It’s my birthday weekend so I thought I’d take this week off from the blog, especially since we’re in Santa Rosa for a golf tournament held in memory of our nephew. We were driving all yesterday afternoon and evening and then working the tournament today (well, I’m working and Jay is golfing … lucky). But yesterday I got something that gave me a great idea for a post, and maybe many others in the future. I received a handcrafted birthday card at work, signed by 40 or so people in my department. One of our talented designers, Jon LeBars, creates all the artwork for these cards, and gets his inspiration for each card from a list of ‘favorite things’ each employee creates. My list contains some of my favorite things: Billy Squier, crab, chocolate mousse, Curious George, blue carnival glass and books with funny titles. I have a collection of books with crazy titles that I display in our game room at home. Stuff like “My Daddy Was a Pistol and I’m a Son of a Gun,” or “Blue Eye Shadow Should Be Illegal,” and my personal favorite “Nobody Likes a Drunken Indian.”
So this birthday card gave me a great idea: when I can’t figure out which one of Mary Ann’s casserole dishes to make fun of, I can make fun of one of my crazy book titles, complete with a photo and everything. Hopefully their authors don’t read my blog. As if.
So Jon created my birthday card with a graphic of a Billy record album on the front (of course) and inside was this awesome book cover:
I think I’ve just found a new name for this blog.