We own a house!

It is finally official! We are now the happy owners of the wonderful home at 5438 N Capitol Ave., in Indianapolis! Since we've lived there for almost a year, it doesn't feel too different, just very releaving to know it is all done and we don't have to deal with irrational sellers and unprofessional sellers agents! Whoohoo, we are aging rapidly.


Mustaches Are (Apparently) Awesome!

Much to Lynne's dismay, starting in November I will be growing a mustache! Why, you ask (especially given that the Smiley clan is not well known for facial hair)? Because Mustaches for Kids is an awesome organization that benefits DonorsChoose.org! Mustaches for Kids (or M4K) is a national organization with chapters around the country which recruit men to grow mustaches for one month to benefit a charity. We are starting a brand new chapter in Indianapolis (http://www.m4kindy.blogspot.com/), and I will be actively participating. Of course, the goal is to raise donations through DonorsChoose.org, so I've created a Giving Page for the challenge (as all mustache growers will be doing). Check out the sidebar for a widget linking to my challenge page, and you can also access it here. Donations are greatly appreciated!

Growing season starts November 13th, but feel free to donate at any time. The official end of the growing season (and projected funeral for my 'stache) is December 13th, but I am planning on vowing to keep the mustache longer if I get a ton of donations.

To get you all excited, here's the mustache-mascot for our Indianapolis chapter!


I'm Super-Famous

Since no one has responded to the previous post, I'm thinking that no one reads our blog...but you should, because I'm super-famous, and a blog of a famous person should get lots of traffic! What, you don't think I'm a celebrity? Replay Photos begs to differ. Replay Photos is a new company that partners with different universities to sell pictures from their sporting events and various traditions, and this morning I had an e-mail advertising a $35 coupon to purchase a picture online, so I checked out the website to see what was available. Since Purdue football is tanking right now, I was naturally drawn to men's basketball, where out of 19 pictures available, I am one of them: http://www.replayphotos.com/purduephotostore/mens-sports-print/the-st-valentines-day-massacre_12223.cfm

Now everyone in the world can buy a picture of me holding an awesome sign (credits to Jason Shore on the artwork) and hang it in a prime place in their home. Shouldn't I get a cut of these profits?