Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Take yer lid off


Hubby and I went on a really good date Sunday, out to Buffalo Wild Wings (the best wings...ever) and then to the Arlene Shnitzer (which I totally thought was the Arnold Shnitzer) to see Ray Romano and Brad Garrett. We were really looking forward to it, cuz you know, Ray Romano...and then the fact that we hadn't been on a date since um...yeah. Well, Ray was hilarious with his stories of "Frank" passing gas ("Soooorry, but I've got three more coming.") on Everybody Loves Raymond, his own family life of stashing squirt guns in the glove box in case his twins fell asleep in their carseats, and his never ending quest to not piss his wife off (ie. sketching her while she sleeps). You know, very Everybody Loves Raymond. That's funny stuff. Brad was totally that uncomfortable funny--let's see how many people we can offend in 18 minutes sort of thing (that poor lady from Romania in the front row). He had his moments though. It would have been really funny if the translator standing in the front by the stage, doing sign language, would have hopped on the stage and whipped his bootie. Her hair went all the way to her ankles...totally couldn've been a weapon. He is flipping huge by the way...like 6'8 (as he said, a "cross between Herman Munster and Greg Brady"). But I SWEAR what was really funny...what I remember the most about this show is watching my hubby drink his beer out of a straw! Just to paint the picture a little more, he's a bit of a beer snob. Brews his own, only micorbrew, knows the best breweries within fifty miles, etc...At the Shnitzer, they'd let you take drinks in the auditorium as long as they had lids on them. We so felt like grownups just being able to take drinks into the auditorium in the first place. So cool. We are so out without the kids. I did point out to him that he *could* take the lid off when he wanted a drink, but everytime I looked over at him, there he was just a-sipping his beer through that little petite black straw. Seriously, babe? That is *my* hubby. That's my man! Back away, ladies! That is all for me! Who needs Ray Romano when you've got that kind of funny?

42 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog via babies, bottles...I love your blog though, very funny...congrats on getting some time alone with the hubby!!!

Bottles Barbies & Boys said...

I'm jealous, my date night is well over due!

Love Ramond!!!

Parker said...

Woo Hoo for date night. Congrats about being featured on SITS. I must say, I got fixated on the long haired girl in your story. I have issues with super long hair. I loved the visual of her using it as a weapon.
Rock on.

trashalou said...

Class, sheer class, that's what your husband is!


(came via from SITS)

Jen said...

wow, a date night. I think I remember those. Anyway, good for you. I too have a blackmail photo of my husband drinking Boones Farm threw a strawl

Debbie said...

Beer snob? Drinking through a straw? That is hilarious. And I so love Ray Romano...he is so funny...Monday nights haven't been the same since the gang all either died or went on to other bad shows.

Karen said...

How Funny! I love to laugh, but have never been to a live comedy show.
I'm sure it was nice just to get out!

Karen said...

I like Ray Romano's humour.

But, sipping beer through a straw, that's just tooooo funny. I can just imagine my hubby's reaction to that 'You want me to do what???' :-)

Gina said...

Good for him! Not too egotistical to sip beer through a straw!!!
He's REAL.

Sherri said...

That is too funny!!! I am glad you got a date night!!! We try but something always seems to get in the way....you know kids and jobs and stuff!!!! Happy SITS Featured Blogger Day!!

Angela said...

My hubby has always said it is impossible to look manly sipping a straw!

Hooray for a date night!

Rhea said...

What a nice date night! Sounds like it was full of laughs. :o)

MomMega: mothersmilkblog.com said...

Too cute! A date night sounds fun and long overdue for me! Glad you got one (LUCKY!).

Adiel said...

Hey SITSta!

I love that, drinking the beer through a straw. Awesome!

Staci said...

what a guy.....gets you sloshed faster!!!!

Lisa said...

Ha, more funniness. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. S said...

Would LOVe LOVE LOVE to see Ray in (not concert...hmmm) oh - on stage! There we go. And, I agree with Kath, good job on getting alone time. Yeah, that'd be nice.

Toni said...

OMG that is hilarious

Tam said...

Wow a Date with the HUBS must have been amazing! Did you keep turning around looking for your kid? lol

LOVE the beer through the STRAW!

Neurotically Yours: said...

That pic is hilarious!!

Cecily R said...

Hey, straws are manly. Especially tiny ones.

And at least you GET date nights.

Kat said...

See, yet another reason to move here. Our hubbies can bond over snobby beer and what types of straws to use in their cups.

Shannon said...

date nights are great! I've been to see Ray...He's pretty funny. I love that show though.

Swirl Girl said...

you got a date night?? lucky you!
The last date night hubby and I had was a quick soup and salad (martinis with extra olives, that is) ) before a movie. I can't remember the date of the date either.

funny visual of a manly man!

Nan said...

I love "Ray." It is sooo real life!

Jennifer P. said...

I don't drink beer---but even I would find that flippin' hilarious :)!

Mommy Meryl said...

I'm still focusing on how in the world beer would taste coming out of a straw. . .:-)

Pam Hawk said...

Well that's cool news about The Schnitz allowing beverages in like that. I had no idea! I thought that was just a luxury offered by McMenamin's.

So was yer hubby sipping a home brew or a local brew? (If it was local, which one was it?)

(Ps: Hi from Salem!)

THE Stephanie said...

Funny stuff... Buffalo Wild Wings?? That's my hubby's FAV place too!!

Judy Haley said...

that is too cute. i could picture my husband doing that too.

Hairline Fracture said...

Sounds like a great date night--even with the straw!

-Bridget said...

What is worse? Drinking beer through a straw attached to a dainty cup with a lid or attached to a hat that allows you to guzzle two at a time?

Nichole Jolene said...

came in through the SITS door. I would love to see ray and i totally forgot the big guy's name~oh yeah, brad. a little offensive though eh ? why they gotta do that to a sista? annoying~

Merrie said...

Hmmm, beer through a straw. That would be a first for me. Hey, as long as it still tastes great, right? (Beer snob here, too.) What an interesting pair to have seen! Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

Dates are allowed once you have kids? How come nobody told me? I love snobby men, they are so funny.

Sheri said...

I remember finding NICE champagne at a wine store . . . complete with a straw attached! The proprietor told me that's all the rage now. Huh. Who knew being redneck was cool?

EmBee said...

I love date nights! :-)

Michelle said...

Wow, an actual date. What a concept! Glad you had fun... and that your husband enjoyed his beer ;)

Melissa said...

Too funny! It that anything like funnelling??? Strawing? I don't drink anymore, but back in the day...
Glad you got a night out. I have 3kids and got to drop them off at church for 2.5 hours and go out to dinner with my hubby. Four more days of this? What to do???

Mrs. R said...

Beer through a straw.. I had a Sapporo with my sushi tonight and it was heaven....

Jessica said...

LOL too funny.. 'round here my dad calls them the sissy straws. :) glad u two had a great night out.

Jennifer said...

Yay on the date!

Yay on your SITS feature!