June 30, 2009


kickin' it old school....olde skool random!

update: i have a new job i like. i work 40 hours a week and i get a lunch break. people act semi-normal & nice, and it's cool. lots of websites are banned (gmail, facebook, etc...) but blogs are ok. so lunch break is here and i'm gonna kick it old school and get random!

celebrites are dying: and it's sad. i don't want to be snarky and make fun of the dead folks. but does anyone remember how badly michael jackson's father treated him during his childhood? is anyone concerned that his abusive father is going to be getting custody of his children? ah, yes, people are starting to write about this. now i won't have to! here's a quote from good old joe jackson,"I whipped him with a switch and a belt. ... I never beat him. You beat someone with a stick." (he must have gone to the ike turner school of parenting.)

bjork: i've liked her music since college. seeing her concert footage makes me cry. i cried through the whole "vespertine" DVD, and yesterday cried watching the video for "independence". something about her on stage, especially with french horns, really affects me. it's crying in a "good way", but still odd...

also: being a court room artists seems like a cool job. and also old fashioned.

bottles & boxes: in reading the wiki for "little house" yesterday, i started reading about melissa gilbert. she has a memoir out where she talks about all kinds of scandal. one interview online is titled, "I Drank Three Bottles of Wine a Night". again, i don't want to make fun of celebrities going through hard times, but when i saw that all i could think was, "honey, haven't you heard that you can get wine in a box?" i know, not appropriate.
pizza rules: we love pizza. we eat it a few times a week. we try new places. we find favorites and always end up disappointed. i worked in pizza shops all through high school, the small "mom & pop" type. not much has changed, except you can sometimes order pizza online.
it's a simple formula to have a successful pizza shop:
  • have a good recipe for the pizza, especially sauce
  • do not allow snotty kids to answer phones or interact with customers
  • do not allow snotty kids to cook the food in a careless fashion (1/2 cooked pizza is common and it sucks)
  • keep it simple
  • have items on the menu available
  • i'm a pizza genius!!!
another news story: the governor from SC who was busted for having an affair is a dumb story. except this update is interesting. he's similar to the politicians who are busted for having gay affairs and then hire a pastor/religious leader to "consul" them. only this guy is straight. he hired a "spiritual advisor" to fix his marriage, but said that the lady in argentina is his "soul mate but he's trying to fall back in love with his wife..." i think the wife needs to give him the boot, hard, right up the arse.
the end: ok, that's it. none of this was very important or made a lot of sense, but it's my blog and lunch break blogging is fun!

June 29, 2009

little house on the nightmare...

when i've been home during the day (vacation, unemployment, sick days) i find myself watching old episodes of "little house on the prairie". the show was popular when i was a kid, and i even read the books.

the tv show scared the crap out of me as a kid. i vividly remember the older sister going blind, and the episode when laura tames a raccoon and the family dog is almost shot due to a rabies scare. and that mean nellie oleson! what a bi-a-tch!

per wiki: the show carried many themes and every episode was filled with family values, love, friendship, and faith. Adoption, Alcoholism, Racism, and Blindness were popularly portrayed in the scripts. Some plots also included subjects such as addiction to Morphine, Prejudice, Leukemia and even Rape.

good times!

June 27, 2009

more stuff......

recent pics & stuff & nonsense...

random pics from this week. my new job, dogs, and a family cookout. griffin underfoot, in the nook, and on the couch. at one point we had 6 people and 2 dogs in the nook. good times. more to follow.....

June 24, 2009

a boy & his dog....

griffin was originally my dog, but seems to have been stolen away by my husband...

cleo & i are totally being left out!

June 19, 2009

post vacation post...

before (old carriage barn) & after (sweet little guest house with loft):

the bed in the loft, and the view from the loft:

bedroom window w/ bird's nest & groundcat at breakfast in the inn:

we're home. we had an amazing 1 year anniversary & little get away. we went to the inn at brandywine falls. we stayed in an old carriage barn that was converted into a guest house, with a loft bed at the top. the place was really old, rustic, charming, and a little weird. our cottage was decorated with chickens, and a model train that ran across the top of the ceiling.

the innkeepers (katie & george) and my favorite chair:

we met louie, the old dog who lives at the inn. we got to see chickens and a really hyper goat. the innkeepers are an older couple who are perfect at what they do. they were entertaining and helpful, but also knew when to leave us alone. george is really funny, and told dan he liked his haircut. he bakes bread and brought us our breakfast the first morning. he fit a lot of food in a little basket.

louie & a chicken:

today we went in the inn to have breakfast with other people staying there. very non-hermit of us. they were part of a wedding party and seemed nice. the food was amazing and we got to snap pics of the house.

summit county bicenntenial barn, and smaller barn behind it:

we saw the falls, a train, some stained glass art, old barns, and the summit county bicentennial barn. we also drove through an old cemetery, ate pizza, took a ton of pics and petted a nice old dog. similar to what we do at home, and only an hour away, but it seemed "exotic"!

here are the almost 100 pics i uploaded to facebook.

us on our 1 year anniversary, at the falls:

ok, time to do the laundry and pet our dogs. don't tell them about louie!