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Stutz family reunion in Cokeville

After spending a few days at the cabin, getting things ship-shape, I drove down to the Grand Tetons to pick up Susan and the kids. We spent a day in the park, and then motored to Cokeville to stay with sister Karla and her family. Rob, Grandpa Joe, and Yia Yia were all there too, so we made quite the reunion out of things.

We had a loud 4th of July, and just spent some good time hanging out with each other.

Front - Grandpa Joe, Alea, Breck. Back - Yia Yia, Dave, Susan.

Mr. Giallongo goes to Cairo

Image from the New York Times article on the soccer riots – there’s Rob, right in the thick of things!!

Supermoon

SupermoonA full moon on one of the closest approaches to Earth results in a “Supermoon,” and last night was one of them (apparently they biggest in 18 years, so there you go). We had educational consultant Erma Anderson over for dinner on the Kiara rooftop and enjoyed the evening under the Mumbai star (singular designation intentional).

While we didn’t feel any different about things with the moon, perhaps it is setting the stage for a spectacular Holi celebration. We can only hope!!

Text Message Thursday – Rumours

Remember that old game “gossip?” Apparently it is ready to tear this city apart:

Mumbai Police requests citizens not to believe rumours. As Mumbaikars let us jointly resolve to maintain communal harmony.

Sender – CP (Central Police) Mumbai

Superfight!

Superfight!

This story is about 2 friends playing ball. But the ball becomes a bomb. One of the friends said that the other friend made it a bomb, so they had a sword fight and got knocked out by a giant ball from the sky.

Brecks hard home work.

Today I had some hard home work. I had to do ,witing a story and much more but i got it done THE END

Spamtastic!

Who knew that writing a blog was such a draw for spammers? Since we’ve started this thing, our comments have received a ton of ‘trackbacks’ that are nothing but spam. I guess spammers figure this is such high-quality writing that it deserves a lot of advertising. (I do find it a little sad that I’ve had more spam than actual comments!) I wonder how real-life bloggers deal with the amount of junk they must get – I suppose they have plenty of outsourced workers here in India to wade through and clean up their comments…

Well, until I hire such a staff, don’t include any of the following words in your comments or else they’ll be marked as spam: phentermine, cialis, valium, zoloft, meridia, topamax, propecia, prozac, elavil, xanax, diazepam, promethazine, tramadol, estradiol, cymbalta, prednisone, tylenol, bupropion, cipro, ambien, fioricet, altace, ephedra, adderall, cyclobenzaprine, glucophage, doxycycline, amoxicillin, percocet, lexapro, hydrocodone, vicodin, mortgage, or insurance. You are still welcome to mention Viagra, however. You’re welcome, Uncle Rob.

Sdrawkcab

I hate the way most blogs are ‘backwards.’ The most recent stuff is at the top, and to figure out what has already happened, you need to scroll all the way down to the bottom and then start working your way up, reading everything ‘backwards,’ rather than having everything logical and sensible – starting from the top and going down.

I spent an inexcuseable amount of time last night searching for the right piece of code snippet to put these posts in what I consider to be the correct order, but I finally found it. {BTW, the code, which goes just inside the first <?php get_header(); ?> in the index.php file in the content folder (the main index template) is: <?php
// next line added to reverse post order
$posts = query_posts($query_string .’&orderby=date&order=asc&posts_per_page=-1′);?>
in case you were wondering…}

So, until I change my mind, this blog will be from the top down because that’s the way (uh huh uh huh) I like it (uh huh uh huh).

And oh yes, if you’ve got enough time to be reading someone’s blog every day, so that you never miss anything and never have to go ‘back in time’ to figure out what is going on, then you have entirely too much time on your hands and need to get out more. So there.

Update – October 29, I’ve decided to pull the code and see if I like it any better the old-school way.