Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dear old roommate, Meg,

You are a graphic design queen. And a generous one at that. When I asked you for your skills in helping create this birthday present for Chas, I never thought it would turn out so totally rad. (Except for, I actually did think it would be this cool because, let's face it, you are a design whiz kid.)
There's a little story behind this image:
Chas grew up listening to and loving a band called, They Might Be Giants. You may have heard of them, but probably not. As for me, let's just say I'm not TMBG's biggest fan. There are two very notable exceptions, however. One being a song entitled "Women & Men" which the Kelly boys did an amazing rendition of (complete with accordian and euphonium) at our Communal wedding luncheon. By the end of the song, we were all in shambles. Not a dry eye in the house.

Exception #2 is a song about New York City. I don't think I've ever actually heard the song in its entirety, just the chorus. For a few months now, Chas and I have both had the chorus as eachother's  ringtones because the line "but the best thing about New York City is you and me," is about us. So the plan is to get this sucka blown up big, big then printed and framed in our living room.

Happy, happy birthday, Chazzy boy!


Janssen said...

THAT is very cool.

Bart is a big TMBG fan, but I only like a few of their songs too.

The Lusks said...

SO cool. Such a great gift!

mart and lu said...

happy birthday chase! thats great. i love new york so anything new york fascinates me. like frank sinatra's new york song! i love the image too.

Blicious said...

how precious!!! so cute! love your blog.

Geoff + Katie said...

That is so cool! I love it!

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Eliza said...

this is awesome, can we buy one too? Millie always sings this song as we drive into NYC.