Showing posts with label friends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label friends. Show all posts

Monday, June 22, 2015

my friend is on TV!


(technically my friend's sister, but she's my friend, too dammit!)

odd mom out is a new show on monday nights on bravo. written by and starring jill kargman, it's quirky, funny, smart and co-stars the (scene-stealing) newcomer KK Glick.



when i knew KK, she was called kristen. she is the 4 years younger sister of my best friend beth. the first time beth slept over my house in 7th grade, we made an Iroquois longhouse diorama and took screwdrivers around the house tightening all the screws on the light switchplates.

i slept in KK's bed dozens of times from 7th through 12th grade. she and beth shared a room and KK would often weekend nights sleep over a friend's house, leaving a free bed for me to poach. beth and KK have a cool older sister and brother, their brother in particular was himself a friendly allstar athlete and had lots of friendly allstar athlete friends who were always hanging around their house - it was basically heaven for a 15 year old girl, and i slept over there a lot.

back to KK - she was quite a bit younger, but still funny and not annoying - she was into sports and did her own thing with the acting - i remember seeing her do summer music as a little 10 year old kid, singing "Go to Timbuktu!" (Oliver, I'd Do Anything) and 'summer nights' from Grease. 

going to woodloch

we went on many vacations with her family - woodloch pines in the summer and killington in the winter. i wish i had some pictures that include KK with me here in NC, but instead here's my mom and beth riding in their maroon woody minivan to the poconos.

barney & oreo

the only other KK-related photo i have here is this, and this is a sad story which might end up on odd mom out someday - it's KK's christmas present bunny, named Oreo, we kept him overnight at our house for a day or two beforehand to help with the christmas surprise, here he is with my rabbit Barney. i think Oreo lasted about 1 day before he tragically died somehow of natural causes in his hutch. it was probably traumatic for KK.  pretty soon thereafter, they ended up getting Murphy, a small white ball of tail wagging fluff who loved to lick.

christmas 93

anyway, i am so proud of KK for following her dreams and landing this amazing role on major Big Time TV.  she plays dr. vanessa and is calm and hilarious. she is so much like her real self, it's hard to believe she is acting.

in last week's episode, they said my name! kind of.  jill is telling her husband to find love and remarry if she should die first, and she suggests he remarry 'lolly mctammany' - haha!  see the 30 second video here: Odd Mom Out

see KK saying funny things:
KK tours Jill's Bedroom

check out
KK Glick on Bravo

KK Glick's personal website

KK Glick's twitter.

KK Glick's instagram.


so maybe check out the show if you like to laugh. i'd like to nominate KK Glick for an emmy.  

in her honor, here is a video of van halen "dreams." 



and also one of extreme 'more than words.' 



Friday, October 31, 2014

ruff time for pups

since the passing of nacho just 2 months ago, 4 of my good friends and family's dogs have gone to join him in doggie heaven.

betsy had to say goodbye to tally.



kid D had to say goodbye to baxter.



sargentina had to say goodbye to baron von sleevenstein, aka steve the dog.



and then my parents had to say goodbye to henry.

it's been ruff! i would like to extend my sincerest sympathy to these 4 families - losing a beloved pet is traumatic and takes a lot of time to heal from that loss. 

the only thing that i know of to speed the healing has four legs and rhymes with fluppy.

Friday, September 12, 2014

daily sugarhoney: sugarflashbacks

these are from the past few weeks that i didn't get around to posting.

sugarhoney with her almost 4 year old friend. i mean come on!

sugarselah



pouncey is on base.




 (kevin took these last 3.)

"sneeze"



"dazed"



and last but not least, sharing a tongue:




they're all getting along pretty well. eli is still being cordial, sugarhoney respects that. sugarhoney wishes you all a sweet weekend.

Monday, August 11, 2014

holden dog portrait by teylor smith

a couple months ago i invited any budding artists to send pictures for our handmade/kids art gallery in the dog's room.

i heard rumblings via kid D that her daughter teylor was working on a painting, and what color was holden's old collar?

last week the anticipation grew via this mysterious instagram:

"We must have looked at one thousand images before she found one she felt like she could draw. She then practiced, and practiced and practiced. Tonight she finished Holden. This is your sneak peek."

look! it's little holdie feet! keep in mind that teylor is 6 years old. 6. Six. not even 7 yet.

and then it arrived! straight from oklahoma - behold!  the finished portrait of holden as a puppy!

holden painting by teylor smith

how freakin adorable is this? she really captured his eager to please personality.

holden painting by teylor smith 

eli wants to get a closer sniff. 


holden painting by teylor smith 

all the dogs are very impressed and only slightly jealous. i am going to get a frame this week and hang it in a most honored and highly visible spot in the gallery.

thank you teylor! bravo! keep up the good work - you have real talent & your painting brings us so much joy!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

SHV at HSMF

High Sierra Music Festival jammed on this past weekend in California.

I was not there, but a slew of Skippy Haha Vintage shirts made the trip.

Behold members of ALO and Tea Leaf Green happily sporting SHV torso shields on stage.


photo by Wally Meerschaert

(L to R) Josh Clark in Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirt, Bo Carper in vintage western, Trevor Garrod in embroidered 70's western, Steve Adams in Hot Tub t-shirt, and Dan Lebowitz in picnic gingham button down.

Viva rock!  Festivaaaaaaal!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

kids art 3d printing spring pretzel

last week 2 nephews, my brother & sister in law stopped here amidst a 2 day road trip for a total of 14 hours and during the entirety those 14 hours it rained steadily and was under 50 degrees. it was great to see them nonetheless and they will have to come back and enjoy the outdoors soon. 


here is our ever-expanding gallery of kids' art and vintage cross stitch. if any of your kids want to be featured, please send away!


my friend who works for makerbot sent me a sweet box full of 3-D printed with "a corn based eco-safe bio plastic." 



we have labrador stoppers of many shapes, stretchy fun bangle bracelets, a hot pink unicorn cat, a dunny, and fantastic dog butt hooks in green and  -




nacho! already hung nacho butt for keys. phuckyeah!

 spring has really sprung around here. everything is changing like crazy. it's neon.


he sees cows

on thursday i found this heathered gray vintage 80's sweatshirt with an airbrushed picture of "Pretzel" the beautiful long haired long tongued dachshund dog. 



Supermama of Supermama vintage alerted me to the "mamie ringer t-shirt" on ebay. they're asking $5000 for it. i would be happy with 1/100th that.  "Pretzel" will be posted this week. 


 blisstexas bought this fun fiesta san antonio shirt from shv and posted a few pictures from the actual festival this weekend. it is awesome to see a shirt get a great new life! 

we have plants in the garden, and in pots on the deck. ferociously friendly nachos on steroids still. todos buenos!


Monday, September 23, 2013

roller derby

this weekend the WFTDA (women's flat track derby association) held a tournament at the civic center downtown asheville.

my old friend A-lisa from your favorite kickball team, the san diego kitshickers, is now a member of the chicago roller derby team, the windy city rollers. she goes by 'sargentina' and her job is to kick ass, and she is really good at it. she was an all-star from day one on the kitshickers, and nothing is different on the windy city rollers. 

last i saw alisa, (right) she was ho-downing, now she's downing ho's

i got to hang out with her for a couple of days, and pouncey was allowed to sleep outside of his crate for one night and snuggle with her. he fell in love and will never be the same!

pouncey drooling over sargentina's playing card

windy city had to finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd this weekend in order to make it to the championships in november. they lost in a white knuckle heartbreaker saturday, but last night they squeaked by minnesota to clinch the 3rd spot!

it was really mind-blowing and exciting watching their bout. these women are extremely intense. extremely agile. extremely powerful. the score is constantly changing, as they get a point for each player that their 'jammer' passes on her trips around the track. it's pretty confusing for a new fan, but very exciting. i can't believe the small amount of padding that they wear, considering the speed they're moving and the concreteness of the floor.

i wouldn't want to try to break that line!
 it's always great to see old friends, especially when they're doing interesting things!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

happy happy!




keeping with tradition, yesterday was the most beautiful weather day of the year! 75 and sunny!

had a great walk with pouncey & kevin.

went downtown & had malaga paella and mojitos at chorizo. muy delicioso!

tiny boots

went to a friend's house and saw the cutest little miniboots. laughing laughing laughing with awesome people.
 
we all went to the civic center and saw bob dylan! behold the splendor!

bob dylan 

it was a great day!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

time flies...


...when you're taking oatmeal baths every 3 hours! 

my case of poison ivy is definitely on its way out the door.

as somebody who doesn't like to take baths, this whole oatmeal bath thing has been a real eye-opener. they work!  i feel like a blueberry floating in a bowl of cream of wheat, but they work!

they have me in good enough shape to avoid steriods and still enjoy today! the weather is lovely, i plan on working this morning, going for an afternoon hike with pounceters, going to dinner downtown, and then going to see dawes and bob dylan at the civic center tonight with calvin my love, and my two best girlfriends lindsay and michelle!

if you're lucky and you know it, clap your hands! (clap clap)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

locker room at star lanes bowling alley


i bowled for kids sake at 9AM in a lane sponsored by the best asheville bankruptcy lawyer and our good friend and her sweet 'big brothers big sisters' little sister. i am terribly inconsistent at bowling. trying my hardest i can bowl 42, or i can get a string of 5 spares. they were blasting 80's music and we had fun!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

nacho & guacamole



i won a contest!

from the fantastic site betsylife, partnered with wholly guacamole.

a cooler just showed up at the door full of vacuum sealed guacamole and salsa!

fiesta! foreva!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

happy birthday MOM!



happy birthday to the most wonderful mother! i hope your day is fabulous and dad is wearing jorts!

also happy birthday to kate - my best friend from high school beth's & bill's baby! born today! wooo doggy!

me beth hoey mike

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

RIP grace haley

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 haley

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.

grace flying

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.

grace pauly g thumpy

she wore a mini sombrero.

mascot grace

she checked to make sure friends were alive after wine tours. 

grace stefan 

rest in peace sweet doggie!

grace

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

vintage furniture for sale - asheville



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!


porcelain horse lamps2

Monday, May 21, 2012

best weekend ever



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.

unicorn balloons

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.

jack white

believe the hype.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

pouncey in the park




pouncey had a big day today. he took a ride in the car for the second time. walked on a leash for the first time. went to the park for the first time. he did great.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

swimsuit tragedy



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.

Friday, April 20, 2012

smiling miss maizey


happy earth day! happy 420!

 instead of driving miss daisy, here's smiling miss maizey.

she's 11. she's sweet like honey. her mom answered an ad in fairbanks alaska for 'black lab pups' and this is what she got.

we're dogsitting her this weekend - lucky us!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

nursery school picture day


 i gave this vintage western shirt to my friend who has two studly boys under the age of two point five. 

she said this is the outfit he put on for his school pictures. she said he wore the shower cap because he was cold.

Friday, April 06, 2012

new good things



gonna get back on the blog horse from the new house with a list of good things:


1. the internet here is fast and reliable. this may seem like a small deal, but for somebody who had aggravated charter repair visits on a more-than-monthly basis for the last 2 years, this is a Big Deal.

2. the water pressure is awesome. my shower is no longer a clawfoot tub designed for a child. the plastic shower liners do not sweep in and give me unwanted mildewy hugs.


3. kid D's sweet little girl teylor
scores a soccer goal.

4. betsy's "
great list" - i love this idea. i love her attitude of gratitude. i love her link to our old friend from san diego dr. adam tibble's letter from afghanistan to anderson cooper

5. there are surprisingly good restaurants around here in east asheville. who knew? i didn't. east village grille. cafe azalea. pomodoro's (which i mistakenly thought was 1. a chain and 2. like olive garden based on their signs. note to  restauranteurs - be careful of too-slick/clean-looking marketing material!)

6. my biggest t-shirt order of all time came this week: 10 t-shirts to a girl in texas. yee haw!


7. the amaryllis in the photo re-bloomed 1.25 years later. i kept watering it and the leaves kept growing for a year and then a new shoot shot up and now BOOM giant pink flowers towering many feet in the air above the pot.


8. had a couple rugs and couches cleaned today. they look and smell like new, now with 98% less dog fur. thank you
five step carpet care

9. eli turned 8 this week. he got a big ball of raw hamburger meat. he enjoyed this. nacho got a miniball. he enjoyed his, too.