Friday, February 29, 2008

the pride of wolverhampton

there's a cavalier king charles spaniel named Cindy in england who can balance anything on herself.
here is the article:

The balancing spaniel who proves you CAN teach an old dog new tricks

Meet Cindy the amazing performing pooch, who can balance almost anything on her tiny paws and nose.

The eight-year-old pedigree Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the queen of doggy-balancing because she can hold beer mats, CDs and even yoghurt pots perfectly still on her two front paws and nose.

The remarkable little spaniel is the pride and joy of retired electro-plater Ron Bucknall and his wife Irene of Wolverhampton.

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Mr Bucknall, who bought Cindy as a puppy, said she is truly one of a kind.

"I've had dogs all my life but I've never come across one like this before.

"I can do tricks with this dog that you'd have to go through another 1,000 dogs to find."

Cindy rolls onto her back and plays dead at her owner's command, and enters a "trance-like state" when performing her balancing feats.

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Ron, 75, said: "At first she wags her tail, then I put just a piece of biscuit in her mouth and she freezes.

"Honestly, not a hair on her body moves."

His son Matt added: "Dogs are notoriously fidgety, so the way she can sit absolutely still to balance things on her head is absolutely incredible.

"She really is amazingly bright and doesn't forget anything."

She is not in the best of health with a weak heart and arthritis. Her legs are strengthened with steel implants.

Find this story at the daily mail
©2008 Associated New Media

sick and dirty

around 8 pm last night i started hearing medieval growling and spurting in the pipes and around the toilet in the house, i called the water company & got a recording that there was main line repair near my house and it would be fixed by midnight. this morning the recording says it will be fixed by 2 this afternoon. all my water has been and will be off until then.

everybody i know is currently sick or has been sick in the past few weeks. i mean everybody. i have had swollen glands and a sore throat and clogged ears for the past week. it's not been debilitating, it just feels like i'm about to come down with something major but it keeps just simmering so i feel like i am stuck in the contagious stage and don't want to go mingle with others for everybody's sake.

have you or someone you know been sick with the flu or headcold in the past two weeks? anybody else want to call jacoby & meyers?

it's muy bien if ya know what i mean

guadalajara joe's new video "the whole enchilada"

yes that's steve adams from ALO on standup bass

alotta joe's wardrobe from the top shelf

veggie enchilada from salsa's (she says veggies coulda maybe been hotter)

veggie enchiladas, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

steak enchilada from salsa's (he's got no complaints)

steak enchiladas, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

so darn tasty

Thursday, February 28, 2008

he sleeps diagonal in his bed

UNC Asheville beat Coastal Carolina at home last night 78-72. Coastal Carolina seemed to hit an insane run of second-half 3-pointers and got to within 3 points in the last few minutes but the Bulldogs of UNCA kept up the defense & scoring themselves and held on for the w.

The tallest man in the history of basketball, 7 foot 7 inches tall Kenny George, played a solid game,
ambling up and down the court, scoring almost at will. he finished with 18 points. it was senior night - the last home game - and the small gym was packed and fired up. it was great to be there.

asheville has a chance to win the Big South Conference championship this weekend.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

prove me wrong

a headstand a day keeps the doctor away


i put in a search box up top over there if anybody is looking for anything in particular.

like a grail.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

last week

huge accident on 321
sit still catch up

freezing scurry spicy salsas salmon paquetez tequila tip

bikes on wagons stone cottage balcony smoky
gotten dogs in burbanks pool
more than 1 mandolin woodpole jamboree

birthday bagels burned then not quite melted but ok banananut
modelfest great rookies spiked coffee
everybody's sick or coming down with something
or otherwise germy american spirits don't count
crackers & cheese i need you book of answers

laughing seed bloody mary ginger cider soup sweet tangy hot peanut sauce
yarn craft walk wine text ingredient
french broad chocolate lounge heaven
green life capers clams olive oil garlic
if you mess up just keep knitting
computer resort research passing stones

liquor store CVS prosecco is very pleasant
nectarine round the bend lava cocktail jigsaw
bikers hot dog king stolen pizza stiff caucasian bromance
hell breaks loose we're completely fucked tears
break loose hands wrung pacing phoenix ashes rising all that
beating myself up for getting to this spot at this point

sleep compose send fret

ditch days plans to visit ostentatious display of personal wealth in estate form in light of recent turn
chat think decide think to move cry absorb
resolve sorry the damp overwhelms

headstand think straight

walk dogs to woods
seinfeld's J Peterman & his 4 dogs

march straight like cadets
while nacho bucks and leaps and tries to hop on them all
and they pull a swift detour right up
a dirt embankment on somebody's lawn
to avoid the encounter
past the man who lives in the minivan
i sometimes see on the white house porch

whatchoo want the whole enchilada
celtic dancing frozen top kick step full lunar eclipse

continental heineken extortion letter demand $7500
memo wikipedia 'first sale doctrine'
backpedaled immediately

down to the river worryin about nothing
pulled pork corn pudding mashed sweet potato
pie plate corn bread tender collards sweet tea
we're not tresspassing rat trap texting plans
winter weather invisible ice pellets sleet bier garden
yonder cruise ship fishman hoedown hotbox
boombox house party excellent not my lover numb legs
toss turn gland yin chiao

picnics no pecan pie blueberry apple harvest
you can take em on the plane with ya
friendliest fellow diners with formed ideas
about drunkenness in native americans and scotch irish
it wasn't the time and place to stand up to her
but when is? it couldve opened her mind next time
easy drive to queen city long enough for hug and gas
stopped up on the road again


Monday, February 25, 2008

4th grade long island homework

Grade #4
Long Island # 16

1. People who work in factories are called blue collar workers.

2. The firm that employs most of the people on Long Island is Grumman.

3. The first large housing development on L.I. was built by Abraham Levvit.

4. A shopping area that has many kinds of stores is called a mall.

5. People who work in offices are called white collar workers.

6. The daily newspaper is Newsday.

7. The area outside of a city is suburbs.


1. The advantages of living in a suburb is you don't have to live near crowded lines to get in and out of things in the city. The disadvantages of living in a suburb is you have to go into the city most of the time to go shopping.

2. My family moved to Long Island because my father worked in our cellar in Rhode Island, and his company was in Queens. We moved because he would be payed more and we could have 3 weeks on vacation instead of 2.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

looking forward from 20

looking forward from 20, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

not looking TOO forward

a huge modern building for senior citizens, UNCA campus, North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, Reuter Center

best & worst

the best way to die would be smothered by golden retriever puppies.

the worst way to die would be washing your hair in the kitchen sink, reaching for the light switch & accidentally hitting the garbage disposal and scalping yourself.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

grown up

grown up, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

woolworth walk art asheville north carolina


baby, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

kress emporium art asheville north carolina