Thursday, June 29, 2006

New Dog Varieties

I realize this is a forward, and as such undoubtedly lame, but I feel that its qualities fit in with our particular world view, or weltanshaung, if you will. I feel that there's room on this blog for forwards if they make you actually chuckle. I know you will bear with me on this.
With Shaky Self-esteem,

Collie + Lhasa Apso
Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy transport

Spitz + Chow Chow
Spitz-Chow, a dog that throws up a lot

Pointer + Setter
Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet

Great Pyrenees + Dachshund
Pyradachs, a puzzling breed

Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso
Peekasso, an abstract dog

Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer Spaniel
Irish Springer, a dog fresh and clean as a whistle

Newfoundland + Basset Hound
Newfound Asset Hound, a dog for financial advisors

Terrier + Bulldog
Terribull, a dog that makes awful mistakes

Bloodhound + Labrador
Blabador, a dog that barks incessantly

Malamute + Pointer
Moot Point, owned by... oh, well, it doesn't matter anyway

Collie + Malamute
Commute, a dog that travels to work

Friday, June 23, 2006


(The title of the post is a link to the voting as it stands now)

Do you SEE all those Yankees on the roster for the All Star Game???? Are we going to allow that?????

Ok, so for some WACKED reason people think that A-Rod can actually play, and he's wayyyy ahead of Mike Lowell, the greatest third baseman in the league. There's only one way to deal with that pansy.

But Cano is only a little ahead of Mark Loretta--we can change that! And we simply have to put aside our lesser prejudices and vote for Tejada. I know it hurts, Deirdre, but would you rather have that J-Lo-wannabe Jeter on the team???? You have to do what's right, not what's easy. I think we can make that sacrifice.

Voting ends June 29, 2006 at 11:59pm. Vote at

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Once Upon A Time a Turtle

Deirdre to Mom: Hi Mum
Mom to Deirdre: There's a hugh turtle in the front yard!
Deirdre to Mom: A turtle?
Mom to Deirdre: Yeah! Go look!

Deirdre to Bridget: C'mon Bridget! Let's go look at the turtle!

Can you find the turtle in the picture?

Deirdre to Bridget: Wow that thing's huge!
Bridget to Deirdre: I know!
Deirdre to Bridget: Oh my gosh there are a bajillion mosquitoes out here!
Bridget to Deirdre: I know!
Deirdre to Mosquitoes: Ew! Ack! Argg! Die! Gross! Go Away!
Deirdre to Bridget: Ew it's wicked buggy! They're eating me!
Bridget to Deirdre: I know! Ew!
Deirdre to Briget: Alright, let's see if we can get some pictures...

Can you see the turtle now?

Deirdre to Bridget: Shoot! The camera's about to run out of batteries. Stupid camera! Ow!
Bridget to Deirdre: Aw! Haha, look at him!
Deirdre to Bridget: I know he's so funny! And huge! Arg these bugs are everywhere!
Bridget to Deirdre: I know!
Deirdre to Camera: C'mon! C'mon!
Turtle to Disruptive Girls: ________________

This turtle's no joke. That shell is bigger and shinier than a bald Lawler head or, say, a sizable platter.

Mom to Girls (from porch): Don't get too close!
Bridget to Mom: What?
Mom to Girls: Don't get to close!!
Deirdre to Self: I'm feeling about as threatened by this turtle as I usually feel by a moss-covered golf cart without wheels.
Girls to Mom: Okay!
Bridget to Deirdre: Did you get one really close up! Look at his funny face!
Deirdre to Bridget: Eh, the camera's dying on me. Ow! The bugs are eating me alive!
Bridget to Deirdre: Look at him! Haha! He's like, "ooo" "eh?" "hey!" "wow!"
Deirdre to Bridget: Yeeaah.
Deirdre to Self/Bugs: &@(*!#$!*

Deirdre to Suki: Hey Suki, there's a huge turtle outside! You should go see it!

Friday, June 09, 2006

The End of an Era

Have you ever seen such a cute bunch of kids? Sadly, these pictures mark the last dance performance of this year and all my five years of teaching. I'll miss them! Just look at them!

I may or may not be standing on my absolute tip-toes in this picture, in order to compete with some students who may or may not actually tower over me.

Here's what my students got to remember the classes by:

Bridget pretty much hasn't taken hers off since she got it after the performance.

Nick's role model in a judge....

Lawyers Won't End Squabble, So Judge Turns to Child's Play....

a must read, trust me.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Dance quotes

Here is a fun compilation of dance quotes. Some are cuter than others. But they're all pretty good.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Gotta love the Sox

Even when they lose...

Asked if Beckett has any health issues, manager Terry Francona said, ``No. He had some hit issues. But not health issues."