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1) On the train to Connecticut, I was overhearing this guy talking about his upcoming marriage. It went like this:

"She said that she didn't want to take my name, and wanted to know if I was okay with that. And so I told her that I didn't mind, but I always wanted to have the same name as my wife, so would she be okay if instead of her changing her name, I would start using hers?"

I was like, RIGHT ON.

2) It rained really hard today, courtesy Hanna. While it was raining really hard, my father:
Stripped down to his underwear.
Put on a baseball cap.
And went outside to re-enact this scene from Shawshank Redemption:



We locked him out of the house. It was funny to watch him begging us to unlock the doors while he was outside soaking in his underpants. Then he called everyone he knew to tell them he had run around naked in the rain.

3) I mixed another bourbon-and-dessert-wine drink today:
For two drinks--
4 oz bourbon
1 oz applejack
1 oz madeira
3 sprigs of purple basil
6 springs of lemon thyme
half a lime
1 tsp grenadine

Put ice in martini glasses to chill

Put grenadine, 2 sprigs of basil, 4 sprigs of thyme in shaker. Squeeze in lime juice, then drop in limes. Add ice and muddle.

Add liquor, shake.

Empty ice from glasses, pour with strainer.
Garnish with left over herbs.

I am really liking these babies. I think I am calling last week's drink a Sanguine and this week's a Rotten Apple.
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Awesome post. :D Your dad is so awesome. (AND HOORAY GETTING MARRIED DUDE!)

My dad is hilarious. I have a feeling you would really like my dad in person, too.

Dude, come mix me some drinks. :o

If it were not so far, I totally would.

1.) Your dad is freakin' awesome. Srsly.
2.) More men should take their lady's name. I just don't see why they're so committed to passing on their own names--especially when they have dull or unfortunate last names.

I understand it, kind of because genealogy is awesome, but I think it is way cooler for kiddies to have long ass lists of names the way the Spanish do it.

You totally used my drink name :) <3

She said that she didn't want to take my name, and wanted to know if I was okay with that. And so I told her that I didn't mind, but I always wanted to have the same name as my wife, so would she be okay if instead of her changing her name, I would start using hers?

Yay! It's always nice to hear about someone else doing this. (Our reasoning was that my husband was adopted by his grandmother and step-grandfather, was never close to either his biological or adoptive father, and both of those last names were very common. I'm the only child of an only son, with a much less common last name, and always wanted to keep my name and pass it to any daughters. We even briefly considered both changing to my maternal grandmother's maiden name.)

EDIT TO ADD: The HR office of where he was working at the time was totally from hell to deal with about this, though. They demanded a new Social Security card as proof (when with women they would accept a marriage certificate) and the management still referred to him behind his back by his former last name. Asshats.

The DMV thought it was great, except for one nosy person who wanted to know, "What does your father think of this?" He responded that his father is dead (which is true in the case of his bio-dad, who was apparently an incredible jackass anyway).

Edited at 2008-09-07 01:07 pm (UTC)

I want to find that man on the train and give him a hug

I want to come live with you!!

Go dude on the train! :D

Getting married dude wins at life :)

1. AWESOME. I'd hope my hubby-to-be (should I have one XD) would be open to doing that. Especially if my last name is better than his. Heh.

2. LOLZ. Your Dad sounds awesome!!

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