Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Its in the Sauce

Last night our wheat spaghetti was topped with sauce straight out of the garden. We're just now picking copious amounts of Roma and grape tomatoes and with so many ripe at the same time - they were just begging to be simmered down with sautéed onions with our fresh basil, oregano, and a few banana peppers for flavor. A few hours after I shot this photo Paul and I were sprinkling my favorite Pecorino Romano on our spaghetti and punching play on the last disc, the last episode of the original Battlestar Galactica.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hairy Frogs

Jasna came into town from CO - so we went out to dinner with her and then we stayed up late talking - after we got on the subject of drawing faces on our hands - a funny thing I used to do when I was a kid popped into my head - a frog skit... and in a fit of 1am silliness I convinced Paul to flip upside down in a chair and let me tape eyes to his chin. If you've never done this before - I highly recommend it. Flip upside down, tape a few googly eyes - or just draw them on your chin then cover up the nose and neck of the person for best viewing pleasure. When my friends and I did this as kids it was fracking hysterical - I think its even more so now!!

Hairy Frogs 2

And if you didn't have enough with the first round...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Seemed a good idea at the time...

Somewhere in the candy design world long past 2 am:

"Ants love sugar, right?"
"Uh, yeah."
"How about drowning the ants in sugar and then drying them out and selling them as candy?"
"Dude - that's fracking* gross - no one will buy them."
"Aw come on."
"No way dude - nasty!"
"oooh - I got it - how about sugar coated marshmallow ants?"
"We could make them a little ant colony - and call them Marshmallow Farms."
"And we could make the marshmallows a scary fleshy brown-ish color!"
"And we can send the design off to China to be manufactured for pennies!"
"And the folks manufacturing the Marshmallow sugar coated ant candy will once again shake their heads in amazement at the stupid Americans."

My folks found these beauties in the bargain bin.

They even made a queen -

Seemed like a good idea at the time...

And on a kinda cool note - it seems I've reached 10,000 hits!! Woohooo! Thanks guys!

fracking* - a testament to me watching WAY too much Battlestar Galactica, and now being hopelessly addicted to it. So much so I've gone through three seasons of the new show (PLEASE COME OUT WITH SEASON 4 SOON!)- and now Paul and I bought the original series on Saturday and are now speedily chomping through it too


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

This Tomato's for You!

As part of the geo-event for the wedding in May, Paul and I worked on "Jolly Green's garden," Paul cutting out the gigantic veggies I drew on some great used corrugated sign material I recycled from work. Laura commented that she thought it was a gyp that I didn't do a tomato. While my parents were here visiting this past week, I was able to draw a second set of veggies including a tomato (well a tomato is a fruit actually). My Dad held the huge plastic boards down while I jig-sawed them all out. I always forget how fun it is to work with power tools.... they're so empowering. When my Dad reminded me to be careful I told "Always" and then promptly reminded him I did cut through some non-structural studs with a circular saw to make a serving window from the kitchen to the dining room in the house in St. Augustine - all by myself. Yes, I was holding the saw above my head, against the wall but I'm pretty sure I was wearing safety glasses Ok, fine - dangerous and empowering. I haven't lost any fingers yet. Anyway....

Sunday afternoon I was able to paint all of the additional veggies and disperse them as the backers for our garden. So Laura - this tomato's for you!

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Saturday, July 05, 2008


Our incredible red sunflowers have finally shown their handsome faces. I had to use a stool to photograph them. They're up to about 10 feet now. I even had a beautiful little model for some of the photos....

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