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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

turkey with a side of nuts

Just in case you were all in doubt about the level to which we have twisted our children....
I offer you Anthony's homemade thanksgiving day card...

So have a happy Thancksgiving and remember to be thanck full because you never know what is lurking right behind you.

Monday, November 24, 2008

my hero

I read on a blog somewhere (can't give credit--don't remember which, sorry) where the woman asked her husband which actress he found more attractive: Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie. She hoped he would choose girl next door Aniston as opposed to husband stealer Jolie and sure enough he did.

Sweet, huh?

I thought it would be a brilliant idea to ask my own husband---not that I need any extra proof of his marital perfection---but I asked any way.

"Who do you prefer...Aniston or Jolie?"

His answer....?

"Can't I have both?" still my beating heart.

....and yes...those were the most unattractive
pictures I could find of the ladies in question.

...he does, after all, read this blog...

Hi Edgard.

...he he he.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Soooo it might be fairly obvious at this point that NaBloPoMo is a bust. See, Mrs. Smith? I told you I wouldn't last until the 15th. Never underestimate my powers of failure, for I will always reach new heights....or would that be extraordinary lows?
bwaaa haa haa
By the way, does anyone happen to have the correct spelling for an evil laugh?

...but I think, looking back on it...I am impressed I made it as far as I did even if some posts barely counted. I mean...I like to look at the glass as being half full...even if the water is putrid.

Friday, November 7, 2008

the bean crop

I am taking the opportunity to show off the kiddos in their Halloween costumes because they rarely look this cute on a daily basis. *sigh*
As you can see Anthony is taking his roll as knight, and protector of princess Irene, very seriously. Well--he started taking it more seriously after I told him to stop slaying his sister with his sword. Irene was protecting herself of course, but it was still disconcerting to see such a sweet princess cold cocking a knight...
After that little interlude, we went to our church's harvest party and the kids had too much candy--and it instantly put them to sleep like sugar always does...
er wait...?
The reality was that after they got home they bounced around like mexican jumping beans---not as high as daddy though, because they are only half mexican but still enough to drive us both crazy.
I hope you all had a great Halloween and I hope you are %100 more ready than I am for the upcoming holidays.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I think I might be a little too last minute with some of these nablopomo posts...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

9 months of rain!

See my water rats?

When you live in rainy Oregon where you get nine months of just have to make do.
I remember my days as a puddle jumper.
Those were the best times to play.
Heck with those boring sunny days...

Monday, November 3, 2008

film cheese

Do you have a favorite cheesy movie...? When I say cheesy movie, I mean so dorky you don't like to admit to people that you like it. It probably is one that you watched as a child before you had the ability to discern bad acting, terrible special effects, impossible 1960's hairstyles, etc.

I personally have two...
The first is Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959). I think the acting is good in this movie but the special effects are laughable by todays standards. A really good part, though is the score by Bernard Herrmann---this guy lends an ominous tone to any movie. But the embarrassing fact is, that when I used to watch it as a child, I had a huge crush on Pat Boone. Yes I said Pat Boone....but this Pat Boone not that Pat Boone. When I grew up I developed a (still-going) crush on James Mason....maturity has its advantages.

My second movie is Jason and the Argonauts (1963). The acting is touch and go, but the special effects---done by Ray Harryhausen and the score, again by our old friend Bernard, are just really great. I dare you to watch the part with Talos and not get creeped out, and the skeleton army is fun....the rest of the time you can laugh at me. I didn't develop any crushes on anyone in this movie...I think it has something to do with all of the heavily bearded men. I like goatees...but the full beard is a bit much for me. And while we are on the subject of hair...this movie reminds me of the time that my mom kept me home in the 5th grade to perm my hair. What can I say? It was the 80's. But now this movie and that chemical smell of burning hair are linked together in one truly fond memory.

So now, your turn...out with it!
What is your favorite movie(s) from childhood that is uber-nerdy now?
The nerdier the better.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

mother dearest is to blame

My newest addiction is my mother's fault...she sent me the link to the Pirates of the Caribbean online game. I have to say, I enjoyed the movies tolerably well...and I am not wholly unaware of national talk like a pirate day...
...but, all in all, pirates aren't my thing.
Wellllll... weren't my thing.
Now....I am Rachel Bluemorrigan---captain of my own ships...a light sloop named Scarlet Rogue, and a galleon, the Red Queen.
I am also a sometimes crew member on other people's ships as well as skillful with the sword and pistol.

....also, I'm a complete nerd.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

what the heck....

Why not!