Sunday, March 21, 2010

bryce & cliff

Sometimes, when the Dude and the Unicorn argue, it sounds just like Farmer Ted's geeky sidekicks from Sixteen Candles. i overheard this exchange last night, which is really just a "Cause It's Got Tits" argument for the kindergarten set:

The Dude: Zombies are real!

The Unicorn: No, they are fake. But witches are real. And ghosts.

The Dude: What about the Wampa?

The Unicorn: Yeah, the Abominable Snowman is real, too.

Me: Nerds.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

help the police

i nearly pee myself every time i pop in over at Orangehouse.

Friday, March 19, 2010

call him Batman

all day yesterday The Dude wore a red cape and spoke only in a deep and sinister sounding voice, proclaiming nearly every two minutes that he was Blue Batman (not to be confused with the more popular Batman in a black suit, The Dude is partial to the vintage Adam West era Batman costume.) the novelty charmed strangers and passersby while annoying those of us spending significant lengths of time with Blue Batman. you see, strangers knew to address The Dude as Batman. "hi-five, Batman!" "why, hello, Batman!" "well, i feel safer knowing that Batman is here!" "quick, to your batcave!" while i, on the other hand, kept slipping up and calling him by his real name or nickname and thereby earning red-faced scoldings and demands to CALL ME BATMAN, MOMMY! sigh. it was exhausting.
then this morning i happened upon these totally Dudely and adorable etsy finds from kilsook. 100% The Dude. sidenote: etsy is trying to make me die of the need need want wants. all of kilsook's items are cute cute cute, and paired with their descriptions they equal great. here's the image description for batman and just some other kids who have yet to embrace the awesomeness of the great caped crusader....

what's your name?

little boy trying to be patient:

little girl in a dress:
i'm sally.
and this is edmund, and frank, and henry, and that's lucy.

batman looks over and nods slightly.

little girl in a dress:
what's your last name?

silence. and then a very heavy sigh .

it's just batman.

little girl in a dress:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


the other night, while sipping on beers with some of richmond's finest ladies on a scenic side-porch which happens to have the most excellent view of a historic cemetery and soaking in all the beauty of this spring's first thunderstorm, i was asked to describe the distinct personality differences between my two children. without a pause i explained: Noah is a Dude. Angus is a Unicorn.
so fitting was this description that the blog has been renamed in its honor.
behold, the Dude and the Unicorn.

Monday, March 15, 2010

100 ideas

make more out of every day. there are millions of ways to stay inspired and awed by your world....a million ways to remind yourself of the tiny, wonder-filled creative genius you were as a child. millions of ways to connect with the fearless traveler the one you were born to be. here are a hundred.

Thursday, March 04, 2010