Wednesday, March 07, 2012

and you've never seen, so they tell me, such downright domesticity

Just 'cuz I know you've been wondering, here is an update from the play kitchen.

Awhile back, Heather noticed that while her kitchen and mom's kitchen both featured microwave ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, and telephones, mom's kitchen also featured coupons and pictures of family members,

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and pens and pencils by the telephone.
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Well, that just wouldn't do.  So, Heather determined that she would need to have the same.




And now she does.

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To say that she's pleased with herself just might qualify as the understatement of the year.
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5 points for the name of the song
2 points for the musical
other points awarded by whim

54 comments:

Robert said...

Wait, did anyone actually get the answer to the last post? If so I missed it in the sea of comments.

Charlotte said...

Nope. I stumped you all!

Robert said...

Someone better answer quick. I can only handle so many mysteries in my life.

Jeri said...

DAG-NABBIT!!! I can't believe I didn't get this one. It is one I OWN, I LOVE it, and It was my mom's favorite too, so I've seen it lots and lots of times. This OBSCURE line just didn't happen to ring any bells for me! I will refrain from going for whim points until someone get s the answer, so I don't accidentally give it away.

Harmony said...

I'm waiting for someone to get the last one too, so I can go for some more whim points without giving it away. I feel like I should know this one also, but it's not coming to me.

Lindsey said...

I didn't know this one, so I googled it. And your blog was the second listing to come up on Google! Hooray!

Harmony said...

Heather's kitchen looks awesome, by the way. Smart girl to know that the kitchen is not complete without pens and pencils and family photos. If my boys cared about or noticed such things, they would say that a kitchen also needs a calendar. And crayons and scissors safely out of reach on top of the refrigerator.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I don't think it is Pirates of Penzance (sp??) but they do use the word domesticity in the act 1 finale and that should count for something. I mean how many songs have the word domesticity in it??

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Everytime I read domesticity I keep getting the tune from Pirates stuck in my head which is preventing me from getting this tune stuck in head. Grrr!!!!

Jake said...

Speaking of pirates, while Diego Maradona was not a pirate, Dora's cousin Diego frequently dressed up as a pirate. I don't know where he's from, but he certainly speaks spanish.

Jeri said...

for whatever reason, Jake's last comment brings to mind the scene from While you were sleeping", all about being short, spanish, playing the clarinet, and culminating in "these mashed potatoes are so creamy." (I wonder if the Argentinian Nazi's like their mashed potatoes creamy???)

deutschlehrer said...

International talk like a pirate day is the end of September (the 19th I think without googling). My brother and I always celebrate quite harrrghtily.

Also, my fifth birthday party, as well as several of my son's fifth parties, was a pirate party. We had balloon swords and construction paper eyepatches. Good times.

Also, I was never a modern major general, but I did make it to modern captain before I got out of the military, which is one step below major, which is admittedly several steps below major general.

Pleas also see my attempts at whim points on the previous song. I had to google (Harmony did it) high school musical, but I feel some serious connection to the movie nevertheless.

deutschlehrer said...

My Grandmother had an old toy kitchen in her house that all the grandchildren played with. When she passed away some years back, for some reason I did not inherit it for myself and my four boys. Somehow my cousin Amy got it. Go figure. I do have a really cool hammer from my grandfather, though.


Ok so much for my lunch hour. I have to get back to work.

Charlotte said...

Allright, while we're waiting for some einstein to figure it out/remember it, I'll hand out a few whim points:

Robert--1 point for being first on the board.

Lindsey--1 point for total flattery in the google listing department.

Harmony--MY kitchen has a calendar too (on the fridge). We keep the scissors within reach, right by the knives which now that I think of it, probably isn't the best scenario for three-year-old hands. I'll give you a point for bringing this to my attention. (Crayons are kept in the Little Mermaid bag in the toy room)

I've got to get back to work--I'll add some more whim points in a bit.

Jake said...

Speaking of kitchens, we bought a used tent trailer last week (that's right, living in luxury at the reunion) and I went to DI to buy supplies for our kitchen. I don't have pens or paper on a board next to the fridge, but i did get two pans, a pot and a bunch of silverware to go along with my cast iron cookware that finally has a place to call home.

deutschlehrer said...

Jeri, Most Germans I know prefer their mashed potatoes a little lumpy. No instant flakes for them.

Charlotte said...

Melissa--I'll give you two points for finding what is possibly the only other example of the word "domesticity" in reasonably-well-known musical theatre.

Jacob--remind me who diego maradona was again??? One point for buying your own "toy" kitchen.

Jeri--a point for reminding me of one of my all-time favorite movies, and another for being one of the people who was with me when I saw it first. Sometimes, when things are getting a little out of hand around the Corry dinnertable, I'll bust out a "these mashed potatoes are so creamy", and my mom and I will exchange knowing looks. Good times.

Jeff: And now we're on to pirates, which has nothing to do with the real musical from which this quote comes. I'll give you a point though, just for trying. Another point for the reminisce about your own toy kitchen. Additionally, I'll add the point for no-nazi back, since you make a good point that no-nazi is a good thing, when all is said and done. A point for the East/South high connection. (My mom went to West High)

One more point for mashed potatoes, just 'cuz I DO love that show!

Total points: 5

Jake said...

Diego Maradona was a soccer player from Argentina! How quickly you forget. Sure, we rember the Nazis but not those South Americans. Oh the plight of South America always forgotten by the world powers. I would say South America will rise again, but that only holds true if you believe the Book of Mormon took place in South America. If you believe it was in Central or North America then I will say South America will rise (for the first time).

Charlotte said...

Okay--I'll give you a point for Diego Maradona. I'm not exactly sure why, since you tied him to a pirate, which this post isn't about, but oh well. We all know this game has a mind of it's own, so I'm surrendering (at least in part) to the madness.

deutschlehrer said...

Charlotte,
Diego Maradona also happens to have been the manager/coach for Argentina during the last world cup in 2010--His career came to an end in a STUNNING 4-1 defeat at the hands of the German national team--as predicted by Paul the Octopus (google him).

deutschlehrer said...

Is this line of music by any chance in The Music man? Sung at some point by Professor Hill?

Jake said...

Arghhhh.... Those blasted Germans!

Nate said...

If I recall, quite a few Nazis ended up in Argentina after the war. Funny, the trip across the pond seemed to make them forget they were party members back in "Das Mutterland". I also think Argentina was a German speaking mission for quite a while because of it.
Diego, of Dora the Explorer fame, has also dressed as a pirate before. He has sung such classics as, "Rapido", "Backpack, Backpack" (duet) and "Save the baby Jaguar!"

Jeri said...

bless her beautiful hide - that Heather is just so Clever! and maybe even a little bit SASSY! yup, i do believe that she is the gal for you! just as you are the perfect gal for Eric. I think I'll go sing my ABC's now... just to warm up for tomorrow's whim points :)

Charlotte said...

Jeff: I'll give you two points just for pointing out the whole "Paul the Octopus" thing. THAT'S intriguing.

Incidentally, as long as we're running amok over here, I'll let it be known that I wouldn't mind seeing a few more octopus tie-ins around these parts. Part of the joy of MMM for me is laughing with Eric in the evenings over the crack-upy things that you are all writing. As you might remember, Eric's a cephalopod freak, if we were to have a little more obscure information on these creatures (all tied in some way to the post/musical at hand of course), I don't think I could persuade myself to be too stingy with the points.

I'm just saying . . .

Back to you Jeff (are you reading this Heidi? I'm cracking me up!): another point for getting us back to Germany. Sorry, this is not a Music Man reference. For those of you who haven't googled it yet though, I'll give you a hint. The name of the musical HAS been mentioned in the comments to the previous post (the toffee sweet post).

Total points: 3

Nate: I'll give you a point for the Argentina mission trivia. Nothing for the other two, because they have been mentioned in previous comments by other players.

Harmony said...

Calamity Jane? Just taking the hints and guessing still.

Charlotte said...

Nope. Read Jeri's comment for a HUGE hint.

Jake said...

I think all this whimming has completely thrown Melissa off her game. She only lasted 5 minutes before going to google. Then she was kicking herself for giving in so early. I, on the other hand, would never in a million years get this one so lets get back to pirates.

Some of my favorite pirates include:
Jonny Depp
Captain Hook
Edmund Dantes
Diego, not so much
Barry Bonds was a favorite back when he was a pirate. that was before his steroid days as well.
Warren Sapp (he was a Buccaneer)
of course there's the real pirates such as:
Blackbeard
Ann Bonny
Long John Silver
Calico Jack

Harmony said...

Gotta be My Fair Lady then.

Harmony said...

Remember how I mentioned that I'm a fan of learning something new every day? Well, some things you learn are more valuable than others. For example, while googling cephalopod to learn just exactly what that was, I serendipitously stumbled upon cephalopodyarns.com, a Baltimore-based yarn company with a pretty cool logo. Granted it's an octopus knitting, not crocheting, but still! Thought you might like to check it out anyway.

I also learned that the octopus villain Ursula in Disney's "Little Mermaid," unforgetably voiced by sometime Broadway actress Pat Carroll, is really a squid, not an octopus, because it only has six tentacles not eight (and was therefore easier to draw)--BUT, a squid is still a cephalopod!

And finally, I have eaten cephalopod--raw octopus to be specific--from a Japanese kitchen that looks very little like Heather's. It didn't taste bad, but I found it way too rubbery and chewy to really enjoy. It's only redeeming quality might be that it would go well with toffee sweets or blondies. But then, I ask, what wouldn't?!

Harmony said...

P.S. Does Eric consider himself a teuthologist then, or just a cephalopodophile?

Harmony said...

Y'know, when I checked dictionary.com to see if cephalopodophile is a real word (it should be), it asked me if I really meant "self pitiful" or "Civil Air Patrol."

deutschlehrer said...

Unfortunately,
Paul the octopus is no longer with us. Soon after he picked spain (I think) over Germany--thus dooming Germany to third place (still better than Brasil or Argentina), Paul the Octopus was retired from the prediction racket. I can't say how active the German mafia is, but soon thereafter Paul met a mysterious end, and is no more. I bet he didn't see that coming, but should have.

The German word for octopus, by the way, is "Kraken" which you might remember from the great film of the 80's "Clash of the Titans," when Zeus tells Posiden to "Release the Kraken!" The film was the last great film produced by the late Harry Hausen, whom Eric will remember pioneered the technique of stop-motion animation during the sixties with classics such as "Jason and the Argonauts." He also did the animation of the Tauntans and the AT-ATs in "The Empire Strikes Back."

Harry Hausen was---you guessed it--- a German.

To my knowledge, neither Paul the octopus, nor Harry Hausen ever entered rehab.

Lunch time is over

Dallen said...

How did everyone start talking about octopus? first it was yesterdays post ,then pirates and Diego, and then mashed potatoes, and now octopus and squids! I thought we were supposed to be talking about domesticity.

P.S. Tyler has a toy kitchen and it looks like my mom's.

Charlotte said...

Jacob: One point for the impressive lists of pirates that have nothing to do with this post. Or cephalopods.


Harmony--Sorry, not My Fair Lady. I'll give you a point for Cephalopod Yarns though, because that IS a cool logo. Another point for the little mermaid trivia (and another point for knowing about Pat Carrol), and one more point for having eaten raw octopus. Blech. That whole cephalopodophile/self pitiful/civil air patrol is classic, so you get a point for that as well.

TOtal points: 5

Jeff: Three points for that delightful romp from paul to Clash of the Titans, to Empire Strikes Back, to Germany (of course), and back to rehab. Nice work there. 1.5 points (rounded up) for your mash-ups. :)

(Those go on the other post, but I'm too lazy to put them there.)

Total points: 5

Spouse against spouse here, I tell you!

Dallen: THREE POINTS FOR BEING OUR YOUNGEST PLAYER! One point for being able to follow all the craziness, and one point for having an in-house brother with a toy kitchen.

Total points: 5

This was the five point round, apparently.

Here's another gigantic hint. Another part of the song says, "Ev'ry muscle was throbbin', throbbin' From that riotous ride."

I think that hint is appropriate, given Jeri's throbbing musciles from her zumba experience, and my own sore shoulders due to some work I've been doing in the Roman Chair lately.

Harmony said...

The Pat Carroll info was Google-assisted, so I'm not sure that should count. We believe in being honest and all.

Jake said...

5 point round huh? I'm beginning to think this game is rigged.

Jake said...

Maybe you're a pirate and that is why I only got one point during the 5 point round. Maybe I'm the sniveling little rich girl and you're Jack Sparrow. It all makes so much sense to me now. It's ok thought, because I like pirates, so I still like you Char.

Jake said...

If you're Jack Sparrow maybe that is why Eric likes cephalopods so much. He wants to control the Kraken!

I'm waiting for a patient at the moment in case you were wondering. She's 7, maybe we can talk about pirates.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

So this is killing me. I don't feel fair answering because yes, I goggled it when the whole Domesticity thing was driving me nuts. But I totally would have had it over and over with all of the clues. Grrr!!!! I didn't know there would be additional clues. For now on I am just going to go nuts and wait for the bonus clues.

Harmony said...

So I finally gave up and googled it, since the clues weren't helping me. Funny thing is, I actually saw this one at Sundance when I was about 7 years old, which explains why I don't remember it. I'm excited to maybe see it there again this summer, with my aunts and my girl cousins, if we keep up the tradition. We'll be missing Brigitte big time though. Maybe we'll do it in her memory.

Robert said...

ShaLiece says Music Man and she thinks that Harold Hill might have sung it. I'm just the scribe for this one.

deutschlehrer said...

I want my half point for Brigadoonesbury!!!!!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258532/

Charlotte said...

Harmony: alright, I'll take away the Pat Carrol point. Thanks for the honesty. I'll give you a point for being in the same general area where it will be playing this summer, and for your tentative plans to attend. I'd give you 100 points for the Brigitte memories, but that seems a little crass, so maybe we can both just smile at that.

Total points: 0

Jacob: I'll give you a point for the sniveling rich girl analogy. Another two points for tying pirates and Eric and cephalopods together. If you add that to the point I gave you before, you're almost up to the five that everyone else got.
Total points: 3

Melissa--I feel your pain, and I'll give you a point for it. I didn't know there would be additional clues either. What can I say, Whimfest 2012 is catching us all by surprise in a lot of ways.

Robert: ShaLiece is wrong. Sorry.

Jeff: Fine, another point for Brigadoonesbury. Really I should add this 1/2 point to the ones that we've rounded up in the past, but I'm not up to that, so I won't. But, NONE of you better start sending mash-ups one at a time to get an extra half point, you hear me?

Total points: 1

Here's another gigantic hint for the three of you (??) who haven't googled the song yet.

The title of the Musical has a number in it. It's the first word in the title, actually. The song is a song that is very loosely based on a Roman legend.

(Because of all the hints, the name of the song is now only worth 4 points. The musical is still worth 2, because let's face it, 2 points isn't worth a whole lot in this game these days.)

Jeri said...

I'm sitting here "Sobbing" because I can't get the points. Harmony - You have to watch this one - it is absolutely one of my favorites. and just for fun: Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Dan, Ephraim, Frank(inscense) (on account a he smelled so sweet), and Gideon. Then little Hannah. No google - just know them!
Melissa - I know additional clues aren't really part of the game, but I can't believe no one has got this one yet and I couldn't help myself...
When I was sixteen I picked my future wedding date. I don't know if you remember Charlotte, but I always said I was going to get married on June 16, 1995. 16th because I was fixated on the magic year of turning 16... the whole sweet sixteen, old enough to date, etc... and JUNE because you know "when you marry in June you're a bride all your life."

didn't happen by the way. got married in April. 1998. Oh well.

And I too have eaten Squid - which is in the same general category of Octopi. I twas AWFUL! Thought I was going to throw up after chewing and chewing and chewing and chewing for over 2 minutes with no noticeable results Finally just had to swallow the whole disgusting chunk whole. (on my mission at an investigators home for dinner - couldn't very well just spit it out :P

my only knowledge of Krakens is from the movie Return to Alantis - but I'm pretty sure Disney is always 100% accurate so I consider myself pretty well informed.

Robert said...

How about Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Yippee Skippeee for Robert!!!! Know I can share some of my Seven Brides for Seven Brother's whims :) The leads in the production were Howard Keel (Who same Sobbing Women) and Jane Powell.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Why would you ever name your kid Dorcus. Seriously, it is just cruel. (And no offense to anyone if you have ever thought or did name your kid Dorcus, personal opinion :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Jane Powell shares my Maiden name so that has got to count for something right :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I was going to share the 7 brothers names but since that has already been done I will add that there last name is Pointpee (sp??) Growing up it always reminded me of Potipher for some reason . . . which has a semi link as Potipher's wife tried to steal Joseph wheras the Pointpee brothers just go ahead and steal their girls, because hey, that's what it told them to do in the bible :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

And yes, I have been storing a lot of these up just waiting for someone to guess the musical :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Oh, and I just realized I typed Sobbing Women in my comment above and it hadn't been guessed yet. Sorry, I don't need the points for that as I had goggled it at the very beginning. (although, I would have known it with the play title without googling it so I guess I am only half sorry, and the other half kicking myself :)

Jake said...

You can always tell when Melissa is typing fast because her spelling and grammar get worse.

Charlotte said...

Jeri: two points for all those names. One point for using a song from this musical to set your wedding date (and yes, I do remember) one point for having eaten squid, under duress, I might add. Another point for your tip-top knowledge of Krakens.

Total points: 5

Robert: 2 points for the musical! Finally! Thank you! 2 additional points for having the self-control to not check Google in all this time. That's impressive.

Melissa: one point for Howard Keel and one point for Jane powell. I'm tempted to take one of those points away because you *did* let the cat out of the bag with Sobbin women, but really, was anyone going to get that at this point? I think not. Another point for remembering about Dorcus (Fred Adams has a daughter named Dorcus incidentally. I believe she babysat me once back in our early days in the white house on 300 West. If my memory serves, Dorcus and her sister Glynnis had a double wedding sometime in the late 80s or early early 90s.) One point for sharing a maiden name with Jane Powell. 1 point for Pointpee (I wanna say it's Potiphee, but let's not quibble on that) 1 more point for the potiphar/bible/stealing women/stealing joseph link.1 point for infinite patience in waiting for this musical to be guessed. (You owe robert one)

Total points--an impressive 7

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