Monday, June 27, 2011

globular truth & wisdom

"from time to time, the world does change."

i bought a sweet new globe and i love this insert that came with it - so true. and it's a great program replogle is running -- if, no WHEN, the world does change, i can get in touch with them and they will sell me a new globe for 50% off.

i have learned a lot already by studying the globe. i had no idea australia was so far from the UK. opposite side of the earth. must have been hell on those debtors.

also, the pacific ocean is not small. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

do your part!

this was on the ground next to an apartment complex dumpster.

i am the first to agree with "one man's trash is another man's treasure."

i respect the enthusiasm and the sentiment. it's fairly judgy/preachy and greener than thou, however, and i doubt anybody will take heed.

the 'habitat for humanities' bit makes me smile.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


it's 6500 miles from chile to asheville. how fresh can they be?

before - after

pretty effective way to advertise, here. never saw anything like this before.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


here it is. the longest day of the year. i am trying my best not to be sad about it (they're only getting darker) and instead to live in the moment and appreciate the fact that it's still light at 9pm, and will be for a couple more weeks.

i am typing amidst a summer squall, it's pouring rain, i hear thunder, and i also see the sun over the valley less than a mile away. dynamic.

Friday, June 17, 2011

baby bonanza

it really seems like every one of my best friends and family has a baby under the age of 3 right now. it's wild how they all have such different personalities and styles, in line with their parents' personalities of course. though they are spread out across the country, i would love to get them all together. especially in like 13 years.

two more tots joined the party this week, and if you ask me they look like tough little cookielets. and perfect prom dates in 2027!



muchos adorables, no?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ethical half fry

imagine yourself at a baseball game.

you are sharing a basket of fries with someone you love.

it comes down to the last fry.

it's a big fry.

Monday, June 13, 2011

cliff hanger

hiking with nacho yesterday, the river was raging and full. it's hard to keep him out of the water. i tried to get him positioned in front of the rapids for a picture and said "Sit" and he sat and fell in a hole.

he was cool with it.

i wish i were more like nacho. i would have freaked out, fallen backwards and cracked my skull and spine and died. which seems like an okay way to go sometimes. better than stomach cancer. 

he also saw a cairn. and became mildly over excited.

nacho & a cairn

Friday, June 10, 2011

My Potato Project; The Importance of "Organic"

which potato would you rather eat?

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

lunch time on middle school day at the tourists game

throngs of tweens

from different schools

not much beer

no good hot dogs

new color scheme

90 in the shade

only kids could sit in the shade

broiling in the sun


t-shirt launcher

positive momentum

Monday, June 06, 2011

party sombrero

yesterday was nacho's birthday. he has been hopping all over this world for 8 years now.

he ate some hamburger with bacon and tomato.

he has a new hero that he found on the internet - a bitch named taffy. she is 19 years old. she goes to his vet. nacho would like to live another 11 years too.

happy birthday nacho supreme!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

many vaguely dirty words...and where's the vineyard?

many vaguely dirty words...and where's the vineyard? by skippy haha

Behind the Radio Tragedy!

sweet, exciting, insightful recent video here. new album coming out next week.

Friday, June 03, 2011

fresh death

the houston astros uniforms used to be incredible. orange and gold 'comet trails' - the height of awesomeness.

now they are awful. they look like eastern bloc prison uniforms. could not be blander.


Thursday, June 02, 2011

el chapala

there's a mexican place in asheville where the waiters are fast & friendly and call you 'amigos.'

it's hidden behind a steinmart and there are no signs to find it.

the food is what you would expect. the tacos a la parilla are an amazing deal for $2 you get 2 white corn tortillas and meat and a big bowl of fresh pico de gallo.

the best part is they really know how to "celabrate." with 34 oz dos equis mugs and a half a bottle of wine in each goblet.