Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas pictures

Ok, ok, since everyone else has already put Christmas pictures up on their blog, here are some of mine:

James and Mr. C looking awfully good at the Christmas Eve service. We must have just gotten there. I know this did not last.

AM's and angel!

The cousins played on the porch after church. Well, really they ran around screaming. In a good way. I was worried it would keep Santa away...

...but HE CAME!!! Santa brought James a wagon and a dvd player. I think that DVD player is really for Mommy and Daddy.

James sitting at his James-sized table.

New slide. James can finally sit at the bottom of his own slide without bothering anyone!

Friday, December 21, 2007

What we have been up to...

I think the camera is coming back to life! Here is what we have been up to the past month:

James has been on "seek and destroy".

He has been taking everything OFF the Christmas tree.

We went to the Christmas parade in Clemson. James was so excited. "Its after 6:30 and we are still up, we're CRAZY!!"

He loves watching the parades. All that waving!

Maybe we can do New Year cards. Is that allowed?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Top 5 South Park episodes

WARNING: This blog entry is rated M for Mature Audiences only. (that means you, mom)(and grandma, too)

Those people who know me well, even those who know me very well such as those I am married or related to, are surprised that I like South Park. I usually don't like the "stupid funny" movies (ie, wedding crashers, old school). I mean, they are ok, but I wouldn't do see them in a theater. I guess a lot of people think South Park is this "stupid funny". I know I did when it first came out. Let's face it, it is pretty gross at times, but most of the time, it is really smart, satirical, and really funny. So, I would like to present the top five South Park episodes that I have learned the most from.

#1: All About Mormons? A Mormon kid moves to South Park, and it’s up to Stan to kick his ass. But when Stan and his dad meet their new Mormon neighbors, they become fascinated with how genuinely nice they are. While the other boys mock Stan relentlessly for wimping out, Randy forces the rest of his family to become Mormon.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketMoral of the story - Sure, the Mormon religion is weird and Joseph Smith could have made it all up, but for the most part, Mormons are great people who love their family and are involved in the community.

#2: Christian Rock Hard - The boys kick Cartman out of their band. Cartman forms a Christian rock band with Butters and Token in the name of going platinum before his old band does. Meanwhile, the boys learn about the hardships of downloading music for free and go on strike in protest.
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Moral of the story - Ok, maybe I didn't learn anything from this episode. I really see both sides of the music pirating thing, but I did think it was really funny that Cartmen had success adding the word "Jesus" to old songs and forming a Christian rock band.

#3: Vote or Die! PETA demonstrates against the use of a cow as South Park Elementary's mascot, so the student body is forced to choose a new one. As the election approaches, Kyle tries to convince everyone that his candidate, a giant douche, is better than Cartman's nominee, a turd sandwich. Stan refuses to vote because he thinks both mascots are stupid and is run out of town.
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Moral of the story - "...all elections are between a giant douche and a turd sandwich..." Those are the only kinds of people that can make it that far in politics. You still have an obligation to vote.

#4: Make Love Not Warcraft - There's trouble in the online gaming world when a mad gamer won't play by the rules. The boys dedicate their lives to defeating the renegade and saving the World of Warcraft.
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Moral of the story - There are many people who are really good at video games, but by playing them all the time, they end up with no life. And "how can you kill that which has no life?"

#5: Mr. Hankey the Christmas poo - I believe in Mr. Hankey! While South Park Elementary is attempting to stage a nondenominational holiday play that won't offend (or entertain) anyone, Kyle has checked himself into the South Park mental hospital. It's just Christmastime in South Park. In this landmark episode, an unlikely hero saves the day.

Moral of the story - People get all fussin' and fightin' over what can and can't be said that they forget to enjoy this time of the year. Plus, it has the rousing rendition of "Kyle's mom is a stupid bitch"

I have these 5 episodes on my DVR if anyone would like to stop by and see them!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Cards

I don't think we will be sending out Christmas cards this year. It is next to impossible to get James in a good picture, not to mention, a big fat pain to get him in his Christmas outfit. Add to that, we are having some software problems with our camera which makes it a 48 hour process to get pictures off the camera. All of that equals no Christmas cards. So here is some of my attempts as a bloggers Christmas card:

I almost used this one. Had it up for several days, but it is just a tiny bit fuzzy, and the picture is not really what I wanted.
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I love this picture. SO CUTE!! But is it really appropriate for a card? I think the reason he has that expression on his face is because he has an acorn in his mouth.
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Apparently during our photo shoot, James learned to sit down. I really thought I had gotten some good ones of him sitting, but they all turns out to be him in the processed of sitting down or getting up. This is a good one, but it is not centered and looked funny on the card. I could probably fix it with my photo software that doesn't work. Note the way his legs are crossed just so. He did that himself!
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So, barring a photogenic miracle...Merry Christmas from Mark, Kerri, and James!