Gourd Week Day Three

May 4, 2005

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What a week full of festivities we have had. This gourd festival has generated almost as much interest as our recent Brother Jones Photo Contest …almost.

Day three closing ceremonies concluded with the official ceremonial watching of The Amazing Race on the official ceremonial TV.

Don’t forget to make your gourd hats for the big closing day ceremonies this weekend. You would look quite silly if you arrived without one.

The Comments

Don Jones

Sure like this 3-D gourd presentation… it’s depth… its layered levels.. with drop shadows. This would be ideal for our Brother Jones Tribal fire popcorn eatin’ retreats.

Dennis Jones

…the ones where we vote one of our family members outa the tribe?

Doug Jones

We need a good immunity gourd for those Tribal councils. say… is that potpourri I see in this gourd?

FANCY!!!

Dennis Jones

why, yes… that is potpourri… that was Karen’s contribution to this one…

Doug Jones

Oh… I thought you were a girlyman.

Dennis Jones

HEY!

Doug Jones

you can’t do nothin’ to me… I have the immunity gourd!

Dennis Jones

oh yeh… well… those c-clamps aren’t going to help you in the next immunity challenge like they did this week… I’ll be ready for them next time…

Don Jones

So what exactly is the process of voting off a Jones family member? Go to designated gourd… take big snort of potpourri… tighten clamp unto ones temples… then draw a circle and write their name down? Sounds exciting…

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G’day Mates!

January 26, 2006

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…beautiful Austria… except this is a picture from Romania…

I was pretty excited to see that I had a three hour layover in Vienna, Austria on my way back to the United States this week. I have always been a really big fan of their world famous little sausages.

I was hoping to see some kangaroos while flying in and hopefully be welcomed to the airport by some rugged looking character saying, “G’day mate! Let’s throw another shrimp on the barbie”… but much to my disappointment none of this happened. I suspect you probably must travel miles and miles into bush country in a Land Rover to see the traditional Austria we have all grown to know and love.

Vienna was also the last place we actually had any luggage because none of it made it back home with us. I suspect our bags were snatched by the Austrian Aborigines who no doubt wanted our western clothing… (although I really think my sweaters will be too hot for them to wear in the outback).

The Comments

Doug Jones

Welcome back! It’s been pretty quiet around the old website lately. Those Austrians are notorious for stealing luggage. There will probably be some very well dressed Kangaroos hopping around the country now. The rest of your stuff will be on eBay this afternoon. Bid high if you want it back! Oh… once those Austrians acquire a decent American wardrobe, they move here and run for governor of Caleefornia.

Don Jones

Hey Den! Were you and Karen participating in the Amazing Race or something? From the looks of the photo above it appears you are smack dab in the middle of the street snappin’ this picture. Good job. You are the last to arrive with no luggage. You have been eliminated from the race and must live out the remainder of your life in northern Indiana. Go Steelers!

Dennis Jones

…we had so many connections to make it sure seemed like The Amazing Race…

…Ft Wayne to Chicago to Frankfurt to Prague… then…

…Prague to Vienna to Cluj… then…

…Cluj to Sibiu (I still dont know where Sibiu is) to Vienna to Munich to Chicago to Ft Wayne..

…and the worst weather we had during the entire trip was when we were flying back into Ft Wayne and some kind of freak snow storm hit, dumped about an inch of snow WHILE we were trying to land, and then quit…

Don Jones

Did you bring me and Doug a little souvenir or SOMEthing?

Doug Jones

I’m hoping for a boomerang…. I just hope it wasn’t in a suitcase

Dennis Jones

yeh… yeh, I had both you boys souvenirs… really GREAT souvenirs… but unfortunately they are in the suitcases that are lost… yeh, thats what happened… thats the ticket…

Doug Jones

drat!

Dennis Jones

ok, I confess… I didn’t get anybody anything… mainly because I couldn’t figure out the money conversion rates… I never even figured out whether $500,000 Lai was a good price for a Coke or not… seemed a little high to me, but, who knows…

Don Jones

500,000 of anything is alot. I was hoping for a “I went to Austria and all I got was this stupid DOWN UNDER t-shirt!”

Dennis Jones

…the funny thing is… in the Austrian airport there were t-shirts in most of the shops with kangaroos on them… (really)… it must be a real popular joke there…

Doug Jones

I’d like one of those $500,000 T-shirts… with a ROO of course

Trophy Rolls Into Town

March 19, 2007

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…the Indianapolis ColtMobile…

ColtsLine

…Hoosiers standing in line…

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…ready to rumble…

As their way of saying, “thank you Dennis for helping us win the Super Bowl this year”, the Colts brought the Lombardi Trophy to Huntington last Saturday. Hoosiers lined up for miles to get their picture taken next to the trophy. Since it looks pretty much exactly the same live as it looks on tv, I opted out of standing in line, jumped into the back of the gym, snapped a long distance shot and headed on home… before anyone could catch me and tell me I couldn’t do that. Yes, I suppose I could have made a grand entrance, gone to the head of the line and signed autographs, but I’m just not that kind of guy.

The Comments

Doug Jones

No wonder the Colts won. They have number 58, SocMo Jones playing for them. He is so BUFF! Unfortunately the Titans have Pacman Jones on their team. A total thug… giving us Joneses a bad name. Wanna trade?

Don Jones

I think I read that SocMo was the Colts franchise player this past year. Dennis Jones No. 4 on the other hand was traded… to the Raiders for a Chick-Filet $1 off coupon.

Doug Jones

… that made me laugh out loud… stop it, just stop it…

Don Jones

I bet Dennis went to the gym thinking they were passing out “Trophy Rolls” and coffee. Picked that up from the subliminal message in the blog headline…

Dennis Jones

…mmmm …trophy rolls…

Doug Jones

dang.. made me laugh again. twice in one day. new record.

Doug Jones

Hey… I was totally bummed out when Rob and Amber were eliminated from the Amazing Race last week. In fact, I am STILL bummed about it. Anyone else feel this way?

Don Jones

I missed last week and was surprised they had gone down. From the recap it looked like Rob sort of blew a gasket with that sign deal.

Doug Jones

Rob misspelled a word on the sign… and spelling counted. He never caught it. A very good lesson here for boys and girs… study those spelling words.

Don Jones

Spelling and grammer are so importunt.

Dennis Jones

…man… I buckle down, work non-stop, don’t check the web site for a while and the next thing I know I’m running a fan blog for the Amazing Race… which is fine with me… it was disappointing to see Rob and Amber mixed up in that nuclear bomb drone plane incident and have to be eliminated by Jack Bauer last week, but hey, that kind of thing will happen sometimes…

Monkeys, Marge… MONKEYS!

January 22, 2009

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…so Karen and I dropped into this Hindu place with a great big gold statue out front and rather than climb the six gazillion steps that led up the mountainside, we opted to snack on tea and curry in the restuarant that was there and I said, “this looks just like a place I saw on The Amazing Race” and the guy we were with said, “it is!”

As we were leaving I noticed some of the statues were moving, but they were not moving… it was monkeys… MONKEYS!!! …monkeys crawling all over the place! I sprinted over to them, jumped right into the middle of the action and started snapping pictures. Karen finally had to come over and drag me away.

The Comments

Terry Elliott

Dang, you guys have pretty cool restaurants in Indiana. I hope this Hindu place goes national!

Don Jones

Karen and Dennis, I’m sorry to tell you but you’re the last to arrive in the humble and snowy cornfields of Huntington, Indiana. I’ve been striking the same pose as that hopped up Golden Thang-a-majigger. It’s obvious he has a strained lower abdomen. Am I late for the meeting?

Dennis Jones

…the meeting is over on your page Don, but as acting commissioner, you have to call it to order…

Don Jones

I’ve requested the attendance of the good Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether.

Roballoo!

Didn’t climb the steps? You’re either wimpy or pretty smart. After studying the photo, I’ll opt for smart.

Roballoo!

I just realized, that’s one BIG statue. Yikes.

Dennis Jones

…lots of steps AND 90 plus degrees outside PLUS tons of humidity… I’ve personally always been a really big fan of air conditioning and soft chairs…

Doug Jones

I am glad to see that monkeys like Pringles! It gives me a warm feeling just knowing that.

Don Jones

That littl monkey has the best, well-groomed handle bar stache ever!

Dennis Jones

…do you remember seeing this place on Amazing Race? …it was the season with the beauty queens…

Doug Jones

did you count all those steps, Den? if not you have to go back and count them before you can check in…

Dennis Jones

…great googly-moogly…

Don Jones

MINKEY??? You said MINKEY!!! Clouseau: “Yes… a Chimpanzee Minkey”