Brian Shares Saturday: In Which Brian Cheers Me Up with Nerd Stuff

I can’t believe it’s only a few weeks until Christmas!!! Aren’t you so excited?

Brian knows that my love of Christmas is strong…which is why he not only humored me by participating in the best Christmas card ever this week, he also helped plan it out. It’s brilliant. I may have a few left if you still want one…but it’s first come, first serve.

Here’s a sort of sneak peak…

Christmas cards from Quirky Chrissy

This is NOT our Christmas card picture. It was just part of the photo shoot…

Back to the usual shares…

This week wasn’t my finest hour. I’ve been having some overwhelming feelings of not excitement because I would like to be gainfully employed with a company that is awesome. Freelancing can be fun, but it’s not constant. Plus, I miss that whole team environment that comes with a job. Brian knows what’s up though, so he’s always trying to cheer me up.

The Sloth

As you well know, sloths are kind of a big deal in this house. So he still sends me the cute sloth sitting in his desk. Sorry guys, that picture just never gets old. Ever. One day, we will have a sloth named Ebenezer. And it will be wonderful.

You Think You Had a Bad Day…

So Brian sent me this amazing link to 19 gifs of pure joy. 19 people who’ve most definitely had a worse day than me. Believe me, it’s worth clicking this link. I don’t know how or where Brian finds this shit…but it’s freakin’ awesome.

Nerdy Physics Stuff

On one of our dates in the first few months of our relationship, Brian took me to a physics discussion on Dark Matter at Fermi Lab, which is a cool science facility practically in our backyard. I was unsure as to whether it was a good idea, but he seemed so excited about it that I agreed to go. Other than it being long and during dinner time and I forgot to bring snacks so I was a little cranky, it was really cool.

So when Brian discovered this article on “something cooler than dark matter,” and came home all excited about it, I knew I had to share it with you. Perhaps you sciency and nerdy types will enjoy it. If you’re not into that, I understand…I’ve got something for you, too…

Reading Gaming Goodness

For the literati and the gamers, Brian found this most amazing comic strip in the history of ever. When I taught high school freshman, one of my favorite short stories was The Most Dangerous Game. If you have not read it before, take a few minutes and go read the story first. The full text is linked above. It’s short. I’ll wait.

Read it? Fab.

So now you know the surprise ending to The Most Dangerous Game (and if you don’t…seriously go read that shit. it will blow your mind. Maybe. At the very least, you’ll be just a little bit smarter for having read it.)

Brian sent me a comic strip called, The Most Dangerous Gamer.

Hysterical right? The competition. The angry I’m-better-than-that-guy gamer mentality. The winner. Brilliant.

An Overabundance of Cute

cute pup rolling over

Yawning puppy

OH! And this is what happened when Brian discovered Google Drives has a survey format…He created a survey for me. I mean seriously. I almost said no because it was an option! If I made one the choices would be, “Yes, Of course, Absolutely, or Definitely.”

In all seriousness, though guys… Do I not have the best boyfriend in the world? I don’t know where he finds it all, but I’m always smiling.

Hollywood Studios Picture

 

 

 

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Brian Shares Saturday: Poor Ebenezer and the Joy of Sriracha

For those of you who don’t already know, Brian and I decided on a pet sloth, who we will name Ebenezer Sherlock Pip. So if, you hear about one for sale (preferably a baby sloth that is already house broken), let me know!

That being said, Brian continues to look for additional ideas for the future menagerie… He recently sent me this ad:

Pet Koala

My response?

“No.”

Brian, of course, pushed the issue later when he got home from work, stating that a koala would be such a great pet… “They’re so cute and cuddly!”

I looked at him, and said, “He would rape and kill Ebenezer. Do you really want that to happen?”

“Good point. Okay, no koala. Maybe there will be an after-Christmas sloth sale?”

“Let’s hope!”

So later this week, Brian sent me this gem (twice):

Sriracha Lip Balm

I told him that I would wear the lip balm, if he wore these:

Sriracha boxer briefs

Not surprisingly, he said no… (This may or may not have been the 3rd or 4th time I’ve brought these up.) Even though he looooooves the Sriracha…he just won’t wear the cool underwear.

You can buy both of these items at The Oatmeal, where you can also buy me the Grammar Pack for Christmas… where you can find lots of cool stuff!*

Have a great weekend!

 

*The Oatmeal did not pay me, solicit me, or even bother to check out my website to endorse them. *sigh* It would be super cool if they knew I existed, but until then I just think their shit is awesome and want to buy it all. I dream of the Grammar Pack often.
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Brian Shares Saturday: Christmas Cards and a Sleepy Kitty

First, and most importantly! If you would like to receive a Christmas card from Brian and I (and it’s going to be an excellent card, full of funny), just send your info to quirkychrissy@gmail.com. I’m so excited about my idea, that I can’t wait to send it out…and I really want to tell you, but it has to be a surprise. I’ve got lots of cards to send and would love to add some more! Christmas is my happy place.

Back to your regularly scheduled shares.

As it was a short week, and I kept him pretty busy, Brian If we were ever to get a normal pet, and not our future sloth, Ebenezer, Brian is most agreeable to cats, which is great because I also enjoy cats. He doesn’t want a puppy or a dog, which makes me sad…but  I think that one day, he will come around. When we have a house. And a yard. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t want a yard… hmmm…

Anyways, so he sent me this gif this week:

sleepy kitty cat

Cute, right?

Due to the fact that it was Thanksgiving week, and I kept Brian pretty darn busy… that was all he sent me. So, I’m sure that next week will be chock full of options! I hope that you’re having a wonderful holiday weekend. I’m off to finish cooking for Second Thanksgiving.

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Brian Shares Saturday: Our future pet sloth, firetrucks, turducken on crack, and donkey cheese

If you remember from a few weeks ago, Brian has a strange obsession with getting a weird pet.

So Brian sent me the same picture 3 times. First he sent it to me a week ago with a, “photo for blog” message. Then, he sent it to me again a few days later, and asked, “Did I show this to you?”

He had, but I had been completely oblivious and forgot it even existed when I posted last Saturday’s blog post. I honestly didn’t even remember that he had sent it to me the first time, until I searched my gmail history. OK, to be perfectly honest, I probably hadn’t even clicked the link the first time he sent it.

sloth sitting in a school desk

To which I immediately responded, “OMG Can we get a sloth!?!”

Then Brian told me, “It seems so happy!” and I was so excited I thought I might pee, I could only say, “I know!” So Brian sent me these videos:

Then he told me, “If you see one of these around today, go ahead and grab it!”

So I immediately went hunting for a sloth. I searched outside of our apartment. I searched near the mall. I searched at the furniture store. I searched at my favorite sushi restaurant, and my future little guy (I’m debating whether to call him, Pip, Sherlock, or Ebenezer. What do you think?) was nowhere to be found. I was pretty sad.

A few days later, just when I had forgotten all about Sherlock Pip Ebenezer, Brian sent me the picture again! And I had been having a bad day, and all was better again…because I remembered my future pet sloth.

Then Brian sent this out in a mass e-mail to his firefighting friend. There are no words.

“Can your firetruck do that?” he asked… He never did get a response.

Brian and I have been talking about trying a turducken. After I looked up how long it takes to make a turducken…I figured, maybe next year.

Then Brian decided that he had a better idea, and sent me a link to this article about a turducken ridiculous. He asked, “Can we?” I thought to myself, Well, when by we, you meant me…and only me…except for the eating part, because you’re very good at the eating part. And sometimes the cleaning part…and with a monstrosity like that…I definitely going to need help with the cleaning part… My response? “no.” He said to me, “I’ll take that as a maybe.” I ignored him and went on with my day.

Lastly, Brian sent me a really poorly written article about cheese…to which he said, Clearly meant for you. I didn’t even read it; just the headline, “World’s Most Expensive Cheese.” It’s a good thing he backed his story by saying that before I read the article…

So I did go ahead and do a little work in finding a video about it for you. Donkey Cheese: $576/lb.

If you love the Chrissy and Brian of it all, and love Christmas to boot, don’t forget that you can get your very own Christmas card from us!

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Brian Shares Saturday: The Jig is Up

Well, I knew it would happen eventually…but not this quickly. Brian is now actively looking for things to impress and amuse you. I get e-mails like this one:

“Pic for Sunday blog”

Pup in a basket picture

Then, I have to explain to him that it’s Saturday’s blog post. And he says to me, “Whatever. It’s a cute picture. Are you going to post it?”

“Well, obviously.  I mean, check out the awesome product placement of the Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupon (Did you know that you can use those puppies long after they’ve expired? The bartender’s roommates’ mom taught me that. I guess I learned something from the relationship after all.) And the can of Sprite. And the book, which looks sort of interesting, “Inside of a Dog.” That shit didn’t happen by accident.

Then, after explaining it to him…he says, “OK, whatever… and this one:”

Ninja Baby

“Brian, you’ve sent me that one twice, already.”

“Ha! Well…it was awesome.”

Brian was worried my mom would find this offensive, because of the Jesus reference, but I think she would laugh. Mom? What do you think?

Obama versus Jesus

And finally for this week, Sprint buys out U.S. Cellular in the Midwest markets. As I have convinced Brian to switch over to my Sprint account, in order to save money AND get $50 Samsung Galaxy S III’s on Black Friday…he keeps me posted with all of the interesting Sprint news. While this may not have been intended to make the Quirky Chrissy list of Brian’s shares…it did indeed.

Oh! I’ll throw in one more for good luck. As I mentioned the other day, my apartment has been giving me a headache. Brian took it upon himself to do a little extra research. And found that it might be formaldehyde in the new carpet…for about 5 seconds. He revoked the statement after debunking the internet with this article about formaldehyde in carpet. But then The Bloggess started following me on Twitter…so the Gchat conversation changed completely out of excitement.

So, Brian may be actively trolling the internet for great memes and gifs, which means that you’ll only get the best of the best from now on…And I’ll have lots of things to cherry pick. My Top Secret Mission has come to a close. Happy weekend!

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Brian Shares Saturday: Random Pets and Christmas Music is Coming

Sometimes, I’ll tell Brian that I want a pet…you know like a puppy or a kitten. Even though I’m allergic to both. I tell him how wonderful it will be when we have a sweet little kitten to take gratuitous cat pictures of. Or to have a puppy waiting for us when we get home every night…

For some reason, he keeps suggesting other…less suitable pets. I blame the internet. Here are potential pets that my darling boyfriend has suggested:

A praying mantis or mantid or something creepy crawlie esque… This was in our early days of dating…to which I responded, “You’re frightening.”

There are plenty of strange animals that my boyfriend has suggested, and of course, I can’t, for the life of me, remember what they are…The most recent of which is a Hedgehog…I mean…it’s kinda cute and all. We could name it Sonic.

Hedgehog as a pet

A hedgehog with a raspberry

I’ve also asked for chickens…and a bunny. If I had a bunny, I would call him Bunnicula and train him to use a litter box. He would love me forever. And suck the juice from tomatoes.

Other Brian shares this week include:

Disney meets Star Wars, in which Brian proclaimed, “PERFECT for you!” (me)

A REALLY short story

and this was a few weeks ago, but now it is more true than ever…. You think my love for Halloween was big…just wait until you see my Christmas obsession. Brian might kill me before the holiday is up, because Lord Stark knows what’s up: Christmas Music is Coming.

That wraps up this week’s edition of shit Brian shares with me. Tune in next week for whatever memes pics and vids my boyfriend discovers for me.

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Sharing Brian’s Stuff Saturday: First Time Ever!

Welcome to my very first Saturday post! In order to give you more awesome every day, I’ve decided to start sharing the joy that is my boyfriend. No, I’m not going to share my boyfriend!! Are you crazy? He’s ALLLLL mine.

But he does share the best stuff. I don’t have to troll the internet for things to pin, watch, read, laugh at…because Brian does it for me. So without further ado, I give you:

Shit Brian Sends Me Through the Week

Snuggly panda bears (after I told Brian that my new two-fold goal in life is to hug a panda):

We’re big on Halloween over here…and for Christmas I bought Brian a stuffed Kermit. So he sent me this twisted Halloween decoration…

Brian thought this was funny. I did not. You be the judge… Hipster Princesses

So that’s all for this week’s Brian Shares….  Tune in next week when he realizes that I’m now sharing what he shares. Will it get better? Will it get crazier? Get excited!

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