February 12, 2011

Gnome Week: Day 3

To start out, the premiere of Gnomeo and Juliet came out last night and it did not disappoint.  I arrived an  hour early to save us ten seats.  I was the only person in the theater for the first 3/4 of the hour.

 This is what the Schmidt's camp at the theater looked like

This is us after the movie in our 3-D glasses.  We had a blast at the movies.  I won't spoil it for you but the story line stayed pretty true to the original story of Romeo and Juliet.  They kept most of the main characters of the play and added some new faces.  It was also fun to pick out the voices of characters.  One of my favorites was Dolly Parton's character.  That's right, Dolly Parton was a gnome.

Gnome Quote of the Day:  "Gnome body gnomes the trouble I've seen"
Gnome of the Day:  Gunter
If this slightly chunky looking fellow looks like he just ate a very large meal, that would be because he was caught stealing food from the house.  I came home from work to find a trail of blueberry juice from the fridge...with the door left wide open...through the living room and outside to the back porch area.  There were blue berry finger prints all over the glass door.  Gunter loves to eat and loves fruit.  He must listen at the glass door for when new groceries arrive and then sneak in at night to eat the fruit and other goods from the store.  I've also notices that the dried cranberry treats for the bunnies have been disappearing at a faster and faster rate.  I keep telling him he needs to start taking better care of himself but its no use, he thinks he will live forever, well at least 400 years like the other gnomes.
He's so full he can't move from the deck

Gnome Lesson of the Day:  Lady Gnomes
The women folk are very shy and stick their own kind.  That's why it is rare to see a lady gnome, more so than the males.  The are trained by their mothers the proper gnome manner to tend to a home.  They are inclined in the arts of weaving, sewing, playing music and singing. 

Young female gnomes are distinguished by their green hats and braided hair.  After marriage they wear plain, camouflage attire and tuck their hair under scarfs and dark colored caps.  When they reach 350 years of age they start growing a light beard. 

Female gnomes always give birth to twins and their pregnancy lasts 12 months at the least.  For most of their lives the women stay close to home and do not wander about like their husbands and brothers.

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