This is something called a ha-ha circle! Get your friends together, lie on each other’s stomachs in a circle, and someone starts giggling. Eventually everyone is roaring and there is no way to stop it except to stand up.

Haha Circle

That’s it, we’re gone.

Haha Circle

Here is a series of pictures from when a very strange boy named Seth managed to shove himself completely into a JC Penney’s bag. His “hatching” is documented here.

Seth in a bag

Seth in a bag

Seth in a bag

Seth in a bag


And here are a series of pictures of me doing semi-perverted things with an inflatable sheep that Jessica and Ron got for a wedding present. Oh my.

Sheep is nice

Sheep is nice

Sleeping on sofa

Jessica’s Wedding

Jessica and Ron at their wedding reception, having their first dance as children attack them with airborne bubbles. (I don’t have any pictures from the actual wedding, as it was not open to the public.)

Jess & Ron with bubbles

This is the freaks table at the reception: Jessica’s friends. Here is me visiting them. (Fred and I were actually seated at the long front table with Jessica and Ron.)

The Freak Table

There were shells all over the table and I gave Fred the idea to put two of them behind his glasses. Isn’t it cute?

Fred with shell eyes

The wedding cake.

Jessica’s wedding cake

Jes and Ron cutting their cake.

Jess & Ron’s cake

And it’s Jes and Ron *eating* their cake. Oh, isn’t it cute, barf barf.

Jess & Ron fed each other cake

Silly traditional wedding things . . . Jessica’s about to throw her bouquet here. Observe how I’m attempting to get out of the way.

I hid from the bouquet

It’s the wedding crowd doing the chicken dance! AHH!

Chicken dance

This is me and Fred with Jessica’s mom. I am making an inexplicably weird face!

Me with Fred and Jess’s mom

After the reception, there was a real party. Observe Jes and her friends in the pool.

Friends on the raft

Here’s where I spent most of the party, on the side of the pool talking to my new friend Steven, who is quite nice, a good listener and has stuff to say besides.

Pool party

Steven, the Leader of the Penguin Tribe, is swearing fealty to me, Queen Ivy and High Priestess of Budgiland.

New friend Steve kneels to me

I liked this rope swing. I spent lots of time there during this party. (Mostly talking to Steven and watching the pool partiers frolic.)

Rope swing

It was nice and shady there.

With Steve in the shade

Jessica’s Pre-Wedding Dinner

We went to help Jessica decorate the place where she’d be having her reception, and a flower was broken. Here’s me holding the flower . . . and Fred holding the stem.

Flower and stem

I can make crowns out of napkins. Here is me wearing one I made out of my napkin, at a dinner party that took place the night before Jessica’s wedding.

Crown napkin at rehearsal dinner

Here’s Fred wearing the crown I made out of his napkin. This is my favorite picture of Fred from this vacation.

Crown napkin at rehearsal dinner

This is me and Jessica at this same party. It was very loud in the room and we were probably attempting to speak to each other.

Hanging with Jess at the dinner

Jessica and her mom at the party. Just an amusing moment.

Jessica with her mom

Hijinks with Jessica

Fred liked the exercise bike in Jessica and Ron’s apartment. We had a joke that when he pedaled, it powered the computer.

Fred tries the bike

Jessica and Fred engage in mortal combat. Fred is obviously the loser in this particular fight.

Jess runs Fred through

Jessica did my hair like Princess Leia, and I took her lightsaber and attacked Darth Maul, puppeted by the happy-go-lucky Fred.

Fighting Darth Maul

Fred was unwise to fall asleep in the same room as four pranksters. We decorated him.

Fred sleeps and gets decorated

Imagine waking up to find you are covered with stuffed animals, a banana, and a paper umbrella with tape on your glasses? D’oh.

Fred awakens decorated