Saturday, October 31, 2009

the past two days have been an all around good time.
On Thursday I went to Asheville to see Why? and traipsed around the Blue Ridge region.
some pictures from along the way:
We went apple picking at "Grandma's Apple Orchard"

and Ziggy joined us on the journey
Downtown Asheville:
A line of segways (sp?):

... On Friday Amy and I hosted Monster Bash at our house, the party that followed the Monster Mass bike ride.

My Halloween costume:

The next day:
Also, to whoever wrote on my kitchen wall in sharpie, congratulations. Your work really complements the kitchen well.
yeah, so other than the existence of jerk-faces who write on kitchen walls, it was a blast.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bug-rrito and chocolate soufle.

One of the girls that I babysit drew this to submit into El Burrito's scariest burrito contest.
It's mighty fine:

Also, I made flourless chocolate soufle cakes (which is actually an interesting/semi-difficult process.. so I was proud of myself, even if they aren't super pretty/special looking.) I used fondant cut-outs to decorate them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

hamlet's story (better than Shakespeare, I reckon.)

some background information on tarantulas:

The Adventures Of Ziggy and Hamlet..

Hamlet's tale, part 1

To be continued...

(yeah, I know this is silly, but I have been amusing myself.)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

job perks

Adventure of the day in babysitting land: Halloween Extravaganza

Today I took Sydney to her classmate's Halloween party and (I swan-eeeey) I've never been to a Halloween party quite like this one (and it was hosted for a first grade class, none the less.)
The family throwing the party had set up a 2 story haunted house and a hayride route.
.... to all you Hocus Pocus fans, it reminded me of a child's version of the party that the character, "Allison" was hosting.

inside the haunted house:

There was a kid who sported a Micheal Jackson costume:

Taking the girls that I babysit to school events/classmate's parties is always a little awkward because I can't exactly chat it up and sip wine/ (World Market) beer with the parents at the party, but I'm seemingly too old to enjoy all of the nifty things set up for the kids. Usually I sit quietly by myself and read.
.. but I do have trouble practicing self-restraint/better judgement, so tonight I jumped on a trampoline with silly first graders (and it was jolly good, no kidding.)

And I enjoyed some tasty baked goods from the spread

so yes, my place in life has its perks.

Friday, October 23, 2009


the pets I've acquired in the past month have inspired some stories, so I though it'd be fun to draw the stories out (probably badly, but ohhhh well)

... there will be stories soon (unless I forget or end up being lazy/unmotivated/uninspired.)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

ultimate revenge

Roaches be warned..

Hamlet eats fools like you for supper.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

scored big at the gas station today!

No, I did not win the scratch off lottery tickets, if that's what you're thinking.
I found something BETTER.
15 pages of "Midlands Mugshots"
this is just a sample...I highly recommend that you too pick up a copy, for your own protection of course.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

congrats to matt! (and good luck!)

Tomorrow my older brother is heading back to the West coast for a few days because a short film that he wrote will be premiering.
I am really excited for him, and I thought I'd post the link for the short film:
... so look out for it in up-coming independent film festivals!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

it's all happening..


today I went to the fair and it was.... everything I expected.

People were going bananas! (harharhar)
Corn dogs were inhaled

Kids were decked out in Virgin Mary tees

Mustachio'd gents won big.

I must add, it was a salty affair

Of course, there were family men

and Charlie's Daniels fans (who sadly, I was not able to see)

I also went to the library later in the afternoon and there were some fresh looking folk: