Monday, March 31, 2008


nacholden, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

they like experimenting with peanut butter

if I had an air-o-plane i still couldnt make it on time

i am making soup for the first time. i put vegetable broth & a bunch of cut up vegetables and spices in the crock pot on low this morning.

i am going tomorrow afternoon to pick up the keys to my new place. it is half the size of this place, i am going to measure to see what will fit. it is fenced on one side, i might try to fence the other three. it doesn't have a washer or dryer, i might get a compact washer & clothesline for summer at least.

i am not moving my furniture for a couple weeks, i have both places til the end of april, i can't believe it's been over a year since i moved to asheville, i'm very glad i did.

i have been doing a lot of research and development and experimenting with the peanut butter jar safes, finally getting down to a set process and procedure and tools and method that are the easiest and make the best hidden jar safes most efficiently. it's still an art not a science yet. i thought of a slogan - your safe is secret with me.
here's the laboratory under the watchful eye of a city councilman who thinks the place smells like an amsterdam hash bar.

can safes

Saturday, March 29, 2008

frosty beer man

our old friend helps your beers stay cold while you make fun of duke, michigan, the yankees, the cowboys, and jeff gordon. they also have the brilliant 'krzyzewski ain't krzyzt' shirt.

frosty beer man

go tar heels!

Friday, March 28, 2008

play count today


if you can't say something nice say something nice about something else

Thursday, March 27, 2008


i spackled sausages to a hostel door in sydney australia.

it was july 2000 (australian winter), i was there for 5 weeks to study health law & professional responsibility with about 30 other american law students.

it was sausage links from the dining room attached with vegemite & it was small & tasteful and said "EXTRAORDINARY" (any photos have been tragically lost in a disposable camera neglect accident.)

the room's occupant sent an email to everybody in the group the next day titled 'petty vandals,' and it was extraordinary, recounting when the maid, emerelda, found it, thinking it was human fecal matter, yelled at him: "WHY DO THIS?!?!"

the reason we did this was the room's occupant was perceived to be haughty & pretentious, and took himself extremely seriously, not unlike many law students, using 50 cent words such as 'extraordinary' during class for no reason. and rather than be caring compassionate people and ignore this, his door was hit.

8 years later i'm not really that sorry. is this a character flaw? righteousness? playground bullying? the maid had to clean the same amount as wiping a plate, and while in reality it only caused him to take himself more seriously, it made sense at the time. and i'm pretty sure pretentiousness is a force worth fighting.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

two faced

two faced, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

do you have the cojones to paint the front of your house one color, the sides another? i think this is beautiful.

Monday, March 24, 2008

yes it is

is this the punchline?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

white after easter or memorial day

happy spring

happy spring, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

easter egg tree

easter egg tree, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

out with the old, in with the new

Friday, March 21, 2008

sprung modelfesting

today is the first day of spring, though you can't tell by the 36 degree temperature right now.

it is also the day of modelfest, where kindly people come over, take their shirts off, put on shirts that other people have thrown away, have their photo taken, and do it again.

it is always a good time, and always a lot of work.

here are a couple gems of the past:

in the next few weeks, these shirts will find their way to the top shelf or eBay. some of them are unconscionably expensive, but the code 'skippyhaha' gets 40% off, and they really are the coolest shirts of all time.

black thread

black thread, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


mentalblocks, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

bust those suckers

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

bastard people

no sixth anniversary

dennis kucinich and the iraq war

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


tree, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Monday, March 17, 2008

can safes

can safes, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the bottom of each of these cans unscrews, revealing a secret jar inside perfect for stashing money, jewels, whatever valuables you may have.

buy or bid on eBay or email me to buy one outside of eBay.

they are the world's luckiest diversion safes. each one blessed by the 'cops love me' cop.

*also, anybody who would like to donate their cans and jars to me for this ongoing project, i would be eternally grateful. reduce, reuse, recycle. i'm looking for (1) wide-mouth glass jars with lids and no onion smells, (2) cans with the bottom cut off - *and cut along the height of the cylinder, not around the inside circle of the top* and labels intact and their cut-off bottoms, and (3) plastic peanut butter jars with tops and labels.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

secret to survivin

Saturday, March 15, 2008

crunchy top fish - scallop delight

raining bunny's and bears in rhode island

Raining bunny's + bears in Rhode Island
One day on April 30th 1967 at 11 thirdy P.M. it started raining bunnys + bears everyone looked out their windows and my mom caught a bunny. it was white with pink ears and a stubby tan tail. I kept him in my room. But when it stopped 2 hours later there was bunny's + bear's every where! In the morning My mom + dad and I tried to get to McDonalds but we squished to many bears + bunny's.

Friday, March 14, 2008

our gay apparel

Thursday, March 13, 2008

the truth

i just paid $182 for a stranger to pull a chicken bone out of my dog's ass.

home in the evening still got nothing to say

if any song is worth hearing 8 times in a row it may be this.

hidden track

vote for the best one, listen to tea leaf green.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

joseph campbell and the grateful dead

i posted this to another site about a year ago, and want to resurrect it here.

i've been reading a couple of joseph campbell's books & a biography lately and came across this quote of his yesterday in "The Hero's Journey" a kind of autobiographical conversation book Campbell did during the last years of his life where he went over the main points of his lectures and life's work that he'd done on mythology, symbols, dreams, etc. which is all summed up nicely in this book & PBS series, The Power of Myth.

"The next great, proud moment was when Mickey Hart and Bob Weir come along and tell me I've helped them. Well, I never -- the rock music never appealed to me at all. It was largely monotonous, it seemed to me. Then they invited Jean [his wife] and me to an event in Oakland that just became a dance revelation. I got something there that made me note that this is magic. And it's magic for the future...

They hit a level of humanity that makes everybody at one with each other. It doesn't matter about this race thing, this age thing, I mean, everything else dropped out. The wonderful thing was, compared to the Hitler rallies that you see in the film that were used to a political purpose, here it was just the experience of the identity of everybody with everybody else.

I was carried away in a rapture. And so I am a Deadhead now..."

In February of 1985, Campbell had attended a Grateful Dead concert and below are his comments from that experience.

Joseph Campbell :

"The Deadheads are doing the dance of life and this I would say, is the answer to the atom bomb."

"I had a marvelous experience two nights ago. I was invited to a rock concert. ( laughter in the audience) I'd never seen one. This was a big hall in Berkeley and the rock group were the Grateful Dead, whose name, by the way, is from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. And these are very sophisticated boys. This was news to me.

Rock Music has never seemed that interesting to me. It's very simple and the beat is the same old thing. But when you see a room with 8000 young people for five hours going through it to the beat of these boys ... The genius of these musicians- these three guitars and two wild drummers in the back... The central guitar, Bob Weir, just controls this crowd and when you see 8000 kids all going up in the air together... Listen, this is powerful stuff! And what is it? The first thing I thought of was the Dionysian festivals, of course. This energy and these terrific instruments with electric things that zoom in... This is more than music. It turns something on in here (the heart?). And what it turns on is life energy. This is Dionysus talking through these kids. Now I've seen similar manifestations, but nothing as innocent as what I saw with this bunch. This was sheer innocence. And when the great beam of light would go over the crowd you' d see these marvelous young faces in sheer rapture- for five hours! Packed together like sardines! Eight thousand of them! Then there was an opening in the back with a series of panel windows and you look out and there's a whole bunch in another hall, dancing crazy. This is a wonderful fervent loss of self in the larger self of a homogeneous community. This is what it is all about!

It reminded me of Russian Easter. Down in New York we have a big Russian Cathedral. You go there on Russian Easter at midnight and you hear Kristos anesti! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen! It's almost as good as a rock concert. (laughter) It has the same kind of life feel. When I was in Mexico City at the Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadeloupe, there it was again. In India, in Puri, at the temple of the Jagannath- that means the lord of the Moving World- the same damn thing again. It doesn't matter what the name of the God is, or whether its a rock group or a clergy. It's somehow hitting that chord of realization of the unity of God in you all, that's a terrific thing and it just blows the rest away."

live music is the best.

Monday, March 10, 2008

greenlife minestrone

greenlife minestrone, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

this is the minestrone soup at greenlife grocery. it is hot and spicy and so full of vegetables it's almost nuts. on a cold day there's no beating it.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

wtc hole

wtc hole, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

ground zero, six and a half years later

the med

the med, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the mediterranean snack bar, huntington village, since 1974


henry, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

home alone

i left the house at 9:30 thursday morning, and returned today (sunday) around 3PM. my wonderful neighbor was supposed to come over twice a day to feed holden & nacho and let them go outside, and she forgot. she has been traveling all over the country and accidentally deleted the cell phone reminders she'd set for herself and has been visiting a sick friend in the hospital, and i didn't call her before i left to make sure it was still on her radar, so the pups were inside the house for over three days with no food. she was completely beside herself inconsolable with sorrow when i called her and we realized what happened. i am just happy the pups didn't turn cannibal on each other. there was still water left in their bowl and they are completely fine and romping around happy as clams. a couple dusty accidents on the sun room carpet, and it's like nothing even happened - it's like they were on a 3-day fast. she just came over really upset, but felt better once she saw that the dogs are absolutely a-ok.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


punk, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

henry, i'm on my way, little bro.

if you're looking for things to do online this weekend, how about those sweet photos at jay archibald and zenography?

and this site is completely fascinating - designed breakdown

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

free solar power

does solar power turn you on vintage vantage
we're giving away free t-shirts to anybody who is harnessing the energy of the sun to power their house, click for details

change you do

change is not something you let happen to you
that is decay

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

grace potter

grace potter and the nocturnals are playing in asheville this weekend. if i weren't going out of town i would be front row.

sweet water

Monday, March 03, 2008


buddies, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

ebony and ivory
live to gether in perfect harmony
side by side
on their fluffy dogbed
o lord
why dont we

Sunday, March 02, 2008

steve leaf green

steveleafgreen, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i was having some tea, thinking about how great it will be to see a few tea leaf green shows in their upcoming southeast tour, while they have steve adams from ALO sitting in on bass, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but ALO reflected in my teacup.

tea leaf green dates

how the photo came about

Saturday, March 01, 2008


3-one, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

march first is a great day for a birthday, so happiest of birthdays if it's yours!

pit one against the other