Monday, June 27, 2005

A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

This journal is currently being featured by AOL's Guest Journal's Editor Plittle as one of the Journal Pick-Of-The-Week so for the benefit of any new visitors to my journal (and possibly to the chagrin of my regular readers) I offer this brief description of what exactly the Dust Bunny Club of North America is.

First and foremost, yes, Dust Bunnies is a real club.  As of yet I am the only member, which naturally makes me the founder, president, chairman of the board, spokes person, and membership officer.  Membership will be open to the public once I get my house cleaned up enough to hold meetings here... but then in doing so I would have to eliminate the breeding grounds of the rare North American Dust Bunny, which while endangered in most parts of the continent, seem to florish in my home.  Clearly the Dust Bunny habitat must be preserved so until a new meeting site can be secured, the membership drive is temporarily postponed. 

A few words and terms you may encounter during your visit here:

Dickidoo:  when your stomach sticks out farther than your dickie do!  (nickname I gave my husband)

Boobidoo:  when your stomach sticks out farther than your boobies do!  (I didn't really give myself this nick name, it just kind of found me).

Butt burp:  fart

Pee punch:  the fragrant concoction that results when more than one person uses the toilet without flushing.  Do not, I repeat... DO NOT drink this punch!

Oompa Loompa:  this is the name I have given all the little people who reside in my house.  Currently there are two sub-species, the Mountain Loompas and their Southern Loompa cousins from Kentucky.  No, they are not orange with green hair, but they can be quite disturbing at times.  You do not want to feed Loompas bean products of any kind, especially if you are to share cramped quarters with them.

Agh!:  this is a term I use when I find myself at loss for words.  I have learned a small level of self control.  This is it.  To use a cuss word or to say what I REALLY mean could result in getting fined a quarter for every expletive by my daughter who has set up a Cuss 'n Fuss fund, getting in severe hot water with Dickidoo who reads this journal (Hi sweetheart, how are you darling, sugar booger pie?) or worse... getting TOS'd by AOL for violating community standards. 

A little about myself:   I just recently stepped down from a job I loved to spend more time with my children and to help them with their education which at this point is more important for their future than my career is for mine.  There are no regrets, the benefits were immediately obvious.  I have been married to Dickidoo for 21 years, during which he retired from the Army and has just recently graduated with a Bachelors in Business Management.  We have 5 children.  My oldest is a Calvary Scout with the US Army at Fort Campbell.  He also presented me with my very first grandchild!  (I was SOOOOOO ready to be a grandma!)  My second son just graduated from high school this year, and the other 3 are still in school.  There has been a lot of confusion as to my ethnic background based on my picture there in the About Me section.  I am half Okinawan (on my mother's side) and half what ever the heck my dad is.  He just simplifies it by saying he is 'Heinz 57'.  I am not Mexican, however I am Indian by injection.

Thank you all for the congratulation messages.  I appreciate them more than you know.  Paul, thank you for this honor.  And thank you for seeing what I have tried to convey with my words and stories. 

I still remember a comment I received when I first started this journal over a year ago, the reader wrote 'Get a life'.  Well, this IS my life.  For the reader who was not impressed with my life,  I'm not here to impress anyone. Thats what YOUR life is for.  This is my life, plain and simple, whether anyone approves or not.  Of course its always nice to know when someone does enjoy sharing yours, and so thank you all again.

Dornbrau,
President,
Dust Bunny Club of North America

15 comments:

awen1122 said...

::stands up and applauds::  Well written Dorn, and I loved the reminded about what all the termonolgy (sp?) was!  You are too cute!!

judithheartsong said...

yea Dorn!!!! Paul has incredibly good taste..... Paul...... stop biting her!!!!
judi

forestsshadow said...

Congradulations Mom!!!! I'm so happy for you. Love you, ReBecca.

jasmineandlace11 said...

i ENJOY HEARING OF YOUR LIFE..KEEP WRITING.

happysunshien said...

I love your journal and whoever doesnt....may they have to sleep in tent with their own bean fed ooomphas....lmao...

Kelly

sunnyside46 said...

i am so glad to know someone is protecting the dust bunnies...I feel like I know all of you, you write so well. I always look forward to reading your journal.
I thought you were Native American!
marti

http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings

sdoscher458 said...

Dorn yours is one journal that I never miss reading...I'm always delighted with your humor and your wonderful family. I love your sound judgement in rearing children, the love you show them and the way you write about it. I was happy for you that Paul picked your journal it was about time.....Sandi

cneinhorn said...

YOurs was one of my first journal reads and have been a loyal fan ever since.  Am happy to see you finally featured this week and all I can say is "it's about time!"  :-)  Congrats!

~  www.jerseygirljournal.com

tkelliher617 said...

Hi Dorn

I just recently discovered AOL jornal's and yours has been my favorite!  I love you stories of the Oompa Loompah's and your pictures are wonderful too.  Look forward to reading more. Thanks for sharing!

Take care

Tabatha

louisealcott615 said...

This is really good.  My kind of writing and twists on humor.  Sometimes prudes just look at me and twist their stiff and prudish mouth  or clear their pretty throats to let me know I'm off the wall.  I find men are quicker to enjoy a play on words.  Thanks again.  I loved it. B. Louise in KY

louisealcott615 said...

This is really good.  My kind of writing and twists on humor.  Sometimes prudes just look at me and twist their stiff and prudish mouth  or clear their pretty throats to let me know I'm off the wall.  I find men are quicker to enjoy a play on words.  Thanks again.  I loved it. B. Louise in KY

krazishyone said...

I have to say I came across oyur journal via aol also this week end.its great to read about other people and their KRAZI life..You sound like you have alot of fun.but I know there has to be the bad to it to.but its all in the fun of being parents and kids......Keep up the good work.and very great congrats to dickidoo

st0rmwhispers said...

You know I may not agree with you on everything...ok...well mosty politics, but I hope you never change...You are a breath of fresh air

vortexgirl said...

You already know that I enjoy your journal so I just want to add that it's because you talk so much about your family.  I'm polish by injection and thought that I was the only one who used such terms.  LOL.  But you have to stop saying your going to clean that house, we both know that you don't want to be responsible for the Dust Bunnies extinction.  One more threat of cleaning and I'm calling PETA!!

princesssaurora said...

I thank Paul too, because otherwise, I would not have had the pleasure of reading your journal!  AND - it is awesome!  I love it!

Check mine out if you have the time!  I am a mom too, but not a grandma yet - congrats to you!  

Dawn