Monday, December 31, 2007

happy new year

starring, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the words of the day are transformation and synthesis, go with the changes, change what holds you back, 2008 can be the year

Sunday, December 30, 2007

dog that lays like frog

dog that lays like frog, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

flickr is pretty cool. there are millions of 'groups' people have started where anybody can add pictures so you get these global photo albums full of similar subjects. there's a group for photos of cavalier king charles spaniels, for instance.

and one for "Dogs that Lay Like Frogs"

lay vs lie grammar aside, superman dogs are fun to look at

Saturday, December 29, 2007

responsibility & abundance

i was supposed to be in falls church virginia right now, tea leaf green about to start ripping sh!t up at the state theater, a big reunion of old friends from up & down the coast, new year's kickoff party vibe at its height, but after a tragicomedy of errors and a string of sad stories involving trains, heart attacks, donuts, and 90% precipitation, i'm here instead. i cancelled my hotel in time & will called my ticket to a friend, so there's no loss, other than my missing the greenest time ever that's about to start.

one of the coolest things i got for christmas this year was from mappy camper - it's a paper box with scores of words on little pieces of paper inside, and every morning i shake it around & pull out a couple & think about it. for instance, yesterday (black widow hunting) i got "courage" and "flexibility." today's were 'responsibility' and 'abundance' and i think the lesson to teach myself in this situation is to take 'responsibility' for my dogs and self by staying here, and don't worry there will be an 'abundance' of tea leaf green shows in north carolina, south carolina, tennessee, georgia, and/or virginia that i will be able to get to
in '08.

cool present, isn't it?

Friday, December 28, 2007

crime scene

crime scene, originally uploaded by skippy haha.


the dryer doesn't blow hot air

clothes spin damp

if you unplug it and replug it sometimes it blows hot air

but last night

black widow

behind the dryer

ran upstairs

got clorox spray + flashlight

light shine on red spot

3-4 good sprays in before it disappeared

5 minutes later check again it's back

couple more good sprays

it's gone

hour later check it's back

sprayed til it stopped moving

counting its legs it was 1.5 to 2 inches


it's the second one i've killed

first one in nc

the bleach stained my jacket

the dryer's blowing cold air

Thursday, December 27, 2007

sky lanes

sky lanes, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

let's bowl let's bowl let's rock n roll, west asheville's sky lanes is a great place to have a birthday party.

my scores were 63 and 87. bowling is my worst sport but it's always fun.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

feed the monster

play the peanut butter game
and we shake it all around
play the peanut butter game
and it's such a joyful sound

the dogs seem to love this

justin's nut butter

from boulder colorado

squeeze pack



like reese's topping at friendly's

thanks for the tip tofer

is there peanut butter rehab

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

5:30 services christmas eve

530 mass christmas eve, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i hope everybody is merry & bright & happy tonight walking in your winter wonderlands.

Monday, December 24, 2007

xmas treesshelf

xmas treesshelf, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

kris kringlestein is the angel, holden a joint underneath, willie o. johnson stack under that, then come ipod speakers, there's a lamp turned off on the bottom shelf.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

the magic carpet

The Magic Carpet

I went to the north pole, and a raindeer bit my arm! I liked it there but it was freezing and i frogot a coat or a sweater all I brought was shorts and t-shirts. Then I took a sleigh ride. Then I went home on the way i ate some cloud, and then Thump! it started thundering and raining and I forgot and unbrella so I got soaked. The End.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

radio's alive mon

if you're by a computer with speakers this afternoon and want to bring sunshine to this gray saturday, stream dj ras chalice's "roots & conscienceness" radio show from the local station WPVM - the progressive voice of the mountains. from 3-5PM (eastern time, noon-2 cali time) every week, 2 hours of interesting positive new and classic dub roots reggae music. click on "listen live" on the left. there's a live studio webcam for fun. call wpvm to make requests @ 828-258-0085.

Friday, December 21, 2007

short day sunset

short day sunset, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

infinity free (in need of repair)

happy shortest day of the year! it's only getting better from here to june!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

mailman poll

high in a hole

high in a hole, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

nc from the west

from the west, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

where i lived in this state

where i lived, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

this map kicks so much ass. i didn't realize where all these places were until i saw them lined up with elevation relief. i can't help getting lost in it, looking at all the town names thinking "who were they?" (who named the town, who settled the town, who's living there now? what are they doing?)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

accident money does not measure wealth

splintered pole

splintered pole, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i saw a pt cruiser wrapped around this pole today. the lady driving seemed ok.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

love hate jealous funny

love hate jealous funny, originally uploaded by skippy haha.


diagonals, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Monday, December 17, 2007

the world's best prom

i recently watched a movie "The World's Best Prom" about the 2000 senior prom in Racine, Wisconsin. i thought it was excellent, very real, and showed a rare true positive side of the kids of today. compared to shows like 'my super sweet 16' and the rest of that bratty nonsense, most of these kids were thoughtful and decent. they all had dreams and expectations and it was great to see how the reality of the event went down.

it may have been extra interesting to me because i just went to racine for a kitshicker wedding this summer, as the lovely bride and a kitshicking bridesmaid hailed from that very town, though they graduated the year before this documentary was made.

i recommend netflixing this documentary.

"The World's Best Prom"

Sunday, December 16, 2007

abandoned meanders

i was trying to classify some flora in a vintage t-shirt graphic and came across this sentence full of dreamy words
Calcareous Spring Marshes and Muck Fens

This group contains herbaceous wetlands of calcareous, groundwater-saturated sloughs, abandoned meanders, depressions, and spring overflows on large stream or river floodplain terraces.

the site

Saturday, December 15, 2007

careful with this pen

[thank you]

Please be very careful with this pen in school. I LOVE you. Have a good day & do your very best work, O.K.?
Your lovable Mom


the "pen" was one of these - cross pens, the grade was two.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

you're abe froman's cousin marvin?


i cancelled my trip with predictions of wintry mix at both landing and takeoff in pollutiontown new jersey and many warmer future months to visit
and now i have all these free days at home here in front of me that i hadn't planned on
looking full of clouds and rain and puddles and xmas cards and t-shirts and musica local.

here's another picture of nacho for the fun of it

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

hello holden

hello holden, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

hello nacho

hello nacho, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

ice cold

division, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the weather channel says an ice storm has glazed america's midsection. people have died in traffic accidents, power has been out and will be out in some places for over a week. here's wishing for a speedy back to normal for those affected.

the winter winds may be blowing my own travel plans astray for this weekend, we'll see.

"The Snow Miser Song"
by Maury Laws and Jules Bass

[Snow Miser]
I'm Mister White Christmas
I'm Mister Snow
I'm Mister Icicle
I'm Mister Ten Below
Friends call me Snow Miser
What ever I touch
Turns to snow in my clutch
I'm too much!

Monday, December 10, 2007

green light

green light, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

you get it

Sunday, December 09, 2007

matzoh ball soup

matzoh ball soup, originally uploaded by skippy haha.


latkes, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

had authentic latkes and matzoh ball soup at a hanukah party tonight, great fun!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

the bone eater

"The Bone eater"
If I said what animal eats bones? You would think of dogs but theres a bird called a Lammergeyer that eats bones too! Its four feet (2.7m) First they wait for a other animals to eat the meat. Then it swoop^s down over the mountains and picks up some bones. Then it goes way up high in the sky and drops the bones down and the bone skatters all over! Then the Lammergeyer comes back down and eats it. It also eats the meat, blud and skin!
The Lammergeyer lives in Africa, Asia, and southern Europe in caves and nests on clifs.

Friday, December 07, 2007

free sporks

it's hard to find places to buy sporks
they're free almost wherever you see them

Thursday, December 06, 2007


shipping, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

busy errands boxes t-shirts holiday errands priority prioritize now's the time get it done

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

left v right

left v right, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

little difference big difference

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

cosmetic surgery

have you seen this lady joan van ark from knott's landing lately?

used to be:

now is:

if i were her, i would definitely not leave the house. this is what my face feels like after walking the dogs in 30 degrees weather.

**update** - someone sent me this recent video, talk about bad

Woman Pissed Bout New Butt Implants

tea leaf silent night

awesome version of the favorite christmas carol > tequila

recorded 12-15-2005, moe's alley, santa cruz

Monday, December 03, 2007

guerilla go go gang

guerilla go go gang, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

these ladies came out & did a tweener set at the dubconscious - afromotive show on saturday at the orange peel.

they do choreographed dances to michael jackson's "bad" and the gogo's "we got the beat" and all kinds of good stuff like that.

they came out on stage with afromotive for a good bit of their set too.

their myspace is

see em in the back there? good stuff.

shroom & bridget's firebird

shroom & bridget have been restoring and rebuilding from scratch this firebird for the past year and a half out in LA and here's their first ride this weekend

Sunday, December 02, 2007

makeout not war

makeout not war, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

you just moved!

you just moved, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

thinkin about moving?

Friday, November 30, 2007

painted leaf

painted leaf, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

keep your eyes open!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

last day

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

tragic limerick

there once was a boy named wayne
whose scoring was insane
a broken thigh
in junior high
his dreams went down the drain

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

pup feels for baby

pretty amazing the empathy these two have for each other -

Monday, November 26, 2007


escape to the words
somebody else wrote
when somebody else felt
sparking lump in his throat

Sunday, November 25, 2007

shantaram movie update

it looks like that book i read about the bombay slums, shantaram, is having a hard time getting to the silver screen.

The Times of India

In Depp Trouble! - Casting Hollywood star Johnny Depp in a film is a luxury that director Mira Nair cannot afford, perhaps.

According to our sources, Nair’s ambitious project, Shantaram , has been shelved because the actor demanded a huge price. “Mira Nair will be unable to go ahead with the film because Warner Productions has decided to back out of the project. Also, the amount quoted by Johnny Depp is very huge. The producers don’t see how they will be able to complete the film with such big money involved,” says a source.

Mira Nair had announced her ambitious film, Shantaram , based on Gregory David Roberts’ book of the same name, earlier this year. Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan had been roped in to play key roles.

She had also approached Vishal Bharadwaj to score the music of the film. Our source says, “Mira Nair was to start shooting with Amitabh Bachchan from January 2008. Unfortunately, that will not happen any more.”

Deals with all the other actors had fallen into place but things did not somehow work out with Depp. Our source says, “Depp loved the novel by Gregory Roberts. He even invited the author to visit him in London. Gregory Roberts did go and meet him. Everything was going fine until Depp quoted his price! All activity related to Shantaram came to a screeching halt after that.”

It may soon be officially announced that the film has been shelved. Our source says, “Warner Productions will hold a press conference announcing the cancellation of their Shantaram project in the second week of December.”

The official spokesperson of Warner Productions kept mum about the film being shelved because of the sky-high money quoted by Johnny Depp. The spokesperson just mailed the production house’s official statement that says: “Production on Shantaram is being postponed due to Hollywood writers’ strike and the inability to guarantee a February start, which would then place the production in India in an inclement weather corridor.”

greedy americans

human babies

human babies, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

cheer up

nothing to be
sad about
so smile til your
teeth fall out

Friday, November 23, 2007

american toad

american toad, originally uploaded by skippy haha.