Valentines Day

February 14, 2006

Candy

…my cut of the Valentines Day loot…

Karen bought several bags of candy, (and various other doo-dads) to send to our two boys for Valentines Day. She planned to mail it all when she returned from California, but then realized she was not getting home until the day before Valentines Day. In a panic, she called from California and asked if I would please split the candy up and get everything in the mail so it would make it to our two boys in time.

As I sat down at the kitchen table to split the candy I noticed there was no parental supervision in the room, so I made an executive decision to split the candy three ways instead of two. This would create a secret stash of candy all for me.

So far, this has been working out really good. I feel pretty confident that since Karen rarely checks in at Brother Jones, I can continue to keep the secret stash a secret until the secret stash has all been consumed. Happy Valentines Day To Me!

The Comments

Doug Jones

Cool beans, dude! I’ll help you keep that secret… but it’s gonna cost you 5 chocolates!

Keegan Jones

Good call. I’d do the same thing. One for them, three for me, one for them, three for me.

Don Jones

Your secret will eventually catch up with you when your lovely wife pinches that extra inch on your gut. Good luck.

Nick Jones Everybody

I wish you would have kept ALL the strawberry kisses, and sent a few more cherry kit kats down the Oklahoma way… But hey what’s done is done…

Don Jones

Sorry to say I bought Janson the SAME Snoopy boat with Reeses cups that I bought him last year. He was very gracious and forgiving for his Dad’s oversight.

Dennis Jones

…sheesh Don, what were you thinkin? You know there’s no way to split a Snoopy Boat up and keep part of it for yourself…

Don Jones

He got the Snoopy in the boat… I got all the candy.

Dennis Jones

…nice work…

Doug Jones

I was always confused by the theology on this point. Does the Easter bunny also leave baskets of candy on Valentines Day? Is this scriptural?

Dennis Jones

…you dont need theology to abuse candy… it’s useful any time of the year… a long time ago Peter wanted to go trick or treating and it was kinda up to me to take him and I didn’t want to do it so I said, “Pete, I’ll buy you 3 bags of any kind of candy you want and we can go to the hockey game on Halloween night and eat it there”… he went for it… yet another successful use of candy to weasel out of something I didn’t want to do…

Doug Jones

That heart warming story of a son and dad gorking out on candy together brought a tear to my eye…

Dennis Jones

…I am considering writing a parenting book… I believe I could fill in a few of the gaps Dr. Dobson left out of his books… like teaching the kids how to defend themselves with hockey sticks… that sort of thing…

Don Jones

You can fill in the gaps from Dr. Phil as well. IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU!! I believe it is obvious to all eight of our visitors that chocolate is a favorite jones to us brothers. I find myself walking real slow past that big BRACH’s display at the grocery store. This new site is feeling just like home now.

Doug Jones

Dennis…name that book “Chicken Soup for the Hockey Dad’s Soul”… and maybe we can add a snazzy diploma for anyone who actually reads through it…

Don Jones

I say float this by Zondervan and see if they wanna pick it up .. if not, get your rep on it. This could be big. I have that feeling. Then again it could just be my gall bladder acting up once more.

Dennis Jones

I’m thinking maybe an all picture parenting book… no type… I’ve seen this sort of thing work before…

Doug Jones

be sure you have very graphic spanking pages… that should be fun

Dennis Jones

…good thinkin’, Doug… of course, that would give the book a PG rating… (parental guidance)… but since the book is for parents I dont know how that would work… must give this idea more thought…

Doug Jones

if you don’t think too good… don’t think too much…. my motto..

Don Jones

I’d like to see a few pages on “How-to maintain parental sanity with multiple teens in the home.” Maybe a picture of a Mom and Dad hiding behind a locked closet door eating the kid’s valentine day candy.

Dennis Jones

…in full hockey gear and ready for action…

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The Comments

Dougaloo

I like those long, skinny arms and legs. SocMo would like for this guy to come over to play with him. You can send him along when you ship those unused chips and salsa to me…

Doug Jones

Hmmm… I seem to be going by the name Dougaloo now… just so you don’t get confused. DON”T send it to any other of those LOO guys…

Dennis Jones

…I have been studying SocMo and trying to figure out what gives him his attitude… I think I got it… it’s the sock hat… my next monkey is gettin’ a sock hat…

Doug Jones

of course it’s the hat! you wouldn’t send a sock monkey out in this weather without a had would ya?

Dennis Jones

…word on the street is Huntington Monkey Grams will soon be offering their “aLOO” line of monkeys which features the DougaLOO Salsa Monkey, the DonaLOO No Coffee Monkey and the beloved original, RobaLOO Snuggle Monkey…

Don Jones

There’s nothing on Valentine’s Day that says “I love you” more than a car load of green wood, some stale chips and salsa, and a handcrafted Huntington Monkey Gram! Good job DennyLOO.

Dennis Jones

…who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive an old sock for a Valentines Day present?

Don Jones

It’s thoughtful AND economical!

Skip to my Loo

what about me?

Roballoo

If you wait too long, skipping to the loo is not a good idea.

Happy Valentines Day!

April 2, 2008

105Batman

In the afternoons I’ve been listening to Huntington’s Very Own, AM 1300, WBZQ. It is our hometown, 500 watt (19 watts at night) blow torch oldies station. Their slug line is, “we play the songs the other stations just won’t play”. Yesterday they played Disco Duck. Attention WBZQ… there might be a reason the other stations aren’t playing these songs anymore.

The Comments

Don Jones

I’m diggin’ your illustrations and grunged backgrounds combination platters.

Jason Bourne

Talk about perfect teeth. Bats fall in love with Catwoman?

Doug Jones

dentists could use this on a postcard to remind folks of their check ups. are those scratches in the background something you found somewhere or made?

Dennis Jones

…thats a photoshop brush Nick gave me years ago… when all else fails (and it usually does) go for the grunge look…

Terry Elliott

Dennis, I’m not one to complain, but simply putting hearts on the background doesn’t make this Valentine’s Day worthy. I was thinking the mouth could be re-worked to form the shape of a heart. It kinda does already. Thanks.—A concerned citizen

Dennis Jones

…ok, ok, you caught me… this was just a little 20 minute effort and I wanted to try out a new vector brush I found on the internet so I used it on the background and much to my surprise it had hearts on it but rather than spend another second on this picture I entitled it Happy Valentines Day in order to explain the hearts… I do like that heart shaped mouth idea, though…

Dennis Jones

Terry Elliott

Perfect! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Arbor Day!

Jason Bourne

Wow, that is awesome and funny!

Dennis Jones

HAPPY SAINT PATRICKS DAY!

Terry Elliott

Let me know when you start taking requests!

roballoo

Don’t let the real Batman see this – he just might do the same thing to your teeth.

Jason Bourne

LOL. Some days I fell like that.

Don Jones

I fall like that everyday.

mark behm

Hee hee. He’s great.

Jason Bourne

Oh man, I meant to write “feel” and wrote “fell”. And Don, that was just funny when I read your post, I needed this laugh.

Don Livermore

Dennis, I sent the email to you yesterday through your website, not this one. I just sent one on this site with my email address on it. Give me and shout and I’ll get back to you. See ya, Don

Dennis Jones

…done and done!

Don Livermore

Got it and sent a long email back to you. See ya, Don

Don Livermore

Happy Valentines Day? Hey, that reminds me of the guy that had chipmunks eat his car wiring.. That was weird! Don’t remember for sure who that was.. Your insurance paid to repair that didn’t it Dennis? ehehehhe. Don

Dennis Jones

…wow …I had forgotten all about that …we lived out in the middle of the woods and had no garage to park the car in… rodents decided to nest under the hood and chewed all the wiring out of our car… turns out, cars don’t work so good with no wiring… who’da thot?

Don Livermore

Dennis, I emailed you the Keegan Jones new owner of “Wheat State Pizza” in Springfield, MO article. Since you’ve not heard anything about it…it must not be “THE” Keegan Jones but the article is in your “in-box”…Don