Friday, January 06, 2012

Friday Five: Put a bird on it

1. Last weekend while visiting our friends, I slipped down half a dozen stairs of their. The stairs were carpeted, and I was wearing socks, so I assumed it was just a poor fashion choice on my part. I was sore for a day or two, but thankfully it wasn't worse. Today, while carrying a laundry basket with both hands, I slipped down half a dozen of the wooden stairs at our place. I was also wearing socks. Lessons? I need to start wearing my grippy socks down damn stairs, and I'm getting a new laundry basket stat!

2. Tonight is the second season premiere of the sketch show, Portlandia, which as you might guess from the title, is based here in Portland. Brent and I are still catching up on the first season, but we're fans so far. And that's not just because it's a fun way to see and learn about our new town. (This "Put A Bird On It" skit is one of our favs.)

When our in-laws flew up to visit us for Christmas, they were seated behind the show's co-creator/co-star, Carrie Brownstein. My brother-in-law wasn't convinced it was her at first, but then he caught a glimpse of her phone and saw she was texting with the show's other creator/co-star, Fred Armisen. Apparently she gave my father-in-law the stink eye when he used her seat to leverage himself out of his own seat. Quite the stink-eye appropriate offense, truthfully. So be on the lookout for a future episode with those plot lines.

3. My mom will be here in FIVE days!

4. The other day I showed Em our wedding photo.
Mr. & Mrs. 
Em: Oh! So pretty! I wish I could wear that dress!
Me: [panicking on the inside because I donated my dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer years ago.] Yeah...We had a big party, and all our friends and family were there to celebrate. Grandpa gave a speech, and then we kissed...
Me: You KISSED? [shaking her head, giggling, lightly touching her forehead] Oh, GOD! That's so silly!

We're trying to break her of the "Oh, God!" habit, which she obviously picked up from us. We have to stifle our giggles when she does it, though, because it really is adorable. 

5. If you have a spare moment, please check out my friend's post here. It's heartbreaking, and they could use your support.


  1. I'm sooo sending him a card! God bless his little heart!
    You look gorgeous in your dress, and that's so sweet of you that you donated it years ago.

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  3. 1. Be careful, woman!

    2. I love that show AND birds! FTW!

  4. I am always tripping down our stairs wearing socks. You would think I would have learned and stopped wearing them... but no.

  5. Oh that story just breaks my heart (the one you linked to). I sent him a birthday email. I think of my nephew who is about to be 5.5 and I just tear up. No one that young should have to suffer like that. :(

    Your wedding photo is beautiful, by the way. Good looking couple!

    (I never wear socks for the reasons you listed.)

  6. I wish I would have read this sooner so I could have sent a card that would have made it on his birthday. Bummer.

    Btw - Em is off the charts adorable. I think you need to post a video of her giggling and saying "Oh God".