Since I know we are not all pet people here, I offer you this- Someone (Samkitten, spawn of Redkitten) got his first haircut:
I’m not a baby person, but that kid is pretty adorable. And that shit eating grin on his face is priceless- “Hey, ladies!”
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General Egali Tarian Stuck
Me neither, but Samkitten is a darling with a million dollar smile.
Some Charlie foo
I gave the Philly cheese steak sammich the old high school try.
I’ve always been confused by the term “shit-eating grin.” If I were eating shit, I sure as hell wouldn’t be grinning about it.
Jack was having fun trying to catch bees out on the front porch. I decided to join him.
General Egali Tarian Stuck
Some great flying bee pics. Not easy, I know.
Brick Oven Bill
Calling this child ‘Samkitten’ is surely not pleasing to him. You can tell from the smile, indicative of a strong zeal for life, that this is instead ‘Iron Sam’, Teabagger.
South of I-10
Samkitten is just adorable. How could you say no to that face?
@General Egali Tarian Stuck: I bet Charlie was thinking when you said “We’re going bear hunting” that his role would be “fierce bear dog” and not “bait”.
Samkitten lookin’ good amd sportin’ a couple new ivories. Why does that look on his face make me think tht he knows something that we don’t?
@General Egali Tarian Stuck: Three out of a hundred or more clicks is about par-focus is a bitch. Autofocus is too slow, and manual is just luck.
You’ve never been around dogs much, then.
Redkitten: First haircut! Did you get one of those little sets that allows you to save a lock of hair? I recieved a sterling silver set as a gift with my oldest son. The set had a container for the hair and for the first lost tooth. I’ve got to get another one for the little guy now.
What a cutie pie, he’s just the picture of health and happiness isn’t he?
…and those cheeks
So when his number is retired in Toronto, the Maple Leafs will use this as the first image in the video board retrospective?
Happy happy joy joy. Thanks for that baby pic, it cheered me up.
I am also happy because, after reading the previous post on the latest arrogant snot-nosed ignorant drool from Brooks, I checked the B-J lexicon. Yep, it was done by one of the intrepid B-J Lexicon crew: right there under ‘Bobo’, a link to the great take down by a real reporter showing Brooks to be a fraudulant writer.
The two points above erase my unease with Cole for asserting earlier today that Joe Biden was not a regular guy (he surely is, even if it is stupid to make it a news story), while sneakily evading the issue of his complete and utter clinical insanity (Biden’s, not Cole’s)
Edit: did not mean to imply that Cole was insane. Anyway, normal standards cannot be applied to Cole, since he has to deal with the Tunchinator every day.
@YellowJournalism: No, I didn’t know they made those! I’ll have to go looking for one now. I just have it in an envelope at the moment.
He was very well-behaved during his haircut. A bit squirmy, which necessitated a nervous mother asking the stylist to use the clippers instead of the scissors, but he didn’t cry at all.
@RedKitten: I’ll have to call my mom and ask where the woman who gave me mine got hers from, but I think if you check with some baby specialty shops (there’s great ones in Toronto), they may have sets. A friend of mine had one that displayed the hair in a plastic case so you could see it, and I’ve seen ones that are part of a picture frame. I’m sure you could order them off the net, too.
You could also check with some jewlery stores. Not the ones you see in the mall. More like the type that are locally owned.
General Egali Tarian Stuck
@jeffreyw: The little guy is fearless and would chase an elephant if one came by.
Cute kid, but I wager Tunch outweighs him.
Clicked on your moniker inadvertantly and got a page of cute pics of your kid.
How heavy is he, anyway?
And he looked pretty good with his long hair, looked pretty grooving, cool and stylent with it all drifting windblown-like over the top of his head. Looked like he cold be lead singer in a New Wave band.
Not bad. Looks like you cooked the meat in some kind of liquid. It should actually be quite plain – thin slices of meat right on the grill and you just chop it up with the side of the spatula. Little more than a bit of seasoning on it.
We make them when we go camping, of all things. Really easy to cook out there. Start with a little oil, start to caramelize the onions, shove them over to the side and make them into a chimney with a bit of water tossed on (steaming them through works very well) and toss the meat into the residue from the onions. Chop everything up, lay some prov on there for a minute and slide the whole thing into a nice long roll.
It’s an extremely simple sandwich, but it comes together very nicely.
I think Tunch outweighs me, and I am a middle aged dude with a gut.
Edit: note, disappearing gut (I hope) due to my healthful slimming diet and increased exercise. I added that because I want to be a good example for His Tunchness.
Hey, Samkitten! Looking good!
By the way mama kitten: How is the new job?
Chad N Freude
@Kobie: In my undergrad days, the preferred phrase was “coprophagous grin”.
@jl: It was meant as an observation, not as any kind of slam on Sam. I suspect Tunch’s gravitational field affects the movement of objects in his vicinity.
My goodness, there is a truck load of mischief in those eyes – fun lovin, full speed ahead mischief.
I’m making a vegetable stock right now, been on the stove about 2 hours. Any one know if I can store it in the cabinet or do I have to freeze it? I have some Ball cans.
Looks like the one I got today at Super Cuts.
@jl: I haven’t weighed him in a few weeks, but last time I did, he was a hair shy of 21 lbs. And he’s 30 inches long. So he’s big, but not really chubby, I find.
One of the kids in his daycare is a frigging tank. The kid is 9 months old and weighs 30 lbs. I’ve advised Sam not to let that child sit on him, and so far he’s managed well.
New job is good! Of course there’s that tricky balance between wanting to stay late and make that good first impression, and the realities of my maternal situation. They all seem very nice, though, and while they work very hard, the office atmosphere is very relaxed and informal, which is nice.
The first haircut is surprisingly easy, but the next few can be traumatic for all involved. Stranger anxiety takes over.
South of I-10
So, My elderly neighbor was walking around outside in his tighty whities. He has some dementia and seems (to me) to be deteriorating quickly. I guess this is something I should mention to his son next time I see him? They just yanked his drivers license a couple of months ago, after he wrecked into the side of the house. I am fond of my neighbor, but I don’t know his son well.
As I have observed before, Tunch’s mass seems to produce odd gravitational lensing effects that make him appear to be smaller than everything else in the picture combined.
So it is difficult to judge Tunch’s relative mass and size.
Very odd. Someday physics will be advanced enough to study the TGLE (Tunch Gravitational Lens Effect), I suppose.
@RedKitten: That was a funny pic of him with the label on his head. I trust it will be preserved for his enjoyment when he is older.
The kid looks good with long hair. But the ceremonial first haircut tradition must be observed!
@Martin: The liquid is mostly from the meat, but I will admit I splashed in some soy sauce, a bit of lee n perrin’s, a touch of black vinegar, a squirt of sriracha and a bit of corn starch in broth to thicken the gravy a bit.
@RedKitten: That’s a cute babeh! Are you a Maple Leafs fan?
Have you ever seen this?
That has become a family joke. This year is my brother’s 40th birthday so my parents and I are going to get him a Maple Leafs sweater with his name on the back.
Have you told your office mates yet about your secret life with a bunch of DFHs? Do they think we’ve all lost our minds here in the ol’ you ess of a, eh?
Awww…such a cutie! We put off the first haircut till the big kid was almost 2, more due to my attachment to his curls than anything else. Then we went trick-or-treating and every person we saw complimented our beautiful little girl! The curls, big blue eyes and mile long eyelashes were just too much. By the time we got home husband insisted that a haircut would happen soon, and preferably a crew cut :)
We only cut it because the front was long enough to get into his eyes all the time. I also think he looked cuter with the shaggy mop, but if we’re going to go to the trouble of getting it cut, we might as well get it cut as short as possible in order to stretch out the time between appointments, right?
demkat: believe it or not, I don’t actually follow any particular hockey team. I know, CIC is going to revoke my citizenship for that one, but while I always enjoy a good game on TV or live, I’ve never gotten into following one particular team.
Redkitten- I wish I could get right in that photo and kiss those cheeks. Enjoy those big pinchable cheeks before Samkitten gets so mobile that he burns off all his baby fat.
btw. My mother-in-law once confided that my hubby was, literally, a happy, shit-eating baby.
This strikes me as a bit tone-deaf:
Seems to me that instructing big-spending visitors to *stay away* from New Orleans’ biggest tourism area might not go over well with the restarant owners and barkeeps on Bourbon Street. I know he said it with a smile and with what passes for irony among Republicans, but at these kinds of gatherings one of the highest-priority tasks for a mayor or governor is to get people to part with their money and support the local economy.
Ah well. It’s Bobby Jindal.
Now that’s some serious, weapons grade cuteness, all tightly packed into an oversized “awwwww”. So cute!
Dunno what happened to my earlier post joining in the chorus of Sam admiration. He gets cuter all the time!
Well there’s a picture to make you feel good all over!
Thanks RedKitten and John.
I watched a marathon of the Richard Pryor Show from 1977.
One of the funniest sketches from the show was the “Black President Sketch”. It was for obvious reasons prescienct, but also funny as hell, because it is show how I think some white people (not all, mostly conservatives) thought Obama would do once he became President, and also what many of them still think, even though Obama has never been like that.
The Richard Pryor Show – Black President Sketch
Tea Baggers running out of steam?
OMG!!! Dixie Carter…Julia Sugerbaker has died.
I loved Designing Women.
SamKitten has the “this is going to get everybody in trouble but it’s going to be fun!” look down to a T. I predict many trips to the emergency room when he’s 6-10 and long pacing-filled nights for the parents when the driver’s license is getting its opening workouts.
I love Tunch’s back splayed look. So suave.
And good news on my dinner for the woman on the incredibly restricted diet. Baked salmon with dill went over very big — she had 3 helpings! Sided with roasted asparagus, couscous and baby lettuce salad with olive oil. She’d never had couscous and loved it and was thrilled to find something different she could eat.
So yay me and the happy guests!
@lamh31: That’s terrible. My first experiences with her, though, were as Mr. Drummond’s wife on Different Strokes, so my first image of her was doing the construction worker “hey baby” moves from the episode where Mr. Drummond posed as a construction worker. I don’t know why, but it cracks me up to this day. Too bad the rest of that season sucked. (Not her fault!)
I used to watch Designing Women reruns in my Freshman year in the wee hours of the night when I couldn’t sleep. I only wish I could command a room like that woman appeared to do onscreen and off. I also loved the way she pronounced “Sugarbaker” like it was a direct order rather than a last name.
Such a genius. He didn’t have to DO anything to make you laugh, he could just stand there and you’d start laughing. So by the time he actually DID do something, you’d be dying.
Oh, what sad news about Dixie Carter.
Great teabagger quote…Try telling that to the families of miners in W.VA….These people have nothing but slogans — they don’t even realize that 90% of the time they are arguing against their own interests…
What an awesome little guy. Seems he survived his first week with the nanny, and you survived your first week back at work…Congrats to you, both…
Babysat my neighbor’s little girl today — 2 years old. Turned my back and the little darling had mixed the candy bowl with the cat bowl, and my two big kitties were having the treat of their lives….
Might I say, fuck the motherfucking sounders. The godddamned fuckers got my hopes up and then fucked it up in stoppage time. Fuck them.
It’s probably not going to help your mood any to know that the Galaxy won at Houston. Three in a row out of the gate is nice. What would be nicer would be if somebody other than Buddle would score a goal.
YellowJournalism is correct… dogs are naturally & happily coprophageous, and no matter how often the humans tell them to get OUT of the godsdamned catbox, it’s a big happy “Yes, I am doing exactly the disgusting thing that you suspect, and as far as I am concerned it is DELICIOUS” happy-face.
I would much rather look at Samkitten’s happy face, or even Charlie’s! They are both gorgeous & spirit-lifting.
I once had the idea to market a line of dog treats called “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cat Shit!”
Also, no way is that Krista’s kid. She peeled that photo off a jar of baby food.
SamKitten is inhumanely, insanely adorable! Man, I want to pinch those cheeks.
@General Egali Tarian Stuck: Charlie is as cute as ever!
@jeffreyw: Where is the Cheez Whiz?
@South of I-10: Yeeeeeesh. Yeah, you might want to have a word with his son.
RIP Dixie Carter.