Big Ken and Colleen

Kurt’s Blog: It’s 1998 At Our House…and the Selfie!
Kurt’s Blog: It’s 1998 At Our House…and the Selfie!

It’s 1998 in Our House.

Why?

Oh, news that *Nsync might reunite at the VMAs on Sunday brought some joy to my wife…but then it got even better for her when she saw a countdown on BritneySpears.com that is…umm…counting down to something. I imagine a new album.

You know what? I give my wife a fun, hard time about lovin’ the Brit Brit…but I’ve come to the conclusion…and I’m not proud of this…but I’m a fan…and I look forward to her new album, and hopefully a tour.

(Prepare constant being made fun of a softball on Thursday night)

Why Getting Married With Big Ken & Colleen Is Fun

Of course, 26 couples got married at the State Fair with us, and we had a blast. I got an email from one of the grooms, Zach, who told us that getting married at the Fair had even more perks than we realized!

Zach and his new bride spent the rest of the morning at the Fair, and once it got around that they were newlyweds, they got some serious perks:

  • Free turkey leg
  • Free Butter Cow Security t-shirt (which I spent $17 on for my wife)
  • A slew of free Midway games
  • Half a Slingshot ride
  • …and they met Country singer Tyler Farr.

Not too shabby!

Breaking Bad Fans, Look at This!

It’s Aaron Paul (a.k.a. Jesse)…on the Price is Right…and he only missed the Showcase Showdown by $132!!

Maria Sharapova, What Are You Doing?

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova is apparently changing her name for this week’s Tennis tournament. She’s switching it to Maria Sugarpova. It’s an atttempt to promote her “Sugarpova” candy line…but still, this is ridiculous. This is something a C list celebrity like Bobby Brown would do.

(Note: Somewhere Bobby Brown heard that he’s a C list celebrity, jumped up, and yelled “I’m average again! Whoo hoo!! Goodbye D List!”) You’re welcome Bobby.

Jimmy Buffett

The great Jimmy Buffett (in my Top 5 of Favorite Bands of all-time) has a new album out that hit stores (like there are stores anymore) yesterday: “Songs From St. Somewhere”.

That’s a good enough reason to put up this list:

My Top 10 Jimmy Buffett SongsJimmy Buffett Performs On 'Today' Show

10. I Will Play for Gumbo

9. ‘Bama Breeze

8. Lucky Stars

7. Fins

6. Come Monday

5. Pirate Looks at 40

4. I Don’t Know, and I Don’t Care

3. Volcano

2. Southern Cross (cover song)

1.One Particular Harbor

Songs That Are Showing Up on My Ipod…A Lot

Best Song Ever – One Direction

You Need Me, I Don’t Need You – Ed Sheeran

Roar – Katy Perry

Came Back Haunted – Nine Inch Nails

Wake Me Up – Ed Sheeran

The Giving Tree – Plain White Ts

Well, That YouTube Search Didn’t Work

I saw this video…it had bears dancing in the woods, it was very funny…I couldn’t find the exact link, so I had to go to YouTube and search for it…I entered “Bear Dance Party”. As soon as I entered that, I went, yep, this isn’t going to get me the result I had desired. I told this to a gay friend of mine what happened…and he laughed out loud. If you are laughing right now as well, you get this.

The Selfie

A lot of folks despise the “Selfie” photo, which is understandable. I don’t take the selfie…oh, wait, yes, yes I did….on Friday actually. D’oh.

 selfie

Anyways, I take the “selfie with family” photo…it’s the best way to get smiles out of my kids…and I get to be in the photos too! I’m usually (and happily, mind you) the one taking the family photos.

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Someone found the 14 Types of Selfies You Find All Over the Internet

  • The Duckface (the worst facial pose ever).
  • The Post-Workout Selfie
  • The Mirror Selfie
  • Getting “caught” Sleeping Selfie
  • The Bathroom selfie
  • The Sad selfie
  • The Celebrity Selfie
  • The Drinking Selfie (see above)
  • The Snapchat Selfie
  • The Car Selfie
  • The MySpace Angle Selfie
  • The Self-Incriminating Selfie
  • The Cat Selfie
  • The Jonas (?? I don’t know this one)

 AWESOME is as AWESOME does!

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