December 2003

Pride and Joy. Ray has pooped on the poopin’ chair. Last Saturday, also today. She was just kind of hanging out, when all of a sudden there was a…plop! Lee and I stared at her in stunned silence. Then we broke out in cheers. Praise and praise! So if I effuse at anyone, it’s just …

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Christmas As expected and probably best enjoyed all around, Ray made out with the majority of the swag. Some details: The Giant Tickle Me Elmo monster of doom has had the honor of sharing primo stuffed toy award with the Cat in the Hat; however, Elmo wins the tiebreaker of having his eyeballs thoroughly licked. …

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Brothers. Lee’s brothers Mike and Dale drove up from SD for to hand out with us for a day. Dale’s back from boot camp in Georgia! A good time was had by all, especially Ray, who said, “uncle” over and over again after they left. Maybe that was her way of saying “no more tickling!” …

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Return of the King I sat next to a little girl (4-5 years old) at the movie. For the first ten minutes, she pet the arm of my fuzzy shirt and told me it was very soft and that she’d gone to ballet lessons today already. I think her review of the movie would go …

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Playground Slang: “Ever been called a “shreddie”, felt like a quick “wallace and gromit”, shown your “spider’s legs” or been given a “hitler”? If you have, well, so sorry. If you haven’t the slightest idea what the terms mean, then Chris Lewis has the very book for you.” –from an online article about playground slang. …

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Like a Virus: It’s been going around. Top 5 things wrong in my field of vision right now :: -calendar page still on November -paint chips, scratches on the wall -most of a page of Halloween stickers stuck to my pants -torn book jacket on the collected works of Rudyard Kipling -a sippy cup of …

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The Chronicles of Riddick Not a trailer…a teaser? Strange. Looks like a sci-fi end of the world thing. Neaaaaat. Via Xkot

Bork! Bork! Bork! Via ***Dave: You are the the Swedish Chef. You are a talented individual, nobody understandsyou. Perhaps it’s because you talk funny. FAVORITE EXPRESSION: “Brk! Brk! Brk!” HOBBIES: Kokin’ der yummee-yummers FAVORITE MOVIE: “Wild Strawberries…and Creme” LAST BOOK READ: “Der Swedish Chef Kokin’ Bokin’” QUOTE: “Vergoofin der flicke stoobin mit der brk-brkyubetcha!” What …

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