Monday, February 28, 2011

5 year birthday

i've been posting this crap for 5 years as of today.

thanks for being here! and for being there! and all for the support in the form of clicks and comments! you know it's true, everything i do, i do it for you.

this picture was the first post ever.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

who's who

the home team wears white

i remember this by imagining the white house.

(kenny george wore white while playing at UNC-A)

*some controversy exists - in 2003 the NHL switched to home teams wearing sell more merchandise...woo hoo for creating rampant confusion in the quest for the dollar! 

but in general, and still, the best rule to remember is home team wears white.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

nose ear guitar and slipper socks

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


"There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."
- Richard Avedon

Monday, February 21, 2011

honk for jesus

honk if you like geese (rip vv)

skewering shrimp pierre

these shrimp are HUGE. they're under 8's which means there are 8 or fewer per pound. they are like mini lobster tails.

they were marinated over night in the simple and delicious shrimp pierre recipe.

recipe here:


Friday, February 18, 2011

the sun, a dog, a mail truck & thunder

65 degrees.

batshit crazy

has the whole world gone batshit crazy this week or is it just me? full moon fever!

1 love

i read nick hornby's "high fidelity" this week. it's just as good as the movie, and the movie is excellent.

"The Beatles were bubblegum cards and Help at the Saturday morning cinema and toy plastic guitars and singing `Yellow Submarine' at the top of my voice in the back row of the coach on school trips. They belong to me, not to me and Laura, or me and Charlie, or me and Alison Ashworth, and though they'll make me feel something, they won't make me feel anything bad."

i feel this way about james mcmurtry. and tea leaf green. and surprise me mr. davis. and the wood brothers. and billy joel (don't judge!). and dozens of other bands and artists who have recorded music that i have listened to obsessively at one time or another. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

1 yummy inedible sample

i order more nuts than i care to admit from

their peanuts are cheap & shipping isn't too much when you buy a bunch of them

they usually send a little sample of something extra which i usually appreciate. chocolate covered sunflower seeds, goji berries, walnuts...something like that.

yesterday this was the "1 Yummy Sample" in the box. look at the list - i don't think there is one edible ingredient. they look like gummy cough drops.

mochi rice cakes? not fit for human consumption. if i were in the movie 9 to 5, i would give these to my boss to poison him to death.

Monday, February 14, 2011


in the spirit of valentine's day, here's a picture of my 3 valentines at the river yesterday.

oh photo, how do i love thee? let me count the ways:
1. nacho is hopping the wrong way
2. eli is making a beeline as fast and strong as he can for the stick
3. kevin throws sticks without looking spastic
4. while eating an apple
5. it was warm enough to not wear a jacket
6. the river was clean and flowing
7. spring is right around the corner

Thursday, February 10, 2011

smithsonian polar bears show

there's an awesome special on tv this week called polar bears on thin ice.

i have no idea how the cameramen could get so close to the polar bears, seals, walruses, greenland sharks, without being attacked but the footage is incredible.

one mama polar bear has triplet cubs, which is unusual, they normally only have 1 or 2 pups at a time. there isn't enough food for all three, so there's one 'frail pup' who is half the size of his brothers and still pink and rides on his mama piggyback style and squeals and whines. it's the cutest thing i've ever seen on tv.

eventually they say that the frail cub dies, but i think the cameraman stuffed him in his backpack, sent him to oxnard california, and then i bought him and named him nacho.

check out the video here:

more on the show here: polar bear: living on thin ice

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

go heels!

classic college jeopardy. blind girl from dartmouth tells the truth about coach k:

Monday, February 07, 2011

pets with heads on pillows

new flickr group alert!

group pool here: pets with heads on pillows

slide show here: slide show

other groups i made in the past:

Saturday, February 05, 2011

burned eats

speaking of alton brown...his suggestion to grill chicken thighs on high heat to sear them and then move them to low heat might need a little tweaking

nacho and eli like them this way though.

free shirts, ligers

yes! another fun post in the 'free shirts for bloggers' series has arrived.

john is a long-time vintage t-shirt lover, and has a sweet blog where he documents his sweet life in seattle. he compares skippy haha vintage with the montgomery flea market - it's just like, it's just like, a mini-mall! mega fun! 

check out his post here.

Friday, February 04, 2011

is this a good idea?

half animal hospital; half restaurant/pub

Thursday, February 03, 2011

link roundup

here are some things i'm loving on the internet recently:

  • jay archibald's latest project, kaleidoscopic fine art set to music - "scope aesthetic":

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

taters & unions

saw this handmade wooden potato and onion bin at the asheville goodwill today.

i can only assume some nice man (?) made it and engraved it in his woodworking shop about 50 years ago. when he brought it inside, did anybody notice the spelling mistake? did they tell him? it is phonetically correct, i'll give him that.