Thursday, February 14, 2008

Scott Baio is a tool

So, yesterday while on the elliptical machine at the gym, I was a captive audience to the Scott Baio reality show on -- I think -- VH1, and I come to this conclusion: he is a big tool. And not smart. Have you seen this guy? I don't think I've thought of him once since Happy Days was in syndication in the 80s. He looks good, I'll give him that. But. . . I'm glad I'm not married to him! His poor wife! They're pregnant, and he's such a dip! Seeing the baby's face for the first time on a super-clear ultrasound, and what he really wants to know is what an episiotomy is. Oh, and in some financial management class for expecting dads: he was absolutely floored by the cost of college! Floored. Like he's never heard of college before. But the winning moment was when his wife called him from her baby shower (he was in "Vegas Baby" where his tooly friends (including such famous actors as the big brother from The Wonder Years) were throwing him a "man shower") and all he asked her was how many things they got that he would have to assemble. Like, ugh this baby is going to be work!

Okay, that's all for Scott Baio. I was able to make myself look away, and I came up with some new ideas for the new novel. Treadmills (and ellipticals) are always good for that.

It's Valentine's Day! Happy happy! We're going out for Valentine's breakfast instead of dinner; ever since my waitressing days, I haven't enjoyed restaurants on V Day. Too much of an ordeal. Ugh, perhaps my most miserable night of waitressing EVER was a V Day. So: breakfast, then an ultrasound. Fun! Yesterday I stopped by the divine, decadent Alma Chocolate -- this is the very same chocolate shop owned by the mother of the 10-year-old boy who swooned at my feet back at Wordstock. Oh, the chocolates. Awaiting us for later are two figs, stuffed with blue cheese and dipped in dark chocolate! YUM. There were star anise chocolates, and ginger chocolates, and paprika truffles, and dark chocolate hazelnut toffee. Oh yum!

Happy day to all! (Even Scott Baio.)

9 comments:

Liana said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and Jim, Laini!! Enjoy :) And, Yay for Love and Breakfast and Babies and Chocolate AND swooning at one's feet. Huzzah! :)

tinker said...

When I read things like this, I'm sort of glad I don't have cable...

Enjoy your figs - I think I'd rather just have the chocolate though. Wishing you, Jim and your little Gummibear a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Amber Lough said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Did you know it is illegal to celebrate Saint Valentine's Day in Saudi Arabia? According to rumors, which are oh-so-valid, you can get executed for delivering roses or chocolates on February 14th. Sheesh! But then again, it IS a long-standing Catholic holiday, right?
I'm not Catholic, nor am I in Saudi Arabia, so I bought Jim a tiny heart-shaped cake filled with strawberry buttercream from the local bakery. Yum! Elizabeth got a "Cutie Pie" balloon that she is currently toting around the room, allowing me time to check out blogs.
Hope the ultrasound was exciting! (I'm sure it was!)

Alexandra S said...

I risked my life to deliver those brownies to you guys this morning. Portland is very, very serious about executing anyone who eats brownies on Valentines Day so chew very, very quietly!

Laini Taylor said...

Amber -- I think I'd believe any psycho thing about Saudi Arabia -- this morning I read a headline that a woman has been sentenced to death there for witchcraft!

Q said...

I like the idea of a Valentine's Day breakfast.

I'm sure that, had Scott Baio and his wife been offered as parents, your fetus still would have chosen you and Jim.

Jaime said...

Laini, I don't know if I electronically congratulated you and Jim enough on your expectant status! It has been a happy topic of conversation up here and you and Sara are going to have to betroth your kids.

Scott Baio is maybe the exact opposite of Jim it sounds like. Aaron came through in the final hour last night with a box of Theo chocolates. I am already planning my next trip to Portland if only for these crazy Alma chocolates. I didn't know you could have blue cheese! If you find you can't...I'd be happy to help you get rid of it.

Congrats again! XOXO

Heather said...

Ha ha! I watched the one before that where they found out they were pregnant and couldn't believe what a knob he was! You're right...TOOL!

Sunday Scribblings said...

Jaime -- I think you're right. I'm not supposed to have blue cheese! Oh well, too late. It was delicious! (And next time you're in Portland, let's definitely go there!)
-Laini