Archive for October, 2007
When I started dating my husband, he introduced my children to Strongbad. Our favorite Strongbad email happens to be Dragon. And really, if you’ve never seen this, you really need to check out that link. It’s great.
Well, my kids have passed the corruption on to their friends. They get on my school computers in the afternoons, while I’m still working, and watch this over and over and over.
When Kaylie moved in, they introduced her to the wonders of Trogdor, the Burninator!! Now, she too, is hooked. It is not unusual to have a kid singing “Trogdor!!” as they make their way through the house.
Although our family chooses not to celebrate Halloween, we still like to carve pumpkins! I told the kids they would have to agree on something to carve in our pumpkin this year.
They began by impressing me with how spiritual they were.
“How about an angel?”
“Oh wait! What about someone praying? Or praying hands?”
“Three crosses! Three crosses!!”
Then, it happens.
“Wouldn’t it be funny if we carved Trogdor into the pumpkin?”
Uh oh. Here it goes. And so much for how spiritual they are!
Now I have unanimous screeches of “Trogdor! Trodgor! Trogdor!” and then they all break into song, “Trogdor! Burninating the countryside! Burninating the peasants!”
And really, it’s not like I couldn’t carve it? There are step by step directions to draw the thing…how hard could it be?
So I consent.
Here is the result…our carved pumpkin!
Happy Fall Ya’ll!
Please remember my sister-in-law’s little brother Brad. He made it to Iraq today. I know his mother, father, sisters, and my brother would appreciate your prayers.
Another letter found in my home. This one while I was dealing with old student teacher and resume papers from ages ago! It was written by my daughter, Shiloh, when she was in second grade. (She is now a fourth grader.)
Dear John Grisham,
Will you come to our school to judge our Reading Fair on January 24? My name is Shiloh and I want you to come to our school. I heard you wrote A Time to Kill. I never read your books but I want to. If I found one I would read it. Where do you sell them at? I write books too. But noone will publish them.
So, Shiloh’s not the girliest girl in existence. So, it was such a fun surprise for her to really get into dressing up and having a tea party a few weeks ago at Lynn Meadow’s Discovery Center.
Isn’t she lovely?
(Found written on a piece of paper in our home)
5. Everything else
I live with a genius!!
She is now here…with us. For awhile. How cool is that?
When I first began blogging, it consumed me. Shocking I know.
I’ve now turned into one of those bloggers who you really wonder if they should call themselves bloggers, they post so infrequently. I don’t know how it happened…going from daily (or more) posts to weekly (or less) posting. I guess life got busy. But really, when I look back, it’s always been busy.
I guess I’m just
wasting filling my time with other things! Don’t ask me what though. I’m sure I don’t know.
But anyway, that got wordy.
When I first started posting, I daily checked out the TTLB site. Oh how it hurt to see myself labeled as an Insignificant Microbe! I just knew I was destined for a Higher Being! I mean, I have such important things to say…right? The day I graduated to a Wiggly Worm was happy indeed. And I seemed to skip right over the Multicellular Microorganism. Ah. Life was good.
I think I pretty much stopped at Slithering Reptiles. I didn’t mind too much. I had figured out by then I really wasn’t destined to be a Higher Being at all (wasn’t that an epiphany). Not even a Mortal Human. And I was content. Besides, slithering reptiles are pretty cool. I like snakes.
So Slithering Reptile I was. For ages. Okay, maybe not ages. But months. And boy, was I the faithful blogger. When I missed a day my blogging buddies were all asking where I was. I had established myself in the blogosphere.
Then, I stopped blogging. Not completely, but I really cut back. To like, oh two or three posts a month. Needless to say, my traffic slowed a bit too. I’m not sure I get why. I mean, why wouldn’t anyone like to visit an almost dying blog?
But the funny thing is, I’ve slowly crept up in the ecosystem. I am now a Marauding Marsupial. And I fall just behind David Limbaugh in the ecosystem. Someone who wrote a book that I actually own. How? I know not. But I think it’s kinda cool! For me…not him. Poor guy.