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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!!

The Poem of Gossamer’s Travels

Day Off

Our friend Grant wrote a poem! Thank you so much!!

Gossamer’s Travels by Grant Vega

Up and down
around the world
then in reverse

that’s the life we lead

With cookies, candies, & tea
Like pink evening clouds

and comic-cons dotting the way
sparkling telephone-poles
On a long road to our dreams

No cloudy day
or ill behaved
twilight “fan”
Can deter us

All are banished

with a single
Gossamer smash!

Yeah,
That’s just how we roll

Its another day
in the wild blue yonder

To read more poetry by Grant, check out his site:
thingamajigonsteroids.blogspot.com

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!

Taking a Break

During this month Gossamer and I will be working on Nanowrimo! If you are unfamiliar with it just out their website http://nanowrimo.org. It is National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel before the month ends. The only prize is the self satisfaction that you wrote a 50,000 word novel and lived to edit it the following month. We are a bit behind but catching up. It has defiantly been an interesting project and it has seriously driven us insane. I do not remember a time in our lives where we depended so much on caffeine.

In other news, our first attempt at the Gossamer 365 project did not do so well. (We have a weird love affair with insane projects.) It’s ok though, we want to try again but we are going to wait until January 1st. Also, with the new year coming, a lot of things will be changing. For one, Gossamer and family will be moving! Yup, we will be changing homes once again. We are still in the process of finding a new place, which is never fun. We are hoping to find something in the same general area. What we really want is to move to South Austin, but there is no way a heart-shaped monster can afford the apartments and studios there. We will continue to look though. We are also keeping our mind open to other options.

We also have been considering actually getting a real domain name for the site. We want to get on for the site’s two year birthday. We may even go as far as putting up a donation link to help with the funds. We know it the chances of someone donating to us just to get a domain name is one in a million, but it never hurts to try.

On a really serious note, Gossamer has been claiming to see a green creature stalking him. Neither GJ or I have seen it, but Gossamer says he saw something. He tells us it’s REALLY mean looking, fluffy, and has 3 horns. We are trying to get photographic evidence of this stalker. We will keep you up to date as the story progresses.

For funsies, here’s a picture of a pumpkin trying to eat gossamer:
Day 205: BAD HENRY!

Take Care!

Revenge of the Buns: Veggie Dog Eating Contest

Day 98: Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest

Event: Revenge of the Buns: Veggie Dog Eating Contest
When: July 4th, 2009
Where: Tiniest Bar in Texas (Austin, Tx)

Only in Austin, Texas will you find an event that has Zombie Veggie Hotdogs, a man dressed as a unicorn, other crazy costumes, and the mandatory live music all on Independence Day! July 4th was the 3rd annual Revenge of the Buns: Veggie Dog Eating Contest and it was a freakin’ blast! (We could have done without the record breaking heat, but whatever.) This 4th of July, we wanted to do something new and exciting! That resulted in us having a new found hatred of Hot Dogs…

Anyways, contestants in a doubles team or singles had 10 minutes to eat as many veggie dogs their bodies could take. Our team ate a combined total of 9.5 or 10.5 hot dogs. We were a bit delirious and lost count but we know for sure it’s over 9 and a half veggie dogs! The winning team ate 28 while the solo winner ate 16. We never knew how much it took to eat so much! Because of this event, we declared we are never entering in another food eating competition. Ever.

The event was amazing but seriously; keep hot dogs away from us!

Links:
More of our event photos
Event Photos by Matthew Wedgwood
Event Photos by Ed Lehmann
Event Photos by Ann Harkness
VeggieDogContest.Com
ILoveMikeLitt.com

Gossamer 365: 74-78

And even more adventures!!

Day 74: Random
Day 74: Random
We had no idea what to do today.

Day 75: Tornado?
Day 75: Tornado?
We stayed at my parents house that day. A tornado was said to hit near where Gossy and I live. Everything turned out fine for us and there was not any damage. Our car got hit with more hail though…

Day 76: Day of Mourning
Day 76: Sad, Sad Day
OUR CAMERA BROKE! We’re borrowing my mama’s camera for now. Gossy took a while to stop crying.

Day 77: No Trespassing
Day 77: Uh-oh
You’re not allowed in there!!

Day 78: Mt. Bonnell
Day 78: Mt. Bonnell
Gossy and I took a little trip to Mt. Bonnell in Austin, Texas. It’s a wonderful view of the city. To check out the rest of our pictures from that trip, click here!

Gossamer 365: Days 39-43

YAYZ! We’re still on the project. A photo a day is a pain to do. We have such boring lives, it’s hard to make it seem more interesting.

Day 39: Dark and Mysterious
Day 39: Dark and Mysterious
Gossy was trying to be mysterious. Isn’t he so cute!? Er… I mean, SCARY.

Day 40: An Apple A Day…
Day 40: An Apple A Day....
An apple a day keeps the mad doctors away.

Day 41: Country Road~
Day 41: Country Road
That used to be one of our favorite hang out spots. Unfortunately, the area is surrounded by construction to build houses. Pretty lake, no more.

Day 42: The Wedding Fairy
Day 42: Wedding Fairy
Gossy will be helping me make a wedding cake for some family friends! If the cake comes out decent, we’ll post pictures!

Day 43: Beam Me Up Gossy!
Day 43: Beam Me Up Gossy
We went to go see Star Trek at the Alamo Draft House. They actually had their own transporting-thingy station!! The Alamo DH is amazing~