Shaking the Magic Google Ball

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29 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I enjoy reading your blog while I’m supposed to be working. Meme on!


  2. Dr Em says:

    I bought the DVD of Adventures in Babysitting a couple months ago. I loved that movie. It inspired me and my friend, Joanna, to start our own neighborhood babysitting business, called EmJo.

  3. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    Great list and a fun meme. I read anything you write with Great Expectations.

    “Dandy” is a perfect name for a Poodle, even if he doesn’t teach in a college. Although of course he should.

  4. furiousBall says:

    I nearly spit the Pepsi out when I read the end of this… there’s a Minny camera in here somewhere isn’t there?

    that cake… give it to me?

  5. Diana says:

    Ug. And I thought my first non-babysitting job of bussing tables in an all-you-can-eat buffet was sucky. At least I got to look for more than the letter “R” through my days.

  6. Dan says:

    You’ve been to Iceland! Me too! In fact I spent about two months there if you all add it up. But I never got to the northern capital like you did. I was in the Keflavik and Rejkavik area.

    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral? I loved the Eisenstein movie. It’s one of my all-time favorites.

    Happy holidays and stuff Jocelyn!

  7. Claire says:

    “and that’s all he wore”
    That must have been one helluva wedding!
    My first job besides babysitting was scooping dog poop at the Pet Hotel.

  8. geewits says:

    I won some money once doing something like that. I spelled something with Pepsi somethings. I was pregnant at the time and I WAS BABYSITTING, so I turned up at this Pepsi warehouse pregnant, toting a drooling baby and looking for my $20 from Pepsi caps. What a sight that must have been!

  9. Theresa says:

    I should be out Christmas shopping, but it’s cold out, and your blog is much warmer, so here I am reading instead of shopping. So is the soup in Bulgaria supposed to be any good? I’m sure it’s warm at least. 🙂

  10. AmyTree says:

    That is a great meme…. I may borrow it one day! Until then, I will just enjoy yours. 🙂

  11. Glamourpuss says:

    Hope the marking ends soon. I don’t envy you (and am secretly rejoicing that my days of marking are OVER).

    Look again at your poodle pictures – I’ve never seen a poodle that isn’t manic.


  12. AmyTree says:

    Okay, I give in – I’m borrowing it!!

  13. August says:

    Are you sure that isn’t you striking the Liberty pose?

    That Pepsi story is definitely a first.

    Good Luck with those papers, Joc. Remember, it’s Christmas.


  14. Jazz says:

    Hey! I have the photo meme in my drafts, all I have to do is tag on the pics. Not the same questions though.

  15. lime says:

    i am so stealing this to use when i need an idea.

    so tell me, how much therapy have you needed in order to overcome what aversion to pepsi you must have developed that summer?

  16. Franki says:

    LOL! Erm, I mean, I’m laughing out loud over here at your Past Pet Name bit.

    Sorry, Engrish teacher.

  17. Tammie Jean says:

    You have such fun answers! Great job! My first job was babysitting too… imagine, being paid to sit and watch TV! This funded my insane 80’s wardrobe and aquanet back in the day…

  18. SQT says:

    Hm, I think I would’ve liked to have seen a picture of the real groom wearing ‘just’ the vest.

  19. Tai says:

    I agree with sqt!


    What a great and fun post. Maybe I’ll burrow it.

  20. Tai says:

    No. I won’t burrow it. That’s not possible.

    But I might BORROW it. I can do that, right?

  21. frannie says:

    that is very interesting about the pepsi.

  22. Gledwood says:

    That was a lovely post…
    people have stopped tagging me with “memes” after I got tagged about 7 times in a week and spectacularly failed to “fulfil” any one of them!!


  23. CS says:

    That cake. Want that cake. Must…have…that…cake.

    Okay, I’ve snapped out of it.

    Fun meme.

  24. Princess Pointful says:

    It may be a mere meme, but it still provided valuable (and comical!) Jocelyn info… so I’m plenty okay with that.

  25. Girl on a Wire says:

    You sound like my sis when she is in marking season, hope you get to the end of the papers soon. The meme style is most amusing, I like it very much, especially the bit about falling off rocks drunk, its the kind of tale you dine out on for years and bring up at family dos.

  26. August says:

    Jocelyn, dear. I didn’t want to intrude on your end of term chaos, but how else am I to wish you & fam a Merry Christmas?

    All the best to you four. Can’t wait to see what the little guys got for Christmas. Hugs & heartiness and all that good stuff.


  27. My Reflecting Pool says:

    I like the photo meme. Dandy is a great name for a poodle. Infact, Dandy is a great name for any pet.

  28. Voyager says:

    Meme or right out of nowhere, I love reading you. I’ve been AWOL because of a family illness for a while, missed reading your posts.

  29. cathy says:

    My fav actor is in that babysitting movie but I have never seen it.(sorry boring comment)
    Have a great Christmas!

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