September 29, 2003

crazy quilt


because i have noticed there's superfluous puns in the world of sewing and quilting (one might say there's sew many that i'm knit happy about it) i decided to make my own for my mom (who had a eye procedure last week and had to wear an eye patch). her name is carol and this photo was taken on a stovetop both for scale and because the whitest light in the house is above it.

in case you can't read the picture:


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September 27, 2003

crazy people, etc. for today


driving through the small town of west bend, wi, i saw people in front of a video store protesting porn. most of them had signs, but THIS guy was carrying a huge-ass cross. i think it was real wood and everything. what is he trying to communicate? that jesus carried the cross and died for our sins and one of the sins was having porn in video stores?


i went to 10 quilting shops with my mom, 3 on thursday and 7 today. it was for "the shop hop" in which you visit all of them and then are eligible to enter to win a sewing machine. well at least it was something to do. i am so sick of looking at fabrics i could throw up.

my mom was really bitchy and was obsessed with going to all these shops before we could get lunch. it ended up being 4 before i was eating even though i started complaining at 1. it didn't bother her but i was increasingly ravenous. note to mom's everywhere: JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT HUNGRY DOESN'T MEAN OTHER PEOPLE AREN'T.


meowy tchotchke.


a cool car i saw in cedarburg.

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September 21, 2003

chillin' with my friends and with those foods that need to be refrigerated


i visited nicki (who happened to be in madison) and carolyn this weekend, and we did a little food store trip. it was about as much fun as that sort of thing can be, at least when you're with your friends.

lots of people were bitching us on the way to/at the food store, but i would just like to let them know where to stick it: the only thing more obnoxious than road rage is aisle rage (via shopping cart of course).

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September 18, 2003

shop till you stop


char: That's a nice necklace, but maybe you should buy it and save it for a present.

mom: A...present? For...someone ELSE?

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September 15, 2003

quiz results

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this is my friend bbb (the Bread Bowl Bitch, for those who don't know. long story.) she came over for the weekend and we lazed around.

ok bbb, here's some sheep jokes just for you:

What did the Cloned Sheep say to the other sheep?
I am ewe.

There were these two sheep see, and one of them walked into a baa.

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September 13, 2003

bulbous bouffant


a 10 dollar trip to cost cutters will fast-forward your head into this decade, lady.

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September 08, 2003


here are some things you can see in downtown milwaukee, for those of you who are blessed enough to live here or make the trip:


you can rent these along lake michigan. flintstones, meet the flintstones...


it's hard to tell from this picture, but this car has all kinds of crazed-out religious nutso christian stuff on it.
i decided not to have that partial birth abortion after all, since god sent his shepherd or whatever to drive his station wagon into my life. r-i-i-ight.


i liked the blueness of the federal building matching the azure neon signs.

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September 07, 2003

dskippy / art museum


on sunday, mike came up to visit (up from chicago, not boston) and among other things we went to the art museum. it was designed by santiago calatrava, who decided to put this odd-shaped white thingy on top that's called the "brise soleil", but i always purposefully forget that and call it the "cirque du soleil".


hmm, it's a two-dimensional house for sure, but there's no smoke coming out of the chimney or sun in the corner with a smiley face in it, or stick figure people out front. i mean geez, i could do better than this in kindergarten!


"Any form of art is a form of power, it has impact, it can affect change; it can not only move us, it makes us move." --Ossie Davis


mike is a really cool guy and i know this because he didn't even complain once about my crappy frizbie throwing. and because no one who likes ben folds could be that bad. the tour guide guy at the museum thought he was about as bright as keanu reeves (maybe it's your hair and something of a skater look, mike). but that dude was dead wrong. haha!

oh yeah, mike: "minty" says hi.

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September 06, 2003

swashbuckling jamie


aha jamie, you are now forever immortalized in pixels on my web page! nice *ahem* quesadilla by the way.

your screen name, or at least the one i happen to assign to you, reminds me that the 19th of the month is "Talk Like A Pirate Day". so mark yarrrr calendars.

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September 05, 2003

three girls in bed...need i say more?


well in case you want to know more, this was at the majestic in madison on friday. i don't know who those girls are but they and more like them were there promoting a brand of alcohol and although jamie wouldn't do it (camera shy or just plain gay?) i jumped right in bed with them!

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September 03, 2003

the last rose of summer


ok it's not really a rose, but something even more amazing: a weed. if they all looked this good, i would suggest abandoning grass as the sine qua non of a lawn.

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September 02, 2003

extra fine flowers!


my sweet boyfriend surprised me with flowers today. well, he told me that SOMETHING was getting special delivered, but he didn't say what. thank you owen! xoxo they are really beautiful and i hope mitty doesn't eat too much of them.

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September 01, 2003

harley weekend


there were tons of harleys here for the 100th anniversary of the first harley party (like, over 250,000). i had to put up with revving all weekend, but it wasn't so bad during the day. at night, however, downtown looked a lot like that Biff World in the alternative 1985 in back to the future II.
i slept too late on saturday to catch the parade, so i didn't get all the photos i meant to, but here's one i managed to get (when i was in madison, for those of you who are observant of backgrounds). bucky badger!

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