Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Red House

I love this commercial...I have watched it 4 or 5 times and I crack up every can I not share this?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wasps, Dinner Discussion and the Blog Name

Claire and I staying in a 1 bedroom, postage stamp apartment has been nice. It is a good change from the 1500 miles that have separated us over the better part of the last 6 months. Sure, it is different to be sitting on the bed, putting on our shoes and being able to practically slap my wife's butt while she is standing in the kitchen, but it is nice to be together.

The wasp infestation on the balcony caused some consternation for me...clearly not an issue for Claire. I wanted the slider shut, the blinds closed and would constantly be checking the seals of the door to make sure that no wasp could find its way in. Claire would open the slider the moment I left home and spent the entire day with it open, trusting the screen to hold off the enemy invasion.

Yet another stark contrast between my upbringing in 75 degrees and sunny, no bugs, no humidity San Diego and her's with 90% humidity, bugs the size of Texas and heat that melts your face off.


We were eating dinner last night with some people from work. One of the gals with us told the following story:

"The last time my father whooped me was when I was 17 years old. I told a teacher to 'KISS MY @$$'. He got me good with the belt. My mom, just sat and cried. All she said through her tears was 'I don't understand why you would invite that man to your butt.'"

It may have taken a few seconds for it to sink in, but it really was one of the funniest lines I have heard in a while.


We will hold a little vote later this week to rename the blog and the winning name will be chosen. Any last minute entries are welcome.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blogg'n Cause of Julia Child

Claire and I were watching Julie and Julia this evening...It was a very cute movie. Especially the back story about blogging. Made me want to jump on here and I did.


The movie also made me excited to cook again. Claire and I are currently under contract to purchase a home and it has a wonderful kitchen, including a GAS STOVE!!!!

Oh the things I will cook.


Did I mention the house has a deck...a deck for a GRILL!!! Have not had one of those for the past 3 do I miss grilling peaches, pineapples, rib-eye's, burgers, tortillas, avocados, clams and pretty much anything else I can get my hands on.

Oh the things I will cook.


We discovered Whole Fruit sorbet this week. Wow-wee good.


Happy Tax Day Y'all

Monday, April 12, 2010

Loving Her Man

Was walking through the atrium at work this morning.

I passed two of our employees talking.

As I walked past I hear:

What did you do this weekend?

Well, Friday was Brandon's birthday and I had not gotten him anything, so on the way home, I ordered him a stripper. It was a lot of fun.


Stay classy Kansas City.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

World of Cool -- Detroit Edition

I flew to Detroit for the weekend.

It really is a beautiful place outside of the city.


What does a 33 year old man eat when he is on the road, in a city he does not know, hanging out? Burgers of course.

Last night had a rock'n one at Wolfgang Puck...It was with grilled onions and was served on Brioche. Fantastic.

For breakfast, I got a cup of coffee and a McDouble at the Golden Arches. Is that a bad thing?


Heading to the Tigers game today by myself. It is really indicative of my entire trip.

This weekend was planned 2 months ago. Arranged to spend the weekend with friends and I bought the airline ticket. They went out, purchased Tigers tickets for the weekend, planned some golf and started preparations for a guys weekend.

Then, about a month ago, I get a call. "Hey Bogart, it's Jeff. Bad news buddy. My wife and I got our wires crossed. I am in Florida with the family that week, including the weekend. I am really sorry."

No problem. My other buddy Robert is up here. Will hang with him...Yea, no. Robert and family is going with.

That is okay. I had a back-up-back-up...I called Deb. We scheduled to meet up at a tailgate party, go to the game and then dinner. Sounds like a good Saturday.

Got a text this morning at I was walking out the door.

"Bogart. Personal emergency. Won't be able to make it today."


So, I am hanging at a M'cky D's, eating a McDouble and writing a blog.

Yup. I live in a world of coolness!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Personal Thoughts Out Loud

File this under...Keep your thoughts to yourself...

As I walked into the restroom at the office the other day, an older gentlemen held the door for me and then proceeded to the urinal next to mine.

As I finished, I walked over to the sink and heard him grunting a bit.

He was clearly struggling to squeeze it out.

I made for the door and he was still at the urinal, having a tough time.

I mumbled "Yup, peeing is a young man's game."

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The New Place

All moved in...into the Execustay. It is a 1-bedroom place, that is the same size as the living room in my old place. No, I am not exaggerating.

But there are some nice things about it...first, it is free to me. Nice relo-package, eh? Second, while the kitchen is smaller than my old one, it is open to the living room. I can cook red beans and rice (Thanks J + M in L-Towne) and watch the baseball games. That makes me happy. Finally, I have a deck. I can sit outside, enjoy a glass of wine or partake in a beautiful cigar.


Can't wait to have Claire join me. The last 5 months of commuting has been a little difficult.


Congrats to our good friends Derek and Katie. They welcomed their second daughter Zella Kathryn into the world last night. Mom and baby are healthy and everyone is so very happy!


Still have not found the new name for the blog. Some of the suggestions have been great, but not sure it captures where I want to go with this. More pondering...and more offerings are welcome. Claire and I will be sending out a KC prize pack to whoever suggests the winning name.