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! 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!


  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.....


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

  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.

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

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

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

  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's fault but my own.

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

  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!! :)

  10. That's hilarious!

    I love the new design.

  11. cute 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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