Wednesday, December 31, 2008

happy new year

sappy, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i hate to be sappy but i hope everybody has a peaceful warm exciting refreshing inspiring cozy new years.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

free love

someone who wants to buy condoms from ingles grocery store needs to ask a pharmacist to open a locked glass case where they're kept with nicotine patches and heart rate monitors. i imagine that could be an absolutely ridiculous deterrent. i'm sure it's to prevent theft, but jesus christ they should have free buckets of condoms at the front door for anybody willing to use one.

Monday, December 29, 2008

caught on tape - shoplifting dog

i tried to get holden to do this at a chapel hill harris teeter in about 1999. one night my friend jill and i put on sunglasses and took the white pole that hangs off horizontal blinds as a walking cane, and put the old navy dog raincoat onto which i had stenciled 'guiding eyes for the blind - dog in training' on holden and we let him out of the car near the entrance to the grocery store, hoping he'd run in & go to the meat aisle and take something out and cause some cute mischief. but holden just sat in the parking lot looking at us.

the dog in this video is my new hero.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

not a chill to the winter

brick cross, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right

Thursday, December 25, 2008

the holidays are here and we're still at war

brett dennen's christmas carol:

lookin for someone to set us free
a king with fists like muhammad ali

merry christmas from the early 80's

xmas 82, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

me: flying reindeer! on my roof! tonight!

chris: presents! presents! presents!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

xmas tree 82

xmas tree 82, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

may your days be merry and bright


footwarmers, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i thought i hated cats. howard is henry's brother and a sweet kitten who likes to snuggle and doesn't act like a sneaky liar who is merely tolerating my presence. i would still run one over with my car to avoid an accident, but he's melting my lump of coal heart. they sat like this on my feet for an hour this afternoon while i read.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

way happier

fluffy holidays from my cutest brother henry:

other good news - i am dogsitting another dog named henry this week & he is the same colors and a good boy too

other good news, holden will look like hannibal lecter with his cage muzzle mask and might turn from world's wussiest to more studly, he will at least look very scary

so fucking sick

holden is the worst dog in the world.

he threw up his dinner last night undigested

i stayed up all night convinced he'd eaten something cloth and deciding to put him to sleep

i can't deal with this

compulsively obsessive dog has to be watched every damn second

i took him to the vet when they opened & they x-rayed him & saw something in his stomach and not yet in his intestines, and gave him the amorphine shot and he threw up two fucking socks

i have no idea where he got them, they were not mine - i guess out in the yard.

$300 of dog puke later here i am

i am going to hell but i wish he had died

i can't deal with this anymore

does anybody want a free dog?

i am serious.

i can't afford a dog like this anymore. mentally i can't.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

nacho dock

nacho dock, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the days are getting longer again
that wasn't so bad

Saturday, December 20, 2008

my face hurts squirrel

my face hurts squirrel, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

this was deemed "mucho mucho demasiado" for
but i don't think it's that terrible
they're bushy tailed rats
brains the size of a raisin
i went through a time in high school where i killed at least a dozen birds, squirrels, chipmunks with my car in the span of a month but haven't killed any in years.
i don't brake for them though. a girl i knew in college with a huge gash scar across her forehead and eye and nose from braking for a squirrel cured me of that. i see her face and don't brake. i brake for people, dogs and maaaaybe a cat if there was no oncoming traffic.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

whiny notes

whiny note, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

somebody in my neighborhood had a duffel bag stolen out of his yard. he proceeded to cut up cartons and write melodramatic guilt-trip paragraphs and taped them to telephone poles. the person who took his bag wishes they had a grandma who would give them nice things. get real jackass.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

just one step after the next

"Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you're no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn't just a means to an end but a unique event in itself. This leaf has jagged edges. This rock looks loose. From this place the snow is less visible, even though closer. These are things you should notice anyway. To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here's where things grow.

But of course, without the top you can't have any sides. It's the top that
defines the sides. So on we go...we have a long hurry...just one step after the next...with a little Chautauqua for entertainment. ...Mental reflection is so much more interesting than TV it's a shame more people don't switch over to it. They probably think what they hear is unimportant but it never is."

- Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

hellllllo panty christ!

just in time for christmas! the lamb of god in panties!
check it out - here
as always coupon codeword - skippyhaha = 40% off everything at vintage vantage

Monday, December 15, 2008

howitzer christmas

howitzer christmas, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the christmas scene in hickory, nc. that's a real world war I howitzer on the left. i want to know how many people it killed.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

wise holden

wise holden, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

we have gotten so much rain in the last two days, but the skies cleared for a while this afternoon
holden hopes it keeps raining because we're still a foot low

saw this online somewhere in the last year, don't know where

would you rather be heard or listened to?

listened to or understood?

understood or challenged?


mannequin, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i just got a torso mannequin for some more efficient t-shirt modeling, and i think with dick cheney's head in the window it will also scare away would-be burglars, unless they think there's an armless dick cheney inside and break in just to kick him.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


boys , originally uploaded by skippy haha.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

the snuggie

the only thing on my christmas list- a snuggie

Monday, December 08, 2008


prism, originally uploaded by skippy haha.


my face hurts

dscn0017, originally uploaded by skippy haha.
celebrating hysterical laughter and facial injuries

click on

Sunday, December 07, 2008

coke adds life

coke adds life, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

has there ever been a torso better suited for modeling vintage t-shirts?

SamiSalsa rules.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


hemipene, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

what do you do when you're at a herpetologist's house for a ladies' potluck?

make her explain snake sex!

(hemipene - pronounced like hemi-peen - The bi-lobed male reproductive organs in most reptiles, kept inverted in the tail until needed.)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

no worries

no worries, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

holden & nacho went for their yearly checkup and vaccines this week.

their report cards say:
holden is 10.5 years old, weighs 71.3 lbs, heartrate 110, very good range of motion in hips, he is doing very well for his age, call him mr. velvet ears

nacho is 5.5. years old, weighs 53.5 lbs, heartrate 100, bright, alert, responsive, good body condition, tortilla chip ears

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


things take twice as long when i'm impatient

my general crankiness boils down to things being out of my control

i wish i could control weather

i wish i could click my heels and be in NY

i wish i could control the behavior of others

i wish i could control the irritability of others

i wish i could live in a cave full of labrador retrievers

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


holden, originally uploaded by skippy haha.
Holidays and birthdays, I don't expect a thing,
Everyone has a good birthday and all the holidays filled
with toys, gifts and joy. For me, whatever I get my heart is
overjoyed, I don't expect a thing.

The seasons come and go, sometimes I get real nice stuff,
Sometimes it's just so-so, you will never hear me complain and
I'm never disappointed, because I never expect a thing.

Someone said to me, "Why don't you expect some things
for holidays and special occasions?"
I have all that I need so it really does not matter, as long as
my folks are in good health, have food to eat, and money to
spend, I know my gifts will come in time my friend.

I don't expect a thing, so I always get surprised and no
matter what the gift, what really matters is what's inside.

I don't expect a thing and my life is quite all right.

I don't expect a thing and I always get treated real nice.

from Poetry of a Father Lover & Friend by William O. Johnson