Posts Tagged ‘ adventures ’

Between A Rock and A Weird Place

We came to a point where we had to make a choice. We could either continue this project or end it. This project was based on Gossamer’s travels but he is no longer with us. We’ve searched, called, cried, and tried everything we could to find him, but no luck. After much debate and even more crying, we decided to continue the project. Gossamer wouldn’t want us to end it.

The problem is, Gossamer was unique. How do we continue without him? Well, obviously there will be changes. Until further notice, GJ is in charge. He misses his Papa, but he’s the best qualified for the job. He’s first act as head traveler was to call his family and friends. Many of them have volunteered to take Gossamer’s place during some trips. Over the next few weeks we will introduce the new members to our little traveling group.

Our Gossamer 365 project is still going. We won’t post every picture here for several reasons. Actually, just one reason: we’re lazy busy. If you still want to follow it, you just have to click this link.

For today though, here’s a few of my favorite Gossamer pictures:

This was one of our earlier pictures roughly 2 years ago. It was the first time people stared weirdly at us and it was far from the last.
Fredericksburg 1

We just adore this picture. Gossamer plays a pirate!!
Look Out

Gossamer Meets Tony Todd! We were really nervous because we never really took pictures with other people.
Day 21: Gossy Meets Tony Todd

The Cuteness speaks for itself.
Day 72: Back Home!!!

He always gets stuck in the most random of places:
Day 56: Fun at the Faire

Our Favorite Spot:
Lake Pflugerville

Finally, the last picture he took with us:
Day 60: The Last Picture

So that’s it. Gossamer is gone and we have to move on now. We will continue traveling, reading, and going to strange events. We won’t give up looking for our Gossy though. If ANYONE in the Austin/Pflugerville/Round Rock area know where Gossamer is, please contact me immediately.

We miss him. We want him back.

No More Laziness Because Our Family Is Growing!

We are back from not doing anything! We spent so much time relaxing, not worrying about responsibility, ignoring the blog. Ya know, the usual. Of course, we have kept up to date with our Gossamer 365 project. (The whole taking a picture everyday for a year of either Gossamer or GJ). I guess whoever reads this is wondering about the mysterious letter we got and if we got it deciphered. Yes we did, and we have a HUGE apology to send out to Francis… the Green Monster.

It turns out he wasn’t stalking Gossamer! (Well… he was but not to hurt him). Francis was just trying to get his autograph!! This is the translation of Francis’ letter:

Gossamer,

I apologize if I have frightened you over the the past few months. As you can see, I have no arms so it is hard for me to write or communicate with sign language. I thought being a fellow monster, you would understand the RAWR language. When we first meet, you were suppose to go to the Grand Canyon. When I went to ask for your autograph, I tripped, knocking you over. I cannot apologize enough for my actions. When the driver arrived, he assumed I was the traveling monster and took me along. He did not understand me since humans rarely speak RAWR. While I feel horrible about what has occurred, it would be a lie to say I did not enjoy my time. I meet a nice couple of humans and a traveling kitty. They helped me take pictures and helped me get back home. I hope in time you can come to forgive me and even someday call me friend.

-F

What a well versed little fellow! After much talking, Gossamer, GJ, and I have decided to adopt the little green monster. He only speaks RAWR but our friend from North Carolina has sent us a RAWR to human translation book to help us out.

GJ seems to adore his new brother… Gossamer is still a little hesitant. Anyways, for our 2 year anniversary we invited Francis to join us. He was just so cute and looked happy to be part of our weird, little family. He’s shy, but seems to love cupcakes.

NOM NOM NOM

He even showed us his Grand Canyon pictures! Here’s a few:

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Francis is just reading some info on the Grand Canyon

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Francis looking at the view with his friend KITTY!

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It snowed while he was there!

All the pictures are amazing. (Click Here For the Rest) We’re so happy that Francis turned out to be a travel enthusiast and cupcake lover instead of a psychotic killer…

Until our next adventure, Toddles!!

Random Days for a Random Monster

Not much has been going on this week. We have been mostly focusing on settling in our new home. Luckily, we were able to go out and about and have some fun. We’re cool like that.

Day 12
Day 12: Fountain Fun
Tuesday was such a surprisingly nice day, we just HAD to spend it outside. Did you know tea, water fountains, and ignoring responsibilities are ingredients for a perfect day? Oh yes, it’s true.

Day 13
Day 13: WTF?
The green monster thing has defiantly followed us to our new home! (Click the picture for a better view) Gossy was just trying to make himself look nice for the day and then that thing appeared from behind the curtain. CREEPY!!!!!

Day 14
Day 14: Books Or Death
We have over 200 books… Organizing those after moving is not easy. Gossy got stuck on top of a tall pile…

Day 15
Day 15: ...blech...
Today was bleak. It started of a bit sunny but then quickly changed to Doom and Gloom. All we wanted to do was forget everything and crawl back into bed. Even heart-shaped monsters have bad days…

We’re not going to let a bit of bleakness stop us though! We have high hopes for the next few days, so Toodles for now!

G365 and No Internet

As of today, I no longer have the internet at my home. I won’t have it again until I move from my apartment. We will still continue our Gossamer 365 project, we just do not know when we’ll be able to update them on the site.

Anyways, here are Days 2-4 of our project.

Day 2
Day 2: The Road To Old Settlers Park
To relax, we decided to take a nice walk at Old Settler’s Park. When we got there we found a hidden trail and took that instead. Barbed wire would stop the average monster, but not Gossy!

Day 3
Day 3: The Dog Whisperer
I think Gossy can communicate with dogs… Either that or the dog is trying to figure what the heck Gossy is.

Day 4
Day 4: No Net
And here we are today; in a cafe. We will probably be here often until we have internet access at home again.

Well, that’s it for today! toodles

Writing Fools

Gossy writing away

It is a bad habit of ours to take on ridiculous projects. This month, we decided to participate in Nanowrimo. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is when you sit down, throw your sanity out the window, and write a novel within one month. Your goal is to reach 50,000 words by the the 30th. Crazy, I know. We are not doing too bad. As of now we have roughly 25,000 words (68 pages). We have a little status bar on the side if anyone is interested in our progress… Anyone? Hello? Yea… you. You are totally interested in our crazy writing project progress.

The best part is of course the writing meet-ups. Recently we tortured our brains in a 12 hour lock down. Yea, you read that right. For 12 long hours we stayed in a building and wrote with a couple dozen other folks. We were doing good until about 1 am when we took a break and played Apples to Apples. After that, Gossamer needed a nap.

Gossy Taking a nap durinthe the lockdown

It was hard to sleep when all you can think about is your word count. Luckily there was some food and caffeine heavy drinks to help us stay awake for rest of the event.

Mmm.... food.

It was a great, and brain melting event. We plan to go to a few more meet-us, just none as crazy as that one. The meet-ups are the only time we can actually sit down, and focus on writing. If we are left alone then we end up playing games, watching movies, or work on this blog.

Just for the heck of it, here is another picture of Gossamer at the Lock Down with a wombat, some penguins, and William Shatner’s head.

Gossy and Shatner

Toodles.

Thrill the World GJ!

On October 24, GJ and I went to Seaholm Power Plant to be part of Thrill The World! It’s a world wide event where everyone dances to Michael Jackson’s Thriller at the same exact time. (We’re part of a world record!!) After the event we all had a Michael Jackson dance party.

GJ Taking Dance Lessons:
Thrill The World 2009 - Austin, Texas

Watch out!!!
Thrill The World 2009 - GJ is done for

Poor lil’ GJ almost got bit a few times, but he managed to survive without catching any zombie viruses. I did make him take a bath in Purell after the event though… Luckily, all his anti-zombie shots are up to date!

Missed Day

It took us well over a hundred days, but we finally missed a day. On August 3rd, we forgot to take picture 128. About 3-am the next day, we woke up, had a mild panic attack, then went back to sleep.

Day 127: Ready To Cook
This is day 127.

Day 129: Sleepy Despair
This is day 129.

As you can see, there is simply no 128. Gossamer was depressed for a few days, but now we have to get over it! The project has to continue!

Day 132: GJ having a bit of fun
GJ doesn’t really care. He saw something shiny and was happy.