Random thoughts: Overboard, nerd-models, DIY projects and ketchup

Big news  folks, big news. Last week I received a Facebook message from one Greg Proffit (screen name from Overboard, obviously) basically saying:

"I saw your post. I am sort of OK with it. Do I have to hire security for my wedding? I am surprised I haven't unfriended you."

I KNOW! I KNOW! I am insane was jumping around with excitement; I even made Mr. Swirley feel the speed at which my heart was beating because I thought I might be having a heart attack. I of course responded with a request for an e-interview...but sadly have yet to hear back. I am not going to lie when I say I am not surprised. I mean, would you respond to me? I come off like a complete wackjob. But I have so many questions! So, cough cough, Greg, this is my public plea...

What else? Oh, well I can now officially say I am friends with a cover model. Jealous much?

Nothing says sexy like rubber gloves. And photoshopped makeup

Nothing says sexy like rubber gloves. And photoshopped makeup

Yea, it's some sciency magazine, but I think she is bangin'! I would totally get a PhD if I could wear a white coat, get on the cover of a magazine AND get coral lipstick photo-shopped onto my face. Seriously though, I love this.

We also decided to start the buffet project. I thought it would take forever but Lee has eyeballs full of grossness so he stayed home today. This meant a day of painting and watching TERRIBLE Nicholas Cage movies.

So we went from this...

Tightly wrapped delivery

Tightly wrapped delivery

Eager beaver makes paint streaks

Eager beaver makes paint streaks

Wax on...

Wax on...

Big guns take over. Thank God.

Big guns take over. Thank God.

One more coat and the frame is done. Or not. I have no idea what we are doing.

One more coat and the frame is done. Or not. I have no idea what we are doing.

To yea, this. And we will probably be staying here for awhile. I just need to not get too excited and screw it all up and then blame Mr. Swirley when I hate my life.

We still have three jars of ketchup in our fridge. Five OPEN jars of pickles and two relishes. Eight OPEN marinades and I have no idea how many open bottles of salad dressing.  However, we have no food. I know you care.

And below is our February video. If you haven't watch a monthly video, they aren't very exciting, but I am going to keep posting them because this is my blog and I can do whatever I want. The videos are a fairly lame attempt at chronicling each month of my kid's life via a shaky cell phone video-camera and some tunes. Given all the talk of lovin' and kissin' during the month of  Feb., and the amount of time we spent with EK's girlfriend AKA the Boo, I figured a little video highlighting their budding relationship was in order.

Music Credit: Cake," Love You Madly" (yea yea, the lyrics are slightly inappropriate. Still, it's a good jam.)

 

The end.

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