Thursday, September 11, 2008

building model bridges

model bridges, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

well it's that day again, september 11, seven years later now. time to honor some big lights that were snuffed and pray and work extra hard for peace.

and peace starts with flicking someone in the face with balsa woodsticks.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

cute couple

necessity is the mother of invention
curiosity is the father

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

come together with your hands

spoon, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

if you are looking for a handmade, one-of-a-kind present for somebody or yourself, might i suggest a spoon made by Wormwood Creations?

the spoons are super-high quality, made from an eastern red cedar tree branch that fell in my friend Estes' mother's yard about 10 years ago, and he has put hours and hours into making the smoothest, finest, most functional spoons you could imagine. they are simply beautiful.

he sells them sometimes outside the Grove Arcade downtown asheville, and is glad to take orders by email or over the phone.

if you give a spoon to somebody (your brother), you might get a message saying 'thanks for the spoon, i can't wait til i have kids so i can hit them with it!"

here is Estes booting ball last week while holding his 1-year old niece.

boot with baby

Wormwood Creations (note the branch missing from the tree!)
Functional Art for the Home
Estes Shell

wormwood creations

Monday, September 08, 2008


poor holden. he had major surgery a week ago for his lipoma tumors, and still has stitches in for another few days, but the two biggest tumors look like they're back already. it's like the sites filled back up with fluid that didn't drain. he is going back to the vet this afternoon to get them looked at. if after all this he still has tumors the size of tangerines on his chest i will feel awful. i should have burned that $700 and just cracked him in the ribs with a sledgehammer.

in other news, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SH32! have a stupendous monday! yay being born in the year of the dragon!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

not a flying squirrel

not a flying squirrel, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

my guess is that this guy made a misstep on a tree branch and fell 30 feet to his death on my driveway


Saturday, September 06, 2008

butterflies suck thistle

butterflies, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

went into pisgah forest today to celebrate a sweet dog's birthday & it was beautiful!

Friday, September 05, 2008

home for retired church ladies

well isn't that special?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

koozies float easy to swim with

somebody found this photo today of overbite nacho and grace on flickr with a google search of "do koozies float"

i want to say yes they do, and they are great for dogs so they can swim back with their mouths closed instead of wedged open with a ball and all the water splashes in and they choke.

and for koozies go to vintage vantage or check out your friend who makes drinking fun again - frosty beer man

physics partners

physics partners, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

my freshman year in college i had to take a science class, so the one that seemed easiest was physics for non-majors. this was the lab. the guys were lab partners but did not plan to match.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


if you buy bulk candy at the grocery store and eat it before you get home it never happened.

Monday, September 01, 2008

good grief

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” - Kahlil Gibran

civic duty

every year BlogAsheville gives out awards to local blogs. nominations are going on now until September 10.

from the official post at BlogAsheville:

Here's how the 2008 Awards will work:

- Nominations will open today in the various categories

- You can nominate any BlogAsheville blogroll blog

- You can nominate yourself

- Any BlogAsheville reader can make nominations

- A blog can be nominated for multiple categories

- Smart people
will link to the blogs they nominate

- Nominations will remain open until September 10th at 1:34pm

- You can copy and paste the list of categories into the comments [
at BlogAsheville, not here! - skippy] and go through them all, or just pick and choose the ones you'd like.

- If you don't want to leave your nominations in the comments, you can
email them to me at scrutinyhooligans AT yahoo DECIMAL com

On September 12 I'll post the list of nominees, and folks can get to voting.

Here are your categories:

Best Craft Blog

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With

Least Likely to Care About Traffic

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Best Art/Photos

Best Food

Blogger you'd most like to see naked

Biggest Slacker

Best Design

Best Local Happenings

Best Political

Best Blog Beginning with the word "The"

Makes Me Feel Happiest

Most Inspirational

Most in Need of a Redesign

Most Likely to Have New Material

Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months)

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition

Best Writing

Best Overall

i think there are a number of excellent websites being maintained in this town, i had a hard time narrowing the choices down but my list has been sent. anybody can nominate, you do not have to be on the blogroll or live in asheville or anything.