Showing posts with label confrontation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label confrontation. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

pls avoid plants

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

Monday, August 02, 2010

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.

Friday, July 23, 2010

homemade brand ice cream liars

the united dairy farmers homemade brand black raspberry chip carton states the following:

we use only dairy-fresh cream, real vanilla, and the finest fruits and nuts.

so is fd&c red #40 classified as the finest nut or the finest fruit?

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

alex trebek can suck it

it is kid's week on jeopardy and some sharp mini-cookies were on TV last night competing for tens of thousands of dollars on the classic thinking man's answer and question game show. (what the TV guide calls it).

after the first break, alex makes small talk with the contestants, and one of the boys told him he was going to get into falconry when he grew up. he was extremely serious and passionate about it, and mentioned by name a professional falconer that he had met when he was younger and how he was going to follow in his footsteps.

alex said, "well i don't think there's much of a market for falconry these days so you better have a back up plan" and walked back to his podium to start the game.

what an asshole. who squashes the dreams of a 10 year old boy on national TV?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


i feel very lucky that there are dozens of excellent, worthy restaurants in asheville that i am thrilled to patronize.

for instance, i love 9 mile, salsa's, the early girl, laughing seed, limones, marco's pizza, sunny point, and 12 bones. i would recommend any of these restaurants at any time to anybody.

i can not say the same about havana, the bright pastel cuban place downtown. we went off a recommendation from a friend, and it looked interesting from the outside, but we were sadly disappointed.

this is going against thumper's rule if you can't say something nice don't say nothing at all, but it was too bad and too expensive to let it go.

it would be one thing if the prices were low, or even reasonable, but for $14 a plate, at a place that clearly did not spend money on decor, i expect a heaping plate of good food.

we started off with weak mojitos in small glasses full of ice. ($7)

i ordered arroz con pollo ($14). first came out a 'dinner salad' which consisted of shredded iceberg lettuce with shredded carrot sticks swimming in canola oil and salt and pepper. it was...not good....

then the waitress came out and said the arroz con pollo wouldn't be ready for a few hours so could i order something else? i ordered the garlic calamari appetizer for my dinner. it was billed as 'lightly fried and tossed in a special mix.' what came out was a plate of thick rings only, wet with dark grease, seemingly from a bag in the freezer. ($9)

my friend ordered the first thing on the menu - columbia lechon - and the waitress recommended it saying "he is known for his pork." the pork was good - tender and spicy and fresh. the mango on top of it was tangy and a good complement. the rest of the plate was extremely blah. black beans from a can, clumpy white rice, dry yucca fries, and soggy plantains. ($14).

we spent $60 and left hungry and sad. maybe we misordered, or went at a bad time, but with all the great restaurants downtown i'm not sure how this place will stay afloat.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

delicate arch

this was me
taking this picture

last september

it was as big of a rush as jumping from a plane telling myself i was not scared of heights

Friday, December 04, 2009

odd wreath placement

aren't the two on the sides enough? do you have to cover up the words? they did this last year too. thinking about putting on deer costumes in the middle of the night and taking the middle wreath down. also might raid a neighbor's kale garden in the deer costumes.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

wood duck bird house

three raccoons climbed this oak tree and murdered whatever wood ducks were living in this wood duck bird house in the back yard at daybreak this morning.

the dogs were inside and didn't notice. when they were let out soon thereafter, however, they ran right over to that oak tree and started sniffing around.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

nacho's nose

nacho's nose, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

if you stick your nose in another dog's bowl while he is eating, expect that other dog to bite your nose.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Frisée - Who Likes this Shit?

Frisée is some kind of gross lettuce with the texture of slimy, coarse, wiry hair. It tastes like nothing and ruins salads. Who wants the roof of their mouth tickled by furry lettuce? I refuse to eat any more of it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


from asheville craigslist

Possibly two bad drivers.? One just doesn't realize it. (Crappydrivingville)
Reply to: pers-
Date: 2009-06-17, 7:18PM EDT

Your both crappy drivers you for making last minute eratic moves instead of going down the road turning around and coming back. But of course you don't see the fact that your driving sucks also. He again so common here in the melting pot let your crappy driving affect his crappy driving. Think about all the other drivers next time your not the only one out there. You miss your turn you pay the price not everybody around you. Uh duh quit bitching and fix your bad driving habits. Stop blaming others it really is you.

* Location: Crappydrivingville
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Wednesday, April 01, 2009


newark , originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i took this photo sunday morning at newark airport thinking about all the sensory overload presented there, and just noticed the woman in the vest is the very same woman who sneezed on me twice after our flight landed in asheville and we were waiting at the gate to retrieve luggage.

i guess the new thing with sneezing is to NOT contain your germs with your hands, thinking you'll soon touch things with your germy fingers and spread your sick. instead you're supposed to sneeze into your elbow and contain the germs there, since you hardly touch the inside of your elbow to anything or anyone else.

there were about a dozen other passengers tightly clustered at the gate waiting for the bag cart to meet us. she was less than a foot away from me. when she sneezed, she turned her head toward me and sort of raised her bent arm to shoulder level and sneezed, containing none of her germs in her elbow, instead spraying me with them.

i sighed loudly and rolled my eyes and turned my head away and covered my mouth with my scarf to breathe.

within 20 seconds she did it again.

i said, 'are you kidding me?!?' and walked out of the room. she mumbled something like 'oh i'm sorry.'

if you're going to sneeze into your elbow, please put your elbow up to your mouth, not 6 inches in front of your face as you sneeze all over people around you.

i now have swollen glands and blame her.

Monday, September 15, 2008

practicing confrontation

downtown asheville, walking past the jerusalem garden restaurant this morning, a man who looked to be the owner or manager was hosing down the sidewalk. spraying water on and in between all the cement blocks to wash cigarette butts into the street or in front of his neighboring businesses on either side.

he paused as i needed to walk on the sidewalk he was spraying

me: you know we're in a terrible drought?

him: (yelling) people should not be allowed to smoke on the street!

me: don't you have a broom? this is so irresponsible and greedy.

him: (glare)