Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Guys

I can't look at this picture and not smile.


My two favorite guys.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Stuff #5 - It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

I enjoy wrong humor.

You know, the kind of humor that makes you cringe and laugh all at the same time? You almost feel guilty for laughing, but you have to laugh because it's hilarious?

Here's a clip from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia:

I was introduced to this series by Danielle, who we were visiting almost a year ago today for her birthday in Chicago. We somehow managed to watch almost the whole first season that weekend - which I literally then purchased the day I returned to Michigan (along with Season 2).

Just look at some of the titles of the episodes, and you'll get a sense of the "wrongness."

"Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender"

"Mac is a Serial Killer"

"Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person"

"The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby"

"Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare"

I then stumbled upon the wikipedia page for the show. The character descriptions are hilarious. For example,

Charlie: "Charlie is a volatile loser who displays little ability to cope with day-to-day problems and is prone to Bobcat Goldthwait-styled outbursts. He also has poor hygiene, lives in squalor, and frequently abuses inhalants . . . He was the survivor of a failed abortion attempt."

Deandra: "She is consistently criticized and belittled by the gang for her looks (often comparing her to a giant bird), lack of talent, and the mere fact that she is a woman."

Mac: "He comes from a broken home; his father is an incarcerated meth dealer, and his mother is extremely apathetic. He believes he is an adept martial artist and bouncer, often attempting idiotic stunts and wearing sleeveless shirts in order to prove his physical prowess.

Dennis: "He frequently pops his shirt off without hesitation, believing that his physique impresses people and diffuses conflicts. He listens to glam rock, and displays some ability to sing in a falsetto voice wearing silver spandex."

But the best way to experience the show is to simply start with the first episode and don't look back. You can watch full episodes here, but here's one more clip for your viewing pleasure:

Baby Tan

Thursday, March 12, 2009

March Madness - Jandy Style

So, you all know I broke my face the other weekend.

Well, this afternoon, Andy emailed me to let me know that he broke his nose playing basketball. I, of course, called him immediately.

"When are you going to the doctor?"

"I don't need to go to the doctor. I think I put it back in place."

Great. He THINKS he put it back correctly. Comforting.

"Well, I think you should still probably go to a doctor."

"No, I'm fine."

That's right, he's a man. He has testosterone and balls made of steel. He has no need for doctors and medicine.

"I still think you should go to the doctor."

"Well, I want you to look at it first and tell me if it looks funny."

Ah yes, because he hasn't been looking at that nose for 27 years and has no idea what it's supposed to look at.

"Um, look at a picture of yourself. That's what it's supposed to look like. Is that what it looks like?"

"Well, it's all swollen."

"Then you should probably go to a doctor."

"No, it's fine."

OH DEAR GOD. Broken bone = GO TO THE DOCTOR. Why is he making that equation so complicated???!!!

"Is it bleeding?"

"Well, it bled a lot but I put kleenex and stuff in it. But if I took that out it would probably be bleeding."

"Then you should probably bring your maybe-put-back-in-place-swollen-bleeding nose to the doctor."


Whoa, did I just make progress here?

"I'll just go home and you can look at it and tell me if it looks funny."

Nope, no progress.

"Ok, but even if it looks normal I'm still going to tell you to go to the doctor."

"It's fine. But my head hurts a lot."

"Well, you have a plate in your skull and you're not supposed to get head injuries."

"It's not really a "head injury"."

This man is somehow simultaneously the smartest AND dumbest person I know.

"Your nose is on your head, dear."

"I guess."

"Well I guess you should go to the doctor."

The conversation ended with him deciding maybe to go to the doctor. He decided to "wait and see." Apparently, after his nose bled for 3 hours straight and he had a pounding headache and a nagging wife - he decided to go to the doctor.

The Urgent Care Center sent him to the E.R. because they saw blood behind his eardrum. He spent 2 hours in the E.R., got a CAT Scan and the telephone number of a ear, nose and throat specialist to see in a few days when the swelling goes down. I'm expecting some black eyes in the morning too.

Aren't we just a lovely pair?

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Dog by Any Other Name . . .

This is the story of the evolution of our dog's name.

We decided on Tobias as a dog name after watching Arrested Development. Just mentioning that show I am immediately filled with happiness at different images that pop into my brain (G.O.B. performing magic to The Final Countdown, for example) and sadness that it ended too soon. So, anyways, if you were wondering where Tobias came from, that's it.

We had always assumed we would call him Toby when he was a puppy, and Tobias when he got older.


Now, Tobias is just too much name for something that little and adorable. Toby is much more fitting.


And that is the picture of an older, wiser, mature dog. Tobias suits him now.

But actually, at some point during his youth, we gave him the middle name Guy.

"Guess what Toby Guy ate today?"

Then, that evovled into just Guy.

"I'm gonna walk Guy when I get home."

Next, when his head expanded to the size of a watermelon, he became Guy Head.

"Guy Head ate an entire loaf of bread."

Finally, we now find ourselves just calling him Head.

"Will you let Head outside?"

And that my friends, is the evolution of Tobias Toby Guy Head's name.

Monday, March 2, 2009

MBG Winter Beer Fest 2009

I came.

I saw.

I drank.

I fell down.

I got 13 stitches.


Long Live Beer Fest.