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the pioneer woman, black dress socks, boxers, and gin

This story about me in boxers and black dress socks while drinking gin will take far too much explanation to ever make sense. But we should try.

Here's the short version:

As part of the #afundforjennie effort which we blogged about previously, bloggers are raising money to support our friend, Jennifer Perillo, after the loss of her husband. Earlier this week, a random tweet from me (Chris) led to a photo of me in boxers, black dress socks, while holding gin during the premiere of Ree Drummond's (a.k.a, The Pioneer Woman) new show on Food Network, being auctioned off on Twitter while I slept.

Never, ever go to sleep is the lesson there.

We love Ree (from experience, we can say she does extremely nice things for people without ever taking public credit for her efforts), and we love her show and her food.

So $200 for Jennifer Perillo? Yes.

Supporting Ree? Yes.

Me in boxers? For these two women? Absolutely. 

The best person in this whole mess? Deb Puchalla, the editorial director of and tons of other related sites. Deb is always encouraging me and Karen, and we like that she's a glutton for punishment for offering $200 for my sad, sad body pics. Deb will receive a pic of me and my gut (not sucking it in) while watching Ree. Gin also makes an appearance. Of course.

Here's hoping that Food Network eventually picks up our show, Cooking in Boxers and Black Dress Socks while Looking for the Gin. Catchy, isn't it? If they do pick it up, I promise to wear the lobster boxers in the premiere episode.

Love to Jennifer, Ree, and Deb. And to Karen for being a good sport and a very demanding photoshoot director. Deb gets a special, gut-centric photo for her office. Or wherever.

Below is the best shot from today. Minus the gut.

If you' like to see the start of the photo shoot, check out this tweet


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HAAAA!! This is classic. Perfect capture with the expression on Ree's face. You sir, are a good sport.

And don't forget, when you hit the big time with your show, I get to make a guest appearance with my box of wine.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenniferA

I like that the story is left sort of open ended for us to guess what REALLY went on. That photo is so funny. It's almost too good.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered

you just crack me up. I loved seeing all your tweets. hilarious.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternicole

You have such a unique way about you that is so lovable. Awesome! I'm not surprised that this was your contribution to the fundraising efforts. And I do love the shot you shared with us. Way to be a good sport about it!

*slow clap* Bravo, bravo. That is... pure awesome. You're a good sport and a great person. Well played.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

You Sir are without a doubt, the Peche with Panache.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

I... I just... I... are those LOBSTERS on your shorts??

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMir

This. Is. Hilarious. I. Just. Died.

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBev Weidner

Too funny!!! Love it!!!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie @Food is Love

I can sense it. Those lobster shorts will make their appearance on FN next year. You'll be happy (or sorry) you even said those words! Love it!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNelly Rodriguez

I think the baby doll lying helplessly on the TV stand really makes the photo.

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSunny @foryourpiesonly

hahaha- this is great! I think your show idea will be a hit!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

love it!

Haaa! Love it!

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAthalia

NOTHING you do surprises me anymore . . . my only hope is that i'm around as your children age . . . because honey, those kids as awesome as those kids are now? they're gonna be some kinda awesome w/you and Karen as their parents - look out world!! HIH-LAIR-EEE-USSS!!!

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSMITH BITES

Really hilarious. GREG

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersippitysup

Well! Anything for a good cause, right? Thanks for the giggle.

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

Bahahaha!! I SO loved this!
Y'all are too funny and sweet and nice and talented and fun! :)

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDessertForTwo

Bravo! That is priceless, and that picture is bust-a-gut funny. And the fact that this raised money for such an incredible cause makes it an instant classic!

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMIkeVFMK

Cooking in Boxers and Black Dress Socks while Looking for the Gin = that totally needs to happen!!!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGaby

Too funny. The blown-away baby doll is a nice touch too -- that would be Karen's directorial touch?

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCooks_Books

Straight up- that is Hi Lar- I Ous

Love it!

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanilla Lemonade

Love it!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgie
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