Monday, June 30, 2008

a dog's life

waterfall on sally's head, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

a hot day at a swimming hole with a waterfall

who can complain

the rest of the photos are here

Sunday, June 29, 2008

thunderstorm is here

thunderstorm is here, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

this weekend has been wild! purple bus adventures, porch cavorting with neighbors, lovey fun bachelorette party hiking to waterfalls in nantahala national forest, and i'm about to go man a station at the botanical gardens for an urban adventure bike race.
enjoy the sabbath!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


i posted on may 8, quirk, about the skating mexican wrestler at the post office

sweetashvegas got a photo!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008



Tuesday, June 24, 2008


freedom tastes like crabapple pie

Monday, June 23, 2008


portals, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

holden is cured!

i'm looking forward to

going camping this weekend to celebrate love and friends and see waterfalls

going on the purple la zoom bus later this week for someone special's birthday

jutrut is doing a extravaganza of a mountain biking weekend that i hope to witness firsthand at some point sunday - enduro de ocho

my friend teamuck took this amazing photo & click to see the ones around it: Gold Gate/Black Hill

Saturday, June 21, 2008

longest day

food lion skate park, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

happy solstice

no turning back now

i like the other solstice way better

Friday, June 20, 2008

jen & the juice

jen & the juice, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

had a most delightful lunch hour listening to the sweet rocking sounds of jen and the juice in pritchard park downtown.

they're doing free music weekly through an arts 2 people program.

this is good stuff.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

yard of the season

yard of the season, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

somebody's resting on their laurels

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

computers for christ

computers for christ, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

he loves to email

computers for christ

computers for christ, originally uploaded by skippy haha.


black mountain, nc

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

tree around the wire

tree around the wire, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

another reason to bury power lines. a tree claimed its territory & was cut down.

soup recipe swap update

there has been no discernible progress:

today's menus

greenlife asheville:

Clam Chowder

Broccoli Cheddar

Spicy Dal

Chicken Noodle

Spicy Lebanese Garden Vegetable

greenlife chattanooga:
Black Bean Chili

Simply Chicken

Farmhouse Soup

Parmesan Chicken Artichoke

Spinach and Chickpea

Chicken Cacciatore

Thai Coconut Salmon

Monday, June 16, 2008


brush and floss your teeth with your eyes closed. if god forbid you went blind you'd have to do this every day.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

3 little birds

3 little birds, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

this is my message to you-hooo-hooo

happy father's day!

Friday, June 13, 2008

bonnaroo webcast

so you don't have the time, money, or immune system to make it to manchester tennessee for bonnaroo music festival this weekend?

there is a live webcast - great sound quality, lots of close up camera angles, it's better than being there.

stream it live

right now it's the drive-by truckers passing a bottle of jack around stage. you can see them spit when they sing the picture's so clear.

raconteurs, les claypool, metallica, two gallants, tons more all weekend long

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

if it's not one thing

i got to the bottom of the swallowed bone mystery.

a couple weeks ago i was pulling out of my driveway when an old man who lives at the end of the street walked by.

he asked me if i liked poke sallit. i said i never had it. he said his old lady keeps asking him about the poke patch in my yard, and if i planned to eat any of it. i said no thanks, i had no idea, he's free to pick whatever he wants out of it.

i saw him last night & he told me as a thank you he's been leaving bones for my dogs.

i showed him the 20 staples on holden's stomach & he started to cry.

he said he left some chicken wings and a pig's neck yesterday morning. they were gone from where he left them and nacho must've eaten them when i let him out.

nacho threw up last night at 2 am. and again at 5 am. i haven't slept since 2, i've been staring at him waiting for him to throw up or his stomach to bloat up.

i called the vet the minute they opened and told the story & said i'd like to get him xrayed to see if there are bones stuck in him and got an appt. for 1pm

since then he's seemed fine, i fed him a little at 8 & just walked him around the block & hasn't thrown up again and he seems ok.

it is probably crazy of me to take him for xrays. but jesus christ.

googling tells me poke salad is a southern delicacy similar to collard greens, but is actually toxic to humans and should not be made or eaten.

nacho is gonna be fine, the x-rays showed the bones are passing through his system, he has gastroenteritis & he's on prilosec and semi-liquid diet for a couple days.

dios freakin mio

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

like riding in the car

like riding in the car, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

fan on full blast

from an email i got from dennis kucinich:

Articles of Impeachment

Dear Friend:

Under circumstances that can best be described as "suspicious," the website was crippled early this morning a few hours after Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 extensively documented Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush.

Until we can restore the website and implement additional security measures, you can find the full list and detailed Articles at

If you would like to show your support for the Congressman's efforts, please go to to offer your comments and provide us with contact information so that we can continue to keep you informed.

Thank you
Committee to Re-Elect Congressman Kucinich

Paid for by the Re-Elect Congressman Kucinich Committee

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Monday, June 09, 2008

naked bike ride

"If you do encounter police or any other aggression do not reciprocate the aggression, keep it light, our best weapon is humour. It's tough getting angry at a colourful naked person on a bicycle. Anger and aggression only returns anger and aggression."
linked on the asheville naked bike ride site
it is this weekend, i hope they go near my house, from the past photos it looks like they will.

they're doing it all over the world - chicago, seattle, denver, black rock city, huntington... check it out

odd business practice

9:30 PM, need a drink, run up to the corner gas station, bring drink to register, say "hey," the cashier is behind the counter looking down counting money...for a long minute...without acknowledging me.

me: what time do you all close? (thinking it must be very soon if he's already counting)

him: 10:45

me: hmmmm...that's kinda random time...

him: yeah it's so we can close up and have everything ready and can get out of here at 11.

me: what about the people who see your lights on at 10:35 and figure you must be open til 11 and come try to buy something at 10:50?

him: (blank stare)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

did you know?

Q: Is it possible for one litter to contain puppies from 2 different male dogs?

A: Yes. Although each ovule can only be fertilized once, in each heat stage somewhere between 2 and 20 ovules mature, so a female dog may become impregnated from a few different male dogs if she has humped more than one during that time.

shoot to that

shoot to that, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

poor baby

patient, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i'm a lucky dog, lucky dog. oh, i'm a lucky dog, lucky dog. north asheville animal hospital's wonderful dr. plankenhorn took out the bone that was stuck in my intestines. oh i'm a lucky dog, lucky dog.

Friday, June 06, 2008

happy birthday holden! get well soon!

holden's first ride home, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

holden my loyal little friend turns a ripe old 10 today. this is from his ride home after being plucked from the breeder's bargain bin.

i just got back from the vet, where i left holden. he is right now in surgery to remove a rib from his intestines. i didn't feed him any ribs, i guess he got it somehow in the neighbor's yard where he was playing wednesday. he threw up twice yesterday and i wasn't too worried, then threw up again today & i took him in to the vet.

he might be able to come home tomorrow or he might have to stay the whole weekend at the emergency vet.

we're talking thousands of dollars. and one sick, sick puppy.

i was supposed to go tubing down the green river tomorrow with a bunch of people, not any more.

i hope he's okay. my little buddy.

***UPDATE***Friday 8PM

just talked to the vet, holden made it through surgery, the bone was in his upper small intestine, caught in the spot where he had surgery back when he was 2 & ate a pair of my roommate's tights. it was just about to perforate, another day and he would've been a goner. she said they saved the bone for me. he's doped up on pain killers resting overnight and she'll call first thing in the morning to let me know how he's doing. but so far so good.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

how to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich (1983)

First you take two peices of bread some peanut butter and some jelly and then
you spread the peanut butter and jelly on the bread and put one peice of bread
on top of another. Then you get a plate and put the sandwich on it. And
finally you put everything but the sandwich and plate away.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

band album name & cover

this was re-posted on a site i visit, and i think it's awesome:

A little creative/random rock-juice for those of you tired of thinking of band/album names and corresponding cover-art. It also doubles as an interesting commentary on how random rock-related names/titles and images are compared to years past, when you could guess the name of a song as soon as you heard the chorus. Debut albums were self-titled and record covers typically featured a photo of the band standing around staring at their own reflection in a puddle of water. It's not like that much anymore.

This is fun.

1 - Go to
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your new band or solo-act.

2 - Go to Random quotations:
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your next record.
(If you want to do this again, you'll hit refresh to generate new quotes, because clicking the quotes link again will just give you the same quotes over and over again.)

3 - Go to flickr's "explore the last seven days", which is a randomly generated page of photos.
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Put it all together and see what you get.

i did it yesterday but i'm doing it again -

band name - Black Light
album name - optimism is sheer terror
record cover -
now you do it!

Monday, June 02, 2008

happy birthday swirls

an eleventh hour birthday wish to charlie swirls rocking chickens in roanoke

phil's can safe repair

our friend shiny haired phil just created a visually stunning way to repair the top of your can safe, should the top come apart.

here are his step by step simple instructions

here's his flickr photo set

he is crafty like macguyver

because of the tricky tops i've stopped making can safes and now it's all peanut butter jar safes all the time.

seger vs. springsteen

i find it hard to repeat this quotation that i love correctly to a group of people:
"Some people call Bob [Seger] the poor man's Bruce Springsteen, but personally, I always thought Bruce was the rich man's Bob Seger. Love 'em both, though."
- Bob Dylan in April 2008 Vanity Fair

bob seger doing 'ramblin gamblin man' on a 60's tv show 'happening'

Sunday, June 01, 2008

already june

a wise man counts his blessings while a fool counts his problems - michael franti says something like this

my weekend's been full of barfing dogs, birthday parties & upcheering & unplugged rock n roll at a subdivision on a sunday afternoon, yee haw!