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Friday Favorites, Issue 4 December 19, 2008

Filed under: Friday Favorites,Scott — familydunn @ 2:13 am

Y’all, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to talk about today.  All I really know is that I have to pee really really REALLY BAD.  I mean I’m squirming all over the couch just cause I have to pee.  And I can’t. 

I’ll tell you why!

Cause my little one is in her crib trying to fall asleep, and if she sees me now I guarantee you it will add 20 minutes of crying to the whole debacle.  We’ve got just one bathroom in this house, and it happens to be in her bedroom. 

I’ll tell you why!

Cause we have two bedrooms and only one of them has a heater.  We thought about taking that bedroom for ourselves, but apparently we were having a very mature parental moment, all sacrificing of ourselves for her betterment.  Which was crazy!

I’ll tell you why!

Because she pays us for this by banishing us from our one and only bathroom.  And by “us” of course I mean me.  Scott will just be a man and pee outside.  I’ve never checked to see where he actually does it, but I bet he doesn’t even make it to the woods in the backyard.  I can’t blame him, though.  If I could pee standing up I’d take full advantage of it. 

I’m just sayin’.



Here’s the first 10 favorite things I think of about Scott.

  1. His Beard smells like chocolate.
  2. He lets me clip his toenails and only mildly complains.
  3. He rubs my back every night.
  4. He likes tacos.
  5. He’s good at sharing his tacos with me.
  6. When I chant “Donna Martin Graduates!” he knows exactly what I’m talking about. 
  7. He makes up songs with me.  
  8. He’s my Baby Daddy.
  9. In the 80’s he pierced only his left ear.  Twice. 
  10. He is a modern day Luke Skywalker.  And he wields a mean light saber. 

The end.

Here’s The Beard himself at an all night dance party back on June 2, 2007.  That’s back when we could party all the time, party all the time, party all the time.  

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True story:

Scott was a manager at the Barnes and Noble that we worked at before we moved here.  I was training to be a cafe manager so often times our schedules would be very similar.  One particular morning Scott was opening up the book floor and I was opened up the cafe, so we were both there two hours before the store opened.  Well, we decided to throw ourselves a dance par-tay right there on the cafe floor!  When we looked up there were several co-workers looking at us through the glass doors.  But we just kept dancin’. 

We tried to get them to join in, but they said they were allergic.

And we were like, “Allergic!  To dancin’?!”

I hope we always dance, Scooter.  I probably look like I’m dancin’ right now, but I just have to pee.

Hope all you guys have a great weekend!


Friday Favorites, Issue 3 December 12, 2008

Filed under: Friday Favorites — familydunn @ 3:14 pm

Hello.  This if Friday Favorites.  Where I tell you something that’s my favorite. 

‘Tis season, y’all.  For me, that means presents and lots of TV.  Cause nothing say, “Jesus is the Reason” like American consumption and catharticsim.  Ah, capitalism.  Oh, commercials.  How very ingrained into every fiber of my physical being you are!  And this is the time of year I celebrate you the most!

Let’s talk about movies! 

These are the movies Scott and I will make a point to watch each Christmas.  There are in no particular order.  Scott’s idea this year was to put them in a stocking and watch whatever we pull out during “movie time”.


Only the funniest movie ever made.  When I watch this I laugh.  And I laugh hard.  I hold back nothing because, let’s face it, it may be the only exercise I get all year.


When I need a back rub, which is every single night, all I have to do is remind Scott that there ain’t no hole in the washtub.  And that’ll clear up any confusion he has.


If you like to be as depressed as possible over “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” then this is the movie for you!  Who doesn’t love a little downcast soul now and then?


It’s the Groundhog Day of the Holidays.  If you wouldn’t like to see Bill Murray as a modern day Scrooge in a modern day Christmas Carol then you may be perfectly sane.  And of course by “modern day” I mean “The 80’s”.  But if you’re crazy and you admire a season of time that is completely incomprehensible for it’s fashion and music choices, I commend you, watch Scrooged.  You’ll thank me later.


I have a confession.  I went 26 years of my life without seeing this movie.  Last Christmas Scott found out I’d never seen it and he went a little crazy.  (Crazy for him is much different than crazy for me.  Crazy for Scott is leaving the house to do anything but go to work.  He lives in the wild side of life.)  So Crazy Scott left the house and went to Blockbuster to get It’s a Wonderful Life, and I haven’t stopped crying from my viewing of last year.  I wish I could have shared my too-pregnant experience with all of you.  It went a little something like this.

K:  I hate this movie.  Nothing is going right.  Why are you making me watch this movie?

S:  Keep watching.

K:  I HATE this movie.  It’s too depressing.  Why are you making me watch this?

S:  Keep watching.

K:  I HATE THIS MOVIE.  I’m not watching it anymore.  It’s making me sick.

S:  Keep watching.

K:  I can’t believe you’re making me watch this.  I HATE IT.  We’re never wathcing this again. 

S:  Keep watching.


Moving on, we have some honorable mentions here:


This used to come on TV every year when I was young.  Every time I see my rear end in a mirror the scene of the bear’s hide getting blown off replays in my mind.  The resemblance is uncanny.  Shudder. 


In the classic definition of classic, it’s a classic.  Clearly, nothing says Oscar Nomination like an 8 year old quoting gangster movies.

Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal!


Friday Favorites, Issue 2 November 21, 2008

Filed under: Friday Favorites — familydunn @ 2:58 am
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Hello.  And welcome to Friday Favorites!

I noticed my video from last week quit working and I think that’s a shame.  I hope some of you got to see it, and if you didn’t I highly recommend looking it up on You Tube.  Look for something like “Andy Samberg punching people before they eat.”  And then marvel in the genius of that sentence. 

Let’s get started on some of my favorites this week, shall we?

Are you feeling down?  Feeling blue?  Have I got the thing for you! 


These signs may have been one of the many things that made C&C Music Factory go “hmm”.  They certainly made me.  They don’t just speak truth, they speak it in a way that we can all understand.  Here’s one for my own personal endeavors. 


I’d like to hang that on the wall in my office.  Also know as my living room.  But wait!  There’s more!  There’s not only a sign for all of us, but also for all places.   


This one is for you who have a real office, with real meetings.  May you gracefully spend your time nit-picking over things that don’t matter and inadequatly arguing over solutions that don’t make sense.


You can hang this one at church!


Congress has a new motto. 

Now that we have been demotivated in constructive behavior, let’s move on to hobbies!

  • Cooking! 

It’s the perfect time to get in the kitchen and experiment.  So far I have made pumpkin butter, pumpkin soup, and sweet and savory brandy bread pudding.  Right now they are sitting in the freezer waiting to be dethawed and devoured.  Before our Thanksgiving meal at my mama’s house I will make homemade eggnog and gingerbread white chocolate blondies.  I would like to make pumpkin biscuits, but for some reason I’m not much of a bread/biscuit maker.  I would appreciate any tips or recipes!

I have to wait to make the sweet stuff until right before the party because Scott and I can’t contain ourselves.  We’re talking about two people who ended up with a baby on the way only one month after dating.  Self-control is not our strong suit, people!

  • These dudes.


Uncle Sock and nephew Caleb eating breakfast.  What is it about bedhead that’s so endearing?   

Caleb has trouble saying “Scott” so he just says “Sock”.  Which is actually a lot better if you think about it. 

Y’all get ready for Caleb.  After I get my pictures organized you’ll see much more of him and he is a trip!  He’s 2.  Do I need to say more than that?  I love 2 year olds and I think my little dude has got to be the coolest of them all. 

I’ll let you know how I liked the movie.  I would tell you what I think about the book here, but I think I’ll save it for a post of it’s own.

Have a good weekend!


Friday Favorites November 14, 2008

For a while I’ve been wanting to do a themed blog once a week.  I thought of several different approaches to this, I could do a blog on music by itself, along with TV, clothes, food, books, and believe me when I say I could blog EVERYDAY about coffee.  I actually dream about coffee, and I’m not just saying that so you’ll think I’m weird.  For those of you who don’t know, I worked as a barista for several years and I love to make coffee.  I like to make up drinks.  I loved steamed milks and creams and foam and at one time in my life I was drinking 20 espresso shots a day.  I fully expect the energy I consumed during that time to last me until I die. 

I’ve decided to do “Friday Favorites”.  I’ll post some of my favorite things, and I’m using the word “favorite” very liberally here.  For example:

Purple is my favorite.

Fajitas are my favorite.

Socks are my favorite.

Nursing bras are not my favorite. 

“Smiling is my favorite.”

I’ll post links and pictures of some things that I mostly can’t afford and then you’ll have all weekend to go out and buy the things I recommend.  That’s right.  I’m your new shopping guru.  Except not really.  And if you have suggestions sent it my way.  I mean, I may even showcase your blog!  So you better be nice to me. 

 Just kidding.

Just kidding.  Just kidding.  Just kidding.

Today favorites:

  • Digital Shorts.  You can find many of them here and here.  I posted this video in particular for my friend Mel Mel.  When life knocks you down may you always make a full recovery worth a Jovi solo, Mel.  You are so loved!

Seriously, if you aren’t reading this blog you are missing out!  It’s my first check of the day.  She’s hilarious, and she loves Target.  I can totally relate to people who love Target.  My husband grounded me from Target, so for now I just live vicariously though her adventures in the world of cheap retail done up pretty. 


The song “Jesus Saves” is becoming one of my all time favorites.  (You can listen to samples of the song on the link.)  I sing this one in the car.  I sing it like I mean it.  And I mean it.  The redeemed will sing forever, y’all!

I think having a collection of these flowers in different sizes and colors would be really fun.  You could use them as accessories on almost anything, and you can mix and match!  And for all you men out there, that’s a great Christmas present for the ladies!  While you’re over there check out the scarves and the men’s t-shirts!

That’s it for this Friday.  I’ll be back next Friday with more of my favorites.  Keep an eye out for your favorites, too!

Y’all have a great weekend!