holiday decorating

What holiday?
Well, if you’re me, there’s ALWAYS a reason to be liquored up! holiday to decorate for
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Australia Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter
Don’t even get me started on all the Jewish holidays I celebrate

February can kind of drag on in Chicago
Everyone’s had enough of the cold and starts jonesing for spring
Not me
I’m all about jackets, scarves, layering and covering up my bits
I love me some winter
Especially if it’s snowing

How is this NOT awesome?
Just walk out your door (or in our case, out our door and across the road) to the playground

What kid (and their parents) wouldn’t want to just go outside and throw themselves on the ground?

Landing face first in soft slush

What, you don’t?
Whatevs….maybe you’re just not doing it right
Like me….who just takes photos while supervising
Someone has to be on standby
To call the ambulance
Yuh…I’M the responsible one ’round these parts

In fairness, we’ve had next to no snow this winter
So I’m happy with however many inches I can get
Never thought I’d say THAT.

We sled
We slide
We hammer each other with snowballs

We build snowmen

Today we made this guy with a St Patrick’s Day theme in mind

Except for the brownie-muffin eyes with blueberry pupils
Not sure what nationality that would be

But green scarf
Green hat
And it’s almost March?

Totally a Paddy’s Day dude
The girls and I shared the naming duties

I chose the first name
Paddy (it took me HOURS to come up with that)

Macaroni chose Scott for his middle name
Magoo ummed and ahhed for a while
Paddy Scott…
Paddy Scott??



PS – If winter isn’t your cup of tea….maybe my Dad’s day in Australia is more your style


what ya watchin’?

I haven’t posted any new videos lately

I’ve been too busy watching other people’s

There are some fab ones around
There are some shit ones too
But I’ll try to to stick to the fab

I posted the links to a few of these on my FACEBOOK page
Then I realised that a lot of you have a life aren’t ON Facebook

Now this one is long. Like, really l-o-n-g
If you get through it, I hope you agree that it’s brilliant
The three most important words I took from it, “They. Were. Wrong”
So powerful

And then, a mash up of one of Magoo’s favourite songs….with one of my favourite shows
Which has totally made a crap song bareable
Also, how much time did this take someone to edit?

There’s a reason this next video has been viewed more than 58 million times
It’s pretty speccy
But man, I need a lay down after watching it

File this one under, ‘best idea ever’
YOU get a pizza! YOU get a pizza! EVERYONE gets a pizza!

People being stupid, and getting their stupid captured on video
Will never not be funny

They may be lacking some skills, but they make up for it by lacking in clothes
Also, go the bearded ranga!

Trade this kid for Magoo, and the dog for Eva
And this is EXACTLY how her puppy training is going
But with WAY more poo

And for all of you asking how Macaroni’s recorder practice is going
I wish I could say it was this good

Had to add this one…
My favourite of the week (and a contender for my next song for FUCK IT UP FRIDAY)