Dan In Real Life

October 30, 2007

DanInRealLife

I come from a fairly large family, (six brothers and sisters) and when we all go home to see each other it’s always an interesting event. If you want to know what it looks like when all the Jones brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and grand-kids get together for a holiday, go see the movie, “Dan In Real Life”. It’s a neat little movie and I left feeling like I had just attended a Jones Family Christmas.

The music in the movie was so good, Karen and I immediately went across the street to Walmart when it was over and bought the movie soundtrack. The music is all done by Sondre Lerche. I had never heard of him. He looks like he’s just a kid, (I think he’s from Norway or something). Try downloading his song “To Be Surprised” to get a feel for the music. I think I will have it playing in the background at the next Jones Family Hoo Ha.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Hey… I’ve been curious about this move… thanks for the thumbs up recommendation I also have to see Bee Movie. I saw Seinfeld on a little commercial for the show singing the song from Super Chicken and now I can’t get it out of my head…

Dennis Jones

…there was a trailer for the Bee Movie at Dan In Real Life and the dialogue sounded pretty clever….

Jason Bourne

I might see Bee Movie too. I really want to see Dr.Suess’ Horton Hears a Who. Thats going to be sooo awesome.

Don Jones

Do you journey up to Fort Wayne to attend movies?

Dennis Jones

…we did on this one…

Don Jones

Speaking of new music, after reading in the USA Today that The Eagles had a new CD out today … available only at Wal-Marts… I navigated over and picked it up. 20 Tracks… at least it has quantity.

Doug Jones

If you want good music, just go HERE and listen to the theme song.

Jason Bourne

Super Chicken,ahh, thats funny. Also try Muppet Matrix. If you want to burn some calories.

Doug Jones

Hey, we went to the movie yesterday afternoon. See what incredible influence you have! It was really good. So was the music. Didn’t go to Wally world for the soundtrack, but I do have a desire for some burned pancakes…

Dennis Jones

…doesn’t it kinda seem like you spent the weekend with those folks?

Doug Jones

Yeah… we need a big house in Mtn. Grove that is near the ocean. We could add some football to the game playing and also some brother punching. That would be fun.

Dennis Jones

…I noticed they substituted the dupe bridge game for some sort of crossword puzzle competition…

Doug Jones

yeah… that would make my brain swell. Marla could lead the morning exercise class…

Dennis Jones

…and I could watch from the back porch!

Doug Jones

I’ll be sleeping in with the washing machine…

Dennis Jones

…it would be nice to work Don into a little of that singing around the piano making fun of people we know kinda thing this year…

Doug Jones

this is a good set up, Den… roll out your punchline now…

Dennis Jones

…ok… there ya go… how’d ya like that?

Doug Jones

hmmm…. seemed like a good time to mention the bobbing for French Fries…

Don Jones

pretend this is being sung… “How ‘bout Uncle Melvin, hitched around by his thumb, Checkin’ out the Okie chicks, Good golly bum!”

Dennis Jones

…oh …yep, Doug, I see what you mean… that would have been much better than the disappearing magic trick I performed… it’s hard to interpret what’s actually being said on these comments sometimes… well… most of the time…

Doug Jones

bobbing for fries is one of our signature comedy schticks

Dennis Jones

…I know… it’s about the only good thing we have left… and I fumbled it all away… oh, the humanity of it all…

Don Jones

How was trick or treating in your neighborhood? Our neighbors were up to their old shenanigans… passing out meth to the little tricksters.

Dennis Jones

…we’ve lived out here for 7 or 8 years (more or less) and we have never had a trickertreater come to our door… ever… of course, we do always turn off all the house lights and play the scary Phantom Of The Opera song with loudspeakers from the front porch, but I don’t think that has anything to do with it…

Doug Jones

I had the porch light on and stood in the door a couple of times and watched as trickortreaters walked down the street and stopped at other houses but passed mine by. Not many visitors at all… I have LOTS of chocolate left over…

Dennis Jones

…we haven’t even bought Halloween candy in several years… and I’m pretty upset about that because I always got to eat it all…

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An Unhelpful Tutorial

September 28, 2009

SuperHeroCover

I noticed the other day I had a folder sitting on my desktop labelled “superHvideo” and had no idea what it was. I opened it and inside were screen shots of a job I was working on at the first of the year. Apparently I was planning to make a video with them… so I did… this weekend… and here it is loaded into the comment section below. I must warn you though, it has a very scary opening so watch out!

The Comments

Dennis Jones

Don Jones

I like that retro football padding on your hand… just like Deacon Jones used to wear… and Rosie. (Greer not O’Donnell) The first solution is always the BEST solution. A good mantra to live by… plus, saves time.

Nik

Kewl. Do a how to draw vid, it would be interesting…

Jeff

And the cool background music that would give the musical score to Halloween a run for its money..

Dennis Jones

…I was sitting here working today and realized, man, I am just freezing. I had to go downstairs and change out of my shorts and t-shirt and into sweatpants, a long sleeve shirt and actually put on a pair of socks… I fear winter is back for us…

Nick Jones Everybody

I believe that music belongs to the “Carnie” genre….

Dennis Jones

…thats the soundtrack that’s playing in my head as I go about my daily business…

Hot Dog Slinger

October 29, 2009

CowboyDog

Brother Jones Rule Number One. When all else fails, dress up an animal in people clothes. Works every time.

The Comments

Jeff

I tried that once with our cat “Boo Kitty” 2-weeks of dressing changes and a few stiches later I decided, NOT SO GOOD!

Dennis Jones

…Jeff was sipping out of this mug as he was dressing his cat…

Doug Jones

I was just driving to the store to get milk and bread and looking at BrotherJones on my laptop on the way… and drove 150 miles past the store! Dang… I hate when that happens….

Dennis Jones

…at least you weren’t asleep… or… whatever…

Jeff

I wonder if I would get away with that excuse at work? “We were heading for your spleen Mr. Jones, but we got sidetracked.”

Don Jones

I’m wearing the HoT DoG SlinGer costume tomorrow!

Dennis Jones

…over 10 years living in this Indiana corn field and we’ve had a grand total of zero trickertreaters…

…this, of course, does not stop me from insisting that we be prepared just in case by buying lots and lots of my favorite kinds of candy…

…what’s a fella supposed to do with all that candy when no one comes for it, you can’t let it go to waste… ok, I’ll eat it…

Don Jones

Eggcellent Stategery Dennis.

Nik

Chow down on some candy corn.YUMMY!

Jeff

I let the kids cover a three block area then take 10% off the top.