Friday, March 28, 2008

Hi AJ!!

I have this picture of you catching a football at Thanksgiving dinner 2005 at Grandma's. It's pretty good. You are really concentrating. Talk to you soon.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hi Chloe!!

I see you left a few comments on my blog. I am glad to see you are visiting. I dug out this picture from 2006 to post here. It is the latest I have. Stop by often to see what we are doing.

Uncle Karl

Sunday, March 23, 2008

2008 Easter Egg Competition Winner: Emily Rozzo and Butterfly

...and the results of the 2008 Easter Competition are:

Receiving the Popular vote: Memoirs of a Geisha 8 votes
Artist: Mary Monk
Comments: A broad based favorite also receiving the most comments. (Tammy, the boys understood. Thanks Rebecca.)

Egg Pool: 4 votes
Artist: Jake Monk
Voting demographics: broad spectrum, no clear profile. Young, a bit older, North and South.

Butterfly: 4 votes
Artist: Emily Rozzo
Although some of the votes came in after the deadline, in the spirit of a fine Chicago election, I counted them.

Easter Sundae: 3 votes
Artist: Emily Rozzo

Stein visits: 2 votes
Artist: Jake Monk
Interesting voting demographics on Stein visits. Sam (age <1 year) and Stephanie (Katie's friend)... humm, I wonder how old. The artist, Jake Monk, has a warped (smart people call it eclectic) sense of humor. Clearly, Stephanie is also marching to a different drummerette.

D-egg Care: 1 vote
Artist: Mary Monk

OU Peace: 1 vote
Artist: Andrew Monk (collaborating artist in absentia, Miss NJ)

The REAL Easter Bunny: 1 vote
Artist: Andrew Monk The question was asked: Where to Easter Eggs come from? Answer: China.

Freedom doesn't come in a bottle: 1 vote
Artist: Andrew Monk

Sean and Danny: 0 votes
Artist: Sean

School Spirit: 0 votes
Artist: Danny Monk (collaboration: Jake Monk)

DG: 0 votes
Artist: Mary Monk

And the winner is: Butterfly
(super delegate voting is never fully understood, but very effective in manipulating results)

Contenders: D-egg Care, Butterfly and DG. Each of the three finalists demonstrated merit, but Butterfly ended up winning.

Clearly, Butterfly, while not winning the popular vote (what do the people know?) was the best of the entries. Butterfly would win if entered in a larger contest.

Congratulations to Butterfly, the winner of the 2008 Easter Egg competition.

All results are final (unless money is available to prompt a re-count.)
Big Dad (See you all again next year.)

Reference Posts: Hillary and D-egg Care

Inspiration comes from many sources.

Late Entry, Hillary, Yes, I'm Irish

Easter 2008

2008 presented another hard fought Easter Egg competition.
Vote for your favorite.
Voting closes 8pm EST Sunday evening.

Brutal competition

Sean and Danny

Memoirs of a Geisha

Stein visits

OU Peace (front and back shots, of course)

The REAL Easter Bunny

D-egg Care


Egg Pool

Easter Sundae

School Spirit: The OSU Buckeyes

Freedom doesn't come in a bottle!!


Monday, March 10, 2008


Jody is now the gf with seniority!

Andrew is 22

Family picture (left to right) Mary, Danny on phone, Andrew, Jody (no father, as usual)