Sunday regurgitation for April 26, 2009: My brother, the bartending hacker

by Creative Junkie on April 26, 2009

For those of you wondering why Sunday is throwing up, fear not. Sunday Regurgitation occurs every Sunday, when I link to a prior post of mine, because I am trapped under something heavy and am unable to write anything original or riveting. Hopefully someone will notice I’m missing, remove whatever is suffocating me and I’ll be back to normal by tomorrow. But just in case … think of me fondly.

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Circa 1967

Circa 1967

I am biding my time over here on the east coast until 3:30 p.m., so that I can call my brother on the west coast at 12:30 p.m., his time.

And the reason I’m calling him at 3:30 p.m., is because a few Firefox users have told me that when they leave me a comment, the comment appears funky and not in a good way but rather, in an UMMMM, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON kind of way. And I’m allergic to anything that looks remotely like UMMMM, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON, hence my nose job at age 21.

And the reason I’m calling him at 3:30 p.m., as opposed to any other time, is because he works nights as a bartender in Las Vegas and when his shift ends, he attends after hours parties in search of 1) Miss Right, in case my mother is reading this; or 2) Miss All Sorts of Wrong With A Big Rack, in case my mother is not reading this. In any case, he most likely won’t have a coherent thought in his dehydrated body until at least 11:00 a.m., so by waiting until 12:30 p.m., I’m giving him a little extra time to gather his wits about him and 1) propose marriage to Miss Right, in case my mother is reading this; or 2) propose something entirely different to Miss All Sorts, in case my mother is not reading this.

And the reason I’m calling him at 3:30 p.m.,. and not somebody else, is because he is a whiz at customizing Thesis, the WordPress theme I used for my blog redesign. Thanks to my brother, I did not have to yank out my cerebellum through my ear canal and knead it like dough and shove it back into my skull. Not even a little!

Well, OK. Maybe a smidgen. Nothing that a few strategically placed hairs won’t cover.

If you are in need of a new site or a redesign and are considering Thesis, check out my brother’s tutorial site here: Thesis Hacker. Tell him his sister referred you out of the goodness of her heart. And the expectation that the next time she visits Vegas, she’ll be a guest of the Venetian, courtesy of the bartender who’d rather his 78 year old mother remained ignorant of Miss All Sorts.

You don’t have to mention that second part.

Unless you want to.

And now I leave you with a post I wrote about my brother, from way back when my blog was in its infancy: He aint heavy … or short or overweight or prematurely grey. He’s my brother …

He’s still my twin and he still isn’t heavy or short or overweight or prematurely grey.

Life is not fair.

At all.

But I love him anyway. Especially if he can rid my blog of anything that looks in any way, shape or form like UMMM, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON.

Circa 2005

Circa 2005

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Allison April 26, 2009 at 1:28 am

thanks for the laugh :)

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Heather T.
Twitter: heather_t_
April 26, 2009 at 1:45 am

That is the cutest baby pic *ever* =)

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Teri April 26, 2009 at 7:54 am

And he is still gorgeous!

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Beverly April 26, 2009 at 8:05 am

I have to tell you again how much I love your blog and your stories! I wish I could be as creative to turn everyday life into something so funny and interesting to read!

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Heather Happymaker
Twitter: HeatherKephart
April 26, 2009 at 8:55 am

Aww, you two look exactly alike! (In a Super Twins, Unite! sort of way.) I love that baby pic. Your eyes are like beautiful little buttons.

Don’t you hate Wordpress problems? Blech! Glad to see you got whatever was illin’ ya fixed.

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Stefanie Eskander April 26, 2009 at 10:18 am

Your blog always cheers me up & makes me look at life differently…. but darlin’, you’re going to have to stop calling Las Vegas the West Coast. Have you ever driven from LV to Santa Monica? For the shorter simpler version, you can just use Google Earth. That should put it in perspective! LOL!

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meanmomdigitalproductions April 26, 2009 at 10:25 am

Can I say hubba hubba of a brother you got. Why hasn’t Miss Right just plopped in his lap like an ice cube tumbling out of a clumsy hand.

What a great sunday post! Andy you rock in making me laugh.

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Amy April 26, 2009 at 11:06 am

What a hottie your bro is! ;)

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kristin/kwr221
Twitter: kwr221
April 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Oooh, a handsome Greek!

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kristin/kwr221
Twitter: kwr221
April 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I’m using Firefox and nothing looks weird.

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Martha
Twitter: eclecticred
April 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Andy! WHY do you continue to post pictures of Tino when you know I’ll drool all over my keyboard? **waves** Hi Tino! :D Anyway CUTE, CUTE, CUTE baby picture! LOL! Now messenger me won’t ya? You’ve been home for a few days and still haven’t said Hi…sniff! j/k :)

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Martha
Twitter: eclecticred
April 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Oh and I had to throw this in there!! I agree with your mom!! WHY aren’t you married yet Tino?? LOL!!

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gabs April 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm

such an awesome posting and some great pics!

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JanMary, N Ireland April 26, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Does he share your sense of humor? I hope so :)

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Heather @ nobody but yourself
Twitter: MissusSmith
April 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I also am a Firefox user and I haven’t had any problems with your blog. Other blogging platforms have given me issues (TypePad or whatever it’s called…. I try to avoid those bloggers, honestly) but not your gawgeous blog. (Oooh, sorry, that was the Jersey in me slipping out after spending the better part of a week with my family in the Garden State.)

I just wanted to point out that when I first saw the link to your bro’s website (in a previous post), I thought it was The Sis Hacker. Needless to say, I figured it out once I actually clicked on the link. Glad he isn’t a fratricidal maniac blogger…. (And yes, “fratricidal” covers one who kills one’s brother *or* sister – I just looked it up to double check.)

Anyhow, off to click the link and regurgitate!

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Mrs Zeee April 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Great post. Cute bro :)

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Helene
Twitter: Gaither
April 27, 2009 at 12:52 am

I totally forgot you were a twin!! Love both set of pics….I can’t believe your brother can’t find Miss Right…he’s a hottie!!

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Kate @ FromaDesperateHousewife April 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm

What in the world, that totally does not look like you for some reason. I would not have guessed that was you.

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Ruchi April 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm

What A CUTE BABY PICTURE, REALLY AWESOME !

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