Monday, May 31, 2010

shrimp people

went down to spartanburg yesterday to see neil young solo. i'd never seen him live and was struck by how he made his instruments sound like 2 or 3 people were playing at once.

the tailgate before the show was the best tailgate i've ever been to. my dad gave us a box of frozen shrimp to carry on to the plane back in march and kevin made shrimp pierre and they were completely scrumptious and completely gone by the end of the night.

thank you!

shrimp pierre recipe:

Friday, May 28, 2010

young buck

saw this long lost little cousin of my brother henry while walking nacho. he is super sweet. they stuck their noses through the fence and licked each other.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ump's heads

if i were an umpire and needed an x-ray of any kind, i would go to asheville radiology and demand free service.

Monday, May 24, 2010


I used to lie between cool, clean sheets at night after I'd had a bath, after I had washed my hair and scrubbed my knuckles and finger-nails and teeth. Then I could lie quite still in the dark with my face to the window with the trees in it, and talk to God.
- Frances Farmer

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

i want a baby polar bear!

Monday, May 17, 2010

looking west

smoky mountains at sunset

also the title of the new tea leaf green album -

Friday, May 14, 2010

peace and chicken grease

what happens when a dog sticks his head under the grill while chicken is cooking?

firstborn sex same as dog?

i have done a highly unscientific study involving everybody i can think of which supports the conclusion that the sex of a first child is likely to be the same as the sex of the dog those people own.

i would say 75-85% of people i can think of who own/owned a dog before having a child are blessed with a baby of that same gender. it is not 100% and there are exceptions to every rule, but it seems to be the great majority. it does not hold as true for second or third babies.

think of someone you know who had a boy baby.

did they have a boy dog?

is this true across the board or just with people that i know?

if it's true - why? do the dogs emit hormones?

is it true for cats too?

chime in!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

william christopher mctammany

my brother and angela had their baby! monday night almost midnight. i think 5-10-10 is a sweet birth date. he was 8lbs 1 oz. they named him william. i asked chris if it was after braveheart, and he said 'obviously.' they're going to call him will. i'm going to call him willie. ang pushed him out with no drugs whatsoever. i want drugs just thinking about it. he's pretty freakin adorable!

Friday, May 07, 2010

breakfast burrito chorizo cheese grits

also from sunny point, cheese grits and a breakfast burrito involving eggs and peppers and other manner of deliciousness including chorizo which is tasty sausage crumbled up like ground beef and not in a casing or any weiner form.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

oil spill help

i think reading news about the gulf of mexico oil spill is frustrating and gut wrenching.

i want to do something to help, and here is one way to contribute: RiverLink is collecting supplies to clean off the animals.

Though Asheville's RiverLink primarily works to improve the French Broad River watershed, the events surrounding the April 20 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are of special concern to the organization as well. Like many in Asheville and Western North Carolina, RiverLink staff will be unable to travel to the region to engage in the cleanup effort, but feel called to help in some way.

RiverLink has decided to offer its office at 170 Lyman Street in Asheville's River Arts District as a dropoff and collection point for the supplies cleanup agencies in the Gulf region will need in their efforts to save the area's manatees, turtles, fish and birds and other marine wildlife.

Specifically, RiverLink is asking citizens to bring used (but clean) towels and bedsheets, toothbrushes, paper towels, soft scrub brushes, rubber gloves, extension cords, kennels for dogs or cats, dish soap (such as blue Dawn) and Pepto Bismol for collection and donation.

Though the oil spill may be capped and contained in the near future, the cleanup effort will be ongoing. RiverLink asks the public to think of this effort on shopping trips and perhaps pick up an extra bottle of Dawn or roll of paper towels.

A map to RiverLink's office at 170 Lyman Street can be found by entering (828) 252-8474 into a search engine such as Google or Yahoo. Business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. For more information, contact RiverLink's Volunteer Coordinator Dave Russell at (828) 252-8474, ext. 118, or (828) 545-9099.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

a message from nacho

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

sunny point breakfast salad

with red potato hash browns, 1 egg over hard, bacon, cherry tomatoes, with maple dijon dressing and an angel biscuit. not pictured pint glass full of mimosa. sunny point cafe

tried to go to 12 bones but a water main broke so they were closed. this was a great plan b.