Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Clash of the Carbohydrates

Scott had a birthday last week. Now he is 34 years old, just like me. I told him I thought we were officially middle-aged now, but he said that doesn't happen until you turn 45.

I like his way of thinking.

We decided to celebrate by going out to dinner on Friday night.  On his actual birthday night (Thursday), I sent him off to the driving range and to see a movie with one of his friends - "Clash of the Titans."

I haven't seen it yet, and I'm not sure I want to.  Not because I think it looks dumb or silly, but because I'm a fiercely loyal fan of the dumbness and silliness of the original.  Love it - cheesy special effects, mechanical owls, talking statue heads and all.  So I don't know if I can accept the remade version.  However, I do want to see that one part where Zeus goes "RELEASE the Kraken!!"  Because that just looks awesome in the commercial.

So Friday night rolled around, and Scott and I headed off to dinner at this little joint called The Pink Poodle.  It's an oooooold-school steakhouse in a tiny town in Iowa.  To get there, we drove until the interstate ended.  Like literally.  The interstate comes to a stop, you turn left, and there's this little restaurant right in the middle of nowhere. 

On our way there, I grilled Scott about "Clash of the Titans."  Was it as good as the original?  Was the plot the same?  Was Bubo in it?  Was Medusa still scary as sh*t? Was it totally awesome when Zeus said "RELEASE the Kraken!!"?  Luckily, we had a 45 minute drive so I got to hear all the details before we finally arrived.

Now by the time we got there, I was hungry.  First, because the drive was long.  And second, because I'd starved myself all day in preparation.  A granola bar for breakfast + a bagel for lunch = room for a 12 oz prime rib plus bread plus salad plus a baked potato for dinner.  Amen.

I could not wait to eat.  Unfortunately, our waitress was a bit busy when we were first seated, so she didn't come over to our table for awhile.  So I food stalked other people's tables, watching their prime ribs and salads and bread loaves being delivered.  I could barely focus on anything.  My blood sugar was dropping precariously low.  I reached for the only food available - a basket of crackers in the center of the table.  I struggled with the package of crackers, trying to get it open.  I didn't think I could do it.

And then Scott said, in a voice that sounded just like Zeus himself:

"RELEASE the Cracker!!"

So I did it.  I released that cracker.  And I haven't stopped laughing about it since.

Clash of the Titans will never be the same again.

33 comments:

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I love those one-liners that just crack you up!

I posted a FB status earlier in the week about some workmen showing up, unannounced, in my backyard and waving to my kiddos through the window...which of course sent them OVER THE EDGE into hysterics. Thanks, right? Anyhoo, a friend commented, "Oh, that's terrible! I mean, what if you had been naked?!"

Wha??? Naked??? Like, in the middle of the day in my DEN? But it still makes me laugh just to think about her reaction!

Aging Mommy said...

Very funny!! Your husband was so right, don't waste your time eating those crackers! Funny, I do the same thing on the rare occasion when we get to out and eat an adult dinner alone and more or less starve myself all day in anticipation of consuming large quantities of adult, not pasta food for a change! My downfall is the bread basket - especially if the bread is good, as once I start I can't stop!!

critical crass said...

an old school steakhouse called the pink poodle? interesting.

and yeah, that last part is pretty funny.

Sadia said...

I love that you and Scott a) go on dates and b) find humour in one another.

Happy Gramma said...

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bbcd mama said...

Date nights are the best! Is there actually a pink poodle there? A place like that sounds photo-worthy to me! :)

Kristin.... said...

I love date night. I think my husband and I need another one again, soon!

Release the cracker. HAHAHA!

blueviolet said...

That is really funny! I love goofy things like that!

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w said...

that was funny. even though i've never seen the movie. new or original. also. middle age is around 65 years old.

Sarah loves it all said...

That's so cute/funny. That reminds me of my husband. He's totally random like that. Also, I really didn't know much about clash of the titans until you said that thing about Medusa. I suddenly had a very scary flash back of seeing that freaky lady on t.v. when my dad was watching. It had to have been clash of titans!

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mrs. b. said...

HAHA! loves it! some comedian i follow on twitter said that whenever he's in a public restroom stall he yells "RELEASE the kraken!" and that pretty much made my day also.

tara said...

LOL at RELEASE the cracker. That's good. I also love your blog title and I really should also be sleeping instead of commenting on fun new blogs I've found through Follow Friday (btw, I'm your newest follower, off to sleep soonly).

Miss. Clippy said...

Release the cracker for the wiiiiiin! LOL! Really fun blog :) New follower from FF! Have a restful weekend!

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Huckleberrygal said...

Lol funny story! That restaurant sounds good; worth the drive :). I am following thanks to Friday Follow!


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Tiffany said...

You are so funny! My husband wants to see the new "Clash of the Titans" but like you, I'm not sure I want to see it either. I can't stop laughing at the thought of the cheesy special effects in the original movie.
Soo funny! How was the steak, well worth barely eating all day I hope.
PS. thanks to New Friend Friday I'm following you.

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MollyinMinn said...

I love that comment! I have to give that one to my husband to use on me!

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Release the cracker! That is hysterically funny. I am here to follow you around.

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Steph said...

Hahaha that was hillarious!
Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog and the MoM blog!

Alissabeth said...

That was too funny. I did see Clash of the Titans, so I could hear it in my head! :)

Following from FF. Your blog is great!

Emily said...

I can always count on your blog for a laugh! But I can also count on it making me hungry...first a fire ball of a BBQ, now prime rib at a steakhouse...I really need to expand my horizons past Hamburger Helper!

Coupon Clippin' Daddy said...

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Caitlin said...

Oh that just make me cackle in my office. Love it!

Stopping by from SITS. Enjoy your day!