Saturday, February 16, 2008

Boxers 'n' Briefs: Back In The Twaddle Again

It's been a while, hasn't it? Oooh, so much has happened I hardly know where to begin. But when last we punned, Christmas was upon us. Let's begin there, shall we?

We have a Christmas tradition in our house. On Christmas Eve, the kids get to open one present of their choosing. Normally, the kids (naturally) pick the biggest and least-likely-to-be-underwear present. But THIS year, they were in for a little surprise. I passed out to each of them an identical package, and set down the ground-rules: when I said "go", they were to unwrap their presents as quickly as possible, and the first one to "use" the present wins. They had no idea what I was talking about, or what "using" the present would entail, and were a little flummoxed by the fact that I had a package of my own, just like theirs. But I didn't give them a chance to question it, I just yelled "GO!"

Wrapping paper went flying, and in a few moments the kids were all staring down at their presents: unpackaged, pre-loaded Nerf Ball Guns. It took a few seconds for them to realize what they were supposed to do, but Juli (13) was the first to get the right idea, and turned and popped John (18) right between the eyes. After that, all heck broke loose, and we spent the next 45 minutes in an all-out guns blazing Nerf war extravaganza! And there is nothing like ganging up on Dad to bring the kids together as a team. Of all the wonderful presents and great times we had over Christmas, the Great Nerf War is the one they are all still talking about. Next year, though, I think I'm going to step it up a notch - paintball!

What does that story have to do with AQ, you may ask? Simple: I got the idea from a post by Florida Sunsets. It's amazing what great things come out of this community! Thanks, Florida!

As I am sure you all know, January 1st marked the start of Ryan's Florida escapades. In his absence, Ryan has graciously allowed me to watch over AQ. I started my stewardship quietly, subtly, and almost secretly, with the launching of "Wassa Quest"... though not everyone was behind me on it.

January also brought with it a very mini-meet that was big on laughs - I got to meet the infamous BigRed1. BR1 (aka "the guy who always says 'stay safe'") lowered his standards and raised his elbow with me, and I think San Jose may never be the same.

Also, I am pleased to announce that the Official Winners of the Glorious Boxers'n'Briefs Patches at this year's Mountain Mysteries Gathering were... Shoafsters & Somebunny! So there, you have been mentioned, and are now eligible to have them. How's THAT for putting the cart before the horse?

But enough ancient history... let's get down to what you REALLY came here for, shall we?

1) Vroom Service.

2) Expensive? I don't karat carves good!

3) Marry Christmas!

4) Fiskar? I hardly even know her!

5) Practice Quest

6) Ummmm... huh? Oh wait, it's pre... that explains it!

7) A little wet lie never hurt anyone...

8) It's time we had a series discussion.

9) That's what I'm torquing about.

10) Your pad or mine?

11) I gotta get me one of those.

12) When in doubt... make a list!

13) Leave it to lisascenic to find THIS one!

14) Nowhere to go but up!

15) Water these doing here?

16) It's all about being PREpared!

17) Everything You Always Wanted To Know About PZKut...* (but were afraid to ask)

18) Photographic mooseterpiece.

19) For those of you following along at home...

20) City City Game Game, we love you!

21) Doesn't the Cover Article your fancy?

22) Not stopping, just paws-ink.

23) Building instructions.

24) Ferrari action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

25) He philately refused to take an interest in rubber stamps.

26) What's worse than a bad Limerick? Two.

27) Adorable? Those kids are as skewed as can be!

28) Boys will be boys.

29) How Dewey find this one?

30) Flushed with excitement.

31) And suddenly I heard a loud Ringling in my ears...

32) I have enough trouble with the First one!

33) Sung to: My Favorite Things

34) The nice thing about "Standards" is there are so many to choose from!

35) Did I happen demention I saw him live?

36) The usual self-indulgence.

37) Isn't this guy supposed to be in the wilderness???

38) THIS is too cool...

39) Ooooh, intriguing!

And don't forget, registration is now OPEN for "We Live and Breathe Letterboxing"... sign up soon, it's going fast!!

And as usual, if you have been linked to or about in this B'n'B (or ANY B'n'B), just send me an AQ mail telling me which blog/post#, and I will send you instructions on how to obtain that most dubious of all honors, the "Boxers 'n' Briefs" patch!



At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey wassa, thanks for the laugh! Glad you didn't "shoot your eye out" at Christmas, lol! Nerf Wars rock!
Florida Sunsets

At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have mentioned it to you plenty of times but still haven't received my patch. Hummph!

My address is on my AQ profile..hint hint hint ;)


At 1:44 PM, Blogger StarSAELS said...

Okay, now I HAVE to know what was in the message linked to in #34...

At 2:01 PM, Blogger wassamatta_u said...

I guess that's what happens when you block certain boards!!
Sorry, StarSAELS... but just unblock LTCs momentarily, and you can see it. Or create an alias with nothing blocked.

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Pre said...

I'd just like to remind everyone that I was born on April Fools Day.

"This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four."
Mark Twain

Unless you're an Official Fool, in which case: Only *one* day a year only do fools get to seem "normal."

All is not *always* what it, at first, appears....

Chaos and joy.
A stamp or so,
Left in my wake
(And even that can change,
and often DOES...)
as often as I can
wherever I've been
Sometimes a work-in-progress.

At least wassa pre-tends to play along, bless his wittle nerfy heart!

Czech back with me often to play!

Otherwise I just look like a total wack job

snort ™

I can live with that! Can you?


Just playing around


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