Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mister Michaels, I presume...?

From the mind of Miss J...
The Unexpected Joys of the Sam Elliott Complex:

I have to say, when I started keeping company with the Dairy Ninja, there were benefits that I knew would come standard issue in a May-December relationship, such as ours:

·         A level of maturity (remote control cars notwithstanding) that is greater than that of my male
     contemporaries ·         Consistent opening of doors (both car and restaurant) ·         Steady employment (his, not mine) ·         Never having to wash my car or take out the trash again

I never anticipated the multiple opportunities for humor, such as the cartoon depiction of actual events above. I forget, sometimes (ok, most of the time…) that while he was actually ALIVE during the 80’s, he wasn’t actually paying any attention, at all, to the popular music of the era. Only if it was country, or SO mainstream that it hit you over the head at every turn, would it even appear as a blip on his radar. Even then, he won’t usually be able to connect a musician’s name to the correct song.

John Hughes films are another black hole in his font of pop-culture knowledge. The other day we were watching an old episode of Psych, wherein the main characters attend their high school reunion (and solve a murder, but hey, some people are just overachievers.) They were dropping movie references left and right. Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles… I was rolling (especially the one where Shawn was sitting in the autoshop car, having a meaningful conversation with his dad, and then asked if he could borrow his underwear for ten minutes…) The perplexed look on the Dairy Ninja’s face made it even funnier…

It’s important to be with someone who makes you laugh every day. Whether you are laughing with them, or at them, is of little consequence. So long as there is laughing… because it’s all about the funny.

From the Conductor...
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I could probably fill an entire series just following these two around with a notepad and sketch book.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Out of Right Field...

Conversations can ebb and flow in all manner of ways. But, rest assured, if Moxie's anywhere near by, she'll take it so far off the map that not even AAA can tow you out if you get stuck. And the more I try to be prepared - keep on my toes, as it were - the better her twisted little mind gets.

She's the perfect foil for those moments when I feel most secure in my manly Charlie-ness; proving how much a sheltered prude I still can be.

Besides being a terrorizing force of nature, Moxie is also quite the accomplished artist; painting in alternative themes. She's sold many pieces and even has a piece hanging up in Grand Central Station.
art by Moixe Dentice
art by Moxie Dentice

Today's adventure happened during a fund raiser for a friend of ours that was recently seriously hurt on the job. Her art was on sale with 100% of the proceeds going to help.Proving that her heart is as big as her mouth. But, to be fair, she's a bit of a big sweetie. In fact she's a lot like this...

There, let's see what she does with that...