Saturday, November 17, 2007

Aunt Vicky sent me some new prizes. Although I'm much more of a sports bar beer drinker, I have to admit the slogans on the glasses: "Dinner is Poured", "Great friends drink alike", "Wine goes with everything I wear", "Why limit happiness to an hour?" gave me a giggle.




Samantha caught me in the act of enjoying these goodies:



Umm - I should also mention that it is this weird wonderful world in which my Aunt has become one of my favorite drinking buddies.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

We're in trouble with Samantha's piano teacher, Mrs. Geinger.
All of her students are practicing Christmas carols for a holiday recital at the Cheese Factory. (that phrase, "holiday recital at the Cheese Factory", should sound much weirder to me than it actually does). Anyways, Samantha apparently drew a blank on several classics, Oh Come all ye faithful, Star of Bethlehem, The First Noel, etc. When she was asked if she knew, "Joy to the World" Samantha was relieved to finally be able to say yes, she knew that one!
"It starts out, "Jeremiah was a bullfrog!", she answered enthusiastically.
Mrs. Geinger looked at us and said, "You need to teach this child some Christmas carols."
I blame Chuck - ever holiday he breaks out his own version of holiday music (which Samantha knows every song by heart) Examples:

The Twelve Gifts of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
A Japanese transistor radio.
On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Green polka-dot pajamas,
And a Japanese transistor radio.
(It's a Nakashuma.)
On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
A calendar book with the name of my insurance man,
Green polka-dot pajamas,
And a Japanese transistor radio.


nuttin' for Christmas
I broke my bat on Johnny's head;
Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed;
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug;
I made Tommy eat a bug;
Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Somebody snitched on me.

Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.


Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Grandma got runned over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas Eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

She'd been drinkin' too much eggnog,
And we'd begged her not to go.
But she'd left her medication,
So she stumbled out the door into the snow.

When they found her Christmas mornin',
At the scene of the attack,
There were hoof prints on her forehead,
And incriminatin' Claus marks on her back.

Grandma got runned over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas Eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Saturday, November 10, 2007



When I was a little girl, I didn't dream of becoming a ballerina princess, or even a teacher, doctor or lawyer. My dream job was being an NFL photographer for Sports Illustrated. I love shooting sports. Love it, always have. Well, since college, I haven't had a paying photo gig, but as of today, I have been hired by the Tillamook Headlight Herald as a sports photographer. I had my first assignment today, shooting the THS boys Soccer play off game.

It pays next to nothing, but there is something so cool to me about being a sports photographer, that I don't care. Should I quit the day job??? ;-) Probably not. I think it pays at least 10x as much. And although I would love to shoot photos all day, everyday, there is no getting around the fact that I am a material girl.

There goes my amature status at the County Fair, though. Just when I was starting to stack up ribbons.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Beth's doe

Got r done. God, what is happening to me?? I'm so rural, I'm jealous. I want to hunt!

Ducklips

Charlie had been too sick in all reality to go to the Oregon game against USC. Since he was determined, I made the rule that he couldn't yell. Chuck solved that problem with Ducklips.

smack!

Chris wanted a kiss one overly festive night.