11.12.2008

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I woke up Saturday morning to find this -




That day I "complained" to my friends, "I was tee-pee'd last night!" One friend, a Utah native, said, "Wow, in California it means they like you. In Utah it means they hate your guts."

I thought to myself, "They like me, they really like me!"

As a teenager, I was never popular... never popular enough to be tee-pee'd, that is. That special privilege was reserved for the cool kids. I could tee-pee all I wanted, but no one ever "got me back." Pathetic, huh?

So, here I am, 30 YEARS OLD, and how do I respond to something like this? The rules of tee-peeing state that you must retaliate. However, how do I do this without coming across as immature and/or really mean?

Today I ran into one of the kids who allegedly did our house and said, "Thanks for all that toilet paper." He said, without admitting guilt, "You've been initiated."

Yay! Initiated into the cool kids club! Only 15 years too late!!

17 comments:

  1. Feel the Love...from your young women!! :)

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  2. It's just the beginning for you, Cristin and Erik! It shows you are loved by the youth you serve! Now wait until your KIDS are teenagers and then your house will be hit for years to come! It's so fun to clean up...especially when they throw confetti on the lawn With the TP.
    I'm happy you have arrived!

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  3. I bet when you said, "Thanks for all that toilet paper" you really meant it. I bet you are re-using any of it that didn't get wet or dirty... I know you and I know I'm right!

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  4. Ya, I bet you could recycle it somehow. Just use the same stuff to do their house. Your yard is weird looking.You should trim all those plants into figures.

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  5. its because you lived clear out in the boondocks.

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  6. I grew up in SoCal and my mom was assisting us kids with TP'ing well into her 50s...We would TP, she would leave brownies ;)

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  7. Wow. And this was pre-cricket eating activity.

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  8. We got our bishop when we were young. He got us back someway, I think T.P.-ing and we thought it was cool. Definitely not pathetic.

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  9. haha... you have an in... you are in Young Womens which means you can retaliate through the help of your Young Women and still be mature haha... They need a driver right???

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  10. LOL - You are so funny!

    Think of it this way - at least it didn't rain!

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  11. Congrats. I always wanted to get teepeed, and the day I did I regretted ever wanting to. The worst was the shred in my room I got for my 16th birthday. I have never had so many paper cuts in my life---it was up to my bloody waist, and I couldn't even clear room to lay down on my bed.

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  12. In highschool my friends where the pros. For my 16th they wrote happy bday on the lawn and created bridges and arches from cars to bushes. My dad who is OCD about cleaning etc. even took my picture next to it because he thought it was soo cool. Cristin you are loved!

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  13. Hillarious. I was t.p.ed 18 times in high school, and let me tell you, it got pretty old cleaning up that crap after the 2nd time. p.s., if you want to feel really good about yourself go to Andrea Tao's blog and read my comment on the "Mommy, I just do what I do" post. and p.p.s., I'm a little offended that you didnt use my "permage" post on your real or fake blog post. I would've been famous.

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  14. Camarillo used to be the HOTBED of TP-ing! My parents' house used to have columns on the front porch. I got up early one Sunday to get the newspaper. I opened the front door, & was confused for about 5 seconds. All I could see was white! Our TP-ers has wrapped TP around the columns & across to the next one, from the roofline down to the ground! It was AWESOME!!! (the cleanup was a pain... you know how high the dewpoint is in Camarillo...)
    We also did a fun thing, around the beginning of January, called "Christmas-Treeing"! Go out late one night with a pickup truck, gather up all the trees being thrown out at the curb, & "plant" them on someone's lawn! We once got a forest of 40+ trees! (We just delivered them to someone else's yard...)
    PS - FYI - I think someone's bought an ad space on your blog...? The 2nd ad down features 2 men kissing, w/ a link to a survey for "Gay Marriage: For or Again".

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  15. Congratulations Cristin! Did Erik tell you about the time we tee peed our own house just for fun! And Jerm and I just tee peed someones car, a YA just three years ago. Mette had to help us, but it sure was great fun. We even hid in the back of my Dad's truck to not get caught!

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