Fall/Football/Funk

I survived September.  It used to be my favorite month, but this year I’m just happy that I made it through.  Why, you ask?

FREAKING FOOTBALL SEASON.  I’m lookin’ at you, Georgia Tech.

Now don’t get me wrong: I like college football, and I like tailgating.  But this year we had 4 home games IN A ROW in September.  IN A ROW!!!  Every Saturday in September was spent tailgating for Georgia Tech football.

I couldn’t get my oil changed.  I couldn’t set up appointments to look at Craigslist furniture.  I couldn’t get any home improvement projects done that take longer than a Sunday afternoon.  It was EXHAUSTING.

And our team also lost a lot.

The real tease is that after a crappy loss, hubs will be like, screw this next week let’s not even tailgate and we’ll leave at halftime!  And then by the following Friday he’s all how many kegs should I get for the tailgate tomorrow?  He should know by now not to get my hopes up in such a way.

Anyway, now it’s October and we have 3 homes games left over the next 2 months.  I suppose that’s the plus side to all of this griping.

Hubs and I both turned 29 this past month.  We are now fully immersed in the final year of our twenties.  I should care more, but I don’t.  It’s life, we get older, I’m okay with it.  But check back with me in a year when I’m thirty and lamenting the loss of my youth.

I pre-ordered the iPhone 5 exactly 3 weeks ago.  My ship date was 14-21 days.  AT&T is still “processing” my order.  Which wouldn’t be a problem except:

I have never actually needed a new phone until now.  I kept my 3GS for 2.5 years without issue.  But now it’s on its last leg.  Ship swiftly, AT&T!

What else what else…

EVERYONE I KNOW IS PREGNANT.  At least that’s how it feels.  I know at least 7 people who are just entering their second trimester.  Hubs’s reaction every time I tell him a new person is preggo is what were people DOING in May? and if they live in close proximity to us it’s DON’T DRINK THE WATER!

We like babies.  We’re just not there yet.

My October is going to be filled with home improvement projects and pumpkin-flavored everything.  Maybe October should be my new favorite month…

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Fun Fact Friday: The Only Joke I Know

Fun fact of the day: Smokey the Bear’s original name was supposed to be “Hotfoot Teddy”.

I only have space in my head for one joke at a time.  Kind of like how in Sunday school growing up, I could only remember one bible verse at a time.  As soon as I memorized a new one, the previous one was gone from existence, as far as my brain was concerned.  I can remember specific stories from the bible, although some of them are admittedly fuzzy.  But as far as ver batim verses go, I am out of luck.  Which is just one of the reasons that I would be a terrible lawyer.  See also: anxiety over public speaking, being terrified of confrontation, not looking good in a suit, etc. etc. the list goes on.

Which brings me to the only joke I know (right now).  Disclaimer: I do not endorse this joke.  I don’t choose which jokes I can remember, they choose me.

Why doesn’t Smokey the Bear have kids?  … Because every time his wife gets hot, he beats her with a shovel.

You’re welcome.

Fun Fact Friday: What Goes Around…Not About Britney

One of my favorite songs to run to (let’s be honest, it’s more like wogging) is Justin Timberlake’s classic “What Goes Around…”  It is the perfect running beat.  If you set the treadmill to 4.5 mph.  Which I realize is slow for most people, but my legs are short and I’m not exactly Prefontaine over here.  Anyway, some interesting history on this song:

Everyone thinks that Justin is singing about Britney, like he was in “Cry Me a River” (which has an awesome video, b-t-dubs.  This song, not so much).  NOT.  TRUE.  He is singing about Elisha Cuthbert, of 24/Girl Next Door fame.

Elisha didn’t screw over JT, she screwed over his best friend.  So he wrote a badass song about her and made everyone think she was trash.  But does this change American men’s opinion of her?  Absolutely not.  If I’ve learned anything from my husband’s BFF Greg, it’s that Elisha Cuthbert can do no wrong.

First, she fulfilled every man’s fantasy by moving in next door to a geek, making him super popular, and then probably not snexing with him.  It’s been a few years, there are some holes in my memory regarding the plot of this movie.

Then she played Jack Bauer’s daughter on 24, and let’s be honest, Jack Bauer is this generation’s McGuyver (not McGovern, but thanks anyway, autocorrect!), and is completely infallible in the eyes of man.  So in this case, Elisha is popular by association.

Now she’s in one of my favorite new shows, Happy Endings, and she does an unexpectedly awesome job at comedy.  I was not expecting this.  But hubs and I got hooked on H.E. last Spring and can’t get enough of it.  Sometimes when our friends come over, we tie them up and force them get them a beer and ask if they would like to watch it with us.  Works every time.

Bonus!  She was also in Old School.  Learn something new every day.