April Fools Results

Alright, I think we’ve drawn this out long enough, so here are the results.

1. As if running a marathon wasn’t challenging enough. I, JR Andrews, hereby announce my intent to run the San Antonio Marathon on November 14, 2010 . . . barefoot.

TRUEAt the time of posting the quiz, I hadn’t actually tried running barefoot. Since then, I have and that is a whole post in itself. OK, I’m actually considering starting a separate blog just for this whole journey. So far I’ve run a couple of times barefoot – yeah like completely barefoot. It wasn’t what I expected but so far so good. But if you thought that no shoes meant no more blisters; think again. Bonus points to Alexis even though she missed this one since I did have three pair of shoes in my active running rotation. Also bonus points to Tim for the backhanded compliment of calling me kind of “off”; I’m glad someone understands why I’d try this.

2. This year for Lent Jenny gave up Costco.

FALSE - Come on now folks, let’s be reasonable. That would be crazier than me running barefoot.

3. After 2 months on the farm last fall, Livy’s Easter lamb coloring pictures now come complete with sheep manure.

TRUE - Yes, although we’ve been labeled as “townies” by the Lyons’ clan; you can take the Andrews out of the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the Andrews.

4. Speaking of #4, here he/she comes. As in child #4! Boy or girl we don’t know yet.

FALSE – APRIL FOOLS! Haha. Would we really break the news like that? OK, if we’d pull a cruel joke like this maybe we would. So just when you swore off reading our site because of this I guess you’ll have to stay tuned just in case. Bonus points to Grandma Andrews whom when called didn’t even ask but instead just ranted about how stupid she thinks April Fools day is; classic.

5. Jenny completed the P90X workout. Yeah, the infomercial DVD thing that is 1.5 hour workouts 6 days a week for 90 days. Not only that but in the last year she went from a size 12 to a size 6. Oh, and she can kick JR’s butt on the AbRipperX workout.

TRUE – Come on, no one was willing to dare a false guess on this one? This is another one which is a whole ‘nother post in itself, but yes, we found the time to do a 1.5 hour workout 6 days a week for 90 days.

6. Molly has picked up some Spanish and some (more) attitude and now calls herself, “Quatro-Cinco”.

TRUE – What is even funnier is that Jenny didn’t get the reference to Chad Ochocinco until after people started commenting.

7. Violet, 18 months old, is so advanced that the pediatrician has suggested that we start potty training her.

TRUE – This one surprised us but he recommended it right after he questioned her verbal skills saying that she should be starting to say words to which Violet responded, “I wanna see! What dat?”. Readers who scored well on the reading comprehension section of the SAT would have gotten this one correct since Jenny had recently posted it. But maybe you were second guessing yourself by this point. ;-)

8. After much debate, Jenny has finally said that JR can get a motorcycle. Livy’s only restriction is that it must be red.

TRUE – Now before Jenny refutes this, it is technically true. Jenny has said that if I want a motorcycle I can get one. BUT, that she doesn’t like it and doesn’t want to discuss it anymore. But just in case I do decide to get one, here is the Husker red one Livy has picked out.

9. This is how JR really looks right now.??? – Now it wouldn’t be fair to those who left comments if I just gave everyone all the answers.

So now to announce the winner. Since no one actually got all the answers correct and others had “insider” information, I’ve decided to award the winner at random. And the winner is… The IowAndrews! Congratulations, you’re $10 BestBuy gift card should arrive sometime next week. And if you want proof that it really was random, I’ll prove it by saying if it weren’t random someone other then my brother would have won. ;-)

April Fools, or Not?

In the spirit of April Fools day, here’s your chance to try and figure out which of the items below are true and which are not.

  1. As if running a marathon wasn’t challenging enough. I, JR Andrews, hereby announce my intent to run the San Antonio Marathon on November 14, 2010 . . .  barefoot.
  2. This year for Lent Jenny gave up Costco.
  3. After 2 months on the farm last fall, Livy’s Easter lamb coloring pictures now come complete with sheep manure.
  4. Speaking of #4, here he/she comes. As in child #4! Boy or girl we don’t know yet.
  5. Jenny completed the P90X workout. Yeah, the infomercial DVD thing that is 1.5 hour workouts 6 days a week for 90 days. Not only that but in the last year she went from a size 12 to a size 6. Oh, and she can kick JR’s butt on the AbRipperX workout.
  6. Molly has picked up some Spanish and some (more) attitude and now calls herself, “Quatro-Cinco”.
  7. Violet, 18 months old, is so advanced that the pediatrician has suggested that we start potty training her.
  8. After much debate, Jenny has finally said that JR can get a motorcycle. Livy’s only restriction is that it must be red.
  9. This is how JR really looks right now.

Leave a comment with your guesses as to which are real and which are fictional.

UPDATE: Jenny has reported an influx of phone calls wanting to know the answers. If you want to know the answers, leave a comment. We’re out of cell phone minutes anyway.

Perspective

At dinner, Violet started reaching over to “fork” Livy so I pulled her chair my way. She smiled and said, “Hey, I’m by you!” Not to be out done, Molly who was on my other side smiled and said, “Hey, you are by ME!”

Another example that Molly has a different perspective.

From the Backyard

So here’s the scene. The girls and Red are out in the backyard playing on the playscape while Jenny goes in and out grilling steaks.

Livy (entering house crying): “She stole my stick and she won’t give it back.”

Daddy walks out the back door and sees Molly sitting proudly at the top of the slide with a stick.

Daddy: “Molly give it back.”

Livy: “Not Molly. Red took my stick!”

Daddy: “Calm down. Did you trade try to trade her for a different one?”

Red happily upgraded to a bigger stick. Crisis averted.

Zombie Alert!

This is serious folks.

In case you don’t know much about zombies here are a few zombie facts:

  • Zombies eat brains.
  • Zombies are slow.
  • Zombies tend to gather in groups.
  • You can’t technically kill a zombie because they are already dead.  Although they can be stopped by decapitation, destruction of their brain, or incineration.
  • Zombies can’t swim. (I don’t hold this against them as I can’t either.)
  • If you are bitten by a zombie you too will become a zombie. If a zombie eats your brain, you’ll just die.

And in closing, I leave you with my favorite zombie song.

“Re: Your Brains” by Jonathan Coulton (licensed Creative Commons by-nc)

OK, gotta go. They are getting close…