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Look Ma! My Mohawk’s Glowing


Enter the caption contest now! It’s so exciting isn’t it? If you need the rules for this supposed-to-be-weekly contest, click here: Caption Contest Rules Shmules.


Last Contest’s Winner: This one sort of needs an explanation because in a way, there are three winners. I know, I’m like that stupid parent that says, “Everybody wins!” to the little kids playing soccer even though all the kids know that one of the teams scored way more goals than the other, but they’re trying to “be fair.” I have my reasons.

Okay, first winner: totally Kaakun. Basically, I was laughing at the image of Bond standing around confused about where he parked. I mean, come on… how many Aston Martins are there that you can’t find yours? Ha, talking about stalling the action movie for that plot impediment.

That leads me to another winner because I’m pretty sure that Kaakun couldn’t have come up with his idea if Janet hadn’t started the Bond reference. Good work, Janet.

And last, I laughed even more at Emily’s comment because she misspelled cars. Hahahahahaha!

Here are my blog nods about them.

Kaakun: thank you for still being my friend after I was so stupid as to spell your name wrong forever ago on the outside of your apartment window. It would have been so sad to ruin that friendship before your incredible movie making skills for my ice skating final.

Janet: I saw a “saabaru” in the parking lot today and totally thought of you even though I know Mike now has his used-to-be-dorky-now-is-cool Element. Back in the good ol’ days, I could always talk cars with you and you always knew more than me. Delightful.

Emily: I will always bow to your incredible piano skills. Always. If I could only have a fraction of the talent you have in your pinky, I would truly be blessed. And that pinky can also make some absolutely DELICIOUS meals!

The end.

Oh How I Love Thee Halloween


Halloween and I have a BEAUTIFUL relationship. Pure bliss.

It’s my favorite holiday. FAV.OR.ITE.

What was your costume this year? Leading up to Halloween, I was worried about having a good one. I was dreaming about it even.

Thankfully, though, Halloween stores pop up in random strip malls around here and my friend Emily stepped in as well.

I came up with three costumes. One for work, one for the Friday night party and one for the Saturday night party. Try and guess which one was my favorite.

ETHNIC ZOMBIE of course!*

All the stars aligned this year to provide me with a suitable costume for the party at the Nook Friday night.

Mom lent me capris, I found makeup at a Halloween store, and Pib’s Exchange provided the beret and striped shirt with art print and spider-web nylons for the remainder of my getup. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the makeup turned out. And by pleasant, I mean, eerily surprised by my ghoulish features.

Now I’m just waiting for friends to post pictures from the party on Facebook. So far only Leigh has, but you can only see my face.

So I’m waiting.

*The grey wig for work conjured up plenty of comments and the hippie costume afforded me the opportunity to wear fake eyelashes so 2nd and 3rd place were still fabulous costumes.

Self-Portraits of a Four-Year-Old


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Submit your captions for this week’s caption contest in the comments below. Winner will be praised next week.


Jarv read the captions from last week’s contest to my family after Sunday dinner. Judging by the amount of laughter, there were many quality submissions. GOOD WORK PEOPLE. With that said, here are the top three captions judging by the amount of laughter.

First place: CLANCY! It was the little addition at the end of her comment about the tiny shovel. That was the punch line that brought out the guffaws. High five, Clanc! Note on Clancy: she’s the coolest blogging, landlording, raising childrening, Idahoan I know.

Second place: Janet. In the words of Seinfeld, coming in as 2nd place means that you’re the #1 loser. But at least you’re a funny one! Jarv even read your comment with the right pirate-y accent. Note on Janet: I miss diet coke breaks.

Third place: Emily. The good, former stake president (my dad) chuckled the most at this once, referencing the parable of the mule. Note on Emily: She’s a great blogger, too, so check her out, mmkay?

Little Guy’s All Tuckered Out


Enter the CAPTION CONTEST now!

The Sciolist Cell Phone Pic of the Weeknot-™ is published each week with the intent to entice readers to comment. This is accomplished with a CONTEST! The winner will receive a blog nod in the following week’s post-what a TREMENDOUS prize. Entering is easy. Just click on Comment below, fill in the identification information requested and enter your caption for the above picture as your comment. You have until Larrie posts the following Wednesday’s pic to enter.

Ready… GO!*


Last Week’s Winner: So it was a really close one this week. I couldn’t seem to choose so I enlisted some non-biased votes from people who don’t read my blog. I was going to say from some friends at work, but um, yeah… they don’t read my blog (except for Maren, who reads my blog and is therefore my sister-friend). Okay, so back to the winner. When it came down to it Braden inched by just barely. And really, since he posted the 777th comment on my blog, he deserves a win for that. If my parents hadn’t cleaned out their garage since I ran track in 6th grade, I’d totally find my third place ribbon from a 100 meter dash and hand it over as a prize. (I keep the first prize ribbons from the 400 meter dashes, thank you very much.) So, way to go Braden and close call Emily and Clancy. So close.


*And by GO!, I mean COMMENT!