Monday, February 08, 2010

czar craver

One of my friends wishes that she could buy the country of Lichtenstein. It is not for sale, and even if it was, she could not afford it. But did you know that I briefly conquered the former Soviet Union? I decided to give it up, because they actually speak a different language there. It is not just English with a funny accent. Who knew?!


This weekend, S2 laid out a bunch if Lego people. (He has been studying the World Wars in school.) He asked me which group would win if they had a world war. Nobody. The strongest force he had was the bad Star Wars guys. They had a larger force and far more firepower than any other group. I didn't want them to win, so I stayed up Sunday night, typing out a strategy for the good guys to win. That way we would have the least amount of losses (even among the enemy) and it wouldn't come down to the evil emperor and a couple Super Battle Droids as the sole survivors.


I like building Legos with him. He likes when I use those newly built pieces to play with him. I guess this was meeting him somewhere in the middle.


I have a brother who is really good at strategy. I wonder what he would think of the plan I constructed.


Oh, and I was kidding about overthrowing the former U.S.S.R. You know that, right? The pic came from


Pastor Dave said...

You Commie you!
(somehow you dont look russian czar craver)

Gaelyn said...

You look far too passive to be a czar. Stick with the legos.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a disappointment!! Here I was just thinking I could come and live in your palace and eat caviar all day!!

Craver Vii said...

Oh, rest assured that I am no commie, Mr. Dave. Unfortunately, the take-over was too brief to change the country before I elected to take my new position as a regular guy, back in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Well, I am not a lover of violence, if that's what you mean Gaelyn. But I am definitely not a pacifist. I have not spoken much about that here, but I have debated other Christians who think our faith mandates the laying down of weapons. Still, it is definitely better to play with Legos than to wage war or have to protect one's home.

Well, there's not much room at my palace today, but you're always welcome Joan. And we don't have caviar, but we'd be happy to set a place for you at our table.

imac said...

I like the closeness with father and son here.
But I think a wanted poster would be

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: I sure hope you take over, I think you could do them some good. It looks like your friend is really urging you on.

lime said...

bwahahahahaha! how does the queen of memes properly address the czar of russia? i don't want to cause an international incident by messing up diplomatic protocol.

EG CameraGirl said...

The Soviet Union?! Interesting, Craver. I NEVER would have guessed you had/have such crazy ideas. You seem so sane otherwise. (Cough, ahem.)

Craver Vii said...

(lol) A wanted poster would have been closer to reality, Imac.

I'm glad I didn't keep it, Fishing Guy. We just didn't know what to do with the iron curtains.

Former czar, Highness (Lime). Alas, I do not think my one-time subjects even remember me, so there would be no incident. Nevertheless, protocol mandates that when I visit, one must offer coffee. It's as simple as that. What about you? What is the correct way to address the queen of memes, a.k.a. potential potentate of Lichtenstein?

Oh, EG we are just dripping with sarcasm, aren't we? Sanity is overrated.

mommanator said...

that is one spooky pic!

Jeannette StG said...

Haha, funny funny! But then, some of the czars weren't too good in government -so maybe there's still a chance for you:)