Saturday, September 30, 2006
Saturday Photo Hunt
Friday, September 29, 2006
SPF - Muses
Something that inspires me:
Like John Prine says, "It's a big old goofy world"....not knowing what weirdness I might encounter every day is pretty motivating and inspirational and what that weirdness might lead to is often a bonus...leaving my own weirdness along the way also helps get me out of bed in the morning....
Something I DON’T like to read about on blogs:
The holidays - even though I just posted about them recently myself....I suck and they're right around the corner...
Something that inspires me to write my blog:
not going crazy...LOL, I never would have believed it but ever since starting this blog I actually don't think I'll wind up here...
Thursday, September 28, 2006
It interests me for a couple of reasons...I grew up in a conservative evangelical family...Southern Baptist until I was 13 or 14...Assemblies of God until I was 18...(cause everybody knows the remedy to, "as long as you live in this house", right?)
It also interests me because this footage isn't new like the hype makes it seem, the technology is different, the times are definately different, but the things they're saying and the ways the kids are indoctrinated isn't all that different than camps or services I attended...in the 70's and 80's...
a part of me wants to respect the religious freedom of these folks...another part wants to rip their heads off and spit down their necks...but that's just me and I have issues....things are funny that way...
so I will definately be getting this when it comes out on DVD and I will definately be interested to see if public attention holds...anybody else want to see this?
why I shouldn't be left alone in Walmart
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Bacon doesn't make everthing taste better
like lunch today...blech
the only thing that could top the disgusting lunch experience will be a trip to Walmart later (if they finally have J's glasses ready which I doubt they will because they're evil)...
Pork and Walmart a SC tradition...go us!
Another brilliant idea
We'll have to find somewhere else to play Saturday
Monday, September 25, 2006
The 5th Annual Boobie-thon is gearing up for it's launch on October 1st.
In 5 years they've raised over $26,000 for breast cancer and blogger charity causes...
October is breast cancer awareness month and this is a fun way to support a serious issue...
It's not too late to send in photo submissions (
Plus there are cool shots of boobs, boobies, bosoms, racks, tits, and even some breasts I imagine...in varying stages of decoration and exposure...with lots more to come next Sunday!
Go look, you know you want to
thanks to Janet at Fond of Snape for turning me onto this :)
updated to say...I've submitted mine, have you submitted yours????
updated once again because several of you have mentioned how breast cancer has touched you personally - thank you for sharing those experiences...this is a big motivating factor for me as well...J was diagnosed almost 6 years ago, had a mastectomy (and reconstruction), recovered 100% and has had no reoccurrences but it was a scarey, scarey time...anything to prevent or help women (and men) dealing with breast cancer is really important...submitting photos on behalf of a family member or loved one that has been through it is a great idea and would surely make them smile....flash on friends!!
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Sunrise Saturday Morning...had to be at an off-site auction at 7:30...that sucked but the sunrise and sky were unbelievable...really...
Vestal is on the way the to the fair...there way a whole bunch of last minute stuff that finally resulted in her being finished and framed...maybe a post by itself later this week...but I'm pretty happy that I actually got her there...
and the rocket...just because
this week will surely be less irritating and I can catch up with everything I've missed....
Friday, September 22, 2006
there is no worse punishment
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I've definately never seen her...she had a collar but no tags...obviously she's ferocious...I felt bad just leaving her to roam, I hope her people realized she wasn't where she was supposed to be and have rounded her up by now...poor feral cats didn't know what to do, they were all in different trees and a just a little annoyed with the fact a dog was on their turf...
p.s. this week is too busy, my screwing off time has been greatly limited...and a friend at work reminded me that the fine art entries to the fair have to be submitted Sun, Mon or Tues of next week....which means I have to get Vestal matted and framed quick if she's going...damn I still can't figure out why I thought this was a good idea
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
If this guy has a motorcycle
P.S. Happy 1 year Blog Anniversary Syd...our server issues and real life have kept me from doing anything (in)appropriate ;)
Monday, September 18, 2006
It's Fall TV Premier time!!!!
Cable Channel for Lesbians Announces Fall Line-up
RICHMOND, VA - Lesbian television viewers in secondary markets will have a new entertainment channel devoted to them when LEZ-TV hits their cable boxes this fall. Following the success of urban, gay channels like MTV’s Logo, upstart broadcaster LEZ-TV hopes to grab its share of the lesbian pie with “genres we all know and love, just really ‘gayed-up,’” stated LEZ-TV President, Karen Welsh.
“Gay women in Richmond and Kansas City don’t have access to a lot of gay programming, unless you count Bravo,” Welsh explained. “One lesbian contestant or character per show isn’t enough for us. And why are there no lesbian meerkats on Meerkat Manor?”
Advertisers like Magic Cone, maker of disposable urination funnels, are please to hear audiences give LEZ-TV two thumbs up. “I can’t wait for fall!” said one woman. “Imagining queer subtext on CSI gets old, even if I do have a big crush on Marg Helgenberger.”
LEZ-TV’s fall line-up will include:
OUT TO SEA WITH CAPTAIN BEV: Watch as celebrities like Tammy Lynn Michaels, Sophia B. Hawkins and writer Camille Paglia battle sea sickness, stormy weather and each other to make the biggest catch of the day. Each week, former Merchant Marine and Alaskan fish charmer, Beverly Blank takes a celebrity fishing party out on her boat, the Ol’ Salty Girl, to see who can land the biggest halibut.
DYKE LAWYERS IN LOVE: Giving up fulfilling careers at the ACLU and the HRC wasn’t easy, but the attorneys of Trout, Cox, Manhair and Lee continue to fight the good fight – only now, they’re doing it for high profile clients and big retainers. Tensions run high between former underwear model-turned-tax attorney Nicole and her ex-lover, top litigator and bisexual bombshell Skylar. Sensitive, yet passionate Amy can hold her own in any courtroom, but not so much when it comes to the dating scene. And then there’s Jo, who has as much a way with the female clients as she does with tort reform.
WOMYN VS WOMYN: Who will be the next Melissa Etheridge or Cris Williamson? Wymyn musicians from across the country come together for an empowering, inclusive contest that in no way adheres to the aggressive, competitive paradigms of the patriarchy. Shot entirely on the grounds of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, sisters in song vie for the Siren Moon Goddess Award through weekly elimination rounds, while their communal spirits are challenged during the three month contest, as all participants will be forced to live together in a yurt.
AND MOTHER MAKES THREE: Life for partners Lana Wynn and Kylie Young is happy and serene until the day Lana’s ultra-conservative, meddling mother moves in with them after a freak shuffleboard accident burns down her retirement home. Taking her in is the right thing to do, but there’s a hitch – Lana’s mother doesn’t know they’re gay! Can one house fit two lesbians, four cats, two dogs and a cantankerous Republican who insists on fixing her daughter up with every man she meets? Stay tuned to LEZ-TV to find out!
There must be material for another Krofft violation here...let me think....
Sunday, September 17, 2006
I'm going to take a nap and contemplate my list...
Saturday, September 16, 2006
more Krofft desecration
in the Land of Some-What Living...there flew an evil witch named Cou-chiepoo
...who wanted nothing more than to capture Hilary the Flute, a magical instrument that brought peace and prosperity wherever she played...
Cou-chiepoo plotted day and night to steal the enchanted flute and hide her away in a dark, smelly place...but with the help of her good friend the Mayor....Rosie Pufnstuf...Hilary knew her future would always be bright....
Friday, September 15, 2006
SPF - Television Day
1. Your TV - always tuned to wholesome documentaries that show life when things were easier and simple....this young man is discussing something with his parents before bed
"Geez Dad, I never knew I could go blind...thanks for looking out for me and Wally...I need to tell Eddie and Lumpy at school tomorrow."
2. Your Show -Here's what I would do....resurrect all the old Sid and Marty Kroft shows and give them 21st Century twists....
Wouldn't it be the kookiest if Tom Cruise played Tom-lo the magician who entices young
for those of you that have no idea what Lidsville was, please check here and stop making those of that do remember it feel old
3. The Newest Member of the Cast - since Tom is questionable as a money making draw these days, I'd keep Rosie Pufnstuf in the wings just in case...I hear she's good in those situations
so who played? who's gonna be a star? who feels like they have the munchies after the Sid & Marty Kroft talk???
Thursday, September 14, 2006
on a little different, but somewhat related topic...Cryptozoologist is high on my list of fantasy careers...unfortunately those positions don't seem to pop up too often....nor does one of my other ideal jobs but I guess that's to be expected...given my track record I should probably stay put anyway - I don't need to add any other weird jobs to my resume
Ann Richards R.I.P.
“Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.”
“I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.”
"I feel very strongly that change is good because it stirs up the system."
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Note to Co-Worker
edited to say....I'm not a total heartless bitch - mostly....I just have a low tolerance for this person in particular...and a couple of others...but really....I love looking at other's people's pictures...especially if they don't talk like a mouse and make me want me want to thump them...I still sound like a bitch dammit
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I have to have breakfast....
if I could only eat one meal of the day it would be breakfast...
if life as we know it ceased to exist except for breakfast, I could survive...
with ketchup of course
Check it out Waffle House essay contest - they're giving away stuff!!!!
Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
In Memory - Joel Miller
On September 11, 2006, 2,996 volunteer bloggers
will join together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11.
We will honor them by remembering their lives,
and not by remembering their murderers.
I remember Joel Miller.
A disaster recovery technology specialist working for Marsh & McLennan at the World Trade Center. He was 55 years old.
His first wife died of cancer and he later fell in love and married the former president of his synagogue, Marjorie. From comments left by friends and family at the Memorial MMC site, Joel and Margie had a beautiful life together full of love and warmth...
Margie had this to say about her husband...
"Joel was my second chance, my best friend and the man of my dreams.....I know that his life was special not just in his death. I know that he was loved, and he knew it too..."
According to others, he was also a pretty good poker player and enjoyed weekly games with his friends.
He was a gentle, intelligent man who is no doubt missed every day by those that loved him.
A Shepherd do I own, 'tis he,
Who stands with rod and staff,
And ever guides my wandering feet,
On his most just behalf,
In truth, my Shepherd has owned me,
And thus no want I know,
In pastures verdant, by yon hills,
Or where still waters flow.
The Lord my Shepherd is who shall,
My wavering soul restore,
When from the valley, dark with death,
His presence I implore,
And nothing shall I fear just then,
Though darkness all around,
Encloses me, forbidding light,
With naught but shadows found.
A table overflowing with,
Rich victuals prepared,
He spreads before me while my foes,
Look on, their hunger bared.
My head with oil anointed well,
Reflects the sun's bright ray,
My laden cup he furnishes,
On this and every day.
And shall not goodness and his love,
Pursue me all my days,
Assuring that my soul, unmoved,
Rejoices in his ways?
While I, no other dwelling place,
Shall seek or yet desire,
But in his house abide for e'er,
When all my years expire.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
My World - the tattooed part
This is my right arm...the panther was the first thing I ever got...a 25th birthday present...the artist's name was Walt and he was our next door neighbor for a while...the flower and other stuff was added by this aging biker chic at Painless Paul's in Atlanta...old school shop, kinda scarey but I loved this woman's work....unfortunately I was allergic to the red she used on the ladybug and had some issues but it's all good...same biker chic did the next one....
big ole chrysanthemum on the outside of my left leg....had to balance the work on my right arm after all...I fell asleep while she was doing this one...being the hi-tech shop that it was, I was laying on a weight bench...this was done a few years after the arm
my next ones came from a guy in Atlanta...Dirk Hays, he's an amazing artist...both of these are original pieces...he also did a big piece on J's left arm...a funky underwater scene...we loved Dirk, just a great guy all around...he was also an amazing gardener and we'd run into him a good bit at the local nurseries...he also tattooed my youngest brother and she who must not be named (my mother) just for the record - I am really pale and take color extremely well...this ink kinda glows under a black light....oh, this is the inside of my right calf....
needless to say...I'm always up for more, but real life seems to keep getting in the way....once the hoo-ha of tattooing finally being legal in SC dies down, I imagine we will...who else wants to show off their color? or brands? or piercings or whatever....:)
SPF - The World According to Lee
1. My Freedom....that's such a grey thing in my mind...freedom seems like a series of starts and stops to me...just because I can do something doesn't mean I should....and things I'm free to do aren't always the right choice...I remember being told when I was a kid that each person's freedom stops where another person's begins...maybe that's true
2. My Hope....this one is kind of selfish, but I hope my life continues in the direction it has been for the last year and a half...no sudden changes, no unexpected shit...just moving ahead
3. My Wish....to consistently get a restful night's sleep...
Who did some thinking? Who watched Bohemian Rhapsody?
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Duct Tape - not just for windshields anymore
Jim and Tim's Duct Tape Gallery....always taking submissions of your duct tape creations
Qurikz.com...the original duct tape art gallery and home of duct tape Jesus
Todd Scott and the Duck Tape Club....another reason to LOVE Canada
Duct Tape Creations.....wearable things made from you know what
Art Exhibit, New Haven CT 2003....even in the burbs
I could go on and on, there's tons of these sites out there.....what's the draw really? what makes duct tape so appealing? why does everyone have a roll whether they'll admit it or not?
I got an email about this project yesterday...interesting, right? guess I'll be reading up on Ion Luca Caragiale at some point soon....
but what's more interesting is the group sponsoring the exhibit - The Cartoonists Rights Network Eastern Europe
I think that's one of the best mission statements I've ever read...editorial cartoonists take a big idea or event and condense it into a simple image, often without using words at all...easier said than done....and it's easy to take for granted that the right to do that very thing isn't appreciated, respected or protected in many areas of the world...
Check out their site....take a look at some of the cartoons...then flip to the editorial page of your paper today and appreciate those artists a little bit more