January 14, 2008


I'm thinking I might be getting myself into some trouble. Friday is Ma's birthday, so I'm sending her some flowers, and mailing her a card. The card is lame, but will definitely make her roll her eyes, and the card that will come with the flowers will read: "Hey, Ma! Hope you have the merriest of Birthdays! Try not to get too tanked!!! Love, Joe"

Ma doesn't drink...

I was gifted with a loaf of banana bread, today. Pretty nice, eh? No. I don't want to hurt the guy's feelings, as he was only trying to give me a slice of home, but it's... well, it's terrible. Check that, it's horrendous. I didn't realize that nanner bread could be so bad, but this loaf is proof that things can go terribly wrong in the kitchen. I ate one slice, but I've got to toss the rest out. I'm trying to come up with a nice half truth to tell him when he asks how it was. Gott damn, I hate the thought. He was so damn proud of his ma's baking.

Speaking of ma's and home cooking, you've probably noticed that I haven't mentioned my trip home. Well, I've been trying to write a post, but I'm getting sidetracked. Not to mention, I don't know how to say some of the things I'd like to say. So I'll say this; it was great being there, seeing all of the family that I got to see, and getting to hang out at Fritz's with my old pallies. While most of the trip home was what I hoped for, and needed, not all was good. I don't like hearing my Ma mention "stair lift". That seems to upset me. Ah, 'tis life... but that doesn't mean I have to like it. I just have to deal...

Anyway, I've got shit around here that's gotta get squared away. I'm sure I'll be posting off and on, but I probably won't be dropping by to see too many of ya. Not that I've been doing that well in the past couple of months, anyway, but it's going to be worse. For a couple of weeks, at least.

Peace out.

Posted by That 1 Guy at January 14, 2008 08:26 PM | TrackBack

... California must be messing with your head, man..... because there is no such thing as bad nanner bread.....

Posted by: Eric at January 14, 2008 08:47 PM

My Mom's birthday would also be this Friday ... that's pretty spooky, blog-bro!

Posted by: Barb at January 14, 2008 10:29 PM


My parents mentioned a retirement home to me on more than one occasion. I tried to contain my freak-out within.

And really, WTF? Bad nanner bread? Even I, purveyor of gefilte fish parmigiana, have made High Quality Nanner Bread.

It's just not one of those things one can easily eff up.

Posted by: Erica at January 15, 2008 04:07 AM

I almost forgot....Happy Boitday to your Ma!

Posted by: Erica at January 15, 2008 04:08 AM

I have had some pretty aweful nanner bread. One loaf comes to mind that was burnt and undercooked.

Posted by: Contagion at January 15, 2008 08:37 AM

I didn't know there was a such a thing either.

Posted by: Navy CPO at January 15, 2008 09:21 AM

You're just a picky eater....that's all. ;-)

Happy Bday to your Ma...and you Take Care of YOU!!!

We'll see you when we see you.....

Posted by: Tammi at January 15, 2008 09:37 AM

Happy Birthday Wishes to your Ma!!

And what you can say to the guy who gave you the bad nanner bread? - "Thanks! It sure made me homesick for my Ma's cooking..." He'll never figure it out.

Take it easy, T1G.

Posted by: Richmond at January 15, 2008 01:07 PM

Sheesh T1G ... I just get here and you skip out on me :P
I enjoy checking your site every morning and I guess I can be patience right along with the rest of your fans .. take care and don't wander too far off

Posted by: Anna at January 15, 2008 10:05 PM

Hey, take all the time you need for the shit squaring. I can only speak for myself, so I'll just say that I'm not going anywhere and will probably be here when you get back. It's likely that I'll still be here as an ancient blogging curmudgeon bemoaning the days of Internet Yore, but that's beside the point.

Don't get lost while you're wandering the tangible world. And remember that, unless it's horribly brokeified, that little pointy thing on your compass is indicating North.

Posted by: Barmy Mama at January 16, 2008 07:04 AM

Bad nanner bread! The HORROR!

Posted by: oddybobo at January 16, 2008 08:39 AM

And Happy Early Birthday Ma!

Posted by: oddybobo at January 16, 2008 08:40 AM

Happy Birthday to your mom!!!

And just about anything can be ruined in the kitchen without even trying. ;-)

Posted by: Teresa at January 16, 2008 11:45 AM

Happy Birthday to your Mom.

As for the banana bread, probably didn't put whisky in it.......

Posted by: bx19 at January 16, 2008 05:21 PM

I admire your blog template and look forward to all the drunken wisdom.

I was just reading Mark Twain quotes last night. How weird.

Sorry about the banana bread.

Posted by: LBB at January 16, 2008 05:58 PM

Wow. I wonder what in the hell she forgot. Maybe California nanner bread has earthy crunchy stuff in it other than butter and sugar... the stuff that makes it uber yummy.

HB to T1GMa! Whoo whooo!

Posted by: Bou at January 16, 2008 06:55 PM

Well, it IS California. They do stuff different there. Then again, maybe it wasn't supposed to be banana bread. When you see him again, perhaps you could say, "What kind of bread was that again?"

Posted by: Ogre at January 17, 2008 04:12 AM

Helps if you take the peel off the bananas, first.

Posted by: Harvey at January 20, 2008 10:51 PM