Evil Joy Speaks

Spawning the next generation of evil genius, one misadventure at a time


It’s time. Time for #TToT. Aka Ten Things of Thankful by the awesome Lizzie!!!

So here goes!!!

1. Thankful for Lizzie. ‘Nuf said.

2. Super happy I got to go see my grandma. She’s 94 and amazing.


3. Very thankful she understood she’ll be staying with my aunt and uncle from now on.

4. Thankful I can be grumpy with Dr. Evil about going on travel.

5. I’m extra thankful for the timeย spent with my mom and dad this weekend!

6. And this little guy!


7. Thankful for safe travels to and from Iowa!

8. And for Dr. Evil’s willing participation in such silliness as….


9. For tree trimming and farting Santas.







10. Thankful I can write this….

Let me tell you a tale. Once upon a time there was a young woman named Evil Joy. She stood by her Dr. Evil day and night for 10 long days while he fought against a staph infection. One that caused him to experience kidney, liver, and heart failure. Staph pneumonia. Rhabdomyolysis. And because of all of that he was placed in a coma to let his body heal. That meant a ventilator. Continuous dialysis. Tubes and IV. Everywhere.

Until 2 years ago today. Two years ago today he woke up. This is where the story gets good.

You see, Dr. Evil is an engineer. A techno gadget geek. MY techno gadget geek. A very bright individual. So smart it’s actually a little scary and/or intimidating even after 20+ years together.

Now when one has been in a coma for 10 days one’s muscles forget how to work. Legs and arms don’t move as they should.

This didn’t stop Dr. Evil from seeing the info board from his hospital bed. From seeing the date. 01 December 2011.

The day he qualified for a new phone.

THEย new 4S iPhone from Apple.

“Give me the iPad!” he exclaims.

“What do you need?!?” I questioned back alarmed. “Your arms are not .. ummm. Not working quite right yet.”

“Just give it to me!”

“Tell me what you want and I’ll take care of it!” I said getting annoyed and then feeling guilt as he’s been awake for about 2 seconds.

“I qualify for my new phone. I want to order it now!”

Oh!!! I can deal with that!!! And here we were worried about his brain.

It’s all good. My techno gadget geek is as geeky as ever!

Can you believe Apple didn’t pick this up for a commercial?!?!? In a coma one minute. Demanding to order newest Apple product the next?!?!?

Their loss man. Their loss.

But I’m open to selling it now…..hint hint #apple #iphone #storyforsale

EJ out – waiting to hear from Apple. Shameless pleading is awesome right?!?


  1. Welcome to the TToT!
    That is one crazy story about Dr. Evil. Going from scary to hilarious in a matter of seconds! I can’t believe Apple hasn’t contacted you yet.
    Sounds like you had a great visit with the relatives in Iowa. What’s not to like about a farting Santa? Or a visit with 94 year old Grandma, of course.
    Thanks for linking up with us. I enjoy going around to read about the things which make people happy each week.

  2. Welcome to the TToT! We write Posts and comment all weekend long (example these comments Sunday pm) this is such a cool bloghop, I’m sure you will enjoy taking part in it.

  3. welcome to the Ten Things Hop… TToT… Wild Dr. Evil story… What’s with Apple are they nuts? THey have a serious opportunity here! If he were asking for oreos you could bet Nabisco would be knocking down your door right now!

  4. You should totally write them a letter.

  5. Love #10! Apple really needs to contact you. Welcome to the TToT blog hop!

  6. Lookit that now, I’m late to my own party over here! SO GLAD you linked up with us this week, and how wonderful it is to see you being Thankful for those things. And the photos of Dr Evil joining in with all the laughter and hilarity, and new memories and doses of wonderful to start erasing the hauntings from the past.

    Glad you had such a lovely time with your family ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. What a fab story! How scary to see him put in a coma (not so much for him I guess – a full 10 days of sleep without nagging, my hubby would be in heaven.) I guess we need to campaign Apple!

  8. haha, that’s such a perfect Apple story! How scary that coma time must have been, though…
    I so hope they pick this up and use it in all of their campaigning!!

  9. I am very late on my round around the hop but I seriously loved your list! That story about your husband is just… wow!

    That picture of the child (is it yours?) is adorable!

    Thanks for linking up with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I know this is last week’s TToT – but I had to come here and comment after the wonderful comment you left on my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sorry for the delay – it’s the end of the semester and I’m both a graduate student and a teacher and…whew! It’s a little crazy. ๐Ÿ™‚ But, I don’t have that much more to go in terms of my graduate studies and I can resume my blogging addiction in full force soon. haha. ๐Ÿ™‚ HUGS! Loved your list.

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