May 25 12

Sometimes back-to-back crappy emails just make you want to go back to bed for the rest of the day.

But, you know, since I have narrowly escaped this whole jet lag thing—mostly due to the fact that I basically kept EST while on the west coast, awake at 5am, asleep at 10pm—I have to do everything in my power to not go back to bed today. Also, there’s that whole post-vacation 14 hours of work to fit into an 8 hour day thing. So, I’m going to put on some pants and a bra and remember that I am awesome and just totally make this Friday my bitch.

It’s so interesting, this pop culture nerd being married to a non-pop culture nerd. 

First, there’s the whole “OH MY GOD DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE’S FROM?” game I play every single time I watch anything on the small screen or the big screen. The answer, always, from my husband is, obviously, no. But, of course, it doesn’t stop me  from continuing to play my little game—with myself.

“Oh my god! OHMIGOD! Dr. Sweets is Sam Weir!”


“Sam Weir? From Freaks and Geeks?”


“Please tell me you have seen Freaks and Geeks! Please. For the love of all that’s holy!”

“Can I unpause Bones now?”

“Go ahead. But you are really missing out. Freaks and Geeks was a really good show.”

“We have bigger things to figure out. Like, we need to google if that Bones burp was some sort of editing mistake. I mean, SHE CLEARLY BURPED in this scene.”

“Rewind it. Let’s rewatch the burp.”

“It’s definitely a burp.”

“Really? NO FREAKS AND GEEKS? It’s Judd Apatow!”


“You know. He’s married to my girlfriend.”


“Leslie Mann. My god, keep up. SHE IS ON MY LIST.”

“Burp. Clearly.”


Second, there’s the whole random movie and tv quotes being tossed out at all times of the day.

“THERE’S NO BASEMENT AT THE ALAMO!” when I see signs for Alamo rental cars, obviously. What? It was totally appropriate.

“What the?”

“Basement? At the Alamo? Nothing?”


“How are we even friends? I probably have to tweet about this.”

He doesn’t even get the “I’m breezy!” quote.

Seriously. Who is this man?

At least he loves Mad Men.

And at least he was able to give me a decent answer when I asked him who his favorite TV dad was.

“Not Stephen Keaton. He was a hippie. Oooh. Dr. Seaver. Definitely. Oh! And Mr. Drummond. Or the dad from Silver Spoons.”

Maybe this relationship can be saved after all!

While I’m off saving my relationship by forcing him to love pop culture, please help me with something I am working on for Father’s Day and tell me: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE TV DAD? (or if you are Canadian, tell me: Who is your favourite TV dad?)

And I just wanted to share some exciting new stuff happening over here. I was hoping to get my buttons up in the sidebar, but, you know how I am with technology and, um, breaking things. So, the buttons aren’t up yet, but I am already up and running. So, you can find me writing about fashion and style over at my new home on the Yummy Mummy Club—From Hemlines to Heels where this week I wrote about my fashion icons, my love of all things nautical (but not boats) and my love of Rachel Berry’s prom dress.

And you can also find me every Tuesday over at MamaPop writing about pop culture. This week I wrote about how to dress like the leading ladies of Mad Men.

  1. It’s so cool that you’re bilingual.

    Comment by Kat on May 25, 2012
  2. I don’t like how you’re making me think that Gav isn’t perfect.

    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on May 25, 2012
  3. What she said!

    Comment by Gav on May 25, 2012
  4. I have serious love for Mike from The Middle. Mostly because I love everything about The Middle. But he is just classically male and dadish and hilarious to me!

    But if we are going for all-time best TV dad, how can it not be Dr. Huxtable?

    Comment by thedoseofreality on May 25, 2012
  5. Is it less urgent if we’re Canadian? I was pretty fond of Dr. Seaver. Later, it would have to be Luke Danes from the Gilmore girls. Because he was, technically, a dad the whole time even if he didn’t know it, and I love him so he gets a mention. Oooh.. Phil Dunphy. He’s my current favourite.

    Comment by Jessica on May 25, 2012
  6. Nope. just with more U 🙂

    Comment by ali on May 25, 2012
  7. Haha. I see what you did there. Favorite/favourite. Clever!

    I would definitely have to say Dr. Huxtable was the ultimate best TV dad.

    Comment by Jen on May 25, 2012
  8. Hmmm…. favorite = the dad on Malcolm in the Middle (love that show!!). My dad was a lot closer to Archie Bunker, though, and my mom was pretty much Eunice from the Carol Burnett Show– it’s amazing I’m able to string coherent sentences together). 🙂

    Comment by Magoop on May 25, 2012
  9. Dr Seaver for sure. There was something hip and fun loving to him. Plus he was a shrink so he can prescribe meds.

    Comment by Maya on May 25, 2012
  10. Seriously, there’s no TV dad better than Pa Ingalls.

    Comment by Cyndi on May 25, 2012
  11. The ironic thing is that Gav is pretty breezy.

    Favorite TV dad…Burt Hummel. Or Howard Cunningham. Or Michael Bluth. Or CAM AND MITCH.

    Comment by heather... on May 25, 2012
  12. Totally an unintentional burp. SO weird. What episode is this from?

    And I am all about Dr. Heathclif Huxtable!!

    Comment by Steph on May 26, 2012
  13. It was episode 1 of season 4.

    Comment by alimartell on May 27, 2012
  14. Ohhh TV dad… hmmm. Bill Cosby probably, he reminds me the most of my dad.

    Comment by Loukia on May 27, 2012
  15. Gav doesn’t know what Freaks and Geeks is or who Judd Apatow is? So sad!

    Comment by Avitable on May 28, 2012
  16. Favorite TV dad growing up, Coach Lubbock from Just the Ten of Us.
    That burp was awesome.

    Comment by Gamanda on May 29, 2012
  17. Dr. Seaver, I also like the dad from Silver Spoons a lot too.

    Comment by Corey Feldman on May 29, 2012
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