Browsing Archives for October 2010

Drew’s Latest Film

October 21st, 2010

If you don’t have anything better to do, check out Drew’s latest film ‘The Secret’.

I came home from work last week to find ‘world’s saddest song’ had been googled on my computer.  I was wondering what it was for and then I saw the film – and well it all just clicked.

If you only have scant amounts of time to waste, fast forward to 2:27 to view the unforgettable, unparalleled mourning scene with accompanying ‘drinking problem’.  Because sometimes the best way to communicate sadness to an audience – is to struggle with basic eye/hand coordination.

Calder as Background,


I took the boys out to Kay’s house for a weenie roast and then she made me get on her horse.

Bill wasn’t leading the horse this time!  I drove it all by myself.

For some reason that I don’t really understand, a horse in a blindfold followed us the entire way.

Or maybe this whole thing was some kind of hallucination?

But then how the photographs?

The Family Quote Board

October 19th, 2010

As I mentioned in the Dembski/Shermer debate post, I created this absolutely stunning family quote board many years ago to write down some of the more ridiculous things that my kids, husband, and various friends said.  Before it got torn up, it hung in the bathroom opposite the toilet because that is where people have the uh… time to read it.  We kept a sharpie tied to the poster and wrote things down as soon as we realized that someone had just uttered a phrase worth remembering.  We collected many a memorable saying until we had baby number four and then like everything else, it went to hell.  It was a good idea though!  We may have to revive it. And I would certainly encourage other people to make their own quote boards.  In fact, if you have one – send me a pic.  I would love to post other people’s memorable quotes.

Here are some of the more memorable quotes on our board…

Mike – Now Ethan, tell me the truth.  Who found the car – you or Calder.  What is the right answer?

Ethan – The right answer is… give me the car or I will hit you.

My brother-in-law Jason wrote this on the board himself.  I have no recollection of ever saying it.

Hey Ethan! I just figured out that X-box spelled backwards is X-box!

My nephew Seth said this one.  It’s a family favorite.

This philosophical tidbit came from the mouth of a four year old.

He was talking about me.

When I heard that Drew had said this, I knew my entire family was doomed.

Oh the imagination of a two year old!  So sweet!  So innocent!

I would highly recommend making your own quote board and also hanging it opposite the toilet.  It’s a super fun icebreaker!  Especially if you like to entertain in the bathroom.