Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Vote For Our Celebrity Crushes!

It occurs to me that this new "inter-net-web" might be able to serve a greater purpose than the exhibition of family photos. So today, an interactive poll! This way, the inter-net-web can serve its purpose as a reminder to us of the pathetic insignificance of our existence, as we are reminded through polling that no one actually reads this blog but those who author it.


Today's The Farrenkopf Family Inter-Net-Web Blog Poll: Choose Mother and Father's Celebrity Crushes!

One of the quirky little traits of our quirky little marriage is that Mother and I allow each other one Celebrity Crush, for life or at-a-time, respectively. This is what is known in relationship literature as "charming," as "developing a sense of playfulness in the relationship," and as a "red flag."

Today, by posting to the comments section, YOU get to decide our Celebrity Crushes.

First, for Father. Which of the following do you think would be the best Celebrity Crush for me?

1. Angelina Jolie

Father was first introduced to the charms of Ms Jolie on a plane flight, during which her fine film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" was shown. Father failed to rent head-phones for the film, but it turns out that sound is not needed to enjoy the subtle charms of Ms Jolie's outstanding performance.

2. Tina Fey

Ms Fey, former head-writer of "Saturday Night Live" and star of her own "30 Rock" television program, is included here to illustrate that Father is not intimidated by intelligent, successful potential Celebrity Crushes. Also, she's smokin'.

3. The Cast of "Desperate Housewives"

But not Bree. Or Carlos.

Okay, now it is Mother's turn. Please vote only once.

1. Abraham Lincoln

Sixteenth President of the United States and creator of the terrific "Gettysburg Address" and "Emancipation Proclamation," Honest Abe loves long walks on the beach, red wine at bedtime, and women who look him in the eye.

2. Carol O'Connor

Star of "All In The Family" and "Archie's Place," as well as some cop show later on, Mr. O'Connor is not intimidating to Father both because he has a woman's name, and because he's been dead since 2001.

3. Rick Springfield

Mother's obsession with Mr. Springfield is well established in family lore. Father has no problem with this. Do not vote for Rick Springfield.

Let the voting commence!

Looking Ahead: Tonight Mother and I will be joining Cal Ripken, Jr. at a social function! Cal Ripken is a very successful player of The Baseball Game. This is particularly exciting for me, as I am fascinated by the world of sport due to the months that I played intramural soccer in the second grade.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Chef J. shows off his stylish holiday apron.

"I like your hat!"

"So, is the turkey ready yet?"

Daughter, Youngest and Eldest

The whole gang!

Sister, the twins, and J.

Uncle and Aunt

Cammie, Mallory,
Pierce and Joe

Mom and Dad

Thanksgiving Photos

A wonderful Thanksgiving was had by all but the turkey at the Family Thanksgiving. Pictured here, left to right, top row: Uncle Billy with his hands on the shoulders of his oldest daughter, Brenda Lee; Susie-Alice and her short-ish beau Clark; Oma and her husband, Oma-gosh; Bunny; Scooter; Jackson and Crazy Carol; Clyde and his lovely girlfriend, known only as Clyde's girlfriend. On couch: Urchin, Rugrat, Punk, and Brat. On floor: Pony-Boy, Clyde II, Smee, and Scooter Jr Girl.

These two old people wandered into our Thanksgiving celebration and had a wonderful time until we took the liquor away.

Various Family members are all smiles as they work a jig-saw puzzle.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Daughter's Solo

The 4th grade choir performed several songs at
assembly this morning. Daughter had a solo. She did a great job.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Youngest's Stage Debut

This morning was Youngest's first performance on the school stage. The PreK kids showed off their musical skills in "Smokey Mountain Adventure" Here are a few pictures . . .