Wednesday, April 18, 2007

TV Tramps And Drive-In Girls

Who's What's On TV Tonight?
(Uh...Lost, CSI and Medium)

My friends Tony and Kathy were preparing to leave town before Easter for a well-earned rest in Key West: scuba-snorkeling, Hemingway's cats, and a lot of rum. I had wanted to capture them on one of the web cam's situated around town, but I was under the gun to get so many things done in a defined span of time that I failed in that effort. This is my "thank you for thinking of me."

Tony had a birthday while he was gone, and Easter would be missed (Happy Birthday, Lee) so our group of friends were sending out last minutes greetings and gifts to cover their departure. Tony and Kathy also knew I was facing surgery last week. Just prior to going in, these arrived in the mail. I've created captions using the text on the postcards from the tanned duo, now back in dreary D.C., followed with my reply:



This Movie Has Been Rated: _____
("G" For Get Back In Your Car,
Yer Blocking The Screen)


A Good Pair Of Bongos Makes A Great Sound
(I have Red Metallic Bongos...
This Is Where Lee Says, "Of Course You Do.")


Turn Up The Music!!!
(Yanno...I was just reading, that we all need
to continually have a music soundtrack for
our lives: an ever evolving list of songs we can
be listening to, as each phase of our life changes,
that reflect those times. I can't remember where I
read that...Rolling Stone? Soldier of Fortune?)



Let's Dance!!!
(P.s. guys...I actually know how to cha cha.
I learned when I was twelve. Don't ask.)



She Also Supplies Cheese On Her Cracker
(I know who wrote this one...but is the cheese E-Z?)

Wish You Were Here!!!
(surprised Tony didn't write "her.")



...and then there was this: Peeps Lip Gloss Keychain.

Peeps are on on-going joke in our social circle. We have taken them on trips and created photo essays. Thanks Tony and Kathy. I'm marshmallowishist! Mwah.
















This Easter I attended a large gathering, and I took purple Peeps to teach the children how to blow them up in a microwave. It was a huge hit. This is Tyler before setting the group record of his requested eight minutes of charred Peeps. Thank God I have a loving friend/hostess that didn't kill me for this one.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Postcards are a wonderful way to keep in touch with friends you love whether you're on vacation or just are thinking about them :)

Short and pithy rule the day.

ThaiMex1 AKA Tony

8:06 PM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

Peeps and a cute kid? What a good time! Good to have you back, Madame Cube. Woot!

8:20 PM  
Blogger Hammer said...

What a positively Cubtastic post. Nice to see ya around the block, kiddo!

I was just reading, that we all need
to continually have a music soundtrack for
our lives: an ever evolving list of songs we can
be listening to, as each phase of our life changes,
that reflect those times. I can't remember where I
read that...Rolling Stone? Soldier of Fortune?


It sounds very Hornby-esque, but I'm sure it predates him. I always liked that idea and went so far as to determine mine a few different times. About half the songs changed each time, and the other half remained constant.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Megarita said...

Damn I love those postcards. Shame CLub! Shame Club! I hope you're well on the mend. I hope all that microwaving is good for you...?

11:30 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Obviously you heard about the soundtrack thing from us - we made a whole series of videos about it! (Duh!!)

Those postcards remind me to ask you if have seen (or desire to see) the movie "Grindhouse"? An homage to the B-movie culture, it's done very poorly, but I really enjoyed it. I think most people will focus on the story when they should focus on the style of the movie.

The faux-previews are worth the price of admission by themselves.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Just clarifying my statement - Grindhouse has done very poorly at the boxoffice - I don't think it was made poorly.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Tony: You and Kathy were the inspiration for the piece, obviously. You are very caring friends.

Momentary: I was going to blog about that Easter day, but ran out of time. I still need to send everyone there the photographs, after Photoshop..maybe this weekend.

Hammer: Well, pure High Fidelity, but I do believe it was in an issue of Rolling Stone.

Mega: The kids had a blast. We did a lot of fun things that day.

Phil: Since we've been emailing back and forth on this, I just hope you enjoy Quantity Postcards n San Francisco:

http://qpfans.com/catalog/psdbi/intro.html?TEMP_PARAM1=retail

8:29 PM  
Anonymous hedonistic pleasureseeker said...

I LOVE those vintagy things! Pulp fiction book covers make good imagery for certain blog posts, hahaha.

By the way, I've tagged you for a meme!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Loralee said...

http://www.hanttula.com/exhibits/bunnies/episode1.htm for T&K.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

Ah ... the good old days when "wife swapping" was really off the hook. We're all so self conscious now - we could never write these books these days. We're way too sophisticated.

What a shame!

11:11 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

brazen hussies! like the pizza and bongos idea. thanks for the birthday predictions!
;0p

6:08 PM  
Blogger laurie01 said...

Just like what was mentioned on the blog, a pair bongos makes a good sound. Well I say, one bongo is enough to create a good sound. As long as you know how to play bongos, it would make good music.

12:43 AM  

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