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You Asked For It, You Got It

Anji wanted to know what Jon’s art looks like when he’s not using an Etch-a-Sketch, and he responded with the following:

This is obviously a picture of Tim Burton’s Jack Skellington. I love how he captured (quite accurately) the wavy background. Now he’s going to try drawing an original in the style of Tim Burton, because there’s apparently a contest running out there. I think he’ll have a pretty good shot (can’t wait to see his entry).

The sunburn is fading, thanks to all who expressed concern at my “I look like Richard Dreyfuss from Close Encounters when he got the sunburn on one side of his face” look. It’s not too noticeable now. Yesterday was downright dank compared to Saturday, but I was happy because sitting out at a soccer field for an hour in the full sun would have killed me. I would have been the mom sitting under a tent. But no need, and in fact, yesterday marked my first “wore long sleeves all day” day. Not just long sleeves but fleece. I love wearing cozy clothes – I’m not a fan of having to show a lot of skin. I love summer, but not the constant need to wear shorts. Yea long pants season!

And you?

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Why yes, I am stupid, thanks…

I feel really dumb. And to make matters worse, I look really dumb, so I cannot hide my idiocy.

“Why Jody,” you say, “whatever do you mean?”

“Well,” I answer, “did you happen to take a good look at me?”

At that point you either scream in horror or laugh. And point. At my face and neck. Why yes, I did get the worst sunburn I’ve had in years today, why do you ask?

See, we were going to the Bolton fair for a couple of hours. Get there for 9, leave before noon. It wasn’t even 60 when we left, so I had a sweathsirt on and everything.

But then we started having a lot of fun, and watching shows. And next thing we knew, it was 4 o’clock, and we’d been out in the sun ALL day with no lotion on, because I forgot to bring it. Because I wasn’t thining about it when covered head to toe this morning.

So my cheeks and nose (of course) are red, as is my neck and the little triangle opening of my shirt. And my left ear. My left side is worse than my right. Oh, and my arms, cause I took the sweater off.

So I look really stupid. Good thing I hadn’t looked too closely at myself before I went out to run errands earlier this evening, or I wouldn’t have gone.

So not only am I all stupidly sunburned, they didn’t even have a stand selling sweet potato french fries. Why did we even bother going?!?

P.s. For the record, read the ad in the paper carefully. They weren’t “disco” dogs, they were “disc” dogs. Not dancing, frisbee. So I had told Junior we were going to see some dancing dogs but really, they weren’t, unless you count the spinning stuff. And then he got it into his head that we could teach this stuff to Phantom, so I had to buy him a kind of soft frisbee thing at PetCo tonight. Because no amount of me explaining the difference between the skills of a 6 year old border collie vs. A 5 month old cockapoo would convince him that it wasn’t going to happen.

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It is nedstat, er, webstats for u. Jerks. Big loser jerk heads. I’d say more, but this is a family-friendly site, which is why getting FILTHY pop-ups when I never ever EVER agreed to such a thing has me flabbergasted. Almost 7 years I used them.

So here are the final stats from those jerks.

Measuring since … 13 October 1998
Total number of page views up till now 212312
Busiest day so far 5 May 2002
Page views 2727
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My Counter? It’s My Counter?

Oh man, I’m not happy. I think that the ads are being served up by the company providing my “free” web stats. I’m 98% sure it’s them, especially when I got an email from Dumper Becky last night that she got an ad when I’d already stripped almost everything off. And then this morning I got one at work. GRRRRRR. Okay, that’s completely sucky and unacceptable. Now I have to grab all my data from their site, and dump their butts. That also means I can put my weather report back up, and I should probably apologize to Google while I’m at it, but heck, it isn’t like I’ve made any money running their ads anyway. So maybe I’ll leave them off. Or change them. I dunno. I’m cranky about the whole thing so maybe I should put off making any decisions.