Matt at Home, Chapter 2

March 15, 2009

Rules of the House

While Kath is gone, all residents (including humans, bears, garden snakes, and occasional bugs) must obey these rules.

1) The making of beds is encouraged, but feel free to leave a cup out on the nightstand, or maybe a Wired magazine.

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Extra frilly pillows are optional:

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2) Cups may also be left in other disheveled locations around the house:

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3) Oatmeal is recommended for breakfast, but toppings may be completely stirred in:

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4) Pictures of meals do not require candlelight.  Also, paper towels may be used for napkins:

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5) It is recommended that you wash dishes soon after dirtying, however, they do not need to be dried and put away immediately.

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6) There are no foods that are off-limits.  This is especially true for expensive items:

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7) Rambunctious bear-play has been extended to two hours of mayhem:

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That about covers it!

Tonight I have a Great Harvest employee party to attend.  Fondue, a keg of Magic Hat, and good times!  More updates as events warrant…

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1 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Love all your posts, Matt!


2 Lauren March 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

This post is ADORABLE!


3 Rika March 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

lol!! you and kath are the cutest couples ever!
i can’t wait for all this week’s posts!


4 Danica March 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

OMG! Hilarious! I enjoy all of Kath’s posts and yours too, but I can just imagine what she has to say about your posts – too cute! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week holds.


5 Brynn March 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

ahahaha. Love the bears! :)


6 Casey March 15, 2009 at 12:57 pm

I am Cracking up!!!!


7 Jessica March 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Love, love, love your post Matt! Glad you seem to be enjoying yourself. Tonights party sounds fun!


8 Amanda @ Fake Ginger March 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Too funny!

I think that beastly bear in the back of the box has a brother! (say that 10 times fast!) I have one that looks just like him.


9 Megan March 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm

That is too funny!!!! Keep up the great posts!!


10 VeggieGirl March 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm

**on the floor, laughing hard**


11 life coach jen March 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm

You are too funny! Better get those unruly bears (and cups) under control before Kath comes home….


12 Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I honestly snorted at the bears pushing each other down the stairs!!! Awesome post!


13 Hallie March 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Those bears down the stairs are too funny! I have to say though I’d be MAD if I came home from a trip and my expensive grocery items were eaten. Luckily BF doesn’t like my “fancy” food like Greek yogurt or almond butter. I don’t think I’ll ever have to worry about him eating my share :-)


14 Mom March 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I worried for a minute about my grandbears, until I decided that stair sledding is safe if you are made of fluff. Glad they are having fun!


15 Kristine March 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Hahaha oh how I enjoy Matt’s posts! You two are such a cute married couple! Your house is adorable too!


16 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) March 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

hahahahahahahahah, love the mini-rebellion. have fun tonight. mmmm, fondue!


17 Faye March 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Loved, loved, loved the post! I was laughing so hard after seeing the bears sledding down the stairs! Thanks for a giggle during the end-of-the-weekend blues!


18 Lori March 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Sounds like you are keeping yourself occupied LOL!


19 K March 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm

HAHA! I loved this post!! The bear pictures cracked me up!


20 Amy March 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Hilarious! :)

I can hardly imagine Kath’s reaction to this post. I’m sure it will put a huge smile on her face!


21 Amandas March 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm

YOU need to DISCIPLINE those BEARS because someone is going to get HURT and its on your watch! Just tell them no honey for dessert! Teddy Bear Protective Services (TBPS) needs to be called!


22 Ryane March 15, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Hilarious! and a Magic Hat keg sounds awesome – esp on a Sunday!


23 Karissa March 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Haha, I think you’re having too much fun!


24 Diana March 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

haha! I love this post! you’ll have to make guest appearances even when Kath returns! too funny!


25 Lisa March 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I don’t understand why people are appalled at the bears’ behavior. I used to do that myself in a laundry basket!


26 sarah (ghost world) March 15, 2009 at 1:34 pm

are you trying to give kath a heart attack? omg!

love the post!


27 Audrey March 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm

HAHAHAHAHA! Oh gosh, you just made my weekend. Especially when all I am doing today is studying for finals! ACK!


28 Leah A. March 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Matt, you are hilarious! Best. Post. Ever.


29 Lily March 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Brew and Bake Magazine!
with side dish of bear shenningans and trademark matt wit


30 rebecca (unintuitiveeating) March 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

matt, you rock. please keep up the guest posts even after kath gets back!


31 makenna March 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm

oh goodness.
thanks for that!


32 Amy March 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm

HAHAHAHA!! Those teddy bears made me choke on my drink!


33 Erin March 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I love the Matt and Home posts. Very fun.


34 Petra B March 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm

I admit that I’m usually a “lurker” reader (ie no comments..), but this post completely made my morning so I had to let you know!

Such a great laugh first thing in the morning! The bears are hilarious!

Keep up the mischief :)


35 Jess' food Coma March 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Funniest Post EVER hands down. Nice work Matt!


36 MarissaM. March 15, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I absolutely love the ‘rules of the house’. Have fun at the employee party!


37 Leanne March 15, 2009 at 2:09 pm

LOL…This is hilarious!! I love how you can only get the true comedic effect of this if you are a regular reader… Great post!


38 Sharon March 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Hahah what a hilarious post!!!


39 lauren March 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm

haha love the post :) you and kath are the bestest couple ever!


40 Jenn (eating bender) March 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

This is hilarious!! I especially enjoyed the consumption of expensive, typically “off-limits” items and the rambunctious bear play! Thanks for brightening my day!


41 LT March 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Hahah soo cute


42 Amy C. March 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

lol Your posts are awesome, Matt! I’m loving the bears.


43 Kath March 15, 2009 at 2:40 pm

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This post had me rolling on the floor laughing!!!!!

And then I got to the bears! How did you get Bocker to stand up so well!?



44 Maria March 15, 2009 at 2:42 pm

With due respect to Kath, this blog would be hilarious if it was Matt Eats. I love that you can playfully make fun of your wife’s slightly-compulsive tendencies (I suspect most of us regular readers have them). πŸ˜€ Best KERF post ever.


45 Alison March 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm

LOL loved it!


46 Joanne March 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Why don’t guys like our extra decorative pillows?!!!!
Loved the post! You’re too funny, Matt. Kath is going to see this and totally get home sick.


47 Red Head, Yellow Dog March 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

hahaha this is such a fantastic post! I love it.


48 Rose March 15, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Oh, Matt. You are too hysterical. I like the shot-by-shot of the bears :)


49 Marilyn March 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm

that was wonderful. thanks for the laugh!

i think the bears needs their own guest post, btw…


50 Alyssa March 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

That is hilarious! Kath, you picked the right guy to marry for sure :)


51 Anne P March 15, 2009 at 3:01 pm

haha this is adorable! love it! i heart the bears :) i’m also known for leaving cups all over the house, haha. i love my water!


52 Christina March 15, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Also a usual lurker, non-commenter, but just had to say LOL!


53 Julie March 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Aww! I love the bears! Too funny.

You live like me Matt. I guess I’m kind of a dude.


54 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

hahahha Matt, you are too funny!


55 Kerri March 15, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Just make sure the bears don’t mess up the kitchen!


56 Emily W. March 15, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Oh my! That was hilarious!


57 Erin March 15, 2009 at 3:36 pm

hahaha that was soo funny


58 Nan March 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm

LMAO — The Teddy Bear Sleigh Ride (I just typed “rice”) is the best!


59 Marisa (trim the fat) March 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Matt!!! That is soooo funny! Too much craziness going on – Kath is never going to go away again!!!


60 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday March 15, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Very cute post, Matt! kath will be very proud!


61 Sarah March 15, 2009 at 4:11 pm

I need to train my husband to keep our house this clean when I’m gone. Last time I left for a week I came back to find the mug of tea–with the tea bag still in it–that I had drunk to wake myself up before my flight. It was in the exact same in the sink where I had left it, and hubby had just worked around it for a WEEK.

When I pointed it out, he said “I didn’t know if I should hand-wash it or put it in the dishwasher.”

Kath, I know you’re not taking any questions on your trip, but when you get back my question will be “HOW?!!”


62 JENNA March 15, 2009 at 4:23 pm

All I have to say is …….. LOL x 100000000000


63 Sanja March 15, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I actually laughed out loud when I read this. And then I read it all out loud to my boyfriend. πŸ˜‰


64 Diana March 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm

The bear pictures are hilarious! :)


65 HangryPants March 15, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Matt, This was quite funny!



66 Kori March 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I’m gonna make a suggestion that while Matt is filling in the blog should be called “Matt Eats Kath’s Food” or “MEKF” so long as he’s consuming Chobani and BB with wild abandon!


67 Sammie March 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm

This post is awesome – you are toooooo funny. While the cat is away the mice will play. You are keeping the house much cleaner than my hubby would.


68 capedaisy March 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm

yay for bears. Fondue!!! Makes me think of the restaurant the Melting Pot here in MA.


69 Susan Fry March 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Hilarious! Thanks for the good laugh. Keep up the posts. It’s fun to get to know Kath’s other half a little bit better.


70 Erik March 15, 2009 at 6:22 pm

HAHAHAHA…you. are. my. hero.
+1 on the no foods that are off limits. P;


71 greenbean March 15, 2009 at 6:22 pm

HAHAHA!!! I <3 you guys!

Matt, I think you need to include these kind of posts over at B&B. It’s fun getting a peak into your world.


72 Bev March 15, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Matt, you are the little devil when Kath is away. You post was very entertaining. Have a great evening out with co-
workers. enjoy Magic Hat. I had one while watching Ohio State today. They lost :(


73 gliding calm March 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm



74 Jennifer March 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm

AAAAHAHAHAAHAHAH!!!!! Loving the post and the bears…can’t wait to read what you have in store tomorrow……ha!


75 Cammy March 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I got the HUGEST kick out of this post, picturing you and the bears giggling over the paper towels and blended oatmeal. ; ) Have fun!


76 Angie March 15, 2009 at 7:58 pm

OMG I am laughing so hard at the bears. Sounds like you are doing just fine at home. Love fondue, can’t wait to hear about that. Yum!


77 Kelsey March 15, 2009 at 8:08 pm

OMG.. there are tears rolling down my face!!.. not just “watery laughing eyes”.. actual wet tears!!.. This could be the funniest thing I’ve read ALL YEAR!!


78 melissa (fitnessnyc) March 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm

totally hilarious!


79 Buzz March 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I hope tomorrow you don’t let the bears stir the outmeal with their paws, without washing them first.

And I hope they don’t decide to write on the mirrors with their mom’s beloved Barney Butter.


80 Fancy March 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm



81 Chris March 15, 2009 at 8:40 pm

My 10-year-old, also named Matt, is on the floor hysterical from the bears. I think he’s saying “I wish we had stairs,” but at this moment, I am very thankful that we don’t πŸ˜‰


82 TorontoGirloutWest March 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm

AHAHAHAHHA This is the BEST post EVER!!!! I died!!!

Especially the part with the teddy bears and the expensive stuff!! LOL


83 Newlywed Wife March 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

This is so funny :)


84 laci March 15, 2009 at 10:23 pm

ADORABLE post- I love the BB and tumbling bears! πŸ˜€


85 Ashley March 16, 2009 at 12:47 am

oh dear god, you are hilarrrrrious. i can’t stop laughing!


86 megan March 16, 2009 at 5:49 am

I LOVE this post!! Stirring in oat toppings – now that’s living on the wild side while Kath is away πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to read more this week!


87 Oh She Glows March 16, 2009 at 7:54 am

LOL!!! OH man my husband is the same way!!!
Love the ‘Male Made bed’ too. HAHA


88 Tatiana March 16, 2009 at 9:00 am

Matt, you are too funny!!!!


89 Lara (Thinspired) March 16, 2009 at 9:49 am

I hope my Matt isn’t up to this mischief while I am away! Hehe–CUTE post!


90 Melissa P. March 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

That truly made me laugh out loud at work. Love that Matt still has the childlike humor in him!


91 Mary Beth March 19, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I really love reading this blog!! U guys are awesome I don’t have enough time to always comment on my fave blogs but wanted to let you know about my lurkyness…oh yeah I really hope the bears are okay? :p


92 Jen May 15, 2010 at 11:51 am

Love the littlest bear pushing the other two down the stairs. It’s always the youngest sibling that’s the trouble-maker.


93 Melissa @ I Never Imagined November 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Baaahahahahhahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! The bears on the stairs is hilarious!!!!!


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