Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

wait your turno

i love this time of year!

it's warm. and green. and gold. and growing.

we are taking a train from south carolina to louisiana for jazzfest this weekend.

ALO and Tea Leaf Green are playing a show at Tipitina's that starts at 1AM on my birthday.

i can barely wait my turno!

Monday, April 25, 2011


i hope everybunny had a most wonderful easter.

Friday, April 22, 2011

blood drops

yesterday i thought nacho was dying.

he has been throwing up the past few days. nothing new. he has a sensitive stomach and combined with being a counter-surfer, he throws up often.

then i saw a big drop of dark blood on top of the stairs. and there were big drops of blood going down all the stairs.

i was convinced nacho ate a roofing nail and was throwing up blood.

then eli solved the mystery. he went over to a 'seed' on the floor and sniffed it and looked at us. he was telling us not to worry, it was just an engorged tick the size of a grape.

then we saw another giant tick carcass next to the blood drops on the stairs.

then the dogs got frontline flea and tick medicine.

cure for tantrums?

check out kid D's brilliant new idea to stop her daughter's fits:

i love technology

Thursday, April 21, 2011

perhaps perhaps perhaps

what a strange word, i don't think i have ever used it in real life

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

hourglass arrow

kind of risque for a golf course, no?

Monday, April 18, 2011

free shirts, tiddys

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

the sweet and hilarious tiddy ferguson featured a skippy haha vintage t-shirt on her blog this weekend.

she also listed some amazing facebook status updates from her friends and gave a blow-by-blow account of laser hair removal. this is what the internet is all about!

AND she has a dog named nacho! her nacho also likes to sleep with his head on pillows.

check out her super fun blog - thanks, tiddy!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

gazebo roof nacho snout

creeping green

blue ridge parkway spring

Friday, April 15, 2011

This mug will never spill or be knocked over by wagging tails.

found at the goodwill in tallahassee. i'm keeping it. it also features springer spaniel and german shorthaired pointer. it weighs about 4 lbs. with copyright 1984.

look what i got!

so damn proud

Thursday, April 14, 2011

escape to florida

we went to tallahassee last week to escape the roofing that is going on here.

we hung out with fambly, ate tons of great food, went to shell oyster bar, a florida state vs unc baseball game, leon sinks (not spinks) where kevin got a tick bite and chigger bites and nacho and eli swam in sinkholes.

while we were at the baseball game, nacho and eli got up on the counter and ate 7 of rose's arthritis pills and a half bag of dog treats.

it was great to go down there and chill while the banging was going on here at home. it's going worse than i expected, and i expected hell.

the 4 roofers arrive at 730 am, and leave between 5 and 630 pm, taking an hour for lunch. the rest of the day is drilling and banging, with enough force that pictures fall off the wall.

they are about halfway done, and it has been 2 weeks.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

no brag just fact

classic line, highly repeatable, by walter brennan in 'the guns of will sonnett'

brought to my attention by DAD

Thursday, April 07, 2011

pig dog

i've never seen a dog wallow like this dog likes to wallow. he's like a divining rod - heads straight for the water, any water, and sprawls his goofy self out.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

vote for kid D in OSU creativity challenge

women's suffrage

far be it from me to skew the oh-so-pure democratic process, but if you have a minute and a mouse, please click this link, scroll down to the bottom and vote for Jennifer "JJ" Smith who would like to set a world record for the biggest blood drive.

vote for JJ -

you can vote once a day now until saturday april 9. you don't have to register or give your email address or anything. simple.

good friend, good cause!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

nacho had a little lamb

Monday, April 04, 2011

happy birthday eli vs the bears

today eli turns 7. he's a good boy.

he had a big weekend. this photo is a reenactment of what happened.

he was off-leash on a quiet mountain road around 11AM. all of a sudden, he bounded down the side of the hill off the road, ears up. there were two tiny bear cubs and a giant mama bear.

right there.

the bear cubs scooted up the tree, the mama bear held her ground.

eli got within a foot or two of the mama.

the 4 people on the road started screaming "ELI! ELI! ELI COME! COME! COME HERE ELI!"

eli turned around and came back. we kept walking. we were 15 feet from the bears. it was freakin crazy.