Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dr. Pax, or Dr. Evil...

hmmm....Everybody has their own likes, dislikes, thoughts that consume much of their time, and they are probably never quite the same for any two people on this planet. That said, Hans is in agreement with Dr. Pax on this one.

Would you prefer that I fill you on the wicked day of windsurfing I had this afternoon? I will spare you the details, but suffice it to say that Hans is starting to come into his own with the skill of jumping/catching air/launching it/skieing/touching the clouds/jumping over the adirondack mountains/you should probably get the point by now. The swells on Lake Champlain get super, super big and steep.

Who else thinks that Hilary should move to Vermont? Don't be shy...

Peace out

mario rocks my world

i thought we were supposed to post things that are interesting to the others, and that are "worth writing about."

does mario versus sonic qualify????

anyone, anyone?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fear of Palindrome

The fear of palindromes is called:


I see you!!!

hannahs new work out outfit,
stretches before the big race,
the head band works real swell to keep hair out of eyes

Far too much time...

has anybody else noticed that Fletcher has far, far to much time on his hands???

Hanser out
Peace out
Rock out

The Changes in Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a game that pits the likes of Mario, Gannon, Link, Pikachu, Sonic, Solid Snake and numerous other characters against one another in a 2d fighter of pure awesome.

Gamernode just recently interviewed HUGS (Samus Player) and GIMPY (Bowser Player), Prominent SSB Melee (Brawl is a sequel to Melee) tournament players.

The Interview

The Interview discuss' numerous Brawl mechanics and what has changed since Melee.

The Top 10

Two awesome Top 10 Things.

Most Liveable Cities

All-Time Awesomely Failed Technology Predictions

Also, those failed predictions, while funny, are kinda weird. Due to the lack of knowledge in the 60's and before. Although, ofcourse, people like Da Vinci and who not, were thinking of strange new things all of time.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Well, 2 months into kindercarteling and Gogo Rococo, Texas, Tex Mex, Neco Waffers, Echo Weco Lyptus whom nose she wants to kiss this has recieved a type A certified, all around superbly American (Not Native American, "we'se donuts like they) piece of finely by hand invented machines, autocrafted modern aged papyrus stating that she has bean awarded the Shreve Wood Elementary School Kindercorrupting Student of the Month (for October, I know I thought it was Spooky too!) student of the month.

When i found this out i wondered the same thing ya'll are pondering right this moment, " How, in all of creation did this child of kats end up being a Fenominal student?" Well either the apple fell far from the tree, or the apple fell from a different tree. And since i believe the ladder isn't a possibility, (although i did see Jesus fighting Sants Claus on Youtube the other night, and we all know how You tube doesn't lie) that makes the farmer more likely, but if neither are the case, than someone has to finish this sentence, i'm basically out of steam on this one.

Hans, for the record, I read 80 pages at work today. I made $1.20 for each page i read. Moneys knockin, pages are flippen, ....bills still arent being paid.



Sunday, October 28, 2007

on a golden note

i've just done a FIT of all the drivers to my current state of not-so-happiness... it's an MST technique and i guess it's taken me this long to become an MST dork, meaning, using the strategies in my personal life... but hey, it's been months, so that's not bad. when you live and breathe the job, literally, 24/7, months ain't bad.

so, one driver is the 'tude.
in the slightest attempt to adjust that, i want to share a nice note about this new mexico --

(that might kill me before it makes me stronger)

each deciduous tree here turned gold. no bright red, barely an orange. just an orangey-gold. vibrant.

and in the high-altitude desert light (i don't know if there's really something to the high-altitude and desert that makes this light, but it does seem more spectacular than other lights i've lived in )
the gold is so gold.

especially around the time of sunset. just glowing. think of the movie "what dreams may come." think of the renaissance or impressionism. chiaroscuro. think of heaven.

it's very nice.

In French

In the french language, vert = green and mont = mountain.

Vermont = Green Mountain

State motto for Vermont = The Green Mountain State

Vermont: The only state with the genius to have the name of the state also as the state motto....i think...

p.s. Seth, you have the wicked easiest life. I mean, it was so incredibly tiring windsurfing at Cape Cod yesterday and then driving all the way home last night. And then, if that weren't enough, I went windsurfing AGAIN today, and ripped it up on Lake Champlain. Then, I went all the way into Burlington to drink coffee and work at a coffee shop...Oh, what a life.

Hans out

Foust has his blanky,
Clive has his binky,
and wally has his teddy.

Super seth reporting for duty

No worries, noe fears, no tears either please, well maybe a few toears for fears.. HAHAHAHAH
I'm in, im here, im ready to


Echo wants EVERY princess dress, thats about the only interesting thing that has happened today. Oh yea, got lost in d.c. for 1.5 hours and had to pull over every few minutes to keep my car from over heating. Also had to turn it off at red lights. Fun times. seth

Saturday, October 27, 2007

a real flying club!

The Subject of Language

Valid points if I do say so myself.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Hi everyone.
I just wanted to get a rough idea of who is coming for Turkey Day. We are really looking forward to hosting the holiday and I know Hannah has talked with Kai and the Goulds are all invited too.
Please just send me an email ( or respond here on the blog.

new number problem:

okay smarty-pantses. how's this for numbers?:
i've spent $7870.29 on my piano business since last March.
i've raked in $7816.16.
On average, how many hours from now will it take to break even considering i have 2 $45 tunings and 1 $50 tuning due to be completed tomorrow by 3 post meridian!?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

200 Bad Comics

Want to read the greatest thing ever?

Nedroid - Was the first to be challenged to create such an amazing piece of art.

200 Bad Comics - Part 1

200 Bad Comics - Part 2

200 Bad Comics - Part 3

200 Bad Comics - Part 4

Capn_Special was the second person to complete the whole 200 Bad Comic challenge. Although, internet speaking, it is technically a fan art of the first completion by Nedroid. Funny how the internet works huh?

Capn_Special 200 Bad Comics Fan-Art 1-10

Capn_Special 200 Bad Comics Fan-Art 10-200

Rabbit and Mouse

These are flash movies done by two genius. I recommend watching...

You a Rock and Nothing

as well as



The OC

The Culpeper Times

Good Morning!!
You can check out a bit of Jamies work online at if you would like.
At the moment it is updated weekly; however come mid-December they may start updating daily.

number problem is dumb

first of all, the 12 single digits are being written as one digit. they should be seperated to differentiate the fact expecially that the othe nuber series is 6 numbers. it doesn't matter how many numbers are in each number. one is six, the other is 12. therefore, of course there is a higher probability of choosing the smaller quantity of numbers, that is, six.

Neil Peart: Could he be any more Awesome?

Neil Peart is simply an incredibly cool individual.

Read About his Awesomeness Here


ok, i just read fletcher's most recent post about instructions for how to use this CREATURE.
i have broken most of the rules (not the grammatical ones, of course).

i, for one, probably won't make many changes. i'm not concerned about the general public (regarding this matter anyway), especially those who read a random family's blog. i still don't get why anyone would do that. i don't like to advertise myself on the internet; i just think it's a fun, cool and easy way for us to keep in touch. but the spacing advise is good. and it's all good to keep in mind, anyway. thanks fletch!

so real personal now--- fletch, i'm so impressed with your writing abilities. i actually thought some "blog master"( do those exist?) read our blog and was lecturing us about the do's and don'ts. like, we might get kicked off. nope, just fletch. the most serious blog master of them all.

remember, dr pax is hilary

hans is too cool

i just want to say... i'm very glad i jumped off the path of dorky scientist "math whiz" (remember, i was a geologist back in the day) for that of the loving, compassionate, spiritual, child-saving social work one that i am currently traversing. well, tripping all over, actually, but that's besides the point... i couldn't have figured out the probability, or maybe didn't care, or maybe didn't have the time, but... i sure can... well, um, let me see, well... i made a mean green bean last night. rachel ray online; she's on my favorites now. as far as owning my path and true successes--- all my kids are either suspended, pregnant, flunking out, coming off of heroin, or in the emergency room for smashing her arm through a glass window while trying to break into grandma's house. hmmm... so many successes... i wonder if i'll get fired...). i've been waiting to post until i had something interesting to say... guess i couldn't wait anymore. maybe i should apprentice under hans' mastery to hop back to that math path, turn my life around...

the atrophied, true math whiz of the family, dr pax

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Can you not come up with anything more difficult???

In answer to the question regarding probability posted earlier this week:

The probability of randomly choosing the numbers 675385345913 is .0000000000035, or 1/285714285700. This means that if you were able to randomly choose a total of nine numbers many, many separate times, you would come up with 675385345913 every 285714285700 times, on average.

The probability of randomly choosing the numbers 9, 15, 23, 12, 6, 30 is .00000000129, or 1/775193798.4. Thus, this choice has the higher probability of occurring.

FYI, some of you may be able to perform these types of calculations in the future if you choose to earn a doctorate degree. Good luck.

Hans out

Gaming Knowledge

>>> This <<< Is a good reason why the general public shouldn't mock the gaming industry. Also, the gaming industry has passed the movie industry in total sales recently this year. Which only goes to show that it probably won't slow down anytime soon.

The Art of Blogging

I figured I'd give a quick lesson on how to create a blog post.

Things To Avoid

Do not write text next to pictures, instead of below. There is an easy way to achieve this. Go down to where the picture ends and the text begins then right above the text you have created, type


What this will do is create a blank white line right above the text. That way, your text will move down the post and eventually leave the pictures sides and be below the photographs. Make sure you type


enough times to achieve this goal.

This isn't an email. When you type a new post up, you aren't writing per-say, to your family alone. Think of writing an essay, you know, WITH the capital letters, spaces and correct spelling. It doesn't have to be standard MLA Format, but it would be nice if the post was legible to the broad community, and not just to the people who like to squint their eyes.

Break up comments, not everything has to be one solid paragraph. If it quickly becomes two separate topics, add an indentation in order to give the reader a brief pause before continuing on.

Good Ideas you may want to take note of

Clear subject headings, as well as meaningful points. I'm not attempting to restrict anyone, as much as remind you all of the creature you are dealing with. If something most likely seems more appropriate in an email, than email it. I know you are all thinking that this blog will be viewed by an infantile few across the span of the web, but that is where you are most likely wrong. If you feel like posting some personal remark that I'm sure only those of us in the family will understand, than feel free and do so, just remember, we aren't the only ones reading it.

Example of what not to write. A post by mom.

ok ,!wrong

ok, my pics didnt' go,
did something wrong,
will try again, but need to ck with someone
who has done it,
you're all doing well,
lvoe, mom


Lets go over what could have been done better in this post. I will give an example of how I would write this, had I been trying to convey the same message as mom.


OK, my pictures didn't go up when I posted them.
Did I do something wrong?
I will try again, but I need to check with someone who has done it.
you're all doing well,

lvoe, mom


Now, there is obviously a fine line between personality and professionalism. What wasn't "wrong" per-say was the fact she wrote "lvoe" (I still can't tell whether this is something she has sticked with, or whether it happens literally every time she writes it). Also, she is mom, so having a quick typing hand with little care for grammatical errors is kind of her thing. However, I would still suggest that each post be done with consideration.

Despite the fact that all of the above may sound harsh, I am just informing everyone about the standard practices of blogging. Still be yourself and try to make each blog personal to you, while at the same time attempting to reach out to others and share an experience with one another through this fine art.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Court of Laughter

These were forwarded to me in an email. You may have received them as well. They are supposedly actually court statements, word for word.

I have chosen some of the funniest. On second thought, I posting all of them, they are so gosh darn funny.

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep,
he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty-one.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shittin' me?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Uh.... I was getting' laid!
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Are you shittin' me? Your Honour, I think I need a different
attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Now whose death do you suppose terminated it?
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition
notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people . Would you
like to rephrase that?
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an
autopsy on him!
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Huh....are you qualified to ask that question?
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a
ATTORNEY: Did yo u check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you
began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive,
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and
practicing law

Best Dog

well you may think I'm worthless, but with this dog I'm sure not.

rainy lazy day

so, i know none of you are lazy, but as for me
a full day of it,
i woke up not feeling perky,
so i'm on the lamb,
only malon was here today,
he was very good, and found the house alittle quiet,
garret didnt show up,
and york and his friends from wwc went out lal day
around the place.
stay well,
bc i feel not so well,
lveo, mom
i 'd take a picture of me in bed, but it would probably
knock out the web site!

Congratualtions Fletcher

on starting this blog. it's most excellent.

i have left several comments on preveious posts today, but how will anyone know they're there? (without scrolling down and looking at the "comments" that is.)

Mona Lisa: 3000 Hours Later

This guy went to all this trouble spending over 3000 hours analyzing photos he took of the Mona Lisa three years ago. And this is what he discovered

- Da Vinci changed his mind about the position of two fingers on the subject's left hand.

- Her face was originally wider and the smile more expressive than Da Vinci ultimately painted them.

- She holds a blanket that has now almost completely faded from view.

And it said she used to have eyebrows and eyelashes as well

The Article is Here

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tsunami Fishes

That Titanasour thing is interesting, but this is More interesting...

way better than hans

i know...... i rock

Life in VA

Loving Life on the FARM!!!


so evergreen is kind of frustrating
if this doesn't work
then she means nothing to me anymore

hannah rocks

just trying to figure out how to put pictures on, and this was the first one that came on.

figured out how to put pics on my computer, but it would only do one, so don't no, just a pic from atlanta aquarium.

The Higher Probability

Which of these two numbers, has a higher probability of being chosen at random.

Option 1:

Twelve Single-Digit Numbers. Example: 675385345913

Option 2:

Six numbers, each number can range from 1-30. Example: 9 15 23 12 6 30

So, to restate the question for those most likely confused. If each of these options were numbers randomly chosen,like a lottery, and you had to guess the random number chosen, what option has the higher probability of being chosen by you?

York and I discussed this for quite some time. I thought one way and York the other way, although he converted me over to his choice. I also called up two separate math graduate students whom both picked the same option.

The Pictures

ok ,!wrong

ok, my pics didnt' go,
did something wrong,
will try again, but need to ck with someone
who has done it,
you're all doing well,
lvoe, mom

just a little life

echo's tooth, or lose of tooth,
and her fillings,
and sethy's bd candles
and hannah in a blowing contest.
jsut alittle life
lvoe, mom

Sunday, October 21, 2007

eyebrows, bright eyes, and an honorary member

hot air rises

hilary is dr pax

a couple years ago, fletcher helped me hunt down an old computer game i used to play with meredith and mindy back in oneida. he (and i think travis, or nathan, or one of those guys) downloaded a thing or two on my computer and bam! there it was! my old "life and death" surgery game... huge pixels (or is it few?), turquoise, red and black only. no mouse. those were the days. anyways, i got big time into this game. evergreen joined me for awhile. and then i was stumped. i hit a wall, a dead end, as solid concrete as can be. so, what to do? i joined a chat page specifically for this game. i needed answers. but first, i had to create an account. they asked me if i was born after 1985. ha! they asked for a name. therein was born... dr pax. (pax means "peace" in latin, for all my educationally- (or google-y- challenged friends). it also means "kiss of peace." love it. my bird is white with shards of turquoise and his name is paz. i live in espanola, so the spanish version only made sense. i live 2 miles from the first european colony in the united states, by the way. pax out...

mom is watching and listening

hi, i'm on, evergreen jsut signed dad and i on.
we have seen the first ones,
so, i remind you, i see all,
know all, hear all and basically,
am the back bone and informations center of this blog family.
i jsut cked into more info about our thailand trrip,
i think it will be hard, yes hard, work,
on the go, all those little children to hug and play
and dress and feed,
we bought lots of small books and we have new games and
toys to take,
we take all suggestions and will share all with you all.
thanks fletcher, good idea.
love, mom

On The Road With the Haverkamp's

I have had this idea for a reality TV show which I think would be a great hit. Frits commented on it on his post. On the Road with the Haverkamp's would be the name of the show and it would be exactly what it says. We always have someone on the road traveling and going and working and playing. I think the country of people who have no life of their own could live vicariously off of us and have, there fore, a great life. What do you all think. Anyone know anyone in show biz?

This picture popped up when I did a google search for "Frits Haverkamp." Hmmm, yes, I do see the resemblance. It seems just about right.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Car Smog

So i was trying to track down all our movements this week yesterday while i was driving to Warren Wilson to meet Smucker. York and evergreen had been to Warren Wilson the day before. Holland, Jamie, the kid and Hannah had driven across country, Dad and Mom had driven to lexington to meet them-dad conintuing on, mom returning home. She left the next day to meet them at there new home. Dad and mom returned home last night. I think Seth and Kat traveled to see Holland and clan as well. Undoubtedly, Hans was not working and windsurfing on some beach far from home as well. Do any of you people care about gas prices and global warming?

Friday, October 19, 2007

All I Need

Watch out people, Finn is becoming cool or something. At least I have Brawl though, the only friend anyone will really ever need again.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


New Giant Dinosaur

Read About it Here

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

the frits clan

I am sure we can all come up with a clever clan name for you guys frits, emmy fouster and malon. any thoughts anyone? I think I'll hold back for a time, while ya'all brew some ideas of your own.

wallet sent to space

I am about to venture into the unknown for what some might call the most important item we as US citizens have, carry, our wallet. First my license, then debit cards, and cancel a credit card. But I think this is small compared to the one most important item in the wallet, my kroger card, every 100$ spent =10 cents off a gallon at the pump. something to think about next time seth is gutting a deer, or something.


cool it works.

Clan Rivalry

Here are some pictures from is awfully convienent that York can say Totem clan where as, if i say the Haverkamp clan no one will know which part of the clan i am refering to. Well, anyways....

too busy

perhaps later on i will contribute some of my genius

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bouncing Ball

My Bouncing Ball for Animation Class

200 Frames Long. 30 Frames Per Second.

You can't tell, but the ball has a 65% energy return and is rotating at the correct speed.

Also, the file I submitted for class is 3x the size of the one on the page.


How Much Gas?

By using this handy calculator, figure out roughly how much you will be spending on gas for any given trip.

Fuel Cost

Monday, October 15, 2007

well if seth can't pay for my college education, maybe fletcher can.

Totem Photos

hopefully pictures of my girls and of the aquarium.

Take a Chance on me

Andy is clearly a genius, as echoed through the awesomeness of The Office. I'd recommend watching this video as well as every new office episode. Thursday's at 9:00 PM Eastern Time on NBC.

Take A Chance on Me

Got it

Well, i finally figured it out. Actually Fletcher messed up which is why i couldn't figure it out in the first place- which means- i didn't mess up at all. This continues my spotless it possible to put photos on this thing...

Ctrl + Backspace

Who knew that this was a windows (maybe Mac too) command? When writing pretty much anywhere on a computer, internet or otherwise, you can use this command to delete entire words. No more pressing backspace methodically or holding it down for extended periods of time. You can now use this clever command to alter more quickly than previously known.

Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson has swiftly become one of my favorite musical artist. I would recommend that you go to your nearest store full of music disc or an online music retailer to listen to the genius that is Ingrid. The song "The Way I Am" was her song featured in the newest Old Navy Commercial.

The totems are here

Erin, York, Fern, Baylan and Opal are online and blog ready. I don't actually know what a blog is, but so be it. Today is the 15th of October 2007, Agnes' 1st birthday. Hollands crew is driving slowly across country, slowly.... Seth is getting a physical for work. Erin is at school. Fletcher the genius of the family is creating a blog for all to share. Mom is making coffee cake in a weird, certainly not follow the directions way. So on and so forth. Oh and I heard finners had a date a couple days ago. Peace to all.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bamboo Sprouts

The Family is vast, yet to us, seemingly small when together. Our family is comprised twelve offspring that each share the same two parents. The Haverkamp family has also grown quite a bit over time through marriages and abundant children.

The Original Fourteen

Sally : The Mother
Keith : The Father

The Sprouts

Jed : Noni's husband
Clyde : 1st Son

Jill : Noah's Wife

: Frits' Wife
Foust : 1st Son
Malon : 2nd Son

Erin : York's Wife
Fern : 1st Daughter
Baylan : 2nd Daughter
Opal : 3rd Daughter

Kat : Seth's Wife
Echo : 1st Daughter
Essie : 2nd Daughter

Jamie : Holland's Wife
Clive : 1st Son

Once upon a time...

Dear Internet,
This blog is comprised of a family that will post on things that each member of the family may find interesting at the time, whether it be some observation, theoretical insight, a tale or any number of categories worth writing about. Let's hope you'll find this as interesting as I do.
- Fletcher