When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go to the Movies

I finally got around to scheduling a thrift store pick up for all of our tag sale leave behinds, so I have been going nuts, picking up my piles of crap and tossing anything that I have even briefly thought about getting rid of into the boxes on the curb.

And in half an hour, we are going to catch an matinée of Iron Man. And I am so having a biggie Dr. Pepper and movie popcorn, Oscar be damned.


Jeanine said...

I heard good things about Iron Man....I of course and heading to see Sex and the City opening night with Christy - so I can't wait!!!

MMM said...

A really fun flick. Hope you guys had a good time!

gilles said...

For some reason, I have a hard time associating you with a hometown. You know, some people (like Niebler) can only be from one place, while others are harder to diagnose.

Until you start talking about "tag sales".

-Fellow New Englander

Sugarmouth O'Riordan said...

I think I had pumped the movie up a lot in my mind, but I did enjoy it a great deal, even though Jody and I had to frequently turn to each other and remark "it's a comic book...it's a comic book..."

Gilles--You're kinda right on with not being able to peg me as I'm a Hoosier by birth raised in New England by another Hoosier and a Long Islander. Then schooled in the Midwest, goofed the better part of my 20's off on the left coast, then three years in SE VA...

What can I say, I get around. :)

gilles said...

While I identify with your traveling, as a Connecticut-raised, Kansas-born son of Southern Californians, I nevertheless must point out that you *CANNOT CALL A TAG SALE ANYTHING BUT A TAG SALE*. Boo-ya.

So do you ever make a "K-turn" in your car? And what do you call a sandwich on a long roll with assorted cold cuts (though I realize that you won't probably eat such a sandwich unless it's tofurkey and tofur-oppacola).

Sugarmouth O'Riordan said...

I have to agree with you on the tag sale thing, even though I've apparently been semi-consciously working to refer to them otherwise since when I say "tag sale" around here, people look at me all "huh?"

I think I've always said 3-point turn.

Re: the sandwich in question, I always called them subs, although if they contained meatballs I think they were grinders. Never heroes or hoagies.

Questions back to you:
* When queueing up, you wait ___ line
* When breaking a bill, you ask for change ___ a dollar

<-- I think those are NYC/tri-state area colloquialisms...

gilles said...

I say "in line" and "for a dollar".

Is that what you were looking for?

What about "disorganized". Mitsy tells me that we're totally wrong using that word.

When I arrived at ND, I called in a take-out order for some "grinders". The person on the other end of the phone had no clue what I was talking about. It was comical, in that I couldn't at first figure out what their problem was.

Mitsy found this Harvard study online one time that was trying to quantify a lot of this stuff by having you fill out a questionnaire. It was pretty sweet. The lasting impression was, "What do you call a drive-thru liquor store?". The last choice was something to the effect of, "what on earth are you talking about?"