Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009


"...listening to Pa's fiddle softly playing and to the lonely sound of the wind in the Big Woods,…
She was glad that the cozy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight and the music, were now."

Little House on the Prairie


"Every Fern is tucked and set, 'Neath coverlet, Downy and soft and warm."
Susan Coolidge

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


The Bee

His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for the bee’s experience
Of clovers and of noon!

- Emily Dickinson

Sunday, December 20, 2009


The Pink Panther Strikes Again - 1976

Clouseau: Does your dog bite?
Hotel Clerk: No.
Clouseau: [bowing down to pet the dog] Nice doggie.
[Dog barks and bites Clouseau in the hand]
Clouseau: I thought you said your dog did not bite!
Hotel Clerk: That is not my dog.


The Big Lebowski - 1998
The Dude: You human... paraquat!

(Paraquat - noun - a highly toxic, soluble yellow solid, CH(CHN)CH· 2CHSO, used as a herbicide. )I know, I know Dad. :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Elton John
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)

"A couple of the sound that I really like
Are the sounds of a switchblade and a motorbike."

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009


John Lee Hooker
1917 - 2001
It Serves You Right to Suffer
"milk, cream, alcohol"

He developed a 'talking blues' style that was his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta blues, his music was metrically free. John Lee Hooker could be said to embody his own unique genre of the blues, often incorporating the boogie-woogie piano style and a driving rhythm into his masterful and idiosyncratic blues guitar and singing.

Monday, December 7, 2009


This one wasn't exactly caused by a bra, but the woman's undergarment certainly didn't help the situation for two ladies in London, England, in 1999. These two friends were walking through Hyde Park one day when a bad thunderstorm came through. The pair was believed to have been seeking shelter under a large tree when a massive bolt of lightning struck them both. Apparently the metal wiring in the women's bras acted as conductors, although the coroner believed that they would have died even if they hadn't been wearing the underwire brassieres. Sadly, the women were both killed instantly and their bodies stayed there for 15 hours before anyone approached them. The official cause of death, as listed by coroner Dr. Paul Knapman, was "misadventure."


Sunday, December 6, 2009


ADORE cougar!! :)

Muenster's Mom (cat) and Dad (cougar) ? ? ? Hmmm...


ADORE moss!! *sigh*

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Little stuffed bear.


When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves -
Welcome wool sweaters.
~B. Cybrill

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Our foods at Chipotle have no artificial colors or artificial flavorings.

· Our foods contain zero trans fats. Although by law we can say that our large burrito tortillas and our small soft taco tortillas contain zero trans fatty acids, they actually contain a negligible amount. Since a serving of our large burrito tortillas and our small soft taco tortillas contains less than 0.5 gram of TFAs, we are required by the FDA to declare the content of these tortillas as "zero” grams. The rest of our foods do not contain any trans fats at all.

· We use no peanuts, tree nuts or any other kind of nuts in our foods. Only our cheese and sour cream contain any dairy. And there are no eggs in our foods.

· Chipotle is the largest restaurant buyer of avocados and naturally raised meats in the country.

· We offer a number of vegetarian and vegan dining choices.

· There’s a picture of Evans, our first restaurant, in every Chipotle.

· The Evans restaurant was originally a Dolly Madison ice cream parlor.

· Chipotle’s first restaurant manager, Joe Stupp, still works for us as Manager of Duct Tape and Plungers (the website guy).

· We’ve only had one change in our menu in 13 years—the addition of salads (and chipotle-honey vinaigrette) in 2005.

· Steve Ells modeled Chipotle after the taquerias in the Mission District of San Francisco.

· Over three hundred of our restaurants currently recycle glass, plastic, and/or cardboard.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Peanut Butter or Die.

I have a problem with peanut butter. I need it. I need it to live. Seriously. I might move to India but for the lack of peanut butter. I nearly died there for 3 weeks without it. And, no need to tell me about substitutions or fancy cashew butter. That won't cut it.


Monday, November 16, 2009


"It feels like something a field mouse would spin into a warm little nest for herself."


Friday, November 13, 2009



Over in Killarney
Many years ago,
Me Mither sang a song to me
In tones so sweet and low. Just a simple little ditty,
In her good ould Irish way,
And l'd give the world if she could sing
That song to me this day.

"Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, hush now, don't you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, that's an Irish lullaby.".

Oft in dreams I wander
To that cot again,
I feel her arms a-huggin' me
As when she held me then.
And I hear her voice a -hummin'
To me as in days of yore,
When she used to rock me fast asleep
Outside the cabin door.

"Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, hush now, don't you cry!
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, that's an Irish lullaby.

Thanks, Grammie.


Je m`baladais sur l`avenue le coeur ouvert ? l`inconnu
J`avais envie de dire bonjour ? n`importe qui
N`importe qui et ce fut toi, je t`ai dit n`importe quoi
Il suffisait de te parler, pour t`apprivoiser

Aux Champs-Elys?es, aux Champs-Elys?es
Au soleil, sous la pluie, ? midi ou ? minuit
Il y a tout ce que vous voulez aux Champs-Elys?es

Tu m`as dit `J`ai rendez-vous dans un sous-sol avec des fous
Qui vivent la guitare ? la main, du soir au matin`
Alors je t`ai accompagn?e, on a chant?, on a dans?
Et l`on n`a m?me pas pens? ? s`embrasser

Hier soir deux inconnus et ce matin sur l`avenue
Deux amoureux tout ?tourdis par la longue nuit
Et de l`?toile ? la Concorde, un orchestre ? mille cordes
Tous les oiseaux du point du jour chantent l`amour

I trotted on the avenue my heart opened to the unknowns
I wanted to say hello to no matter whom
No matter whom, it could be you, I`d said anything to you
It was enough to speak to you, just to calm down.

You said to me `I was pinned in a basement with fools
Who live guitar-in-hand from dusk till dawn`
Then I accompanied you, one sang, one danced
Any one who did not even think of embracing oneself

Yesterday evening two unknowns and this morning on the avenue
Two in love all dazed by the long night
And to the Star of Concord, form an orchestra with thousand cords
All the birds at day-break singing for the love

Saturday, November 7, 2009


This is brand new style of Snuggle meant to give a little curl-up place for frightened shelter animals. The psychological effects of this design is a great comfort in feeling safe. Even pets who are safe in their own home would like to have their own Snuggle Tubbie.


HUGO Naturals - good for you, good for the earth

A handcrafted blend of nature's most moisturizing ingredients. Cruelty-free, with vitamin C, E and A to revitalize skin. It is gentle and safe enough to use on both face and body.

Vanilla & Sweet Orange Bar Soap

Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Distilled Water, Coconut, Safflower Seed Oil, Sorbitol, Sorbitan Oleate, Soybean Protein, Natural Vitamin E, Madagascar Vanilla Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Sweet Orange Seed Oil, Lemon Fruit Oil, Natural Color, May Contain Whole Flowers and Herbs


Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Dale Denton: Hey, man, what happened to your lip?
Saul: Yeah... it looks like you've been crying or something...
Red: Um, actually, my lip, that's a cold sore. And I've never had a cold sore before, so I cried.
Saul: Dude, a cold sore? Does that mean like... herpes?
Red: Yes, that's what it means. I have herpes.
Saul: Herpes... Whoa, do you know how many, like, joints we've shared?
Red: Yes, I know, I'm a disgusting person.


My seven year old, said:

"Nature sure makes beautiful things."

I replied:


And she continued:

"I mean, nature never gets it wrong."


Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Said softly, "Even if we don't win, I want you to know that you are the most beautiful sheep here."



Ed: We're coming to get you, Barbara!

Shaun of the Dead, 2004

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


[Buck's beat-up old car pulls up]
Bug: Ever hear of a tune-up? Hee hee hee hee hee.
Buck: Ah, heh heh heh. Ever hear of a ritual killing? Ah, heh heh heh heh heh

Uncle Buck, 1989




"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will."

Charlotte Brontë

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Big dog and little baby. :)



ICHABOD: Are you...saying...? Is that what you believe?

HARDENBROOK: Seeing is believing!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


With the help of his feisty cat, Igor Shpilenok won the Urban and Garden Wildlife category with this shot.

He spent five months as a ranger in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Kamchatka in the east of Russia, and took his cat Ryska with him for company.

"It's a very remote place and there were lots of animals - bears, foxes, wolverines - living near my cabin," he told BBC News.

"The cat was really jealous about me. If I started to look at the animals, she would attack them. Just like a woman," he smiled.

"Maybe she thought I was her pet."

But the animals were curious about the area's new residents, and were drawn by cooking smells from the cabin. The foxes in particular would visit every day. "When they came within 20m, that was her boundary and chased them. It was really funny - foxes were climbing trees to get away from the cat."

Mr Shpilenok's wife, Laura Williams, selected the category-winning image. "It's ironic," she said. "He photographs the wilderness, but the two times he's won a category [in this competition] it's been the urban wildlife one. Because the wilderness is his back yard."



to cause a sharp pain to or in

Monday, October 19, 2009


The music swells. He embraces her, holding her
close to him in the crowd.

BOB: Why are you crying?

CHARLOTTE: (sincere) I'll miss you.

He kisses her, hugs her good-bye.

BOB: I know, I'm going to miss you, too.

He holds her close.

Listen to the girl
As she takes on half the world
Moving up and so alive
In her honey dripping beehive
It's good, so good, it's so good
So good

Walking back to you
Is the hardest thing that
I can do
That I can do for you
For you

I'll be your plastic toy
I'll be your plastic toy
For you

Eating up the scum
Is the hardest thing for
Me to do

Just like honey (x 17)

Saturday, October 17, 2009


"The ermine, or short-tailed weasel, is the tiny terror of the tundra. This 2 1/2-ounce lightweight hunts lemmings, mice and ground squirrels with the ferocity of a grizzly bear, dispatching its victims with a single bite to the back of the neck. The kill is make when the ermine's needle-sharp upper canines penetrate the rodent's spine or skull. Death for the hapless victim is instantaneous."

Oh dear.


The narwhal is the unicorn of the sea, a pale-colored porpoise found in Arctic coastal waters and rivers. These legendary animals have two teeth. In males, the more prominent tooth grows into a sword-like, spiral tusk up to 8.75 feet (2.7 meters) long. The ivory tusk tooth grows right through the narwhal's upper lip. Scientists are not certain of the tusk's purpose, but some believe it is prominent in mating rituals, perhaps used to impress females or to battle rival suitors. Females sometimes grow a small tusk of their own, but it does not become as prominent as the male's.

Narwhals are related to bottlenose dolphins, belugas, harbor porpoises, and orcas. Like some other porpoises, they travel in groups and feed on fish, shrimp, squid, and other aquatic fare. They are often sighted swimming in groups of 15 to 20, but gatherings of hundreds—or even several thousand—narwhals have been reported.


The fine undercoat of the muskox is called qiviut (kiv-ee-ute) in the Eskimo language, which is translated as down or underwool. Qiviut is naturally a soft grayish-brown color, and is one of the warmest and most luxurious fibers in the world.

Eight times warmer than wool and finer than cashmere, qiviut is hypoallergenic and will not shrink. Extremely rare, it is one of the most luxurious fibers you can choose for a garment. In contrast to wool, qiviut is soft, non-irritating to the skin, and is very durable. Qiviut garments are worn for years and can be hand washed in mild detergent. It does not shed, is odorless and retains warmth even when wet. It is an extremely warm, yet lightweight fiber that preserves heat in the winter, while also providing cool, breathable comfort in warmer weather.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Marcel: Something isn't right in all of this, eh. I can feel it in my buns.
Inspector Milo Perrier: Your what?
Marcel: My buns.
Inspector Milo Perrier: Buns? Your buns? You bought buns and you didn't tell me? Where are they? Where are the buns?
Marcel: Oh! No, monsieur. The BONES in my body.
Inspector Milo Perrier: You should not speak with an accent when you know I am so hungry.

Murder By Death, 1976


Newt: We'd better get back, 'cause it'll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night... mostly.

Aliens, 1986


"997, 998, 999, 1,000...Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness...1, 2, 3."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Annie Oakley

Using a .22 caliber rifle at 90 feet (27 m), Oakley reputedly could split a playing card edge-on and put five or six more holes in it before it touched the ground.

In Europe, she performed for Queen Victoria, and other crowned heads of state. Oakley had such good aim that, at his request, she knocked the ashes off a cigarette held by the Prince of Prussia, the future Kaiser Wilhelm II.

In a 1922 shooting contest in Pinehurst, North Carolina, sixty-two-year-old Oakley hit 100 clay targets from 16 yards (15 m).

In late 1922, Oakley and Butler suffered a debilitating automobile accident that forced her to wear a steel brace on her right leg. Yet after a year and a half of recovery, she again performed and set records in 1924.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


*sigh* Chinese Lanterns plants :)