Friday, July 17, 2009

Lebowski Friday

And a good Friday to you, sir.

Today, as promised, I will share the winning costume for the Lebowski Fest in LA in 2007.  And the winner is, I Am the Walrus - seen here with my husband, Marty Ackermann.  He wasn't even really a Walrus - the costume was actually a beaver (I think he added the face piece). Given how the Coens are pretty relaxed when it comes matching the actual animals to what they are called - eg ferret for marmot and terrier for fecking Pomeranian - having a beaver win for a walrus actually makes perfect sense.

The second picture for today is the bumper sticker that I proudly sport on my car - here showcased by my son, Hold See, on the left and Drinkin at Your Funeral fiddler and harp and vocalist (he has grown musically in these past years), Herpes, on the right.  (Just to let you know - I do not normally condom the purchase and consumption of cases of beer, but we were on vacation - celebrating the 3 August family birthdays, and who am I to smash others' vacation joy?) 

I really wanted to put - "I'm sorry I wasn't listening" - on my car (I own the bumper sticker), but I thought that would bad, MUM-K? to have on a teacher's car that students walk past everyday.  Not the best representaion of my professional expectations!  (But actually true of me on a personal level - auditory processing is my least favorite way of garnering information - and I do have a story about using that phrase - I'm sorry I wasn't listening - that I will share next week.)

Last, and certainly not least, for this Friday's installment of Lebowski Friday is a family picture with Liam - as in "Liam and me, we gonna f*** you up."  Joe-Ash asked him to do his dance - and he did!  I cannot tell you how much fun it is to see Liam at a Lebowski Fest.  It sounds pretty ho hum, but when you are there and see Liam in the flesh - well, it is numero uno exciting!  (BTW - my current profile picture is Liam's son - or so the rumor was - dressed as the Dude's landlord doing his dance cycle.)

Stay tuned for next's week's installment of Lebowski Friday.  

Is there a Ralph's around here?


  1. "What do you do for recreation?"

    "Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback."

    hee hee hee!

    You must have a ball there. It looks like fun.

  2. lol. Sounds like a good time was had by all, including the half walrus/half beaver creature.

  3. ananda - it is fun -

    cube - i am sure he had the most fun of all - imagine winning a costume contest in that get up!

  4. I am so going to go to a Lebowski-fest if I ever get even a remote opportunity. Your family looks like so much fun!

  5. Lebowski Fest seems like so much fun. I want to dress like an animal, have people think it's something else and win an award for it.

    Looking forward to the story about that phrase.

  6. laura - do it do it do it! i don't think you'll regret it!

    aliencg - i know, right? where but a lebowski fest would that happen? although at the other fest, in san fran - the costume that won was F***ing a Stranger in the Ass. I have lost my pictures - somewhere in that old hard drive - so allow me to describe it - 2 people male and female and an air mattress. they really were strangers, too - they had just met that day - kinda disturbing. i guess you never know what you'll get when you go (especially in san francisco.

    as for the story on "I'm sorry, I wasn't listening" - it should be worth the price of admission.

  7. I am going to a Lebowski fest one of these days. And yes, I will go as Donnie. He is so cool in his uncoolness. Beaver/walrus suit is great. Good way to pick up the ladies!

  8. sebastien - sounds like a plan man!