Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Little John and THE Boat

I hopped over to The Cubicle's Backporch a few days ago and saw that someone had googled "how to build boat in cubicle" which eventually brought them to her site. For the record, as far as I know she has not yet written a tutorial on how to build a boat in your cubicle...much less WHY to build a boat in your cubicle. I'm am going to go out on a limb and say that person is feeling the need to get away.

But anyway, I was immediately reminded of Little John. My brother in law Brandon was previously a tattoo artist, and a pretty darn good one at that. See...

One Saturday he came to the apartment my sister and I shared at the time, to pick her up, and asked me if I wanted to tag along to a tattoo parlor where his friend Little John had asked him to do one of his tattoos. Being ultra-cool and having a happening life of my own I said "nah, I don't need you fool!"


OR NOT, I had nothing to do, so along I went.

My first impression of Little John was that he was actually Big John. Big hairy John. He said hello, then he said "you have any Cherokee in you?"

Being blue-eyed with curly light brown hair, I should have known better, but I didn't. 'Nope" I replied.

"Want some?"

Ew. I don't think I even knew what to do, I can't remember. I blocked it out. I remember Brandon and Emily laughing. Meanies.

Little John proceeded to tell me a story about a boat that he had built, a beautiful sailboat.

I asked him if he takes it out on the water very often.

"No" he explained, 'I built it in my basement, then I realized I couldn't get it out, so I had to take it apart."
Huh, no kiddin', it didn't fit up the stairs and out the door? Crazy! I totally would have done the same thing! Or...you know...not.

Wouldn't you just have loved to be a fly on the wall when he realized that the boat was stuck in the basement? Ah...I can only imagine the colorful language!

12 comments:

  1. Very interesting to have been that fly. Great post Bekah.

    Hey I noticed the ad on the right hand side was for Zellers, that is a CANADIAN company. So of course I had to click on it!!!
    Hope that I made you some money.
    And I am so sorry about the link to you not working in my blog, I have tried at least 10 times, it just won't work. But they can type it in.....

    Jen

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  2. oh no problem! please, if anyone understands blog issues right now its me! no worries!

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  3. No need to type in the whole URL, Muddy Boot Dreams - people can just copy and paste...

    Ew - to Little Big Hairy John... but, oh, how I guffawed at the thought of him with his boat in the basement.

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  4. Oversized boat in the basement!! Too funny!

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  5. This is a great story and you tell it so well!

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  6. What a guy! I've been having issues getting your blog to come up. Finally got it to work for me. Yeah!

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  7. That sounds like something I would do. Seriously....well I did it.

    We did a kitchen remodel, finished, and guess what....we could not fit the frig. in the spot it was too go....the frig was to big. Well, we had to buy a smaller one, and I live with that mistake everyday....I miss my BIG frig. and hate the new one....no one's fault but my own.

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  8. that guy is both disgusting and an idiot. but funny!

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  9. That's too funny!!! I can't imagine what it would have been like to see his face when he realized he couldn't get the boat out the door!! :)

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  10. That's hilarious!

    I love the new design.

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  11. cute story..you got a whole new look now! I noticed the new banner the other day..well done.
    You have some type of a google glitch..gave me an error message(Goggle error) and had to reload the page..may be just a one time thing? :)

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