Pass me a drink: It’s New Year’s somewhere

December 31, 2011

Sidney Australia is way ahead of you and your puny 2012 celebration.

Just imagine, you could have already been celebrating by now. But you’re probably sipping a cup of coffee or orange juice instead of tippling a frothy glass of Santorum beer or bottoming out a glass of bubbly.

Gosh, if you were born somewhere else in the universe, you might have celebrated 2012 ions ago, just before taking a dip into a black hole.

Just where in the universe is 2012?


BBC News – Brian Cox demonstrates why atoms are empty

December 31, 2011

Sometimes when I see that Brian Cox has a new video, I secretly want the person demonstrating to be the actor Brian Cox of the same name. You know, the guy who was in the Bourne movies.

Via MJ Shepherd

On the road again

December 30, 2011


Tina and I are on the road again headed for Chicago.

Tina’s taking her turn driving. We took a short cut a little while ago when we missed a turn.

And by short cut, we added 30 minutes to our trip.

We are back on track now and we are just outside of Xenia, Ohio, which always makes us think of all of you, but primarily Xina.

We had a great time in NC. This morning my brother and his whole family met us for breakfast at a heart clogging restaurant near my parents’ house.

Last night I made a roasted chicken with a gnocchi casserole. It was so damn good.

We have about six hours left in our ride and I’ll be finishing the drive out.

Thanks to all who let me know what you’re up to for the new year. Even it it’s lame, let me know. I’m dying to know.

BAMF: I shot Aaron

December 29, 2011

Yesterday, Tina and I shot regular-reader and friend Aaron. We met up in downtown High Point, which surprisingly had a lot of great spots to shoot.

Tina and I didn’t have too much time for the shoot, but in the short 30 or 40 minutes, we got some great stuff.

We had to race home to cook for my family. I made a couple pizzas. Regular reader Paul will be thrilled to hear that I made a vegan pie. I used rice cheese and sautéed a bell pepper with mushrooms. The cheese was surprisingly good and authentic tasting.

We also shot a music video with my niece Eva yesterday. We did one last year as well. It’s with a Selena Gomez song, so sharing it is a no-no. But Eva gets to share it with her friends all she wants.

Today’s our last day in the fog. We’re having a great time. We can’t wait to sit in the car all day tomorrow.

I know I missed Wednesdog yesterday. I’m pretty sure I have a legitimate excuse. We’ll get back into full swing next week.

Any New Year’s plans?

What the funny kids are posting

December 28, 2011

Let’s go with a couple funnies from I have seen the whole of the Internet and Tastefully Offensive shall we?


Picture of a sheep reads, “What is love? Baby don’t herd me.” 


Picture of a girl leaning next to a pony, reads, “Whatcha thinkin’ bout?” Pony says, “What extending the payroll tax cuts will mean for American Job growth. And Carrots.” 


Pic on Facebook of kid holding up cross shaped bread. Conversation below: “You should carve a Jesus into that since Xmas is coming up. Then call it passion of the crust. Ha ha ha, I’m laughing at myself now.” New kid says, “Father, son and whole grain toast.” first person returns: We’re going to hell unless we get down on our knees and bagel for forgiveness.” Father please forgive us for we have Cinnabon’d” 


Facebook update from chad reads: Me: *sneezes*. Class: *silence/crickets.* Most popular girl in the grade *sneezes*. Class: god bless you sweetheart jesus lord let god protect you from that horrible sneeze.” 


Your card of sleeping drunk reads, “I like sleeping because it’s like being dead, without the commitment.” 

Facebook update from Jenny, “I’d rather be pissed off, then pissed on.” Response from first guy reads, “This is one of those times when the difference between then and than is very important.” 

No Trastpassing!

December 27, 2011

Whelp, in case you were wondering, Tina and I are safe and sound in sunny North Carolina.

We drove down with Talulah on Christmas day. We did the trip in 11.5 hours, which was record time. We only stopped for gas and one bathroom break, and I put on my lead shoes for this drive.

I’m typically conservative behind the wheel, but I got a little anxious to get the trip over.

There’s one short stint of two-lane roads that go through some small towns with stop lights. We stopped in one of those hamlets to get gas. The place was packed. And the people getting in and out of cars were ones you might see at Awkward Family Photos. 

I assumed they were there for last-minute shopping as people were going to their Christmas celebrations. As long as last-minute shopping lists included meth and crack.

Tina, Talulah and I politely take turns peeing. While I was walking Talulah near some grass, I noticed a sign (above) on a fenced-in area behind the gas station.

Tina came out after going in, and I asked, “How were the bathrooms?”

“I dunno,” she said. “The place is sketchy. And I just wanted to get out of there.”

So I went in, and yes, it was sketchy. I wasn’t kidding. There were a lot of people in there. I spotted the bathroom, which was unisex. A woman was coming out, and I moved past her inside. On the door, the sign read, “

Notice to all! This is a public restroom not a spot to enjoy your illegal substances. Please have respect for the employees/customers. Than you and have a good day. – MGMT–


This is not a spot to enjoy your illegal substances.

Go enjoy them elsewhere!

I loved it.

McDonald’s is the place!

We were worried that nothing would be open, and we were somewhat right. McDonald’s was the only restaurant chain that we saw open, except for a food court at a popular stop along the West Virginia Turnpike.

Our last gas stop was on the southeast side of Charleston, WV. We stopped at the McDonald’s there. I looked the drive thru and the line inside and thought, “I’ll gamble on going in this time.”

There’s a reason why West Virginia gets picked on for inbreeding … people there are crazy lookin’.

There were only three people in line in front of me, but they were ordering for families of seven or more. It was brutal.

Family reunion

When we arrived, my parents were all waiting up for us. They strung up a sign that read, “Welcome back Tina and Jeremy! We love you and We talked for a bit, blew up an air mattress and hit the sack.

On Monday, my brother called and asked if we wanted to join him and my SiL to see “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

The closest thing you’re going to get to a review of the movie is, “Do yourself a favor and see this movie.”

I haven’t read the book(s) nor seen the original version. But holy crap this movie is great. Let’s put it this way, It was two hours and forty minutes and I could have easily sat through it again.


It was that good.

Last night, Tina and I drove over to regular reader Aaron’s house. We had a couple cocktails and chatted it up for a while. Aaron’s doing great, in case you were wondering.

Today we’re going to celebrate Christmas with my brother and his family. We’re doing a $20 gift grab bag and having dinner. It should be fun.

That’s all folks!

That’s really all the update I have for now. It’s quiet around here, because I’m soaking up family and friends, which is what I hope you’re doing as well.

Cheers and happy holidays!



First world problem tweets

December 27, 2011

These first-world problem tweets are a great reminder at how hard we all have it in this rough economy living. What a lousy life so many people have.

via the daily what 

I’ll toss a few more below the fold.

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The JLZ Christmas Show

December 25, 2011

Here’s a cut of the Christmas show that we produced with my nephews. It’s pretty universally cute.

I aimed for a cable access look and feel. The cuteness factor may explode your brain. These kids are pretty darn funny.

There’s no debate. 

Pretend it’s Caturday

December 25, 2011


This is my aunt and uncle’s cat Hattie. She was the feline of our Christmas hooha party yesterday.

Tina told me that I should post it since I missed Caturday.

Hattie is one of the sweetest cats out there. She has a really sweet voice. And when she walks, her entire coats moves around.

She’s a Christmas miracle.

Side note: a friend on facebook wrote that today is Jesus’ birthday … There’s no debate. So keep that in mind.

Happiest Christmas, everybody!

repost: Meowy Christmas and Happy Howlidays

December 24, 2011

I wanted to repost our holiday card and wish you all the happiest of celebrations.

Tina and I leave in the morning for NC. We’re leaving our guard cat and uber awesome security system armed to the teeth to protect her while we’re gone.

I trust if you haven’t seen your families or friends today, you’ll see them tonight and tomorrow. Give them all your attention and as much love as you can muster.

Also, be on the look out for the video I’m going to post featuring my nephews. If you aren’t in the Christmas mood yet, this will put you over the edge.

Cheers to you and yours.


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