Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What We've Been Up To

Last weekend, we went to South Padre Island and faked a vacation for a day. We made the obligatory stop at Amberjack's and took the obligatory photo you've already seen here and here. I even managed to wear the same shirt as in the first one:



We managed to make it in time for Sand Castle Days, proudly advertised by many fine sand castle sponsors.





It's a little weird to have Halloween-themed sandcastles, but that's the way down here in the borderlands. We ain't scared of gettin' cold. We're only scared of the chupacabra.



This sand castle has my name on it.




This was the scariest, the old man with the fish. Once Rusty told me that when you get old, you start wrinkling and turning old-looking because death was slowly creeping into your body. I love my husband!




This week we waited until the last minute, but we managed to pull out some Halloween fun this afternoon. We didn't waste our time with knives and pumpkin guts; we drew right on the damn things with brand new Sharpies. Here's this year's line-up of pumpkins:



I won't bother telling you who made which pumpkin because it's obvious, but if you're a moron, here's Rusty holding his.



Here I am with my pumpkins.



I wrote secret ghost messages on the back.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Congrats to Our Friends Amy and Nate, and Their New Bundle of Bundles



Sylvie Baker Oates, born Friday, October 19th, a whopping 10 lbs and 10 ounces, being displayed below:

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Amazing Answers Revealed: and then Tonight We Eat Chicken Nuggets and Revel in our own Flatulance

1. "You could get a taste of bacon."

Ava Spell said this, then we got three or four pieces of bacon apiece.

2. "It's cuz . . ."

Every Pan Am student

3. "I love y'all's house."

Vicki Spell, followed by her wondering why we had separate rooms according to the pictures. We have offices that look like bedrooms!

4. "I didn't even know my belly was showing."

Amy Day Wilkinson, of the cute belly pictured in the last post.

5. "Do we got any more of them muscle shirts?"

Tommy Burton, redneck extraordinaire.

6. "What kind of sandwiches do you like, Rusty?"

Mary Hoffman, making a mental FBI file on Rusty.

7. "I didn't have any Faith Hill CDs, so you know . . . I thought I'd try it out."

Leonard Hoffman, explanation of explanations.

8. "I think I know that bird."

F. Barthelme, about a bird described in a story.

9. "Are you spendin' de night?"

Jason Logan, of Pearl, MS, who didn't want Hattiesburg stealing his uncle any more.

10. "There was deoderant and clippers, right together."

Ava Spell, who keeps track of lost items.

11. "You knoooow, I might wanna go."

Aunt Gwen, who DID go to the wedding.

12. "Why is the Bounty in the box?"

Courtney Ahuja, age 21.

13. "I'ma get gas."

Ashton Spell, age 4, post-Hurricane Katrina, hops in her toy car and says this, having listened to the adults way too much.

14. "Your mama's so pretty."

Melissa Burton on Mary Hoffman.

15. "And that's OK."

Audrey the wedding planner about our weird ideas.

16. "You have BETRAYED Dr. Pepper."

Former Miss Edinburg, Audrey, in class when Rusty brought a Coke.

17. "Five more, Carrie."

Joel the personal trainer

18. "Peter! The Scottish Inn?"

Rie Fortenberry to Peter Brown, wondering why he advised a prospective Center for Writers grad student to stay at the Scottish Inn.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Quips "N Quotes

Now that you've answered the book titles challenge, it's time to take the GLORY!Famous Quotes Challenge. Name the speaker of these entries from the upcoming edition of Bartlett's.

1. "You could get a taste of bacon."

2. "It's cuz . . ."

3. "I love y'all's house."

4. "I didn't even know my belly was showing."

5. "Do we got any more of them muscle shirts?"

6. "What kind of sandwiches do you like, Rusty?"

7. "I didn't have any Faith Hill CDs, so you know . . . I thought I'd try it out."

8. "I think I know that bird."

9. "Are you spendin' de night?"

10. "There was deoderant and clippers, right together."

11. "You knoooow, I might wanna go."

12. "Why is the Bounty in the box?"

13. "I'ma get gas."

14. "Your mama's so pretty."

15. "And that's OK."

16. "You have BETRAYED Dr. Pepper."

17. "Five more, Carrie."

18. "Peter! The Scottish Inn?"

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

GLORY!books

Hey, kids! Our arch-nemesis the Q-Tip man (or possibly his brother) has stolen the authors and titles from the covers of famous books!


"I have stolen the authors, titles, and ISBN numbers!"


This leaves us in a dilly! Can you figure out what books these are supposed to be?! The librarian can't shelf the books if she doesn't know what they're called! Please help us by leaving comments with your guesses for these book titles! There will be no prizes!



ONE




TWO




THREE




FOUR




FIVE




SIX




SEVEN




EIGHT




NINE




TEN




ELEVEN




TWELVE




THIRTEEN




FOURTEEN




FIFTEEN




SIXTEEN




SEVENTEEN




EIGHTEEN




NINETEEN




TWENTY




TWENTY-ONE




TWENTY-TWO




TWENTY-THREE




TWENTY-FOUR




TWENTY-FIVE




TWENTY-SIX


Good luck! We're counting on you!