Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's only 2:15?!?!?!?!?!

It's about that time, ladies and gentlemen. It's that time to re-insert the "dave" into "daveandjoi". That's right.I've been here before with this award winning post.

I hoped for my return to be very profound and amazing, but I have nothing profound or amazing to share with you. I would rather share with you the boredom that is my life without Joi. Joi wears many hats for me: wife, best friend, soul mate, roommate, mortgage mate, car passenger (occasional driver), dish washer (I serve as dryer) and bed hogger. But lately I came to the realization that she is also my manager and I am like a celebrity. I am not a celebrity in the sense that I have money, good looks or fame (0 for 3) but in that I really don't know what I will be doing until my manager informs me or "books me" on a daily basis. Sometimes she books me for appointments or what we in the business call "in-stores". For instance, the other day I had in-stores at Wal-Mart, Lowe's, and Office Max (or Depot(I can't ever remember the difference(Is there a difference?))) I went there and met a few people (cashiers) and signed a few autographs (receipts). Other times she books me on projects. Sometimes I'm in a star or co-star role (painting) and others it's just a guest spot with very few lines(choosing the paint). This relationship does not exist because she has been bossing me around ala Kate Gosselin (pop culture reference = bonus point) but rather my complete willingness and comfort in just "going with the flow" that I have always demonstrated.

Now that my manager is on vacation my schedule is wide open and today is my first day without her. Yes, I have been without her for a few days at a time but this is the longest we have been apart since we started dating. I am aware of how pitiful this makes me sound that it is currently 2:00 pm and today feels like the longest day ever, and yes I am aware of that so I don't need you to comment on that. She did leave me with a few appointments but I don't want to blow through them on the first day.

Luckily, I have a co-manager Niko who is booking me on smaller, more common appointments: going outside. We're going at a clip of 1 trip out every 30 minutes with sometimes the pay-off being a dribble and others being a bigger pay-off. Since he doesn't give me any indication which ones are major or minor I have to take the bait. This is turning into a boy who cried wolf situation, or rather a dog who pawed on the door to go outside. Look for that story to be written in the near future (probably in the next 12 days).

12 comments:

IG.muse said...

Joi, you lucky girl, your husband is so sweet!

Lynett said...

Aw, great post...I totally sent it to my husband because I'm sure he can relate...Don't worry, she'll be back soon!

Savannah said...

Cute :) You made me laugh.

Tomcon00 said...

I miss her too! And she is not even in Madrid yet! Bad subject with her probably. I know I'm just the mom, and being momish, but I want her home safe and sound! Yes, I want her to have a great time, see awesome sights, take lots of great pics, etc. etc. etc! But most of all come back home! Sorry Dave, I know how you feel. We miss the little boss! Love MOM

Debra L. said...

I seriously laughed out loud! I have been missing from the blog world for a bit, but this was a great welcome back post to read. Thanks for a great sense of humor. I think your really 3/3 because you don't need good money, good looks (which you have), or fame...cuz you got charm!!! I think Emily has got the funnest (I don't care if it's not proper) brother and sister-in-law ever : )

Em said...

You are too funny, brother. I didn't think you would actually make a blog post, but well done! I'll find a day or evening to come play Wii with you.

Anna said...

Awww, Dave! I'm sure she's missing you too! Keep the blog entries coming...it gives me something to read while I'm sitting at summer school.

J said...

Dave, I love reading your blogs you have a great sense of humor and I am sure you are missing Joi, and she is missing you, I am sure u will find something to keep you busy. But I agree with Anna keep the blog entries coming. jane

Ashley said...

Hi new reader here! I've enjoyed looking through your blog and I love all of your house pictures! Waaay jealous!! :D

D. Ramblings said...

Aww, this was a very cute, sweet and funny post! :)

melissa said...

Dave- you need to blog more often! This was great....I love the fact that you love her so much....

Cori said...

Dave, I literally was laughing out loud reading this. You and Brian deal with Joi and I very well with all the "booking" and "bossing" we do :) I LOVE IT! I can't wait to read more of your posts! Hope you are having a great summer!!!

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