Random Acts of Shifeness

Well howdy. Happy New Year! Hope the holidays treated you well and please enjoy the randomness.
  • Quick recap of Christmas at the Shifley household: Very low key and uneventful. Baby Shife acted like it was just another day. I imagine he will be a little more excited about it next year. Mrs. Shife and I did enjoy the day however because it was pretty awesome spoiling our little man.
  • Yee-haw ... Chillaxin' is dead!!!!!!!
  • Will someone please take "Jersey Shore" off the air? Otherwise I will have to explain to people why I am watching this train wreck of a show. I don't want to watch but I do believe the show has toilet snaked my soul and it is out of my hands.
  • Dear Pringles, Now that I am no longer a child, I can no longer fit my hand inside your tube of deliciousness. Work on that.
  • Baby Shife had his 9-month-old check up and we need to fatten up the little man. He is 27 inches tall but only weighs 16 pounds so the good doctor says we need to beef him up.
  • Google "Where is Chuck Norris" and click I'm Feeling Lucky
  • The fat basset's New Year's resolution was to grow opposable thumbs so he could break into the pantry and decide for himself how much food is too much. He was also going to make more time to stop and smell the butts.
  • I love going into stores that have automatic doors. It makes me feel like a Jedi. I can't wait till Baby Shife is older and I can show him my powers.
  • Do you find it interesting that after Monday (M) and Tuesday (T), the rest of the work week is WTF? Just something to think about.
  • Check out this video from the one and only Random Chick, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKyPaFWSdTo. It answers the age-old questions, "What is stupid?"
  • Sometimes I just want to run up to a stranger on the street and say "YOU'RE IT!!" and then run away.
Have a good week.
And I didn't forget. Here is a picture of the official spokesbaby of the Dumb, White Guy blog on Christmas day with one of his new toys ...


  1. Did little man like that new toy? My brother's son is only 2 months old, but when he learns to crawl, that is a toy that I thought of getting him.

  2. He does Angel. Little baby boy likes playing with the plastic eggs and using the farm to help him balance while he works on his walking technique. Definitely comes recommended from the Shifley household.

  3. I'm going to try the Chuck Norris thing. How can I not?

    Happy New Year to the Shife household!

  4. what a sweet post!..thanks for stoppin by at WHT..and adding your two or 3 cents..heh ..how did ya find me?..HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U AND your little cutey!!

  5. My son was the same way at Christmas; not a clue what was going on, but he loved it, or at least seemed to.
    There's actually a lot of phrases on that list of overused words that I'm glad to see go.

  6. What a cool toy. Score Baby Shife!

    I hate that Jersey Shore Show, my daughter was watching it and I think I saw her brains leaking out of her ears...

    Glad Christmas went well. Happy New Year!

  7. He looks so happy!

    One of our bassets decided to steal an entire case of canned dog food. He did his best to chew them open and when he couldn't, he settled for sucking all the juice out of them... then he buried the cans all over the yard. Yeah... we were digging up gross moldy cans for years after. If he can, Q is going to grow those thumbs.

    I am particularly fond of the WTF observation.

  8. Wow, nine months already? I reckon cutie pie will beef himself up when he gets his hands on proper boy food... grins. Great post, Shifey, and the 'fix' picture of Baby Shife was well worth waiting for. Happy New Year.

  9. You had me rolling on the floor. That was too funny!
    String Bean Shifely is adorable! We worked hard to beef up our boy! With crawling around, he was using up everything we could give him. He loves (and it's full of good stuff), plain greek yogurt that we add fruit puree or mashed banana to. If you get the Fage Total - you'll see how it works to fatten him up! First week you'll notice output differences! Then he gets used to it! Mini-bagels for teething...oops..I mean eating! Scrambled eggs...(no allergies so we were given the okay).
    Have fun - just watch that it doesn't sneak up on you too!
    Welcome Back!

  10. I thought of you when I saw the chillax thing. Or however you spell it. Who cares? It's dead.
    Feed that boy some sweet potatoes! He's so gorgeous.

  11. "...toilet snaked my soul..." Ha! I'm stealing that one!

    It is also nice to see that I'm not the only one with a banned words list.

  12. Ours start to get excited around age 4 but I didn't see any full-blown-crazy-spastic excitement until this year. My near seven year old, who I thought was having multiple seizures as he jumped up and down squealing, went crazy when he opened his TMNT Smashup game for the Wii. Loved. It. The others get excited but they didn't do that. The husband says about 6-11 are the best years. At least that's how it was with his first two. I think he might be right.

    Pringles . . . lol I'm sure they are gonna get right on that.

    Chuch Norris, ROFL! THAT is awesome.

  13. Anonymous1/07/2010

    Thanks for posting my stupid video!!!

    Ha ha ha! Baby Shife looks like he's not sure what to do with that toy because it's bigger than he is, "Ummm, are you my friend?"

    He's so damn cute!!!

    Happy New Year to the Shife's!!!

  14. Linked. Oh and unless people are squatting, Fat Basset's going to have a hard time with that butt sniffing resolution.

  15. Letter from Pringles company:

    Dear Mr. Shife

    In regard to your hand not fitting into our "tube of deliciousness"
    (Thanks we may use that.) try inverting the can and catching them as gravity takes over. We hope you found this letter helpful.

  16. Shife: Is the fat basset eating all of Shifey's food? Chillaxin' will not be missed. If you feel like a Jedi, you are a Jedi. "Do or do not. There is no try."

  17. Word Verification: Quindio. That is your Jedi name.

  18. one of those clap on clap off deals would probably impress baby shife too.

    i tried the solution tex offered and got crumbs all over my keyboard. i understand obama has zero tolerance for undersized tubes and is demanding a solution.

  19. My Sam is almost 11, he is rather tall, and he just barely broke 60 pounds. We all cheered. So don't worry too much; as long as the baby is eating and active and happy, it's all good. Happy New Year!

  20. In my haste to respond to this post,I knocked over a very full glass of freshly brewed iced tea and proceeded to yell many explicatives. But, I will keep this comment explicative free and still tell you, this post made me laugh. Out loud.

  21. And a happy new year to you and the family too.

  22. Is it wrong that I see the Cardinals win in OT, and my first thought is, "Well, Mr. Shife will be happy".


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