Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Some great quotes from today.

In band:

The King/Archbishop of Marching Band:  I was camping with Lord Proboscis, and we were talking, and I was like "You know what I want to do?  I want to go over to that little girl right there and say:  'Do you know that oil spill?'  and she'd be like 'Yes.' and then I'd be like 'Well, it killed Ariel and all her little friends!'"
Me:  No, it wouldn't have killed Ariel because she traded in her fins for feet so she could marry Prince Eric.  DUH.  It would have killed her daughter, Melody.
The King/Archbishop of Marching Band:  And King Triton!  He's like the Dumbledore of the sea!
Me:  On the bright side, it would have killed Ursula.
The King/Archbishop of Marching Band:  And Brunhilda her sister, or whatever her name is, Wenchela.
*Insert ridiculous amounts of laughter*
(Then the whole band talked about how we really think that we sound really good on one piece, then we started the piece, and the first note sounded really bad)
The King/Archbishop of Marching Band:  That's the sound Ariel made when she died.
*Even more ridiculous laughter*


The next quote requires a bit of back story.

You see, about a month ago, I went to Rival (Rival being the small town that is home to Rival High School, my school's sports rival) to go to an ice cream shop/teenage hangout place to hear one of my friends (she's already graduated from college, but we'll call her my friend because Facebook says that that's what she is, and Facebook wouldn't lie to me) play music.  We will call her Lady Acoustic.  So, I go to see Lady Acoustic play some of her music at this place and, what would you know, there's some strange guy there who is also playing music.  We will call him King Harmonica (actually, he played the harmonica and the guitar and the piano, so he's really just ridiculous at music)

Anyway, so Lady Acoustic starts playing her music, then King Harmonica starts playing his music, and then they started playing together, because they had apparently know each other for a while, and then a bunch of my friends and I got to thinking "My, they would be a wonderful couple."

And, just like that, the dream was born.

We were bound and determined to get those two together, because it just seemed right.  So, we went home that night, scheming up ways to get them married (because they had to get married and have beautiful musical children.  It was meant to be.)

Well, anyway, we all got back together (we being me, the Stellar Miss Moon, and the King/Archbishop of Marching Band) and we were talking, and the King/Archbishop of Marching Band told us that his mom had told him the King Harmonica was married.

The dream was shattered.

We were flabbergasted.  We didn't know what to feel.  It seemed like all that was right with the world had vanished with the Couple that Would Never Be.

It was devastating, to say the least.

Well, anyway, that was a month or two ago.  Today, in band, after we had that lovely discussion about Ariel and the oil spill, the King/Archbishop of Marching Band came up to me and, very excited, exclaimed:

"King Harmonica's not married!"

And I, being the eloquent speaker that I am, said,


Then he reminded me of Lady Acoustic and King Harmonica and the dream, and I became ridiculously excited.  Then we discussed how they were meant to be together because they already sang duets, and that's how true love works, dang it!  It seriously made my day.

But the Stellar Miss Moon had not yet been informed of this wondrous news.

We decided to tell her together.

So, we waited by our lockers for her to get out of her class, and, when she did, we told her.  Just like this:

The King/Archbishop of Marching Band:  King
Me:  Harmonica
The King/Archbishop of Marching Band:  is
Me:  not
The King/Archbishop of Marching Band:  married!

Then she, being the eloquent speaker that she is, said "what?" and then we reminded her of the situation, and then she became just as excited as we were.


And then we had jazz band.

On the way to jazz band, we saw the Drummer Boy, and we thought that he might be following us, so we made some evasive maneuvers and ended up on Main Street, which should have been fine, because the traffic moves faster there because the speed limit is higher and there are fewer stop signs, yadda, yadda, yadda.


There was a problem.

We were coming up on the one stoplight in town, and it was red.

We yelled all sorts of things at it like "change....now!" and "green!" while we gestured dramatically in its direction.

But nothing worked.

We were running out of options, and the Drummer Boy was closing in on us.

Finally, in one last, desperate attempt, I yelled


And the light turned green, but I didn't see it because I was looking at the King/Archbishop of Marching Band, who was laughing really really hard.

That's about all of that story.  Ten awesome points if you can name the popular American cartoon that "shihakazee" is from.  I'll give you a hint:  the title character lives in an aquatic tropical fruit.  (The fruit itself is not aquatic, but it's location is)

Still can't get it?  I'll give you one more hint:  the opening theme is sung by Painty the Pirate.

I think that that's enough hints.


Some fun facts about this post.  Google does not recognize "Dumbledore,"  "shihakazee," "yadda," "Wenchela," or "Painty" as words.  However, it does recognize "flabbergasted."  These are strange times we live in, strange times indeed.

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