Friday, November 30, 2012

first grade diary

first grade diary cover

this was my first diary. i was 7 years old. seems so cute and innocent, right? where a girl who could barely write would write about bunnies and rainbows. 

but no, instead i filled it with the names of every kid in my class and graded their appearance, intelligence, and niceness. also added their phone numbers. 

what a little witch i was! as much as i'd like to be an INFP, there's no denying i am an INFJ. i probably should have channeled this judginess into becoming a college admissions officer. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

boys impeticular

this is what happens when you make third graders do current events reports


pouncey is so pigeon toed that he is scissor pawed! never is this more apparent than when he is bounding through a meadow. 

he also does a mean chow chow impression: 
pouncey's chow chow impression

Friday, November 23, 2012

the grace of the nacho

behold! the most nimble 9 and a half year old labrador retriever on the planet! able to transform himself into a rainbow to leap upon a rock! it's nachodoggy! and his sidekick pouncey tennisball mouth!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

a very romantic moment

Saturday, November 17, 2012

wicked beauty

Friday, November 16, 2012

pushin the good vibes

pushin the good vibe

this isn't an entire "great list" like betsy does every friday, but here is my attempt at finishing this week on a positive note!

see that sticker behind smiling pouncey's face? it says "pushin the good vibe!" 

pouncey is pretty good at that.

it's a line from an ALO song "country camper."

"country camper" can be streamed for free here. the whole show is on here.

you don't even have to listen to get the gist of this funny story.

 "country camper"

it was obvious enough
that we weren't going anywhere too soon
side of the road
LA traffic friday afternoon

from where i was standin
it was worse than i'd feared
her front had disconnected
from her rear

freedom never came so easily
for my country camper
on the dodge chassis

i guess i had the fever
ever since i was a little man
a life so free of maintenance
you store it in the back of your van

she was a thing of beauty
and i was feelin lucky
pushin the good vibes

and my heart was thumpin
as i drove her off
hit the freeway
destiny laughed and coughed

cause freedom never came so easily
when it costs more than you can afford to be free
sometimes the dream is better than the real
sometimes the dream is better than the real

better than the country camper on the dodge chassis

well uncle sam bought her off us
for a thousand bucks and a lunch
sometimes you gotta cut your losses
while there's something left to be cut

freedom called us
and we did her dance
lost our shirts
and forgot our pants

sometimes the dream is better than the real thing
better than a country camper on a dodge chassis


here's an example of a country camper:

i hope everybody has a wonderful weekend and all good vibes are pushed to their limits!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

puppy puzzle

they go together rama lama lama ka dinga de dinga a dong

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

though the thyme leaves seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting

i am sick. so so sick. haven't been so sick since elementary school. i've been to the doctor, gotten awful though helpful antibiotics, and all that's left now is to keep warm, drink tons of tea, and wait. 

the morning frost crystallized the herb garden.

Thyme has a long history of use in natural medicine in connection with chest and respiratory problems including coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion. 

It's anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, kills staph infections, strep throat, e.coli and more. See also, basil.

herbs glorious herbs.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

mama? is that you mama?

watching the 'nature' show on pbs last night called 'odd couples' about different species of animals being friends. basically it was different animals (cheetah, deer) that were friends with retrievers. retrievers are very friendly animals!

pouncey was EXTREMELY interested in this show. he went right up to the screen when the dog who could have been his twin was pouncing around. he sat 6 feet from the tv and watched intently until it ended. when they showed other animals (goose and tortoise) he was not interested.  maybe his little pea brain works better than i give him credit for!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

pets for obama

4 out of 4 dogs agree, obama with peanut butter on his ears beats riding on the roof

also cats find shelter under obama: 

liberal cat

and moose:

moose for obama

Friday, November 02, 2012

pouncey scribbles

not one to be outdone by his budding artist cousins, pouncey took a pen and made his own drawing on his dog bed! i see similar theme and execution - definite family resemblance.