Fire Hydrant

April 11, 2005

Hydrant

Here is a picture I took, and this is my journal article for the week. I hope you enjoyed it.

The Comments

Doug Jones

That reminds me of my skin in the winter… except for the color.

Dennis Jones

Doug, I am nominating that last comment of yours for the coveted, “Most Disgusting Comment Of The Year” Award. Dont forget that the Jonesey Awards Extravaganza will be held this June on TableRock Lake near Branson, Missouri. Formal attire is suggested in case you win a Jonesey for this. Good Luck!

Doug Jones

This gives me an idea! We could have a BrotherJones photo contest. It would work like this. We each would take a picture of something in our own yard and post it on the same day… at the same time. Then have folks vote for their favorite. See who wins. whaddaya think?

Don Jones

I’m likin’ that idea Douger… Pick a day and lets SHOOT for it.

Dennis Jones

I’m in… get ready to eat my dirt, chumps…

Doug Jones

Great! Sounds like it is a GO! How about posting a picture Wednesday (tomorrow) morning. It has to be shot IN YOUR YARD… of whatever you want. Do we need an officia posting time?

Doug Jones

officia… that must be a little Italian lingo…. meaning official

Dennis Jones

…how about 9:00 am central time…

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Ole’

May 24, 2005

amigos

Doug, I do like your Mexican Restaurant idea. This is the best sign I could work up for us on such short notice.

I do believe I need to call a brief Brother Jones Online Bored Meeting to order at this time.

As you know, the Jones Brothers are responsible for an evening meal at the upcoming Jonesapalooza CoffeeFest and CousinDunk on Tablerock Lake in just a matter of weeks. What shall we do for this meal? …sandwiches? …Brother Jones Burritos? …chocolate milk and donuts?

The floor is now open for suggestions…

The Comments

Doug Jones

I was just wondering the same thing this morning…. but right now I gotta see if I can fix my journal page…. the photo seems to be missing for some reason… wonder why…

Don Jones

Pleased to report that I am upright and taking nourishment this morning. I am officially taking my seat here at the executive conference table let the meeting commence

Doug Jones

Ah… got it working again… (the journal page that is) On to the question at hand… BrotherJones Tacos might be worth considering. It is always entertaining to build your own taco and try to eat it while it is self destructing in your hands. Desert? neapolitan ice cream… of course

Dennis Jones

Woa… I go down and make a fresh pot of coffee and you guys go ahead and start the meeting without me…

Dennis Jones

Sorry about the journal page picture Doug… I forgot to change the name when I snagged your photo and I think I knocked you off with the same file name…

Don Jones

I am liking that TACO building endeavor deal. Bring the components and it’s every gringo for himself. (check out our retirement venture on today’s journal)

Doug Jones

of course we will have to check this all out with our wives… to see if it will fly

Don Jones

Spouse approval… check. Do we do a gang grocery visit at Branson or are we dividing up the components at today’s meeting?

Dennis Jones

I make a motion we fly by the seat of our pants as usual and play it by ear when we get there… you know… the Brother Jones way….

Dennis Jones

…and I believe we should all wear sombreros as we serve the meal…

Don Jones

I sort of second that… but am not too sure of myself. Let me ask my wife first (Go ahead and call me wuss)

Don Jones

That could be our saving grace… in case the food is crappy we could make it up in our decor.

Dennis Jones

I also believe we should roam from picnic table to picnic table during the meal playing live Mexican music… I will play the guitar… Don, you play a small Cassio Keyboard… Doug, you play the Kazoo…

Doug Jones

I better get out my Kazoo polish

Dennis Jones

Doug, you will also need to play rhythm guitar and sing so you better get one of those Bob Dylan harmonica holder things to put your kazoo in…

Don Jones

We can do our tricked up version of Jose Faleeciano’s Light My Far… followed by a little ditty by that great Mexican from the 70s: Freddy Fender Wasted Days and Wasted Nights. Those are guaranteed crowd pleasers.

Doug Jones

Planning ahead would be the logical way to do this… but it wouldn’t be the JONES way. If this was a logical world… cowboys would ride sidesaddle.

Dennis Jones

…now thats disturbing….

Don Jones

Yea… and when us brothers go to the zoo, we have two tickets… one to get in, one to get out.

Dennis Jones

Don I was thinking maybe we could do that Mexican favorite “Conquistador” by Procul Harum and you could do the orchestral parts on the Cassio keyboard…

Don Jones

I love that tune Conquistador your stallion stands… Den, you always did that lead vocal so well…

Summer Wheatley

who wants to eat chiminychangas anyway? I know I don’t

Don Jones

I just got off the horn conference call with my people. Another option here is LASAGNA. Buy the tin family platters from Wal-Mart, throw ‘em the oven with a big, crisp green salad…a little Neo Ice-cream…VOILA! Time to eat… Obviously we would be doing Italian tunes for entertainment.

Nick Jones Everybody

how do you guys post 21 times in one morning? You really should just have a morning brother jones conference call or something. I read for like half an hour and figure out that I have learned nothing. Everyone is now dumber for reading this page….. but uhh…. seriously what are you guys cooking cause I gotta see if it’s worth the trip.

Dennis Jones

we are cookin’ up one really great rendition of Conquistador…

Don Jones

For an encore its gotta be the Irish Rovers Unicorn tune. Nick, be sure and bring along one of your Sinatra numbers… on second thought, maybe you could be our designated M.C… Massacre of Ceremonies.

Dennis Jones

…that Unicorn song always made me cry at the end… the poor little unicorns stuck on a rock to be drowned… sad… so very sad…

Dennis Jones

…hey, I was just thinking… another option for that meal we have to provide… have you seen those little pop top cans of beanie-weenies? We could give everyone a can and each person could heat there own personal can up over the campfire just the way they like it… and then we can have smores…

Don Jones

Sort of an old western theme… I like it. Cowboys eatin’ beans… do we know any western swing ditties? Maybe something off off Elton’s Tumbleweed Connection album. WHAT AM I THINKING we need do a Doobie’s Stampede album track Neal’s Fandango. That’s a mood setter…

Dennis Jones

no no… lets do Twenty-One by the Eagles… that was one great western song… had a dobro in it and everything…

Don Jones

Where’s Doug? Smoke break?

Dennis Jones

good question… while he is out of the room this might be a good time to vote ourselves big pay raises…

Don Jones

Dennis, in light of your recent CONSERVATION efforts… I award you a $25,000 Brother Jones Grant for your Front Porch Bird Reserve and Security System.

Don Jones

Dennis, How do you link in this area to a specific page? Duh… I’ve only used this for five months

Dennis Jones

well, since I cant actually write html, I just went into the control room, found a link from an old journal article, copied it, pasted it into the comment deal and replaced the old stuff with the new stuff I wanted…

Doug Jones

Hey… that beenie weenies idea sounds like a winner to me. And we wouldn’t need music for entertainment… we could just recreate that scene from Blazing Saddles. Now about that pay raise…

Doug Jones

Now that I’m back… YOU guys are out takin’ smoke breaks.

Doug Jones

Goodgollybum! This is one long smoke break…. you guys must have gotten a box of cubans

Don Jones

Here me am. The Ripley’s job had to be Fed-X’d again to the Orlando Odditorioum ‘cause I forgot to include some files!!

Dennis Jones

Hey… just sticking my head in the door to say it is a nice day and I am going to go out and spread some peat moss in the garden… I will check back in later in the afternoon…

Doug Jones

Ah good… now that everybody showed up I declare this meeting officially adjourned. I’m off to see Star Wars III

Don Jones

I’d have Pete spread the moss.

Dennis Jones

Meeting adjourned… kaBANG.

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~ BROTHER JONES BONUS COVERAGE ~

In the postings above, my little brother Don’s comments about Procul Harem’s song “Conquistador” were referring to an old page of his which is posted below.

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January 19, 2005

Conquistador

DennisWorldTour

It’s not common knowledge but Dennis took a Zondervan driven hiatus this past fall. Standing on the brink of work overload insanity, Dennis made a decision to scrap it all and pursue his other love street performance. He packed up his instrument and hit the subways of Fort Wayne.

Sad to report that the first afternoon session was his last. During his moving rendition of Conquistador a disgruntled, rabid hockey lovin’ fan suffering from NHL withdrawals bodychecked Dennis into the turnstyle and repeatedly high-sticked his accordian into oblivion.

Forsaking his musical dream, Dennis gathered the scattered remnants of his beloved instrument, removed his stage hat and eyewear for the final time and returned to his third floor studio. Once again, reality rears its ugly head back to the illustration grindstone.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Pity… the world needs more singing illustrators. This reminds me of a time when I was in the shower at the YMCA when an older gentleman walked in singing “Lady of Spain I a-dore you…” I’ll never forget that.

Pete Jones

I still remember the Weasel Boy “Rock n Roar tour” of ‘88 back when Dennis “Screeching Weasel” Jones wore spandex pants and had long hair. Those were the days…