Space Marine

August 9, 2006

SpaceMarineSK

…pencil…

SpaceMarine

…color…

I was out of town for a couple of days on business and apparently our tomato plants went crazy while I was away. I got home last night and found 16 huge tomatoes waiting for me on the kitchen counter. I took a look outside at the garden and it seems there are half a kajillion more that are ripe and ready to be picked. I’ve either got to find someone to give the extras to or open up a salsa factory.

The Comments

Don Jones

Get yourself some cottage cheese and throw yourself a “garden party.”

Doug Jones

I got exactly ONE tomato outta my garden this year. Everything else was eaten by the deer that sleep in my backyard. Oh… you didn’t know I run a B&B for deer?

roballoo

Now what do Space Marines and Tomatoes have in common? I do see a five star red circle on his shoulder. maybe he belongs to the 5-Star Tomato Regiment. Nice art btw. Looks like you had lots of fun on this one.

Dennis Jones

…yes, robalLOO… you are very perceptive here… this is indeed a member of the very elite, 5-Star Fighting Tomato Regiment based out of southern Mars and as you can see this trooper is using one of their hi-tech caulking guns…

…in related tomato news… last night for dinner we had… tomatoes… tomatoes with cottage cheese… bacon and tomato sandwiches… and fresh tomato salsa and chips…

Doug Jones

go ahead… rub it in, tomato king….

Dennis Jones

VOTE DENNY GENE TOMATO KING!

Don Jones

He’s the King of Indie Maters… He rules a vegetable home. A monster mater is his crown and the Craftsman is his throne…

Banshee

Nice Space Marine Dennis. [Notice I got away with the “All-Capitals” entry there-another point for me…

FOWA: week of 10 AUG 2005 ….I bet Space Marines fight for Freedom and Democracy too.

Mark Behm

Hey you have a blog. Whoohoo. I’ll be checking. Mark

Dennis Jones

Hey Mark! Good to see you stop by! As you can see, we have a real serious art forum going here… and some hot tomato talk…

…for the brothers n’ others… Mark is a phenomenal artist and his work inspired me to attempt digital painting… yes, I was a colossal failure at it, but nonetheless, Mark helped me along by sending me some of his custom Photoshop brushes…

…I would highly recommend you check out his web sight… you wont be sorry…

Doug Jones

digits will never replace good old grease paint…

Dennis Jones

…grease paint will never replace good old gouache…

Don Jones

Forget this sad little site… I’m going over at Mark Behm’s place!

Mark Behm

Thanks Dennis. The sheer number of Jones’ here is freaking me out. The place is lousy with them! 🙂

Dennis Jones

…ya got the lousy part right…

Don Jones

I’d like to think of us as lousy AND loose.

Doug Jones

hey Mark… I saw the stuff on your site… and I’m coming over to break your digits! No fair drawing so good… show us some lousy stuff once in a while to make me feel better…

Dennis Jones

…the sheer number of good pictures on Mark’s site is freaking me out. The place is lousy with ‘em… 🙂

black sunshine

OMG, i remember that old game . . . Space Hulk . . . ahhh!

Don Jones

I’m getting confused on this language here … what does lousy MEAN? Is it like calling something BAD even though it’s really good? Michael Jacksonesque… Please clarify Tomato King wannabe.

Banshee

I’ve now figured out why Dennis always has so many comments on his entries. He just leaves them up for a few days until he gets the required number to actually post a new entry. However, I tried that once, with the required number of 3 comments, and didn’t post an update for 5 months.
FOWA: week of 10 APR 2005 [You Jones boys can’t get rid of me!!! Hahahahah!]

Dennis Jones

…that’s right Banshee, I am persistent… I’m not letting go of a page until I have at least 20 comments on it… of course, once I get 20 I think, hmmm, 30 might be even better… then its 40… then 50… it’s a vicious cycle… and considering the fact that I dont actually have anything at all to say, one page every week or two is really all I need to do that with…

…and Don… when you hear someone in New England say something is wicked bad… that means it’s really, really cool… lousy with them is kinda like that… only different… in a similar sort of way… but really not at all… but kinda…

Mark Behm

Yes, none of us knows what it means, but our vocabulary is lousy with that term.

Don Jones

Louse on.

Banshee

…wicked!…

Don Jones

I can’t get over the fact that our FOW Banshee has been frequenting the hallowed halls of the Brother Jones site these past few days. Have you already committed the Black Hawk helicoptor handbook to memory?

Banshee

THAT’S what I was working on…  FOWA: 10 APR 2005

Sometimes I forget what I am doing. When I come back to consciousness I find I am at the brotherjones website.

tenke

how are the gourds this year?

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Tomato Time

July 17, 2007

Salsa

How do you get a tortilla chip to dance? Put on a little salsa.

We have a garden full of green tomatoes that are just about ready to turn red, so everyone around here is excited because we know it’s only a matter of days until Karen’s homemade salsa makes it’s summer appearance. There’s really nothing like it. It is so good, I eventually just forget about all that chip dipping nonsense and start drinking it straight out of the bowl.

The Comments

Doug Jones

That is one festive ChEEp! I haven’t had a real tomato yet this summer. Dang.

Dennis Jones

…isn’t it great when we get the “jokes page” jobs and we have a picture and a joke ready for any emergency Brother Jones posting that needs to be made…

Doug Jones

ah, yes…. a little spot art in the freezer is mighty nice!

Dennis Jones

…well …I guess I’m in trouble today… apparently I left my cell phone in the pocket of my jeans and Karen just fished it out of the bottom of the washing machine …it doesn’t seem to be working so much now… you would think getting it all cleaned up with a good, hard washing would help, but apparently not…

Don Jones

Nothing that cash won’t fix.

Doug Jones

I prefer to wash my cell phone the old fashioned way. I take it down to the river and beat it against rocks… hey, wait… I don’t HAVE a cell phone…

Dennis Jones

…cell phones? CELL PHONES?? …we don’t need no stinkin’ CELL PHONES…

Don Jones

I use to have a cell phone… those years I spent “up the river” in the “big house”.

Dennis Jones

…didn’t you have to share it with the other convicts during yard time?

Home Grown Indiana Fungi

November 2, 2009

Fungus1

…slacker…

Fungus2

…overachiever…

It’s fungus growing season here in beautiful northeastern Indiana! Every fall, tourists flock to the hoosier state to see our fabulous fall fungus growing in it’s natural environment. These two treasures were found in the front yard and the woods behind our house. Indiana is quite the wonderland this time of year… Indiana is quite the wonderland any time of year…

The Comments

Don Jones

What do you do with those things? Put ‘em in a salad or mulch ‘em with the mower?

Doug Jones

What’s the big deal? It rained so much in my neighborhood this summer that you could just drive down the street and see mushrooms growing in everybody’s yard. I think you should try to punt that big one through the uprights for extra points.

Dennis Jones

…oh yeh… well, do your Nashville shrooms have hockey pucks growing in them like the Indiana ones do? …huh? …do they?

Doug Jones

well, no… around here they are full of guitar picks. you have to spit them out like seeds. Vince Young ate one yesterday that seemed to help him out a bit.

Dennis Jones

…he actually had a surprisingly good day… I was happy for him…

Jeff

You might try a 9 iron on the first one and go straight to the slaphot on the second one..

Dennis Jones

…the first summer that we moved up here, Karen and I decided to plant a garden…

…Karen came home with an entire flat of tomato plants (about 36 plants if I remember right) and if memory serves me correctly, those plants produced 16 kazillion tomatoes… We couldn’t even give them all away, so I did take a hockey stick to a ton of them…

…my youngest son, Pete, recently found some old video footage he shot of me demonstrating the proper way to execute a tomato slap shot…

Don Jones

The beginnings of the patented and delicious Weasel’s SlapShot Salsa.

Jeff

Good idea, bang all the ingredients up against the garage door, snow shovel them up, put it in a jar.. Packed with yummy goodness

Jeff

Of course the “Weasel’s slap shot salsa” must have a creative label.

Nik

And have a really cool distict looking jar like no other and lettering…

Dennis Jones

Jeff

I’ll take a case..I want the extra chunky..Thats when you don’t sweep the driveway before you make a batch.