Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Title? Title? Nah, I Got Nothin

This dog has nothing to do with anything, but holy hell look at his face.




My mom has an iPad. My mom. I have a two year old iTouch, and a hand me down computer, but my mom now has an iPad. Not that I'm jealous or anything, I'm very happy for her.


My mom.

randomtuesday

We had a brief snow day last week so we bundled Finn up for his first experience with snow.



A heinous Canadian terrorist bent on God know what was stopped at the American border last week only moments before contaminating the land of the free and home of the brave with her car load of nefarious  contraband. And what was she smuggling? Weapons grade plutonium? Low cost pharmaceuticals? Or a Kinder Surprise?

That's right, she was stopped and fined $300 for trying to cross the border with a child's toy wrapped inside a delicious chocolate egg. Apparently the United States government has decided the toy inside the egg is a choking hazard. Fair enough, but if you've ever tried to open one of those f@%#g eggs for one of your children you'll know the real hazard is to the parent, not the child.


I always get complaint when I don't post something Star Wars related..




My sister in law got me these really nice pants from JCrew a while back and I just wore them for the first time yesterday. They are comfy as hell and look great, but they have the craziest... um, buttony uppy thing. There's the fly and the button but then there's this whole other strap-like attachment that you have to button up before you zip. It's like a built in chastity belt. The hell?


More crochet magic. Unless it's knit. Whatever.



And finally, in honour of our host Keely, snow zombie.


47 comments:

  1. Kinder Eggs are indeed a thing to be feared. Silly damn government. They come with a warning for pete's sake. Witht hat sort of logic, they should ban all toys and foods that present a choking hazard. How many kids a year choke on hot dogs, grapes, m&ms, skittles and the like...and they aren't banned.

    Kinder Eggs are very popular here and I find it funny that the hyper-reactive UK government hasn't jumped on this bandwagon. Better go out and buy up all the eggs just in case.

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  2. Thanks for the disclaimer, at first I thought maybe one of the boys had morphed into a goofy looking dog or you were going for an analogy. Obviously, I need more coffee.

    Love the knitted (?) thing.

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  3. Some days it can be very embarrassing being an American. I now want to see these Kinder Eggs (I've never heard of them). When we were coming back from Calgary, we had to put up with idiocy from the Border Guard; tons of questions about where we were going (?). They didn't appreciate my smartass reply of "Uh...home. You're holding our US Passports."

    You must stop with all the awesome crochet!

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  4. Zombie snow men FEAR the HOCKEY STICK!!!

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  5. I'm thinking that zombie snowman was a cathartic exercise. I am sharpening my hockey stick right now, though. What an awesome weapon. Finn looked like he was ready to continue with the snow. I had forgotton how Canadian you sound.

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  6. Ahh, you bring the awesome randomness, Canada-style. I dig it. Great way to start my morning. Time to go whack some zombies...

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  7. dude he took out that snow man...smiles. um wondreing what makes the dog smile so much...ha fun first snow...we did it

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  8. You really need to teach Finn the dangers of yellow snow before it's too late.

    BTW, the dog almost has a Yoda look about him.

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  9. That dog was much more enthusiastic about the snow than Finn was! Of course, Finn only got his lips frozen, he didn't get to clobber a snow zombie.

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  10. Kinder surprise? I've never even heard of it before now.

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  11. Watch out!!! Boycottamericanwomen could be coming to a town near you, because apparently he can't get any American women to date him.

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  12. and he's too chickensh*t to give access to his blog. wimp.

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  13. Your son is a zombie killing hero!!

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  14. My kids loved that Star Wars/Dora video. We've watched it four times already. So thanks for that.

    And if zombies rise I know where I'm headed.

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  15. Gosh, Mr. Boycott American Women is such a lovely individual, I can't imagine why he's still single!! *eye roll*

    And the kinder egg thing? Yeah, well you know apparently we Americans are so stupid we have to have warning labels on everything. I mean, this is a country where a woman successfully sued McDonald's because she spilled coffee on herself and it was HOT and it BURNED her, and she said there wasn't a proper warning label on it...

    Can I move to Canada? Then I can date Mr. Wonderful up there.

    *snort*

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  16. That Boycott American Women douche was commenting on my blog too. Fucktard.

    Anyway, someone should let border patrol know that the Kinder eggs are RAMPANT in Savannah! We have them everywhere! Some Canadian has infiltrated and is trying to choke all of our children!! AHHHHH!

    But really, I do love those eggs. There is just something about a toy inside an egg...makes eating chocolate so much more delightful!

    That was an amazing zombie kill. His hockey stick is being put to grand use!

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  17. Those bull dogs are adorable. They apparently suffer somewhat with the underbite inbreeding. That's what I've heard anyway.

    Your son's face is also adorable. He looks as I would eating snow w/o flavoring. How 'bout a little cherry or lemon & make it a snowcone?

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  18. What the heck is a Kinder Egg?!? I must research them, like NOW! Finn, ADORABLE!

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  19. Burger King once dropped a kid's prize in the US because of a choking incident. It was a Poke-e-ball. Somehow a kid managed to suffocate himself on half of a ball, essentially a tiny plastic bowl. Our kids are special, by which I mean short bus special.

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  20. cute image..
    love the dog.
    best regards for your 2011...
    keep smiling.

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  21. Good to know I logged onto the webs today to see your kid beat the holy water out of a snow zombie. Truly magical.

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  22. The dog scares me!
    I want to see a pic of the pants!
    Keely can rest now that the snow zombies are desroyed!
    Mmmm...mmmm...haven't had the kinder surprise but my kids LOVE Kinder Bueno!

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  23. your mom has a blog wow too cool
    so i have to pop over to her too
    and follow i bet

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  24. Haha! He's ready for them zombies!

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  25. That is one crazy dog!

    I'm jealous of your mom! I want an iPad too!

    I can't believe she was fined $300 for candy egg. Ridiculous!

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  26. Okay, so the dog just made my day: )

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  27. Hmm. I wonder if Mr. Boycott knows you're in Canada. Loled at the Star Wars 'We Did It,' thanks for that - count me as one of those people that just reads your blog for the star wars content.

    Just kidding. Zombie snowmen rock.

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  28. I want that dog! No, wait. I want to BE that dog. Yes.

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  29. I agree with the choking hazard to grownups. I try to pry that thing open with my mouth, the thought that it will project back into my throat and kill me comes to mind every time. At Easter you can buy one 1 foot long! Try to get that sucker open.

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  30. Good to hear from you Mr. Update on the little?

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  31. That kid has got some fine chopping skills - perfect for the zombie 'pocalypse.

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  32. Oh Kinder eggs.

    I love them. My uncle once gave me 50 of them as a birthday gift. My dad? Wanted to kill him.

    I totally got sidetracked from your post by, first of all, the bulldog. I'm still looking at him. Look at that face.

    Secondly, by the child. And his adorableness.

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  33. Hockey stick. BRILLIANT.

    Not sure about that boycott guy. He was on my blog too. Is it a pickup line, because I'm not american? So confused. (But not too confused to delete his comment.)

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  34. I was going to say that I wanted your mom to adopt me, but apparently that doesn't mean I would get an ipad too.

    And, that will teach you Canadians to try to bring Eggs of Mass destruction into our country. The Chocolate shrapnal from those could take out a small village.

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  35. I am convinced that all I need now is a zombie snowman and a hockey stick, plus maybe a loaded egg grenade to lob across the Rio Grande. Yeah, that's it, I'm not gonna take it anymore! Grr. That dog's face? Is what mine looks like right now.

    I could get to like this randomness.

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  36. I'm not sure which I love more. The snarl or the angle of the hat.

    Rave reviews for [the zombie snowman movie thing]:

    Show me another one of those!
    -George Hood

    Mommy - you're mean [in response to my "no - now I have to commment"].
    -George Hood

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  37. My boyfriend got a five legged, one earred, flattened green flocked rabbit inside his kinder egg this Christmas. It did look like it would choke a child. Intentionally.

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  38. That dog is HAPPY, leave him alone. Love all the videos. Always a welcome addition to any post. In my house, it's not "the hell," it's "the fuck." Going to see The Civil Wars on Thursday... you jealous?

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  39. Dog. Love it.

    Kid. Super friggin' love him. I especially like snow abusing babies. For fun, of course.

    The Dora/Star Wars. Epic.

    Rock the RTT.

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  40. Ah, young Highlander practicing on a zombie snowman. There can be only one!

    Oh my goodness, that dog! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Hahahahahahaha

    I read that article about the Kinder Surprise. $250 to store it? What the--!

    Tuesdays are always happier because of you, Cap'n.

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  41. Love the Dora/Star wars.

    And the Kinder Egg? Just another example of our government dollars hard at work. You're Welcome.

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  42. Oh, she probably got fined for trying to bring nasty tasty chocolate into the states. I hate those things. But I have many american friends who find them charming and some european friends, living in the states, who find the chocolate delicious. They are mad of course. I wouldn't eat that chocolate during my worst PMS.

    My point is, I take them down all the time. That is INSANE. A $300 fine. What crap.

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  43. The whole Kinder egg thing is extreme sillyness. And not in a happy fun way. They were pulled from shelves around here TWO weeks before last Easter. Which made my little guy furious. He loves those things. We got some sent in from Germany for his birthday (yea cousins). Now, it seems some bozo smuggled in cocaine in plastic easter eggs, right before Christmas, and all kinder eggs are banned. The cousin sent a huge box with many kinder eggs for Christmas. We never got it. I hope the customs people choked on them.

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  44. I saw the kinder egg thing a while back and had to stop my eyes from rolling around in my head like cherries in a slot machine. Good grief. Sure, you can own a gun, but kinder eggs? NO WAY! Far too dangerous. My government at work.
    My mom got an iPhone the other day. What is the world coming to?

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  45. Man, I'm wishing we had snow in FL so I could let the kids loose with hockey sticks too. Somewhere to direct their aggression. Our new pad is 10 min from the beach so we had them smashing sandcastles over the weekend, I suppose it's kind of the same.

    Finn is adorable. And so grown up. You sure you got the right kid?

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  46. Glad you made room for that Star Wars jewel. And I'm just flat out perplexed by this egg that hatches a toy thing.

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.