Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saw a Werewolf With a Chinese Menu in His Hand

Quick post.

I have to go to work in a few, but I've been spending the last hour or so on YouTube.

I call Youtube 'CrackTube', because when you're watching one video, and you see a 'You Might Also Like' video on the sidebar, and you click that, and so on...

I came upon Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London".



Brought up a funny (close to my heart) memory.

Chuck had his lung taken out on February 14, 2006, because of lung cancer (if you newbies want the whole story, refer to Love, Cancer and Good Friends..you oldbies already know what I'm talking about)

Since we'd be spending Valentine's Day at the hospital, Chuck surprised me the night before by taking me out for dinner.

The man was getting his lung removed the next day, and still took me out for dinner.

How could I not marry him?

Anyway, on the way back to the house after dinner, I could tell Chuck was starting to get pretty nervous. As was I.

We were listening to the radio...not sure what to talk about...what does one talk about when you're both worried about a major, life-threatening surgery? Cancer's one of the biggest elephants you could possibly fit into a room. Or a small car.

"Werewolves of London" came on.

When it got to the line, "You better stay away from him...he'll rip your lungs out, Jim!", we both looked at each other, eyes wide and started to laugh our asses off.

What an ice-breaker of a moment.

I'll never forget that.

15 comments:

ONG said...

Awesome story! Those things are no coincidence. And now I can stop singing that song.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

"...and his hair was PERFECT!"

What a great story.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I have to steal this story for the 'Cave of Cool'. It is perfect for highlighting your blog, which I dig. This week I am doing that with all my favorite places.

http://calvinscanadiancaveofcool.blogspot.com/2011/09/werewolves-of-london.html

John Gray said...

ah the lure of you tube......

I can spend hours and hours on it without knowing!

Rohrerbot said...

Love this song. Just what I needed to end this day! I'm exhausted and feel the compulsion to eat chocolate....I don't know why.

Zoe said...

An awesome song, and a beautiful post.

Marguerite said...

Great story Kyna. Isn't it wonderful how a song can bring back such strong memories.

Jayne said...

YouTube is definitely addictive. Neat story about Werewolves of London. I'm glad it broke up the tension for you both and helped Chuck relax about before his op.

Rory Grant said...

Ah synchronicity Kyna - you just can't beat. Incidentally, I saw a Werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand has to be one of the best lines ever :-)

I can't believe my speech to text software picked up werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand first time!

Rory

Rory Grant said...

Ah blogger appears to keep crashing today it has already rejected my comment to you once already.

There's nothing quite like synchronicity is there? Incidentally, I saw werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand has to be one of the best lines ever :-)

Rory

Kyna said...

ONG: That's one of those songs that's impossible NOT to have stuck in your head!

Amusing to think I was responsible for about 100 or so people going around all day yesterday, singing, 'Ah-wooooooooo!' :D

Cal: All of the lyrics in that song are awesome. "A little old lady got mutilated late last night..."

Thank you so much for the honour!

Makes me want to keep writing.

John: Sometimes Chuckles and I have 'YouTube Dates', where we just drink a few beers and watch music videos on YouTube. It's ridiculous how much I've expanded my knowledge of music just by doing that!

Rohrerbot: Because chocolate is awesome. And it helps you get your strength back after you turn into a werewolf!

Zoe: Thank you! Like I said, it's one of my more interesting memories lol :)

Marguerite: Sometimes it's hard to believe Chuckles and I went through that. And how long ago it was already, seems like yesterday!

Songs are amazing that way.

Jayne: I always prefer to laugh about something serious. There are only a couple of times in my life when I haven't been able to do that.

Rory: If you're wondering why I kept both of your post attempts, it's because I liked something different out of both of them. And so I can say that I hate Blogger sometimes. Yesterday I tried to reply to your post about America THREE TIMES, and each time it kept rejecting my post.

I finally took it as a sign that maybe you wouldn't want to hear my opinions! LOL I finally gave up, which sucked because it took me awhile to write. You could probably get a good idea of my views if you go a couple posts back in my archives and check out 'You Can Say Whatever You Want As Long as You Agree With Me'. It's not exactly what you were talking about, but sort of an 'On America' sort of post. You were sick when I wrote it. :(

Since I was just saying that I love when funny things happen out of something shitty...your voice activated writing software malfunctions do make me laugh. :D Even though I'm sure you'd much rather I never laugh at you again and your arm be back to normal :P

Even though I'm not a religious person (or a particularly philosophical one) I believe that things happen for a reason. How else would I have ended up here? Married to a 50-year-old one lunged American? You can't make that shit up! LOL

Kyna said...

Gary, I thought I'd repost your comment on 'Love, Cancer and Good Friends' here as well:


"Kyna, I follow your blog like some others,and smile and laugh at your lovely and humerous way of writing. But very, very occasionally a post stops me in my tracks and this was one of them. What an incredible story you two share, and what a testing journey to both be on. You both obviously love each other so very much and have, and still are, going through some very testing times. Thanks so much for sharing such a personal glimpse into your life and I pray that things will continue to go well for you both. Take care"

I think I'm getting all choked up! Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Sometimes when Chuckles is teasing the shit out of me (which he tends to do a lot because that's how he is), I have to count to 10 and remind myself that I'm just happy he's alive.
Even if he's driving me bugfuck in the moment LOL.

'Testing journey' is right on. All the bad stuff that can happen to someone happened at the beginning of our relationship. We figure if we got through all that, the rest can be considered cake!

Kyna said...

Jeez, I can't stop commenting on my own post it seems...

But I wanted to share what Zevon (who died of a form of lung cancer in 2003) said about life...

"Enjoy every sandwich."

Love it. Sums it up.

Kelly said...

...awesome story. When stuff like that happens, Rick and I always say it's our Guardian Angel letting us know everything will be just fine.

btw....this is one of my all-time favorite songs. I LOVE it. I remember the first time I heard it as a kid. I couldn't stop singing it!

I just noticed all the things in your sidebar......the Continental always cracks me up----and Jedi Squirrels....too funny.

Shyrlene said...

Kyna - I think this is one of my most favorite posts of yours - ever! "Awesome" doesn't even cover it...