It's hard to have a blog and remain vague. Anyone who reads it will get board pretty quick unless they are well acquainted with my life and all the goings on in it.
I will endeavor to be less vague.
I have a good friend named Allison. Trust me, it is weird when we get together and I am chatting up a storm with a gal who I call by my own name. It's a good thing we look nothing alike or I'd start worrying that I was going nutty and talking to myself in the mirror.
This pal, Allison is a funny lady. I don't think she has a serious bone in her body and I take my physical health in my hands if I do something as simple as eat and be near her. Choking is a hazard as well as fluids being snorted out my nose. In rare moments I think I am safe from her hilarity and I get proven sorely wrong. She is a sneaky devil.
Regardless, Allison and I went to go see Tintin at the theater with our boys (who all get along famously). I would think that sitting in a dark room with movie trailers booming over the speakers would render her under the category of "harmless". It doesn't. She leans over and says:
"Damn, the sound in this place is freaking loud. It's going to blast out my eardrums." (or something along those lines because I am only getting snippets through the explosions and emotional music of the Red Tails trailer)
I reply very articulately with, "Uh huh."
She then leans in very close to my ear where I absolutely cannot miss a single word and says, "I was at a Justin Bieber concert once and I put tampons in my ears it was so loud."
What the hell?! "Why?" I say, because I am strangely unable to formulate anything more eloquent.
"It was freaking loud, that's why! I asked some strange fourteen year old girl for a tampon, broke it in half and stuffed the pieces in my ears."
To this, I am thinking that I don't have any tampons to offer her if she wanted one and wondering why she is telling me this all while laughing like a hyena. But, still, I am lacking on classic responses and I end up saying, "Didn't it make your ears itch?"
Yeah, I know. I am an idiot when it comes to unexpected conversations, but what the hell was I supposed to say??? "Did it work?" My mind was preoccupied with the mental image of a 40 year old woman asking a complete stranger for a tampon and then stuffing said tampon in her ears. Needless to say, the kids in front of me turned and gave me a glare for my very noisy snort laugh.
Ah, Allison. May your ears forever remain sensitive to loud noises!