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Happy Birthday, Neeraj!

January 14th, 2011

Ah yes. The day has arrived. The annual Day of Embarrassing Neeraj. How I love this day! Every year on his birthday I find my favorite, supremely unflattering picture of Neeraj taken from the previous year and plaster it for all the world to see.

I am so glad I have a blog.

Neeraj is a good looking guy. Take this pic for example:  the butt chin, the swath of silky black hair, the aviators projecting just the right amount of cool…oh and that silly building behind him just seems to add to his suave allure (At least in this pic. Reality is a whole other story.):

But, even good looking guys take awful pictures and one of my favorite things about this man is that he truly doesn’t give a fig what people think. Let me support this by presenting this year’s AWFUL PICTURE.


So congrats, Neeraj. Congrats on making it another year, being a wonderful father to our son and providing me with yet another awful picture of you. But, most of all, congrats on being such an AMAZING man with SO MUCH INTEGRITY that you will never, EVER retaliate with awful pictures of me. Because we both know you have an endless supply of those.

(Editor’s Note: this really is his Costco membership card. )

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House = WIN, Furnishings = FAIL

September 2nd, 2010

Lots to love about this house. I would live there if you asked me. However, I can’t help but feel that the owners forked over a ton of dough to get this amazing piece of property so they could have that view….and then ran out of money and had to use Aunt Verna’s sofa / chair set thing circa 1979 and Uncle Kanye’s coffee table circa 1985.

The dining table and chairs are great and I love ‘em but the incongruency is killing me. The sofa / big chair / whatever-it-is looks like it should be sitting on orange shag carpeting  and reeking of da herb and, by the looks of the cushions, it hosted many a hippie. The mobile coffee table looks like it should be sitting across from a plastic covered sofa “leased” from Rent-To-Own and across from a bookshelf made of shiny peach laminate. I like to think that, at one time, it had legs but they morphed slowly over time into wheels because they are trying to get away from that sofa.

And the vases (that’s “vah-zyz” when you have this much money) full of cut flowers? I assume that their local hospital had to get rid of some extra arrangements that patients left behind. I only hope the part of the dining table not pictured doesn’t have yet two more. Perhaps they just never want dinner guests and completely covering the expanse of wood is their passive aggressive way of suggesting you don’t hint at a dinner invitation.

Deep thoughts by Jessica Thompson

(photo credit: Humberto Hermeto)

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Laughter Needed

April 14th, 2010

Today was one of those days when all you can do is laugh or cry. I choose to laugh because it covers the pain and effortlessly shoves it down into the nether regions of my psyche, never to be heard from again (or until I’ve had enough wine.) I kid, I kid. Laughter is the best medicine and, after the pool-size pile of crap that landed on my head today, I need it. So I looked at this picture and LAUGHED.

There are almost TOO many captions possible.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes (or 6 yo’s)

March 25th, 2010

This morning on the way to school, our Car-versation (a term I coined for our daily morning conversations on the way to school) topic was Martin Luther King, Jr. A worthy topic, no?  Rohan is very intrigued with him and it makes my heart glad that he has the wherewithal to choose MLK Jr. over SpongeBob.  He loves talking about what kind of man he was, why he did what he did etc. And I means LOVES. As in hours and hours of chatter and noise and me blindly feeling around for some espresso.

Anyhow, this morning he said a particularly astute comment which I will share with you.


Me:  …So Martin Luther King Jr. tried to teach people to react to hate with love. Meaning that, when someone is mean to you, he saw that is was better to not be mean back, but rather remember to  love.

Ro:  So if someone is mean to me or doesn’t like me because I’m brown, I should try to be nice to them?

Me:  Yes, that is the idea. Love doesn’t mean you have to love them like you love Mommy and Daddy but treat them with all the things that ARE love, like kindness and respect..

Ro:  But what if they’re really REALLY mean?

Me:  If you react with meanness, it will only make them meaner.

Ro:  So he said to love them even when they’re mean?

Me:  Yes, buddy..

Ro:  Did he say I could use kung fu moves too?

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Uncle Matt + Ro = Photo Booth Fun

March 16th, 2010

This is what happens when Uncle Matt babysits Rohan:

Grim N Ro from Jessica Thompson on Vimeo.

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1/2 Indian 6 yo male version of Beyonce?

March 5th, 2010

Ro Gettin’ Down from Jessica Thompson on Vimeo.


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Laugh o’ the Day

January 31st, 2010

There are so many things wrong with this picture. Where to start? I can’t begin to understand how these guys are related because Mr. Pink Nylon does not go with Mr. Dreds or Mr. Frat Boy standing behind him. And Mr. Super Speedo doing bike tricks behind him? He’s gets an A+ for execution and timing.

(Photo Credit: Photobomb )

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January 20th, 2010

Monkey in store checkout line wearing a diaper.  Monkey staring lovingly at the Banana Keeper that his owner is getting ready to buy him.  Me, laughing.

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