Saturday, November 5, 2011

Great, now I have to move to Japan…

I know, we just moved, but it can’t be helped.

In other news, I predict as Jon reads this he will stab himself with a fork in an attempt to bleed to death from the tiny prong holes. (Jon if you haven’t stabbed yourself yet, use plastic, I don’t think you are up on your tetanus shot…)

It’s all for the love of a biscuit. A koala stamped, strawberry frosting filled biscuit. I have no idea what they are called, but they look like this:


and they TASTE like this:


And it’s all Facebook's fault for keeping people connected who would otherwise wander the planet trying never to think about high school again, because I? Was a nerd. Actually, I was in band AND color guard. I believe the technical term for that is "double nerding".

I’m telling you, it takes a special kind of person to double nerd, so I don’t think she will be insulted that I never thought I would say that being friends with Deanna Obergfell would ever make me cooler.

She played the french horn, I played the bass clarinet, and together our freshman year of high school we were HOOPS in the marching band. Hoops were, well, exactly what it sounds like; we marched around in formation with thousands of pieces of shiny plastic tied to hula hoops.

Let's just say neither of us were going to be dating the quarterback.

(to be fair, we did have our pick of the drum line from time to time, and don’t get me started on those Osmond’s! You think there were a lot of them on Oprah? you should have seen our school assemblies. Toothy grins as far as the eye could see…)

Anyway, Deanna, the last time I saw her was probably about 10 years ago? I ran into her at the water park right after I got married, and holy cow! She looked better than ever, skinny and great big boobs. Or it could have been at the Halloween party we had at our house that same year, I seem to remember her handsome husband being one of the ugliest dead prostitutes I have ever seen… though, now that I think about it (and remembering something about my husband and tights...), that party may never have happened.

Like high school, only we were legal, wearing costumes, and totally sober. So, sadder.

Agh! Hurry! FAST FORWARD! ---> To about a week ago when I find THIS on the front porch of my new house:


YES, I took a picture. I was happy! I’ve been cyber stalking her adventures in Japan, and when she told me she would send me some weird goodies I was excited…





At the end of a long day, myself and the tired pink baby with uncombed hair  found ourselves tearing through that box with enough glee to power a car. It was the single best assortment of tricks and treats this Halloween lover has ever SEEN!

Which means, of course, that when the kid got home from camping, we opened it AGAIN!

I have pictures, like this one:


and these:


What I don’t have pictures of is some of the expressions on the faces of adult men that I let sample those shrimp chips, or Russell explaining to his friends at school that his ‘package of fries’ are healthy because there are pictures of vegetables on the front.

And the pink frosting koala biscuits… considering relocating my family just to be near them, I think that says it all.

Deanna, not that it would have taken much to make me cooler, but I am officially wearing my sunglasses indoors from now on. When people ask me why, I will pull this out of my pocket:


(I don’t know what it is, but it’s NEW! :)


Deanna said...

This blog just put a huge smile on my face as I read it aloud to Dan. I probably should have read it to myself first, but he probably already knows I was a nerd in HS. Maybe someday we will actually do more than communicate via the Internet. I think we would still get along fabulously!

Deanna said...

Oh, it also was a little strange seeing Obergfell again. It's been so long since that was my last name. I'm sure you feel the same, but you will always be an Evans to me too. Just a little part of merraline obergardy wevenhoffson. Is it sad that I remembered that?

Alissa Rae King said...

I'm so glad you like it, I asked jon if it might make you mad that I was talking about your boobs, and he said, "no, it makes up for calling her a nerd. girl nerds are cool if they have nice boobs." hahaha

Alissa Rae King said...

oh, and you hurt my brain with that merraline obergardy wevenhoffson thing. like pulling a long thread out of my brain through my ear! I can't believe you remember that!

Mike said...

those Koala things are called's_March. I think they are made by a company called "Lotto"

Majority of those things are actually readily available in the states. You can go check out the Mitsuwa Japanese Supermarket in Costa Mesa (down the street from South Coast Plaza)

Alissa Rae King said...

Mike! I will check it out! I'm so used to living it central Utah, I forget to check California markets. Plus Jon pointed out if I move to Japan, where will I go to get my favorite Lebanese food?

Yeah, I think I can hang around cali a while longer. Thanks for the link!

LM said...

Your posts always make me smile! We have our favorite oriental market where we buy shrimp chips as often as possible, I will have to look for some of your other fun goodies next time I am there. Also, there were many pretty Osmonds when I was there too. (And...I was probably a bigger nerd than you.)