Tuesday, September 30, 2008
should i correct her?
Monday, September 29, 2008
i went to a ladies' clothing swap this weekend at my friend michelle's house. it was separated - tops in one room, pants/dresses in another room, accessories/shoes in another room. i got rid of some clothes i never wear, and got some clothes i will wear, and we all had a super potluck in a sweet old house painted like a creamsicle in the middle of a national forest with kobe beef cattle grazing on the other side of the hill. and all the extra clothes are going to a local women's shelter.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
this guy was struggling with one functioning wing on the street today. the kindest thing would probably have been to kill it, but i didn't.
holden and nacho are the luckiest dogs on the block! they got a box full of ginger treats in the mail today from bone appetit in east greenwich, rhode island. were those from their uncle henry? they say 'thank you! ruff ruff!'
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
i have a flickr friend named Diana from Indonesia. Diana has a beautiful golden retriever boy named Gogo. She is trying to learn English, and here's an exchange we had through comments -
Yeah Nacho you are so cute and handsome.... Love your smile :-)
Posted 36 hours ago.
skippy haha says:
thanks diana! he does look like a little stud here, doesn't he?
Posted 27 hours ago.
skippy haha actually I am so shy asking you this question but what "stud" mean? I try to find the meaning in dictionary (the dictionary write related with horse) I really confuse +_+. Are you trying to say Nacho look like a little Horse here?
Hehe.... I'm keep trying to improve my English. Plz be patient to my language and my question (I'm a person that never tired to learn and asking question for everything I don't understand). ThQ....
Posted 17 hours ago.
skippy haha says:
Diana, that is great, I hope i can help you learn english! I think a "stud" means a handsome male dog, that all the lady dogs want to be with! Like a movie star! If he is a STUD, he is so handsome that all the lady dogs want to have puppies with him :)! Gogo is DEFINITELY a stud!
Posted 4 hours ago.
balance is restored, however fleeting, and sweeter the appreciation
holden seems good, going back to the vet next week for blood tests that better be better
the vet's name is Dr. Riggle (rhymes with wiggle) which i think is the best vet name i've ever heard. he wrote at the end of holden's chart - Holden is a wonderful dog - so of course i like him.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
holden's blood tests came back and his protein levels are low. that could be because they're flushing him out with so much water, or because something's wrong with his liver or kidneys. but the dr. says he looks perfectly fine and i can pick him up this afternoon. they want me to watch him and bring him back for more blood tests early next week to make sure it's just because all the fluids.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Munchausen syndrome by proxy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fabricated or induced illness (FII), or factitious disorders, originally and more commonly known as Munchausen syndrome or Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP), are insidious disorders in which injury is deliberately and gradually inflicted upon a person usually for gaining attention or some other benefit.
The caregiver is usually a parent, guardian, or spouse, and the victim is usually a child or vulnerable adult. Although cases with feigned or induced physical illness receive the most attention, it is also possible for a perpetrator who emotionally abuses a victim to simulate and fabricate conditions that appear to be psychiatric or genetic problems.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy: pet
The medical literature includes a number of descriptions of a subset of Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP) caretakers, whose cases are labeled Munchausen syndrome by proxy: pet (MSbP:P). This is a factitious disorder with pet proxies, malingering with animal proxies, or even instances of "battered pet syndrome" (in reference to battered woman syndrome). In these cases, pet owners correspond to caretakers in traditional MSbP presentations involving human proxies. No extensive survey has yet been made of the extant literature, and there has been no speculation as to closely MSbP:P tracks with human MSbP.
battered pet syndrome!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
believe it or not, holden is at the emergency vet overnight because he ate a bowl of trail mix containing raisins and when i got home an hour later and called they had me try to induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide by the tablespoonful (i mixed it with cream cheese in the top of a peanut butter jar and he drank a little, but not enough), and i brought him in and they induced vomiting with an injection and got all the raisins and nuts out and he is there til 720 tomorrow morning, at which point i can pick him up and they think he should be transfered to his regular vet and stay on IV fluids longer, and also have his seroma looked at because they think it's too big. i can't believe i left trail mix where he could get it while nacho & i took a walk. it was pushed back very far on the aerogarden on the kitchen table, and i think he must've jumped up on a chair that isn't usually there so he could get it. luckily i'd eaten the chocolate out of it. it's unbelievable if it wasn't true. i should have my dog owner license revoked.
this weekend has been full of excellent people and excellent music, glitter, gold medals, corn pudding, and 14 hour couch naps.
fall has fallen. turn it up. call 1-889-spamsandwich
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
a great way to spend a tuesday night is jumping and smiling at a sold-out orange peel while xavier rudd plucks and bangs and blows on his gadgets and sings about peace and love in a real real real way.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
she said if the tumor comes back the options are either radiation or another surgery with more 'aggressive' tissue removal. the closest place for dog radiation is in south carolina and he'd have to go back several times. i told her i would not have him radiated. i said i'd think about more aggressive surgery. she said it would be months or a year before the tumor came back and i said i'll monitor it & let her know.
because of the seromas and stitches he has been housebound for weeks now. he hasn't even gone for a walk around the block. i guess he's happy enough going from dogbed to dogbed but it seems like that's no life for a dog.
i think if it comes back, i'm not going to have him go through surgery again and i'll just let him go. you know?
i love you dog.
Monday, September 15, 2008
he paused as i needed to walk on the sidewalk he was spraying
me: you know we're in a terrible drought?
him: (yelling) people should not be allowed to smoke on the street!
me: don't you have a broom? this is so irresponsible and greedy.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
scenic roots played a 'battle of the bands' today at the garage at biltmore & kicked ass! it's so much fun to watch talented friends do their thing.
the best part of this video is about 30 seconds in.
scenic roots is playing at the garage again november 6. see you there.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
September 12, 2008
Dear fans, family, and friends,
Please forward this to everyone you know in Asheville NC....
So we played at show at the Garage at Biltmore last night in Asheville NC and had to leave our bus there because our fuel filter needed changing (and we were going to cange it in the morning) long story short...someone (or people) stole gear from our bus and below is a list of what it was. The worst thing about it is our lighting guy, Brian, had his recording gear from which he makes his living off of (valued at $8000) stolen. It was probably stolen between 3:30 and 8am. If you have any information about the gear below please email or call me as soon as possible. Luckly we still have all our instruments and lights so the tour will go on as scheduled with the exception of our alley katz show in Richmond VA tonight (9/12) which has been canceled so we can deal with this issue.
Stuff that was stolen
1. Brand new Red Ibenez Artcore Hollow body guitar, double humbuckers
In a epiphone case, semi scratched. Pocket Rocket headphone amp inside in console with $300-500 cash in it.
2. Macbook Pro silver. 15 inch. Not even a year old. Little bit of a dent on right front corner. In a foam silver and black gun case.
3. Macbook Black. Little beat up. One scratch in the middle of the screen.
4. Sound Devices 442 four channel mixer - Black
5. Sound Devices 744T four channel recorder – Silver
6. Schoeps condenser microphone w/ GVC & Cut 1 – silver
7. Audio Technica condenser microphone –Black
8. Sony 7506 Headphones – very used
9. Sony Cybershot camera 8.1 megapixels -silver
Total value approx. $12,000
Brett R. Wilson / Bombshelter Records
Management for Roots of Creation
Eastern Mtn. Sports - www.ems.com
Peterborough Music Company - www.peterboroughmusiccompany.com
Roots of Creation c/o
PO Box 491
Rindge NH 03461
stealing musical instruments from a band? how low can you go? bastards! help these folks get their gear back!
Friday, September 12, 2008
bathroom wall graffiti in the preservation pub, knoxville tennessee.
i saw some of her interview with charlie gibson tonight. she winked at him. she is a pageant queen in addition to being a fascist cunt.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
well it's that day again, september 11, seven years later now. time to honor some big lights that were snuffed and pray and work extra hard for peace.
and peace starts with flicking someone in the face with balsa woodsticks.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
if you are looking for a handmade, one-of-a-kind present for somebody or yourself, might i suggest a spoon made by Wormwood Creations?
the spoons are super-high quality, made from an eastern red cedar tree branch that fell in my friend Estes' mother's yard about 10 years ago, and he has put hours and hours into making the smoothest, finest, most functional spoons you could imagine. they are simply beautiful.
he sells them sometimes outside the Grove Arcade downtown asheville, and is glad to take orders by email or over the phone.
if you give a spoon to somebody (your brother), you might get a message saying 'thanks for the spoon, i can't wait til i have kids so i can hit them with it!"
here is Estes booting ball last week while holding his 1-year old niece.
Wormwood Creations (note the branch missing from the tree!)
Functional Art for the Home
Monday, September 08, 2008
in other news, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SH32! have a stupendous monday! yay being born in the year of the dragon!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
somebody found this photo today of overbite nacho and grace on flickr with a google search of "do koozies float"
i want to say yes they do, and they are great for dogs so they can swim back with their mouths closed instead of wedged open with a ball and all the water splashes in and they choke.
and for koozies go to vintage vantage or check out your friend who makes drinking fun again - frosty beer man
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
from the official post at BlogAsheville:
Here's how the 2008 Awards will work:
- Nominations will open today in the various categories
- You can nominate any BlogAsheville blogroll blog
- You can nominate yourself
- Any BlogAsheville reader can make nominations
- A blog can be nominated for multiple categories
- Smart people will link to the blogs they nominate
- Nominations will remain open until September 10th at 1:34pm
- You can copy and paste the list of categories into the comments [at BlogAsheville, not here! - skippy] and go through them all, or just pick and choose the ones you'd like.
- If you don't want to leave your nominations in the comments, you can email them to me at scrutinyhooligans AT yahoo DECIMAL com
On September 12 I'll post the list of nominees, and folks can get to voting.
Here are your categories:
Best Craft Blog
Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With
Least Likely to Care About Traffic
Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud
Blogger you'd most like to see naked
Best Local Happenings
Best Blog Beginning with the word "The"
Makes Me Feel Happiest
Most in Need of a Redesign
Most Likely to Have New Material
Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months)
Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
i think there are a number of excellent websites being maintained in this town, i had a hard time narrowing the choices down but my list has been sent. anybody can nominate, you do not have to be on the blogroll or live in asheville or anything.