August 6, 2006

Highway…to…the Danger Zone!

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Ride into…the Danger Zooooone!

Is that song totally stuck in your head now because I sure hope so. I don’t want to suffer alone, over here. I’ve had it running on a mental loop ever since we watched the air show on Saturday.

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(I had this joke about the other Kenny Loggins song from Top Gun, “Playing With the Boys”, something about Tom Cruise and dirty pilot-holes and sausage-jets, but this is way funnier.)

The in-laws were visiting this weekend, which allowed JB and I to briefly escape to a movie theater where we watched Talladega Nights, which was either fucking hilarious, or the giddy thrill of being outside of the house without the boy – after 7 PM – turned me into the sort of drooling idiot who laughs at the Cingular commercial that runs before the previews. I don’t know for sure, but either way I think I’m sort of in love with Will Ferrell now.

In other news, JB finally convinced me to allow him to clipper Riley’s hair. He promised that he would be careful and that the results would not be horrific, despite the historical evidence fueling my deep misgivings.

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Luckily, the boy looks fine. Like a tiny (slightly moth-eaten/suspicious) boot camp inductee.

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(Note JB’s shirt: KEEPIN’ IT RURAL. Hee.)

Also, I feel the need to share this fact: tonight, the boy pooped so vigorously it ended up on his shoulder. Perhaps you remain unimpressed? Well then, let me inform you that he was standing upright at the time. Parenthood is a never-ending magical garden of delight and wonder.

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(Redneck baby sleeping through the Blue Angels. Not pictured: sippy cup full of Pabst.)

Comments

34 Responses to “Team America, f*ck yeah”

  1. Rachel on August 6th, 2006 8:35 pm

    I LOVE airshows. Ooh, I get an adrenaline rush just thinking about the Blue Angels rocketing overhead.

    I swear, Riley has the most expressive face I’ve ever seen on a child his age. He always has had. Even as a newborn he didn’t have that typical squished-up-tomato-face newborn thing going on.

  2. Stir Fry Kitty on August 6th, 2006 8:42 pm

    Your boy is gorgeous as always. And JB has such a kind face in that picture. You can tell he really loves his boy.

  3. Libby on August 6th, 2006 8:48 pm

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  4. briar on August 6th, 2006 8:57 pm

    Talladega Nights is probably going to win an oscar. For being the most awesome movie, ever.

  5. briar on August 6th, 2006 8:58 pm

    I’m sorry, that’s the best movie ever made.

  6. Erin on August 6th, 2006 9:11 pm

    Hahaha! I love the picture of Dog getting her hair cut!
    Also, I am in love with Will Ferrell after seeing Talledega Nights.
    Riley is absolutely gorgeous! I’m glad you had fun at the airshow and got a chance to get out without The Boy!

  7. Samantha on August 6th, 2006 9:31 pm

    I have the SAME shirt as JB. I think it is my favorite!

  8. Amy on August 6th, 2006 9:40 pm

    Your son is completely adorable. But you know that :)
    My son is 13 and sports the same ‘clippers by dad’ haircut his dad has. Good thing I like that look :)

  9. Amy on August 6th, 2006 9:41 pm

    BTW I am completely impressed by your airshow pictures. I am usually too busy stuffing myself with the yummy greasy fries to take pictures ;) (Yes, the fries are the reason I attend, ditto on fairs.)

  10. Jessie on August 7th, 2006 5:32 am

    I thought the movie was hillarious too, but not as hillarious, apparently, as my husband thought it was. He fell out of his chair with laughter at one point. Elf is still my favorite Will Farrell movie though.

    The boy looks adorable with his new ‘do, but then again, he always looks adorable.

  11. kara marie on August 7th, 2006 5:57 am

    Years ago I had this stupidly intense make out dream about Will Ferrell.

    We enjoyed that movie, except for this guy in the theater who kept yelling “COMMIE” and “COMMIE FRENCH PEOPLE” and “UGH, GAYS.” I was horribly furious, but after the movie I craned my neck to see who was doing it and he was sitting alone. He had a friend there, but they weren’t sitting in the same row, not even the same SECTION. I assume to prove how straight they were? Anyway, after that I decided he was more pity-worthy than anger-worthy.

    I don’t know where I’m going with this.

    Sorry about the poop explosion.

  12. Ang on August 7th, 2006 6:14 am

    I cannot wait to see that movie! The clippered hair looks good! And the air show pics are great!

  13. christine on August 7th, 2006 6:20 am

    Dear 8 pound 6 ounce Baby Jesus,
    I also found “Talladega Nights” surprisingly funny. But if you get another baby-free night in the near future, OH MY GOD, get thee to “The Descent,” which was the best horror movie I’ve seen in a good long time. Oh so good.

  14. sunShine on August 7th, 2006 7:24 am

    Poop on his shoulder while standing? That is impressive… Really! I cannot believe that you let JB clipper his hair. It is cute thought. Riley is just adorable.

  15. Alexa on August 7th, 2006 8:02 am

    Hiighway to. the. Danger Zooone!
    Thanks alot, Linda.

  16. jonniker on August 7th, 2006 8:21 am

    The haircut! Awesome. It looks great. And as you know, it not-so-secretly thrills me to bits, lest he grow his hair into some sort of bob-like bowl.

    Air shows! I wish I could enjoy them. As I am afraid to fly, I spend the vast majority of such events cowering underneath the picnic blanket, waiting for the explosion and/or crash that sends debris crushing down on our heads.

  17. dorrie on August 7th, 2006 8:27 am

    Ha! We’re on a bridge, Linda!

  18. Gentry on August 7th, 2006 8:55 am

    Please explain the poo. I don’t get it. Was the poo liquidy and splatter landed on his shoulders? Or was it made of rubber?

  19. Kristin on August 7th, 2006 9:45 am

    Riley never has to learn how to talk. The expressions on his face are priceless.

    I *love* the furrowed brow in that second last photo.

  20. Annie on August 7th, 2006 9:55 am

    I love the sleeping baby with earplugs picture, but he looks so righteously pissed about his new haircut in the picture above. Such an expressive little guy. How in the world did JB get him to stay still enough to use clippers?

  21. warcrygirl on August 7th, 2006 10:01 am

    Jeez, both of my kids were almost 2 before they had enough hair to cut. Hubby gives himself the same home buzz-cut hair cut; thank got the boys like daddy’s hair as I’m too cheap to pay $14 to basically do what I can at home for free.

  22. Kay on August 7th, 2006 11:09 am

    I can’t get over how his hair looks so blonde in that picture too! I am usually not a fan of the buzz cut but Riley rocks that look! :)
    Great pics of the air show!

  23. Flybunny on August 7th, 2006 11:55 am

    I am so jealous because we have to wait until Sept to see the Blue Angels although my FIL scored VIP tickets from a friend whose son is a BA pilot and we get to have our picture taken with them *absolutely giddy at the thought*.

    You are a brave woman to let your hubby cut Riley’s hair – I would have needed beer to get through that but he did a good job and I LOVE the expression on his face in the next to last pic – priceless!

  24. katie d on August 7th, 2006 5:12 pm

    I thank God for you. A) You keep me totally stocked in cute and hilarious baby pictures. B) You make me laugh. C) I feel at least marginally connected to the life that is going on without me in the States while I live life in isolation here in Paris. So you see, you serve a valuable community service, world-wide. :) xo, kd

  25. nancy on August 7th, 2006 8:42 pm

    “Not pictured: sippy cup full of Pabst” – damn you are funny, girl!

  26. Bella on August 8th, 2006 9:15 am

    I can forgive you for getting that damn song stuck in my head, and Riley’s hair looks adorable. But DAMN – Will Ferrel? Talladega Nights? GAG ME! lol

  27. LLL on August 8th, 2006 11:18 am

    Okay, you need to explain how the poop got on his shoulder whilst standing???!!! I love the Blues – gave me goosebumps just seeing the pictures – they are great BTW. Also, that snakes on a plane link from Libby – is (a) great and (b) a huge time suck away from my real office responsibilities!

  28. L on August 9th, 2006 11:02 am

    I was kinda bummed that the Blue Angels did the “high” show this year since the weather was so good. I always watch the show from Madrona Park in Seattle and they fly low and loud over us when they do the low show. Not so this year. Too bad, so sad.

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