Monday, March 8, 2010

I Really Think You Ought To

It all started with Make Your Own Pizza Family Night. Mine was a gourmet style pizza: whole wheat crust with blended cheeses, broccoli, fresh mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes.  If you have never tried sun-dried tomatoes, I really think you ought to run out and get yourself a jar. I prefer the ones in olive oil to the dried ones, as they tend to be sweeter.  The rest of the Gang did some basic version of a traditional pizza, sans veggies.  I know, how boring is that?!


Shaggy suggested we search @ Dem*nd for "Cool Runnings" - that old Disney movie about the Olympic bob-sled team from Jamaica.  I'd never even wondered about it before, but if you've never seen it (and it's entirely likely that we are the only family on the planet that never had seen it before, from what I'm hearing), I really think you ought to run out and rent it for your family. It was funny, moving, motivational, and OLYMPIC all at once. I do believe it has moved into our Gang's List of Top Ten Movies.  (If we were to actually have an official list!)

Unfortunately, at the end of the movie, when The Boss was investigating just why the fridge circuit kept tripping off all afternoon and into the evening, he felt a drip or two on his head. When he looked up, he saw water collecting and bubbling the sheet rock of our kitchen ceiling.  Yeah. That's our FAVORITE thing to see at 9 p.m. on a Friday night. Apparently the toilet had clogged earlier in the day and then again later in the early evening. NOT that anyone bothered to mention that to The Boss. Who. Was. Working. From. HOME. All. Day.  ALLLLL Day.  If you've never cleaned up a bathroom floor with 1 inch of standing, cold, questionable water at 9 p.m. on a Friday night, I really think you ought to try it.  If you've never washed a load of smelly, soaked bath towels at 10 p.m. on a Friday night, I really think you ought to.

(One of the spots of damaged ceiling.
About 14" x 18" of damage, that we can see.)

With the crisis under control and the floors & baseboards cleaned, sanitized, and anti-bacterialized, we resumed the movie. If you've never eaten Edy's chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream after cleaning up a clogged toilet on a Friday night at 10 p.m., I really don't think you ought to try it. 

In retrospect, it might just have been the thing that put my over-active imagination and my germ/bacteria/cross-contamination phobias in full-out weird dream mode. It was not pretty inside my head at 2 a.m. I had to sleep in Saturday to re-coup some of the sleep loss. I really think you ought to try it.


heidi @ ggip said...

I have never seen Cool Runnings either. I'm going to put it on my queue.

I hope your ceiling gets worked out soon. We've had our share of those type of emergencies. There is never a convenient time!

Aus said...

We'll put the movie on the list - but I'm going to skip the bathroom part - OK? ;)

As for food - not on the list right now - I think some of us poisoned ourselves at the new sushi restaurant we found in Louisville - not a good thing - but we're over the worst of it!

hugs - aus and co.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I seriously cannot believe I read this post while suffering from a stomach virus. But I laughed out loud anyway. And we have yet to see Cool Runnings. We'll add it to our list, but avoid the other stuff.

Salzwedel Family said...

1) I'm with you on the pizza...nummy!

2) Never seen Cool Runnings either.

3) The toilet...ugh...gross. Not cool.