Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Quote of the Day

Lisa:  I'm going to go check  Facebook. 

Me: Why? Don't you want to watch the movie? 

Lisa: Go ahead and start it. I'll only be a minute. I haven't checked Facebook in a week. 

Me: Then you're gonna need more than a minute. I probably have 60 posts on there.

Lisa: Oh, I don't read your stuff.

Me [aghast]: Whattaya mean you don't read my posts? 

Lisa: It's all books and boring junk. I don't want to read that nerdy s**t. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Laws of Yahtzee


  1. Full-sheet games are the bomb. Single game hands are for wimps and children.


    They [ones] count
  2. All full houses, accepted or not, must be greeted by calls of "Full Hooowwwwse" by your opponents
  3. Dan ‏@i15h
    They'll kill you in Vegas for that
  4. I'll take that full house - and i won't feel bad about it
  5. that's a lot of pips
  6. Take it [full house] when it's offered

    1. It is permissible, even encouraged, 2 cuss at or berate an opponent's Yahtzee, but it *must* b followed by insincere congrats
    2. Talk to the dice. It helps. They like attention.
    3. Never waste ur 3rd roll trying 2 finish off a lg straight, unless u've got the small on the table & r content 2 settle for it.

      An open ended [ 2-5] attempt at a large straight is a beautiful thing to see on a first roll.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Some Houses in the Neighborhood

On our walks home from school - which are more and more frequent - we pass many beautiful houses. Here's a few of our favorites. 

The first one here is the one Lisa wants me to buy her if I ever win the lottery. 





This next one is off the beaten track (for our walk) but it is GORGEOUS


Finally, my favorite. It has no backyard to speak of and I would miss a porch to read on, but my word is it exquisite. I love this house.




Sunday, April 14, 2013

Follow the ( old, buried) brick road

One if the few childhood memories of the house I live in ( it belonged to my Great Uncle, whom we saw rarely) was a patch of brick road in the neighborhood. It was rare even thirty years ago, and the novelty stuck with me.
Long since paved over, a portion was uncovered during recent street work, and it was worth a quick picture.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Stations of the Cross March 20th

The review of the Stations of the Cross? Hmm, not good I'm afraid.Smiley did well, carrying off the pivotal role of Simon with skill and emotional weight, but the rest of the cast was lackluster and divorced from the events they portrayed. Apparently Jesus falls only once, and then merely stumbles from that point on, and Mary didn't seem to care one bit about her son dying in front of her. The costumes were good, and Smiley's photo is on the cover of the program, but beyond that I'd grade the whole thing a D-. They ought to be grateful they are only 2nd graders, or it'd be a flat F. ;)


Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Mustache Trio




Lord knows why, but a current fad for kids is to don fake mustaches. You can buy 'em just about anywhere now.
Here's three of my kids rocking the fad on February 10th.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hero ( for a minute)

While we wait for the kids to complete their weekly dance lessons we often venture down the road to a thrift shop to pass the time.

On March 21st we took Junie with us before her class,and she fell in love with a rainbow colored stuffed bunny holding a basket containing two smaller animals.

Alas she put it down in the store and it for lost. Frantic searches for it failed to find it and she left in tears.
Something told me to go back inside and look again. A few minutes later I found it and received the biggest smile and hug a Daddy ever got.

I was her  hero, at least for the moment.