Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It's A Hopper Thing...

Anyone who has spent time around one of us Hoppers will know this truth to be self evident.  We often break out into song or quote a line from a movie - and you will have NO idea what happened or why.  It's just us...it's how we roll. 

Most of us...missing Jerry, who wasn't born yet, and Dad who always took the pictures.
 For instance ask Diane Salts about the time I started to sing great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts at a race meet.  Even I don't remember what prompted that one, but it was a real show stopper.

Or I will say "I can remember lots of things" and my sister will yet out..."16 Candles!"  This is one of my favorites as everyone was forgetting Sam's Birthday and that has happened to me more than once.

We all seem to have this odd character trait and everyone plays along.   When someone blurts out a piece of dialog it could be from a movie, song, TV show, '60s cartoon show, basically just about anything and the others are suppose to tell you where it comes from.  It's a fun Hopper Family Game that can be played anywhere and needs no props...just an agile mind that holds on to trivia and minutiae like a huge sponge.

If my sister said "El Kabong" or "Size Of A Camel" everyone would know she was quoting Quick Draw McGraw.  Or should Jeff say "Beware the Monkey" we know that is from the Chinese Calendar for Tigers - Jeff is a Tiger as you may have deduced.  See below

The Year of the Tiger Is there a creature on the planet more magnificent than the Tiger. We think not, and that’s not even our sign. On our Chinese restaurant menu today, here’s how they describe the Tiger: If you were born in the years 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986 or 1998, you’re a Tiger. Tiger people are aggressive, courageous, candid and sensitive. Look to the Horse and Dog for happiness. Beware of the Monkey.

Well...you get the picture. So next time this happens to you do NOT fret...this is just a Hopper Thing and you will soon be returned to your regular programming.

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