Hi. I’m glad you’re here. Come on in and have a seat – I need to talk to you about something.
Yes, it’s Wednesday, and no, Rob’s not here today. Listen, Rob loves you all very much, but sometimes grownups have to go to these things called “jobs” where they have to put in ridiculously long hours not talking about the beauty of the Eephus pitch or their preference for “business in the front, party in the back” style haircuts. It’s sad and a little scary, I know, but it’s the way the world is.
Now, to make sure that your regular funny names routine isn’t interrupted, we’ve worked out a little visiting arrangement. Luckily for you, kiddos, I’m the least grownup person Rob knows. So, from now on, you’re going to spend every other Wednesday here with me, (where I’ll let you have ice cream for supper and get you all wound up on sugary show business gossip) and then at the end of our time together, I’ll send you back to Rob and the sensible world of baseball stats.
Sound good? Then grab a bowl of your favourite flavour and let’s get to today’s funny name!
We all know that I like to watch Television Shows You’ve Never Heard Of. But sometimes I like to watch shows that actually air on major networks, too. (Whatever, you guys. I contain multitudes). One of those shows is “The Mentalist”, airing on CBS. And one of the actors on that show is named Owain Yeoman.
Owain was born and raised in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales and graduated from Brasenose College at Oxford. (In case you were wondering, I just said that entire sentence in my head with a Welsh accent, and it sounded awesome).
Really, I don’t think I need to include any more information in this post, do you? I’m pretty sure that just fulfilled my funny names quota for today. But I do want us to have a good time on our first official Wednesday visit together, so I’ve got a couple of very unhealthy and very delicious gossip items to wrap things up today.
One: my showbiz sources tell me that Owain’s close friends call him “Buzz” because of his resemblance to a certain famous space invader.
Two: Owain is engaged to be married to jewelry designer Gigi Yallouz. (I swear this post is just writing itself!)
Three: my sources also tell me that Owain was once locked in a walk-in refrigerator on the job. Naked. With bunny rabbits. And Bradley Cooper. Clearly, I’m in the wrong line of work. While I’m off researching a career change, you can read about the entire escapade here.
And that’s all the time we have for today! Try not to mention how much fun we had when you see Rob next week, okay? Maybe just say nice things about his hair, instead.
thank you for the eye candy during my breakfast…
You’re so welcome! Thank you for the haiku during mine 🙂
1. Seems like you’ll fit in just fine on Wednesdays, Amb 🙂
2. You put the words “favourite” and “flavour” next to each other, just to mess with my spelling sensibilities, didn’t you?
3. “I am Owain Yeoman, and I am a vegetarian”. That’s just one of those sentences that I’m so glad exists.
1. Haven’t you figured it out by now? I’ll fit in just fine anywhere there’s a combination of a) television gossip b) funny names c) and you
2. I’d like to mess with you in all kinds of ways, but we won’t talk about that here
3. I know! Isn’t it great?!?
Amb – you’ve just stepped up the flirting to a whole ‘nother level! I enjoyed the post, but can you tell him to put some clothes on? As you know, Wednesdays tend to feature men in sensible, wholesome dress, not this unclothed silliness!
What can I say? Your audience expects esoteric trivia and intellectual poems by Odgen Nash; mine expects pictures of scantily clad men and adorably scandalous pick up lines by yours truly.
You know – potato, potahto.
Hey, thanks for the ice cream, auntie amb 🙂 glad you’re here today and your man has a great name. (get it? Yeoman, your man? Though technically he is Gigi’s man.) I am glad you are looking into the love lives of your funny name picks 😉 that naked in a cooler with bunny rabbits story is nuts. Really no way to top that. Poor Rob.
Bahaha! I get it, and I love it! Well played, Liz. Thanks so much for stopping by on my first official Wednesday post 🙂
Wasn’t that story just bananas?!? Rob is going to have to come up with some really impressive stories of APROs and ERAs next week. ( I’ve been brushing up on my baseball knowledge just for him, can you tell?)
That fridge story confused me at first, because I thought he’d got locked in there while working at a Pizza Hut or something between jobs. Why would there be a rabbit there, and how come he’s naked at work. When Bradley Cooper showed up I kind of figured out what was going on there (it was all one of Amb’s dreams). Haha.
Full of funny names today, Amb, nice job! The Welsh are a gift to the funny name loving community. Or as they might say over there, “wrth ein bodd ein henwau ddonio”l.
Arto !!! I feel like I haven’t talked to you in ages, I’ve missed you!
Bradley Cooper doesn’t show up in my dreams nearly as often as I’d like, but maybe your comment will give my subconscious the nudge it needs for him to make an appearance later tonight. I’ll keep you posted.
See, this: “Or as they might say over there, “wrth ein bodd ein henwau ddonio” is why I miss you when you don’t come around. You crack me up, man.
I specialize in subconscious nudges that have to do with Bradley Cooper. It’s a niche but there’s demand.
Oh you liked my old “saying stuff in Welsh” party trick, eh. Good times. Love their vowel-hating ways over there.
And I love that you “eh’d” me just now !!!
I want to say that you did a yeoman’s job covering this one!!!
But that would be so lame, so predictable.
… and so not your style! You’re anything but predictable, wdydfae. Consider this a challenge to come up with a second comment 😉 You were so wonderful on Liz’s post yesterday, my expectations are high!
“. . . another stunning exposé by amb . . .”
“. . . investigative reporting at its finest . . .”
“. . . rips the lid off the sordid, behind the scenes realities of studio production that Hollywood doesn’t want you to know about . . .”
“. . . a tough, unflinching look at working conditions in Hollywood today and the terrible human toll of walk-in meat lockers on tv sets . . .”
Bahahaha! Because when people think of me, “tough” is the first adjective that comes to mind …
I love it!
I love it, too! I know who’s writing the back of the book jacket reviews when I write my cookbooks 🙂 Where do you get this stuff, wdydfae?
My dear Liz, have you learned nothing? I’ll write your jacket blurbs first, then you can write your cookbooks.
As to where I get the material, I channel The Book Blurb Imp. He just whispers stuff in my ear (head?) and I dictate.
Or, he dictates. Or whatever.
By the way, I used to be a fan of Laraine Newman (of the original SNL cast). I was just thinking that if Laraine Newman married Owain Yeoman they’d be Owain and Laraine Yeoman-Newman.
That is fantastic.
First of all, I love that post. Secondly, I’m loving Wdydfae’s comments the last few days. Thirdly, following him in the comment batting line-up, the best I can do is a walk…(had to throw in a baseball reference.)
First of all, I love that you organized your comment into a list. (I have a thing for lists. Ask Dave). Second of all, I know! Isn’t he hilarious?!? And third of all, that baseball reference was outstanding. I hope Rob appreciates it 😀
home run, all of you 😀 no, make that a hat trick. oh, right, wrong sport. Sticking with my original home run. Is there a special name when a team gets multiple home runs in a row? Rob?
Thanks, guys! You know, eventually the jokes will start bombing real bad, and when that happens it’s going to be so awkward for you nice people who were urging me on.
I so love this post, for so many reasons: eye candy, wit, eye candy, funny things, funny names, fabulous banter in the comments. Did I mention, eye-candy? Oh, right, yes, I did. This made me laugh out loud: “…(In case you were wondering, I just said that entire sentence in my head with a Welsh accent, and it sounded awesome).”
Well done Amb, well done. And, you know the other part already 😉 Ditto on what Liz said…homerun!
Yes, I had quite a bit of fun with Google Image searches for this one, as you can probably imagine Bon 😀
So glad I made you laugh out loud today – as you made me talk back to my computer screen, we balanced each other out. As usual!
Thanks for the sports analogy, too. Harder for Rob to make his case that I’m taking over (though I totally am), if we throw some manly sporting terms around once in a while.
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