Thursday, July 06, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Came across some of my great-grandfather's old black-and-white photos today. The man's a bit of a mystery to me. Died before I was born.
Anyway, found maybe six photographs with a child's writing on the back. I'm not sure how old he was when he wrote on them. Now, I know this sounds boring, but wait for the end. It gets good. (Well, it gets better, anyway.)
So here they are, with my great-grandpa's captions. (Actually, I think they called him "Pop.")
*I don't think this is correct, actually; both branches of that tree shouldn't have the same surname. God, I hope they didn't.
Who lived to be 94
He made and played the harp and
could play the zither and guitar
Here's the good one:
oldest sister Ada
The kid with the dog is Pop, far as I can tell.
Ok, here's the good stuff. Take another look at that photograph. See anything you missed the first time?
Look in the window.
Do you see that?
My mom thinks it looks like a middle-aged woman. I think it looks like a young girl. Either way, she looks damned creepy. We agree, there.
And no, I didn't photoshop her in. Promise.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Comes from Latin pro and cras, and when you stick those together you get "toward tomorrow." I found my old Latin book during the move.
I'm putting a lot of things off right now. I'm putting off that SPEWS article. Articles. And site maintenance. I'm putting off creative projects. I'm putting off dumping my camera's photos onto my Flickr page. Least importantly, I'm putting off next week's deadlines. Ha.
But I'm doing much more important things in the meantime:
Hot damn! We are attractive jowlers.
That's just the tip of that iceberg. There's plenty more where that came from at Al's blog.
I'd also like to point you to the most excellent blog I've ever read:
It's NSFHC ("Not Suitable For Human Consumption"), and wonderfully so. If you've ever had friends who boasted the ability to consume disgusting things (e.g. meat of dubious origin, foreign "delicacies," etc.), this blog's for you. Steve can eat things you won't. Steve wins.
Were you offended by that link? I'm sorry.
(No I'm not.)
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Say, you folks ever heard of jowling? Here's how you can jowl, too, pilfered directly from the official jowlin' website:
Alisha and I are pretty much the best jowlers ever.
How to Capture a Jowler:I think I've found my calling. I want to jowl when I grow up.
A Step By Step Guide
1. Loosen all of the muscles in your face and refrain from making any expression.
2. Try to keep your eyes and mouth open.
3. Shake your head from side to side as quickly as possible while the picture is being taken.
Make sure to use a digital camera with flash in order to capture the jowler in a freeze frame!