Tuesday, July 1, 2008

You Rock!!!! Also: The UFO


You guys - that was such an awesome Comment-a-Palooza yesterday! We hit 100 comments! I loved finding out stuff about you, and visiting your blogs and just knowing that you're really out there! I wish we could all get together for dancing and mojitos. Thank you, thank you - you may resume lurking. :)

Still no comment from my Mom - though she did send me a separate email asking what "Holla" was and suggesting that perhaps I had misspelled "Hola". Nevertheless. I am determined to get a comment from my Mom and so let's see if this works:

Frank Sinatra was gay.

............???????...............

Shhhhhhh.
We'll see if she responds.

OK. As promised, back to me. Of all the "Things You Probably Don't Know About Me", the one you seem to be most interested in is the UFO sighting. Hello???? Swing Dance Champion???????  No?  OK, UFO it is.

This is not an "I'm not really sure what I saw" story. It's not a "Could have been planes flying in formation" story. It's not a "bright light in the sky" story. This thing was a Big-Ass, scary, multi-colored-light UF-freakin'O. And I'm not kidding. My sister and I saw it. (Jan-throw another comment in, would ya? back me up.)

Time period: late 80's. Location: Block Island, Rhode Island . Time: about 8:45 pm, just gotten dark. My sister and I had just left our vacation house to drive into town and look for boys browse the gift shops. Our hair was moussed and our jewelry was plastic. There are no street lights on BI, so it's totally dark. We'd only gone about a quarter of a mile when out of NOWHERE this ginormous silent disk with colored lights was in front of us, maybe 100 feet up. So close that we screamed our asses off, pulled a U-turn and high-tailed it back home to tell our parents. Of course it was gone when they came outside. 

This is a photo of the "Hudson Valley UFO" which would correlate with the time period and location:


This wouldn't be a true UFO sighting if I didn't do a sketch, so here is my sketch of what I saw:





And here is a sketch of me:



Yes, those are my Jelly shoes. And shoulder pads that the craft probably could have landed on. 

But I will tell you this, my friends: that was no weather balloon.

37 comments:

Sue's mom said...

Sue! Of course I commented! But I signed as Anonymous– so I guess I didn't make enough of a splash among the many other posts.

Well, you certainly know how to get to me, slandering the good name of my longest-standing crush, Frank! All reports I've ever read (in reliable trash magazines, our favorite source of important world news) concur that his lady friends had no complaints. Now that Frank is gone, I'm forced to make do with Ed Harris, James Taylor and Anthony Hopkins, my current guys.

Sue's sister said...

Again, I can totally corroborate the UFO sighting on Block Island. That was a very faithful recounting. (And a great sketch too, I might add, especially the jellie shoes-we rocked.) I'm just so glad we saw it together so we can back each other up!

Noonie

Kelly said...

Dude.. ..
Weird..

Awesome sketches btw..totally diggin' the shoulder pads..hahaha

Philly said...

Hallllooooo, jellies are back !!

http://www.6pm.com/n/search.cgi?q=jellies

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Gettysburg Mom said...

Are those plastic earrings in the drawing a funky geometric shape and perhaps pastel?

I once saw a great comment on the topic. The gist was that with a gazillion suns out there in the universe, isn't it a bit egocentric to think we're the only critters around?

Tenakim said...

love the rendering of the assymetrical oversized dress with big belt... you were working it!

Caroline said...

Not sure what is scarier...the UFO or jelly shoes (that totally make your feet smell...and are back in style!) AGGGHH...run for your lives...

Rph Mommy said...

OMG, I just have to say you are one of my new favorite blogs. Found you through Honey Pie.

I pink puffy heart the bathtub gangster. Seriously.

deconstructing jen said...

Oh my. That is hilarious. The drawings are great. I am especially fond of the shoulder pads. Nice work.

Alice said...

You know what is most awesome about your tale, besides the fab artwork (commissions?) is that you had a REAL reaction to a UFO. All these numbnutz trying to talk and investigate is BS. I'd be screaming too, just like if I saw a ghost and all you'd see is asses and elbows.

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

The sketches are GREAT. I had forgotten all about jelly shoes. Flashback.. I had like 4 pair...LOL
Let me just say, you were Rockin' the 80's .

Lane Boyz Mom said...

I would almost swear that that sketch of you is me in the 80's....HAHAHAHAHA

gaining some lb's said...

Could you get me some of those shoulder pads? Oh, and throw in a pair of jellies too!

I know you saw it...if you say you did then you did...dammit.


peace
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Dorky Dad said...

Oh, so you saw me, huh? Sorry. I usually avoid flying with my lights on unless I'm over rural Nevada. I might have mistaken you for nutjobs.

Sorry 'bout that.

Drowsey Monkey said...

I'm sure your 80s fashion terrified them. God, I remember shoulder pads, lol.

Walking With Scissors said...

Aw! I missed the comment-a-palooza. Oh, well. Better late than never, right? I'm pretty sure I found you through Google reader...

Anyway, is it wrong that I was more impressed with the jelly shoes than with the UFO? I had red ones. They ruled ALL.

Wendy said...

I'm sure they were just flying low to get a better look at those jellies! Maybe they looked like they were made from hides of aliens.

Swirl Girl said...

I am so captivated by your admission of wearing the outfit that I totallly missed the UFO thing.

Crocs are the millenial jellies.

I am Boymom said...

At least the UFO did not abscond with you and your sis...that would have been a tragic loss for all of us as we would have missed your wonderfully accurate sketches of life in the 80's. I miss big hair and shoulder pads! It sooo works when you have a small head and a big butt! It's all about balance, baby!

Anonymous said...

My friend sent me the link to your blog and now we are both lurkers. You write the funniest, most true-to-life stories (except the UFO thing!) Thanks for the humor you bring to this stay-at-home mom. I thought I was the only "bagless shopper", "of course this isn't new" girl around. I'm glad I am not alone!

Tiffany said...

Were you rocking a mullet? Or maybe my eyes couldn't understand that amazing artistic self-portrait.

McMommy said...

Yay for Sue's mom commenting!!!!

I am dying with the sketch of 80's Sue!!!! Are you rockin' the half-up/half-down side ponytail? Sweet!

ali said...

Is that a banana clip in your hair? Congratulations on the comments!

Val said...

Okay...I am a little freaked out. UFO's!?!?!?!?!?

But, what freaked me out the most was the rendering of 80's Sue! I remember that time but would love to forget!

jujyfruit said...

UFO what? I'm waaaay more focused on the 80s outfit description and sketch -- hilarious!

And now I have to ask what color your outfit actually was? Gettysburg mom guessed pastel...but I'm thinking more like electric blue or fuschia or perhaps even bright yellow?! But I don't see any evidence of color-blocks...

Cracking up over here!

Amy said...

Great sketches! Ahh, the 80's, those were the days!

Natalie said...

i want to see a ufo! like from the safety of my house. but then they might know where i live!

oh...and i think i had that dress you drew! seriously! i love the hair...that is style my friend. pure style!

Anonymous said...

I saw Jelly Shoes at Target the other day!! OMG!

TONYA said...

ha ha ha, nice to see all the fam commenting now. That dragged her out of the land of the lurking. Now if only I can get my mum to comment, mmmmmmm.

Jellies are soooo 'in' right now ... okay, except in our house.

Holly said...

You are Hysterical! I even linked you on my blog, so that both of my readers could get a good laugh. Now I guess I have no readers...

jaime said...

ummm. WHERE do you live? cuz sure as hell ain't moving there! I kid you not, i'm scared of E.T.! Have been since i was little...some people are scared of spiders or small spaces. me? E.T. word.


you had me actually GLAD to be living in Central Jersey for a few mins there :)

RG said...

What?!? I told that stupid Clifford to keep his collar on...Block Island you say?

Should've gotten a parrot instead.

Queen Goob said...

O. M. G. you are HOT. Just LOOK at the hair resting upon those ultracool shoulder pads! But I must say I giggled the hardest at the first drawing. I so totally pictured you and your sister screaming. It was so good I swear I could hear you in the back of my head.

For the record, I don't discount what you saw; there is some freaky stuff out there, kiddo.

Queen Goob said...

*waving*

HI SUE'S MOM!
HI SUE'S SISTER!

Rhea said...

Love the sketches!! Weird experience. My children are into UFO's and aliens right now. And crop circles...help me. :o)

Lydia said...

I desperately wish that I could see an UFO!!!..!!..!!

You're lucky.

Me said...

I love how everyone says "yeah I saw jellies are back" but you don't so much hear anyone saying "I got me some new jellies".

If you spot them on the street I totally want to see that blog.

Luv ya by the way and added you to my blogroll.