Thursday, February 25, 2010

Famous Canadian Proverbs

Can't believe it's Thursday already and I haven't posted. It's almost like the all the greatest hockey players in the world met in one spot and started playing... wait a minute. Ok, I can't blame all my laziness on Olympic hockey, but it is a contributing factor. Case in point, my son's teacher and I have now postponed two parent teacher interviews because they conflicted with games. Meh, he's six. Anyway, I'm posting today. Kinda. With a little help from Unmitigated.


1. A country
can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
German Canadian Proverb

About 13 years ago, I tagged the Captain with a quote meme. It's my own fault really. I was showing off all the famous blogger that I know. Vodka Mom. 24 at Heart. Captain Dumbass. Here's a tip for the future, kids. Famous bloggers are not famous for doing MEMES.
In an effort to get revenge, ease his guilt, I convinced the Captain to let me do the meme FOR him. Heh. I mean, hey, what a great idea! Except, once I started, I realized that unless I wanted to be a complete snarky jerk (not outside the realm of possibility), it wasn't really going to be very easy. SO I decided to go with what I know about my pal, Captain Dumbass. First, and foremost, he is a Canadian. Got that one covered above.

2. Next? The Cap'n loves to read about as much as I do...

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel is a great children's author. He wrote one of my absolute favorite stories, A Three Hat Day. I suspect that many bloggers have that same mile-high pile of books.

3. The Captain, and his lovely wife, Supreme Leader, have two terror-inducing wonderful boys, and by this summer, will have a third...

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. Charles Wadsworth

The stories the Captain tells us about Connor and Liam (frequently with photographic evidence) make me wonder if his mother put that curse on him. You know the one. "I only hope that someday you have a child who behaves just like you." Don't all mothers do that? I'm sure I've already placed that particular bane on my children's heads.
4. While this next one may be factually inaccurate (the Captain's position was eliminated, he wasn't fired), I think it still applies:
Getting fired is nature's way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place.
Hal Lancaster
If you haven't read any of Captain Dumbass' fiction, either what he has linked in the sidebar (Empire of Me), or his amazing short stories on the Zombie News Network you really are missing a treat. The Captain was not meant to tote gold bars around for a bank. The man is a writer. Simple and true.

5. I'd like to say that the Captain is all sweetness and light, but really, don't we all have a darker side?
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln
Captain's darker side just happens to feature grilled cheese men and LEGO minions. He is the master of his own weird little universe.

Supreme Leader Stormtrooper
Sparta
What happens when dads stay home

58 comments:

  1. OMG I remember those little men. but where are the cheesy cut outs???

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  2. I moved a pile of books over to reply. Every time I make a grilled cheese, I think of your little cheese men. (Note to self: Must get cookie cutters out of cabinet made for giants.)

    I like quotes about as much as like reading. And that is a lot. Still, I've lost some reading time (and sleep) watching the Olympics.

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  3. Those Olympics are the best time spent in years. I love the lego version of the supreme leader.

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  4. As long as there are Legos, grilled cheese men, and stacks of books, Connor, Liam, Baby Dumbass, and SL will always know they've got a good thing.

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  5. You mean the blogging world doesn't take a break during olympic hockey??? Oooops...

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  6. That sandwich looks like something my husband would invent. In fact, I hope he doesn't read this...

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  7. mac and cheese sandwich...amazing. the quote on books, very nice. i read so much i can relate...

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  8. the sandwich? I want to go to there...

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  9. SOmehow I knew the only way we'd get a lengthy post here during Olympic hockey is if I wrote it myself.

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  10. So were you knocking your head on the wall when the US beat Canada the other day?

    Ouch! Stop throwing stuff at me!

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  11. -->All of my Mom's side of the family have been collectively holding their breath while Canada has been playing hockey...They're all mostly in and around Ottawa.
    (BTW, I was a dual citizen for years, eh)
    ~deb

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  12. Unmitigated did a fabulous job summing you up. ;) Loved it!

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  13. Fantastic post. Really, it's the Legos and grilled cheese that keep me coming back. BTW, I snorted when I read Michele's comment above that referred to the baby as Baby Dumbass. That is awesome.

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  14. That is the sexiest sandwich I have ever seen.

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  15. mac and cheese sandwich? your food is pure inspiration.

    much love

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  16. I can see by the Grilled Cheese Men that Captain does have a dark side. I love the Storm Trooper SL.

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  17. Mmmm... sammich... I need more legos in my life. With two girls, it's all princesses and barbies. :-)

    P.S. and if those cool olympic mittens go on sale, i sooooo want a pair!! even if it's next july and you find em in a clearance rack.

    thank you.

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  18. Now that's a sandwich. Could you cut the crusts off mine?

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  19. LOL love it!! Nothing like another person doing your meme...what would that make it then? A youyou?

    You crazy Canadians have us Southern folk watching the shit out of some hockey! I about had a stroke watching last night's game. Such a great sport...where has it been all my life?!

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  20. OMG it is like the title is SCREAMING at me to spout my opinion and bash Canada....

    However, I like those grilled cheese cutouts, I've decided to take the high road and be the better person (also, they're just a little bit scary).

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  21. ok so we all know he is just a boy at heart and still loves playing with his food....as long as he does not start building mountains out of the mashed potatoes!

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  22. You mean things happen other than hockey? Not in my house. Right now it's beer and hockey. You should come on down. You and PB could ignore your cell phones together...

    I'm not usually all about meme's, but this one was good. Spot on, I'd say. And any excuse to get the grilled cheese men onto the blog is a good one!

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  23. That Sparta one is awesome. Can't get into Ice Hockey allthough saw that goal the other night that didn't break the net but went clean through. The snowboarding and ski cross was cool though.

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  24. Greatest Canadian proverb: Beauty, eh?

    My daughter would love your KD sandwich. Have you tried deep fried KD balls? Seen them at a few restaurants. Personally I think they're gross (but then so is KD), but my girlie loves her mac 'n cheese.

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  25. I luv the Sparta picture-the blood on top and under is funny. I think that makes me crazy.

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  26. That sandwich looks tremendous. like... wow.

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  27. Good post!

    But that sandwich? Pffft. It doesn't have bacon on it! Slacker...

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  28. Fantastic post... I love how you tied it all together for him!

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  29. Grilled cheese porn and proverbs! I never thought the two would go together, but somehow, they do..

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  30. ...i invite you to join globalove think tank.

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  31. Oh no no no. He totally got you on this one MAW. He did the "guy" thing where he either ruins or feins incompetancy and then the female of the species has to swoop in and finish the whole thing up. Case in point? My husband turned the laundry pink once and now? He never has to touch the washing machine again. Captain! You duped her. Even I did this meme and I wasn't invited.

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  32. Okay, so I just re-read my comment up there and I sound all bitchy. I'm not, I promise. Captain, please still send me your son.

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  33. And now? I just look creepy. I bitched and creeped out all over your nice blog. I have done you and MAW a disservice. If you ever want to come and stinky up my place, you're both more than welcome. I've got plenty of fresh towels.

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  34. boy, you're not kidding. love the things you do with food but waaay too much time on your hands Congrats on the winning gold in Women's Hockey.

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  35. I love the sandwiches..esp the bloody one.. I think even my teens would love them

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  36. Lovely job, Unmitigated.

    You Canadians and your hockey. Sigh. I have a friend who has been going to all the Olympic games (he's an actor, and the CTV takes care of him), and he keeps emailing me updates. Like I care. Well, I guess it's good to have interests.

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  37. The 300 thing was pure GENIUS.

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  38. Irish Gumbo - Of course it has bacon on it. Canadian Bacon. Which is really just a different part of the pig altogether, and the only thing that's really wrong with Canada. Hey, Cap'n, do they have streaky bacon up there?

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  39. That's a very interesting sandwich !

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  40. that sandwich still makes me want to puke!!!!

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  41. Omg-that sandwich. Take it away. It's just wrong. Very wrong.
    How do you get people to write meme's for you about you? Where do I sign up for this?? Is this how you know you've "arrived?"

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  42. Awesome. They should really make a pregnant Lego minifig.

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  43. The Grilled cheese men are still my favorites. Pure tasty genius.

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  44. I love the art lunch....absolutely love it !

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  45. wonder what would happen if the lego & the grilled cheese med went to war....

    Cool post, by the way

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  46. Dude! That was a hilarious post! Loved the... food pics!! Made me laugh!!!

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  47. I looked at the picture of the grilled cheese man getting stabbed and just laughed! I love the ketchup as blood.

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  48. Love the Sparta... and really love the smokin' hot Supreme Leader. Yowza! I didn't know they made LEGOs like that!

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  49. p.s. I am hosting Keely's RTT tomorrow.... hope you get a chance to stop by. :)

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  50. Yes, I agree..love the Sparta but I wouldn't tell my boys about it!

    You know, trying to raise them as good, decent Canadians. :)

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  51. now, my stomach is rumbling after seeing that sandwich :)

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  52. Aha, your blog is soooo cute! Love it :D

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  53. OMG that sandwhich looks ridiculously delicious. I must try it!

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  54. The macaroni and cheese and ham sandwich is pretty badass.

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.