Thursday, April 5, 2012


Me (while watching a bug documentary): Sophie, the grasshopper's dead.
Sophie: It is?
Me: yep.
Sophie: Well then that spider is poopy.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Zombie

I've decided that this Halloween, I am going to be a zombie. I've also decided that I'm going to go around the neighborhood solo without gathering candy after it gets dark so I can pretend to be the real thing. The following is a list of things I'll do to make my costume more realistic. Please tell me what are good ideas and what are bad ideas.

1. I won't wear glasses.
2. I'll break a red glow stick and smear part of the insides on my eyelids so they glow red.
3. I'll wear red contacts.
4. I'll have a fake scar on my neck.
5. I'll wear fake tooth rot.
6. I'll wear makeup on my face, on my arms, and between my feet and my knees.
7. I'll get a cheap suit (as cheap as I can find, anyway) and make a bunch of rips and holes in it.
8. I'll place rotting meat in my pockets so I attract flies and smell bad.
9. I hope to have a really bad haircut so it looks like my hair is falling out.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


the other day, we went to see cirque du soleil's ovo preformance at chicago. it was definitely worth the six hours in the car, especially the three hours during which i got to play video games. the preview is here.


Mom: Ethan, what do you want on your beans and rice?
Ethan: Video games!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

i'm moving!

here is were i am right now.

here is were i will be at the beginning of august.
at least i get ten hours a day of non-stop video games.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Sophie (holding up a colored pencil): will this get ink on me?

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Mom: Let's go find Emma.
random little girl: Who's Emma?
Mom: My daughter.
Little girl: Oh. Is she a boy or a girl?

Notice the "she."