Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

This little angel is prepared to do battle should the scary monster come out and try to frighten her. I admire her resolve.

I found this first one on Manola Blablablanik's blog, "Sex And The Beach," (a beach upon which I could so easily play Hooky!) and promised I would credit her with the discovery. So.

And if you haven't seen Will Ferrell's short video, "The Land Lord,"then you are missing another angel straight from Heaven, Pearl.

The Landlord

If you listen very carefully, you can hear Pearl's real mother laughing under her breath near the very end. And then of course you see Pearl turn toward where her mother is hiding around the door and say, "Come, Mommy." Too cute.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all mothers and to all children of mothers as well. All you others can just wait for your own special day somewhere else.


At Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 6:21:00 PM PDT , Blogger Manola Blablablanik said...

Hey Gawpo! Glad you enjoyed the video. It went super viral! :-) See you online and happy blogging!

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 6:46:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

MANOLA B-B-B-N: Funny how I hadn't seen it anywhere else. Still haven't. Maybe my readers will enlighten me with other sightings. Thanks for the smile.

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 7:24:00 PM PDT , Blogger singleton said...

"I need to get my drink on" Oh my!

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 8:24:00 PM PDT , Blogger Logophile said...

what a sweet lil angel.

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 8:54:00 PM PDT , Blogger lime said...

that pearl is just coldhearted!

but i'm wishing i had shred rooms with that first kiddo....she mighta skeered away the monster that was out to get me!

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 8:55:00 PM PDT , Blogger lime said...


At Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 10:49:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

SINGLETON: Isn't that just so awesome?

LOGO: Both of 'em, indeed.

LIME: Black heart, through and through.

LIME: That's funny cuz I thought you meant scared.

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 4:00:00 AM PDT , Blogger Sheila said...

Don't you love little kids and their solutions to problems.
She knew it was a 'bad word' you can tell by the little grin, love it love it..!

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 5:13:00 AM PDT , Blogger lime said...

ok, i should not type comments at that hour of the day. i wish i had *shared* rooms with the first girl because maybe she would have *scared* the monsters away. i am such a sad typist....

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 6:28:00 AM PDT , Anonymous quilly said...

I loved this. Pearl is well on her way to being a dragon slayer!

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 7:20:00 AM PDT , Blogger bazza27 said...

A bit confused here, we had Mothers day a while back, they haven't gone and got 2 days to themselves now have they. What happened to Father's rights? Oh and the sunglasses, took me in hook line and sinker.

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 7:56:00 AM PDT , Blogger mindy said...

that's just adorable!
people are raving about this movie... so, i have to see it!!
have a wonderful day!!!

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 8:54:00 AM PDT , Anonymous snavy said...

It's cute so long as she doesn't start telling the kids at preschool.

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 9:05:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

SHEILA: Yes. And that little look of insight when she is corrected. Like, "Oh. Okay. Yeah. I got it now. Thanks."

LIME: That's funny cuz I thought you meant bad typist.

QUILLY: Just the shape of her outfit scares me!

BAZZER: I got taken in hook, line and lead weight as well when I first watched it. But of course, it IS real you know. I learned from a Mexican yesterday that their Mother's Day is Diez de Mayo. As Durante used to put it: "Ah-cha-cha-cha-cha..EV-erybody wants tah git intah di act!"

MINDANCE: I thought that WAS the movie. ? And a wonder-filled day to you and yours as well, my dear friend.

SNAVY: And you are sooooo correct. Doubly correct as in your case.

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 11:39:00 AM PDT , Blogger Dr.John said...

I saw this video on another blog. It was kind of funny then. The other one I didn't find funny at all.

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 3:18:00 PM PDT , Blogger somewhere joe said...

rofl - we need her on our neighborhood watch!

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 6:45:00 PM PDT , Blogger Jay said...

My mother would have kicked my ass if I had used language like that (in fact, I think she still would).

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 7:13:00 PM PDT , Blogger lime said...

yeah, i am so bad it's truly aren't ya glad i cleared that all up?

(oh my stars! no typos! it's a miracle!)

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 8:05:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

Dr. John: So glad to see you here. I've seen you hither and thither. Whatever those words used to mean. I'm taking it you don't much care for child abuse? I'm opting for the belief that Pearl will in time slough her bad words through good parenting.

SOMEWHERE JOE: Yeah. I feel a little naughty laughing so hard. But boy do I laugh, each and every time.

JAY: Hey, Jay! If you listen closely, she's saying "ask." But we all know her good mommy won't even allow that. But how precious.

LIMERS: Well done! Here's your ears. You're an honorary----Limesketeer!

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 8:50:00 PM PDT , Blogger Laurie said...

I love her attitude!

At Monday, May 14, 2007 at 9:22:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

LAURIE, DARLIN': And ain't that what it's all about?

At Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 5:39:00 AM PDT , Blogger mindy said...

i was talking about the will ferrel movie, the landlord. hahaha

At Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 9:54:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

MINDY: I'm a nut. You're a nut. We could build an airplane engine. Ha!!!

At Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 10:12:00 AM PDT , Blogger vicci said...

Oh did I ever MISS this????? I adore this made me laugh...and smile SO BIG! Thanks my Dear G for posting this! I LOVE it!...and you!

At Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 10:15:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

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At Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 10:18:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

VICCI: Hey, did you watch both videos? The first one brings me to laughter tears. The second one some find somewhat disturbing. But I can hear momma laughing in the background and I am sure little Pearl will not be encouraged to continue to use her prompted language. Both girls are very, very strong and should become president and vice president some day, then switch roles for the third and fourth terms. Don't cha think?

At Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 1:45:00 PM PDT , Blogger Claire said...

I couldn't view the 2nd video for some unknown reason, but the first one sure was cute!

At Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 7:05:00 PM PDT , Blogger ARM said...

Shit! 2 posts in less than a week and I'mnot here. Figures.

At Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 7:05:00 PM PDT , Blogger ARM said...

And the Landlord video is to die for. I die everytime I watch it.

At Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 9:49:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

Oh, CLAIRE: What! You've got to watch it. Make it happen. Or just go Google: Will Ferrell The Landlord. It's worth it, believe me and Arm.

ARM: I waited until I knew you and Mr. Arm would be out of state. Heh-heh-heheheheh.

ARM: Me too! I watched it two more times today. And after I read your comment here, I went to the kitchen and was chuckling as I said to you in my way of having a conversation with someone who isn't really in the room, but who I imagine is standing right in front of me: "Gasp. Your're drunk." "I'm just buzzed." And I said it in as high pitched a voice as I could muster.

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 6:43:00 AM PDT , Blogger mindy said...

now, i see it. before the landlord wasn't there. i swear i'm not crazy. really i'm not.

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 8:17:00 AM PDT , Blogger Diesel said...

I've watched that landlord one like 5 times now. It's one of the funniest things ever. I like the other one too. "If he's gonna come in here, he'll kick MY ass."

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 9:15:00 AM PDT , Blogger ARM said...

I love it when he goes "Don't call me bitch! I'm a grown man!....God you're mean."

It's too classic.

Oh, and I'm too familiar with the having a conversation with someone who isn't really there. I do it all the time.

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 9:46:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

MINDY: Riiiiigghhhhttttt.........

DEISEL: Yeah. And the way she throws her arms out to her side and shrugs as if to say, "Well, look...I don't really have any choice, now do I, Mother?" Delightful.

ARM: Yeah, and her haughty laugh.

I get so many letters composed to people by reading them aloud to them on my way to work. Too bad they never get to really hear or read those letters. But hey, at least they are being thought about, right?

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:03:00 AM PDT , Blogger tkkerouac said...

thanks for your comments, great blog here and I did see Wil Ferrels video,
I do like his humour.

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:44:00 AM PDT , Blogger Katie McKenna said...

:) Have a lovely day yourself Gawpo!

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:57:00 AM PDT , Blogger Ps said...

LOVED it!! Wish i'd seen it on mother's day. :-)
I'm so thankful I have kids :-) In India, we celebrate childrens day as well. (on November 14th)

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 2:04:00 PM PDT , Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

Wow, where did you get these?

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 5:23:00 PM PDT , Blogger grumblesnot said...

if i had kids, i would corrupt them so badly.

and if they weren't funny and cute, i'd be really upset.

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At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 8:01:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

HAHAHA!! I had to actually show my older 2 that one. They laughed their as- er butts off. ^_^

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 8:33:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

TKMOTHEROFCHILDRENRELATEDTOJACKKEROUAC: I find your blog very interesting as well. And thanks for stopping by. Glad we have Mr. Ferrell's sense of humor in common.

KATIE: And you too, my dear and sweet friend!

ENEMY OTR: Yeah, well I have noneother than Manola to thank for that first one. But someone asked me if I'd seen the second one and so thought I'd post it for Mom's day. Thanks for showing up here. Delightful!!!

GRUMBLEBOGGER: You are preachin' to the choir. And I know you are a man of your word. Have some, please, so we can watch it happen.

CHIKKEN: That's the most sense you have made in the last month.

CANDACE: Yes, butts. I'm glad your Shellfish liked it.

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 8:35:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

PS: I have saved you for last because I want to take a special moment to thank you for our great IM last night/(your)morning. Hope breakfast went well. And I want to know how dinner with your very, very, very close and dear and special friend went. LOL!

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 8:36:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

P.S., PS: In my country they call November 14th the day before my youngest sister's birthday.

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