In Other News, My Boyfriend is a Manly Man

Well, I can’t say the computer situation has improved much, although I did manage to run a file to protect me against this up and coming Conficker worm. Josh’s boat anchor is still on the mend. However, we’ve gotten some excellent news that I’m not going to share just yet. More planning needs to be put in place first, but rest assured that while things are still frustrating they are also relatively awesome. Hint: it involves that little ticker over on the left there.

In other news, Josh did manage to get his ride fixed, and added some rather manly accessories. Observe:

Yes, it's just that awesome.

Yes, that’s right. He found a deer head. Just lying around, like you do. And how else would one strap a skull to your handlebars than with rusty barbed wire?

You might think this would bother me, being vegetarian and all. But that’s part of the deal when you’re in love with a carnivorous manly man. Besides, it’s 800 miles south, already dead, and frankly I have bigger battles to pick. Like convincing said beloved manly man that Kangaroo boxing is not a good idea.



Oy with the vey! Those things don’t just hit you, they’ve got Velociraptor toes! At least he eventually agreed with me after seeing another video where some British tourist ended up needing 36 stitches in the crotchular area after getting a swift kick.

Next on the debate block: demolition derbies. I’ll keep you posted on any and all future injuries.


  1. Ginny said,

    March 30, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I think I just fell the eensiest, weensiest bit in love with Josh. Because if that bike is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

  2. nursemyra said,

    March 30, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    thanks Ginny…. now I’ll be singing that song all day dammit….

    Emerald, you know that boxing kangaroos prowl the streets of Sydney at night don’t you? I live in a dangerous country 🙂

  3. Josh said,

    March 30, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Ginny: You might want to stop reading this blog, because sooner or later everyone falls completely in love with me! (except maybe fifty percent of people who come to the conclusion that they really can’t stand me. I’m pretty hit or miss like that)

    Nursemyra: So as a genuine Aussie you are clearly much better qualified than I am to assess the dangers of boxing kangaroos. Just hypothetically, if I did ever get the chance to fight one, what do you think the chances are of getting severely cut in the wiener? Cause I think I could probably deal with getting beat up by an animal, it doesn’t seem much different than riding a bull really, but I am pretty protective of my junk, and don’t feel like losing it in a fight.

  4. javajunkee said,

    March 31, 2009 at 1:57 am

    now that’s the way to PIMP A RIDE! 🙂 that’s too flipping funny!

  5. JavaQueen said,

    April 1, 2009 at 6:12 am

    “But that’s part of the deal when you’re in love with a carnivorous manly man” BAHAHHAAH! You have such a way with words, ya nut! Carnivorous manly man… .girl, you’re killing me! I’m glad you’ve got some good news… can’t wait to hear it!

  6. Red said,

    April 2, 2009 at 2:21 am

    demolition derbies fucking kick ass.

  7. pamajama said,

    April 3, 2009 at 3:40 am

    The antlers seem fantastic if you consider that he could have decorated the bike with an amputated bull penis instead:) However, in looking at the picture a second time I’ve realized that in case of accident the penis would NOT put his eye out the way one of those points could. Hmm. Something to consider. Unfortunately, you too just might possibly start thinking about things in OSHA detail when you reach the ripe old age of 48. Sigh.

  8. Romi said,

    April 6, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Oh my gosh that boxing kangaroo video killed me, hahaha….but SO entertaining from afar….no? 😉

    PS: that is the manliest ride I’ve ever seen, and I fully endorse decoration via animal skull if it’s already lying around…otherwise it’s taking up unnecessary space!

    PPS: CAN’T WAIT to hear your “news” which I can’t even fathom!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  9. Emerald said,

    April 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    @ Ginny: Be careful, that’s how it starts! 😛 I was all “Oooh, this guy is funny and awesome, and kind of cute.” Bam, six months later we’re all “I looooove you!” How can you say no to a sweet ride like that?

    @ Nurse Myra: See, it would be different if these things roamed the streets, ’cause then it would be my uber-man protecting me from velociraptor toes in the night. But any form of Kangaroo boxing outside of Australia has to be more like “Hey, lets try to dodge severe intentional injury and risk our procreative bits!” Not so much, I need things like that intact! 😉

    @ Le Boyfriend: I’m not too worried about Ginny, she’s farther away from you than I am, hah! 😛 And unless maybe you are Aussie and are born with natural ‘roo fighting instincts, I would still steer clear.

    Oh, and I love you and stuff.

  10. Emerald said,

    April 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    @ JavaJunkee: I agree, that is some sweet pimpin’ 😛

    @ JavaQueen: Well, there are times when all you can do is laugh. And jes! Much exciting news to be announced!

    @ Red: I was leaning in that direction, I think that I might have to let the demo derbies slide if I’m going to ixnay the kangaroo boxing.

    @ PamaJama: That was my only concern with the antlers, given his tendency to get into mishief and mayhem. He’s already got scars from spills, but as long as he doesn’t put out an eye (even though he’s totally down with a pirate patch) or injure anything extremely important like his face, internal organs, external organs or anything else disfiguring, I guess I’ll have to just put up with it 😛

    @ Romi: I figured you would approve! 😛 Yes, the video is hilarious, but at the time, I was thinking “please let there be a grotesque injury to convince him not to box these things, please let someone lose an eye.” Ha! From afar, yes, it’s totally ok.

    P to the S, I may have leaked the news to some of my real life friends, like you know, you 😛 But how rad, right???

  11. Duffboy said,

    April 12, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I think that kangaroo sums up my feeling about people going medieval on the animal kingdom: sometimes, it kicks back!

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