Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Hamilton, Burr, Peanut Butter. Remember this commercial?

Today is the 200th anniversary of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. I can never think of this event (or those men, really) without thinking of this commercial:

Original “got milk?” commercial – Who shot Alexander Hamilton?

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I just love the look on his face.


No, I’d rather eat off the floor, thanks.

We feed our dogs in the kitchen, but apparently Missy doesn’t care for this arrangement. Most days she drags her bowl into the living room and dumps it on the carpet.
My best guess is that she does this to keep Quinn from eating her food, or at least to slow him down if he tries. She likes to eat slowly and if Quinn has already emptied his bowl, he’s likely to move on to hers if it’s still sitting there. If it’s spread out on the living room floor, he might eat a piece or two, but she still gets most of it.

Do your pets have odd quirks like this?

Twinkly Christmas awesomeness

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My phone is set to back up my photos to my Google+ account. Occasionally, Google+ will apply “Auto Awesome” to some of my photos. Apparently, turning Christmas lights into a twinkly gif is one of the options I didn’t know about (it may only be temporary for the holidays, I don’t know). I took some pictures of the tree in our front yard the other night, and Google+ turned one into a lovely gif.

That’s no manger scene, it’s a space station!

Jon Acuff posted a picture today of what his kids did to their manger scene, with this comment:

I took a photo. Here it is. I hope it makes you feel better
about your own parenting. I am worse than you.

via What my kids did to our manger scene.

If that’s bad parenting, well…he’s not alone. I might even have beaten him.

You see, this is what the adults do to the manger scene in our house:


Jon, you’ve got nothing to worry about. 🙂

Anybody else want to share? I’d love to hear about other *ahem* “unconventional” manger scenes.