Sunday, February 08, 2009

I'm At A Rumble


rum·bled , rum·bling , rum·bles

1. To make a deep, long, rolling sound.
2. To move or proceed with a deep, long, rolling sound.
3. Slang To engage in a gang fight.

For some reason, when you answer the phone and tell the caller that you'll need to call them back because you're at a rumble, the caller tends to fall silent. Not so the other rumblers. They break out in gales of laughter.

This all started for me the other day with an email from my Zombie friend. "Hey", it said, "our group's been challenged to a rumble and a couple of the girls aren't able to go. Would you like to substitute?" I was a little taken aback at first, but The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was one of my favorite books as a teenager so I kinda knew the basics of a good rumble. Now where are those nun'chucks? Oh oh oh! I see - a QUILTING rumble. And a sewing challenge. YES! I'm a bit more comfortable now, though I'm not a quilter - yet.

Here is what the perfect kind of rumble looks like. Busy hands. (No faces have been shown in an attempt to protect the identity of the gang members)

This is the mess those gangsters leave behind in the mad dash for lunch.

My accomplishments for the day. Not nearly what I had planned, but I did manage to raise my immunity levels with all the healthy laughter that was going on. The Blockheads won the sewing challenge, since two of them are the only one's who actually finished their bags. Next time, they may want to watch their backs.

A big thank-you goes out to the other two fighters, I mean quilters, who couldn't make it. I know you missed out on heaps of fun girls, but I had an absolute hoot.
And a huge thank-you to Monica and Robin for dragging me along and to the Blockheads for putting up with my presence.

Until next time ~ Fight On!


Patrick McGee said...

Say, how can I get you to play some of my band's tracks on this site?

What a great idea, even adding other local bands to your playlist.

Mary said...


It looks like you had a lot of fun at the rumble. I've never been to a rumble of any kind. lol I tend to keep out of trouble most of the time.

I visited your Etsy site and love all your cute things. You are a talented lady.

Sorry I haven't been by more often. I've been really busy with the new puppy. He's wearing me out. We had the boys last night and they gave us a bit of a break by playing with and tiring Dakota out.

Enjoyed my visit.

Adrienne said...

Oh, it sounds like fun! Glad you had a chance to go. And it would have been fun to be a mouse in the corner to hear all of the laughter! ~Adrienne~

Love Bears All Things said...

Funny, that book is on my to-read shelf right now.
Sounds like fun.
Mama Bear

TC said...

Oh man, I loved that book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your quilting rumble sounds like a cute idea!

Adrienne said...

That is hysterial ~ I know who to call to get my back ;-)

Anonymous said...

IT WAS a good time yesterday and I'm so glad you could join us. And thanks for protecting our identies...whew that was a close one.

happy zombie said...

WHAT A FUN DAY! Robin, oh, I mean... Anon... want to grandfather you in! Best day ever. I never laughed so hard!

I loved, loved, loved The Outsiders! Every time I see madras fabric... I think of the Soc's.

blop said...

Paula, I am so glad you had such a good can take my place, or just come along anytime, you are slways good Rumble Bait!!

Stacey's Treasures said...

Wow, I have never actualy been to a rumble.
I would like to watch from a safe distance of coarse.

Tipper said...

What fun! I immediately thought of the Outsiders-one of my favorite books and movies.

Jodi Renshaw said...

I love this! What a great idea. Wish I had some sewing buddies to rumble with.

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