December 6, 2008


My sister-in-law Mindy moved from Baltimore to po'dunk Wyoming this week. After years of living on the east coast, it's no small adjustment. Today Mindy sent the following email describing one of her first experiences in town:

"So this drunk cowboy guy came up to me in Wal Mart. He was missing a front tooth, wearing full cowboy garb, a crumpled up leathery face the works. And wanted to tell me what a great deal he got on DVDs. He started pulling them out of his bag. He pulled out Dances with Wolves and said "WESTURN!" then he pulled out 3:10 to Yuma and said "WESTURN!" and then he pulled out one more movie and said "WESTURN!" and I looked down and it was Brokeback Mountain. I started to tell him that he probably wouldn't like that one, but then I decided to let him discover that for himself."

Thanks, Mindy. I needed something to post about today.


Nancy Sabina said...

Maybe he WILL enjoy that one! Did Brokeback Mountain teach us nothing? ... just cuz they look tough don't mean they are! (not that I've seen the movie...)

Kels said...

He just wouldn't quit her... about the DVD deals, at least!

I have a feeling he'll be a little shocked at what he sees... or it will cause him to re-evaluate some of his "cowboy" friendships!

momof3crazykids said...

I agree with Kels. He will probably be shocked.

Sue said...

HOLLYWOOD! I'm so glad you're back. I was beginning to believe you'd been attacked by rabid stuffed animals. (But CUTE rabid stuffed animals, I'm sure.) Good to have you back in the blogosphere, my friend.

Maren Hansen said...

Love it! Have you ever seen the recut trailer of Back to the Future on YouTube: Brokeback to the Future? It's been removed but it was great. However, there are some other GREAT recuts, my two faves being "Scary Mary" (Mary Poppins) and "Shining" (the Shining)...

Jen said...

Okay, I just could not sit here and read your funny post and not comment... I'm a genuine Wyomingite. Yup, it's true. Born and raised.

I just have to tell ya, one of the highlights of going home (my family still lives there)is watching the drunk cowboys and natives. There isn't much entertainment back in Wyomin', so we have to resort to desparate measures at times. Ohhhhh good times. Good times.

I've really enjoyed reading your blog!

Colleen said...

Awesome. :)

flip flop mama said...

That was classic. I wish we could find out what he thinks!

The Wiz said...

My guess is he won't enjoy any of them. 3:10 to Yuma is quite violent, and Dances with Wolves is boring as snot. I don't know that either of them will fit his WESTURN ideas, but hey, who knows.

Lisa Loo said...

Imagine me and my fab pink llama's delight when we saw that you were back!! Just want you to know that my 15 year old daughter totally pounced on the bassett hound and could not be without it during her recovery from her surgery.

I find drunk people to be pretty funny in general. I would have so paid money to see his reaction. A little shout out to your sis--welcome to middle of nowhere--you are off to a great start!!

Jen Morrison said...

hahahhaaa! Will be laughing about this one for awhile!

Adrienne said...

Dude, I know this is a certain type of blog, and it has a certain type of readership, but Brokeback Mountain? Excellent, EXCELLENT movie. Yes, it's about gay cowboys. But it's more about what it means when you love someone "you're not supposed to." Maybe Mountain Man Cowboy has a soft side...

I dunno, rent it, and if the scene at the end with Heath Ledger and the shirts doesn't make you weep like a little girl, YOU HAVE NO SOUL.

Spike said...


Where does everyone the idea those guys are "cowboys." They take care of sheep. In my book, that makes them shepherds. Shepherds.

Boy Mom said...
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Boy Mom said...

Woo Hoo, Hollywood's back. I was fickle and didn't put you on my new blog roll, I repent my evil ways, you're back.

My #2 is addicted to the food channel, I hope that doesn't mean he's going to be a... shepherd.

12/09/2008 10:34 AM

Beeswax said...

Poor, toothless cowboy.

Adrienne said...

Okay, valid point. But I think dudes-abiding-in-the-fields when I think shepherds. Sheep wranglers, then?

nike dunk said...

lol,so nice

Sam said...

I found your blog because I've got a Project Wonderful ad running here at the moment! I love this story - made me chuckle! Great blog you've got!

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swedemom said...

As a former Wyomingite living in New York, I have to wonder why on earth your friend moved to Wyoming? I love Wyoming, but it is a major shock to people coming from the East. Was she going back to her "WESTURN" roots???

The cowboy will probably break the DVD or he make just come out of the closet.