Let me tell you a little about my life so far in 2010.

I get to cook. A lot. Counter space! A fridge that has it’s own zip code! A dishwasher that does everything short of load and unload itself! A kitchen faucet that is more bendy than Sting! It’s spectacular. Three meals in a day is hardly enough to keep me occupied.

Every night Cody and I do this little ditty called P90X. Maybe you’ve seen the infomercials. Yeah. It’s one of those workouts. The leader dude is named Tony Horton (or as I call him, Tony Ho) and if you were to be in the same room when Tony is telling me what to do you would hear me break my New Year’s resolution to swear less.

JillianTony Ho

But here’s the thing. I’ve done the Shred thing with Jillian. Jillian is a wench (edited to honor aforementioned resolution.) I hate her. And her little backup minions are way to big on the smiling! and the perky! And I’m sorry, but when someone says “THESE ABS DON’T COME FOR FREE!” it makes me want to sit on her and force feed her a cheeseburger while I have a Klondike bar and yell something like “I’LL BET THOSE EYEBROWS DON’T COME FOR FREE!” Tony’s a little more my style, even though his workouts are over an hour, make me swear and leave me whimpering when I get out of bed, stand up or basically do anything other than breathe,  I’ll stick with him (As long as Cody does it with me, I have the motivation of a five year old doing taxes when it comes to working out.)

After our workout we shower and gather again, only this time wrapped in faux Snuggies. (His is Broncos themed, mine is the Rolls Royce of stupid blankets with sleeves from Brookstone.)

just another weekday night. in faux snuggies.

It’s a darn good thing I got mine in pink because Cody has Rolls Royce Snuggie envy.

Once relaxed and Snuggified we each do our thing, him watching football, me looking at funny pictures of cats exploring the very depths of the Internet. Often times you will find us playing Super Mario Bros. on the Wii. Have you played this game yet? Let me tell you, Mario (Cody) can either help Luigi (me) out or screw him over royally which includes but is not limited to jumping on his head, pushing him into black holes, nailing him with turtle shells, taking all the mushrooms for himself or squashing him off screen.

We’re learning to play civilly.

It helps that Tony Ho takes the brunt of my anger.

Not to mention it’s really hard to be angry wrapped in a freaking oversized backwards robe.

(shockingly, I wasn’t paid for any of this…)


  1. Between the two of us, I bet Tony Ho’s ears are burning….

    And I have pink RR snuggie envy too!

  2. Hilarious!

    I <3 Tony Horton. P90X's parent company was a client of mine back in my PR days. Tony Horton is just as nice as you'd imagine, and he really loves what he does.

  3. That picture just made my week. Jason’s too.

  4. I do p90x with my husband a few nights a week and Jillian’s Shred by myself during the day. We always mute both of them, Jillian’s ****y and annoying and I think Tony could quite possibly make my husband lose it. I think he’s just jealous of his awesome abs though.

    Casey Reply:

    @Tasha, Dude, he’s older than my dad and hotter than boys half his age. EESH!

  5. Total “not real snuggie but so much better” envy! I almost bought one of those with my Christmas money.. Darn it! Throw in working out with your hubby and a wii… I’ll trade your “cool stuff” for my crappy, unproductive, unsnuggied evenings any day! Have so much fun!

    Casey Reply:

    @Erika, You must save up for one. MUST.

  6. I got a faux Snuggie AND Super Mario Bros for Christmas! I feel at home here ;). Hmm.. and I should have added the less swearing to my resolutions, but I’m not ready for that yet!

  7. I’ve been debating doing p90x for a few weeks now. I’m probably going to give in. There’s nothing more I love than cussing a man on the tv.

    Casey Reply:

    @Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy, And you will, but he’ll disarm you with the gun show.

  8. I “lol”ed for real when I got to the part about “Cody’s Rolls Royce Snuggie envy”.

    Oh, and, I look at funny videos and pictures of cats all the time.. No shame, no shame.

  9. Super Mario Bros. is going to either strengthen our marriage significantly…or demolish it. I don’t know which yet.

    Casey Reply:

    @Bridget, so far general consensus is ruin from what I hear.

  10. Hilarious post, I think I got a workout just laughing, no need for the Shred or p90x! Sounds like the best part of the new Mario game is attacking the other people, can’t wait to try it out.

  11. seriously, best blog post ever…

    .. I’m still giggling a bit about the backwards robe thing… heh heh…

  12. So, my husband isn’t the only one screwing me on the wii. I am luigi as well and I seem to get the bad end of the deal. We could play every night. I think you’ve earned your wii play, I don’t work out for an hour before hand. Kudos to you for sticking with the workout.

  13. My husband got a Snuggie for Christmas and he really does like it, but the other day he was saying… “I really think it’d be cool if they made a Snuggie, but backwards!”

    And I said “you mean…. a jacket?” and then I almost fell on the sidewalk laughing because duh! But no, what he meant was literally a Snuggie that was trailing behind him, “Moses-style”.

    So I told him to wear his Snuggie backwards. End of story.

    But the point is, for some reason, a lot of times your posts remind me of really funny or silly things and I love that. Like, you bring up these good memories in my head because you’re not trying to post something dramatic and verbose like random other bloggers who take themselves too seriously (although those posts have their place and can be enjoyed, too), but you appreciate the simple, everyday things and it reminds me to enjoy life. Thank you, Casey.

    Casey Reply:

    @Cinthia, Oh man, our kid gets PISSED when we miswear the Snuggie, like she’s the Snuggie police.

  14. I got a Snuggie (zebra print) for Christmas from my best friend. It’s lovely, but yours looks thicker and generally more cushy. I have Snuggie envy too, just a little.

  15. LOL! We got Super Mario brothers for the Wii this Christmas and I WILL NOT play with my husband for the exact reasons you stated here. Yes, I am that immature :)

    We got the Beachbody workout called Insanity…..OMG!! It makes the 30 Day Shred workouts look like a light walk around the block. We may get P90X when we finish this workout.

    Casey Reply:

    @JMH, Tony Ho and the words Insanity make my abs involuntarily contract.

  16. You should really put a disclaimer on this post that the sheer amount of sexiness radiating from the faux Snuggie picture is enough to melt your eyeballs.

    Also, I agree wholeheartedly – Jillian is a wench.

    Casey Reply:

    @ClassyFabSarah, I’m naked under it.

    (okay, not really, it just seems like something someone would say…)

    ClassyFabSarah Reply:

    @Casey, If I had one? I would SO be naked under it. Not even joking.

  17. We are p90x’ers too!

  18. I have Jillian. I bought her while still pregnant and she’s still in her wrapper. I’ve been thinking about her lately, I think I might get her out soon.

    And the snuggie – better hide it when I come over just to be safe. I wouldn’t want it to “go missing”.

    Casey Reply:

    @designHer Momma, keep yours in the wrapper and come take mine. you can see what all the fuss is about.

  19. How bendy is Sting? I am wondering how you know : )

    Love your pink snuggie! Happy 2010.

    Casey Reply:

    @Kelly, He’s all into the crazy bendy stuff! http://tinyurl.com/y8bnf39

  20. We are all over Mario but refuse to play together. :) And I’m so scared of Tony Ho I stick with Jillian the devil and her evil minions. That tallest one in the back? WAY TOO SMILEY. “That is a false sense of lethargy that is doing you no good”.

    Casey Reply:

    @mom2werogers, Come over to Tony. I don’t dread it at all, whereas Jillian?

  21. I don’t know that I can ever take you seriously again, after seeing you in a faux-snuggie.

    But, I do envy you the Super Mario Bros…I love them. That game rocks. So maybe that cancels out the snuggie.

    Casey Reply:

    @Jess, Faux FANCY snuggie. Yes, there is a difference.

  22. I have a Tony Ho work out video. I don’t mind Tony although his background music can make me a little insane at times! I need to start my Tony Ho videos again. I miss him!

  23. Yeah Ryan got me Mario for Christmas. We don’t play together anymore, “team play” lasted a total of 1 hour at my house. We were so not meant for such things.

  24. i got super mario bros. for my birthday in december & promptly beat it, BUT i have to go back and get all those big star coins so i can play on the secret level. so don’t forget those star coins!

    Casey Reply:

    @mommymae, Of course you beat it! I bow in amazement.

  25. My husband and I did P90X before our wedding/honeymoon. Seriously, seriously tough!!! And you are SO right about that Jillian comment. I’ll help you hold her down.

  26. Jillian is a little Satanic. I couldn’t even walk the first time I did the Shred. I finally had to turn off the sound, lest I shout bad words at Natalie or whatever her name is in the background with her tight little body. Grrr. Hey, I’m proud of my c-sectiony floppy midsection deflated life-preserver-lookin’ thing!

    Casey Reply:

    @Jen L., Tony Ho even has a guy with a prosthetic leg in his workout, talk about TRUE motivation. Not just loathing like with Jillian.

  27. Laughing my ars off. I am with you on the swearing. Oh how this post does my heart good. SO glad you have your husband back. Talk to me about how big your town is, Flav and I are seriously considering moving…like fer realz.

    Love you.

  28. Mandi Bone says:

    My Husband just bought me Mario for Wii this week. I predict by next week we will be divorced. He is not a helper to Lugui. He jumps on my head.

    Casey Reply:

    @Mandi Bone, do you like how luigi is all “OOF! OW! EEK!” and Mario STILL doesn’t stop?

  29. Next time, switch snuggies and then take the photo! :)

    Sorry for asparagusing your post.

  30. I have friends that swear by P90X but I can’t get past the whole exercising in front of the TV thing so I pay a real person far more money to torture me in person. Love your faux snuggie.

  31. Jillian Michaels is singlehandedly destroying my feet with that damn workout. Damn you, Level 2!

  32. SNUGGIES? Really?

    I have no words.

    Casey Reply:

    @SciFi Dad, You cut your kids curls.

    Take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror before knocking my choice of supremely comfortable loungewear.


  33. ROFL!! The look on your face is PRICELESS. Also? I have pink snuggie envy. WANT.

  34. Yay, I’m so glad you’re enjoying your new home! Much as I wish we could live near you we are actually hoping to close on a home ourselves in 2 weeks! And then I have to think about packing and moving all that stuff that has accumulated in 4 1/2 years of living in the same place, whilst in the meantime occupying a toddler. OY!

    Casey Reply:

    @Krista, may the force be with you.

  35. I wish you the best of luck on P90X. My husband is currently working out to it as well. It kicks his butt and he is getting all skinnier and muscley while I get all round and pregnant.

    He is going to be all hot and skinny by the time I’m 9 months and I’m going to then stuff his dinner with extra fat to make it more evenly balanced :)