Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Things I Don't Get. Part 1 of 245786

Do I complain a lot? It may seem so, but maybe there are a lot of things I just don't get in life. Here are two recent examples.

Old People Texting
What is with this? I remember when I texted my mom once (and she's no spring chicken - love you!), and about 30 seconds later I received a call from her saying "Brian, I think my phone is broken." Enough said? You would think so.

Often Matt receives texts from his mother (God love her) with odd spacing, odd capital letters in the middle of words (a la tweens on MySpace who spell their names like this AsHlEiGh (I guess it's a girl from Boulder, but I digress)) and often times just doesn't make sense which then necessitates a phone call. Frustration level = 8.5.

Gym Attire

There are two types of people I don't get here. The first is the guy (and the occasional girl, at least from my experience) who gets dressed up to go to the gym. In a single day, I saw a duo of gentlemen in fashionista Puma shoes (one pair was silver), tight-ish sweat pants (think Juicy sweatpants but for men) and long-sleeve, high thread count, high-quality workout shirts. If these fools weren't going to the gym, they'd be set for a night out on the town. Who are you trying to impress by dressing up at the gym? The hottie next to you sweating like a prostitute in church? The middle-aged women speedwalking on the treadmill? Jeesh.

The second guy wears intentionally small tank tops and workout shorts so that we all can gaze at his guns and sculpted legs. No one is impressed that you know how to use the free weights or machines. In fact, no one wants to see you grab extra free weights from another station and place them on your machine, because that catwalk across the gym is oh so cool. And please, don't try to help me out and tell me how to use the weights. I know I don't know what the hell I'm doing, but that doesn't mean I need advice from you.

Bitterness, out!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I need new neighbors . . .

Kate, this one is for you! If you haven't stalked or, then you probably missed this. Get ready for February 5.

Baking, Jonn Hamm, Tina Fey, and creepy basement dwellers. Sitcom gold.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

On Obama and Love

It's true. Kate and I are huge fans of this country. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Whatever happens, we stick through with her thick and thin.

We recognize the significance of the inauguration. We understand the strides that this country had made in the past 60 years.

That being said, can we please get back to reality (say, after Sunday)?

(That picture was on the first result page for a Google Image search for Obama - eek?) The love fest over the man, the myth, the legend that is Obama has been nothing short of astonishing. If only President Bush (my once and future King) or Britney Spears had half the positive coverage Obama had, they would be going down in history as the reincarnation of Jefferson and Hepburn and not Nixon and . . . well, Spears.I think Ann Coulter puts it best when she said in her most recent (and just read by yours truly):
"The media really wanted to screw Obama,but only in the sense that they wanted to have sex with him."
Beyond the media, my friends have gone bonkers (and I put that lightly). I realize that I'm in love with GWB, I get that. I can't help it. But....come on! I own no buttons, just a few old bumper stickers and some free photos I get in the mail. This year, I bought two $5 magnets for McCain. That's it. I have no Facebook profile pics of him, I didn't add "Hussein" as my middle name during the campaign, I didn't take time off from work to volunteer for him. But a lot of people did. Great for them. Now can I have my TV back?

So where does this leave us? Three days in, four years to go. And a whole lot of love left to give.

P.S. I'm sure I'll have a lot more to write about on this over the next four years. You've been warned.

Monday, January 19, 2009

From two proud Americans...

Brian and I LOVE the USA. It's one of the main things that binds us as life long friends/bloggers.

One of my favorite things about being an American is Martin Luther King Day. MLK is one of my favorite holidays, and MLK is one of my favorite Americans. This is a special MLK Day, because this year many people are starting to believe that Martin Luther King's dream has been fulfilled, and we finally live in a country where you are judged by the content of your character, not the color of your skin.

I also love this day because it allows me to spread my all time favorite quote all day long. Enjoy!

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

(Despite all that hope and change, I would like to formally request Brian write an op-ed on Obamapalooza.)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm Sorry. I Called This Months Ago

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly for finally getting inside my mind. I called this Keira Knightley addiction to period dramas about three to four months ago as The Duchess was being released. I remember distinctly telling Matt how fed up I was over her decision, time and again, to play the same role in the same movie. And every time the commercial played, I repeated my frustration. Clearly the girl is a gifted actress, why not expand the playing field?

I get that she loves period pieces because she likes "the fact that you can completely dive in to a total fantasy — because it’s total escapism." How about escaping from costumes five times bigger than your body and wigs topped with baby powder (or at least that's how they did it in high school. I assume Hollywood has slightly more advanced wigs)? Get a grip/career.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Looking for a late bday gift for Brian?

Brian, do you love this? Or do you LOVE this?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Two great videos.

If you don't have some kind of emotional response to this, you are wrong.

This one I can't explain. I love it. Is this a good song, or is it just me?

Happy 2009!