each day in school jack does something called kidwriting. each kid in the class has to think of a sentence and then do their best to write the sentence down phonetically. he started off quite simple, but as the kindergarten year has progressed, his kidwriting has become more complex. i was impressed with his story yesterday, which involved an alligator swallowing a balloon, floating in the air, and being shot down to the ground by a bow and arrow. so, we decided to use his DSi to animate the story. i turned it into a .gif and present it here for your viewing pleasure. enjoy it.
-in other randomocity, shannon made chicken paprikash for dinner on monday night ("excuse me waiter, there is too much pepper in my paprikash."). she has never made paprikash, and i have never tried it. oh man, was i missing out. it was soooooo good, and i don't lightly throw around extra 'o's.' seriously. it was phenomonal. if i was a better blogger i would have taken a really beautiful picture of it and shown it to you, but the truth is that i was too busy devouring it to bother with photography. so good. soooooooo.good. if i had taken a picture, it would have looked something like this:
-hines ward. oh, hines ward. really? i love you, man, but i'm really struggling here. have i truly sunk so low that my monday night revolves around watching you prance around a stage with in sparkly suspenders? the 'judges' say you can dance, and i'll have to take their word for it. all i know is that we might not have football this year, so watching you do the jive in a fedora might be as close as it gets.
-radiohead's new album came out a few weeks back, but it just hit itunes this week, and if you are a radiohead fan, i totally recommend it. it is called "the king of limbs," and it is right in line with what i think is the best of their catalog (ok computer, amnesiac). it is certainly a bit more experiential than their previous album "in rainbows," but it has that classic radiohead layering of blips and beeps, all woven together with great guitar riffs. it's only 8 songs, and just over a half-hour of music, but it'll get a ton of playtime on my ipod.