May 13, 2009

Why Gnomes are Gnessesary

I went out to dinner with my cousin the other night (Soup, Salad and Breadsticks Baby!!!) We ate, we laughed, we mocked obscure family members...it was lovely. Afterward I needed to take a detour to Target for a prescription. (I love Target...I could live there...seriously!) Unfortunately after we had finished devouring our yummy yummy Italian goodness, the Pharmacy was closed. We then decided to peruse the store. (I mean, we were IN there already. Why waste a perfectly good trip by just walking in and out of this heavenly store? That would be wrong in so many ways!)

We get to the dollar section and what is sitting there? One lonely little gnome...poor little guy...all alone...how sad! I double checked my purse and (of course) what had I done? Forgotten my Target Gift Card!!! (The world stopped. Thunder struck. Screams were heard... possibly from me... and tears formed in the corner of my eyes.) I could not figure out a way to rationalize spending $1 on my debit card and unfortunately a Target shopping spree was not in the budget this week. So I sulked out of Heaven, I mean Target, with my cousin laughing at me.

"You are weird," she says to me. (Um DUH, you are too...remember, we are related...I refrain from saying this aloud)

"But gnomes ROCK!" I explain. She stares at me with confusion, or possibly fear that I have gone completely crazy. I couldn't tell the difference. It was clear what I needed to do to make her understand. I needed to start from the beginning.............


Last year my husband an I took a trip to North Carolina. It was the same time of the year and Target once again had Gnomes in the dollar section. I HAD to get them. I mean isn't it obvious...we were travelling....we NEEDED them! (Helllllloooo Roaming Gnomes!!!) So I bought one for each of us and they sat beside us the entire trip.

Oh No! Dear Husband is driving...I can't look!


It's ok guys. I'll keep you are safe up here, you just rest up.


Oh No! We're Lost!



Oh....did I tell you to turn that way? My bad...




It's an early morning, just because Marybeth doesn't like coffee doesn't mean I don't!



That was some Nasty Coffee! (Should have listened to Marybeth!)


Now OBVIOUSLY you can see why this was necessary....right?!?! After our trip to North Carolina with my awesome Roaming Gnomes, it is safe to say...it was love. Now I need to have gnomes for everything. Unfortunately, the story didn't help her understand. She still thought I was crazy. But I'm not, I swear! You understand...Right? RIGHT!!!!



23 comments:

marymac said...

he's as cute as your blog! (awwww, sigh.) But your shouldn't put the word "Target" (pronounced by moi as Tar-zhay, c'est magnifique!) so early in a blog post- it makes my eyes glaze over and think ooooh, shiny Target....
lol congrats on the new gnome!

CMOM said...

anything that comes from Target is blessed... it's fact!

Marybeth said...

Yes we have always pronounced it Tar-jhay...ahhhh

And you are right Mindy...if it comes from Target...it's bound to be awesome!!!

~Jamie said...

I don't want to alarm you... but I've been reading your blog all morning, and there's a huge chance that we're twins.....

:)

Oh, and I have to share with you the coolest desktop background I found the other day... it's so cool in fact that I have it on both my desktop AND my laptop... every time I go hang out to write somewhere people notice my gnomes!
It's some random website in dutch I think... but the gnomes ae still so awesome! http://www.fafoulitis.be/2009/03/27/sneeuwwitje-in-maart/

Pamela said...

From Wikipedia - A gnome is a mythical creature characterized by its extremely small size and subterranean lifestyle. When a group of Gnomes is present the collective term is a donsy of Gnomes. The term originates from the British word Donsie meaning tidy and neat. It is believed to refer to the well turned out appearance of the Gnomes, rather than the habitats they are often found in.

You probably already know this:)

Marybeth said...

Jamie that site rocks! I can't wait till my husband gets home and sees the gnomes!! hahahaha.... Read away! That's why I wrote it ;) Glad to know I have a long lost twin!!!

Pamela, I did NOT know that...but happy to know more about my little friends. Gnomies rock!

I think I am more entertained by the comments today than I have been by any on all my other posts! Keep them coming!

Litgirl01 said...

You nut!!! LOL Girl, you crack me up!

Danny said...

I just read your blog through Networked Blogs on Facebook, but I have to say reading your blog has taught me so much about blogging. About the post its absolutely hilarious. Anyone remember David the Gnome from when you were a kid. That show kicked ass!

-Danny

Marybeth said...

Litgirl01....yes you do have a point...so what you are saying is that you agree with the cousin eh? LOL

Danny! Thanks for the compliments :) Never saw David the Gnome, but I will be googling it!

Jessica said...

LOL Whatever floats your boat.

T. Anne said...

Gnomes area a completely necessary part of society. They help ease the tension of anyone looking in their general vicinity. BTW I miss your gnome pic posting it every now and again would be very kind of you. ;)

Marybeth said...

I could not have said it better myself T. Anne :) And just for you...I changed my profile pic back!

Danyelle said...

The gnomes are awesome!

Marybeth said...

Thanks Dayelle!

Maybe I should write a story about one??? Hmmmmmm.......

Once upon a time...

Well that will be another blog post!

T. Anne said...

LOL U R 2 funny!

Miss Behavin said...

Yes, they are so cute. I don't have any but may have to reconsider. I can only imagine the wacky captions I would come up with.

Marybeth said...

See! I knew I could convince someone!!!

Litgirl01 said...

I didn't say that! :-D You know I lurvvv ya!

Marybeth said...

Ok! Your forgiven (Although I agree with my cousin too! LOL)

Sarah Wood said...

I love gnomes! I have several lawn gnomes and they are just the coolest. I love someone who appreciates them as much as I do!

Marybeth said...

I have to agree...it doesn't get much better than a well placed gnome! The love is flowing between us Sarah! LOL

Beth said...

Gnomes are definitely gnecessary! I am glad you found my blog so that you can be with like minded gnome gnuts! Your gnomes are very gnice and I am so happy you rescued that poor lonely dollar gnome!

Christine said...

That was the cutest ever post! Loved it...it sort of reminded me of when my kids had to bring Flat Stanley home from school, so he could go on an adventure. Too bad he ended up in jail...Anyway, I love your little gnomes!!