June 1, 2007

Missing: Schadenfreude

Excuse me if I let the schadenfreude madness slip again this week but I became an uncle last night*. How cool is that? Uncle Cactus. Is it me or does that sound like some funky alt-country band? Or a new brand of tequila?

* It's also damn early and I haven't had coffee yet...but mostly that uncle thing.

Posted by Chris at June 1, 2007 6:27 AM

You're excused. Congrats!

Posted by: Maria at June 1, 2007 6:55 AM

I say... a new tequila!and... lick that salt, suck that lime... and raise a glass to becoming an uncle!

Posted by: the unicorn at June 1, 2007 6:59 AM

Congrats to Mrs. Cactus's sister-in-law and brother!

Posted by: Maribeth at June 1, 2007 7:05 AM

Grats, Uncle Cactus! I love the name!

Posted by: Bunny at June 1, 2007 7:17 AM

Congratulations - is it a boy or girl?

Posted by: cassie-b at June 1, 2007 7:17 AM

Congratulations! Uncle Cactus sounds more like a rock group, i.e. Uncle Cracker

Posted by: Krush at June 1, 2007 7:25 AM

Congrats!!!I love being an aunt and Mia will adore her cousin. I know Michael does!

Posted by: jodi at June 1, 2007 7:34 AM


I loves me some alt-country. Perhaps you were thinking of Uncle Tupelo? Jay Ferrar is way better than Jeff Tweedy, so why is Wilco so much more popular than Son Volt? But I love Wilco too. I can't stay mad at them.

Posted by: Leah at June 1, 2007 7:59 AM

WOO HOO!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

Posted by: Corinne at June 1, 2007 8:04 AM

Congrats! Nieces are fun.

Posted by: jaime at June 1, 2007 8:04 AM

Leave it to a guy to forget to mention whether the baby is a boy or a girl.

Congratulations to all. Hope mom and little whatsit are doing well.

Enjoy yur unclehood and have a great weekend.

Posted by: ann adams at June 1, 2007 8:21 AM

Never mind. Beth has all the details.

Posted by: ann adams at June 1, 2007 8:24 AM


Posted by: alektra at June 1, 2007 8:37 AM

Uncle Cactus. That has a nice ring to it. Congrats!

Posted by: mamatulip at June 1, 2007 8:40 AM

congrats. i hope everyone's okay...i know they were trying to keep that baby in a little longer.

Posted by: ali at June 1, 2007 8:42 AM


Posted by: William at June 1, 2007 8:45 AM

Uncle Cactus. Sounds like Uncle Kracker's wrangler.

Congrats. My favorite uncle is my Uncle Chris. :-)

Posted by: Type (little) a at June 1, 2007 9:16 AM

Congrats to all!

Posted by: Traci at June 1, 2007 9:29 AM

Congratulations Uncle Cactus!!!

Posted by: coolchick at June 1, 2007 9:40 AM

Ditto everything that Leah said above!

Posted by: Beth in StL at June 1, 2007 10:18 AM

Not every day you get to use that excuse! Congrats to everyone involved... or by-standing... whatever the case might be. :)

Posted by: sue at June 1, 2007 10:19 AM

Congrats to Beth and you! That rocks!

And yes, you should definitely get a patent on that! Sounds like a great name for a kid-friendly Mexican food restaurant chain! You know, one where all the waiters where sombrero's with a cactus in the middle and they sell their own brand of tortilla's in packages like Uncle Ben's but then with your face on it with a guitar and a mariachi outfit.

Posted by: mikkie at June 1, 2007 10:42 AM

Congratulations, Unc!

Posted by: oakley at June 1, 2007 11:26 AM

WAHOO! Congrats on the Uncle thing. That's always a blast :)

Posted by: suze at June 1, 2007 11:34 AM

Congrats uncle dude! Enjoy!

And Uncle Cactus totally sounds like tequila you drink while playing in a alt-country band! *LOL*

Posted by: Kris at June 1, 2007 11:46 AM

Congrats. What an exciting time for your entire family!

Posted by: Isabel at June 1, 2007 1:03 PM

Someday, I will write a song called "Uncle Cactus" and put it on the internet. :) Congrats, Unc.

Posted by: martin at June 1, 2007 2:10 PM

Congrats. Boy or girl? I have two nieces and it's cool. You get to spoil them and love them and take pictures of them and then give them back. You'll love it.

Posted by: Phoenix at June 1, 2007 2:24 PM

Congrats!!! Uncle Cactus, that sounds really cool!

Posted by: Nadine at June 1, 2007 3:21 PM

Congrats! I looooove being an aunt. All the fun of spoiling the kid. None of the hard work. ;)

Posted by: Hope at June 1, 2007 6:58 PM

Congrats! I looooove being an aunt. All the fun of spoiling the kid. None of the hard work. ;)

Posted by: Hope at June 1, 2007 6:58 PM

Hooray for Uncle Cactus! I became Aunt Ironic1 on Wednesday -- a first for me as well!

Let's raise a glass and celebrate!

Posted by: ironic1 at June 1, 2007 8:29 PM

Hey, that's so exciting! UNCLE CACTUS! Maybe you can join forces with Uncle Kraker. Uncle Cactus Kraker. No?

You're right. Not a good idea...

Posted by: Emily at June 1, 2007 9:00 PM

Congrats Uncle Cactus!

Posted by: aimee/greeblemonkey at June 2, 2007 11:10 AM

Congrats to all. Uncle Cactus and the MiaFish has a great ring for a band.

Posted by: Annie, The Evil Queen at June 3, 2007 1:55 PM

Congrats! Uncle Cactus is neither trendy, nor cross-over. That must mean it's tre cool.


Posted by: JJ at June 3, 2007 10:41 PM