Tuesday, March 31, 2009

henry at the bank

henry at the bank, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the people at the bank love my little brother henry. they give him treats so he loves them, too.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

look homeward angel

look homeward angel, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

taking a trip to the northeast. hooray public transportation! hooray for no snow! hooray for blueberry muffins! hooray for furry brothers!

Monday, March 23, 2009

silent letters be gone

to make spelling match pronunciation, i think it should be changed to wensday instead of Wednesday and febuary instead of February.

the best of friends

brothers, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

like a band of gypsies we go down the highway

Friday, March 20, 2009

Please do not mix olives. and wings.

do not mix olives and wings, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

it's been a few months since i changed my brita water filter and there are carbon bits floating around the inside, so i went to ingles to get some more.

i checked the hardware aisle.

no filters.

i checked the bottled water aisle.

no filters.

i checked the baking aisle.

no filters.

i checked the jewish food aisle where i swear i'd bought them before.

no filters.

fine, you win, i'll ask a manager stocking shelves. i knew he was a manager from his white button down shirt and tie. he told me they no longer stock water filters.

he said there wasn't enough room for water filters anymore after the last 'reset.'

this store is huge. tens of thousands of square feet. it has a full pharmacy inside the store. it has a full deli inside the store. it has a freestanding starbucks inside the store. it has a full movie rental store inside the store.

they must've had to make room for this disgusting salad wing and olive bar and could no longer spare 1 square foot of shelf space for brita filters.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

APPALACHIA sung to the tune of LOCHLOOSA written by JJ Grey

this girl is 11 years old. 11 YEARS OLD! are you fucking kidding me?


happy spring

from your neighborhood rodent

Monday, March 16, 2009

hellos and goodbyes

badminton yoga, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

it's now been 2 years since nacho, holden and i moved to asheville from sun diego. i had high expectations and they've been exceeded. it's a most accepting, creative place, aesthetically pleasing, with plenty of opportunity for recreation, full of relatively aware unfake people. i love living here.

yesterday was a goodbye party for friends who are moving to tennessee.
in the words of billy joel:
so many faces in and out of my life,
some will last, some will just be now and then.
life is a series of hellos and goodbyes,
i'm afraid it's time for goodbye again.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

facedown on the sidewalk

facedown on sidewalk, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

it looked like a white rectangle, but was really the world's cutest baby picture

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ozomatli + chali 2na

ozomatli + chali 2na, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i went to the orange peel last night and the show was great.

we got there about 10 minutes before the band went on and the place was already pretty full. i showed my ticket to the guy at the door. i showed my license to the guy on the stool inside the door. then a girl behind him about my age said she had to look in my bag. it was sideways across my body so i started to open it up to show her the insides. she said no take it off and put it on the table. so i did. she asked if i needed to go put anything back in the car, any drugs or alcohol. i said no. she proceeded to open, unzip and unvelcro every pocket, took out my wallet, opened it, opened the change purse inside my wallet, pulled out my chapstick, tampons, keys, physically handled every single thing in the bag. i felt completely violated, especially since she asked if there was anything in there and i said no. i have been to many festivals and rock and jamband shows at big arenas with tight security and have never been searched so invasively as at the orange peel last night. it left a rancid impression and in this recession where i'm already cutting way back on shows i see, to avoid further hassle, privacy violations, and excessive searches, i will not be back to the orange peel unless it's a dire emergency (ie tea leaf green is playing).

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


heart, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

you can chop down the tree but can't break its heart

snowstorm preschool 1980

snowstorm 1983, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

The snow is blowing
all the stars to pieces
in the snowstorm.
The house has snow
all over it!

Monday, March 09, 2009

smiling thumbs up

smiling thumbs up, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

when i look at this door i see a smiley face giving me the thumbs up.
spring has sprung in north carolina, at least for the last few days. daffodils and crocuses are out. i went for a walk in flip flops for the first time since probably august and halfway through the skin on the top of my feet was ripped so badly i walked the last mile and a half barefoot. every single person i passed on the way said 'nice day for going barefoot.' which is true, but it's not too nice walking on asphalt and concrete barefoot. the skin on the bottom of my feet is also ripped now. but a week ago there were 4 inches of snow on the ground and i was wearing eskimo boots, so i am not complaining.

Friday, March 06, 2009

common sense

an arachnophobic with a basement full of black widow spiders should not leave the tops of cherry tomatoes laying on the counter.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


if a chimp eats my face do not resuscitate.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Roy Head - Treat Her Right!

you never see rockstars of today doing tumblesaults off the stage.

Monday, March 02, 2009

brilliant invention

this guy in nebraska made a bong out of a duct taped shoebox and put his cat in there to try to calm it down. i see he has scratches on his neck in the mugshot that could be evidence the cat needed to chill.

"This cat was just dazed," Sgt. Andy Stebbing said. "She was on the front seat of the cop car, wrapped in a blanket, and never moved all the way to the humane society."

full story here.


ici, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

ici, very ici


snowdog, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

we got a couple of inches of snow yesterday. the world's friendliest polar bear cub seems to like this.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


buddies, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

we should all be so lucky