Wednesday, January 19, 2011

fluffy & barney

growing up, i wanted a dog.

my mom never had a dog and didn't want a dog. (this has changed!)

my brother was terrified of dogs after a golden retriever chased him on a soccer field and bit the winter pom pom hat off his head when he was 5.

no dog for me.

when i was 9, instead of a dog, i got a rabbit. he was a white albino with pink eyes and i named him fluffy.

he was cute at first, but as he got older he humped everybody's arms and he would jump in the air and pee, spraying everything. he pooped all over the place. you could hold him, but he would scratch with his claws and pee and poop on you, so he had to be wrapped in a towel.

he was a terrible pet.

as my love for fluffy waned, i stopped cleaning his hutch regularly. eventually my parents drew the line and i wrapped him in a towel and my dad drove me to selmer's pet land and took him inside and 'returned' him. that was the last i heard of fluffy.

i still wanted a dog, and i still was not getting a dog.

instead a little while later after promising i would clean the cage, i went back to selmer's pet land and got a light brown bunny with a white nose and tail.

barney heather

it was a girl, i named her barney. she was much sweeter than fluffy. she didn't hump and scratch.

barney dad

in 8th grade my friend erin and i did a science project on peta and testing on rabbits and we brought our rabbits (she had smokey a crazy gray dwarf) into school and they ran around the english classroom. that was the highlight of barney's life.

barney cage

after a couple years, i started liking boys and stopped cleaning barney's cage. my aunt jojo and uncle tom arranged for barney to go to a farm in massachusetts where i believe she spent her golden years hopping in a pasture.

barney heather

i still wanted a dog. as soon as i could get one, i got holden. i never stopped cleaning up after holden.

dogs are SO MUCH BETTER pets than rabbits!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

obama family snowball fight

P020610PS-0380 Originally uploaded by The White House

this is from last year but it's still pretty damn cute

Friday, January 14, 2011


today may or may not be the birthday of somebody special that you know.

if it is, celebrate! get a faith lift!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Watchin' a stretch of road, miles of light explode.
Driftin' off a thing i'd never done before
Watchin' a crowd roll in. out go the lights it begins.
A feelin' in my bones i never felt before...

Mmm... people always told me. that bars are dark and lonely
And talk is often cheap and filled with air.
Sure sometimes they thrill me
But nothin' could ever chill me
Like the way they make the time just disappear

Feelin' you are here again. hot on my skin again.
Feelin good a thing i'd never known before
What does it mean to feel?
Millions of dreams come real
A feelin' in my soul i'd never felt before... mmm...

And you always told me.
No matter how long it holds me if it falls apart
Or makes us millonaires. you'll be right here forever.
We'll go thru this thing together
And on heaven's golden shore we'll lay our heads

- my morning jacket

( = video made to the studio version of the song)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

formidable opponent

he will roll doubles all day, drink your margarita, put you on the bar every chance he gets, and then fall asleep when you want a rematch

Monday, January 10, 2011

snow hidden drive

ahhhh, it's a marshmallow world in the winter,
when the snow comes to cover the ground.
it's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day,
i wait for it the whole year round!

i must disagree with the author of this song.

the world is covered in fluffy bird shit and hassle. dreaming of a beach hut in ecuador.

anybody who thinks that asheville has a temperate climate and mild winters is dead wrong. looking at yet another week of sub-freezing temperatures and continuing snow accumulations. i predict a spike in the sale of 4WD cars. my glorified golf cart of a 6 year old prius is useless.

at least i have a giant pot of jambalaya and some snuggledogs.

stay warm! stay cheerful! the world is your snowball just for a song, get out and roll it along!

(yeah right)

Friday, January 07, 2011

standing offer for free t-shirts (while supplies last)

do you have a blog?

do you post more than 12 times a year?

do you like old t-shirts?

if you answered yes to all of those questions, and would like a *FREE* vintage t-shirt from the skippy haha vintage shop, pick one out and email me. i'll send it to you on the house if you promise to post a picture of the shirt with a link to the etsy shop.

i know blogging is a thankless job and i appreciate the time you take to entertain the faceless masses. 

*some restrictions apply: you're not getting the 1979 keith moon the kids are alright shirt from the who. or any shirt that's more than $30. probably. exceptions can be made on a case by case basis. i'm the judge of those cases.

road to shambala

everyone is lucky, everyone is kind

Thursday, January 06, 2011

epsom salt paw soak

nacho came rushing up to me, trying to jump in my lap, licking his paw and running in circles. after some bending and twisting i was able to see what looked like a giant zit in between his paw pads. he had licked it so much it was soaked and pink. he was limping and sad.

i dissolved some epsom salt in warm water and he put his paw in the bowl for a few minutes. i dried off his paw and put antibacterial ointment on the spot. i did this every 4 hours or so and by the next day it was a scab. the next day it was gone.

just a tip.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Dinner on the Kitchen Floor

Dinner on the Kitchen Floor, originally uploaded by NatalieMaynor.

i started a couple new 'groups' on flickr. people can add their photos and it's a mish mash collection from different families and times and places worldwide all with a common theme.


An England fan cries after match Germany vs England World cup 2010

this is in addition to the one i started last fall "Eating while Driving" (slideshow)

Media eating icecream (driver and photographer)

fun with the internetZ!

Sunday, January 02, 2011


¡HOLA 2011!

A Day in the Life of One Girl: Riding Horses On Thin Ice

You all go over and see Jessica wearing a pink horses t-shirt from the skippy haha etsy shop. She is braving ice cold in short sleeves and wearing bitchin blue shoes. Bonus of heartwarming cute old man stories.

A Day in the Life of One Girl: Riding Horses On Thin Ice: "On Thursday I tried to get some errands done since I had half of the day off. Instead of enjoying my vacation day by doing something fabulou..."