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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

first day of school

Monday was back to school for Joshie. First grade!

His new teacher makes all of the students wait in line. He greets eat kid and chats for a minute. Here's Josh waiting to go in.

And it was Dylan's first day in pre-school. It's a special program for kids with disabilities. We always knew Dylan was behind the curve, because of his prematurity. But we were a little shocked to find he's in the 2 percentile for cognitive, social and language ability.

Still, Dylan's new teacher is excite by curiosity and eagerness to learn. He should be ready for kindergarten in a couple short years.

Here he is with his backpack.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Dylan's birthday

His big pink cake...

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his new toy box ...

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...and the box it came in

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

another funny ad

I did a blog entry a week or so ago about a ridiculous craigslist ad. Well, here's another one.

Seeking Assistant Female Script-Writer w Mac & Final Draft Software (Austin/San AntoniO)
Reply to: trixul@yahoo.com
Date: 2008-08-20, 5:49PM CDT

Currently Seeking Assistant Script Writer w Mac Computer & Final Draft Software
who is interested in working closely with me on writing the Screenplay for my next film entitled, Destiny of the Spirit.

It is a story about a young girl who is visited in the Dreamstate by her Grandmother to come find her. Hope to work with a Woman who has a vivid imagination in developing the female heroine. The Story is a cross between the Lord of the Rings, the Matrix, Children of Men & Harry Potter. To be shot in Mexico, Thailand, India, Europe, and New York.

If you are familiar with all these films and want to get involved in a fantastic longterm project, please contact me.

Fernando del Sol
contact me at: fernando@peyotepictures.com

It's too early in the morning for me to add commentary worth reading. I'll just let the ad speak for itself.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

bouncy ball

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Quickly Expanding Company recruiting for a gifted writer based in Austin for ongoing business

We are a marketing team situated for awesome upswing

The optimum people need to possess an incrediable assignments morality, and crave to flourish. No prior experience needed, but you need to be willing to work to deadlines and follow guidelines.

That's from an ad on craigslist. Seriously? What kind of ass hat posts an ad like that?
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Saturday, August 09, 2008

overheard on the playground

I took Dylan to the park yesterday. While he was climbing around on the playscape, I overheard a group of kids who were playing house beneath the playscape.

They were boys and girls, ages 6-10, and they were still negotiating who was playing which role. Apparently a misunderstanding erupted between two of them.

"Let's just put it this way," the girl said. "My husband ... is dead!"

"Oh," said the boy, "so you're a widow!"


But even funnier was the 7-year-old girl who insisted...

"I'm the 5 year old!"

And then she spent the next five minutes crying and wailing while her "parents" told her to shut up.
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Friday, August 08, 2008

a little fuzzy

But still a good picture...

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