Tuesday, March 31, 2009

odd news

wow. so Allison Hannigon is a mom.. with a child with an unpronounceable name... and she married Wesley. who know?
ok prolly Sara did. clearly I didn't.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

self portraite project.

rather than posting a picture a day. i will take one. then post a week at a time.

Friday, March 27, 2009

its mealting....

view from the back door this morning. Work was open. some schools remand closed.

went for a walk. this is Colorado folks. so the streets are melted, and things are drying out.

saw this too. the garages in our neighborhood regularly get tagged. thought its should tell you something, that only the garages on the ends of blocks get tagged. were pretty safe. I think this is a great retaliation. both a fuck you to unimaginative taggers and a forced outlook in these gloom and doom news days.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


SERIOUSLY. this is one of my biggest pet peeves. its right there next to license plate frames. only it makes me more irate.

now i know what my kittens do when were not home all day. they chase each other around, playing hide and seek and tackle the moving object.

Ozzy REALLY wants to go out side. every time i open the door to show him the weather, he gets annoyed and turns around and heads back to the heat vent.

snow days are fun. but it would be more fun if the Mr. was here.

i have all sorts of stuff i could be doing today. probably i wont though. probably i will veg. read, watch movies.... eat popcorn... have a proper "Colorado spring break" day.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

supprise in the yard

wend we returned from our weekend I found a couple hidden hydrangeas blooming around the side of the house. because they are not largely visible, i cut them and brought them in the house. I always forget how fragrant these are. now my kitchen smells great- actually i can smell them when i walk in the front door.

Monday, March 23, 2009


i really need to spell check and generally re read before i post.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

weekend adventures.

we had a good time this weekend.
town was quite dead. had good dinner at the bar.- hot wings and chili cheese fries. springs are nice. the one pictured before was the only one like it- and tim said later that there was a perfict whisper..uh.. tunnel? from that pool to a different on we were sitting in.
also had a good meal in Granby at Mad Munchies [sat lunch] and Carrie's Corner Cafe. eat there next time you go through. Triple C [as Carrie's was called] was great- full of knotty pine, old photos and ancient heads.

beautiful weekend. now i really hope we get some moisture this week. we are in a bad way this spring.

weeded the yard and bought a new grill [ consumer reports choice, also the one AP has.] also a ladder and roofing caulk. i'm gonna glue me down some shingles and clean the gutters!!
ahh the life of a home owner.
the Mr. and i discussed that it woulf be fun to have bees. but a small amount of reasearch sawa that we prolly ownt do it anytime soon. we need to get us some working sprinklers and a presentable yard. tulips are growing fast. hopefully we have something nice- soon.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

we are out of here!

headin' to the Mt.s for the weekend.
just really needed to get out of town.- actually i cant remember the last time we got out of town- maybe September? can that be right?

we are headed here:
Hot Sulpher Springs, CO.

there is really not that much to do. and thats ok. we just need to get out of town.

Have a great weekend Denver! we'll see you monday!

Friday, March 20, 2009

men's fashion spring summer 09

i am flipping through fashion magazines for work. my boss tagged a number of things to make prints from...
the one I'm looking at right now is a men's magazine. i have to admit, i love plaid with plaid. i'm looking at a man in black trousers, a gray and [black - light open plaid] sport coat with a white based [and black] heaver plaid underneath. black bow tie.
the ad says: "say good bye to t-shirts worn under a blazer. Say hello to a contrasting sport coat that reinterprets "prep"."
it looks great.
also checks are in- for those of you paying attention. buy em all different sizes and colors. but buy em bright.
circles and dots are also in. wear them in small to medium size. yes, there is a difference between men's and women's polka dots.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


grouchy day.
anyone keeping track- the headache kicked in at 3:34... it is 6:46- i still have it.

missed derby tonight. bad mood. needed to get my art project done. its due tomorrow. i still feel- grudgingly- that grades are important. that does not mean that i am any less stubborn, or willing to follow directions.

will have to try to make derby tomorrow after class.

i have always loved used pallets and paper towels from art projects. always wanted to save them and frame them. maybe i should just get into the habit of photographing them. it would be much easier and more likely to happen than my train art photography project. and i have wanted to do the photo a day project, but have not. maybe if i had a web cam and could just click it every morning when i eat breakfast.

went to the TCM Clinic yesterday. basically they told me to "sweet jesus, stay the fuck away from gluten," and come back in 2 weeks. i am willing to listen to them. time to get more serious. time for Tim to eat the rest of the jalapenio poppers.- i call dibs on the tater-tots though.
oh grouchyness... leave me alone.
now i need to go see my doc. so they can refer me to the sleep center. time to get checked out for sleep apnea. wheee....
and the night guard will not be covered by the insurance. thank you mr. dentest. i really didnt want to do something fun with the tiney extra i make this yr. from my raise.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Pat's

Add Imagethe Irish eyes are smiling. Happy St. Patty's Day.

Friday, March 13, 2009


i'm tired of being "sick"

i'm tired of being grouchy

i'm tired fo people telling me theres nothing wrong when, clearly, something is.

i'm tired of not knowing whats going on.
do this: put in ear plugs, then put on your head phones - just white noise- quiet talk radio or something. now walk around all day. don't take them off. go out to dinner, go to a party, go to a movie. now, be in the conversation. quickly recover from commenting on a completely different conversation. ha ha wasn't that funny. great. do it again 7 or 8 times.
repeat tommorw- indefinatly. enjoy yourself and stay in good humor.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

the flying woman

This lithograph hangs in my parents house.R.C. Gorman, 1981, Dream (Night), Lithograph

They purchased it in the first few years of their marriage. i came across the artist while looking for "inspiration" for my art class. I have seen this style from other artist and was not sure it was the same. My mother corrected the story i remembered about the piece, told me what they had payed and so forth. I looked it up, did the inflation calculator and so forth- it has almost quadrupled in value.
I don't nessacaraly like a lot of the other work by this artist, but a few i do, and this is one of them.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

RollerGirl Round Up!

RMRG Tryouts coming up

Wanna be a rollergirl? Think you have what it takes to skate in the big time? Then come try out for the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls! Bring a friend, spread the word, and come have a blast!

WHEN: Sunday April 19th, 6:45p to 8:45p
WHERE: Skate City, Littleton

Email recruit@rockymountainrollergirls.com with any questions. See you there!

Friday, March 06, 2009

intresting idea.

maybe i have just been oblivious [that's never happened before] but i have never seen such as thing as this.

i drive by this building everyday. it was empty for FOREVER. then one day there was a sign. Jam Space USA.

basically they have rehearsal rooms, recording space and music lessons. you can go, rent some room time. they have some instruments there- so you don't have to bring your full drum kit every time.

it just seems pretty cool.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

derby embroidery

found this today. love it.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

its that time again!

that's right! Frozen Dead Guy Days!

here's the info be sure to watch the music video.

This years logo is much better than last year. I don't know if we will make it to the festivities- so if some one does, will you please bring us back a pint glass??

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

art class

project 3.


black: shoes, pants, leather jacket, shirt.
lime green: back pack, scarf, hat, vest.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

good bye Rocky

so i'm a little late with this post. its not necessarily an important post, but is one i feel should be remembered.
last friday that rocky mountain news printed its last edition. it was days away from being 150.
i am glad the Post is still here- but for how long?

Monday, March 02, 2009


i have noticed recently, that i recognize my self less and less in photographs. i don't know if its getting older, or what. probably you would look at theses and say "yep, that you." but i find myself a little bit surprised every time. these are all from the last couple months.

RIP Paul Harvey

CHICAGO (AP) - Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday in Arizona, according to ABC Radio Networks. He was 90.

Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, where he had a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for ABC Radio Networks, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years.

No cause of death was immediately available.

Harvey had been forced off the air for several months in 2001 because of a virus that weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday.

His death comes less than a year after that of his wife and longtime producer, Lynne.

"My father and mother created from thin air what one day became radio and television news," Paul Harvey Jr. said in a statement. "So in the past year, an industry has lost its godparents and today millions have lost a friend."

Known for his resonant voice and trademark delivery of "The Rest of the Story," Harvey had been heard nationally since 1951, when he began his "News and Comment" for ABC Radio Networks.

He became a heartland icon, delivering news and commentary with a distinctive Midwestern flavor. "Stand by for news!" he told his listeners. He was credited with inventing or popularizing terms such as "skyjacker," "Reaganomics" and "guesstimate."

"Paul Harvey was one of the most gifted and beloved broadcasters in our nation's history," ABC Radio Networks President Jim Robinson said in a statement. "We will miss our dear friend tremendously and are grateful for the many years we were so fortunate to have known him."

In 2005, Harvey was one of 14 notables chosen as recipients of the presidential Medal of Freedom. He also was an inductee in the Radio Hall of Fame, as was Lynne.

He composed his twice-daily news commentaries from a downtown Chicago office near Lake Michigan.

Rising at 3:30 each morning, he ate a bowl of oatmeal, then combed the news wires and spoke with editors across the country in search of succinct tales of American life for his program.

At the peak of his career, Harvey reached more than 24 million listeners on more than 1,200 radio stations and charged $30,000 to give a speech. His syndicated column was carried by 300 newspapers.

His fans identified with his plainspoken political commentary, but critics called him an out-of-touch conservative. He was an early supporter of the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy and a longtime backer of the Vietnam War.

Perhaps Harvey's most famous broadcast came in 1970, when he abandoned that stance, announcing his opposition to President Nixon's expansion of the war and urging him to get out completely.

"Mr. President, I love you ... but you're wrong," Harvey said, shocking his faithful listeners and drawing a barrage of letters and phone calls, including one from the White House.

In 1976, Harvey began broadcasting his anecdotal descriptions of the lives of famous people. "The Rest of the Story" started chronologically, with the person's identity revealed at the end.

The stories were an attempt to capture "the heartbeats behind the headlines." Much of the research and writing was done by his son, Paul Jr.

Harvey also blended news with advertising, a line he said he crossed only for products he trusted.

In 2000, at age 82, he signed a new 10-year contract with ABC Radio Networks.

Harvey was born Paul Harvey Aurandt in Tulsa, Okla. His father, a police officer, was killed when he was a toddler. A high school teacher took note of his distinctive voice and launched him on a broadcast career.

While working at St. Louis radio station KXOK, he met Washington University graduate student Lynne Cooper. He proposed on their first date (she said "no") and always called her "Angel." They were married in 1940 and had a son, Paul Jr.

They worked closely together on his shows, and he often credited his success to her influence. She was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1997, seven years after her husband was.

She died in May 2008.

Paul Harvey was a favorite of mine. great voice and i loved "the rest of the story." you will be missed.


red: leggings, hat
black shoes, scarf
black, red and royal jacket.