Thursday, July 31, 2008

Foods from Fresh Water


As a general rule, fish bite bait taken from their native water. Look in the water near the shores for crabs, fish eggs, and minnows and on the bank for worms and insects. If you catch a fish, inspect its stomach to see what it has been eating; then try to duplicate this food. Use its intestines and eyes for bait if other sources are unproductive.
- from the 1969 Dept. of the Army Field Manual Survival Evasion and Escape

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

she's ba-aaaack!

she's ba-aaaack!, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

for the next week and two days nacho will be chased around by this whiskerfaced bitch! he likes it.

damn chocolate

my neighbor brought over a giant chocolate chip cookie that she baked this morning. it was probably the size of 6 cookies. and i ate half of it before going to see my friends' band play a party tonight. it was a potluck dinner & i didn't have too much there & when i got home at midnight i had the other half of the cookie. i'm still wide awake and it's 5:41.

i need to remember this next time i want to eat a bunch of chocolate on an empty stomach at bedtime.

the party was great fun, i love live music, but i love it even more when it's my friends playing it, and they sound good!

here's video of a post-show unplugged acoustic jam, complete with playing of the spoons.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

deeply missed

deeply missed, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

"Whoa whoa whoa, Miss Lippy. The part of the story I don't like is that the little boy gave up looking for Happy after an hour. He didn't put posters up or anything, he just sat on the porch like a goon and waited. That little boy's gotta think 'You got a pet. You got a responsibility.' If your dog is lost you don't look for an hour then call it quits. You get your ass out there and you find that fucking dog."

knock on a tree, my dogs haven't escaped in over a year. when they have gotten out, they stick together and someone has always seen a black & white dog roaming the street and herded them inside & called me. when holden was a puppy he ran away for an overnight at some strangers' house down the street where they had a chocolate lab. they called the vet & said they found him, and i called the vet & said i lost him, and i got him back. that's the longest he's been missing.


Originally uploaded by skippy haha
a little song on one string of a ukulele

Monday, July 28, 2008

laura reed & deep pocket

laura reed & deep pocket, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

this band is funky and groovy and laura reed does what she wants! there's an electric clarinet, there's a dready dynamo on harmonica, there's positive conscious intelligent energy flowing all over the stage. two thumbs UP.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

greenlife soup update

time again to compare today's soup at greenlife in asheville to the soup at greenlife in chattanooga.

  • Chicken Noodle
  • Lentil Soup
  • Beef Chili
  • Spicy Dal
  • Vegan Asian Peanut
  • Vegan Split Pea

  • Creamy Pesto Tomato
  • Roasted Carrot
  • Fennel & Potatoes
  • Creole Chicken
  • Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea & Sausage
  • Black Bean Chili
  • Szechuan Plum Chicken
i sent the asheville store an email in may about doing a recipe swap, but nothing has happened. i hope they google themselves and see this and get shamed into some new soup recipes.


firecrackers, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

make the most of the weekend even if it's sitting on the porch watching explosives miles away

Saturday, July 26, 2008

great news

friday september 19
tea leaf green
the orange peel

Friday, July 25, 2008

calling to the south

calling to the south, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

my friend katie is moving next week to honduras to teach at a school there for two years. she is an amazing person with boundless energy, creativity, warmth and SPUNK. if homemade peach cobbler could be a person, it would be katie. some ladies went for a hike and a picnic to say goodbye to her last night. here anne was calling to the four directions. katie has the flower crown. i know katie and ethan are going to have irreplaceable adventures in central america, but i really wish they were staying here.


i will never take a picture of my camera's battery. why not?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

morning moon

morning moon, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

why only sometimes