Fluffy fingers, Foo Fighters and Friday funnies

2 May

Last night’s episode of The Office had my husband and me chuckling pretty good.  I especially love Darryl and wish they could work him into more scenes.  His advice to Michael based on his “black” experiences are always classic moments.  I was just a little bit disappointed that Michael never tried to implement the fluffy fingers strategy in his confrontation with Stanley—I kept waiting for it to happen, but it never did.  Oh well.  It was still a good night for The Office with several laugh out loud funny lines.

Any favorite lines last night?


Chuck and I aren’t big concert goers.  We each attended a few in earlier days, but since we’ve been married we’ve only been to one concert together and that’s mostly because we have a hard time forking out the dough for tickets.  We were tempted to see U2 a couple of years ago, but couldn’t bring ourselves to pay the $300 for tickets when there were so many other things we could use the money for, like piano lessons and braces and food.  But Susan M’s Foo Fighters post over at Kulturblog inspired me to check out their touring dates—they’re going to be here in July and we’re going.  We’re not die hard FF fans, but we like them and think it should be a good show, plus the tickets were only about $40 each—bonus!

Have you seen anyone lately?  What has been your favorite/most memorable concert?


I actually don’t think this week’s Friday funny is all that funny (or funny at all, like most comics these days) except that I had this conversation with Goose two nights ago:

Goose:  I’m hungry.  I need a snack.

Me:  OK, go see what you can find.

Ten minutes later. 

Me:  Did you ever get that snack?  Do you need some help?

Goose:  No, I’m all done.  I had six tic tacs.

Me:  Tic tacs are not a snack.

Goose:  Why not?  You eat them.

What do you say—are tic tacs food?

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12 Responses to “Fluffy fingers, Foo Fighters and Friday funnies”

  1. cheryl May 2, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    Toby (cannot quote exactly): “Maybe that will show Jim that he can’t just hang out with Pam and talk to Pam..and …Pam…”

    I was also very disappointed that Michael didn’t try the “fluffy fingers” on Stanley. That would have rocked!

    Tic tacs are not food. Sorry. Unless, of course, you start doing the WW program that your awesome friend suggested, and then you can use tic tacs as a snack. So, then, yes. Tic tacs are a snack. Goose was right. 🙂

  2. cheryl May 2, 2008 at 9:01 am #

    Oops! Forgot to comment about concerts:

    Last year I got to go to the American Idol tour (lame, but still fun), Martina McBride (Little Big Town opened for her and the entire night was just amazing), and Josh Groban (by far my favorite. No, it wasn’t a “rock concert”, but I just about peed my pants with how excited I was to hear Josh live. That boy is everything he claims to be! And more!).

    The only other concerts I’ve ever been to are: BareNaked Ladies (twice), and Garth Brooks.

    I’ve never had a bad concert experience. But I would give away some of my children to see U2 live. (okay, not really, but I want to see them so bad!!)

  3. Julie May 2, 2008 at 9:04 am #

    I agree with your Office assessment. I was waiting waiting waiting for the Fluffy Fingers! Can you just see Stanley’s reaction? But as much as I wished for Fluffy Fingers, I couldn’t help but love the authenticity of Michael and Stanley’s private conversation. This show is a cooky-real window into most of Corporate America (case in point: the Ryan & Toby conversation with Jim) and with that conversation, they stayed true to the real-life ridiculousness of office life. I was surprised by it, but impressed, too. And it made for a funny moment with Phyllis at the end, don’t you think?
    I love Darryl. He’s probably the funniest of all the side characters. And I’m always wishing I could see more of him. I think the strength of The Office is in that incredible ensemble cast. Every one of them provide laugh out loud funny moments.
    Also, Jim & Pam still make my heart beat a little faster. I can’t help but love them together. She had some very funny moments last night.

  4. bythelbs May 2, 2008 at 9:12 am #

    Julie—I did really like the way Michael and Stanley’s private conversation went, so I suppose the fluffy fingers might have ruined that moment. It was also a great set-up for the Phyllis scene at the end—loved that.

    I love Jim & Pam—and I love that the writers haven’t really changed the way they interact with each other now that they’re together. I hope they don’t feel the need to break them up and put them together again 50,000 times like most shows.

    Cheryl—U2 is the only band I haven’t seen that I’ve always wanted to see. Next time they come to our area we’ll for sure be forking over the $300.

  5. Susan M May 2, 2008 at 9:33 am #

    I haven’t watched last night’s Office yet. It’s our favorite show. Well that and Corner Gas.

    The weird thing for me about seeing U2 live is that I’m such a fan, I’ve watched a ton of live footage. So when I actually saw them, it was all very familiar to me. Kinda weird. I’m so familiar with the way Bono moves, etc. But they’re honestly probably the best live band, ever.

    That said, I would never pay $300 to see them. I think the last (second) time I saw them, tickets were $60, and my parents bought them for us. It was the tour with the cars hanging from the ceiling.

    I’ve been to too many shows to choose a favorite, but I just did a post about one, Jane’s Addiction w/Soundgarden. Most intense ever was probably Butthole Surfers w/Soundgarden, which I’m planning on doing a post about soon.

    Enjoy the Foo Fighters! I can probably recommend you some good live bands that won’t cost you $40 a ticket…

  6. bythelbs May 2, 2008 at 9:46 am #

    Susan—What’s Corner Gas? I’ve never heard of that one.

    The only reason we would ever pay the $300 is because we’re both huge U2 fans and I think we’ve finally gotten to the financial point that we would feel OK with spending that much money on such a frivolous thing—it would still make us flinch pretty good, but I think we’d rather do it than never see them at all. With that said, I would only pay for regular priced tickets–not get into a bidding war on ebay or pick them up from a scalper. Last time U2 was here, regular price for the cheap seats was about $140 each, I think. And we just couldn’t bring ourselves to do it at the time.

    I’d love some recommendations. I’ve got your muxtape playing in the background now.

  7. Susan M May 2, 2008 at 10:09 am #

    Corner Gas is a Canadian show. It’s being aired on WGN “Superstation” here in Cali. It’s on every night in reruns, and we watch it almost every night. It’s a show you have to see a couple times to appreciate, though. The first few times you see it you’ll think it’s stupid and kinda weird. It’s about a small town in Canada. If you’ve ever lived in a small town you’ll appreciate it.

    If I’d never seen U2 I’d probably be willing to spend $300 too.

  8. Julie May 2, 2008 at 10:35 am #

    That is exactly what I love about Jim & Pam — the reality of their relationship. I mean, who do you know that actually breaks up and gets back together and then cheat on each other and then get married and then break up. No one. But we all know a lot of people who meet when the timing isn’t right then finally they get together and things work out. And they still have an interesting relationship. I keep hoping that things continue in that direction with them.
    And I love all of Jim’s fake proposals. And that he bought her a ring 2 weeks after they started dating.
    Oh, and we haven’t even talked about the hilariousness of Dwight last night! He is so so funny.

  9. bythelbs May 2, 2008 at 10:44 am #

    Dwight’s mad lib was hilarious. I heart Dwight.

    The fake proposals are great—and I agree with you about the real relationship thing. I just hope the writers don’t mess it up.

  10. Jamie J May 2, 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    I missed the Darryl scene, dangit! I need to watch that. Rachel woke up needing to use the potty and she’s dangerous in the middle of the night. I had to jump on that one instead of waiting for commercial! lol I really enjoyed last nights episode. The Toby thing that Cheryl said was one of my favorites. The face in the cement was classic!

    Did you notice that Angela is fat and that she’s only shown from the chest up? I think they have filmed these episodes with her being REALLY pregnant.

    Concerts, let’s see. I’ve been to Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. Jack Johnson a couple times. Unwritten Law, Good Charlotte and New Found Glory. Weird Al. Weird Al was awesome and we plan on seeing him again this year at the Del Mar Fair. I had the opportunity in High School to see U2 but didn’t take it. My sister had killed the U2 out of me by playing nothing else for years straight. Now if I could go I would.

  11. bythelbs May 2, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    Jamie—I’m with you on the potty thing. Toby’s hilarious. What happened to Costa Rica? I love how Michael makes that eck sound everytime Toby comes into his office.

    I’ve totally been telling everyone Angela’s (her real name’s Angela too, I think) pregnant—good call!

    I’ve seen (and this will date me) Thompson Twins, Elvis Costello, Toad the Wet Sprocket w/Gin Blossoms opening, Morrissey and Maroon 5. I think that’s it. Weird Al would be hilarious.

  12. Julie May 2, 2008 at 7:57 pm #

    I wondered the same thing about Angela! She totally has the round preggers face.

    As for concerts, I’ve seen Sawyer Brown, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and others on the country side.
    Matchbox 20 and Aerosmith on the other side.
    Favorites would be Garth Brooks (that guy can put on a show), George Strait (just standing and singing good old school country songs), and Aerosmith. It was when the Pink album came out and Steven Tyler was so stinking fun and eccentric and even sexy. I loved his pink feather boa and that I was close enough (11th row) to see every facial expression on that incredibly odd face. It was a-mazing. I’ve since gotten rid of much of my Aerosmith music, for the sake of explaining it to my kiddles, but that was a concert to remember.
    Nowadays, I’d love to see Jack Johnson, U2, and James Taylor. Oh, and John Mayer and Michael Buble. But I just don’t see myself getting a babysitter and buying expensive tickets for anybody right now.

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