and Things You Never Noticed in Great Works of Art

I'm "telecommuting" today which means I am working from home in between getting distracted by every "ding" and "ping" notification from my computer… Sheesh… Four hours on the job is going to turn into eight.

I subscribe to the blog because they occasionally have things that I think are funny. One of today's entries is worth re-posting here because it actually made me lol… for real. You can read the whole entry here.

So, the premise is they asked their flock of fans to use Photoshop to show some things we might not have noticed the first time we looked at some of the world's most famous pictures. Heh heh. I'm posting my favorites below, but there are 21 in total. Enjoy!

Hee hee. I think Waldo is my favorite, though Pac Man is pretty funny too. I especially appreciated the subtlety of some of them… I had to think about the astronaut one for a few seconds before I figured it out.

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Mini Family Reunion

My brother and his family (his wife is Vox-er Jean) came east for vacation in July. I got to go see them for an afternoon in a park.

My nephew, Frank, showing one of his many talents. He also plays piano, trumpet, and is taking up trombone.

My neice, Sarah. Jean blogged about her pretty purple hair last month. This is what it looked like after too much exposure to the sun and chlorine. I love it like this!

Nephew #2, Logan. We look like twins in our matching JMU windbreakers. It was raining like crazy which is why we also look like drowned rats.

The twins, Langdon & Trevor. This is one of the very few moments they were both stationary and together long enough to get a picture.

My brother & Jean…

We celebrated my brother's birthday while we were all together. TODAY is his actual birthday. Happy birthday, Kev! Frank made the origami flowers on the cake.

The highlight of the day was the recycled tire playground. It was awesome! So many fun things…

A giant fish piano…

Lots of swings and things to climb on…

But the best part was a zip line. Everyone rode it, even the babies. It was a hoot.

My niece, Marin.

Even though it looks like my brother is doing a lot of helping, it was just the timing of the photo. The twins both rode it all by themselves a bunch of times.

Finally, two videos for your viewing pleasure. The first is called "Frank Goes Flying". Things got a bit rambunctious on the tire swing. Please notice my teeny tiny niece and nephew down in the center of the tires. Also please notice my much bigger and stronger older niece and nephew on the corners of the swing. Please notice the violence with which Frank goes flying. Oh yes, people got hurt, we just didn't get those on tape…

And last, my personal favorite. We managed to convince my mom to try the zip line. Hee hee. Sorry, mom. You know I love you!

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Toilets, Fish, and Foolishness

Happy July, folks!

I am alternating between being tired and cranky and neither makes for uplifting and entertaining bloggage. So I have been practicing avoidance therapy. It works!

What have I been doing lately?

Fixing toilets… check… so proud of myself!


Finding a new home for my fish tank. Here it is at my place and in process of being dismantled…


And in its new home… GORGEOUS!

And going to good bye parties and social gatherings. Some of the shenanigans…

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Since I was silly enough to let it slip that I did synchronized swimming in college, my colleagues honored me with a routine of their own… This was truly one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. The best part is how serious they all are.

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Enlarge this if you can't read what's on the back of the truck…

I'll wait…

Ok, so…WTF?

First of all, what is "technical" animal fat? And please tell me there are not people out there waiting for the tanker truck full of non-technical animal fat to pull up outside their house and unload. Ummm… Ewwww…..

This truck traveled up Interstate 81 for about four hours last week when I was going to UConn. Well, I assume it was the same truck. But I suppose there may be bunches of technical trucks buzzing around. Could be. I suppose.

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