Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

introducing chippy

he's rowing his little kayak above the TV, so instead of watching football, which generally makes me sad and bored, i can watch chippy, which generally makes me squeal with joy.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

just say who

i think we should remove the word "whom" from the english language.

3/4 of humans have no idea how to use it.

of the 1/4 that know how to use it, 1/2 don't use it because it sounds so freakin pretentious

1/2 use it and feel superior

it's a lose-lose-lose-lose proposition

drop the "m" - drop the confusion - drop the grammar snobbery - just say 'who'

Friday, August 27, 2010

happy birthday quissy

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy BIRTHday dear quissy
happy birthday to you

hope it's a great day and especially fun with your littlest red sock, WILL.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

you dropped your poptart

looks like frosted wild berry.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

talkin at the texaco

  • super short hair
  • chin goatee
  • xxxl t-shirt
  • jorts
  • short socks
  • sneaks

welcome to eastern tennessee

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

eli nacho swimming hole

charlotte street computers retrieved my sd card! no problemo. also gave me tips on laptop power cord management - always unplug the power cord from the laptop when you pick it up - it's a fragile joint, and an expensive fix, and the weight of the battery loosens it and can break it.

here's a picture of nacho swimming in circles, and eli swimming for a stick.

the great smoky mountain national park does not allow dogs. they list the reasons here:http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/pets.htm

i would agree with them, if they didn't allow horses, which they do. there are giant piles of horse shit all over the trails, so the anti-disease excuses go out the window.

tree hugger

i got a new laptop!

my friend who i shall call the computer whisperer put it together for me. it's awesome. except i shoved an SD photo memory card into the cd rom slot last night and now it's stuck in there. i tried to fish it out with a paper clip, to no avail.

i have many photos of dogs swimming in caribbean clear swimming holes in tennessee from this weekend on that card i would like to share and i can't believe i was so inattentive and moronic to jam it in the cd drive.

going to charlotte street computers when they open this AM to let them disassemble. no, no disassemble!

Friday, August 20, 2010

flossie's sister's partner

if i had a band, and played the clarinet in this band, i would call the band "flossie's sister's partner."

this was a girl on the show "animal hoarders" - which is usually pretty sad and disgusting, but then there is an intervention and animal control comes with a truck load of crates and takes most of the animals, and the people get new carpets and paint, and it has a heartwarming ending. 

the people really have much love for these animals, they just get overwhelmed.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

little fall of rain

leads to swarms of mosquitoes.

if you want to sunbathe in asheville, you need no sunscreen, only deet.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

the truest sentence

Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.

- Hemingway,
A Movable Feast

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

why pistachios were dyed red

"The shell of the pistachio is naturally a beige color, but it is sometimes dyed red or green in commercial pistachios. Originally dye was applied by importers to hide stains on the shells caused when the nuts were picked by hand. Most pistachios are now picked by machine and the shells remain unstained, making dyeing unnecessary except to meet ingrained consumer expectations."

Monday, August 16, 2010


after probably 6 years without any caffeine, i'm on a coffee kick again. it started about a month ago with an ounce in the AM, black with some honey, and now it's probably 4 ounces. it makes me feel like this guy ^^^ is implanted in my abdomen for a couple hours. much easier to focus on words and to walk up hills.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

light at the end

walk towards the light

Friday, August 13, 2010

see, it's not my fault

Later born siblings were found to be more extroverted (sociable, outgoing), sentimental, forgiving and open to new experiences than their older siblings. First-borns were found to be more perfectionistic than their younger siblings.

from today's msnbc.com article "Sorry, kid, first-borns really are smarter."


Thursday, August 12, 2010

you are loved

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

junkfood will

i brought a vintage ringer t-shirt that says "NO JUNK FOOD" to little william this weekend, and though he has some room to grow into it, his nitwit dad put it on him and took pictures.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

pls avoid plants

love the lifted leg/dog taking a whiz cave painting here

Monday, August 09, 2010

baby william

went to ny for basically one day this weekend to meet my new nephew william. he is almost 3 months old and smiley and sweet and chubby and eats a lot and doesn't cry and doesn't stop moving. he's always fist pumping and ninja kicking, even in his sleep. he is lucky to be surrounded by awesome parents & grandparents and furry uncle henry.

we sneaked 50 lbs of frozen shrimp and scallops and lobster tails through the security at laguardia without any problems. i put the insulated bag on the conveyor belt and a guy asked "is this food?" and i said "yup." as it was x-rayed, the girl stopped the belt and said "oh...my...god" and the guy went over and said "it's okay, it's just food." and that was it!

Friday, August 06, 2010

gone the sun

thunderstorms lead to the best sunsets

Thursday, August 05, 2010

nacho in a puddle

if there was a puddle, yo! i'll jump in it.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

butterfly away

pipevine swallowtail attacking more joe pye weed near douglas falls last week

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

best fries i've ever had

at the asheville tourists minor league baseball game. they were 1 minute fresh out of the fryer. perfectly crispy, hot and so salty.

Monday, August 02, 2010

happy birthday MOM!

hope you have a wonderful day and if you have too many cocktails at lunch, henry can drive you home.

computers for christ

charter communications is hellishly incompetent. our internet and phone and cable have been out since a rain storm last wednesday. it came back for 4 hours on friday night, during which time they sent a tech, who couldn't find anything wrong. out all day saturday, sunday, and today. they were supposed to send a supervisor this morning from 10-noon, but at 1230 we called and they had no record of a problem. fury doesn't begin to describe my emotions about this. i am sorry i haven't replied to emails or posted anything new on here, i am on a borrowed laptop for a few minutes now trying to do it all. it's amazingly shitty how dependent i am on the internet.