Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I have been missing 'My Stories'

Dear Cousin Council,

I have missed 'my stories' the past couple weeks and desparately need to know what is happenning between Jim and Pam. Can someone fill me in??

Friday, May 26, 2006

new-fangled millennium hippies

It looks like I'm the only CC member without their own blog or myspace page. The only exception is Andrew, but he's an exception to most everything.

And, just think, the CC has had a long history of fighting coercion, pressure, and injustice (read = fight the R's). But now it seems like everyone has given in, pushing aside the obvious conveniences of the telegram (and steel traps).

Anyways, this rambling post is just to tell you that I caved in and started my own blog: http://potentialgetawaydriver.blogspot.com. Feel free to check it out every now and then. I'm working on another post that should drop sometime in October.

You hyperlink/html fans can click here.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

To clear up the rumors

I would like to utilize the blog to clear up any rumors that first began with the telegram. As the telegram system is outdated and has drastically declined in use over the past 82 years, I will be using the blog as the primary source to clear up any rumors that The Cousin Council and all our secret readers may have heard. As we all know, I am the sole single member of the Council. (Andrew doesn't count because he lives in a submarine and I got a telegram saying he was married anyway)

Origination: (Grandma + Oliva)X (Sara + Hamdy)= Rumor 1
Rumor 1 - Danara is dating an Egyptian
Truth 1 - What?? No. While at one time I was talking with an Egyptian, we certainly never did or will 'date.'

Origination: Mom + Grandma - Danielle = Rumor 2
Rumor 2 - Danara is bringing an Egyptian to Liz's wedding
Truth 2 - No. My friend Ahmed had once talked of visiting over that time period, but I have not spoken with him in a couple months.

Origination: Mom + Grandma = WHAT?
Rumor 3 - Danara is dating a Jewish boy named Tom
Truth 3 - No. Danara has both a Jewish friend and a friend named Tom, but I am dating neither and Tom is not Jewish and the Jewish friend's name is not Tom.

Origination: Danielle + Mom + Grandma = Rumor 4
Rumor 4 - I am dating a boy that lives in Nashville.
Truth 4 - No. I have two friends that I talk with often who are from Nashville, again I am dating neither.

Origination: Aunt Olivia + Uncle Mike + New York + Sushi + Danara = Truth 5
Rumor 5 - Aunt Olivia is already planning for me to marry a worship leader from Michigan
Truth 5 - Yes.

How could I forget??
Origination: (Mom + Grandma - Danielle) X (Grandma + Sara + Hamdy) = Rumor 6
Rumor 6 - Danara was in Chicago visiting an Egyptian?
Truth 6 - No. I was in Chicago visiting a wide array of old friends, none of which included an Egyptian.

That clears it up for now...I think. Please keep me informed of any other telegrams you may recieve.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

faster than the telegram

Danielle to grandpa& ma hillman: I hear your having a fishing brigade next week....uncle mike, sara, hamdy.

Grandma looking amazed: How did you know that?

Danielle: The blog

Grandma: Boy! That email blog gets stuff around faster than the telegram...

It sure does...It sure does.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Would you like to join our fishing trip?

Uncle Pike, Hamdy, and I will be in Ohio fishing with Grandma and Grandpa Hehe next week. We are driving down on Monday and returning Thurs. Hope to see some of you!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Our Squire

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Evolution of Dancing

you got to have high speed internet to appreciate this, but pretty entertaining


Saturday, May 06, 2006

Shout out to Liz

Liz and Doug-looks like I probably will be here for your wedding after all! My funding for Egypt doesn't seem to be coming through for silly bureacratic reasons and definitions of what a language "contact hour" is. SO Frustrating! But, I'm glad I can be here to enjoy your day! And you know what this means Liz--I want an important wedding job--you better not have handed them all out!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Fiasco has unfortunate Synonyms

Psst... New Wedding Page

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

shout out!

Well pretty much I just got tired of the same post everytime I looked at the CC blog. So here I am changing it up! But Mostly I would like this to be a shout out to queen Sarapatra as I am interested on what is going on with the house search, etc. Also, Call it Courage, any decisions made on your internship? As for me, I am in the midst of weddings now that our basement baby is engaged, Billy and I just hope that our eldest daughter danara can settle down and find a husband. (that last line was actully somthing that came out of Billy's mouth one night)