I’m No Fool

turning 40

Wende almost turning 40 and the man who apparently takes life advice from small cartoon crickets.

IZ: So. Forty! Happy Birthday.

Me: Sigh. Yeah, half way there.

IZ: What? Half? No! More like a third!

Me: A third? Are you crazy? Why would you want to live to be 120?

IZ: Because Jiminy Cricket told me I could.

(and for the record, IZ, it’s 93.  Ooh, busted. IZ just came in my office and said, “Clearly, you didn’t watch the WHOLE video. Ooops.)

I’ll have a post up on turning 40 in a day or so. Today, I’m actually going to just celebrate it! 😀

He Could Give Lessons


In Step


Me: “You know, I don’t think our bedroom is all that girly.”

IZ: “Uh huh. . .”

Me: “In fact, I’d say it’s the most masculine it’s ever been.”

IZ: “Could be.”

Me: “You really are the King of Noncommittal language!”

IZ: “Perhaps.”

Me: “You think?”

IZ: . . . 


Seriously, folks, his spidey-sense is telling him this conversation is a trap.  

For The Birds

IZ: You know this colon cleansing stuff is for the birds. Oh, I know what all those woo-woo health people say, but seriously? They  can keep their clean colons. I’ll take mine dirty any day! I’m proud to say that the very first thing I polluted my colon with was McDonald’s!

Me: Is that so?

IZ: Yes! (pumping fist in the air) I’m striking a blow for dirty colons everywhere!

He Said: The Embroiderer Strikes Back

Hey All… I’m letting go of my machine. Our son out-grew it, and I have NO room in my studio. It’s gently used and includes the software! Check it out!


It’s Saturday and boy do I have news! Sadly, I’m nursing a wee cold and am not feeling up to writing today. I am going to take the weekend off and get some much needed rest. With any luck, I’ll be back on Monday.

In the meantime, IZ has graciously offered some much needed content. As usual, he’s throughly researched his subject and written a witty piece on the search for the perfect Embroidery machine. He thinks because I’m sick I won’t notice his blatant abuse of Star Wars metaphors.

Oh, I noticed bucko!

Anyhow, it’s after the jump. Enjoy. Have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you on Monday if I haven’t expired.


Signs. . .

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. . . that you have no life: You leave yet another snarky comment on a 10 year old’s YouTube video about how he tagged his video as “origami” when clearly it isn’t. What, the first few objections weren’t enough?

. . . that you will never have a life: You leave this comment on a 10 year old’s YouTube video–”do u get beaten up at school? u wood at mine”.

. . . that you’re a good dad: You spend the better part of Saturday morning fixing the description that you wrote for your kid’s YouTube video so that the crazies in the world will stop leaving weirdness in the comment section.

Happy Birthday, Baby!

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Happy Birthday, Baby! I love you to pieces. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me.

Now, could you please stop telling people that I “robbed the cradle”? Seriously, 4 months, buster, 4 months does not give you that much leverage!

UPDATE: WordPress is having issues with commenting. . . but IZ would like you to know how deeply moved he is by all your comments. He’s kinda swamped at work to respond to them all individually anyhow, but sends a big “shout-out” to all you lovely people. Thank you, thank you.