Friday, November 27, 2009


all the leaves are down now, it will look like this until march, it's still pretty pretty.

i set up the aerogarden today so in about a month there will be a handful of herbs growing in the kitchen. parsley, 2 kinds of basil, dill. they're incubating under their bright lights with water trickling through right now and it's fun to have a science experiment going on.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

happy thanksgiving

i am thankful for family and friends and furry family and friends, and food, and naps, and nuts!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


the first four squares take up the same amount of space as the next eight

Sunday, November 22, 2009

if you stand in front of me with your hands down your pants

i'm going to take a picture

doc watson & richard watson

i have seen the david
seen the mona lisa too
and i have heard doc watson play columbus stockade blues

Friday, November 20, 2009

first, eli chases the ball

then i ask holden & nacho if they want to get the stick

holden and his goofy lip do

he chomps and turns

as he shakes water at the shore, nacho steals the stick

not so fast whitey


nacho loses interest

yeah he's not interested

holden grass nose - the end.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

gold el camino

this is why i enjoy craigslist missed connections - there are some real fairytales waiting to happen:

Dirty Girl - m4w - 32 (corner of Lexington and 240)
Date: 2009-11-16, 8:05AM EST

I saw you this morning on my way to the Dripolator. You were picking at a scab beside your pink-nosed pitbull, and you smiled just the teeniest bit when I said hello.

This is a long shot, but if you're reading this at Pack Library and want to have a shower and a hot meal, I'd love to put you up for a night. And your dog too, as long as he's house-trained. The weather's about to get very cold and wet, and your boyfriend (?) seems like a real dick.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

sunset across

it just keeps on changing

Sunday, November 15, 2009

wood duck bird house

three raccoons climbed this oak tree and murdered whatever wood ducks were living in this wood duck bird house in the back yard at daybreak this morning.

the dogs were inside and didn't notice. when they were let out soon thereafter, however, they ran right over to that oak tree and started sniffing around.

Friday, November 13, 2009

well that was quick

it took all of two weeks for my brother & his lovely bride to conceive my first niece or nephew. pretty freakin awesome, due next spring, they're all doing great, i hope it looks just like me!

in the meantime, thanks to an evil panda, i must recommend ciao bella gelato - especially key lime and graham cracker flavor - and you don't have to be incubating a human to enjoy it.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

golden retriever so happy to see her dad

total tear jerker. a day late for veteran's day, but i had to post it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

porter the puppy

my friend got an 8 week old german shorthaired pointer named porter. he's friendly and not afraid of the big dogs and very calm and snuggly for a dog that age, and his floppy ears are ridiculous.

bossing nacho around

Monday, November 09, 2009

Eli might have peed a little on Nacho

tres amigos, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

went to asheville this weekend, and here's the dog report card from the pet sitter nana shanna -

"My friends were so happy to see me! I got the best greeting ever! After we said our hellos, I put Holden on a leash & outside we went, flashlight & all. They piddled (I think Eli might have peed a little on Nacho, who got just a little too close...I wiped him off w/ wet paper towel just in case) & Nacho & Holden doodied. Eli was too busy getting me to play ball. So I gave Eli dinner while the boys got some loves. Gave fresh water & did one more potty-try outside. Eli finally went & they all sniffed around. I tucked them in with lots of loves and rubs before I left. Oh & we played a little "I'm gonna get you!" - So fun!"

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

dcuble ccupons

harris teeter rules.

when drinking beer, from time to time i especially enjoy highland brewing's oatmeal porter because it's smooth and dark and sweet and made in asheville. the local harris teeter here in charlotte doesn't carry it, though they do carry highland's gaelic ale which is also delicious.

yesterday i went to the customer service desk looking for a request card to fill out & the girl said to write my name, #, and what i want on this piece of paper and she'd put it in 'her' box. i just got a voicemail from harris teeter that my beer's ready to pick up at the service desk.

pretty good.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


these canada geese glided by this morning, under the surface their feet were furious, their honks were sloppy and guttural and flat

Monday, November 02, 2009

heron on the shore in a rainstorm

look! it's an animal besides a squished turtle or snake or spider!