Thursday, May 5, 2011

RENT in Japanese?

Picture this: 6:45 a.m....a woman with sleepy eyes, squirrely hair, still in pajamas, wearing her comfy white crew socks and comfy Croc sandals.... is informed by her son that his carpool buddy just texted that he can't take him to school this morning....his school that is 40 minutes away..... she has to take him but he wants to do the driving... which means that she's gonna have to slink out of the passenger side and sprint to the driver's side once they reach the school before a well-meaning, dressed-for-work parent tries to engage her in a drop-off conversation..... ('course by then she's incognito in jeans and a tennis cap but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know this outfit was slapped together at the last minute...) And she can't stop for Starbucks on the way home because, again, the dressed-up people are on line there....

So what can make this whole experience worthwhile? I'll tell you what. On the coffee-less way home, her favorite radio station, Sirius XM Broadway, suddenly puts on the opening number from RENT by the Japanese original cast. She can't stop laughing as she bops in her seat to one of her favorite songs... marveling as she catches English words like "friction" and "JoAnn" and "Hey, hey, hey" and "rent" amid all the Japanese. It puts her in the mood to make a Japanese-themed card. But how to justify that?  Hmmmm... Eureka! She'll make it a humorous card and send it to the brother that cut the tension on the day of her father's surgery by making her and her mother laugh at his jokes.




Supplies
Stamps: Girl (Kokeshi-Stamping Bella), robot (Nicest Place to Be-Unity)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copic markers, Vintage Photo Distress ink (Ranger)
Paper: Bkgrd (Club Scrap), Blue pattern (Creative Memories), Baja Blue & Crumb Cake c/s (SU), white (MFT)
Other: Labels Ten (Nestabilities-Spellbinders)

Friends with Flair tomorrow and, on Saturday, a Let's Get Peachy blog hop (with a chance at blog candy) .... Until then...


Sayonara....

*smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

5 comments:

Lydia said...

Bwahahaha - oh my gosh!! First of all I totally empathize with the whole - don't go where the dressed up people are on days like that - ROFL!!

But this CARD is HILARIOUS!!! OMG.

And you just reminded me about FWF - do you think I'll have time to make a card today?

TFS - you always make me smile!!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Thanks for the laugh. Great card.....

NoraAnne said...

This is hysterically cute and funny :) I love it! Thanks for the heads up, I did need a laugh right about now!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

You need a drive-through Starbucks. We have one. At least one. It's an old bank and they just re-purposed the drive-thru window. You need to work on that. :)

lynn said...

this is the funniest post! --hope your dad is doing well now--happy moms day, cindy!