20 July 2014

Chess Camp!

Emperor has just returned from the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess, where he's attended camp with GM Var Akobian.  He had such a great time.
The camp is held in Lindsborg, Kansas, which was settled by Swedes.  Want to see police and fire signs in Swedish?  Your town.  It's also populated with lots of horses like this.  They're called "Dala Horses."
The town is called "Little Sweden" and there are Swedish craft shops, Swedish restaurants, and the local high school team is called... The Swedes. 
Emperor really wants to move here.  If I have to leave the big city, I want a house like this one.

08 July 2014

German Man Misinterprets "Party-Pooper."

07 July 2014

New Hairdo Happening... Soon.

I've been after Emperor for a WHILE about letting me cut his hair.  He'll twist it so that it looks all burnt up and tangled after a time.  Finally, when I mentioned haircuts today?  He said he'd be willing to get one soon.  And the reason is... he got his finger caught in the twists, so... he just cut it out.  Right next to the scalp. 

Sure hope he likes the buzz cut look because we're not stylin' it like Friar Tuck.

05 July 2014

Ghost Selfie!

A  Romanian woman swears her grandmother took a selfie from hell.  Or something. 

I don't know how she got a hold of an iPhone, but apparently if you don't give tons of money to the church on behalf of the dead each year?  They are in biiiiig trouble and can't make it to heaven.

Grandma had to have a snake wrapped around her neck in the afterworld. I have to say, although she just looked like a normal kerchief-wearing old lady in real life, she rocks the selfie look now that she's dead.  I guess she was "punished" by being forced to look like a heavy death metal rock star waif, which actually is a pretty kewl look if you ask me.  I mean compared to the kerchief and wrinkles thing.

Anyway.  Somehow the grand-daughter got this picture on her telephone while she was cooking doughnuts, which is spiritually significant.  Fortune-tellers and pastors in that local area say you need to bring doughnuts to the cemetary every day for a while so your loved ones can go to heaven.  Or something.  I'm not really clear on my theology. 

Wanna see pics?  Here you go.

03 July 2014

Little Free Library!

My friend painted this Little Free Library box in Vigo County, Indiana.  It will travel with the United Way's Mobile Market, providing low-cost fruits and vegetables to residents at each stop.  Little Free Libraries are a great idea... you take a book and leave a book. 

02 July 2014

How Can a Black Person Be a Republican?

I mean, it's impossible, right?  She must hate her own kind.  She must be secretly white.  She must deserve the racist vandalism... she is a sell-out, she's the GOP token black sheep pimping out their anti-LGBTQRSZXW and racist agenda, and so on.  I had no idea that political parties are chosen for each of us at birth based on our race, religion, and socioeconomic status.  Thankfully, random commenters on the internetz have clued me in. 

I know zero about this lady, but think as little about her detractors as I did about the ones who didn't vote for Obama ONLY because of his race. I also love the comments about how our "floppy eared potus and his ghetto wife have embarrassed this country." 

Ahhh... politics in 2014.  I'm so glad we're discussing the issues like mature adults.

01 July 2014

Muffin Tin Madness!

Ohhh you knew that I couldn't just buy a muffin TIN.  I bought Polish pottery!  Woodjie picked out this Christmas pattern on the computer.  We are using them to separate foods and make trying new little bites of things exciting!

Rose picked out a pattern that cost nearly a million dollars!  (Or close to it.)  It has to weigh at least five pounds, I swear.  When the children were done with everything in the cups, I put ice cream in one of the remaining spots.  Yum!

Emperor was jealous of all the picture-taking and said, "Take a picture of me guzzling all the applesauce!"  Ok, then.  Do you use muffin tins for your meals?  There are super-creative ideas all over the internet, but here's one to get you started.