Thursday, May 31, 2012
this is a day lily.
it is not a tiger lily.
the bloom of a tiger lily faces downward.
this is a day lily in the color of a tiger.
this day lily is also called a ditch lily.
today is day lily day in the yard. they are blooming like locos.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
grace was the black lab bitch of my friends jimmy and betsy in san diego.
it's because of grace that i even have those wonderful friends from san diego. she lived across the street, and of course was so cute that she was irresistible, and in a crazy tiny world coincidence, we realized she had lived in chapel hill the same time that i had, i remembered seeing her outside jimmy's house in chapel hill, and she had been bred with a dog from holden's very kennel in raleigh.
grace was so eager to please. also eager to eat, eager to swim, eager to snore, eager to ride in the car, eager to dive for koozies, really just eager to please.
she was the only dog deemed well-behaved enough to be the kitshicker's mascot. she came to all the games and practices, wore a t-shirt, and never chased and popped a ball, unlike nacho and holden.
she wore a mini sombrero.
she checked to make sure friends were alive after wine tours.
rest in peace sweet doggie!
Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
my good friend audra is moving to texas next week and has many pieces of high quality vintage furniture in good condition that must be sold.
sofa, tables, dressers, secretary desk, chairs, lamps, outdoor dining set, hand carved steamer trunk - and more! all really cool and from a smoke free home.
photos are here. craigslist postings here. prices negotiable. must pick up from asheville in the next week or so. contact audraklein at gmail if interested!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
as a reward for his incredibly sweet behavior in the face of non-stop punk-ass puppy onslaught, nacho is going straight to heaven. not passing go. pay no mind to the fact that he is missing half his teeth. nacho a good boy.
ALO came to town on friday armed with a new album and ready to liberate the animals of asheville for the first time with california beach funk love.
it was keyboardist zach gill's birthday. i happily provided some balloons and cakes in the shape of dogs, straight from ingles. they all made it to the stage of the orange peel later.
also 2 of 4 members wore skippy haha vintage shirts on stage. if it's free i'll take it!
go to their site. buy their new (awesome) album. (sounds like this) and go see them live if they come to your town! you will smile. and dance. and feel one with humanity. and happy to be alive. and smile some more.
livin in a plastic bubble and it's GOOD!
time lapse video of the making of their backdrop.
next night was jack white. guitar master. rock god. hotel yorba sing-a-long. all girl band. no photos allowed.
believe the hype.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
pouncey went to the vet yesterday.
it was a new vet and has an incredibly better vibe than the ice palace of cheez whiz nacho & eli have been going to. i won't name names right now, but there's a vet in asheville that charges 3 times more than they should and the care is worse.
anyway! pouncey is getting off on the right paw with a new vet on this side of town.
adjectives the vet used to describe him were: smart, great coat, awesome puppy.
he is estimated to grow to 85 lbs. this is 15 lbs bigger than his dad and 30 lbs bigger than his mom, so i hope it's not accurate, but if it is, it is.
we were told to feed him whenever he's hungry, every 3-4 hours. especially since he's pouncing up and down a hill. we can't feed him too much. ignore the guidelines on the bag of kibbles, feed him as much as he wants. pouncey likes this advice.
he had round worms but that is normal. they gave him shots and dewormer and flea and tick medicine. he was not feeling too great last night but woke up this morning his usual pouncey self.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
pouncey has figured out food. i put hot water on his kibbles, so now anytime i am at the sink he thinks he's getting kibbles and sits expectantly next to me. he learned quickly from his brothers nacho and eli that the sound of wrappers usually means crumbs. he put his face right in this bowl of snacks on the coffee table.
what...did i do something wrong?
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
my sweet friend gave me this incredible 70's swimsuit for my birthday.
like a complete idiot, i put it in the microwave for 60 seconds to try and kill any germs one might find in a second-hand swimsuit.
before the 60 seconds were up, an awful burning rubber smell filled the room.
swimsuit = destroyed. stuck together, giant holes, toxic mess.
moral: soap and water will kill germs, you don't have to nuclear radiate them.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Friday, May 04, 2012
once upon a time, eli found a stick.
this stick was the size of a tree trunk, and eli was happy.
pouncey saw eli chewing the tree trunk and thought, "hey, that looks like fun."
so he pounced over to watch eli and see how it's done.
pouncey said, "yee haw! we're gonna chew this tree trunk right up!"
he took a little bite and he liked it.
and that's how pouncey learned how to chew up a tree trunk.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
all's well in pouncey town.
he's learning very quickly. he's not afraid to jump off things. or chew things. we fenced part of the yard so they can go in and out on their own.
eli's face says it all here.
pouncey plays with balls and eats sticks and leaves.
nacho thinks something is funny.