Birthing mix

You know you’re dealing with a legit operation when they have a Bose Radio in the room.  Joker was a road warrior for a few years there in the early 2000’s and all the decent hotels always had a Bose radio right there next to the bed.  The Hampton Inn in Columbus, IN did not, and Joker spent 6 quality months there on the side of I-65.  The Park Hyatt in Sydney did, and Ace and Joker spent 3 quality nights there on their honeymoon.  Anyway on to the Sheriff…

During our birthing class / hospital tour the instructor showed us that each room had a Bose Radio in it, so Ace thought it would be a good idea to come up with a birthing mix.  Now this isn’t a very common thing, and it’s the only real thing on Ace’s birthing plan aside from painkillers.  With Ace being a low maintenance mom to be, Joker indulged her.  Ace does not have the best taste in music, so Joker has made a few additions, but no subtractions…let’s just say don’t blame him for anything by Lifehouse, Train, Nickleback, or Augustana

Now that’s you’re fully intrigued, here is the 69 item song list for your viewing pleasure.  It’s 4.7 hours of musical fun:

  • Yesterday – The Beatles
  • I’m Shipping Up to Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  • Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
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Rainy Day

Ace and Joker are heading back to the Doc this rainy morning to see if the Sheriff has made any progress. So far, she has had no interest in officially taking over jurisdiction of Ace and Joker’s days and nights, even though they are ready and willing to pass the torch to her!

Ace has made the most of this last week — one of the quietest, most relaxing times she can remember filled with lots of good meals with Joker, movies, summertime planning, and general housewifery, to which she is not accustomed – no surprises there. Yesterday, Ace and her trusty ol’ sidekick, the Foxy Lady, killed a couple of milk shakes, grilled cheese sandwiches and french fries for lunch at a deserted suburban bar with really loud music. Quality lunch for a couple of pregnant chicks!

The Aunts continue to make travel plans to come visit the Sheriff. Ace’s good friend the Editor was bummed she didn’t come yesterday on the 24th – her favorite day for birthdays. Everyone is asking for the Sheriff.

Maybe today’s rain will bring some good luck…Ace and Joker have a history of bad weather on big days!

Talking through a belly

Everyone tells Joker that he has such a deep voice and that he’s going to scare the baby, then yesterday Ace’s mom was in town (Babci) and she said that the Sheriff has probably gotten used to Joker’s deep voice by now.  It’s tough to say, usually babies are afraid of Joker when they first meet him, but Joker will be the one of the first people the Sheriff meets, so will she really know anything different?  Probably not, here’ s some video of Ace giving the Sheriff a pep talk…

Hangin’ round downtown by myself

Joker has been singing this line in the shower lately, with extra emphasis on the “down-town” It makes Ace laugh uncontrollably so that’s good. Ace is very close to the big day, all that we have left to do is wonder when the sheriff is going to join us. They say singing to new babies is good, so this is good practice for Joker.


So the Sheriff has blown through her first two due dates, February 17 and 18, and time will tell how she does with her next two, February 24 and March 1. Whether she likes it or not, Doc says she’ll be joining Ace and Joker by March 1 or 2. Ace and Joker can’t wait to meet her.

And when the new Sheriff in town arrives, hopefully Ace and Joker’s little problem with the GPS klpeto in the neighborhood will be solved. Surely the Sheriff won’t tolerate such antics. In the meantime, at least Ace and Joker have something to do on a cold Saturday afternoon in the City. Spend more money…

Valentine’s Day

Right when Joker and Ace started dating, Joker was very clear with Ace that he “doesn’t do” Valentine’s Day. It’s too contrived he said and only a vehicle for driving up Hallmark’s stock price. Ace liked him so much (and still does!) that she didn’t care what stipulations he had for V-day. (Side note — one thing Joker conveniently forgot to disclose to Ace at the very beginning was just how many Red Sox games a year he goes to!)

Over the years, Joker has been true to his V-day conviction…sort of.

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8 Days and Counting

So we’ve got 8 days to go.  Joker has a list that is getting shorter, Ace has 2 more days in the office, then she’s “working from home” until the big day.  Today in Ace’s office they’ve declared it a holiday in her honor, which means all of the work crew (not the partners) are meeting up at a bar.  Joker’s worried that ace isn’t going to know what to do with herself at home, but soon enough the sheriff will be here and Ace will be plenty busy.  She’s got plenty of Bachelor to watch on the DVR..