Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

This is truly cool.  Spunky has been hard at work putting together something VERY fun with our new friend, popular author Jane Bullivant (who also happens to be a fellow HSB member — see her blog page here!)  Check this out, 5 of YOU HomeSchoolBloggers are going to be published in an upcoming book!  Some of you always knew you were destined to be in print, and now is your chance.  Please see Spunky's blog for all the details and then ENTER. Spunky and Gena will be choosing the winners, so QUICK! go over to Spunky's page and check it out.  Kids are able to enter, too, and win a prize; I know we have about a billion kid bloggers at HSB. Is this fun or what??


Second, I know a lot of this HSB community has been wanting to get involved with the Hurricane Relief Efforts.  Our very good friend Lorrie Flem, over at Teach Magazine, has made it very easy for you to get involved.  Please see her blog page for the details, or her website to find out how to get involved wherever you may be.  She has made it very easy to help out, and we here at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and HSB are thankful for her efforts and want to help get the word out.


That's it for now. In my next post I'll tell you all about my new neighbors.  They're nudists.  No.  I'm not kidding. I wish I were. 

September 29th, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 16 Comments

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  1. Anonymous said,

    on September 29th, 2005 at 1:27 pm

    I'm sorry you have nekkid neighbors…

    I'll be waiting to hear about how you, unfortunately, found this out..


    Edited by hakujin on Sep. 29, 2005 at 11:28 AM

  2. CAgirlwithasoutherndrawl said,

    on September 29th, 2005 at 2:52 pm


    Now I have to think of something totally witty and inspiring to post on my blog so that the world can appreciate me. Man, can’t ya’ll have a contest like “Biggest, narly-est dust bunny ever found”? I think I could win that one.

    Nudists, huh? I can olny imagine….CA nudists would be bad enough, but TN nudists are downright TERRIFYING!!!!

  3. drewsfamilytx said,

    on September 29th, 2005 at 3:06 pm

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    Oh my…a redneck nudist would be a scary sight to behold… Better build a taller fence.

  4. hippiechyck said,

    on September 29th, 2005 at 4:51 pm

    ROFL about the neighbors

    i know of a site that supports “naturism” biblically…if you are interested 😉 (rrrriiiiiiiiight!!)

    okay, weird question…can we “nominate” someone else’s blog for this? so many of the gals here write such terrific inspirational stuff…

    and where’s that van???

  5. underthesky said,

    on September 29th, 2005 at 5:03 pm

    They have no teeth, but everything else is there!



  6. LoneStarMama said,

    on September 29th, 2005 at 5:50 pm


    Can’t wait to hear about your neighbors that are in the buff : )

  7. KarenW said,

    on September 29th, 2005 at 11:10 pm

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    Oh my! Life sure can be surprising and exciting.

    Thanks for letting us know about the contest!

  8. MySmokyMtnHomeschool said,

    on September 30th, 2005 at 12:14 am

    I want to say, just for the record…

    Not everybody in TN is a nudist! (Thank goodness!) Are they young or old? Should I bring extra clothes to your house tomorrow? Maybe I could leave them on their doorstep? Or should I bring my digital camera!? I could leave a picture with the clothes saying “AHHHHHHH! It burns…..”

    Amy Beth 😀

  9. Harriette said,

    on September 30th, 2005 at 7:08 am

    I can NOT wait……..

    Now that’s a Friday headline if ever I read one!! Can you hear the CNN/Fox News reports now……….”…and this just in, late today in Tennessee, a hill-billy nudist colony is marching for nude rites……….”


    … guys have baseball tournaments all weekend………..and you KNOW I’ll be sitting there NOT focused on my kids’ game…….but wondering about these hill billy nudies running around the bar-b-que!



  10. Dalyn said,

    on September 30th, 2005 at 9:48 am


    Why do you get to have ALL the fun, Jen?!

  11. jayfromcleveland said,

    on September 30th, 2005 at 1:43 pm

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    So I guess your neighbors must live upwind of the sewer pit in the backyard? Ughhh… Welcome to Tennessee! Time for the Igs to find new digs!

  12. PatriciaWHunter said,

    on September 30th, 2005 at 1:49 pm

    Very interesting!

    I wonder if your neighboring nudist colony is where that man driving a deer was headed before he was caught in NC! =) ~Patricia

  13. Harriette said,

    on September 30th, 2005 at 3:22 pm

    Patricia! That's It~

    He was delivering the deer for the “nudist bar-b-que”…….

    Jen & Gen:

    Welcome to the South! (prounounced, “Soweththth”)



  14. Anonymous said,

    on September 30th, 2005 at 4:52 pm


    Good gracious where did you move? Is this a nightmare or what?! Kind of a funny one though. I am glad none of my neighbors are nudists. ewwwwwwwwww.

  15. spunkyhomeschool said,

    on September 30th, 2005 at 5:34 pm


    IYou’re not getting out of the judging. It’s all of us who iwll be in on the judging YOU TOO! Jane Bullivant will also be judging. AND there will be a bloggers choice award where all the wonderful bloggers at HSB will get to vote too! So you’re in this too!

  16. Melkhi said,

    on October 4th, 2005 at 2:46 pm

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    Your naked neighbors reminds me of the time that I was on duty in my church nursery, gazing out the window with a young charge as a bald eagle flew overhead towards the mtns. My eyes drifted down from the sky to the house next door, just “in time” to see a naked man get up from his lounge chair and saunter inside.

    From glory to shame… Thankfully the man has moved.

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