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Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Stranger

This week's GBE2 weekly prompt is "The Stranger" and at first, I wasn't sure that I'd be inspired to write anything that could tie in w/ that.  Especially after wearing out my fragile pea-brain over the last month during the A-Z challenge.  Then last night happened.

Our friend Chrissie initiated regularly scheduled game nights b/c they're always a blast, but had been few & far between for quite awhile.  So every-other-Wednesday we get together to drink wine & play games.  This time it was our turn to host game night at our house, so I grilled up some hot dogs & we settled in w/ the wine and the game, and all was as it should be.  Until halfway through the game when I had the bright idea that we should TP another friend's house.

I'm sure by now you're not only questing my maturity, but also wondering how in the hell this ties in w/ the weekly prompt.  To that I say: 1) you're only NOW questioning that?!  and 2) quit being so pushy. I'm getting to the point!

The Pink Flamingos maiden shopping voyage
You see, I have been known to get a little crazy, particularly when around people I'm comfortable with.  However, I am not the type to go mobbing down to the dollar store at 9 o'clock at night, buying toilet paper & douches.  If I were to do the aforementioned random shopping trip, it most certainly is NEVER my idea. This person that suggested such an adventure is a stranger to me.  I don't participate in such foolishness, let alone instigate it.  But that is exactly what I did.

9 of us piled into our 7 seat van (Chrissie & I rode in the trunk area), hit the dollar store for supplies, then cased our target's house by driving past it 3 times.  We saw the curtains in their front window were open, but we were able to park up the street a little & approach from the side so as not to be caught.  We parked, jumped out, and proceeded to unravel nearly 24 rolls of toilet paper on our poor friend's van & yard.  I wrote "love you buddy" and "fist bump" on the windows of his van in shaving cream.  (The term "love you buddy, fist bump" is a group joke.  We say that after we've just insulted a friend to let them know it's all in fun.)  As a parting gift (as if tp & shaving cream weren't enough), Chrissie's boyfriend stuck a pink flamingo yard decoration into the ground & I left a douche on his windshield.  Then we ran back to our getaway vehicle before our unsuspecting friend knew what hit him.

For that "not so fresh" feeling!
As we got into the van, laughing & wheezing, we all sent our friend a text that said simply, "love you buddy, fist bump".  Then we decided to hit another friend's house b/c they lived nearby & we still had a couple half-used rolls of tp to dispose of.  When we got to that friend's house, we saw their blinds were open, too, so we snuck up, tossed the rolls, and ran as fast as we could back to the van.  Again, we sent the obligatory "love you buddy" text & headed home to finish our game of Quelf.

We received threats of retaliation, gave our group a name, "The Pink Flamingos", and agreed it was the most epic game night we had ever had.  I don't know who the stranger was that took over my body & suggested such a crazy plan, but I'm glad they showed up.  That stranger has an open invitation to all game nights from here on out!!

15 comments:

  1. There will be retaliation...this of course means war...


    Love ya buddy *fist bump*

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  2. That brings back memories - - the TP'ing, of course. I don't think you should ever be too old or too mature to not TP :)

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    1. I was anticipating it & I will retaliate. Hahaha!

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  4. Yep yep yep it's fun and tp until someone gets dog poo in a flaming bag on their front porch...or dog poo perfectly stuffed under that lifting part of the car door handle.
    he he he he

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    1. Hopefully I can keep the group away from resorting to poo. *lol*

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  5. SO cool! A few weeks after our son bought his house, the hubs and I TP'd it. He returned the favor--with gusto. So we went to Sam's Club, bought a HUGE roll of plastic wrap, visited our son's driveway in the middle of he night, and wrapped his whole truck (over, under, and all the way around--multiple times) in plastic wrap. The thing looked like it had been shrink-wrapped.

    It's been 9 years and no retaliation. I think we're in the clear. :OD

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    1. Hahaha! I love it!!!! I'm definitely going to need to invest in extra rolls of plastic wrap!

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  6. I do not like practical jokes... never have.

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    1. Not everyone does. The 2 friends we pranked were both people we knew wouldn't get mad. It would be mean-spirited to go after someone who doesn't appreciate practical jokes.

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  7. Pink Flamingos, love the name and love the idea of planting them on friend's lawns. You go!

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    1. Our friend came up w/ it after he bought the pink flamingo for the lawn. He even went so far as to start a fb group, so I'm thinking our game nights are going to become game/prank nights. :)

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