Good Job, Brent!

If you haven't seen this yet, you really should.

Obviously, Brent is the greatest actor of all time. He should be getting an Academy Award anytime now. (Pssst . . . Brent is the man behind the beak.) Oh, and did anybody else notice that Oliver Onion is a cannibal? That's just not right.


What to Do, What to Do

Not long after Alexis was moved to the toddler room at daycare, it occurred to me that it seemed a little crazy that we were paying the same amount for her to share her teachers with 19 other kids as we were when she only had to share with 4 other kids. It seems that the Parent Handbook specifically stated that rates were based on ages, now teacher ratio.

Now that seemed like a load of you-know-what to me, so I made like Alexis and threw a fit. And since Alexis is the daycare owner's favorite, it worked. We started paying the toddler rate a while back.

Now we are left to wonder what to do with all of that extra money. We could donate it to the Pirates (they obviously need some sort of help). We could buy a new house. We could buy a twin for Meg so that there was a lump of useless dog on both ends of our couch. We could hire someone to clean our house. We could go on a cruise around the world. The possibilities are endless.

But, the reality is it's only a lousy $5 per week. That's probably not going to make much of an impact on the Buccos. We would have to save for weeks to get even this house. The odds of another dog ever making it through our door during my lifetime are about a zillion to one. The only person that would take $5 per week to clean our house is the five year-old down the street. And $5 would probably get us as far as the Washington, PA. That's not exactly around the world. So I guess I'll just use the money to buy Alexis some more S'mores.


It's Great to be a Burgh Baby, Volume 3

It's great to be a Burgh baby because we have this guy . . . everybody, meet Jackson.

Jackson is the Man. Now you may be wondering why they keep him in that rather unsuitable area. The Pittsburgh Zoo claims its because male elephants are solitary. But really, it's because Jackson truly is the Man. Here, I'll prove it.

Meet Jackson's son, Scotty. He lives in Louisville.

Now meet Jackson's daughter, Tufani. She lives at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

OK, now meet Jackson't daughter, Kianga (she's the bigger one). She also lives at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

And now, meet Jackson's son Kedar. He lives at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Wait, we're not done yet. Jackson also has a daughter in Pittsubrgh. Her name is Victoria. And let's not forget about her step-sister, Calee. I couldn't find a photo of the two of them (and they weren't out when we were at the zoo, as far as I can tell), so you'll have to use your imagination.

These two were out when we were at the Zoo, however. Guess what . . . they're pregnant. Anybody want to guess who's the daddy? (The baby in the middle apparently wasn't fathered by Jackson.)

And that makes Jackson the most "productive" (totally not my word) elephant in the United States. That's one pimp of an elephant, and he lives in the Burgh.

And just what does Alexis think of all these elephant babies?

She thinks Jackson is cheese-tacular.