Today I’m doing something a little different on the ole blog – a one time deal. Hope I don’t offend anyone – just a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun. Back in August a blogging friend Debra Kristi invited friends to host Thor – the God of Thunder on a blog tour around the world. My desk buddy Lara Croft saw his picture and made a wise-crack about gods and thunder, but in an about-face I didn’t see coming gave me that guns-to-the-face look and said she’d show him around town. *giggle* Thor is now on his way out of town with a big smile. *wink*
Now, Lara is not that kind of girl! Get your mind out of the gutter. Thor arrived last week after a stop in with CC Mackenzie in Cheshire, England. She shared about Thor’s adventures with her in Norse God With A Big Hammer post. Lara read CC’s blog and saw this comment: “When you squeeze his [Thor's] legs together his hammer goes up and down.”
I think CC had too much fun with Thor’s hammer – it’s looking a little…wilted. But I digress. It seems to have inspired Lara. “That I have got to see.”
Thor arrived all macho and spouting comments about the petty ‘little people.’ Lara forced a smile and did her best to be hospitable, but when Thor demanded she fetch him a beer and rub his feet it all went downhill.
They ended up in the driveway throwing punches. They busted the taillight on my van Not cool Thor!! So, I had to take a trip to the Canadian Tire. I came out and heard Lara demand he hand over the hammer.
Crisis averted, barely, when everyone in the parking lot stopped to stare. I apologized and got us out of there.
“Take us somewhere I can teach this irritating woman to respect her betters.”
Lara tightened her ponytail. “Oh, really. Well, this I’ve got to see.”
I took them to the Thames River (yes, London, Ontario has its own Thames River). Figured the Forest City could handle a few missing trees if it came to that.
The afternoon degenerated into dares and one-up manship.
Honestly, they were at each other ALL week! It was like babysitting toddlers. Then Lara played a really dirty trick on Thor. I’d be mad too. She snuck up on him while he was taking a nap in the van, and she sicced the dog on him!
Lara’s been helping my daughter with her horseback riding lessons. Of course, Thor insisted on tagging along. I should have made him sit in the van. He was still peeved after the dog trick.
On day four Thor got bored. “Is there nothing of interest in this place?” Yeah – a bored demi-god with a thunder hammer is never a good idea. They started watching each others movies. Did Lara think he was as good looking as Gerard Butler? Why did he keep staring at Scarlett Johansson’s cleavage?
And then something strange happened…
I stopped at Tim Hortons for some donuts. Donuts can fix anything, right? And I caught them whispering in each others ears.
Lara put away her guns and they seem to have stuck an agreement of some sort. This morning, I got up and found them sitting in the dark in the basement “just talking” they said. My basement was trashed – busted furniture, coffee table in three pieces. You know what Lara said? “I woke up this morning, and I just hated everything!”
Thor is on his way to Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta next. (Saskatchewan – hard to spell, easy to draw ) Wonder what will happen if the Mounties try and take away his hammer? Hmmm….
Did you have a favorite action figure as a child? Do you have a desk buddy?
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