Thursday, December 21, 2006

a gracious loser


Four year-old Lola voices her feelings about not winning the Christmas igloo decorating contest on Club Penguin: "Those people are wicked! Wicked! Wicked! WICKED GAME! I WILL DESTROY THEM ALL!" (There was no humor in her voice).

14 comments:

2amsomewhere said...

This post is inducing in my mind the convergence of three people that I would never have imagined associating together.

1) Andy Warhol -- for the artwork

2) Chris Isaak -- for the song "Wicked Game"

3) David Sedaris -- for the story where he's talking about how soap opera villans dramatically state their plots to get revenge against their enemies

Your child's struggle must have some greater universal meaning than any of us might have once imagined.

I really should be doing some work right now.

Aya said...

Your daughter is the coolest person on the face of the earth.

hughman said...

i was waiting for the maniacal "BWAH-HA-HA!!!"

obviously Lola will not stop until she is Empress of Club Penguin.

Jack's Raging Mommy said...

I love Lola more and more every day.

Anonymous said...

I so want to play club penguin now!!! if it makes you this dramatic, I am IN!

hughman said...

ok, i went to club penguin.

1. TOTAL CHAOS!! there are penguins everywhere!!! i was rejected for SIX nicknames (which were taken) before they approved "frostycups".

2. it took me an hour to find any games to earn coins.

3. i was totally creeped out by the penguins walking around saying "IF YOU'RE A GIRL, TYPE 20". i just avoided all the other penguins. PEDOPHILE ALERT!!

4. finally i found a game (jet pak) and won a ton of points. then i went to buy stuff to wear and YOU HAVE TO PAY TO BUY STUFF!! no one told me that! WICKED!!!

5. no one asked to be my friend. F THEM. if i wanted to do that, i could have just stayed in high school.

6. why is there a "disco/nightclub" in a game for 4 year olds?? can you buy bleached hair and papparazi?

oooo.. i am so hating club penguin.

Anonymous said...

I also played in club penguin and had a great time. I realized that I totally suck at connect four and HATE with a passion kids who have such ADD that they leave in the middle of the Mancala game... not to mention the fact that I am totally kicking their asses.
And then there are the random kids who ask you to be their buddies.
WTF?
I don't want this many REAL friends... why would I want you as a fake friend?
But I totes love the hidden games.
And I even thought seriously about getting Hughman a gift certificate to the stinking thing.

It is truly a WICKED game!
but I love it.

the Drunken Housewife said...

Susie, what did you call your penguin?

My girls both got the nicknames they chose first. Hughman, I sadly must inform you that your taste in penguin avatar names is less original than that of a four and seven year-old. There, there.

Anonymous said...

DH,
I met someone named Lola and I tried to befriend them but they said no thanks.
I got to throw snowballs at frostycup!
plus, I already have a penguin stalker!
yikes.

hughman said...

it's true - susie is a penguin whore,

i am currently wearing a cowboy hat, a santa beard and bunny slippers.

plus my igloo has some spiffy furniture.

crack cocaine for the penguin set,

Anonymous said...

Club Penguin...that's awesome, my son is an addict, too.

Just wait until she graduates to WOW and starts swinging a battle axe. Hee!

the Drunken Housewife said...

My children's Club Peng names have no relation to their first names. After all, these are the children who made up such nicknames as Mousity and Mommylovesmuggiefisheater (nicknames for me) and Lubrick (nickname for Lola).

Anonymous said...

I just want you to know that hughman got kicked off of club penguin for his potty mouth!
ROFLMAO!

the Drunken Housewife said...

Ha, "Frostycups" got banned! That is hilarious. Now this is a game for small children and "tweens", mind you. It's pathetic how involved I've become with Lola and her "peng." She has five puffles now, and I have to help her earn coins to keep them fed and bathed.