Sunday, August 09, 2009

Chatting With My Sister

My Sister: That's ok I will call u after I get home. I'm by myself again. I'll be HOME ALONE!!!

Me: You have to do the Macaulay Culkin face.

My Sister: I am.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

We Went Through Considerably Less Red Tape Than Angelina Jolie

It's official. Please join us in welcoming our new child:

George Allen That's Not Yours O'Brien

Sunday, December 16, 2007

You Know You've Hosted A Good Holiday Party When...

Scene: The Next Morning

Guest: Do you know where my clothes are?

Host: They're upstairs on the living room floor.

Guest: Really? Are you sure they're mine?

Host: Yeah. Your name tag is on them.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Newest Member of Rowdy Acre

Meet George. He's temporarily ours. We're fostering this sweet boy and working on finding him a great home.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Even The Animals Party Hard At Rowdy Acre

So much to post. Huge backlog. A little overwhelming, but I hope to start getting stuff up here soon. For now, please enjoy the doggie pic.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


You might be a redneck if your Dad breaks out the remote controlled Fart Machine during Thanksgiving dinner.

Seriously. I can't make this shit up.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I'll Be Thankful If It Doesn't Stick

Remember when snow was nothing but fun? And now it's just "Oh crap when the hell did it starting snowing. I still have to go to the store to get potatoes for the potluck. Does the car have gas? The power will probably go out tonight. Where are my YakTrax? Dammit it's cold. Grumble grumble grumble...snow."

But I'm not so much of a scrooge that I didn't take The Dog O-U-T to play F-R-I-S-B-E-E in the first snow of the year. She just looks so damn cute with the icy stalactites hanging from her belly hair and the snotsicles coming out of her nose.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

I Am Weak

Today I fell victim to the cuteness. How much cuteness, you ask? This much...

Yes, that is the National Zoo's baby panda and yes, I went to the zoo this morning specifically to see him. (I know at least one of my readers is gagging right now.) To counter balance today's shameful adoration of the little charismatic megavertebrate, I trekked over to the small mammal house to pay special attention to the naked mole rats.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Boo! And Also Boo!

Is it a hurricane? Is it an alien? Is it a plant? Is it a Christmas tree?'s a jellyfish!

This is my second favorite Halloween costume. (The first favorite being when I was 4 years old and dressed up like Donna Fargo. I loved her. I think I wanted to be her. I was an odd little child.)

The third night of Boo At The Zoo was yesterday. Thousands of happy halloweeny people running around a zoo with a spooky makeover, getting treats, and having fun with animals? Sign me up! This is the stuff I live for. The most exciting part was when a little girl ran up to the Invert Exhibit entrance and screamed "Yay! You're a jellyfish!" And I looked at her and screamed, "Yay! You're a jellyfish, too!" We compared costumes and decided we were definitely the two coolest people there.

The Dog didn't have a costume this year. We still have the e-collar from when she had surgery and contemplated putting that on her so she could be Direct TV. But every time we discussed it, she gave us THE LOOK. She didn't, however, get out of Halloween fun completely...