Comments: More Stories with Bones

Hmmmm...I remember a science project with your younger sister.... hmmm. She "baked " a bunch of roly poly bugs in a small aquarium. Bones is in good company when he's with his aunty.

Posted by Angus of Jura at September 27, 2011 09:07 PM

Dad, Don't think for a minute when I was writing this that I wasn't thinking of Mo's Roly Poly science experiment... Heh.

Posted by Bou at September 27, 2011 09:20 PM

Okay, I know Bones picked the pose and whatnot, but shouldn't the photographer have been enough of a professional to realize that the parents might not want a photo like that?

Posted by Andrew Phule at September 27, 2011 10:10 PM

Ah, science fair. My eldest realised the night before the fair that he had yet to start. The project, best trash bag. We were out on the sidewalk at 11 o'clock at night trying to measure the same amount of water into different brand trash bags and then drag them up and down the street to determine strength. Yah, he won.

Posted by AC at September 28, 2011 02:47 AM

Wait a minute!!! I did not put mine off. I just didn't know what to feed them. It was a perfectly good concept...if they had food.

Posted by Morrigan at September 28, 2011 08:39 AM

Oh, Lord. Science projects.

Oldest son had the caveman spear which it turns out was pretty good at piercing drywall. And then there was the model of Mt. Baker (our neighborhood volcano). It was constructed using an elevation map of the mountain, and apparently our reproduction was sufficiently "accurate". Daughter and I were up until 4 am ... actually saw the sun rising over Mt. Baker ... as we were working on the thing. Papier mache stuck all over a chicken wire skeleton. Only problem is, it wouldn't stick! We ended up getting creative with the ingredients. We were so tired we started laughing at anything and everything. I was immensely grateful for the science teacher! He actually loved the model and asked to keep it. I should invite him to have a look at the other school projects we've got stashed around here ...

Posted by PeggyU at September 28, 2011 03:33 PM

And then there was Morrigan's project on stars that used dryer lint to represent a burned out super nova. Nice touch.

Posted by Angus of Jura at September 28, 2011 04:45 PM

OMG! Bou, you REALLY should post a spew alert before these Bones posts (and the comments!). I'm crying here, picturing the class pictures, and the science project! Thanks for the giggles!

Posted by Mary at September 28, 2011 09:11 PM

@Mary: The title is "More Stories with Bones" how much more of an alert do you need?

Posted by Andrew Phule at September 28, 2011 09:40 PM

Andrew- You'd think... except it was actually one of the options, so SOMEONE does. Just not this family. Big FACE. BIG.

AC- I think you win. I can't quit laughing at the thought of hauling trash bags full of water. We have one we have to do next year... holy crap.

Mo- And considering how many years ago, and there was no internet to look up rolypoly food... you might get a pass.

Peggy- I'm telling you now, if I'm up at 4AM working on ANYONE'S science project... I won't be laughing! You are a far better person than I!

Dad- I remember that one too! But didn't you think of this crap for her?

Mary- I gotta scan in that picture. I know it's prolly illegal, but I have to take a picture to show y'all. And when he hid it at first and said, "Mom..." I thought he was going to apologize for having such long hair in it. He didn't get his hair cut until AFTER the picture. So I thought he was going to say, "Mom, you were right. I should have had my haircut first..." But no... it was "Mom, I really thought I picked the right pose..." Good Grief.

There is concern at work, my coworkers know the moldy bread story... my life keeps them entertained... they come by and ask for stories sometimes... there is concern that not all of the bread will be remembered and I could end up with bread in my house, hidden and moldy for months to come. it was suggested someone make a map of all the places he put the bread. Because... we're talking about Bones.

Posted by Bou at September 28, 2011 10:13 PM

I can tell you from personal experience, that this is not an unfounded concern. Also, Bones will not understand the need at all, untill 3 weeks from now he is fininshing up the report, replete with the ins and outs of his 5 data points and Bou points out - Bones, didn't your original means and methods have 6 data points? Yes this happened, not mold - yeast. It was awesome.

Posted by Web at September 29, 2011 06:27 AM

Mom was the creative one- she came up with the lint. I think she helped me paint the styrofoam balls too.

Posted by Morrigan at September 29, 2011 07:27 AM