Monday, December 29, 2014

My boy opened a present to find a book on minecraft battle tactics.

My boy opened a present to find a book on minecraft battle tactics. Inside the book a strange rectangle object of mystery fell on the floor. "What is this?" he looked at it in the light with wonder."It's a bookmark" Olive told our space age kid who mostly reads screens."Hmm, good idea", he said as he put it in his backpack, opened his laptop, clicked open a new file, named it "Arcane 20th century reading equipment" typed a quick description of it's size and reported use, closed the file and then drag dropped the whole folder in the recycle bin. Closed laptop. And is now reading his book.

the Portland song







Saturday, December 27, 2014

Grampa Ed. played a really funny joke on me.

 I take a lightbulb burning out as a challenge to up my vision skills and lower my carbon footprint. When Grampa came to help us clean for the visiting dignitaries, he put bulbs in all the sockets. We went from a 5 bulb house to a 15! Someone turned the kitchen light on and from the other room I thought a fire broke out. I ran in freaking out to Ed laughing and rightfully looking at me like I was chicken Little. Thank you for the elbow grease Ed! And thanks for throwing my rods and cones a curve.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Lyle's doc about us. :) To see this video click the blue button.


Olive & Dingo from Lyle Kopnicky on Vimeo.

avoid rage

I'm a tactical thinker and i see rage as impractical most of the time. 

Ya gotta have pride in your operations and find the wherewithal to know that an emotional response isn't playing to win. 

Say to yourself "Ha, I ain;t going down like that sucka". 
Let it go if you can't make a clever move. 

A lot of the time the situation self corrects.

 Ya gotta let it. 
At least take a moment to regroup to attack when the odds are in your favor. 

Rage evolved from fight or flight and if you are saving babies from tigers it can come in handy, 
if not, give em a pass.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

doin da dishez!


People say crazy stuff to me a lot

A guy on the street tells me, "Hey your the guy called Dingo right?" I agree.
 Then he say's
 "You look just like yourself!"
 That was an odd thing to say as well as an odd thing to hear.
I would like to thank my parents and a grant from ancestral DNA for making me possible today.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Olive made a soap sculpture that looks like pie.

 Our 8YO boy sez "Looks good enough to eat". She tells him "Don't do that, it's soap" He forgets and as soon as she is away he darts in and eats some. Then he freaks out...y'know... cuz he just ate soap. We start taking care of him "Are you ok little buddy?" and he sez "Yeah, there's a party in my mouth but everyone is throwing up".

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wedlocks: Olive Rootbeer and Dingo Dizmal wedding, MORE pics pilfered from friends!

Olive and her new Texans.

My father in law, he looks thrilled. :)

olive's grandma, Raggedy Ann, aunt Rosie (as herself) and Grandmas twin Dorothy

Mah Mother in law!

The gal who introduced us. Lookin great M.B.

my best man Lisa Loving




my new father in law isn't so sad after all. :)




chinasport




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wedlocks: Olive Rootbeer and Dingo Dizmal wedding, Up early prepping two venues.






VA volunteer army arrive.









lighting experts Nathan Bennet and Gordo Gaude

bike parking by Brian Sysfail





kid craft station



perfect, now to the Clinton for another round with some same and some different crews.





This journey couldn't be done without  donations and lots of volunteers. It was fun and a labor of love. The wedding is over but the bills are still coming in, wanna pitch in? :)


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wedlocks: Olive Rootbeer and Dingo Dizmal wedding, Pics pilfered from friends!

The theme was re-use and toys, This kid nailed it!
Gold Star, you win the wedding.

Entering the reception pavilion.


Tons of folks tuned in from all around the marble.

I love Frogman's killer dress up duds.

Cake slayer!!


Stage manager Brynn getting me ready to roll.

one of our favorite family's ever!

facepainter extrordinare

we think they won the wedding contest we never held.


Olive's grandpa, Santa's wife.






Dancing with Dad

My Mom!


not yet married (no antlers)






Our favorite Profesional fairy godmother. "Gypseycab"