when I started this blog five years ago, I was a pet sitter and the name animal-crackers made sense. now I'm a stay-at-home-dad and freelance writer, but rather than confuse everyone by getting a different blog, it's just easier to keep posting things here.

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Recliner

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Saturday, May 13, 2006


It's Election Saturday again in Texas, and Andrea is busy blogging. Not at her usual site. Instead you can find her poetic works at, well, work.

Old news

Democracy on Saturday

Color chaos!


Red, white and hue
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Dear Tommy

Oh Tommy boy. What've you done this time?

According to a recent USA/Gallup poll, Tom Cruise's popularity has taken a beaten. About 51 percent of America think he's retarded. Only 35 percent think not.

Tommy, maybe it's time to call someone special, someone who can expand your horizons and massage your thetan.

It's time to call George B.

True, he is the only person in America who is less popular than you. But you two might have a lot in common. For instance, you both like to pretend your spies. And you both like to kill bunnies and sleep with 10-year-old boys from Thailand.

In fact, you two should run together in 2008. You'd have to headline, of course, since he's maxed out his Chucky Cheese points.

Yes, vote Cruise-Bush -- because even unpopular, heroin-smoking half-wits need a job.
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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Joshie turned 4 years old last week, and on Saturday he got a big party.

Nearly 40 people showed up. Mostly because of Josh, but a few wanted to see the animals from the Capital Area Zoo.

Since it was Josh's special day, he was the zookeeper's special helper. Here he is petting a chinchilla and her two babies.

Everyone got to see a baby wallaby, a blue-and-gold macau, a python, African pied crow and a blue-tongued lizard named Sausage.

Afterward, we enjoyed cupcakes (courtesy Andy) and Josh opened his presents.

Perhaps the cutest moment was at the end of the animal presentation. Josh raised his hand. The zookeeper said "Yes Josh, you have something to say?"

"I just want to say this is the best birthday party ever."
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