Thursday, June 07, 2007

R.O.U.S.'s
Okay... so there is a creature chewing on something in our attic. It sounds big. Hubby is asleep. I wake him to inform him that I fear we have "rodents of unusual size" roaming in our fire swamp. My dear sweet Wesley looks at the ceiling and says, "I'm going back to bed. They don't bother you so much when you're asleep" So, while he's sleeping, the R.O.U.S.'s are gnawing on my feet. Someone hand me a stick so that I can feebly poke at them. You know... just like Princess Buttercup in this clip...

I always hated this part of the movie. First of all she stands there FOREVER watching her "True Love" get eaten. But if you'll notice, she's got some killer boots on! She should use em! A few karate kicks to the face ought to do it. Then, she gets knocked over. She's got a big ol' stick in her hand and what does she do? She tickles the rodent of unusual size with it. Poking is just not gonna do it! SMACK THE DARN THING! I know there's a guy in that there nasty rat suit and they've probably told her to go easy on him, but COME ON GIRL!! Defend yourself! Defend your MAN!! What can I say? I love a kick butt heroine. Hm... so, maybe, instead of waiting for my hero to come save me (after a good 8 hours of sleep) I should venture into the fire swamp myself. Or, maybe Hubby has the right idea... it won't bother me so much when I'm asleep... if I can get to sleep! If I don't post a blog in the next 48 hours, send someone into the swamp after me! And if Hubby tells you that the R.O.U.S.'s don't exist and to just take a nap, don't believe him! Time is of the essence...

7 comments:

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi melissa: wild! i love a kick butt heroine, too. elizabeth in "pirates" is such a strong female character, that impresses me. is that part of the reason why you love the "pirates" series?

hey, i kid you not, melissa, when i read the first part of your post and you said wesley refused to step in to save you from the rat, my immediate first thought was, well, he is not acting anything like that "as you wish" guy on "the princess bride," so it freaked me out surprised me more when you then started to talk about that very movie. wow, like twilight zone! wild. we were on the same wave length in processing through that experience :)

~may your day be rat-free, smile, kathleen :)

ps. thank you for the email! you know i love ya girl!

Heather said...

I didn't get the clip to work, but I TOTALLY know what you are talking about.

Even at 9 I kept wondering why she was being so lame...

SeaBird said...

I would much rather have ROUSs than the fire ants that come out to play at night in our place :) Your morning pop quiz cracked me up!

Leah Joy said...

Just be ccareful of the lightning sand!
cause you will be stuck if your Dear Sweet Wesley doesn't go with you!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My Visiting Teacher served a mission in some of the most poverty stricken areas of Argentina where they regularly ate rats. Now, that's the way to deal with a rodent menace, marinate them, grill them, and host your very own BEN BARBECUE Event!

Katkat said...

rofl I was jUST watching that last week and my son said to her "hit it hit" I want to go into the movie and help wesley myself lol.

eve said...

I feel the same way, there's nothing that drives me MORE insane than a woman standing around and not helping out the love of her life! AAAAAHHHHH!