Friday, September 25, 2009

oh, those nutty madcap lutherans

dropping thing two off at preschool, i noticed a flyer for an upcoming church stewardship event. in addition to the usual what, where, when info, it included this enticing come-on:
youth projects!
oh, and everything garrison keillor says about lutherans and norwegians is true.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

information is beautiful

my new favorite web site, information is beautiful, puts difficult issues into clear visual images, like this:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

the lord works in mysterious ways. or maybe not so mysterious.

thing two attends preschool in a church near our house. as i was walking her in today, i saw an elegant older woman in a snazzy silver suv coming through the parking lot. the lot has big yellow posts at the end of each row of parking spaces, and as this woman rounded one of the poles, she scraped the entire side of her suv along it. we're talking a yellow striped dent two feet high and five feet long.

i felt so bad for her. then, when i came back to my car, i noticed a bumper sticker on the suv. it said:
REPUBLICANS: because not everyone can be on welfare
and then i didn't feel bad at all.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

sibling revelry

my brother just sent my daughters matching skirts for their birthdays.

musical skirts.

musical skirts that play the macarena OVER AND OVER AND OVER.

i should have beat him up less when we were kids. or maybe more.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

let's do the time warp again

and who stole my other baby and replaced her with a preschooler?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

time warp

ok, who stole my baby and left this huge kindergartener in her place?