Wednesday, October 31, 2007

widespread panic question

Take 5: This is your second show in Asheville this year. Why did you decide to bring this special Halloween show here to town?

John Bell: For Widespread Panic, Halloween is a major holiday, so we like it to be someplace special. Asheville has grown on us over the years. We could tell that’s where the good vibe was going to be. We keep secret what we’re going to do. I don’t even tell the boys what I’m going to wear before the show. It’s the one time we get to play make-believe and do a lot of tunes that we wouldn’t normally play.

Monday, October 29, 2007

lotsa parties

chubby hands seek twigs, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

went to a few looooovely get togethers this weekend full of cute babies, fascinating folks, super music, sweet treats & drinks, and good times all around.

first time playing, totally nailed it

Sunday, October 28, 2007

it burns

what's the difference between mental and spiritual?

Friday, October 26, 2007

baseball card

i just found this card i made a few months ago for a boston red sox fan i know but forgot to give it to him. it's the colors of a red sox game. i think it's good luck in times like these.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


shantaram california, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i just read this book shantaram by gregory david roberts & found it wildly entertaining and informative.

the main character escaped from jail in australia and went to bombay india to live there as a fugitive, where he got into black market crime and set up a free medical clinic to treat his neighbors in the bombay slum. strangely enough the author did just the same thing in real life.

his description of the bombay slum where he lived was eye-opening for me in that it was very orderly and clean and tidy and all the thousands of inhabitants were peaceable and neighborly with each other. some parts of the book were too graphic for me describing the ways he was beaten and tortured in the indian jail, but i just skimmed those paragraphs without forming mental images & just said 'thank god it's not me, thank god it's not me'.

he met some fascinating characters along the way & the book gives great insight into bombay organized crime and indian culture in general. i have no desire to go to india myself at this point, and i appreciate the way this book took me there in a third-party way.

the book is 950 pages and i read it in 3 days, that's how quickly it flows. thanks to the mappy camper for suggesting it, i highly enjoyed reading this.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

the polish rifle's bed!

here's the 100% real legit craigslist post for the polish rifle's bed - he's crazy.

Ikea King Size Bed Frame, Black MALM style nice! - $200
Reply to:
Date: 2007-10-23, 11:27PM PDT

This posting is for a brand new bed frame that can be found here:

Posting is for the King size version listed at $229.99. We are asking $200 and will include the bed slats (an extra 50 bucks) in the price.

Bed is brand new, but was mistakenly bought for a Cal King matress and couldn't be used. This unfortunate circumstance was not made clear to me until I actually set it up. By then, I had screwed up the packaging beyond reasonable wear and couldn't return it. So buying this from us will save you $80 bucks and the mandatory 3-mile walk inside the labyrinth that is IKEA, the world's first sweedish furniture mega outlet.

One more thing, we lost the instructions. But don't fear...

The guy in the following picture will come over and set up your bed for an additional charge of 1 case of Pabst Genuine Draft, available at most Ralph's grocery stores for $10.99. Money will not be accepted in lieu of PGD.

Also, you can find out more about PGD here:

Call pat at 858-337-1536 to set up delivery or just respond to this posting.

here's the link - rifle's bed

be careful

mosquito masks, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

there's drought and wind and fire out in california (see the map) just a few miles from where i lived and where all the vintage vantage t-shirts are warehoused, and it's a terrible mess for thousands of people out there. all the kitshickers are safe and breathing in horrible smoke and ash. pray for the winds to die. in extreme cases, wear mosquito masks. in the words of jerry springer, take care of yourselves...and each other.

Monday, October 22, 2007

my old computer

the purple line down the screen is there all the time

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Friday, October 19, 2007

make new friends, keep the old

greenhearts 2, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

one is silver the other is gold.

after a few months the silvers are gold too really.

went to lunch today with jill & stewart & had so much fun catching up on the last 4 years.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

guess who got a new bed

new bed, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

i hate yerba mate

yerba mate, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

yerba mate is a kind of tea that tastes like ashtray, dirty ashtray. or more like smoked dirt. and if you drink a cup of it at noon on monday, you might find yourself still wide awake monday night clear into tuesday morning, and then everything gets screwy.

i will not forget this next time i think to buy this crap, drawn in by the lemon & the ginger which are great but do not overpower the taste of smoked grass. and not the good smoked grass. i've had circulation problems forever, my hands & feet will go numb in the cold, and i just found out that ginger (like eating 30 ginger chews a day) sets a fire inside & keeps my extremities toasty warm.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

happy birthday bobby huntington!

puppy, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

here's hoping your day is full of shrimp & puppy!

Monday, October 15, 2007

princess cheney

princess cheney, originally uploaded by skippy haha.


gnarly2sh, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

a photo of trees reflected on its side, this is soooooo jay archibald

Friday, October 12, 2007

she was pure like snowflakes

library stacks, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i snapped this at the library last week for part of a 'day in the life of asheville' photo project & then i got home & saw what she was 'reading' & my blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold

(click the photo for a closeup)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

blue ridge falling

blue ridge falling, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

fall path

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

betsy originals

the kitshickers' very own b-laZe has a new website with her beautiful art, some of it is for sale.

betsy originals

i have "the Right Way" (under "browns") up in my house now and i love it. i like thinking you'll find fluorescent if you scratch the surface.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

he thinks it's not kosher

lockin the taskbar, lock the taskbar

Monday, October 08, 2007

true story

he: you live here alone?

she: no i have roommates...two roommates...guys...they're out of town for the weekend...on tour...they're in a band...called...The Invisible Roommates.

he: oh.

Friday, October 05, 2007

viva la diferencia


park guell, barcelona, spain

i dig cats

hola barcelona

looks like it's spain foto week here at skippy haha

hola barcelona, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

from the exit row, that didn't recline hola espana media dia

sagrada familia, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

architect extraordinaire antoni gaudi's body is in this cathedral la sagrada familia still being built after almost 100 years

olives deliciosos, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

olives y clara y fanta y wiley

at olympic stadium waiting for the police concert cellphone tower modeled after torch

roooooxanne, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the police and 55.000 people jumping

mas fotos aqui

Thursday, October 04, 2007

espana viva

just got back from spain where i went to jessica and jay's beautiful wedding in cadaques, mediterranean fishing village of the eccentrics, and then spent a couple fun days in barcelona. i still have muchos, muchos photos to go through but here are a couple major ones.


bride & groom

how i'm feeling