Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jerk Doppelgangers and Housekeeping

I was talking about Napolean Dynamite with Daffy yesterday, and it made me laugh because I thought of the many doppelgangers of my brother-in-law. Stay with me, I'll explain.
My husband is on the left in the white shirt. My brother-in-law, D, is in the gray shirt. They are being silly men, posing with great pride before their arsenal of fireworks. This is before they set fire to D's backyard. No joke.

D is a dead ringer for virtually any jerk in any film. (And yes, before you say it, I know that he and Paul look really, really similar. No, they aren't twins. Anyway, we're talking about my brother-in-law here, people. Focus, please!)

Don't believe me? D looks like:
Johnny from The Karate Kid

Don from Napoleon Dynamite (see, I told you I would get to it!) 

Steff from Pretty in Pink

It's safe to say my brother-in-law corners the doppelganger market on blond, jerk-face villains.

It must be said that the real life D is a great father, a caring husband, whip-smart, and an outstanding long-distance runner.  I love him. 
But, if you're looking for somebody to play a blond jerk, drop me a line. I can find one for you toot sweet. 

Yesterday, thanks to LB, I met the milestone of 100 followers.

Thank you everybody. Thank you so, so much.

I've always wanted to stage dive, at least once in my life. I've never done it in real life, but I feel like through blogging, I've stepped off the stage, and you, dear reader, carry me along. Each voice, comment, joke, and insight lifts me up and helps me see the world more clearly. Your perspective has power.

It's important. You're important. And so, again, I thank you.

I've started a "button" page on my blog, so I'm slowly but surely adding your buttons. If I've missed you or you would like to be added, please drop me a line.

Also, let me talk about awards. I suck at them with a degree of suckitude that surpasses the laws of time and space.

I'm the black hole of blogging awards.

It doesn't mean I don't appreciate them. I do. But, I'll be should give them to people who have learned their manners and write thank-you notes in an appropriate fashion.

I believe that these amazing bloggers have, at some point, given me a blogging award. I'm truly grateful and humbly suggest that you check out their little corner of the Virtual World. If you didn't give me an award, you're awesome anyway. If you did give me an award and I missed you, then you're awesome and I am a Talking Turd (please let me know so I can make amends):

Corrie @ Just Because My Pickle Talks Doesn't Make Me an Idiot

My Life in Purple (Please send her some extra love, due to a recent heartbreaking loss).
Eyegirl @ Life as Eye See It
Traci @ 38 and Growing (Also mourning a loss...)
Cat @ Young Old Crone
Stephanie@ Laughing Stars
SamiJoe@ Peek Thru Our Window
Stacy @ Stacy's Random Thoughts


clearness said...

Glad you clarified that they aren't twins, cause that's what I was thinkin'.

Congratulations on 100 followers! That's amazing. One day, I might have stuff interesting enough to share that would help me to collect 100 followers, but as for now.....I just like blabbing my keyboard!

Trudy Woodland said...

This is strange. I just started to catch up on life outside of my own and last night realized back in Nov. you left a comment about an award. As it's the only one I will probably ever receive I am STOKED. Thank you.

Can't wait to catch up on here to see what's going on with you. Better yet, once this snow is behind us, We'd love to have you and the boys over for a playdate.

Otherwise I'll see you the next time you and Paul are out celebrating something. lol

Daffy said...

Do chickens have large talons?

mama-face said...

I am sure I've given you about 100 awards. Or at the very least thought about it; and you know what they say.

so 100 mentions would be nice!!

You rock! Congrats. You'll hit 200 in the blink of an eye.

btw...Steff was hawt. Always did have a thing for the bad guy.

Cat said...

I stink at awards too. I never know who to pass them along to.

I love the stage diving comment.

And your BIL is super-cute. Although I've been a touch boy crazy lately- apparently my hormones think I'm in middle school.

LB said...

Wow, I feel honored to have been mentioned. I thought the first 100 customers received a free ginsu knife, though. LOL!

I totally see Johnny from "Karate Kid."

Bethany said...

Congrats on 100 followers. That's huge. And well deserved. You always entertain and delight. Like today. You're right on about that villian thing, wow.

blueviolet said...

They must be twins! They're lying to you!

I know exactly what you're talking about with the awards! I love 'em and appreciate 'em but I stink at posting 'em.

adrienzgirl said...

Every girl loves the bad boy at some point!

Sonya said...

Wow I thought they were twins too! That reminds me, I need to watch Pretty In Pink again..I love that movie! lol

Im in the same boat as you with

Frau said...

Like everyone before your hubs and BIL look so alike!!

Traci said...

I love that I am part of your mash pit!!! Go girl.

You're right -- he does look like all those guys. BTW, it means that I would have been heartbreakingly in love with him -- especially if he looked like Steff. Because don't tell my husband, but I have never quite gotten over my mid-80s crush on James Spader. Oh, dear I am getting all pink and flustered as we speak.

Melani said...

Wow! 100 followers, you go girl! Of course peeps want to follow you, you are an AWESOME writer, a gift if I might say. Love the blog and I always look forward to reading what you write. :)

Corrie Howe said...

Congrats on the 100 followers! I'm stuck at 192 followers and 228 RSS subscribers for about a month.

I haven't forgotten CD's Cafe, just haven't been out of my house much since December. I know you can't relate.

Tracie said...

Congrats on the followers! I suck doing the awards thing, too. I feel bad about it but I yam what I yam.

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Congrats on reaching 100 followers! And I'd love to see you do that stage dive.

Marla said...

I liked you before but now that I know you speak Napoleon Dynamite, well, I love you!

Unknown Mami said...

Thank you for putting me on your button page.