Thursday, January 18, 2007

Oh, The Moron

Uncle Joe made a birthday video for Grandma New York out of footage from the family trip to Lake George, New York last summer.

The Mayor likes to watch it over and over again.

Somehow this seems more acceptable than the endless stream of corporate characters and advertising directed at my 2 year old television therefore we are indulgent.


(Yeah, yeah, yeah... I'm one of those INFLEXIBLE, RIGID and COLD parents with freaky rules limiting my children's access to the television. So judge me now.)

Anyway, I watched the birthday video with The Mayor last night.

More specifically, I watched myself in the video (over and over and over again.)

The great, repetitive self-watching
caused me to have a powerful epiphany.

I realized that...

I am undeniably, a dork of immeasurable proportions.

Ya Think

So impossibly vast is my dorkitude, a deep crevasse of dorkism if you will.


A great voice welled up from the very center of my soul and yelled,

Yer a big dork copy

Luckily, my soul's alter ego shouted back,


"SO WHAT? WHO ISN'T?"

I am not alone copy

(...and it might be relevant to note that I am huge dork who just got Photoshop. Oh, the joy that layeth ahead...)

60 comments:

QT said...

I so love the pics! Yeah, I don't like seeing myself on video either. Very discomforting - "I walk around like that every day?"

Bravo to you for being inflexible, rigid and cold about the TV!

QueenieBadd said...

Dorks of the world unite baby! Didn't you know that dorky is the new sexy?

Oh, the photoshop.... You know, Big Daddy is an IT monkey-why don't I have photoshop? Hmmmm...maybe more nekkidness=photoshop for Queenie.

Good for you on the tv. You know I'm with you.

mamatulip said...

Photoshop dorks are my kind of dorks.

Melissa R. Garrett said...

LOL! I just got finished reading your last few posts, and I can TOTALLY relate with everything!

PS - I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who uses S-E-X as a bargaining tool for some "me" time. You crack me up!

I was having a lousy morning, so I appreciate the good laugh :-)

MamaLee said...

A HOT dork. Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


:)

Missy said...

Beware the lure and power of photoshop...

Grim Reality Girl said...

Up with dorks!

/still want to learn photoshop, have not taken the time.....

Slackermommy said...

OMG! You're killing me. I love the photos. Dork or not; you are damn sexy!In my book you are a MILF who is comfortable with her inner dorkiness.

Karly said...

Don't be freaked out, but I think I love you.

jen said...

um, yeah...the whole Jess got a new toy and is making merry with her bubble captions didn't escape me.

i love it.

DD said...

There's a dorkus amongus.

Dorks UNITE!

Fun word: dork, dorky, dorktitude, dorkifying, DORKALICIOUS!

Waya said...

From one dork to another! I love dorks, esp. hot ones!! ;-)

Sayre said...

Oooo - new toys!

And I agree with you about the nasty TV - my son's room is full of stuff he doesn't play with in testament to the wisdom of limiting TV. We avoided the commercial stuff when he was little, but at around 4, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon started sneaking in and... well, that was it.

Mamma said...

Well yer darn cute for a dork!!

Photoshop? I'm thinking I might be jealous!!!

BlondeMom said...

OH Photoshop! Fancy pants! Looking forward to pictures with captions! Awesome.

I am a huge dork, too.

In fact I asked my husband last night if I was this goofy when we first got married. He promptly replied no.

DORKS UNITE!

Kevin Charnas said...

I KNOW that you're not pointing at me!!

and BRAVA limiting that crap called television! I say, shoot it.

Attila The Mom said...

Hahahaha! Love the pics!

Attila The Mom said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
mad muthas said...

maybe so, maybe so - but yer a bit tasty with it.

Gingers Mom said...

You're right. THere is an inner dork in us all. Some more than others. But if you embrace it...it makes you a little bit cool.
My kids are 4 and 2 and 9 months. They already KNOW I am a dork. What does that say about me?

Cece said...

I think we've all got a little bit of dork in us!

Jhianna said...

We're all dorks - just some of us aren't afraid to let everyone know it. You're brave, that's it, brave!

Or something. I dunno, this little comment box is making me feel all hemmed in today. Sorry :)

Lisa said...

Dorks are the new Cool! And day-am you look amazing in those photos and in your new profile photo, lady. Rock on.


Lisa

Mad Hatter said...

Whoa, a dork with Photoshop. Never heard of that before.

PunditMom said...

YAY for dorkitude! Can we line up for the PhotoShop lessons?

Dysfunctional Housewife said...

Absolutely DORKILARIOUS! Your blog is now in my links list, so that others may find you and enjoy your Dorkiness ;)

Peg said...

Look at that--you're bringing out all of us closet-dorks! My husband and I? Both dorks--one of the things that drew us together.

Dorky is Beautiful!

NtycnBoricua said...

You're right - everyone IS a dork! Gotta love that PhotoShop, huh? :D

http://ntycnboricua.blogspot.com

Iris said...

Yeah, I am a big dork too.....and damn proud of it!!

I love love love the pictures you have been adding......you are really a beautiful person and your sense of humour absolutely makes my day! Please, don't ever stop!!!

BethGo said...

OMG. I *LOVE* your blog.
Don't get freaked out by this but...
I think I have a crush on you.

I just thought you should know.
:)

Natalie said...

None of us can escape the dork factor. We blog, hence we are all kind of dorky. I am very jealous of your photoshop.

Megan said...

Was wondering about all the self-portraits! Maybe I should do one with my cool photo booth feature.. then people wouldn't be subjected to seeing my enormous belly every time I comment!

Long Island Dad said...

Freeze Dork! Put the mouse down and slowly step away from the computer -- this is the Geek squad and we've got ya surrounded!

Lux Lisbon said...

Nice pics.

Christina_the_wench said...

Oh I could teach you so many thing, grasshopper. In dorkdom AND Photoshop. ;)

S. said...

Live on in dorkdom!
Plus, seems to me that most dorks do really well (ie: Bill Gates to name one).

Amber said...

Ahhh, the joys of being able to relish in your own dorkiness! I cringe at mine while I watch the home videos from my childhood. Can you say SPAZZZZZ?

The Sour Kraut said...

I am a Photoshop afficiando.I've been on it since the beginning. However, I have never seen the balloons. Did you make those yourself or are they a part of the program that I have yet to discover.

I applaud your television monitoring.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I am LOVING the photoshop! I may need to get this for myself! I am with you on the children's tv thing. I have an idea for a post that centers soley around my complete loathing of "Higglytown Heroes" UGH!

PS: I am a TOTAL DORK! Maybe that is why I like you so much! :)

Nicole said...

Your pictures seriously make me LOL!! You are hysterical!! Don't worry, we ALL look like dorks in our own videos. You are in GREAT company!

Izzy said...

I love your pix. You're so animated! And if you ask me, being dorky is the new black.

xkedl

Em said...

Photoshop elevates you right up to dork heaven. Join the club! :)

Two Knives said...

You got Photoshop? I want Photoshop!

Dan said...

Joy, you are so goofy. I love it! Stop being so endearing, dammit! ;)

Shannon said...

Photoshop dorks unite!

wordgirl said...

A dork with lovely cheekbones.

Jenny said...

Yes, but you're a skinny, hot dork with a hell of a sense of humor.

Like Cameron Diaz but less scary.

You could totally have kept Justin.

Pendullum said...

Hey!

Heeeeeeyyyy?

Are you pointing at me at calling me a Dork?

Hey, I resemble that remark!!!

Dirty Birdie said...

Wear your dorkiness proudly, we dorks rule the world. We are typically the most creative, interesting and innovative in the crowd.

Get Down with your dorkyself.

Christina_the_wench said...

sour kraut - it's on the tool bar under Custom Shapes (the one that looks like an amoeba). You can pick different shapes on the bar along the top. I am assuming you have a newer version or I am telling you this for nothing. lol

Terri said...

OMG you are a crack up!!!!

mothergoosemouse said...

I'm near the end of my Photoshop trial, and suffice it to say that I'm addicted. They could charge me $500 for the license and I wouldn't blink.

You slay me. I think we need to visit one of those drugstore photo booths and totally dork out.

Marcie said...

Hey! I'm a huge dork that just got photoshop too!
See, you were right. You are not alone.

Deanna (domestic chicky) said...

Dork IS the new sexy...

PS-getting photoshop this weekend...now I'll be a dork WITH photoshop! It doesn't get any better than that!!!

Maybe we could be Dilf's instead? :)

Karana said...

Oh you will have so much fun with Photoshop. The pics are great.

Ann M. said...

You are too funny...of course we're all dorks. That's what makes us interesting.

The pictures were awesome, too. Excellent work :)

Yamagoo said...

Yeah buddy, buddy, buddy!

YOU + photoshop sounds like...

"Goodtimes.....goodtimes...."

My kids have just come to the realization that their old man is a hardcore geek. this amuses them.

They've always known I was a dork.

Damselfly said...

If you really are a dork -- which I doubt -- then you're right, you're not alone. I'm dorky too!

Momish said...

I love dorks, so dork away! And you are not alone, you are in good company (if you consider the likes of me to be good company, that is).

P.S. I love your top!

P.P.S. Photoshop? Kiss daylight goodbye.

Rusti said...

The pics are awesome - I think we would get along well if ever we were to meet... by the way - one of my favorite words is Dorkasaurus... you are not alone in the dork world :) I'm one too!