Saturday, March 27, 2010

Business in the front

Ahh the 90s. It was such a simple time. The music was still good (who can forget classic bands and artists like Helmet, Danzig, and Coolio), clothing was modest (there was nothing wrong with wearing 38" waist pants when you had (notice had)a 28" waist if you belt them mid-crack with your boxers showing), and the Internet and email was still novel and interesting. We would entertain ourselves with wholesome forwards and sites like hamsterdance, babydance, and mullet's galore.

Indeed the 90s technology allowed us to rediscover that spectacularly stratifying style of the sexy mullet. Think about it for a moment. Without the Internet would we know to mock those sporting the graceful windflap? Would we understand that sometimes it's okay to have business in the front and party in the back? Would terms like femmimullet be in our lexicon? How we should be grateful for the Netscapes and Usenets of yore!

All of this leads to a moment this afternoon in which Wife turns to me after seeing this car er truck er vehicle and says "party in the back". I introduce to you the El Camino, "The Mullet of Automobiles".

I prefer the classic one though.

In other news everyone go buy our friend Branden's debut album with his band Neon Trees. Here's their first single. (He's the one sporting the awesome Brigham beard, and I prefer this video to the new one they did for the song.)

Monday, March 15, 2010

I used to be cool

Married people are boring. Ok, maybe not all of us, but most of us are and I enjoy it. A good night for me is reading for a few hours before going to bed at a reasonable hour. I don't really enjoy concerts, with a very few exceptions.

But one thing that almost all married people seem to enjoy is a game night with other married people. Even better if dinner is involved. And when you have similarly aged children who can play together, even better still.

In the early (Provo) days of our marriage we started playing Settlers of Catan, which was ok becuase it was trendy at least among those least of the trendy, the married. Nertz was ok because it tends to get violent.

But in the past year or so we've slowly moved into less trendy, weirder, and yes, nerdier games. Ticket to Ride and Carcasonne were ok. Even Fluxx is alright, unless you pick up the zombie version, then you're maybe one step from seeing zombie movies on opening night (early show so as to not miss a decent bed time, of course).

Then for Christmas I got Husband Munchkin. I told myself that it was for him, but I kind of enjoy it. Maybe it's because he has yet to beat me. Maybe it's because he has turned me into the kind of woman he always wanted, instead of my improving/changing him.

But Friday night marked another rung on my ladder to nerddom, Shadows over Camelot. It's maybe a step away from going to RenFairs. And I enjoyed it enough to play it again last night.