Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Skog Family Week in Review

This coming week might be the busiest week in our short Skog history.  For P, it will definitely be the greatest week of her life.  Because of this I offer an abbreviated week in review because next week's will be legendary.

I Think She Might Be Poopy

This clip of Toots drags on a little too long but wait it out or fast forward to the 1:20 mark because her response to Wheels asking her for a kiss is fantastic.

Lil' J Smiling Update

P couldn't quite get the Little Rockstar to crack up like a few weeks ago but her smiling face should make even the grumpiest Dad crack a smile.  I think I'll have this video playing on a loop on my desktop.

KG Presents: Diners, Drive Ins and Dives

Wheels and I did not have TV service for most of this year but it recently was turned back on by DirecTV and we only have the 'Kids and Family' Package which gives us the locals, the Nicks, the Disneys, and a whole lot of political, religious, and politically religious channels.  Gone are the days of ESPN, TNT, E! or any other that is good to kill some time.  While surfing the channels desperately seeking some sort of entertainment, I realized that we did have the Food Network and lately I've become quite fond of Iron Chef America and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  I have always fancied myself to be a decent cook and a better than average Grill man but now I am believing that I missed my calling and I really should be a chef.  After watching these shows I have started doing most of the cooking around the house and throwing in all kinds of spices and seasonings into my soups and creations. 

This week's effort was a 2 lb London Broil grilled after being marinated in Ginger Ale, Apple Juice, Vegetable Oil, Soy Sauce, and an assortment of powders and seasonings.  Turned out not too shabby if I do say so myself.  Toots Fieri gave it a thumbs up as well and said it was worth the drive.

It Was The Best Night Ever

It only took living in our home for 2.5 years but we finally had a non-family neighbor over for dinner and games.  Wheels and I are a very friendly bunch as you can tell.  The lucky victims, err, neighbors were Skye and Coach ET and their boys.  I created this video to express how great the evening was.  One thing we did learn is that we have a piss poor selection of games.  Perhaps having 10 variations of Trivial Pursuit isn't the best thing.  Also, Rock Band kept freezing due to a faulty XBox but Skye and ET were troopers and we are glad to have them as our friends, that is if they aren't too frightened by us.

I Only Speak the Truth

How I Met Your Mother is much funnier and more enjoyable than The Office these days.  The More Than Words inspired parody above is better than anything The Office has had for a few seasons.  Sad but true.  Thank goodness that 30 Rock returns this week.  Hopefully we can squeeze it into our busy schedule.  Until next week...


Robyn said...

Toots response really was hilarious. That rolling of the eyes is so cute when they are little, why does it make me so mad when my 7 year old does it?

OK, I totally agree with you that the Office is struggling just a bit, (except for when Dwight and Toby were on Darryl watch - so funny), but I am not ready to give up yet. I too am so excited for 30 Rock finally, but I never would have guessed 'How I Met Your Mother' would be funny. Hmmm, maybe I need to try. For now, Glee is all I need. The mix-up performances of last week were so good I had to download from i-tunes right away.

Corbie said...

That eye roll is priceless!

Iron Chef rocks but you really need to watch the foreign version - I laugh until I cry over that thing (though I'm aware it isn't a comedy).

I aree with Robyn - Glee is top notch and I'm not ready to give up on The Office (yet).

Andrew and May said...

Poopie,pee-pee,sleepy...she wasn't quite sure of anything except "not" giving you that kiss. Sorry mommy-denied. It's cause they are so cute that they can get away with that. Let our husbands try the eye roll and see what happens then...love ya guys.

kg said...

Wheels and I were surprised at how funny How I Met Your Mother was as well. We watched a few during our no cable hiatus and before we knew it we polished off all 4 seasons this summer. Lots of good stuff that I would put on par with the glory days of Friends.

I'm not gonna lie, the only thing on The Office that makes me laugh these days are the Creed one liners. We have yet to give up on it but it has fallen from appointment tv to uh, there's nothing left on the tivo so let's watch it.

Glee is very good and often spectacular. Jane Lynch is fantastic. "That was the most offensive thing I've seen in 25 years of teaching and that includes an elementary school production of 'Hair'" was the funniest quote on TV in years.

Other new shows Wheels and I are enjoying this season are Modern Family and Community.

Skye said...

Thanks you for the best night ever. We'll have to bust out some scategories next time.
I agree, since Pam & Jim got together it just hasn't been the same, but I'm looking forward to 30 Rock and Glee is a new favorite too.