Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A-to-Z Challenge: O

Before we get started, I need your help.
Actually, Scope needs your help.
And he's helping Laura.
She's trying to win an all electric car.
I don't know all the details.
Go to Scope's Place and click the "Turn On" button to vote for Laura.
I think you can do it once per day, but I'm not sure.
Regardless, go help a blog-brother out by helping turn on a blog-sister.
Take that whatever way you want.

Now it's time to get your O face on. (See what I did there?)

O is for The Office.

The best part about this shirt? I got it from my kids for Father's Day. Now that's Nerd power.

Also, I'm not sure why I didn't just do this with the iPad each time.

It's a much clearer image when you do the "take a screenshot of your display" trick. Also, apologies to Lucy; I didn't mean to cut you out of the original image. The timestamp on the picture should be some indication as to my tardiness today.

I went to pick up some groceries before retrieving children yesterday. The woman that runs the deli/bakery area is really nice, and she gives my kids cookies when they're with me. She was slicing some roast beef for another customer, and asked if I wanted to try some. I laughed and reminded her that I'm a vegetarian. She looked confused and said she didn't know that. And then she said the craziest thing about being vegetarian I've ever heard with these two ears:
"You're a vegetarian? With that color?"
Now, I'm assuming she's talking about the tone of my skin, and I wondered for a brief second about it before saying, "Must be all the carrots."

I don't know what that means either.

So, since it's Tuesday, I'll do this for the list.

Top Five Reasons I Became A Vegetarian

1. I never liked the taste.

It's a short list.

Keep all the other reasons. This was the main one. I didn't like it. I didn't want to eat it. And that, as they say, is that.

*License: I took all of these pictures.

Word to the Nerd


Christine Rains said...

Great shirt. I like the list this time!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

List is funny!
I almost never eat hamburger or steak and get some of the oddest questions as to why. (And I admit, I like the taste, just don't like how incredibly unhealthy it is for a body.)

DEZMOND said...

you know, we would love to see your head once in these shirts, no need to cut it when posting pics :)))

Matthew MacNish said...

My daughter has a Dunder Mifflin shirt. It's weird though, because I usually love dry British humor, but when it comes to The Office, I far prefer Michael, Dwight, Pam, and Jim.

DEZMOND said...

PS I didn't know you get nice colour from eating meat :))) Maybe a green one? :)

Libby said...

Respect for the English cast photo. My dad once told me, "It's not natural to be a vegetarian, that's why they're all so pale. Your body needs meat." I think he got that tidbit from Fox News...

Joshua said...

Christine - I'm sure there's a TWSS joke in there somewhere.

Alex - Every time someone asks me why I'm a vegetarian, I get a little more angry in response. I'm sure some day I'll go, "Why do you eat meat?" possibly with a curse word in there.

DEZ - There's a reason for it. Maybe someday.

Matthew - I try not to compare the shows. The British version is a different kind of humour. Plus, Michael Scott isn't as mean as David Brent, and that makes it funnier.

DEZ #2 - Not sure I want to think about that shade of green.

Libby - Sounds like a Fox News thing.

Tracy Makara said...

I'm glad that you've chosen the British version for the post! It's so much funnier...in my opinion. :) As for the vegetarian list...that's too funny. I like it! I actually prefer a vegetarian diet, and get the weirdest comments and looks from people about it.

Samantha said...

I think I could easily be a vegetarian...I don't really eat beef, don't eat pork...but I do like chicken & turkey. Although, I"m sure I could go w/out those too. It would be hard to do so w/Bree & Paul though.

Sarah Ahiers said...

What does that even mean?!
And i have the opposite reason for why i'm not a vegetarian. I Lurrrrve the taste and would miss it too much to give it up and then i would binge and get fat(ter)

Cassie Mae said...

"Wow that is really hard. You really think you can go all day long? Well, you always left me satisfied and smiling."

Emily White said...

Your shirt ties in nicely with your list... :P

S. L. Hennessy said...

Haha, I love that you added the bit about Seuss establishing the word nerd on here. I wrote a paper on its etymology once and my professor looked at me really strangely. Seuss was my hero.

Love the office. One of my go-to I need a good laugh right now shows.

Shelley Sly said...

Haha, great list. :) Funny shirt, too. I remember when my friends couldn't stop saying "that's what she said." Sometimes I hesitated to say *anything* that could *possibly* be taken that way. :P

Shockgrubz said...

Haha, I wasn't aware that most vegetarians were supposed to be as pasty as uncooked dough. Carrots help our pigment? Another item I was unaware of. Great gift of the shirt, by the way. Count me in for a vote today. If I can get it in my brain, I'll vote for future days.

Pickleope said...

That's a great response. For the rest of the day, whenever I'm confused, I'm going to confuse the confuser by responding, "With that color?" What an odd retort.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Your list of reasons works for me. And that's coming from a carnivore. LOL.

Love the shirt. Looks comfy.

J. A. Bennett said...

I have several friends who are vegetarians becasue they don't like taste of meat. Nothing wrong with that. Also, I love the office, and I'm sad Steve Carell is gone. :(

Annika said...

Love the T-shirt, The Office is GREAT!!

Also, I watched the movie "30 minutes or less" where "That's what she said" also contributes to the story (the movie is awesome, by the way).

And that's a cool list. Short and sweet.

David P. King said...

I want that shirt. :)

Kimberlee Turley said...

People often mistaken me for a vegetarian because I rarely eat meat. When I do, it's over cooked and then I tell them to put it in for another 5 minutes.

I don't like the texture and I have no appreciation for the taste.

What confuses me though, is how my husband can order a steak medium-rare and then slather it in ketchup. At least when I do eat meat, I enjoy it with actual steak sauce.

Juli said...

We are a family of carnivores. Youngest said (when he was 2) it all started with the dinosaurs and who are we to argue with them?

But we are selective with our meat. Tony prefers a hockey puck sized piece, preferably cooked until all the taste and flavor is gone and then proceeds to slather in in ketchup and mayo, until it is unrecognizable.

I prefer it still mooing when stabbed with the fork.

The Golden Eagle said...

Voted for Laura! Because the Nissan Leaf fascinates me.

I like your list. I'm not vegetarian, but that seems as good a reason as any not to eat meat.

Scope said...

Thanks for the shout out. And thanks to your followers who came over to vote. (Sorry it took me so long to get back over here, but it's been one of those days!) I really hope Laura wins the car.

As for The Office, I can say I never saw the British version, and used to watch the American, but Micheal ALWAYS broke my suspension of disbelief and pulled me out of it. Finally, I gave up. We get reruns on Fox just before primetime, so there are times a catch a rerun, but Micheal just kills it for me still. And not picking it up now that he's gone.

PS - I'm an omnivore for the same reason.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

heeheeheee! too much fun!
i heard somewhere that you can turn orange from eating too many carrots... i wonder if that's true?

Leigh Covington said...

Love the shirt! And that's a funny story about the lady at the deli. lol. I could never be a vegetarian. I like beef way too much and fish too! YUM on both accounts. We actually raise our own beef, which is even more crazy, but that means I have even more in my freezer! The cool part is... we have a huge garden as well and my kids love fruit and veggies a little bit more than they love meat. That's a good thing. Meat in moderation - or noneration for you! :)

Donna Hole said...

I'm still stuck on the color thing; can't get past it.


Anna Smith said...

You're an oompa loompa? I've not seen the US version of the office, is it good? :)

Joshua said...

Tracy - I like them both; each funny in its own way. The main difference being the "funny" of the boss. Steve Carell is more of a slapstick, in your face funny. Ricky Gervais is more mean funny. Each has its place. I'm just a fan of Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman.

Samantha - I cook meat for the others in the house. The only meat The Girl will eat is chicken, and she's very selective as to which she'll eat (meaning how it's made). Not for lack of trying. We shove meat in front of the kids, and she just protests. Can't imagine where she got that from.

Sarah - The color thing? I'm not sure. I'm normally pretty pale, but I was sporting some serious sunburn the other day.

Cassie - Best exchange between Jim and Michael ever.

Emily - Amazing. Brilliant, even. That comment stopped my brain when I saw that come through my email yesterday. Well done!

S.L. - True Story: I always spell Seuss wrong. I'd even uploaded an image with it spelled "Suess" and I had to re-photoshop the image to switch the e and u.

Shelley - The best part is that I don't have to say it anymore. I've said it so much that someone will say something, look at me, and it doesn't even have to be said anymore. Just a small smile, then they roll their eyes.

Shock - Just don't go overboard with the carrots. Change your skin color. Contrary to popular belief, eating too many carrots will not turn you orange, but will give you a yellow look. However, we're talking massive amounts of carrots to do something like that. So unless you plan on consuming 50 pounds of carrot per day, you should be safe.

Pickleope - Let me know how that turns/turned out.

Jaycee - It is comfy, and it gets looks, so...BONUS!

J.A. - I'm sad Steve Carell is gone, too. I haven't watched it since that season ended. Not for any reason, just no time. I'll catch up again sometime.

Annika - I'll have to check out that flick. Thanks!

David - That's what she said? Here it is in royal blue.

Kimberlee - You're the kind of meateater restaurants love. You want it so well done, they can give you the crappiest piece of meat they have because it won't make a difference once it's burned beyond recognition. Steak? Ketchup? Blech.

Juli - If it's cooked that much, does it still count as protein?

Golden Eagle - Thanks for the vote. The idea of the car intrigues me, too.

Scope - I just hope the voting helps.

vic - See the email I sent you, which I reiterated above to Shock.

Leigh - I could never raise an animal to be eaten. I mean, I could raise it, but the slaughter would never happen. Not that I'm against eating animals, I just couldn't do it.

Donna - Agreed.

Anna - It's funny in its own way. Much different comedy style than yours. I'm not an Oompa Loompa. I'm too tall.

Jamie Gibbs said...

I use that phrase far too often in conversation :)

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Hope Roberson said...

I hate that show! I know, I know, I can't help it. My husband loves it and when it's on I love to say how much I hate the show and then try my best not to laugh :) I've heard a few little boys saying "That's what she said", oh so wrong!

Joshua said...

Jamie - Me, too.

Hope - That image of little boys saying it cracks me up.