Friday, February 4, 2011

Couch Tantrum?

I wanted a blog title that truly epitomized what I plan on posting. Dozens of names were attempted, but most of them were already taken or had become vague shells of what I originally intended. I guess that's my fault though, getting to this blogging thing so late and all.

The name "Couch Tantrums" comes from a routine I used to act out in front of my parents. Life was rough from the ages of 4 - 8, and a couch tantrum was generally a good way of getting something I "needed." 

You may be asking, "well, how did it work?"

It was really quite simple. Although, I should partially thank my parents soft-spot for some of my success. It went as follows: I would wait until my parents were both watching television, walk into the living room and fall face-first onto the couch.

The couch is where the magic happened. As soon I hit the couch I would start flopping and flailing as wildly as I could, at the same time I would cover my ears and begin begging for whatever. Usual targets included: renting a movie or video game, ordering pizza, grilling, or having a sleepover. Once I felt I had said all I could, I would slowly uncover my ears and lay motionless, anticipating my parents response.  

Depending on the quality of the performance, it would typically work. The largest tantrum to date is the '99 Pokemon Stadium performance. The tantrum went on for months and  had many encores. Even now I can still remember getting my Toys-R-Us reservation slip.

However, this site will be nothing like that. Sort of. But not really.


  1. Wish I could've experienced the '99 stadium performance!

  2. Quite the paradox to my childhood tantrums, they where silent. I would just lie donw on the floor :S what was that about? xD Just started my own blog too

  3. Falling face first onto the couch? Ugh.
    Anyhow, welcome to blogging, hope you like it! :)
    Following and supporting!

  4. Wow do you sound spoiled. Funny story though.

  5. it seems like a good idea for a blog