Chris and I finished Parks and Rec and it was such a bitter sweet moment. I love that show! It has amazing characters and the craziest stories. I laughed with every single episode. It is also a show that Chris and I first bonded over as we got to know each other and so it has a very special place in my heart. Since I did a nostalgic post about The Office, I figured I should do one for Parks and Recreation as well. Thanks Amy Poehler for creating such a wonderful piece of art! (I love that lady.)
Rob Lowe was amazing and Chris Pratt made me laugh in every episode, but the two of them together was magic.
Aubrey as April was pure crazy delight.
Donna and Tom created an entire meme and gave us all the OK to Treat Yo Self. They didn’t take life too seriously and showed us how to deal with cranky pants people.
Anne played the strait woman to Leslie’s mad woman beautifully.
By that I mena, she is gah gah gah-orgeous.
Leslie and Ben are one of my all time favorite TV couple. They are playful, supportive, and kind to one another. Such a great role model of a couple. Most of the time.
PS Clicking on the pictures will take you to other articles about Parks and Rec or to some Pinterest pages. It’s an Easter Egg hunt for more fun stuff!
I finally broke down and created a Pinterest board Carry On My Wayward Son. It was inevitable. The Supernatural Fandom is one of the best. They are great. The show is really awesome as well. I think that the season five finale is one of the best season finales of any show that I’ve seen. I will admit that season six is a little wonky because the writers didn’t know they were going to get that season until the last minute, but the rest of the show is pure gold and available on Netflix for binge watching. Plus, the show has Misha Collins and Felicia Day on it as well as the two golden boys Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. What more could one want?
Amazing fan art
Felicia Day as Charlie in bobble head form for the win.
Misha Collins has the best answers ever and always!
Chris and I went to an improv show by Pavlov’s Dogs at the Dallas Comedy House. The show is called End of the Month and is an “improvised show that is built around things that happened earlier that month” on the news. Off to the side of the stage sits a TV screen with dated news headlines scrolling past. Chris pointed out that the headlines were still dated 2014 even though the headlines were centered around the upcoming 2015 Superbowl. While slightly distracting, I thought it added to the weirdness of the show. Everyone was instructed to fill out a slip of paper of something interesting that happened to them that month and then deposit it in a bucket on the stage.
The show starts out as though the audience is watching a live news show. Headlines are pulled from the television screen to the left of the stage and the troupe members act as anchors and then proceed to act out the scenes. I really enjoyed the “bits” that the anchors were able to come up with on the spot, but the re-enactment of the news scenes made for a rough start to the show. Only when the troupe moved on to Detectives Barry and The Cobra did the show pick up speed and laughs. Playing off of TV tropes and bad cop/good cop routines Detective Barry and Detective The Cobra had the room erupting in laughter as they attempted to solve a murder.
The last game is one where the actors are gathered at the local watering hole to discuss their days as news anchors, detectives, and investigative reporters. During this time one member of the troupe begins to tell a story and then ends it by reading off the pieces of paper from the bucket. What would seemingly be disjointed turned into a hilarious comedy piece as the real “interesting” things that happened to members of the audience are distorted, re-enacted, and tied to earlier routines by the troupe.
While off to a rather slow and rough start, the troupe rallied as they continued to play their games on stage. I laughed really hard when the detectives where on stage and during a few of the watering hole pieces, and not just because I’d had two drinks and a bag of Skittles. Improv comedy may not be fun for everyone as it can include a lot of awkward moments, but occasionally it also results in laughing until you are in tears. In fact watching the troupe interact with each other and the audience, and listening as a room full of people gave themselves over to the moment with laughter and giggles made me long to get back into improv acting myself.
This weekend Chris and I did some exploring of other Dallas neighborhoods. We decided to walk around the Bishop Arts District to see what we could see.
There were a lot of cool signs and interesting architecture.
Also there was this guy with his feet completely turned out. Like you do.
One of my favorite stops of the day was the antique mall, full of some amazing finds. It was full, really full and kind of amazing.
The top left hand corner is an advertisement for how wonderful the kitchen space was in the new mobile homes. I’ve lived in mobile homes, space is not how I would describe any of them. The top right hand corner is of a rickshaw that had a fan and umbrella attached to it. The middle picture is of the front of a pinball machine. And yes, that is a picture of an old condom dispenser.
These are my nerd finds. I loved the little book table (upper left hand corner), but it was kind of ridiculously expensive. The Star Wars movie poster was from 1980, and so awesome. And yes that is a signed photo of Brent Spiner. If I had a bigger place I would find some way to decorate with those old wooden filing cabinets. Such beautiful wood. Most interestingly I found a file drawer in another cabinet with an interesting label.
It was full of naked or half naked women. Most interestingly, they were definitely not photoshopped into perfection which I thought was cool. And yes, I giggled a lot I was not expecting to find such a drawer at an antique mall.
Well, it’s throwback Thursday and I found some photos us girls took a while ago to commemorate graduating from high school. I think. Honestly, it’s hard for me to tell how old we are, because in my mind we always look like that. Except for the bad hair days, those just don’t exist in my memory. These photos always make me laugh because I remember the day quite vividly and we had so much fun and then they turned out like album covers to a band we never had. Oh man, we thought we were being so cool with our Charlie Angel’s poses.
My sister took most of the photos, she did a great job. Though she really could have used a production assistant. Not the best director.
“Jami, you look uncomfortable.” Was her note to me.
This after I had climbed over and among the rocks, lying down on them in the creek bed trying to get the pose she wanted. I said through gritted teeth, “That’s because I am uncomfortable.”
Here are some nerdy odds and ends I’ve found the internets here of late.
My mother sent me a link to this website that will send you info on free or cheap ebooks from the genres that you like. I’ve downloaded one book so far, and … well, it’s a weird premise for a book. But anyway. The concept behind this website is really cool. So check out BookBub if you are interested in getting info on free ebooks.
This video popped up on the internets. I don’t know if it is so nerdy, as much as, well, funny. Also, it is a reminder that when you are with a person hanging out, try to stay off your phone and actually spend time with the person you are with. Or a giant red bull will cart away your lover and she will happily go.
Check out this hot/cold Tetris coffee mug. I hate Tetris with a passion. Hate it. But the mug is cool.
Remember my post about the guy who can make hoops dance? Well @LindzeePoi sent me a link to his latest video, Street Lights. His work is mesmerizing and always makes me smile. I find it amazing how the lights seem to be separate entities from him, chasing each other around his body, just wonderful work. Plus the music is by Lindsey Sterling, I love her!
I know how I always talk about Chris being a viking, well I decided to give it a try too. I think I managed fairly well. (I discovered its about angles and not showing my very short legs.)
As I mentioned in a recent post, Chris and I often spend the evenings watching X-Files and discussing the seven tropes of 90’s television. One evening while watching an episode I had already seen, I got a bit bored. This is what happens when I get bored and have access to Facebook.
Create Your Own Chris caption.
Mine: OMG are Mulder and Scully finally going to kiss?
We watched the episode where Skinner runs around in his tighty-whiteys and bees are carriers for smallpox. This is one of my mother’s favorite episodes. For some reason. <.<_>.> But it caused a few confused moments on our part.
I asked Chris if I could post the picture below and say, ‘Chris’ second favorite redhead.’
“You could, but it would be a lie.” He said.
“Come on, don’t you have a crush on Scully?” I asked.
“No. She’s too man-ish.”
Hmm, that might explain my crush on her.
A friend commented that Chris must have never seen her Maxim photo shoot. So I did some
ogling googling research.
Chris and I both agree, Gillian Anderson does not look mannish in that photo shoot.
P.S. Some of the submissions we got for the Create Your Own Chris Caption.
Michael: Everyone is stupid but me.
Thom: Does Jax really have to take his shirt off…. Again!!?!
Do you have a submission for a caption?