“Bloody bollocks”

My brother is sitting next to me right now playing Modern Warfare 2 (yes 2, he doesn’t like 3) with some of his online friends. He moved his Xbox out to the living room and hooked it up to my mom’s TV, although he really wants to just bring his own out here. We came up with a good plan for how we can move the furniture around and have everything still fit nicely, including both TVs, but my mom is being pretty stubborn and not letting him do it. I don’t really understand, considering if his TV was out here she could stop complaining about not getting to watch TV.

My mom seems to like making life harder for herself. Earlier, she was complaining to my brother that she can’t remember whether Bones is on tonight and she can’t check because she can’t use the TV to look at the guide. (She reserved the right to use the TV whenever Bones or The Mentalist is on.) My brother and I both told her she could just grab her laptop and check online, but she didn’t. My brother ended up just doing it for her. I don’t know why she couldn’t just have asked him to check from the get-go. I guess the Internet still isn’t the first solution she thinks of. The other day I had to literally walk her through how to Google something!

Just a minute ago, my mom told me that she will be cleaning in the morning since it’s her day off work, and that she “is not responsible for waking anyone up” when she does her vacuuming. I didn’t understand why she couldn’t just vacuum around 11 instead of around 9, since she said she just needed to finish cleaning before her 2pm hair appointment, but she was still really stubborn about it. Finally I just offered to vacuum myself when I wake up around noon or whenever. I’d rather have my late night without having to worry about not getting enough sleep! Of course, I could just try to go to bed earlier or put up with getting up earlier tomorrow and then use that as a way to get my sleeping schedule back on track, but I guess I’m just as stubborn as her.

I just glanced over at my brother’s screen and noticed there was only thirty seconds left in the match he was playing with his friends, and his party was tied with the enemy, so I made a comment about it. He said they’re not trying to win! “What do you play for if not to win?” I asked.

I guess I’m too competitive too, man. I mean, I totally get just playing a game with your friends and having fun, but at the same time I get really into trying to win. Ehhh, nothing wrong with that.

My brother says “blast” a lot when he’s playing this game. I don’t know whether he’s talking about an explosive blast in the game (I didn’t hear one just now when he said it!), or whether he’s totally picking up on British slang. I kind of hope it’s the latter, although he did make fun of me for saying “piss off” the other day. “You’re not British.” I know, thanks. 😛

13 thoughts on ““Bloody bollocks”

  1. “Blast!” Well I say blasted bollocks quite a fair bit, and I think I just pick up on British slang because of all the British shows I watch… I’m not just talking Who, haha. If he wants to pick up Australian slang, we’ve got heaps, but a particular one to note is “flamin'”. Flamin’! I don’t know, I doubt boys his age would be referring to the explosions in the game. (Explosions in the Sky! …no.)

    I think my mum sort of likes making things difficult for herself too, but unintentionally. I keep trying to find ways to make things easier for her and she doesn’t get it. Let’s see, I have an example that’s sort of about the television too. We got a digital set top box thing not too long ago, meaning that we can see what show is on by pressing the information button. My mum turns on the television and she asks to see the television guide (which comes with the newspaper). She goes through all the effort of looking for it when she can just check it out on the television. Or she makes someone else do it (now that sucks).

    On the same topic though – she’s so addicted to the remote control even though she doesn’t watch much television. But if the remote goes missing or is hard to find, she’s seriously too lazy to press the button on the television. And I just tell her instead of spending ten minutes looking for the freakin’ damn remote, she can just press the freakin’ button. She doesn’t quite get it.

    :/ I don’t know, our mums are odd. When it comes to her phone, my mum doesn’t want to know important things. I mean, I tell her how to look at the submenu and to see other options and understand the interface and she wants it simple. Simple as in she just wants to know how to make a call, but then later I know she’ll ask me about the interface and say ‘by the way, what’s this’? It’s like she wants the easy way out, but she doesn’t know that the easy way out is actually many times harder.

    Very nice of you to offer to clean. 😛

    1. Oh, competitive… it’s fun when it comes to certain games. James and I like playing Minesweeper to lose, because it makes the game more hilarious. So sometimes we play in that backwards way. But you know, games are always more fun with friends, so no matter how you play it’s still fun. Drowning in Minecraft with James and Mike was funny. 😛

  2. I keep telling myself that I’m going to buy an Xbox or Wii sooner or later. I enjoy playing games with my little godson and on family nights 🙂

    Thank you for your advice on my new eBook! I definitely added more to my description 🙂 Now I’m hoping that this will make me receive more buyers. I’ve reduced the price… I’m just awaiting for someone to buy 🙂

    Have a happy New Year!!!

  3. I’ve never played any of the COD games because a) I suck at first-person shooters and b) I don’t have an Xbox, but I get the excitement over a game. Though, I don’t know if I’d ever wait outside for hours in line just to buy one. Yikes!

    I think moms are just supposed to be weird like that. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s just hard-wired into all moms. My mom used to be such a tech n00b, but she’s learning. She’s even able to use my laptop without my help! Hahaha. It was such a big step for her 🙂

    That’s interesting. I always thought the point of those games was to always win against the other team? Is it not?

  4. I think that your mom is just tired and does not want to use her brain. She’ll be better and more logical after a nice, long break I think.

    I’m pretty sure that your brother is picking up British slang. Is he watching British TV or playing on an international server? My brother and his friends just scream and yell at each other a lot while they’re playing any Call of Duty game.

    I’ve been hearing the phrase “pissed off” almost all my life, but not very often in California. Perhaps it’s New England slang?

  5. I have to say I can’t understand mothers, including my own mom. Sometimes I think women who reach that point in their lives when they become parents, a switch in their brains would be triggered and they start doing and saying weird things. Then again, it’s probably the stress from work and raising kids, I wouldn’t know. 😀

    Hahaha, I suppose your brother and the other people were just playing for the fun of it. Though I can’t see how people playing against each other don’t mean to play to win. Strange concept. And you are right, nothing wrong with being a little competitive. Life is like that too.

    “Blast!” I’m pretty sure he was referring to the British slang as opposed to the explosions in the game. XD

  6. Happy Holidays, Rachel! There’s nothing better to do than relaxing at home :P. I’m semi-jealous seeing how I am just dreading my days in the back of my mind.

    Boys playing anything Call of Duty is expected. Chicks playing Call of Duty makes the game more exciting :D! Bringing out a TV to even play the game must be wild ;O! But somehow, I’m not surprised XD!

    I somehow think a lot of mothers these days doesn’t resort to technology for answers like how we do. Even my mom tells me to type things out for her or google something for her… Or find when some TV show goes on.

    I hate house cleaning in the early morning, especially when it wakes you up! But there’s just some things you have to bare with sometimes. Haha, some people play to just have fun- winning or not :O! Competitiveness gets to everyone’s mind eventually -_-!

    Thank you for the congrats :P! You still got your point across so I don’t think it’s weird :P! But then again, it is like having a new house XD!

    I am not getting stronger with the trumpet :P. I just cheat my way out by eating hard candy on the way for some sugar rush. But I like the clarinet A LOT better! I rather march 6.2 miles with my hands down on the clarinet than up on the trumpet. It’s something I’m used to :X. I even prefer a tenor saxophone over the trumpet too!

    Take care and happy holidays (:

  7. i like the gradient background 😀

    sometimes i think parents make a problem out of nothing. they seem to have a gene to complicate everything when it in real life is really easy. i don’t know if it actually do it intentionally, but they’ve certainly chosen the long and hard way. it seems like instead of using shortcuts, they always go from point-to-point. hahaha i can’t wait until i become an adult, lol!

    thank you!! i hope you had a great christmas too! happy holidays!

  8. Just stumbled upon your blog.

    Lol that’s hilarious – I hear that too from my guy friends that they like 2nd one better.
    Anyway, sigh, yes adults can be stubborn. For them, they’re very rigid in their thinking.
    I mean it’s not necessarily adults but some people are really rigid and won’t think outside the box.

  9. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! hehe 😛
    Yes, the Popcorners ARE absolutely brilliant! Perfect movie snack too >w< they don't crunch as loud either… haha. I hate it when my popcorn or nachos crunch during the middle of the movie and then everyone turns back to stare at you 😛

    hahaha, my mom is like that too!!! xD she doesnt like to be proved wrong and is sooo stubborn!!! she also has her own peculiar way of doing things, like your mom. 😛 my mom can always win over me in an argument tho. her persuasion skills are just……… urgh sooo annoying!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  10. I might be a little bit late on this, but I love the new layout! Very bright and pretty! 🙂

    Haha, I think that’s just mom’s for ya. My mom is extremely computer illiterate, so what is second-nature for everyone else in my family to just look on the internet when we have a question, she’ll just continue pondering and bothering the rest of us with it. So we just end up doing it for her. xP Or, she always needs help uploading pictures to the computer. It’s really not that hard, but we show her how again and again anyways.

    Haha, I’m very competitive in the same way. Sure it’s fun to play, but you don’t want to be the loser… 😛

    Ah, I love British slang! I find myself every now and then saying things like “piss off” or calling someone a “prick”. Some of my friends have no idea what I’m saying, they just think I’m making stuff up. 😛

    RE: I haven’t gotten my scores back for my last class, I don’t think I will until the beginning of January, but oh well. I’m just impatient. Congrats on the scores you received as well! I think it’s going to be a bit of a kick in the butt when I get to college and it’s not going to be quite so easy, but I’m going to try and be as prepared as possible. I think I’ll shoot for straight A’s in college, but I don’t think I’ll be too disappointed when I don’t get them. 😛

    We do celebrate Christmas. 🙂

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