Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Tripwire Was Anti-Climactic

Some of you—and I'm looking at you here, Jen—have asked what happened with the tripwire. See, I forgot to tell you because the actual tripwire turned out to be way less interesting than Alex's response to Jack's initial query. But while I knew how it turned out, somehow I forgot that I don't actually have a Jack-cam running in the sidebar to alert you to his doings.

That might be extreme. Even for me.

So here's the end of the story. Well, to begin with, it turned out that Jack wasn't really trying to kill me. In fact, he even made a warning sign.

Because, while he IS a terrorist, he is a RESPONSIBLE terrorist.

Here is a photo of the actual jump rope tripwire:

Let's just pretend that Jack's face isn't some weird, horrible, Jacob's Ladder-type blurry and that I didn't have to Photoshop pants onto Quinn to hide his nakedness and the fact that he had his hand down his underpants.

I figured that someone should trip over the thing, so when I went to bed about 30 seconds before Alex, I turned out all the lights and hid in the hallway to survey the situation. I'm sorry to report that he didn't fall (see what I did there?) for it.

So, altogether, sort of a disappointing/no-catch trap.


Unless...that was the decoy tripwire and there is another one hidden elsewhere.


Really, you can never be too careful around these people.


  1. I was wondering what happened... I'm also still wondering about the gerbils. Do you like keeping us in the dark?

  2. You've got mad skilz when it comes to photoshop! I had a coughing fit (thanks a lot!) when I saw that picture. OMG. Do I really have to wait til August to meet you IRL??

  3. I think that after Alex's response, my SECOND favorite part was the Photoshopped pants.

  4. Tripwires and hands-in-pants: having only girls is looking pretty good right now!

  5. Bahahahahahah! I love this picture!

  6. Quinn's little photoshopped pants are way cuter than they have any business being.

    I'm going to sleep better tonight knowing how this all turned out.

  7. the photoshopped pants are divine.

  8. OMG the pic (and subsequent retouching) is too much!

  9. I laughed so hard that Reilly came over to check out the madness. Turns out the picture isn't nearly as funny if you're an 8 year old boy... But I'm still thinking of those pants.

  10. That picture is worth way more than 1,000 words! LMAO!

    Kirsten, you have no idea...

  11. aaaahhhh, I need your mad photoshopping skillz for every pic of Boo until he was 7.

  12. OMG, I love the warning symbol. Love it even more than the photoshopped pants (which is saying something, believe me).

  13. I think it was the photoshopped pants that got me laughing outloud. Some of us really understand that one. LOL.


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