L.O.L. Bean, Fall 2015

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Always a big day at John & Nick HQ when the new L.O.L. Bean catalog arrives! Can’t wait to browse it.

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An Evening of Humorous Readings

readinghumorousOur very own John Carroll will be reading some of our work at Brian Agler’s “An Evening of Humorous Readings” series on October 2 in Washington, DC.

The venue is DC9 (1940 9th St NW in Washington, DC) and the time is 7 pm. Admission is $10. Jon Wolper will be there as well, plus some special unannounced guests.

We hope to see you there!

10 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Dad

mommy-clipart-dT6GgbnT9Hi, folks. John here. It’s been a wild 17 hours. I’ve learned a lot. Since my wife is busy feeding, rocking, changing and entertaining our child, I thought I’d take a break from it all and reflect on what I’ve learned. Here are 10 lessons for all of you dads and dads-to-be out there:

  1. Winning isn’t everything. We learn a lot when we lose — in particular, we get a better sense of what we needed to do to win.
  2. Don’t take things personally.
  3. There were two footsteps in the sand for a while, but then there was one. That was when I carried you.
  4. Money is not the root of all evil. Fear is.
  5. Music is one of the most supreme expressions of life — art in its most transitory form! It is gone within an instant. Therefore, it’s extremely precious.
  6. The source of most of your frustrations and anxiety are the result of living in the future, or the past.
  7. If you don’t like what someone else says to you, you can walk away. But if you don’t like what you say to yourself, you can’t walk away. Therefore, if you’re going to be with yourself all the time, you might as well be nice to yourself.
  8. Even the most fundamental beliefs about reality are not true in themselves. Our thinking makes them true in our experience.
  9. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  10. Wipe front to back.

Birth Announcement

ndc87RbTeIf you haven’t heard the good news, our very own John — who puts the John in JohnAndNick.com — is now a father. His wife gave birth to a joke child this week.

Of course, we don’t want to invade their privacy. We’re only posting this in order to announce that you can keep returning to JohnAndNick.com for the same cutting edge comedy that you’re accustomed to.

This isn’t going to become some lame dad blog. Trust us.