Our Lush Life

August 5, 2009 at 9:47 am 20 comments

If you just happened upon this blog and scanned through a few posts, you may assume a few things about Stephen and me. You may assume:

1. We live fantastically interesting lives.
2. We are seriously overweight.
3. We are drunks.

All are wrong. Sorry to disappoint.

We’ll address these one by one.

Our lives are quite normal. Boring even. Last night I spent hours painting my bedroom. (No, I’m still not done. Stop hounding me!) I watched 5 episodes of Friends and laughed the entire way through it. Maybe it was the paint fumes. Or maybe it’s because the sight of Pheobe beating the ever living daylights out of her smoke detector puts me into stitches. I don’t know why I was laughing so hard, it’s a moo point. All I know is that it was hilarious. Stephen worked lake, came home and we had Marie Callender Chicken Parm, he Shredded with Jillian, did the dishes, and checked email. We went to bed at midnight. Thrilling.

The new house in Galveston has definitely added a bit of entertainment to our lives. But beyond that, our lives only seem interesting because I’m an amazing writer. (Oh goodness, I just laughed so hard that my McCafe iced mocha came out of my nose.) No really, I love my life. I love my husband and our pup and the people in our lives. Just please don’t assume that we have fast-paced exciting plans each night. Most nights you can find us on the couch eating dinner and watching America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Number two. We love to eat. And we have issues with self control. You will often read about food, what I’ve cooked, where we ate, etc. While we aren’t the type that encourage double takes on the beach, we are not severely overweight. I’m sure we are both in our recommended weight range. Last I checked, muffin tops aren’t sexy. But really, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that we are fat. Yes we’ve both gained weight since we got married, but we aren’t fat. We are tall people and we use that to our advantage.

Finally, we aren’t drunks. We enjoy beer and wine and an occasional fruity beverage. But who doesn’t?! Who doesn’t like a good Bud Lite with their morning bagel? Or a rum and coke with their nightly vitamins? Right?

(When I was little I used to think it was called Roman Coke… Am I the only one?)

And who doesn’t like to get liquored up before going to NASA for their friend’s award ceremony? Stephen enjoys it. It relaxes him… It’s liquid courage and allows him to talk to important people like Dom Gorie.

Stephen and Gorie

(For legal reasons, let me state that we got this photo from our friend Wes, who got it from the JSC website.)

From the looks of the photo, I’m not sure that Dom supports Stephen’s drinking habits. I believe he is reprimanding him about the appropriate time and place for a beverage. It doesn’t appear that Stephen is able to focus. His toddy is weighing heavily on his eyelids. Shortly after this photo was taken, he found a corner in the auditorium to take a quick power nap. I was left explaining to Dom that my husband is a narcoleptic.

He wasn’t pleased.

I’m not sure why he’s so upset. At least we recycle.


(Totally kidding Mom! No lecture please!)


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  • 1. Lauren From Texas  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:04 am

    A moo point? Is that like a moot point? Only with more cow involvement?

    (See what you get for becoming friends with an English major? I warned you.)

    I can’t get through my morning without a little extra something-something in my coffee. And by something-something I mean sugar. And by coffee I mean tea. Looks like you’re the only alchie! (haha I just made myself laugh.)

    Now put the Roman Coke away.

  • 2. Lauren From Texas  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:05 am

    PS: If you take “Nightly Vitamins” I might have to de-friend you.

  • 3. Lyndsey  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I love the Joey Tribianni reference… “moo point’ LOL!!!!!!!!

    It makes me think of the episode where Chandler tells everyone he broke up with the girl for saying supose-bly. And of course I already told you about me walking around Vegas laughing OUT LOUD thinking of the episode where Joey “learns” french and says “come on dude… french it up.”

    I am so glad you are friends with all my friends Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Feebie.

  • 4. Lyndsey  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:32 am

    … and Pheobe!

  • 5. d.a.r.  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I am peeing my pants at this point. Too funny!

  • 6. Jimbo  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:40 am

    PLEASE tell me that Stephen did not take a power nap at the NASA function!

    Is your mom anti-recycling?!

  • 7. Caroline  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Ha! You and Stephen sound just like us. Glad to know we’re not the only people sitting on the couch eating dinner and watching television. Our favorite is getting Buffalo Wild Wings and sitting on the couch watching “The Biggest Loser”. And yes, we scream at them while we’re stuffing our faces with fried goodness.

  • 8. Chelsea Hurst  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:49 am

    -“Moo” point is a Joey reference. It was not an error… unlike my misspelling of “grammer” in yesterday’s post.

    -Jim, Stephen did not nap. He was actually really interested in his conversation with Gorie. Not sure why the photo looks like he’s wasted! My mom is not anti-recycling, I was saying that I was joking about the entire drunkeness section.

    -Caroline, we eat pizza on Tuesday nights during Loser. It makes it more fun! 🙂

  • 9. Darla  |  August 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I need to know if you recommend the Shred…or Stephen actually. I’m considering buying…as you said…the muffin top isn’t sexy!!!

  • 10. Jill  |  August 5, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Hahaha! Silly!

    I never thought you to be a fat drunk, but I did think your life was interestingly fabulous. Thanx for setting the record straight! haha

  • 11. Ashley  |  August 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Stephen looks totally into his conversation. I’m just glad you didn’t get it illegally 🙂

  • 12. DebbieQ  |  August 5, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Ha! now that was funny and you made me snort my red wine out my nose.

  • 13. Pippy  |  August 5, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I totally thought is was “roman coke” too…luckily I figured it out before I embarrassed myself!

  • 14. Rachel  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Now that you’ve clarified that, I don’t think I can read anymore. I was only reading because I thought you were a fabulous, fat drunk. I’m so disappointed I think I’ll ask to be notified of follow up comments.

  • 15. Mom  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    NOOOO lecture from me! I am just soooo thankful MY food baby didn’t make your blog today! Whew 🙂

  • 16. Kristin  |  August 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Darn tall people. Marriage I fear has given my “pillows.” So much nicer than saying love handles.

  • 17. The Husband  |  August 5, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I’ve only done 3 days of the Shred.

    It’s definitely tough, but getting slightly easier. I’m doing 5 days straight, taking the weekend off then going on to level 2 next week.

    It’s a good circuit workout and I recommend it along with just lower calorie intake.

    …BTW, I wasn’t drunk, the lady took over 10 pictures of us talking and somehow she decided this one was the best… stupid lady.

  • 18. jessica  |  August 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    i totally thought it was roman coke too!

  • 19. mastroianni66  |  August 6, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    yeah… that looks like my recycling bin too.

    I love to drink. It’s about the only damned thing that gets me through most days… jk.

  • 20. Debbie  |  August 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    okay phoebe and the smoke detector is one of my favs!!! it’s up there with Ross and PIVOT with the new couch. the OOONAGIE episode, Ross’s sandwich, lightning round trivia, the gellar cup, omg there are so many classics!!! you’re making me want to get out all 10 seasons of dvds i have at home!! 🙂

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