In a freak accident, I managed to splatter my husband's entire mug of cocoa all across the kitchen this morning, 1 minute before I had to leave for work. I apologized a bunch of times and kept asking if I should call in and tell them I'm going to be late so I could clean it up... but he said he'd try to clean it up. Am I a terrible person because I went to work and left him to clean up my mess? I spend a lot of time thinking about what a "good" person would do in any given situation... I think I usually fail to do the right thing.

Anyway... I hope I haven't left Darrell with more than he can handle, he's sometimes not the most knowledgeable on household things... kind of like Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm who was so perplexed by the difficulty of getting the necessary items to wrap a present that he gave up and delivered it unwrapped... ahem... I couldn't help noticing on Scott Hardie's Netflix that he "hates" Curb Your Enthusiasm (CYE). I think Scott and I have to agree to disagree on a number of things :) Anyway I believe Scott likes Seinfeld so I have a couple theories on why he may hate CYE.. 1. He thinks it's a pitiful attempt at an imitation of Seinfeld style humor, or 2. He thinks Larry David's character is a despicable human being and it's wrong to find humor in him... Why I spend time theorizing on why Scott thinks what he thinks, I have no idea :)

Anyway, some episodes do seem to be trying too hard to attain the Seinfeld style humor but I always at least get a chuckle out of them and it can be hard for me to find anything I actually laugh at... :P Some people have told me I have no sense of humor :P. I'm just glad my husband has the same sense of humor as I do so I don't have to be tormented about what I find funny and what I don't, or forced to watch American Pie 2 and told I'm an idiot for not guffawing... sigh... This episode of CYE I watched last night was pretty memorable... funny and painful... it was the Affirmative Action episode. It had me laughing, gagging, and scratching myself... hmm....

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Jackie Mason | November 29, 2006
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Denise Sawicki | November 29, 2006
Well he's the house husband so I don't really do much cleaning, but I try to at least pick up after myself. I'm the one who should be nagged to help out more. My mommy would freak at the state of our house. :)

Incidentally I can't figure out how to edit my post for typos. I used to know how to do this...

Jackie Mason | November 29, 2006
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Anna Gregoline | November 29, 2006
Imitation of Seinfeld type humor? Larry David CREATED Seinfeld type humor!

Denise Sawicki | November 29, 2006
Well I realize this... I'm just stating that maybe some people think the show is striving to be Seinfeld but not succeeding in being as good. *shrug*

Kris Weberg | December 2, 2006
I've got to admit, I never liked Curb as much as Seinfeld, mostly because I think the plotlines on Larry David's show were much less intricate and clever. CYE always just seemed so...blunt compared to its spiritual forefather.

Scott Hardie | December 3, 2006
Last weekend I reprogrammed part of the site's internal time-keeping logic to prevent, among other problems, the main menu from announcing the birthdays of people who guessed a single goo back in 2002. Part of this change made the "edit" link disappear off of blog posts, but it's back as of today. You can now edit two months back instead of one.

Why don't I like CYE? Partly because it's mean-spirited towards it's characters and partly because it's humiliation comedy (both of which are usually turn-offs for me), but also the improvisation drags the show down a bit; it feels like a good writer is needed to pound their material into shape before they film it but they skip that step. I rented Season One in hopes of getting into it since I'd only seen a few clips prior, but the first episode was excruciating and I had to force myself to finish it, which pretty much sealed my interest. What can I say; humor is in the eye of the beholder. I've gotten some damn unhappy feedback after suggesting I Heart Huckabees to people.

I don't have much to say about the spilled cocoa, except that it probably takes two minutes to clean up, so really, there's no use crying over spilled cocoa.

Denise Sawicki | December 14, 2006
This was the mother of all cocoa spills; it somehow went all across the countertops, the floor, the cabinets, and the refrigerator. Not a big deal in the end though.

I thought the first half of season one of CYE was a bit weak I guess but after that I thoroughly enjoyed it. (I've only watched seasons 1 and 2 so far).

Amy Austin | December 20, 2006
This was the mother of all cocoa spills...

This makes me chuckle... and though I have had some inexplicably messy moments, too -- I have to ask: how did you do it... was the mug momentarily super-glued to your hand, causing you to fling the cocoa??? I'm just trying to get a visual to go with "the mother of all cocoa spills". ;-)

Denise Sawicki | December 22, 2006
It was a really tall, unstable mug. I didn't realize it was sitting on the counter and I was rummaging through the cabinet for a jar of peanut butter when a can of beans fell out and hit the cocoa mug, sending it spinning end-over-end through the air... it was pretty impressive.

Amy Austin | December 31, 2006

I've been spending most of my time in my "new" job cleaning up/rehabbing my yucky office space (hadn't had a paint job in 12 years, etc.), and in doing so, I discovered the remains of a pretty gross "mother of all coffee spills" -- it was sick, how it ran down between two modular desk units and coated the entire surfaces in between, finally pooling on the nasty industrial blue carpeting beneath (I could even tell that it had milk or creamer and sugar in it)! I feel like criticizing the hell out of the lazy person who did not clean this up, but I also have to admit that those are some seriously heavy and bulky pieces, with computer/electrical wires running all up in & behind them -- the prospect of moving them to get to the mess, as I have done, was probably overwhelming and thought to be "not worth it"... but I just can't overlook that sort of thing.

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Happy birthday!

Steve West turns 58 today.