Over Christmas, I stood in the middle of a dirty and crowded Wal-Mart aisle for twenty minutes considering whether or not to buy a toy moped that matched the cat-like Monster High dolls my 9-year-old niece has. I mean, this thing was pretty damn awesome – you could decorate it with stickers, the black ‘paint’ was super shiny with zebra stripes, and I knew her dolls would look really awesome zooming around on it in their cute dresses and their perfectly high-lighted hair flying behind them. She’d love it. No doubt. I knew this would make her Christmas. Until Alex pointed out that it wasn’t what she asked for.
I honestly felt a little bit disappointed. I looked forward to her opening it, then asking me to play with her. Then, I realized there’s a 98% chance I’m teetering on the brink of insanity because I thought it was so cool I considered buying the damn dolls and their matching moped for myself. Nobody would know, right? Alex wouldn’t tell my secret. A 29-year-old married woman starting her own Monster High collection… that’s not too weird or anything. (Except…it is 100% weird as hell and someone should have busted into that Wal-Mart and bitch slapped me across the face two times. Once for thinking of buying it. Twice for going into Wal-Mart in the first place.)
The truth is – I don’t think I’ll ever grow up. I still zip my high-heel boots up over my hidden Batman socks. I prefer seeing an animated family movie over any other genre. Feeding the ducks and making a stuffed animal at Build-A-Bear seems like a great afternoon. A game of Clue and hot chocolate tops off the perfect night. I don’t know how I ended up so weird.
Which leads me to a… Fun Fact: People with awkward and weird personalities tend to make the best friends.
So… anyone want to come play a rousing game of Clue with me while Finding Nemo plays in the background? Bonus – I even have some peppermint hot chocolate leftover from Christmas to share.
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I am the same way with my little pony.
I’m a fan of those, too. Loved them as a kid. Love them now 🙂
It’s even better for me. I’m a 66 yo grandpa, so I get to buy toys for my young grandkids, and then get down on the floor and play with them. You know how Grandparents are, they often don’t get what the kids want, they get what they would like to play with. I am anyway.
Grandparents are fun like that :). I loved when mine played with me when I was young. Even when it wasn’t a gift I particularly had my eyes set on. Great memories! It’s nice to have an excuse to play with kids to toys, too haha
I used camo action figures to create our Christmas card one year and one lady accused me of playing with dolls. I had to tell her twice, “They’re ACTION FIGURES, damn it!”
Go for it. I think they’re pretty damned cute.
Okay, action figures are NOT even comparable to dolls. Lady is crazy. That sounds like a pretty awesome Christmas card
I wear elmo socks with my boots. 😀
Haha yes! Elmo is pretty awesome
I’m loving those boots.
Pretty chic for a doll. Right? I wish I had that much style lol
I have those boots in red and also black.
That just shows how much cooler you are than me lol.
Obviously. Only kidding. I have a knack of putting all the wrong things together in an outfit and yet somehow, they come out looking almost better that way. I am a fish mash of whatever is the least fashionable.
I’d pay Clue any day of the week!
Clue is awesome!
Yes, it is! One of my all time favorite games!
Oh my gosh. Can we be friends in real life and not just the Blogosphere?!
You are a fantastic human being. Although I might vote for playing Settlers of Catan while the animated Anastasia plays in the background! 😉
YES. Do you live in North Carolina? Haha. I loooove Anastasia, too. Especially the music in it. Great choice 🙂
Ah, of course you live in North Carolina! Because you’re awesome. I’d live in North Carolina if I didn’t live in Texas 😉
Yeah we could totally be best friends! (Btw hubby and I played clue with our couple friends over the weekend…I’m pretty sure hot cocoa was involved too)
Okay, I’m pretty jealous. We need couple friends lol. Perfect night
Awesome! Finally, someone who will appreciate my PEZ collection! And (turns red and hides face), I recently bought my gingerbread man a Superman T-shirt at Build-a-Bear. Is that weird? Thanks for visiting The Embiggens Project!!
Not weird at all. Pretty awesome, in fact 🙂
The one in the red boots…Looks like the lot lizard that knocked on my door at a truck stop one time!
Is that a fun way to say hooker? I like it! Never heard that one haha
Oh I am in so in for Clue, Finding Nemo, and hot chocolate. Sounds amazing!
Being an adult is severely over-rated.
100% agree lol. So overrated
Sounds like a hell of a good time!
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I don’t think it’s weird, anyway. I haven’t got into the Monster High series but I could see myself doing so.
They are pretty cool. 🙂
Secretly, I like to play with matches… What really burns people up, is that I don’t see anything wrong with it. Once when I was 6 years old on acid, I tried to touch a camp stove flame because I thought it looked like a flower. After that, I thought it best to go ahead and take the acid… I think the mopeds are way cool! Just take diet pills… They’ll be a perfect fit in no time :O)
You seem like quite a bad influence haha. Jeez! Stay away from acid, okay?
Oh I’m way too old for that stuff now! I’ve down-graded to Herion. LOL! Truth be known, I’m somewhat of a health freak! People throw veggies at me for punishment :O( Then when they leave, I make a salad :O)
Mmm salad 🙂
I love weird! Weird is an absolute blast.
When I go into Hot Topic (and I do whether my kids are with me or not), I’ll find something I like, but I inevitably have to stop and ask myself whether I can really pull it off or if it’ll just make me look goofy, like I’m trying too hard. I get a kick out of the sales girls because they approach me with a bit of caution and ask if they can help me in a way that says, “Are you looking for something for your kids? Or are you one of THOSE guys?”
Haha. Okay, I’m with you on Hot Topic. It’s awesome in there. I haven’t gone in awhile, but now I feel like venturing in there. My husband loves their band tshirts lol
I do too. I had to break down & buy a couple of band shirts. They’re too cool not to.
So – wait, you didn’t buy it? Hell, I haven’t grown up and I’m 46.
When my son was little I’d color the menus they give out at restaurants because he wasn’t interested – now they have Coloring Books for Adults, but those don’t interest me.
I didn’t buy it… But I think I’m going to now lol. I love kids coloring things at restaurants. I also like the adult coloring books though. I’m curious why you don’t you them?! 🙂
I’m not sure why. I think I prefer to do my own doodling and coloring. Or I’m just too cheap to buy them and stick to the free handouts at restaurants 🙂
Understood haha. I don’t know if I’d buy a coloring book either. I got them as gifts so I was lucky 🙂
I’d accept them as gifts!
OMG…you sound like my kindred spirit! 😉
Thank God for “grown up” coloring books. Now I can color and pretend to still be mature 😛 Although I may be giving the game away with my oft-stated goal to topple my son’s record of totally kicking my behind in Stratego (he got it for Christmas). I will destroy his battlefield!!!!
Stratego is amaaaazing. I used to force my husband to play all the time until he got sick of it. Such a fun game. I hope you win 🙂 muhaha
My favorite movie EVER is The Incredibles. And I have a Spiderman on my desk with 67 points of articulation (so he can do yoga AND flip off annoying coworkers) I have a ton of toys on my desk….
The Incredibles is pretty great. I’m excited for the sequel. I love a Spider-Man that can give someone the bird. I wish I had a Batman capable of that lol. Jealous
Seriously, how super is a hero who can’t flip someone off?
I like Clue, well mostly I like the little weapon trinkets . . . . they are cool.
I love peppermint hot chocolate.
Woo. Hey, that’s was my favorite part of Monopoly as a kid. All the metal game pieces. That little dog was cool as hell
you’re weird, but it’s cool, we all are 🙂
Haha true…. Very true.
Go buy it and have fun. My 30 something kid gets toys every BD from his wife. I think they are hideous but you only get so much time. Enjoy!
Haha hideous. It’s true. Life’s short
I guarantee that you don’t want to watch me in a Just Dance challenge on the Wii!
Well, you saying that makes me WANT to watch you bust a move to Just Dance haha
Weird and awkward is only a problem to the normal and boring. While monster high doesn’t do much for me. If it takes away the world and balances the mind and spirit, wrap the zebra stripes on that bad boy (or bad girl)!
It’s nice to be awkward and color outside the lines (see what I did there? Ha) Nobody wants to be boring
Some of us saw the lines as repressive to their artistic development. I’m still working on that development;-)
Very repressive 🙂
Never actually heard of monster high before! But I’ve not been in the US since 20011 so it makes sense that I’m behind.
Now, if it was a Harley and not a moped, I’d have been tempted! Or maybe a Vespa, those have cool-factor.
Hubby bought me FOUR board games for Christmas. We’ve played one – Train Conductor. It’s hard to find games for just two people!
None of the rest sounds odd at all. I wear New Rock boots and spongebob hair ties. Meh!
Four board games? Lucky haha. A Harley would have been badass. I definitely would have invested the money if it was a motorcycle!
I love peppermint hot chocolate!
It’s the simple things in life, right? Mmm
My son got a full size trampoline last year from Santa. He was 2, and hadn’t learnt to jump yet. Cant imagine what Santa was thinking
Haha. Does he use it now? It seems like fun 🙂
now he can jump yep. Strangly I have always wanted a trampoline and Santa was nice enough to bring me one
Hmm.. Funny how that worked out 🙂 good job, Santa
I know how good is he :-p
Love Clue – and peppermint hot chocolate. 🙂
I read & write fiction for teens, watch stuff like Marvel: Agents of Shield, talk to my pets & random animals (like the little spider in the shower this morning) and yet I’m mid-40s & work as a receptionist where apparently I’m meant to be an adult ;
It all depends on your perspective I guess – I think overly-serious people are seriously weird, myself!
They are a bit weird, I agree 🙂
At 78 one of my favorite things is to play “Loopin Louie” or now the updated version, “Loopin Chewy” with the younger grandchildren. They really get into it because I scream and groan and cheer and hiss while playing it. I confess that I do enjoy a good game of poker with the older grandchildren…..taught a 13 year old granddaughter how to play one Christmas Eve.
Viva la weirdness!
I’m not sure what Loopin Chewy is. I’m going to have to look it up 🙂 but poker, I’m with you but 100%. I love poker.
Fun Fact: People with awkward and weird personalities tend to make the best friends. so true
Seriously, Get what you want, Girlfriend and don’t be ashamed. You only live once. Plus, yours talking to someone who bought a gigantic Darth Vader that talks from Walmart before Christmas, and just recently an expensive Fake Sheep. Pleased to meet you, new friend.
You bought a fake sheep?! I’m pretty jealous now. Haha
I am right there with ya! Swap out parcheesi for clue and it’s a good night for all!! 😉
OH, parcheesi is awesome too! Good choice 🙂
Thanks for stopping by the Swamp. I’ll come play Clue; The Squire has relatives in the Asheville area. I really enjoy board games and jigsaw puzzles. The hot chocolate sounds good, but do you mind if I leave out the peppermint? I’ll even bring my American Girls, and we can play dress up.
Once you hit fifty, nobody can make you grow up – and I am waaay past that.
Ohhh, I love American Girls. They were my favorite when I was little. Sounds fun 😀