Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Zapped! (or How to Scare Your Husband)


I am like the Ellen (Degeneres) of my house. I'm good at scaring my family: mostly my husband.  He's quite easy to scare, and I think the fact that I'm a bit stealth-like helps out. I also like to amuse myself with dumb stuff like scaring him. I have hid in our master bedroom closet, right next to the mirror dresser in the bedroom, various places, and sometimes I don't hide at all. I just get super quiet and say something really quick and abrupt when he least expects it, but one of my favorite scare tactics happened most recently.

I purchased a 10th doctor sonic screwdriver from Think Geek right before Christmas, because 1. it was on sale for around $18 and 2. free standard shipping at for the holidays. Had I had more money, I probably would have gone to town buying various Doctor Who stuff. But, I digress.

About 3 weeks ago, I finally put the batteries into the sonic screwdriver (you know, because of all things, you need a tiny screwdriver to put batteries into the sonic screwdriver XD).  I took it upstairs and waved the sonic screwdriver around my girls.  They didn't get scared.  Mini-Me actually asked to see it and started playing with it a bit. :) 

I go downstairs, and I get it into my head that I should wave the sonic around my husband who is sitting at his desk.  He heard and saw me come down, but when I whipped out the sonic screwdriver, pushed the button to turn on the light and buzzing effects, he cowered and his office chair almost scooted to the wall with him in it.  I was DYING.  I thought it was the funniest thing ever. (Okay, so maybe not the funniest thing ever, but it's pretty funny to see a 6'5", 250 lb., almost 50-year-old, man cower from a toy).  

In his defense, it was making a 'zapping' noise.  If any of you have seen Doctor Who, you know what I'm talking about.  He said that he didn't know what it was and was trying not to get zapped. Also, what does that say about me if he thinks I'm trying to zap him with something? *shrugs* Sheesh, you would think someone would love getting a little sonic.

I wish I had thought to videotape it, but of course I though of it only AFTER the fact. Maybe next time. ;)

Here's a little video to show you the 'zapper'. Yes, that is me talking with the hideous young-sounding voice(and yes, I intentionally wore my 10th doctor tee).

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