Sunday, February 10, 2008

I find the defendant - Tangled!

In the past I've referenced Leonard's commitment to hygiene, but I've failed to mention the emphasis he places on his keeping his hair well groomed. Leonard has a beautiful, thick head of hair. Its density, however, makes it more prone to becoming unruly so Leonard takes special care each day to keep it under control. It is on very rare occassion, and only under extreme circumstances that Leonard will neglect this important daily routine. Hence today's...

Leonardism...I loathe paperwork and consider it a necessary evil in order to continue on as a grown-up, so when Leonard isn't around to take care of the bills and such I kind of struggle. Recently I had to register the car in Oregon, and I had to do this quickly or the parking police in our neighborhood would notice the expired stickers and give us a ticket. It was to my dismay, however, that a few days later I recieved a ticket on my windshield for $50 because the new license plates didn't match the plate number on the parking permit - I didn't even think about switching the permit! Luckily, Leonard was home by this time and came to my rescue. So, one of the few times ever in our marriage he dressed quickly without showering and strategically placed a cap over his lush mane. When he got to the parking permit office, he obtained the new permit, and asked where he could go in order to waive the ticket we recieved. The lady nonchalantly told him to go to the courtroom next door. On arriving, however, Leonard was told he had to remove his hat and stand before the judge to plead his case. I can only imagine the horror going through Leonard's head at this time. Not only was he embarrassed at his sub-prime appearance, he now had to stand in front of a respected public servant and display his wild locks. Despite his wayward demeanor, however, the judge waived the fine and I got to take this awesome picture. Leonard, you truly sacrifice so much for me - for this I thank you.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

No Petting Please!!!

I have a confession - the idea to morph Leonard and animals into one humorous image isn't something I came up with on my own. The concept first came from Leonard himself, about a year and a half ago when we started PA school. Except in this case, instead of using the picture for sheer entertainment, he was actually attempting to turn a potentially uncomfortable situation among classmates we had just met into something they would never forget. Instead of explaining the story myself, I'll give it to you in Leonard's own words. This is a post that Leonard made on the blog he shares with his friends. (Oh, and for those of you who don't know, Leonard's real name is Kyle). Needless to say after reading this post, you'll have a better idea of why I think Leonard is the coolest. Ever.
So I was sitting in class on Monday and the teacher began to explain that we will be learning how to do the basic physical exam this summer.... I thought, "Oh, how cool." Then she mentioned that we will be practicing on each other and that we are all to wear shorts in the lab and nothing else (except for a sports bra for the lasses.)... I thought, "Oh, how not cool." Due to my "hairy" situation I immediately began to feel nervous, you may recall that the last time I had my shirt off in public, I was tranquilized and megan had to pick me up from the humane society hours later. In order to avoid any other run-ins with the fish and game, I decided to give everybody in my class a heads up, and sent them the following email, with the wonderful picture that accompanies this post attached....seriously...I did this. This is all the email said:

Hey everybody, just thought that I would give you all a fair warning about the physical exam lab coming up on thursday. Please see the attachment.-Kyle