Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy New Year!

Ok, I know that it's 10 days late, but lets look at some resolutions! Which ones did you keep? What are your new resolutions for 2013?

These were our resolutions from last year:

I've only got one requirement of myself - everything else comes secondary. This year, my resolution is:

Don't be late.

I still want to hit some outdoor activities this year. At least two of:
big bike ride
hiking with camping in the wild
water skiing

Remember my google password so that I can post here.
Learn Spanish (Madie and Gwen- looks like we need to do something about this!)
Go outside everyday- more than just to the car.
Go on that big bike ride with Dad
Mess around in a canoe "because there is nothing half so fine as..."
I will finish the school year with B&S with a bang, not a whimper.

Learn to knit.
Also try to learn Spanish with the boys.
Procrastinate less.
Get outside every day.
Keep with the free medical clinic.
Go on adventures.

Take a shower every day
 Exercise every day, with at least 5 days including cardio
Keep my hair short and neat
Learn more about feminism (I've started off by buying Simone De Beauvoir's "The Second Sex")
Learn Spanish
Stop eating processed sugar

  Personally, the only resolution I kept was learning about feminism, mostly because that was something that I could do quickly. I guess that I kept my hair pretty short, but not always neat. And I barely learned any Spanish. No worries, though! This year I have only 1 resolution:
 - Care more about myself (meaning saying "no" when I don't think that I should do something, considering the consequences of things for myself as well as for other people, and make decisions that are good for me, mind and body, even if they're unpleasant or might make other people unhappy).

How about you all?

Monday, December 03, 2012


Can everybody post any special wants/needs for presents? If you guys don't ask I will just get you random books that look like fun to read. I love books, earrings, food, and everything anybody makes! Matthew and mark like legos (especially hoobit themed), art supplies, sparkly things, comic books and graphic novels and actually everything plastic, with small pieces, or usable for dress up. Matt is a mystery I think he likes food and graphic tee shirts and is just starting to listen to classical music. Rosie, if you had the urge to print a copy of your comic that is on paintlings, I would love it SO much. hugs and kisses

Sunday, November 11, 2012


So, thanksgiving at my house!

Maybe we can organize some food stuffs here.

Mom is providing a turkey that I will be cooking here.

Dad has offered to bring pies.

I will be making cranberry things.

Gwen has offered some side dishes.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Hey everyone! I'm looking to expand my music tastes/library. What are your 5 favorite songs or artists?

These are probably (maybe?)  my favorite songs (though they change a lot depending on my mood, what I'm listening to a lot, what I've listened to too much, and what I've discovered recently), in no particular order:

Soul Love - David Bowie
Holland 1945 - Neutral Milk Hotel
Gangsta - tUnE yArDs
On This Tidal Wave of Young Blood - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Lonely Boy - Black Keys

Monday, July 09, 2012

Clay Regatta 2012 - The beautiful people

The teams, the boats, the beautiful people. Oh my, it's paradise.

Clay Review Regatta 2012 - The heats

A beautiful day for a race and the five crack Clay Review regatta teams provided the heat.

Heat 1. The Destroyers edge out the Renegades in a photo finish.

Heat 2. The Marktanics pummel the Pirates.

Heat 3. The Destroyers strike again. Goodbye Blue Hand Group.

The finals. The Destroyers are unstoppable.

Clay Review Regatta 2012 - Opening Ceremonies

Musical Opening Theme 
Performed and composed by Benjamin Clay

Grand parade!

Magic Performed by 
the Great Sam-bini and 
Magnificent Matthtastic!!!

Rapt Attention from the Adoring Audience

With special guests

 Oh my head!

Ta Da

Friday, July 06, 2012

Addendum to the Semi Occasional Clay Review Regatta and Gala

Prizes of Imposing Magnitude
Awarded for:
Fastest Team
Superior Swashbuckling
Spectacular Shipwreck
Popular Acclaim *
Grand champion will be honored with a Laurel Wreath **
* Bribes must be registered and accounted for in advance
**Choices will be displayed in the Semi Occasional Clay Review Regatta and  Gala Craft –bin.

The Semi-Occasional Clay Review Regatta and Gala

The Semi-Occasional Clay Review Regatta and Gala
Musical Opening Theme performed and composed by Benjamin Clay
Opening Remarks performed and composed by the Master of Ceremonies
Triumphal Procession Rehearsal # 1
Announcement of Teams
Opportunity for the donning of regatta regalia
Diving Context
Cannonball Contest
Underwater Treasure Hunt
Underwater Scavenger Hunt
Underwater Eating Contest
Underwater Drinking Contest
Underwater Breathing Contest (or rather lack therof)
Entertainment Interlude
Magic Performed by the Great Sam-bini and Magnificent Matthtastic
Nautical Anecdotes Composed and Performed by Marky
The Grand Occasion
Regatta Heat One
Regatta Heat Two
Regatta Heat Three
Final Race for the Championship
Substantial Refreshments
Naval Skirmish
Ceremonial Burning of the Vessels
Substantial Prizes and Awards Ceremony
Closing Remarks,  Poetical Readings and Dedications

Friday, May 04, 2012

Note from Marky:

Marky would like everyone to know that he lost his front teeth and also put three new comics up!