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Loves Me A Date Day

Posted in Nonsense, TV/Movies with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2011 by Bob

Today was date day for me and the wife. Jackie’s mom watched Tori al day for us so we were able to go to the Museum of Science and Industry to take in the second to last day of the Jim Henson exhibit. After that we went out to dinner, did our standard, ever romantic, Wal-Mart trip. We then picked up our Bug, came home and are getting ready to watch a movie. I figured I had time to recap the day while Jackie changed Tori and got her ready for bed.

First off, the Jim Henson exhibit was awesome. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it had a number of his original sketches and histories of his early days, there were Muppets and people looking at me strangely when I did the voice of every Muppet they had on display (what a good time to pimp my YouTube video of me singing The Rainbow Connection in Muppet Voices) … I was like a little kid. I even paid the outrageously high price for the picture of Jackie and I in front of the Muppet wall at the entrance. Yeah … Just like a tourist.

The one thing that I was a little saddened by was that you couldn’t take pictures. I would have tried to sneak a few, but I did NOT want to get kicked out and that would have been my luck. I did get a picture with one of my favs though.


Well, not exactly “with” him. The exhibit was closed already and these were through the glass.


We did get to check out a few of the other exhibits too. The MSI is just such a cool place that it is impossible to see everything properly in one day. But we did see planes, trains and automobiles, space stuff, robots, a fairy castle and oh yeah …. Chicks Man. (Joel McHale would be so jealous … maybe not)

Chicks Man


Well, the baby is in bed and it is time to watch the third installment of Family Guy’s take on Start Wars – It’s A Trap. May the force be with you and until next time, remember … “Life’s like a movie, write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending.”


To Hell With The Groundhog!

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2010 by Bob

No matter what the groundhog says, signs of spring are upon us! “A pox upon you! It is still cold out!” one might say. While this is true, to which my chilly, nighttime toes can attest, signs of the coming warmer months are cropping up all over.

First of all, pitchers and catchers report today in Mesa, AZ. That’s right, CUBS spring training is right around the corner!! As I am every year, I am excited. This is the year. It has to be, it was one of my predictions for 2010. I am pretty good with my baseball predictions. So much in fact, that I avoided having to have a tattoo of Ichiro Suzuki plastered on my left ass cheek one year. Soon, the rest of the team will be there, (at spring training, not on my left ass cheek) and then Pat and Ron will take us on that magical journey all the way from spring training to the World Series! I will also, albeit reluctantly, wish whi … whi … wh … White Sox fans (sorry, hard for me to say that) good luck for the upcoming season as well.

I have been leaving work earlier the last few weeks so I hadn’t really noticed, but last night, I was out running errands and I all of a sudden realized it was after 5 p.m. and I was not home yet. I tried to figure out how the time had slipped away and I didn’t realize it was that late. (I left work around 3:30) The reason, it was still light out! Indeed the days are getting longer. This is a sure sign of spring. Granted, it isn’t getting things warmer but still, it is a nice little bonus. Although, Tom Skilling did say that we are only 40 some odd days away from our first 70-degree day. As a side note to those of you that think it is a good idea to wear shorts on the FIRST warm day of the year … unless you fake bake with Snooki all winter, please don’t. Snooki … she is actually trying to trademark that name … and now we find out she isn’t even Italian. But I digress …

Spring also starts a little earlier these days thanks to good old “W”. Back in ought seven, they made Daylight Saving Time start 2 weeks earlier and end 2 weeks later. This gives us the illusion of longer days since the sun will set even later by the clock. Be careful though, this also means more unsupervised children running around in the streets later in the evening.

For any of you out there that might still be in school, spring also brings that time of year when Joe Francis makes enough money to pay all of his legal bills for the year … Spring Break. If you are a parent of any student, you may dread spring break. If so, I am sorry for mentioning it. Also a warning, if you are the father of a girl 16-25 who goes to spring break, you should probably stop buying those Girls Gone Wild videos. Serious potential for AWKWARD!

I can’t think of any negatives to the approaching spring. American Idol is already on and ruining my late winter, (which means it will be over by early spring god willing) Eureka doesn’t start up with new episodes until the summer (this is good because it won’t conflict with a lot of other good shows that are on now where I might have to choose) and the spring of 2010 brings the demise of the Tyra Banks show. (much to the dismay of Joel McHale and the rest of The Soup staffers. Thank god for Wendy Williams) See … SPRING IS GOOD!

So, grab your spray tan, go out and buy that first time of the year grass fertilizer, and pick up a few extra large garbage bags for that first trip into the backyard after the snow melts when the dog has been going out there all winter.

Until next time remember … To truly hock a loogie, one must not retrieve the phlegm from the throat, but from the soul.

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