Jan 16 2013
Picture of True Love

"I guess there's no such thing as a 'perfect' marriage, but if there was...I'm pretty sure this is the picture you'd find in the dictionary. It's a guy named John teaching his wife Linda - whose memory has been fading - how to read again with alphabet flashcards right in the middle of Starbucks. Such patience, such joy, such pure love." -Dan

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Jan 10 2013
Trusted Brown Eyes

Apparently guys with brown eyes are more trusting? Huh?

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Dec 19 2012
'Tis the Season ... to Say 'Tis the Season

 

It must be a subconscious reflex this time of year, but the other day I found myself beginning a sentence by saying, “‘Tis the season …” As I was saying that, it hit me that ‘Tis the season to say, “‘Tis the season.”

I mean, I never found myself in July saying, “‘Tis the season for fireworks”.  Or in February saying, “‘Tis the season for  groundhogs to see their shadows.”

I’m not sure, but I think “‘Tis” is just a fancy way of saying “It’s”, right?  You might want to try throwing in a ‘Tis every once in a while to impress someone.  Add “season” in there, too, instead of saying “time.”  Something like …

‘Tis the season to eat some curly fries.  Or ‘Tis the season for a colonoscopy (which by the way, would make the world’s worst Christmas carol).

It got me thinking of how there are a number of things we say around Christmas that we rarely, if ever, say other times of the year …

Holly Jolly – as in, “have a holly jolly Christmas”.  Every once in a while, you may hear a fat, happy guy described as ‘jolly” outside of Christmas, but not too often – unless you are talking about Santa.  It’s like they came up with a nice way of telling Santa he’s chubby.  So I’m not really sure what “holly jolly” could mean, but I know it’s positive otherwise we wouldn’t wish someone to have a “holly jolly” Christmas.  After a football game, I’d love to hear a burly linebacker (a jolly linebacker, if you will) say, “That was holly jolly sack of the quarterback!”

Merry – Other than the phrase, “eat, drink and be merry”, we only say “merry” at Christmas time.  We don’t say “Merry Birthday” or “Merry New Year” or even “Merry Holidays”.  Everything else is “happy” – only Christmas is merry, apparently.

Hustle and Bustle – Other times of the year we are busy or life is hectic.  At Christmas time there is “hustle and bustle”.  I mean, it does make things sound so much more charming and festive to say, “hustle and bustle”, right?  Try this sentence for instance …

Remember to help the poor during the “hustle and bustle” of the holiday!

Or …

Remember – to help the poor during the insane free-for-all of maniacs fighting over parking spaces at the mall and leg wrestling a lady at Toys ‘R Us over a Barbie.

Hustle and bustle, right?  Not only does it economize words, but it also romanticizes your psychotic tendencies this time of year.  That’s a win-win.

So why does Christmas almost have its own language?  I blame Christmas carols – which is really a topic for another day.

In the meantime, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season have yourself a merry, little, holly jolly Christmas … ’tis the season, ya know.

 

 

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Dec 14 2012
Awkward Family Christmas Photo Day 1

It's Eric and Mandy's Awkward Family Christmas Photo Day 1. Today we celebrate the Edwards Family! Apparently there is never a dull moment with this bunch! ;) If you have an awkward family Christmas photo - send it to us at ericandmandy@air1.com!!

 

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Dec 13 2012
Kid Doctors

Mandy decided that it was about time that she made her kids become doctors. 

 

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Dec 13 2012
Awkward Family Christmas Photos

Welcome to Eric and Mandy's Awkward Family Christmas Photos.

We've got them...and we know you do too! Send your awkward pics to ericandmandy@air1.com and we will post the awkward Christmas photo of the day.

Here's one to get you started. It's Mandy's family circa 1985. (she's the one that looks like Colonel Sanders) The best part is the Santa who looks like he wants those 5 kids off of him asap.

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Dec 12 2012
Eric's Italian Christmas and 12/12/12

Eric will for sure not live another 100 years...

If you missed Eric talking about his Italian Christmas or Mandy buying the wrong cologne for her husband, check it out below. 

[mp3:http://files.emfcdn.com/downloads/audio/podcasts/air1msmoments_podcast10509_20121212.mp3

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Dec 11 2012
Christmas Tree Decorating Formula

We are just here to help you out. Think you have too any lights on your tree? Too much tinsel (Eric)? Feeling unsure about your tree? Welllll...We have a formula for your tree decor! 

If you missed the show from this morning, check it out below!

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Dec 06 2012
Annoying Toys and Pizza Perfume

Did you miss the show this morning? Don't worry, you can listen below and hear all about the new Pizza Hut perfume, toys you shouldn't get kids, and Eric's lovely trip to the minute clinic! Yay! 

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Dec 05 2012
6 Pounds of Junk

The average woman carries 6 prounds of junk in her purse. Not shocking, Mandy brings about 5 bags with her into work everyday. If you missed us talking about it this morning, check it out below. Let us know if you can relate! 

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