A Side of Rice

Hopefully Humorous (and sometimes R-rated) Musings About Life

Jake!

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One of my favorite movies is Sixteen Candles. And while not everyone agrees with me, the movie does make me laugh out loud. Plus, my sisters think this girl from the dance scene in the movie is my doppleganger:

Me?

Me?

Here’s my high school senior pic – what do you think?

High School Photo

Perhaps we have the same mullet?

During one scene in the movie, a panicked “Nerd” yells out to the party host to help him out of a tricky situation:

The Nerd ended up drinking martinis and talking girls underpants with Jake. In my life, it’s not nearly enough martinis and playing chase-me-and-try-to-get-your-underpants-that-I’ve-swiped-out-of-the-laundry-basket with Jake.

Jake is the newest addition to the Rice family. My husband had decided our dog Mocha had no one to play with and needed a pal. So we loaded up our alpha female dog and headed out to an adoption event at our local PetSmart. We had gotten Mocha at an event two years earlier, and she was excited about the possibility of a new dog to boss around.

On the way to the adoption event to find a new chew toy...er...furry friend

On the way to the adoption event to find a new chew toy…er…furry friend

We had checked Jake out online before the event and we were looking forward to meeting him. Since Mocha is an alpha female, we needed to be sure the dogs would get along. They did. And we were the first people to adopt a dog that day.

And since we brought him home, it’s like we are living that scene in Sixteen Candles. But we’ve added some dialog to the script:

Jake! Did you really need to chew up the $35 crate pillow we bought? The first day you used it?

Jake! Did you really need to chew up the $35 crate pillow we bought? The first day you used it?

Jake! Do you really need to put your ass in Nick's face?

Jake! Do you really need to put your ass in Nick’s face?

Jake! Would you please let Alex eat his cereal in peace.

Jake! Would you please let Alex eat his cereal in peace.

Jake! Stop trying to look so innocent...I know it was you who ate that stick of butter I had put on the counter.

Jake! Stop trying to look so innocent with all the tail wagging…I know it was you who ate that stick of butter I had put on the counter.

Jake! The blanket my aunt crocheted as a wedding present is NOT your pillow!

Jake! The blanket my aunt crocheted as a wedding present is NOT your pillow!

Jake! You already snuck a loaf off of the counter -- do you really need to eat the recipe too?

Jake! You already snuck a loaf off of the counter — do you really need to eat the recipe too?

Jake! Of course you're going to be banished from the kitchen after you eat a stick of butter AND a loaf of Orange Dreamsicle bread!

Jake! Of course you’re going to be banished from the kitchen after you eat a stick of butter AND a loaf of Orange Dreamsicle bread!

But, truly, most of the time our dialog is: “Jake! Thanks for joining our family”:

We encourage anyone looking for a new furry friend to check out rescue sites or shelters first. We adopted Mocha and Jake from Lab Rescue LRCP.

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Author: A Side of Rice

Married, mom, marketing professional. Loves swearing, pedicures and celebrity meltdowns. Hates making dinner and working the little league concession stand.

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