So... watch football, go for a run, and also just hang out. Might go to Bed Bath and Beyond and Home Depot, not sure if I'll have enough time.
/note, not really going to BBB or HD.
So... watch football, go for a run, and also just hang out. Might go to Bed Bath and Beyond and Home Depot, not sure if I'll have enough time.
/note, not really going to BBB or HD.
I do have a wife, and we actually are planning to go BBB, HD, and even an IKEA trip added in. But the good news is, this is all because we just moved back to Ann Arbor this week!
I haz jealous.
Have fun getting reacquainted with my most favorite city in the world!
Welcome back! If you hit Lowe's instead of Home Depot you can get some custard at the new Culver's.
Sounds like you've got a nice little day planned.
I'll do one
(He gon do one!)
I sure hope they have enough time!
Hope they have enough time to fill it up again, because god its good!! Once it hits your lips, its so good!!!
Where in the chips is the wife day preview???????????????!
I can't face wife day without it.
I'm going to spend a lot of the day pooping.
Probably hang out with the wife. Or not. Haven't made up my mind yet.
a busy day. 9am Tee Time. 12 Lunch; 1-4 watch noon games, 4pm walk my youngest daughter down the asile; tell her to hurry up cuz ohio and moo u are on. 5pm catch up on game. 7pm dance a little and drink a lot. 8pm watch late game.
After last weeks loss and the overall sucky of the BIG I can use a CFB break. I might catch the end of the OSU/MSU game but that's about it. Hopefully OSU and Wisc win, I'll take a split though. Don't think Wisc has much of a chance.
Other than that I will probably be hitting up some local art/food/street festivals here in the NYC area.
I'm going on retreat with my college's vocal jazz group in the middle of nowhere. There will be no cable. I hate missing my college football saturdays, but I wouldn't want to do this any other weekend.
I'm trying to imagine what that must have been like. I've got nothing.
but the lady (Ms. ND Sux around these parts) and I will probably take the iron horse to a Microbrewery, maybe Witch's Hat in South Lyon this time. Then lots and lots of college fb and of course, tail.
Farmers market in the morning where the only thing we'll buy are two cookies for my girls (bc everything else is 50% cheaper down the street at the grocery store).
Drive to the 'burbs for a 2 year-olds b-day party at 11am; drive back into the City for a 4 year-olds birthday party at 4pm.
Home in time for the second half of Ohio-Sparty and hopefully the Tigers will be up in the late innings.
Ribs on the grill for dinner, beers, maybe a piece of vegetable.
Rooting for Wisconsin to beat Nebraska at night.
SNL (yes, I'm still a fan).
Sad to inform you, SNL is a rerun. Pretty sure it's a good one though
Taking my son, my wife, and her grandmother to watch the White Sox play the Rays. The wheels have really fallen off for the Sox, having dropped 8 of the last 9. In that span they went from 3 games up to 2 games down. I don't think they can pull off a comeback, but it should be a great pitching duel. Moore vs. Sale.
Just got some free tickets to the tigers game, first time seeing Verlander live.
where they're hosting program alumni. Probably catching up with a few of them over some drinks and then find out what kind of bar or party we're headed to.
I won't be in front of the TV much, but I'll definitely be following the Big Ten games all day.
As I do have a wife - and two kids (who look quite a bit like me so I can't pretend I am not married) - the plans are indeed plenty for tomorrow.
7:30 AM or so: Get alarm call from one of the kids about cereal and/or television
8 AM: Coffee and toast, interrupted occasionally by "THAT'S MINE!" or "STOP TOUCHING ME"
9 AM-11 AM: Preparation for and participation in soccer practice. Watch my son, who cares little for the nuances of the game, kick goals in a net far away from his team.
Noon-ish: Come home ang get ready for the cider mill.
1 PM - 3 PM (if lunch goes well): Arrive the cider mill. I'll be the guy in Michigan gear with the woman in Michigan gear and the kids in whatever they pulled from the closet. Donuts, cider and pumpkin inspection are among the planned activities. Yes, my daughter will accept only the finest pumpkins for carving.
3:30 PM: Arrive at home again. Maybe turn on the MSU-Ohio game while I grill steaks and start the twice-baked potatoes. Listen to kids tell the wife about how they should be allowed to carve the pumpkins right on the family room carpet.
5:30 PM: Eat dinner and try to avoid being in the crossfire of steamed carrots, as they are a weapon of choice.
After that, probably a lot of stress-free football viewing....or a movie or two. Probably the latter until the wife goes to bed.
Isn't it too early to be pumpkin-carving?
I would think so, but we do get one or two small pumpkins that the kids can at least decorate (and if they so elect, I carve) on the understanding that we really shouldn't be doing it for a couple weeks. Of course, they don't understand it, but I can afford to humor them, if nothing else. It also keeps them from emptying every bin on the toy shelves for a few hours so the nicks and cuts on my feet from all the plastic figures can heal. I get the big carving pumpkins in mid-October regardless, and they get to be involved in that as well. They do like themselves some fall, my kids...
to what my day will be like tomorrow, except for the cider mill part. Don't have that type of thing going on down here in Texas, so I'll undoubtedly be replacing that with yardwork.
that same alarm clock. X 3, though.
Wait, you're gonna grill the steaks and START the 2x baked potatoes? Those are either gonna be some well done steaks or rare 2x baked potatoes.
If you tell me your wife's breasts feel like bags of sand then I'm going to really start to wonder about the voracity of your story...
Under normal conditions, absolutely this would not work, but...
Between having two little people that insist on helping in the kitchen and their apparent, constant need for things like pretzels and blueberry granola cereal, I will probably just be getting to the second of the two bakes before I can contemplate the grill. If everyone is needy enough, this should just about work out.
Actually, if the one side of the grill fails to light like last time, I probably should put the steaks on about an hour or so in advance because it might be that long then.
"STOP TOUCHING ME!!". I'm hoping it's your kids - not wife - yelling that at 8 a.m.
I would hope the same thing, of course, though I think there would be real issues coming to the surface if she shouted, "THAT'S MINE!", I would say. There's an awkward moment in the works.
tomorrow with her dad. The day is going to have an ironic "the circle is now complete" feel to it.
Me: "hey honey, no Michigan game this weekend, what do you want to do?"
Her: "how about you watch our kid all day while I go to a football game."
So, it will be Jungle Java/putt-putt, toy store, pizza, movie rental, maybe a park and some arts and crafts. I will probably have the game on just to point out examples of bad sportsmanship to my daughter. When putting her to bed, we will have conversations about how many of the players on MSU/OSU need to be put in timeout. I will also add how Denard Robinson never needs to be put in timeout because he's awesome.
Lay laminate in the kitchen and finish trim while listening to games on Sirius.
No wife or GF currently
I call that right hand day.
Don't descriminate against the southpaws of the world.
Just livin' the dream
No pants and yes football currently
There are drawbacks to no wife or GF, but college football Saturdays are not one of them. Tomorrow is your day. Go out of your way to do something that would disgust/infuriate a wife or GF.
I recommend flipping the channels on the remote so frequently, you are watching every single game that's on simultaneously. No wife/GF's gonna let you do that.
I am going to the monstrosity known as FedEx field to tailgate (my main reason) and if sober enough watch Virginia Tech take on Cinci. The GF's family are all Tech people (she is the only UVA grad in her family) but it should be a good time. Thankfully it looks like it won't rain.
Home repairs that have so far been deemed less important than Michigan Football (all of them).
My plans for wife day are:
1. Take wife out for dinner.
2. Drywall guest room.
3. Watch OSU vs. MSU.
4. Finish baby registry.
5. Transfer wort to secondary fermenter.
Unless you've got an awesome vacuum sander and have done drywall before I strongly recommend hiring someone hang those guest bedroom walls. Pros do it fast and it's clean and usually pretty cheap. I tried drywalling a big section of our ceiling and it was a dust nightmare. Maybe you're more handy with drywall, but that's one area of home improvement that I stay way away from.
I'm not good at it either but we're getting big help from my father-in-law. He's a former contractor and it's gone up quick in other rooms. I'd much rather be watching football though.
What kind of brew do you have going? We just bottled our first batch and are switching over our pumpkin spice brew to the secondary ferment after class today!
It's a dark amber. I saw some pumpkin ale recipes recently, they look good. This is my second batch too. For my third I'm thinking of doing a rose ale or rose colored IPA for Michigan's bowl game (fingers crossed).
Run (or at least attempt to run) a half marathon. The ending is Dark Horse Brewing Company where I'll be rewarded with a free pint.
Afterwards, eat junk food and drink alcohol to completely negate what I will have accomplished.
I have a friend that ran a full marathon. When he finished, he sat down under a tree, proceeded to drink a full 2-liter bottle of Coke and pass out. Good times??
Lol. I'll hydrate first before the beer.
Got a nice little Saturday planned, me and the wife are going to Home Depot and maybe Bed Bath and Beyond. I don't know, I don't know if we'll have time.
Did you lose a bet? :)
After 17 years of marriage, I assure you I've made my fair share of trips to BB and B .... Make sure to even it out with an unhealthy hot dog at the cart on your way out of Home Depot.
returns? I wouldn't mind having a wife for a day. We could sit on someones lawn and yell at people to get off of it.
A guy I knew upon returning from Iraq in 2007, bought or I guess was introduced to a gorgeous mail order bride from Russia for 17k. She left him 8 months later, 2 days after getting her visa. Shadenfreud
That's more or less to be expected, isn't it?
I hope he had a damn good 8 months leading up to it, though.
Activities include grilling, drinking, football, drinking, throwing balls and/or discs, drinking, video games, drinking, movies, drinking, etc.
Sounds awesome except one activity seems to have been inadvertently (?) left off that list . . .
Edit: Oh, you mean strippers? Dunno on that one...
We're doing a Live Blog for Wife Day, right?
Taking advantage, going furniture shopping
1. Get up, drink coffee
2. Get in a 8-10 mile run
3. Have breakfast
4. Go to Oktoberfest, (since I'm performing, yes I'm wearing Lederhosen, but hey I get beer, good beer generally) Wife and son come with me.
5. After 4 hours of playing my trumpet, attempt to pull the lipe of of the lead pipe, change someplace and then probably grab a bite to eat.
6. Go home hang with the family and watch some of the late games.
7. Since I don't have a rooting interest in any of them, sleep easily and well.
Puke your guts out.
Heading to Atlanta with the girlfriend for her birthday. Might take in the MTSU-Georgia Tech game with her friend's husband and let the ladies do their own thing for the afternoon. Not the most exciting matchup, but its live football.
Study for athletic training exam, flip between the CMU game and msu and ohio, back to studying
It's Girlfriend Day for me, instead of Wife Day.
A Saturday in September without getting a chance to watch football just doesn't seem right to me.
Anyone else working on Saturday? I work in college athletics and have home soccer and volleyball matches to be at in the afternoon. My night will involve dinner with my girlfriend and then going to the bar to watch football and play pool. I'm be doing the former.
Going fishing up north, and the wife type substance is going too! I win wife day!
Are you using wife substance for bait?
That probably depends on whether she jibber-jabbers while he's trying to take in the peaceful quiet of what nature has to offer....
'wife type substance' that he speaks of, and indeed he wins!
Have a great day Timmmaay, and wife too!
Hope all is going well your way. We had a good time, took the boy fishing all over the place, and we saw a bear too! The bye week was well timed...
I'm going to the Slippery Rock game!
(No really, I'm going with the Daily to photograph the Slippery Rock game. I cannot wait for this legendary experience).
and I thought it would be great to get a group trip to a Slippery Rock game (when Michigan is on the road). Friday night tavern, Saturday tailgate, and group seats with our Meeeechigan garb. Maybe they'd even mention us over the PA.
I checked the map, and it's just a tad over the border into Pennsylvania. Not all that far.
Taking the wife to IKEA in the morning to find a light for the nursery. Then hopefully watch some football in the afternoon. Who knows, may even start playing Borderlands 2 with the wife (who actually wants to play it).
Oh sh-t. Good luck with the light search. Looking for fixtures with the wife was probably the worst time of my life. Who knew a f-ing light was so important!?
Yeah she has been searching for one for 3 months now. After countless trips to Lowes, Meijer and any where else lights are sold, she decided it was time to make the hour drive to IKEA to try there. I am praying she finds one she likes so we can move on.
Wifeless, but I'm going back home to buy my mom a new router and help her set up her wireless network again. Might even get a home-cooked meal out of it. So its kind of like wife day, I guess.
If I told my mom I was going to buy her a new wireless router, she'd think it had something to do with woodworking...
Mine isn't much better. She just knows there is a problem with the ether cable.
I tried pointing out that is more of a medical problem than a technological one, but it didn't take.
"does the Internet run on gas?"
Well since I live in Ohio ill be taking the gf to a nice restraunt right around 330 so we can get right in. Shoot over to the mall and get a new suit for work and hopefully make it home just in time for the forth quarter. Everyone's happy
wife, kids, and grandparents out to dinner at the Ale House. I still get to watch footbaw, so I am happy. Will try to get a nice present from my wife, but I am sure she will say no. So I will probably end up being in the right hand club as well.
Grandparents combined with kids are the most potent of all anti-aphrodesiacs. That's a tough one to overcome. It will take more than candles and wine. I would say your odds of a getting "nice present" are only a meager 1 to 1.3 per cent.
her sister's not busy.
Overnight trip from A2 to Grand Rapids to check out ArtPrize. I heard it is quite the event. I hope to pick up some wife bonus points and still find a bar to watch some non-Michigan football.
Thanks for the heads up. I may have to take a detour that way...
While I agree they have a terrific selection, going to Hopcat when Founders is four blocks away is the ultimate FAIL. Founders is the GOLD standard in beer, and my personal Graceland!
For wife day, my wife and I will actually get to watch college football together, which is a rare thing for us. When Michigan is playing (football and/or basketball), she can't be in the same room as me for fear of flying furniture.
Also, there may be time in there to sneak in a trip to Ikea. She wants curtains and new coffee mugs, I don't want to spend a lot of money and I like swedish meatballs. Win-win situation for everyone involved.
My wife will be gone so I am home all day to do what I please. Watching football, going for a run, and watch Breaking Bad are all on my list.
nothing but listening all day long. "
you will never believe what the co-worker's sister's kids won't eat now, that i already told you about last week!"
I AM MORE THAN A PAIR OF EARS, YOU KNOW!
Wake up in Philly, catch a flight to Pittsburgh. Pick up a Camaro at rental car. Drive up to Westminster to pick up my son, drive to north of Flint to my brothers house for his rainbow trout fish fry, try not to drink too much because we have sweet seats for the Lions game on sunday.
But I do have a to do list that is 14 items long. Hopefully I can finish in time to catch the end of the Ohio vs State game.
Still getting married as of now. Pre-wedding week is insane...
I totally understand...I'm getting married next weekend, in FL.
Good luck & Congrats.
Congrats and good luck to you as well. I'll be in fl for the honeymoon, maybe ill crash it
After reading a lot of these, I plan to gloat about not being married. :)
Mow lawn, clean garage, cut down tree, put away camper. Get those done and I am finished with fall chores.
Hey guys, I finally found someone who is selling those awesome Dreads Helmet TShirts that people were looking for a while back. http://skreened.com/baytechtees/michigan-helmet-dreads
You fail spammer
Letting my wife sleep in while I go pick my son up from a cub scout camping event in the early am, and then taking him to a pee wee football game later in the morning. I married a Spartan, so I will spend the afternoon watching the MSU v Ohio game and pretending to root for State. I don't like MSU's chances though, and my wife is a bit of a sore loser, so I also expect I'll have to endure a lot of her angry stares as if State losing is somehow my fault because I went to Michigan.
Wake the husband with a BJ, slip out of bed to make him an omelette, bring it to him on a tray with the NYT and a pair of tickets to the Gun & Boat & Woodworking show, spend all day cooking a gorgeous crown roast while he attends that with his buddy, serve dinner with his favorite pie & present the $300 bottle of scotch I was saving for this occasion. End with stargazing on the deck with a great cigar while waiting for Kate Upton to arrive for our three-way.
tl;dr version: Same as every wifeday.
I stopped reading at the part where you wake up your husband with a BJ. Nicely done.
Right at the point where it went from non-fiction to fiction, in other words.
wife day, level one: trying to acquire girlfriend. wish me luck!
Don't let her know you hang out on college football blogs. That's for when she's already committed to you and has started to figure out what "for better or worse" means.
Taking her up to Big Bear Lake, California for OKTOBERFEST! Beer and fishing!
Wait......am I doing it wrong?
and a cuttin.
Disneyland! Hopefully they'll have the Msu osu game on instead of the little mermaid.
They all have televisions. That was how I watched the '97 game versus Ohio State while my wife fed and changed our 6 month old daughter.
They kind of frowned when I asked the staff to bring up some beer and bar snacks, but I figured The Happiest Place on Earth meant everyone should be happy....
She has wanted to go to Gino's East for about six months so we are flying to Chicago in the morning for lunch at Gino's. We'll walk around a bit then fly back in the evening.
Not sure if serious...... But, best pizza in the world. No contest.
With all due respect.... I disagree...
Given that my wife and I are expecting our first on October 14th, but her doctor says the baby could come any day now, mine could very well be spent in the hospital.
Congrats. My wife is expecting on October 29 for our first.
Try to drink all the beers as I watch Sparty.
I'm getting a wife - wedding day is tomorrow in downtown Chicago!
You have no idea how much work it took to get the wedding to be on this weekend.
My sister made me miss the MSU game in 2000. On the plane from MI to CA, I got stuck next to a consultant type with a machine gun mouth. I figured that a suitable revenge would be to schedule my own wedding outdoors in Fargo in January, but unfortunately I didn't meet anyone willing to marry me until I moved back to Sacramento.
Congratulations, I know exactly how you feel
Blue Man Group tickets for Sat Night. Devos Place GR.
My wife is out of town for Wife Day! That is all.
Wife day for me mostly revolves around a wedding that my fiance is in tomorrow. She's in it and has to be there at 10:30am. Ceremony is at 2, reception at 5 (Catholic wedding...)
So I will probably get up, watch the Ryder Cup, drop fiancee off, watch more Ryder Cup/football, go to ceremony, find somewhere to watch football/Ryder Cup, reception. Good news for reception is open bar. Bad news for reception is fiancee isn't drinking, so it won't be as fun. But overall, for wife day, it's not going to be a bad day at all. I'm not too upset about missing most of college football tomorrow. Not that many good games on.
My wife and I are going to the Cal-ASU game. I went to Cal for undergrad, but I'm more of an M fan now because I spent 9 years in the student section at M compared to 4 at Cal.
Wife Day will be spent painting the other half of the bathroom that was painted last Wife Day.
Wake up. Maybe.
Backpacking up north. Best wifeday ever.
Recommendation: Listen to the song "I'm an Ordinary Man" from My Fair Lady to commemorate Wife Day. Song is hilarious.
Hoping for Braska and MSU to lose tomorrow.
Surprising the girlfriend with breakfast in bed tomorrow morning. Just going to probably lay around all day with her and watch football (she loves college football, lucky me). Then probably go take her out to dinner at some fancy place and all that good mushy love stuff.
bye week to have my daughters first bithday party. only 3 weeks early!