, any nudge above the 70 degree mark has me sweating like a boar in a fur coat. So, any free time I might have is NOT going to be spent outside. At least, not willingly.

Also for entertainment, we’ve delved back into our extensive DVD collection. Of course, almost all of our DVD’s are intense action packed movies. This means we’re convinced that if we just drive our motorcycle into a helicopter or hack the right computer network, we’ll be set for life.

Thankfully, we don’t have a lot of movies about the lottery.

We also started watching our movie collections. We’ve watched back-to-back showings of Indiana Jones, The Mummy, and the Lord of the Rings. And let me tell you, LOTR is one awfully long movie watched in one sitting. And it made us start thinking of naming our firstborn Arwen or Aragorn.

Speaking of our hypothetical first-born, there is another activity we’ve increased simply because it’s free and able to be done inside.

And, you know, it’s not a bad compensation for being broke.

*this is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the movie Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead for the movie-challenged


Sun-Kissed Savages said...

In some ways, we are TOTAL opposites. Because, you know, I would never go INDOORS if I didn't have to. Give me a laptop and a garden, and I could just live outside.

Oh, and the "other activity" can be done outdoors just as well. Take it from me.

Thanks for the movie reference tip. I never would have gotten that. (Never heard of it, sorry.)

You totally crack me up. I guess I can't suggest hiking, caving, biking, creeking. Hmmm...well, you could picnic INSIDE. Put a table cloth on the livinroom floor, light some candles, and enjoy a romantic indoor picnic.

Other indoor activities: have a Bible study together, read (or act out) plays, lift weights together (are we the only ones who do this?), play GAMES (I LOVE this, too!!, Set movies to Spanish and then "translate" with yur own words.
Just some thoughts... 4:30am. I may have better thoughts later in the day!

CANDICE said...

I hope you never get so poor you can't have air conditioning!! I wonder what kinds of things you would cut out before you would even do that!!

Anonymous said...

Fun post... I like the board game idea....and there's always Dutch Blitz = )

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Tob, you'll have to teach me Dutch Blitz!

Juliet said...

Call your mother up and have her bring you a nice hot fudge sundae! Oh I forgot, we did that. LOL

Cindy Swanson said...

All I know is that I'm going to be suffering intense "Lost" deprivation.

Did you see the finale, Ann-Marie? Whadja think?

Alice said...

Hmmm. You seem to have covered most indoor activities. I like the karaoke one. Stay away from those movie baby names though. A friend of mine's husband wanted to name their son "Argyll" after watching Braveheart or some such nonsense.

You could also check out all the seasons of House and NCIS from the library and get all caught up for fall!

a joyful nusiance said...

Sock puppets wonder you resorted to "other" indoor activities. ;)

Jennittia said...

Fun post!!!! I'm jealous of the "other" activity... coming soon!

Ann-Marie said...

Candice - I would come and live with YOU, of course. If I didn't have any air conditioning!

The other answer is that I would lay in a drawer at the morgue if it came down to it.

Alice! We were just trying to decide what to put in our Netflix queue. We've recently started watching Season 1 of The Closer. House is a great idea, since we are JUST now starting to become fans. Thanks for the idea!