Tuesday, January 31, 2012

carolina vs. nc state: starting 5: smile ratio

all of unc basketball starting 5 headshots are smiling, some broadly.

none of nc state's are.

i wonder if it correlates to player happiness.

i wonder if it correlates to campus happiness.

i wonder if it correlates to player talent.

i wonder if it correlates to photographer's attractiveness.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

ball bouncing game

m my name is marilyn and my husband's name is merlin, we come from maryland and we sell marlin

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

hunger and whistling

i am hungry. 

for the first time in 5 days. 

which makes me ecstatic! 

i don't know if it was stomach virus, flu, or food poisoning. all i know is that i've had no appetite since last thursday. frowing up, spare you the details, bad news. my last meal was probably the culprit but since there's no way to *really* know the cause, i'm just going to look at the last thing i ate and whistle. 

[looks at picture above and whistles] [goddamn you taco truck chicken] 

this was a trick of my great late grandfather named flops. when he wanted to blame somebody, he would say "i'm not going to name any names, i'm just going to look at the person who did it and whistle." and then he would look at somebody in the room and whistle.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

i'm gonna git you worm

i babysat for a total of 1.75 hours today and felt like i deserve to funnel a case of beer and get $5000. 

how the HELL do you people with kids do it? 

how do you wash your hands while holding a baby? i was covered in milk, water, soap, baby fart medicine. after not even two hours. with one 7 month old adorable sweet boy who didn't fuss one time. not even a fuss face one time. and still i can't imagine tending to him 24/7. 

congratulations, parents! you have all my respect.

Monday, January 16, 2012


person #1: would you like some more porter

person #2: does a fat turkey have little...gobblers hanging down from its mouth?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

happy birthday kelvin

i wish he could revert to this age for a few minutes just so i could rumple his hair and squeeze his cheeks!

***** ALSO - please head over to his website: wnc debt law - he helps people having financial trouble in western north carolina (seems to be about everybody today) and blogs often about how to f your bank before your bank f's you.  

two things i would like to share: he was a superstar pitcher in his youth and struck out a-rod with 3 pitches one time in a florida high school championship game. yes that a-rod. 3 pitches!

i have also witnessed him speak to an owl. he made an owl noise and a great owl swooped in and landed on a branch 20 feet away.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vote for spelling bees

Monday, January 09, 2012

retriever reunion

get out your kleenex. 

golden retriever squeals with joy at seeing her mom for the first time in a year. 

her mom was in afghanistan.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

hello to you hushpuppies

luella's bbq

Thursday, January 05, 2012

vet expansion

the dogs' vet is undergoing a massive expansion. doubling in size. it was already nicer than my own doctor in there. 

on one hand i think it's great the dogs can get top notch care right around the corner. 

on the other hand, i think those fuckers must be overcharging.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

feathery fireworks

not sure why i didn't post this in july, but here it is 6 months later.

Monday, January 02, 2012

new print available - napa valley

this image just absolutely blows me away. 

if you or somebody you know has been to napa valley and had a good time, you might need to hang this image on your wall. i think this print is incredibly beautiful and dynamic. click on it to enlarge. and get lost inside.

it is from Oakville appellation in the Napa Valley, specifically it is on Oakville Cross Road, facing Howell Mountain to the east and Mt. St. Helena to the north. The vineyards in the photo, I believe, belong to Plumpjack, Groth, and Miner. It is comprised of 28 images.

print available for extremely reasonable price. makes an unbelievable present. contact me or jay directly for more info. 

on top of the world

on top of table rock mountain. 

noon 1/1/12. 


almost 60 degrees. 

rotisserie chicken and dogfish head beer. 

glorious way to start 2012!