Thursday, October 28, 2010

a quote

"I love wearing tennis shoes with skirts. It's like, "I'm a girl, but I can still run fast!"

-Lydia Grow
I have noticed that the majority of the songs played on the oldies station contain the words "babe" or "baby" in a way that is not referring to an infant.

I'm not surprised, but still find it strange. Can't they write music about other things?

Friday, October 22, 2010

a few highlights from our fall camping trip

1. Amish boys in suspenders

2. The wedding

3. Seeing the Amish boys AND the the same time!

4. The skunk ordeal

5. Long walks with Rachel and Megan

6. Looking at stars

7. The replacement flip flop

8. NERTZ!!

9. The double slide

10. The nasty unripe persimmon

11. Climbing the shower stall to look for the flip flop...and not finding it.

12. Laughter, fun, food, love, wading, hiking, biking, adventure

Thursday, October 21, 2010

my new love


I thought that I was 100% a tea person, but my mother has converted me to the dark side.


Can I be both a coffee and tea person?

Does it ever snow in August?

Do political ads on the radio get really annoying?

Is my car really, really dirty?

The answers to these questions, and more...coming soon to a stupid dumb random blog like this one near you!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

the bagpipe who didn't say no

It was nine o' clock at midnight at a quarter after three
When a turtle met a bagpipe on the shoreside by the sea
And the turtle said, "My dearie,
May I sit with you? I'm weary."
And the bagpipe didn't say no.

Said the turtle to the bagpipe, "I have walked this lonely shore,
I have talked to waves and pebbles - but I've never loved before.
Will you marry me today, dear?
Is is 'No' you're going to say, dear?"
But the bagpipe didn't say no.

Said the turtle to his darling, "Please excuse me if I stare,
But you have the plaidest skin, dear,
And you have the strangest hair.
If I begged you pretty please, love,
Could I give you just one squeeze, love?"
And the bagpipe didn't say no.

Said the turtle to the bagpipe, "Ah, you love me. Then confess!
Let me whisper in your dainty ear and hold you to my chest."
And he cuddled her and teased her
And so lovingly her squeezed her.
And the bagpipe said, "Aaooga."

Said the turtle to the bagpipe, "Did you honk or bray or neigh?
For 'Aaooga' when you're kissed is such a heartless thing to say.
Is it that I have offended?
Is it that our love is ended?"
And the bagpipe didn't say no.

Said the turtle to the bagpipe, "Shall I leave you, darling wife?
Shall I waddle off to Woedom? Shall I crawl out of your life?
Shall I move, depart and go, dear -
Oh, I beg you, tell me 'No,' dear!"
But the bagpipe didn't say no.

So the turtle crept off crying and he ne'er came back no more,
And the left the bagpipe lying on that smooth and sandy shore.
And some night when tide is low there,
Just walk up and say, "Hello, there,"
And politely ask the bagpipe if this story's really so.
I assure you, darling children, that the bagpipe won't say "No."

- Shel Silverstein

Monday, October 11, 2010

a short story about a miniature heart attack

Once upon a time...

This past summer, on the way to an afternoon of Annie rehearsals in the dark, cave-like theatre lab at Leach, I was driving.

I was driving myself to my rehearsal.

I was alone.

I was driving the speed limit.

I was driving safely.

I noticed that a policecar was behind me..."No biggie," I thought, "Just drive smart."

Then...oh, horror of horrors...

He turned his lights on.

His lights were flashing.

Red, blue, red, blue.

Oh, great.

What do I do?

There's nowhere to pull over. I'll just have to keep going until I can find someplace to stop.

I slowed down. Way, way down.
I was practically stopped in the road.
Then, zippy zoom, the policecar is passing me and (can it be?) is pulling over the car in front of me.
I breathe.
And smile.
And try to stop shaking.

Happy Monday.

Friday, October 8, 2010

It has been brought to my attention that my blog is loading rather slowly.
I'm not really sure what's causing it, or if there is any way I can fix it.
Sorry :(

The Notorious Edmund is Finally Captured on Film!!

Ok, fine, so it's not really on film. . .

It sounded good, though.

Edmund, our resident mockingbird, has sat on our roof and serenaded us all summer. I believe that I've mentioned him on this blog before. This morning, I finally had an opportunity to snap a picture of him. At least, I think it's him. I don't know why it wouldn't be Edmund.

Isn't he cute? We're all very proud of the recitals he gives, perched on our roof.

a truck, full of..


We're going camping. It's going to be great fun.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


grumpy rock

freaked out rock

happy rock

Jeni Steele rock

silly girl rock

happy girl rock

sad/confused old man favorite ;)

"worried that a piano will fall on him" rock

"eek" rock

air-head rock (Stanley sister??)

another dumb airhead/Stanley sister rock

If anyone legitimately wants one, I'd sell it to you for a dime :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

what I learned today

Dick Van Dyke plays Bert in Mary Poppins.

I'm fairly certain that everyone is aware of that.

What I was not aware of until today, however, is that Dick Van Dyke also plays the old crabby banker man.

Am I just really ignorant and unobservant, or were other people unaware of this, too?