Friday, November 28, 2008

It won't die on my watch

Don't worry Lauren, I'm watering the tree. Just in case you don't believe me, this is for you:

I guess I would hallucinate tootsie rolls too


Thanksgiving: movies, key lime pie, apple cider, Chinese buffets and Mom getting a Gmail account. Family, food, food, more food and Mom trying to get the mouse to work. What more could you want for Thanksgiving?

P.S. the Red Panda Buffet has sushi! All you can eat sushi. Now true, its not great sushi but its all you can eat.

Have you noticed nobody really talks to each other at buffets? Its more of a "Wow, this is really good"; "I'm going to get more of this"; "Aww, its all gone, are they going to put more out?"; "Oh, this is not so good, don't get that"; "Hey, where did you get that?"; "I'm so full, I'll just eat this last thing"; "Where is the dessert?".

The whole meal you are either getting up to get more food, thinking about what you are going to get next, deciding if what you are eating is good enough to get again, worrying if it'll be gone before you get up again or trying to figure out how to get the most food in the least trips. Basically there's not much room to think about the people you're eating with. Its really all about you and the food.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Who's ready for Christmas?

Last week, with Chipper's help; we went across the street, and over the fence, and through the woods, and over the creek, and watched out for the campus police, and cut down our Christmas tree! P.S. I stole these photos from your blog LoBo, so if they look familiar....It turned out to be a little bigger than it looked in the woods, but Janoodle trimmed it up nicely. It only looks slightly pregnant from a certain angle, but that's appropriate considering the room it's in. We do call it the Living Womb after all.

Pardon Me (I Didn't Knit That for You)

Hahahhah! So ridiculous....

Aquariums ARE pretty important

My new camera came! I haven't had one since running down Main street on Halloween night. Its a long story...

I bought a Canon SD790 thanks to Nantan's recommendation. Same price range as my old camera but the photos are ten times better! I still don't know how to use 99.9% of the features but I'll work on that. The camera manual is over 200 pages long. I've had textbooks shorter than that.The camera maker must have thought aquariums were pretty important since they included a mode just to take photos of aquariums. Not underwater, there's a mode for that too; this mode is just for aquariums. Good thing I have an aquarium, hmmm?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

There's one in every family

Last night we found out Mowgli is even weirder than we thought, or rather Kristin did.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Its never dull when you're giving people drugs

I spoke with an elderly couple today and this particular couple had gotten married many years ago when they were young. They then got divorced rather quickly and married other people. Thirty years later both their spouses died and they got back together! There they sat today, back together and happy as Mowgli eating pumpkin bread. Neither of them could stop giggling long enough for me to do any kind of teaching.

Monday, November 17, 2008

When no one's looking...


Its always been a mystery what Princess Mowgli does to my laptop to make it collapse into a comatose state. So what does the little bugger do when she thinks no one is looking? Sleep? Eat? Chase mice? Oh, no, that would be too normal. Apparently Her Majesty's forbidden pleasure is violently jumping up and down on my laptop keyboard. Explains a lot.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Christmas Is The New Halloween

Come to think of it the weekend actually started with Halloween which we decided to skip and celebrate Christmas instead.
We figured Halloween and Thanksgiving are rather dull holidays anyway and so why not get things started early?

MJ wanted to dress up as a JMU Girl but we convinced her to wear clothes.

We tried our best to spread holiday cheer everywhere we went. The bus we ended up riding seemed like it held enough people to populate an entire country. A very small, loud, smelly and inebriated country.

The rarest sight of the night ended up being LoBo Riding A Bike. She didn't seem to enjoy it much but Janoodle and I did.

Posh Horse Races and Salami

Last weekend was full of all sorts of fun. It started out with craving salami and going to visit Hope and friends at Montpelier where she's an archeologist. I love saying I have a friend who's an archeologist; it makes me feel exotic.

Anyway there were horse races on the grounds and we got to tour the mansion as well. It was all very posh and beautiful and the weather was perfect.

Rich horse racing people pay enormous amounts of money to drink lots of wine and watch the horses run around. Fortunately we didn't have to pay thanks to Hope and we got to eat amazing salami and delicious cake I can't pronounce or spell the name of. We also saw some pretty ridiculous hats.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's Alive!

Its amazing how much TV you can watch even if you don't have one. We watched all the debates live online and now all the big networks have live online election coverage. Its amazing! Soon we won't have people sitting all day in front of their giant televisions; instead they'll spend all day in front of their giant computer screens.

CBS online LIVE

MSNBC online LIVE

CNN online LIVE


ABC online LIVE

Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me It Was So Great?

After getting emails for 50 million weeks telling me to vote; I did! And you know what? I don't know why I haven't been voting all along.

Even though I went through unit after unit of US history and government; I don't think I understood until tonight why people fight so long and hard for the right to vote. Now I finally understand what all the fuss is about.

It gave me this great feeling that I mattered and contributed something worthwhile to the world. It sounds weird but it made me feel like a Real Person. Like I said, it sounds weird.