9.24.2012

THIS ONE GOES OUT TO ALL THE REDHEADS THAT I'VE MARRIED


... that would be my brandon.

sometimes husbands deserve a birthday post in their honor. it is what it is.

i generally like living with the holbs. he's a pretty funny cat. i used to call him the holbs but i don't really so much anymore. here are some of the better things he's said to me lately:

while watching a commercial for lays potato chips:
"who even eats potato chips? why do they even exist anymore? what if we deleted potato chips... like, replaced them with fruit.... my life would not change at all."

one night at 2AM when i was trying so hard to be asleep but huck was shouting for me, and i impaled my elbow on the doorknob so hard that i had no choice but to say some choice words:
"i feel like we should talk about your anger issues."

saturday evening while i was out at girl's night, via text:
"henry loves corn!"

one time while watching ice hockey:
"nobody noticed my new socks today. is this what it feels like to be a woman?"

in between bites of dinner one time:
"so, guess what i recorded for us tonight? two episodes of ...... bunheads!" 
(i guess you'd have to have seen the look on his face to really get this one. we're talking, like, legit excitement.)

one night when i was describing my monday morning ritual of running to the wifi cafe to write, then getting an egg and cheese bagel on my way home for lunch, 
"that is so carrie bradshaw of you."

here's one:
"wouldn't you love to live on an arugula farm?"

here's another one, which came one evening from the couch following a deep, soulful sigh:
"so, we maaaaaaay have to become brooklyn nets fans."

and now a cute story, with an aside in the middle you'll just have to power through, and then this post will be over.

so there is a hotel in town that brandon is positively obsessed with. he walks past it on his way to and from work every day. he nearly almost always sees at least one celebrity coming out of the lobby. it's like a game. we always text each other when we see a celeb there and keep a running tally of who's seen the best so far. i've seen alec baldwin, i've seen bryce dallas howard. that sort of thing.

the other day brandon saw bruce willis. BRUCE WILLIS! I WIN!
so, he won. 

one time we saw the dude who plays schmidt on new girl. my mom was with us, and brandon and i started employing that trick we use when one of us spots a celeb but wants to play it cool while still alerting the other one to what is going on so they can see the celeb too, and really we're pretty subtle about it, but my mom could tell something was up but not what exactly, and she got so frustrated by us not telling her why we were wobbling our elbows all weird that she finally shouted, "WHAT IS GOING ON!???!" in the middle of the street right next to schmidt! and then we had to shush her and giggle like silly people until we were out of earshot, though i'm sure schmidt would have been cool about it because he seemed really cool. and so, yeah.

right so one afternoon while i was writing up a storm in the wifi cafe across the street, brandon suddenly appeared at my side, grinning like a cheshire cat. 

"of all the cafes in all of manhattan!" he said.

he'd been given the day off for good behavior and decided to hunt me down. 

next he went to stand in front of this favorite hotel of his for a while to see who all he could see. he'd heard a rumor that american idol was taping nearby, so he was feeling lucky.

fifteen minutes later, he texted me this:

what up, DOG!


and then after that in quick succession, these:


so, that's my husband for you. 

when he puts his mind to something, when he puts his mind to seeing randy jackson, he sees randy jackson AND he sees nicki minaj AND he sees keith urban too.

because the universe will stop whatever it is doing to deliver for my husband.

because my husband is a hero, that's why.

THUS CONCLUDES THE BRANDON PORTION OF BIRTHDAY SEASON.

53 comments :

  1. the sock comment was so funny!

    also, was schmidt wearing a shirt or not? in my head, i'd think no. i mean, statistically speaking.

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  2. this is the CUTEST birthday post ever. and I, too, am curious about whether schmidt was wearing a shirt.

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  3. this post was fabulous. I can see why you two were meant for each other. And I don't even know you personally (although sometimes I feel like i do, tehe).

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  4. I want a husband like yours.

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  5. Hilarious way to spend a day off -- Go, Brandon!

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  6. I died over this post. so many things I could say but all it boils down to is: Brandon is awesome.

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  7. This is so cute. The celeb sightings are too cool! Oh New York.

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  8. i'm pretty certain that you, brandon, me, and my man would have one heck of a time on a double date.

    for reals. the egg out west.

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  9. all of this is just so perfect and i think i may own randy jackson's sunglasses

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    1. Haha! I thought they looked a bit....girly.

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  10. "wouldn't you love to live on an arugula farm?"

    best. thing. ever.

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  11. This is freaking adorable. I love it.

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  12. This about to get embarrassing, but given all the celeb-hunting y'all engage in, maybe you'll appreciate it. I was in NYC this summer for a legal internship at a bank, and lived in your neighborhood at my dad's apartment. One Sunday evening, we were sitting outside at Cafe Fiorello and Brandon walked right by. I sat up really straight and craned my neck thinking you and Huck were just too short to see, but alas, just Brandon. And now I repent of thinking "JUST Brandon." Happy Birthday to the Holbs!

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  13. I love how much you love your Husband! You two are in inspiration to all us "newlyweds". This was an adorable post! Hope B realizes what an awesome gal he's got.
    that is so carrie bradshaw of you. favorite <3

    ford-ology.blospot.com

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  14. haha amazing. "that is soo carrie bradshaw of you" <fave

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  15. "That is so Carrie Bradshaw if you"- hilarious! "Of all the Cafes in all of manhattan"- so sweet! You guys are such a cute couple!

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  16. I laughed out loud at ALL of those quotes, your relationship sounds like a movie!xxx

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  17. that first photo is pretty awesomesauce. so much character in there.

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  18. I died. Your Brandon is hilarious. If it wouldn't sound so creepy, I would say that I want to live with you. Maybe your awesomeness rubs off. But it does sound creepy so... forget it.

    x Laura

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  19. i hope he had the best birthday! it looks like he did. :)

    oh, and he and mark would be trouble together. i knew it at the brooklyn nets line.

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  20. Love your posts Mrs Holbrook :D

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  21. I just have to say it: I love you guys so much!

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  22. You guys are too sweet! Isn't it great when you're spouse gets so excited about something he turns into a kid? I love it :D

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  23. Marrying redheads is a great idea. That sock comment killed me. The best. Also, that top photo! Look at your men - so handsome.

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  24. HAHAHA that sock comment still has me laughing. Funny ones you guys are.

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  25. i've trained my boyfriend to see something pumpkin flavored and equate it with me. i've gotten a lot of "that is SO you"s

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  26. brandon is one funny guy--so many of his comments are hilarious.

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  27. Ah, he's star struck! How funny is that?

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  28. It's posts like this that make me love your blog so much! Also Brandon is too funny maybe he should start his own blog.

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  29. that first picture is a framer. so adorbs.

    i agree with others... maybe he shouldn't have a whole blog, but a nice guest post every now and then :P

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  30. He is so funny, sweet, genuine. How lucky are you!

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  31. "nobody noticed my new socks today. is this what it feels like to be a woman?" LOVE that line!

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  32. I still tell everyone about the time I saw Lisa Bonet and then another time Adrien freaking Brody who was way sexier in person than I ever could have imagined. Funny that Brandon has a secret (or not-so-secret) celebrity thing! Haha.

    So, I'm thinking - Henry-a-thon this Fall?! Can you even imagine?

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  33. Hahaha! He's so funny. I love my redhead hubz too!! Does Huck have any red in his hair at all? Are you hoping for a brood of redz?

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  34. Haha, the part about him being given the day off for "good behavior" rings so close to me! I'm a legal assistant and sometimes, when we get reallllllly close to court and after court it feels like I'm imprisoned here. And oddly, I wouldn't have it any other way.

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  35. I saw Ethan Hawke last year just hanging out in NYC. Twice in one day actually! Hah. I tried to be sneaky and take a pic from far away...and I got one...but you can't even really tell it's him ha.

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  36. so stinking adorable ... of him and of you for posting all those cute things that he has said.

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  37. the sock comment kills me! SOO funny and adorable!!!

    Happy Birthday to the husband!!

    xoxox

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  38. he didn't win. no mariah, no idol love. that is all.

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  39. Happy Birthday to the holbs!

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  40. Made me laugh out loud! Thanks. :)

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  41. "i feel like we should talk about your anger issues" ahaha :)
    jeeez you guys make me so excited to meet the love of my life and get married and start a life together :)

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  42. I just love your witty writing! Thanks for a good laugh :)

    littlemisscibelle.blogspot.com

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  43. Man, the anger issues one sounds like something my husband would say (not that I would ever say choice words.......). You guys are sweet. I hope to be as sweet when I've been married as long as you have. But tell me, if your husband thinks a post dedicated to him would be beyond weird and awkward, do you do it anyway? DILEMMA.

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  44. hahaha, best thing today. your husband is hilarious! lucky girl :) xoxo

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  45. any time i see anything that mentions randy jackson, i think of the movie step brothers. "you're not going to NOT get randy jackson's autograph!!"
    your husband sounds hilarious - mine's a redhead too, and cracks me up. i think maybe that's a talent of theirs?
    -ale

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  46. well he is just great. i love everyone of those comments. i bet you are like what the heck, and then just swoon a little for the originality of that red head of yours. tell me there will be a natalie's qoutes version of this.

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  47. They're funny old creatures, men, aren't they? :) This is a very sweet post.

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  48. Pinch him for the potato chip comment, will ya? Brandon sounds like a hoot. Happy birthday to your redheaded husband. I'm still trying to figure out what to get MY redheaded husband for HIS birthday. It's not easy.

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  49. Aw, so jealous! I never get to see any celebrity sightings. Your husband caught some great images, there!!!
    xo TJ

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  50. NICE, my husband is a redhead and his name is Brandon. F-U-N stuff! (:

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  51. Um. Your husband is hilarious. And you've seen Alec Baldwin?! That's pretty close to winning, I'd say.

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