A few weeks ago the Dare family decided to…paint their garage red!! :-0
To see more pictures, Naomi posted some on her blog:
A faithful reader of the Darefamily blog recently pointed out that the “Heard in the Dare house” section to the right rarely, if ever, includes comments, quips or quotes from one Naomi Dare. If you check out her profile page, you’ll understand why. You see, she’s “The Quiet One”. It’s not that she never talks. It’s just that she’s so inconspicuous, it’s tough to really capture her hilarious contributions to family conversation and put them on paper.
To rectify what could potentially be perceived as a marginalization of a single family member, we thought it would be best to perhaps bring Naomi’s work directly into the spotlight. A post solely dedicated to the creativity and yes, hilarity of some of her recent work. So with no further ado, we give you the below pictures with accompanying descriptions to display both the drawing and writing adventures of one Naomi Rae. Enjoy.
We think you’ll agree that the “girl” on the left is a primary contender for extreme makeover(not the Home Edition). But what’s with the one on the right? Wow! That’s a serious artistic improvement! We were all stunned when Naomi brought us this drawing. I kept accusing her of tracing this or of having someone else draw it and almost brought her to tears through my persistance. Woops. Sorry about that, sweetie. Anyway, great looking “Lady in red“, Naomi!
Here’s a closeup if you really want to examine every detail
Now, onto Nanoni’s recent writing exploits. Thanks to my beautiful Mother who, like any good Grandmother, loves to rid her house of almost anything, we were given an old “While you were out” message book complete with carbon copies. Naomi absolutely loves to walk around the house “taking messages” from all of us and diligently recording them for future use. Below are some samples.
A little background on this one. We are always getting telemarketer calls and wrong number debt collection messages on our answering machine. One of Naomi’s personal favorites is the one that starts with a soft and professional woman’s voice only to be interrupted when the electronic robot voice announces who the message is for – “Deidra Jones”. We all get quit a kick out of this one whenever it plays and so Naomi thought she’d get this memorable occurrence recorded in the Darefamily archives.
As I said above, Naomi loves to take dictation. Whenever she’s found the message pad she’s constantly asking us to “give her a message” and she’ll make sure it gets to the right party. This one came from me – after about the 20th time she had asked me for one. She didn’t laugh at anything I told her to write. Just looked at me strange each time. Jen smiled, so it was worth it.
My personal favorite. I still feel pain in my abdomen from the hysterical and sustained laughter that ensued when we read this one. Now, in all fairness, we did ask Naomi if she originally wrote “Stuff” or “Staff” and she did intend to write “Stuff.” But, because her “u” was almost closed at the top, we read it as an “a” and were dying. We asked if we could offer one editorial suggestion and make the “u” an “a” for full force facetiousness. To which, she agreed. Hey, I’ve met some of the Purple Heart staff and I can honestly say, I do think they would keep a group of cannibals busy for a while. LOL. Whole new meaning to “chewing the fat.” 🙂
So, there you have it. “The Quiet One” is alive and well. Yes, she doesn’t leave much of a footprint on the family blog, but she’s contributing in her own unique way behind the scenes. If anyone would like to see more of her work, let us know and she’ll send you a private email with attached resume. Like Peter said in the car the other day, “…it’s amazing what people will do in today’s economy”
I was in a training class at work recently and the instructor said he had “mad MS paint skills” as he began to draw a network diagram to illustrate a point. Googling that phrase brought this up.
Check it out- Mad MSPaint skills!
I can’t draw something in paint with any detail for more than about 20 minutes before I get a serious headache and a debilitating hand cramp.
This is now the new standard. Adjust your skillz accordingly.