Monday, July 31, 2006

For Bo (Updated with Picture, No Thanks to Blogger)

Teri and the cool guys 1986
Oh, this is funny. I can't even think of a good opening line. It's a good thing I'm not doing this for a living, eh? So, Bo has been hammering me because I've been a Very Bad Blogger and haven't posted since the Dawn of Time. ::Appropriate Look of Contrition:: Sawwy, honey. Does this mean I can count you as my first groupie? (insert appropriate ASCII winking face here) Really, I've just had Writer's Block and Performance Anxiety. (Ya know, the British have something with the Capitalization of Certain Important Words in a sentence. I heart it.) Firstly, I am just not my best during the very long SoCal summer months (it can last through October down here.) Heat and sweating make me irritable. Add to that the universal worries about blithely hurling a third of our income back into the face of corporate America, dealing with the vagarities of the Tween mind, wallowing in the guilt of an ineffectual housekeeper and failed birthday card sender, and various and sundry petty little distresses (petty because, hello, I've got it so good compared to the majority of the world)and you've got the longest run-on pity party known to the literary world. Yeah. So. Hey, it gave me something to write!

(insert Clever Segue here)

My fabulous best friend from high school, Mandy, took time out of her busy schedule (2 adorable, very active boys!!) to find and scan some pictures of us/me from high school. The picture above (Ed. note: or, more accurately, the picture that will appear above whence Blogger decides to cooperate. Please check back later.) perfectly illustrates that I am a geek and always have been slightly goofy. This is probably why I didn't date much. Mandy called this one "Teri and the Cool Guys". Notice who is smiling in a most uncool manner. I am, I think, looking very good in my Banana Republic shirt and Levis, though. Too bad I couldn't scowl.

In other news, The Girl is getting her tonsils out tomorrow, poor kid. But since this will require copious amounts of ice cream therapy, she's not too worried anymore. Bonus for me: I get a couple of days of no talking back. I will only have to endure the eye-daggers.

So, dear readers (and Bo!), I will bring this long awaited post to a close.

Live Long and Prosper.

25 comments:

bobealia said...

I'll be your groupie!
It's just, just... I count on you. For some reason, I'm hard on you, and my real-life friend, Vickie, at www.laundryonalondonline@blogspot.com when you guys don't blog regularly. I'm a hardass. Really, it's a compliment because because because it's just because I come here and check for new posts like every day, so .... yeh, I'm a groupie.
Anywho, I had my tonsils out when I was sixteen and I was out for a month! My throat got infected right after the operation. It was horrible. I will not expect you to post for at least.... a week because you will certainly be at her beck and call the entire time.
xo

bobealia said...

PS-thanks for the post.
I'm a big fan.

Teri M. said...

LOL! I Heart Bo!

Ack - don't let's even THINK infection. I'm planning on keeping her doped up on Tylenol PM for as long as I can. (I am so kidding, people. As far as you know.)

And thanks for the push. :D

Mama P said...

Teri, I've said it before and I'll say it again. You are a great writer. If you don't want to post every day, don't worry about it. Even if you're letting all of us down. Even if you're letting yourself down because deep inside you know you're as good as all those butt kissing Blogher babes who write about "oooooh those shoooooes!" and bla bla bla. Of course, I like all those blogher babe's writings, but yours is just as good. I like it better, in fact, because it's more real. There's nothing I hate more than fake hair and stick bodies complaining about gaining 2 pounds. (Though you're probably a stick and a freak about that, too, and if so, sorry.) I'm totally rambling.

hannah m. said...

YAY!!! eye-daggers......O.o.....the bird just sqwauked......jeez bird just scare me like that!!!


hehe


YAY!!!! i ♥ infection....(not!!!)

hannah m. said...

im still not in your links!!!!!






*eye-daggers*


ha!




♥u

Teri M. said...

MamaP: Aw, you make me blush. Thanks. :) (I do Internet-know a couple of women who went to BlogHer that I think you would probably like. So mmmmmaybe next year?)
And, uh, yeah - noooo stick body here. Part of why I've avoided posting pics, frankly. But I'm working on it!

Hannah-bug: You is funnygirl. (and we've had the link discussion.)

Jen said...

As one who "knows" you irl, I know you are very literate. I have to agree with MamaP about your blogs being "real" and "good." I admit that I am not quite the groupie that Bo is, but I do check in at least every week and I look forward to seeing what you have to say next.

Bo - positive thoughts about my niece's quick recovery only please :-)

Katherine said...

Weren't you the cutest little high schooler! I love to capitalize Important Words that aren't really Important, too. When you get the eye daggers I think you should give eye daggers back and see what happens 'cause moms never do stuff like that do they?? And then report to your internet groupies!

archshrk said...

Tell Bo (and the others) it was all due to the heat wave. ANyway, glad to see you posting again.

bobealia said...

Forget Tylenol PM, when I got my throat infection after the operation they put me on liquid codeine for the entire summer. I read books the whole summer, and I can't remember a single one.
Also, now that the pic is up, I LOVE they guy with the vest/shirt who looks like he belongs in a Mollie Ringwald movie. And by love, I mean, I'm laughing me ass off.
Does everyone think I'm a stalker??

hannah m. said...

what link discussion???

hannah m. said...

hehehehe arent i on codeine???? i wonder if i will remember books ill read....

Teri M. said...

Katherine: Awww, thanks. But Not Very Cool! I'm definitely an "eye daggers back" sort of Mom. Awww, thanks. But Not Very Cool! I'm definitely an "eye daggers back" sort of Mom.

Jen: Well, you are contractually obligated to say stuff like that. LOL!

Archshrk: It is! It is! (and thanks :D )

Bo: turns out the prescribed pain medication is laced with Codeine! I don't know how much, though, because she is still being ornery.
I can't for the life of me remember that guy's name, but you're right! On the far left is Marco Perez and next to him is Greg WhoseLastNameICan'tRemember, but wasn't a particulary good kisser.::ahem::
We'll stick with "groupie", it sounds less creepy. Cuz yer not creepy!!

H-bug: Alright, alright. Sheesh. And frankly, I don't know that the codeine is all that effective, cuz you're being a butthead. INGEST MORE FLUIDS YOU BRAT. I say this out of love.

hannah m. said...

HECK NO, I WONT GO!! HECK NO, I WONT GO!!!! HECK NO, I WONT GO!!!




wuv oooooo!!!!

Teri M. said...

Do you see what I have to deal with???

hannah m. said...

*sing song voice* my blog is on your links....my blog is on your links.....

hannah m. said...

Cheer Up Emo Kid!!!



:] :)

Mandy Klevenski said...

Gasp! Teri! I can't believe you forgot Greg Davis' last name! Didn't we stalk him for awhile? Just kidding! And anyone reading Teri's blog ... don't believe a word of this "I was such a geek" crap. Gimme a break! Teri was always the sultry, stylish one ... that "come hither" look wasn't just in that one 12 year old photo of her. (Sorry if you're reading this Dave). In my opinion, the lack of dating was a direct correlation to the parental control. Wasn't the prom the only dance you were allowed to go to? Yeah, Teri had a fan club ... groupies of her own. ;)

hannah m. said...

HEY! is that the mandy i kno?

Mandy Klevenski said...

Hi there Hannah ... it is I. ;) I think I saw you last at your Nanna's house and the time before that you sung a song from Oklahoma to me at your house and showed me your pet lizard. Sorry I didn't get to visit you last time I was out. Maybe I'll be out later this year and I'd love to see you both again! I hope your tonsils feel better. Love you!

hannah m. said...

HI!!!!!!!!!!!





YAY!!!!!!!


♥ ya 2

Teri M. said...

Mandy: Ooooh, right!! As soon as I read that I couldn't believe I'd forgotten it either! What? We couldn't help that we had to walk past his house on our way home, right? Too bad he ended up being a bit of a jerk. Since Hannah will be going to an all-girl's school, we won't have to worry about that whole dating thing until she's, I don't know... 25? LOL
Wow, you made me blush. :D

H-bug: Yer a goofball, child. Hee!

Mandy Klevenski said...

I was totally joking about the stalking thing. ;) I will say in Greg's defense that he was having a rough time since his Mom was dying of cancer ... I learned this when I took him to a KISS/Iron Maiden concert after we graduated. Rock on! He he. ;)

Teri M. said...

Ok, now I feel like a bit of a jerk. But hey - NO ONE told ME. ::sniff:: ;)