The other day it was late and we wanted a movie to watch so I picked Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers extended edition on Bluray. There is never enough Lord of the Rings. Not in ALL THE DAYS.
So we are watching and Aragorn asks Legolas what his elf eyes can see. And as Legolas answers that they are taking the hobbits to Isengard Ben starts to chuckle and we have a conversation that goes something like this.
(Warning: The following conversation is how it went in my head. Where there is more crazy. And pie.)
Me: What? Ben: What? Me: You laughed. What was so funny? Ben: THEY’RE TAKING THE HOBBITS TO ISEGARD! GARD! GARD! GARD! GARD! Me: What the actual fuck, Ben!? Ben: You’ve never seen the video? Me: I’m not sure how this is a laughing matter! They are taking the hobbits to fucking ISENGARD, BEN! ISENGARD! Where you know what’s going to happen? Saruman is going to probably torture them into telling him where the ring is and then they are going to KILL Mari and Pippen, Ben. They are going to kill Mari and then who’s going to tell Desmond that it’s not Penny’s boat!? Ben: … Me: … Ben: Hand me your iPad.
I’m bored and all you people need to amuse me so ASK! QUESTIONS! Going to try and answer AT LEAST two a week in a video. They’ll be crappy iPhone videos but still. I’m lazy and don’t want to type so instead you all get to see my awesome mug. I promise next time to put SOMETHING on my face other than brownie crumbs. I forgot my makeup bag at home today so never put any on and wasn’t about to for a 2 minute video. HA!
Ben is pretty awesome at a lot of things. LOTS! Like, he’s very good at never EVER leaving a toilet seat up. He’s a champion cookie eater. And he’s the best dog cuddler you will EVER MEET.
But one thing he’s far above average at is driving. We joke back and forth quite often (mainly I joke) about who is a better driver but he is hands down one of the best drivers I’ve ever gotten into a car with. And I don’t just mean every day driving around town. I mean like, get him on a track and he will give you a ride like you have never had before. The times I rode with him I often hopped between THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME and OMG WE ARE GOING TOO FAST TO MAKE THAT TURN then followed that up by I AM GOING TO HURL GET ME OUT OF THIS CAR!!
Watching these videos often makes me nauseated. When you are in the car, those high speed turns, the force of the car fighting against what all the laws of nature say should not be possible… the video just doesn’t do it justice. It’s a pretty awesome feeling.
Ben hasn’t driven like that since his accident. I know he misses it. It’s in his nature.
So Monday when he sent me an email about going Karting with some of the guys from work I was like YES! GO DO THAT! Because Ben after driving fast is the best kind of Ben to be around.
I was totally kidding.
But I had no doubt that he’d come home with these:
It’s a good thing too because he’s also an excellent source of heat on cold nights. I can’t imagine how much it would cost me to have to try and stay warm if he wasn’t around.
February of 2009 I shot this video of the Cassidy. She said something funny and I was like WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!? So I grabbed the camera, she grabbed her Hannah Montana microphone, and I peppered her with questions. We happened across it today while watching videos and we were laughing SO HARD it just seemed like the perfect time to do it again!
So here we go. No Hannah Montana this time, no Jonas brothers, instead it’s Paramore and Edward.
The end killed me. The end is literally Cassidy, channeling me. Except with no cuss words.
(PS – Not sure why it’s not defaulting to HD, choose 720P for less grainy goodness. *shakes fist at YouTube*)
This weekend our friends Kim and Melanie went up to San Francisco to celebrate Kim’s birthday so we dogsat their adorable two dogs Reyna and Maizy. Reyna is a fuzzy, adorable, sweetheart Australian Shepard and Maizy is a seriously cute Terrior/Jack Russel mix that you just want to cuddle and dress up in cute clothes.
For a day and a half they played, and played and played and played AND PLAYED. It was pretty cute. I tried to get some good DSLR shots of the two of them but they WOULD NOT HOLD STILL. Maizy LOVED to chase Samus around and Samus spent pretty much all day today taunting her, then running away, then chasing her around the living room. I SWEAR that kitten is convinced she’s a dog. A very BIG DOG. One day she’s going to wake up and realize that she’s just a silly little cat and she’s going to hate herself.
Danica and Reyna spent the day chasing Kumo all around the house. Girls against poor boy. The poor boy loved every single second.
Since Reyna and Maizy left a few hours ago Kumo, Danica and Samus have all been curled up on their various beds sawing logs. Tired dogs are good dogs.