Love Story: Father’s Day

As I previously said, every good love story, and good meal, starts with a tasty side-dish. But neither’s complete* without a hard, stiff drink.

Part 2: The Spirit of Love.

© B. Mac’ 2017

Mr. Scotch was a man’s man, strong and straight to the point. He could make you laugh one minute and start a fight the next. But he aged well and mellowed.

He always understood what mattered most in life, the simple things. He also understood what mattered most to an Indian woman — control!

But the thing that makes Mr. Scotch special, that makes him one of a kind, is that he’s always giving someone a reason to smile. At least that’s what my mother says.

Well those aren’t her exact words. No she usually says, “Go talk to your father he’s giving me a headache.”

All I can say is, thanks Dad for always giving us a reason to laugh (whether it’s with you or at you)!

💝Happy Fathers’s Day Y’all!💝

Oh and also,

To Be Continued….

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*The final part of this Love Story Event will drop soon, see you then.
And if you missed the first part now’s your chance to catch up!

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Well the risk paid off y’all. My Mother’s Day card and/or post was a rousing success (hey my target audience was pleased)!

This funny Father’s Day card is less risky, in that my dad doesn’t read my blog. He doesn’t know how to (how to find my blog**, I mean).

But on the up side that means the pressure’s off this week. On the down side, though, I didn’t revolutionize the greeting card industry (I know you’re just as surprised as me).

But as I perused the aisles of my preferred greeting card store, note I didn’t peruse any halls (namely because the shop I go to is all walls), I didn’t find a single ′Funny Indian Father’s Day Card′ nor a selection of ′Funny Father’s Day Cards about Food′ (which I thought had a better than decent shot of actually being stocked).

So while that day still lingers somewhere in the not too distant future I’ll keep writing these posts.

Besides it’s cheaper than buying a card my father won’t even understand (**but he can find a card, he just can’t always find his sense of humor).

Happy Father’s Day to one and all. Now — Drink Up!

Illustration by B. Mac’
© Indian Macgyver 2017

Indian Macgyver – Sick Day

Dear Internet,

Please excuse Indian Macgyver from posting this week.

He’s been horribly under the weather due to an allergy induced sinus infection and he’s not, despite what you may have heard, pulling a Beuller.

Sincerely,
Chicka, Chicka-Chick-Ahhh

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© Indian Macgyver 2017

True Life Horror Story

When you’re young nightfall is a scary time. Floorboards creak, every creature is stirring including a mouse, and there’s a decidedly ungentle rap, rap, rapping on your bedroom window.

But the older you get the more you realize sunrise is way scarier than anything night can hold a candle to. After all nighttime is all anticipation and excitement, secrets and shadows, while daylight is all about putting as much distance between you and your hangover as possible. Or am I alone on that?

But when night sinks in reality slips away. And when day breaks reality comes crashing down all around you. Life’s true horror is that it waits for no one, like rush hour.

And real tragedy, real terror, always strikes when you’re most vulnerable. Real horror scars you to the core. There’s no way to prepare yourself, to gird your loins. You might as well be in the shower holding a bar of soap.

I should know, it hit me this morning as I was getting ready for work. Barely awake, before the first espresso, still I knew my time had come.

Few events in life leave you so shaken, leave you feeling so alone. It’s akin to your first rejection, or when you realize your dog knows just a smidge too much about you, or when it finally dawns on you this was just your first marriage.

Today I saw that my ear fuzz had become full-fledged wiry ear hair. The kind of hair that could be mistaken for Andy Rooney’s eyebrows or hair that will make my Teen-Wolf-Twenty-Years-Later Halloween costume a little too authentic. Yes friends, I’m a 30 something year old man coot.

But hey, you know you’re in a good horror story when there’s no escaping the hairy situation.

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© Indian Macgyver 2017

Happy Memorial Day Y’all!

Well, Happy Memorial Day Weekend Y’all!

Memorial Day is a day to celebrate deeds of valor, courage, and sacrafice. And it’s a day to remember the good in what’s been done.

But the weekend, well now, that’s what you make of it.

So this weekend why not do something worth remembering and celebrating next year. I’ll be doing just that — if you wanna join me just be sure to bring the wine!

Cheers – ’til next week.

© Indian Macgyver 2017

The Case of the Mysteriously Puzzling Netflix Recommendation

Technology and I are decent friends. I won’t say we’re best buds but I’m no luddite either. What I mean is, I know how to find Netflix wherever I am.

What I can’t figure out though, is the Netflix recommendation algorithm. It’s basically Greek to me or to put it more precisely — it’s Korean to me.

Based on my interest in “Train to Busan” which is a South Korean zombie movie of apocalyptic proportions (or so I’ve read*) Netflix recommended the new Louis C.K. comedy special. Scratching your head – me too.

Netflix recommended this to me on Monday and I admit I’m still flummoxed today (If you’re still scratching your head in 3-4 days you might wanna look into a good dandruff shampoo though).

Now had I watched the new Louis C. K. special and “Train to Busan” maybe all of this would’ve made sense, but then I wouldn’t have had this post to write (though perhaps I could’ve written about the surprising connection between Louis C. K. and Korean zombies (Talk about a real viral post)). But we’ll never know now…or will we**.

If there are any readers looking for a few good South Korean tv shows or movies to watch on Netflix, as someone interested in “Train to Busan,” I can definitely recommended the following:

  • The Host – Another monster movie, though it falls under the creature feature genre, creature feature with a message to be exact.Though it doesn’t rely on that message to be noteworthy
  • Oldboy – An old movie, it’s from 2003, but it’s forever young as one of the darkest, emotionally violent movies I’ve ever seen.It gets dark early and gets fifty shades darker (but not in the fun way) before it ends.
  • The Sound of Your Heart – Based on the longest running webtoon*** in South Korea this is a feel good television show that charmed the pants right off me. The first episode is practically perfect!And if you need a reason to smile, queue this one up — you won’t be disappointed.
  • The Cravings – These may actually be webisodes as they’re only 10 minutes long but the first season is a literal smorgasbord of tasty tidbits.

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*Yes I’ve only read about Train to Busan. It’s still in my queue so no spoilers (unless they’re in Korean)!

**If there is a connection I’m honor-bound to write about it.

***Until this show I’ld never heard of the term webtoon but it’s turning out to be a diverse and verdant source of entertainment.

© Indian Macgyver 2017