Friday, June 27, 2008

Like OMG, No Way!

So it turns out that, much to my dismay, I still speak 80's Teenage Girl.

And though my job requires that I be a little bit conversational in modern teen speak (which differs from my personal teenage dialect in that it requires more knowledge of legalese in areas such as MIPs and DUIs than I ever had to know), I can usually communicate effectively in the 'correct' vernacular. Uh, except for the occasional "Dude!" that slips out when I'm caught off guard.

Anyways, so like the other day I was at Best Buy 'cause they like totally gave me free stuff, even though, like, I spent like a lot of money to get that free stuff, so it's like a total joke.. But anyways, so like I was there buying the new Death Cab CD, which you should totally buy 'cause it's SO super rad, and I went to check out and this girl was like, "Hey, like, your baby is so cute" and I was all like, "I. KNOW!" and she was all, "What's his name?" and I go, "His name is Jack," and she goes, "No Way! That so rocks!! I have a friend who named her baby Jack too, and it's like so weird, naming kids and all. My name is Destiny, but my mom nearly named me Harley, and like, who would I be if my name was Harley? Like that would be so weird and stuff" and I was all, "Yeah. That IS so weird," even though it, like, totally wasn't.

Dude.

I haven't been a pegger since the early 90's and for some reason I had some sort of teen angst relapse. When I got home I had to look in the mirror to make sure my bangs weren't feathered and that I didn't have braces - the ones with the neon rubber bands..

Yeah.

I was some kind of cool.

2 comments:

Aaron's Mom said...

It seems like I have a similar conversation every time I call the Pizza Hut on base. It's always the same girl and she can't ever get over how "totally weird" our last name is. Hello? Some professionalism would be great! Thanks!

Anyway, as a child of the 80s/90s, I still throw in an occasional "rad" or "awesome", but what does it say about me that I use "dude" all. the. time. That's O.K., right? I guess it is until my son starts referring to me as his "#1 Dude."

happyfunpants said...

Dude, I like TOTALLY get where you're coming from. I'm all "it's whack that we're on the page page!"

I hope no one disses you for totally being rad.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Like OMG, No Way!

So it turns out that, much to my dismay, I still speak 80's Teenage Girl.

And though my job requires that I be a little bit conversational in modern teen speak (which differs from my personal teenage dialect in that it requires more knowledge of legalese in areas such as MIPs and DUIs than I ever had to know), I can usually communicate effectively in the 'correct' vernacular. Uh, except for the occasional "Dude!" that slips out when I'm caught off guard.

Anyways, so like the other day I was at Best Buy 'cause they like totally gave me free stuff, even though, like, I spent like a lot of money to get that free stuff, so it's like a total joke.. But anyways, so like I was there buying the new Death Cab CD, which you should totally buy 'cause it's SO super rad, and I went to check out and this girl was like, "Hey, like, your baby is so cute" and I was all like, "I. KNOW!" and she was all, "What's his name?" and I go, "His name is Jack," and she goes, "No Way! That so rocks!! I have a friend who named her baby Jack too, and it's like so weird, naming kids and all. My name is Destiny, but my mom nearly named me Harley, and like, who would I be if my name was Harley? Like that would be so weird and stuff" and I was all, "Yeah. That IS so weird," even though it, like, totally wasn't.

Dude.

I haven't been a pegger since the early 90's and for some reason I had some sort of teen angst relapse. When I got home I had to look in the mirror to make sure my bangs weren't feathered and that I didn't have braces - the ones with the neon rubber bands..

Yeah.

I was some kind of cool.

2 comments:

Aaron's Mom said...

It seems like I have a similar conversation every time I call the Pizza Hut on base. It's always the same girl and she can't ever get over how "totally weird" our last name is. Hello? Some professionalism would be great! Thanks!

Anyway, as a child of the 80s/90s, I still throw in an occasional "rad" or "awesome", but what does it say about me that I use "dude" all. the. time. That's O.K., right? I guess it is until my son starts referring to me as his "#1 Dude."

happyfunpants said...

Dude, I like TOTALLY get where you're coming from. I'm all "it's whack that we're on the page page!"

I hope no one disses you for totally being rad.