Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ready for her MySpace debut

Typical MySpace poseYou know those take-your-own pictures that kids put on their MySpaces? The confident young ladies to the left make it seem so easy, but the photo below taught me otherwise:
Someone needs lots of practice
This was supposed to be a charming pose with her Gramma Tea

Judging from these recent snapshots, Maggie's technique has improved rapidly since Christmas:
Typical MySpace poseTypical MySpace pose

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Rose by any other name is still a badass

Recent reviews:

"Modern Drummer of the Year, yall."

"The apple doesnt fall far from the tree."

"He will one day form Eightdust!"

Monday, February 23, 2009

Name that tune

We're all naked when the day is said and done.

The Offspring

Even with the olden days of AOL and its mildly amusing Guess Song By Lyrics game far behind me, daily events and conversations oftentimes bring to mind a catchy phrase from a favorite song. I can't recall what inspired the lyric printed above to roll through my brain.

For those of you who find it vaguely familiar, I've provided a clue by including the name of the song's artist. And if you're stumped or don't care for guessing games, here's the solution to today's GSBL:

Full frontal nudityWe're all naked ...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Age really is just a number

Would you believe that this photo was taken on the day this child turned 150?The Unknown Infant · by spysgrandson
By comparison, I'm currently 16,691.

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Monday, February 16, 2009


The newest item among my YouTube favorites:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Will this be on the final exam?

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.

Henry L. Doherty · 1870-1939

Our years as a homeschooling family taught me that the opportunity to learn isn't confined to traditional school hours or a classroom full of peers. And with that said, here's your chance to expand your vocabulary.

Happy Friday the 13th


A morbid, irrational fear
of Friday the 13th

Monday, February 09, 2009


This particular new skill has been learned by following her daddy's example:

Friday, February 06, 2009

.50 Cal Gal

Three years late ...

Recently discovered these charming photos from Korea:

.50 cal bandolier
Korea deployment

Monday, February 02, 2009

I Heart Pureed Carrots

Look who's learning to feed herself!

This is what a Gerber Baby really looks like

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Is she or isn't she?

Crisis du Jour:

Another mouth to feed — and this one might be pregnant.

Although I live in a peacefully dog-less household, this doesn't mean I've ever thought I need one around to eat leftovers ... because I do. Several neighbor mutts stroll through my back yard each day for table scraps. One even has me trained to respond to his bark by showing up at the door with food. Although their frequent visits discourage stray cats in the area, one wild female has hung around for at least six months and has grown increasingly dependent on me for healthy meals. You could say she's got me even better trained than the dogs do.

We're calling her Kitty for now

Kitty's appetite has become so difficult to satisfy this winter that I've begun to suspect she's eating for a litter of kittens in her belly.

I'd like that even less than some of the other unwelcome varmints that are attracted to Friskies Gourmet Salmon Dinner:The family's pet possum