Riding in Cars with Boys – Part Nineteen
Killian and Justin have been anxiously awaiting (read: obsessively checking the calendar and complaining that they’re bored) the arrival of Diablo 3. So, I took them to the release, dropped them off and did last minute shopping for Corwin’s DC field trip.
Now, there’s something a little disconcerting about grocery shopping at 11 pm. The stockers all look vaguely pissed off that you’re daring to take food off shelves they’ve just stocked. And there are four classes of fellow shoppers: the parents with exhausted, screaming kids in jammies, the sleep-deprived/angry glarers, the zombies, and the people who are coming in mid-partying for refills on booze and chips. There’s a surprising amount of these guys on a Monday night.
After I finished getting important supplies like rain ponchos and salt and vinegar pringles and sour gummy worms to be eaten on the bus, I drove back to the video game store and picked up Killian and Justin from their Diablo 3 shopping adventure.
Killian: (caressing the Diablo 3 box) Loookkk – it’s so pretty.
Justin: Must install now.
Killian: (looking around at the bags) You went to Meijer? Did you get us anything?
Me: No, I didn’t get you anything. I had to get Corwin’s field trip stuff.
Justin: Don’t you know better than to go shopping at night? At Meijer? There are creepy people there, man. Creepy people.
Me: Yeah. I ran into a couple asshats in the parking lot on the way out. But meh. As long as no one steals my purse and the iPad, we’re good. I’m in the middle of a really good book.
Justin: No worries there. No one else can lift your purse.
Killian: Yeah. It’s like Thor’s hammer.
Justin: You can fight crime with that bitch.
Killian: Just swing it around and WHAP! Instant unconsciousness.
Justin: (makes whipping through the air sounds and mimics swinging an imaginary purse around) Or death.
Killian: Hey I bet you can fly with that thing.
Killian: You know how Thor swings Mjölnir around and when he let’s go it flies off and clobbers someone, and when he hangs on it drags him through the air? You know, it’s how he travels.
Justin: Right! You can do that with your purse! (more sounds and mimicking) You can be slightly more badass than Mary Poppins.
Me: Wait. Only slightly more badass?!
Justin: Dude, you’re using a purse to fly.
Killian: (shrugs) It’s no Mjölnir.
So yeah. I’m apparently only slightly more badass than Mary Poppins.
Good to know.