Monday, July 28, 2008

The spookiest (and possibly the dumbest) post EVER!

The following is a true story. No names had to be changed to protect the innocent, as there were none.

(This may not be as funny to you as it was to us - but we roared.)

First, for effect, and to showcase my strong nerdlike tendencies, queue up the following music to add to the air of suspense.

{Redhoodoos donning her 'ghost story' voice}

Late Saturday night, around midnight or so, me, Todd, and Elora came home from seeing "Dark Knight". As a side note - the joker in this movie is a tad bit creepy. So, we were already a little bit special.

It had been hours since we had had our internet fix, so of course, we race to the computers, knocking things over that are in our way and not bothering to turn on any lights.

Todd and I were at the main computer looking something up - not sure what, and it doesn't really matter, because my fingers get a little thrill when they caress the keyboard - even if it's a site about Armenian clowns.

We were busy looking at something when we heard a noise.

Remember, it's midnight and we just saw a scary movie and the house is dark. I might be embellishing a bit - but I think there was lightning in the distance. Yeah, we'll say there was lightning.


We heard a noise outside.

I thought it was the sprinklers and didn't mention it.

We heard it again. And again. And again.

Slowly, Todd and I look at each other.

We discuss the possibilities.

Me: It's the sprinklers.
Todd: No, they go off at 11.
Me: Hmm
Elora: Maybe it's the tree by our house.
Todd: We don't have a tree by our house.
Me: Hmmm.


Todd: Well, let's go check it out.

2 thoughts jostled around in my head.
A) Why do we have to go check it out.
B) Why does my manly man want us to go with him to check it out? I'm not accusing Todd of being scared or anything. I'm just sayin'.

We crept out the back door to find the source of the very creepy sounding noise.

We huddled near each other like a mass of jello - any noise would have surely sent us jiggling!

Try to imagine three very grown (and hopefully rational) people practically glued to each other, creeping ever so silently to the side of the house.

In defense of my man - he was first in our little line.

We crept to the side of the house and found the source of the noise.

And we found......


This is where the laughter began.

Turns out that the neighbors tent flew over their fence and was caught between our fence and our house.

The laughter continued and of course Todd said things like "Ha ha, you were so scared".

So, to really showcase my nerdlike tendencies - I asked my husband and daughter to re-enact the events that occurred that fateful Saturday night.

As you can clearly see, Todd thought it was a dumb idea.

But because he loves me, he obliged! Elora is just a sweetheart and can't say no!

(I can't look at this picture and NOT laugh my head off)!

So there's our very scary story.

Sorry I'm a nerd. Now you can go back to reading important and meaningful blogs.


Frumpy Luv said...

You are seriously on a roll with CRACKING ME UP!!!! (sorry, the music never came on for me ....) but the effect was the same. So so so funny.

I am still laughing as I too am caressing my keyboard .....

Mother Goose said...

::howls with laughter:: Oh my, if I could have been there to see the look on your faces when you discovered it was the TENT!!! hahahahahaa

btw, did you like batman??

"Q" Tips, "K"razy fun and daily "L"ife said...

Ok , seriously you crack me up, I am starting to wish I were your neighbor so that I could see all of your hillarious antics, and Todd's reinactments.LOL!

da Bergs said...

Music and ALL!!!! What a great post!!! I love it! You crack me up! AND, THANK YOU for having your cute hubby and cute daughter re-enact for us so we could SEE them scared!!! HAHAHA! LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

that is sooooo HILARIOUS!! i love it!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan said...

Okay. Way way funny there. I have never seen a reinactment quite like that. It was a great visual.

I can just imagine how scary that tent was. Glad it wasn't occupied or something. That would have been the real freaky part.

Way to give me a boost in the evening. LOL

Anonymous said...

Peeing my pants here!

I love the reinactment! What great sports they are. They look totally into it.


Mandi said...

Fantastic!!!! The look on your husbands face in that photo is priceless!!!!

Yep, Heath Ledger as the joker is a very scarey thing........

Anonymous said...

To get the story straight, the sound was a long scratching sound on the side of the house. There was no pattern to it. It would just happen. I went to investigate because the ladies in the house were nervous. I, the great protector, then discovered (from looking out a window of course) that it was a tent. I went outside and took them with me. It was still very funny. I am still wondering where the campers are?


COMcewens said...

Pretty funny! LOVE LOVE the reenactment!!!!! That was priceless!

The Despain Gang said...

LOL; that was so great. I love the reenactment--too good! I haven't seen Dark Knight yet but everyone is talking about so I'll have to check it out now. :) I love this post--made me laugh and smile and slightly scared at the beginning! ;)

Tasha said...

Seriously, Todd and Elora are real sports. While this wasn't quite as funny for me, I still enjoyed the part where Todd and Elora let you take pictures of them trying to look scared!

ktmay said...

the way you write is so funny. you could write a book. this was way funnier than most of the "supposed to be" funny books i have read.

Mechelle said...

Love this. We have all been there. Glad you all went and checked it out.

clue to my riddle: The man came from a hot air balloon. By why does he have the match in his hand?

alyssa said...

*chuckle chuckle* I would TOTALLY be freaked out by this, even if I hadn't just seen The Dark Knight.

Michelle said...

OMH you are killing me JLW! You never cease to amaze me with these stories of yours. I'd like to follow you around one day for a "Day in the life of Jodi", seriously.

kitchenditcher said...

This was absolutely hysterical and props to the fam for being willing to re-enact the moment! If your hubby and Elora could choose an actor to play them in this scary scene, I wonder who they would choose? Maybe a post in the making??? lol... LOVED this!!!!

julie said...

Love the music and I heard the movie was intense. Not for me. If my kids can't see it then I can not see it for sure!!! Even if they can see a movie I still may not be able to. Just not the gutsy type! Call me chicken and I will take it as a compliment!!!

PS I think you are cool no matter what you say.

Paul and Karlie said...

Jodi, you are freaking hilarious!!! I've enjoyed reading some of your posts every once in a while. I finally got with it and started working on my own blog. I will have to email you the link. I linked your blog to mine so I could keep up with it better. I'm sure this will bring many hours of enjoyment for me as you just have a way with words!! :)

Lisa said...

I have been lurking on your blog for awhile--I logged on the first time because of the name---way cool. I had no idea it was an actual word! I haven't commented cuz I feel like an intruder but this post was just way to good to stay on the sidelines. I feel like I have found a kindred spirit! I thought I was the only one who ever made their family do a "do-over for a photo op! Your husband and daughter are awesome--and I love his anonymous post. You all sound like "fabulous find people"--would you mind if I linked you to my blog?