Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stumped

Friday night, I met up with the Vegas girls for happy hour. (Note: They are called the Vegas girls because I spent New Year's Eve in Vegas with them in 2007. We also spent New Year's Eve together in 2008 -- but in Atlantic City, which is such a total armpit that we are all denying we were ever there. Also, when I say "Vegas girls" it sounds much more intriguing than if I say, "I met up with two college friends and another woman I met through them.") And no, you'll never get back the two minutes it took to read that dreck. You're welcome.

One of the women mentioned that her husband was at a "garage party". I asked, "What's that?" and she explained, "It's where a bunch of guys sit around in someone's garage and take turns pounding nails into a big tree stump." She said this with total conviction, as if this was something that guys actually got together to do.

I looked skeptical, so she went on to explain that, "No...apparently they use the opposite end of the hammer..." and during her explanation, she burst out laughing. Apparently, until she explained it out loud, she did not realize just how ridiculous this sounded.

Now, I'm not saying this is not entirely possible (for chrissakes, there is an entire cornhole community I'm just finding out about), but I am wondering if this kind of thing actually happens? Has anyone else heard of this? Been to one of these parties? Can assure me that it is a cover story for a bunch of guys hiring strippers so I feel a little less sorry for them?

Never has anything involving pounding, nailing and wood sounded so dull.

5 comments:

Macker said...

Never heard of it, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised. We're a very uncomplicated lot, us guys. A few brews, some abstract activity (like hammering nails) and that's good times. You add in the fact that it's hard to do anything that would mess up a garage and you are in to double bonus points. I'd go......

ZenMom said...

Okay. I was totally prepared to vote "stippers", but apparently Macker is correct: Men are creatures of simple pleasures. Simple, stupid pleasures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stump_(game)

Kathleen said...

ZenMom - Hilarious. Thank you for finding that. I googled a million different words and came up with nothing. Macker - you know your gender, and now have a theme for your next gathering. Good times.

vinomom said...

There's a stump game? Ever heard of redneck horse shoes? Sounds similar.

Kathleen said...

Vinomom - never heard of redneck horseshoes...but will definitely look that up...and maybe pass it along to my friend's husband for his next garage party...