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The second cutest grandma in the world.

The first being my own. So, on my walk with Sally Von Schtupp (my dog) and I pass this very old woman (we're talking 40s. AHAHAHA. I'm kidding. 90s.) She is wearing:
  • capri leggings
  • big diamond earrings
  • hip DKNY tennis shoes (like, lime green and black swirled)
  • bright red lipstick
  • a long tunic that reads: "Best Grandma In The World."

She toodle-oo'd Sally and beamed at me, and I pointed at her shirt and said, "Congratulations!" and she tilted her head and smiled, then kept on, humming, arms pumping like an Olympian. How freaking cute is that?

That made me think of my own sweet Grandma, who passed away in 1995. I saw a woman at a shop a few days ago with NF that had the tell-tale "bumps" all over her hand and I wanted to hold her hand just to get that "holding hands with my Grandma" feeling. (My g-ma was very embarassed and shy about having that "disfigurement" all over herself, and had the acoustic neuromas removed from her face and the backs of her hands, but it left horrible scarring. To me, she was just grandma. ♥) So as I said, I passed the second best g-ma in the world today. :)

ION, I think I need to buy myself a copy of The Holy Grail. I'm honestly surprised I don't have it already. Which has led to me quoting the movie all during my 5 mile walk to my dog and cracking up, and people driving past the lunatic slowly, clearly worried that I might be contagious. :D Examples:
  • You don't frighten us with your silly knees-bent running around advancing behavior!
  • Dennis! There's some lovely filth down here! (I love that the peasant's name is DENNIS.)
  • I told you, we're an anarco-sydicalist commune. We take it in turns to be a sort of executive officer for the week.
  • Moistened bint. <-- why is that not my user name?
  • What else floats in water? / Bread. / Apples. / Very small rocks. / Cider./ Gravy. / Cherries. / Mud. / Churches./ Lead!Lead! / A... a duck!
  • I don't want to go on the cart! / Oh don't be such a baby.
  • One... two... five! / Three, sir. / Yes, Three!
  • You have proved yourself worthy, will you not join me? [nothing] You make me sad. Come, Patsy.

Ahahahahaha. That last one might be my favorite, actually. Almost the weekend, WHOOO! \o/

Comments

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xochitl42
May. 8th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
M. PYTHON FTW! :D

"I fart in your general direction!"

Well, not really, I'm just sayin', y'know?
stoney321
May. 8th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
boy: Mother, I-
King: I'm your father.
boy: Father, I don't want to marry her.

Bravely bold Sir Robin went forth from Camelot... He was not afraid to die, no, brave Sir Robin! He was not afraid to be killed in many nasty ways, brave brave brave brave Sir Robin...

[...] and his bottom burned off and his penis-

Let's... sing another one, eh lads?
entrenous88
May. 8th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Dude. I love sassy grandmas with the bright colors and the glaring lipstick and the sassiness.
stoney321
May. 8th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
And she was giving off ANCIENT sassiness, which endeared her to me all the more. I am now looking for a pocket version. :D
xochitl42
May. 8th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
...Now that I think of it, I think there's something to Texan grandmothers. kay, so mine's from Arkansas, but she's been in Texas for years, and she can back down a malfunctioning Rottweiler with a smile and a smooch.

Grandmas rock. :D
stoney321
May. 8th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
My ex's grandmother was the EPITOME of Texan g-mas. She was seriously like a Kappa Gamma version of Ann Richards. (And I know that will only make sense to a handful.) *G*
cityphonelines
May. 8th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Oh! I want that grandma! Or y'know, I want to borrow her DKNY running shoes. Whatever.
stoney321
May. 8th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
Vin, I swear, she was in her 90s. Really really. And she had The Shoes. So cute. I can just see her fashion-forward grand-daughter buying them for her, and her just wearing them because, "Well, Suzi bought them for me, isn't that nice? She comes by every Thursday." *grandma smile*

HEEEEE.
nemesisstar
May. 8th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
One of the greatest movies ever!!

"Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?"
stoney321
May. 8th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
It seriously is. I am ashamed I don't own it - it's in my top 5 funny movies of ALL TIME.

Those are two coconuts and you're just banging them together! "I am not." You are!
botias
May. 8th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
I hope I am that sort of Grandma. :D

Thanks for the Holy Grail highlights.
stoney321
May. 8th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, ME TOO. (And I want my grandkids to call me Granny. Everyone should have a Granny!)
kseenaa
May. 8th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
The Holy Grail rocks, hands down. :-) So does Monty Python.
stoney321
May. 8th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Monty Python is easily my most favorite comedy program of all time. OF ALL TIME, I tells ya!
mere_ubu
May. 8th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
I love me some cute grandmas! She sounds precious. My mother is 82 (she was a late-bloomer), and she's so adorable! I just want to put her in my pocket.

I looked at the pics of you and your grandmother and read that entry. Made me all misty. She sounds like a lovely lady, and I'll bet you miss her terribly. And whoa, you two look exactly alike!

My mom had to have a large skin cancer removed from her nose a couple of weeks ago, and they had to graft some skin from her neck, and she looked pretty alarming for a few days there. She was worried that my daughter might not want to see her like that, but Z. was just like, "Eh, she's still my cute grandma!" Atta girl.
dancetomato
May. 12th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
I actually have an extra copy of Holy Grail on DVD somewhere that I might be willing to give you for sexual favors being my friend forever. I had to buy a newer, even-MORE-extras version because it's HOLY GRAIL, the Holy Grail of Monty Python.
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