Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sweater Bunny and Friends

I don't know if this is weird. I have a small collection of pictures of animals in sweaters. For a while I was posting these little by little on my friend Tim's Myspace, but then I got rid of Myspace and no longer had anywhere to post my sweater animals. Then I realized, I have a blog! So, there is no substance to this post...pretty much like most of my posts. It's just a fun little scroll-through of my sweater animal collection, plus some other fun pictures that I have amassed from the internet. Enjoy!

The original Sweater Bunny, the one that started it all (for me, anyway).

I don't have many dogs. Dogs in sweaters are pretty common.

(This one is weird...what's in the sleeve?)

Not a sweater, but still so cute!

The majority of my collection is cats. Awwww.

A squirrel...

A llama...

I've even got an aardvark.


The following are not animals in sweaters, they're just cute pictures:


From xkcd:

And this one isn't cute so much as very odd. A guy I know took this picture a couple months ago. Please notice the street sign in the background and then realize that this was taken at the corner of Enterprise Road and McMullen Booth Road and if you were from my home town, that would mean something.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Green Thumbs

Ok, I know I said I was going to post this, like, three days ago, but then we were having all these problems with our internet and it was frustrating and I didn't get around to it. However, our system has been updated with a new router AND a new modem instead of our old crappity 2-in-1 deal and we no longer have cable. It's weird but I think I'll get used to it pretty quickly. I will miss The Colbert Report, though:

Anyhoo, let's get on with it. Here are some pictures of my lovely porch garden!

(From left): Mint, ???, avocado tree. (Notice the lovely busted chairs on the neighbors porch.)

A closer picture of ???. If you recognize it, let me know!


All my little sprouting pots.

Top left is Jalapenos, top right is basil.

Tree thingy I don't know the name of. Some kind of fig?

(From left): Oregano, parsley, marjoram.

Random hanging plant that I don't know the name of, either.

My beautiful Desert Rose, which I found out is Adenium Obesum and this variety is called "Noble Concubine".

Desert Rose again.

The whole thing. I'm thinking of cutting part of one of the stems and grafting it to try to make another branch off the main trunk part. Can't do that until after "winter rest", though. We'll see.

Well, that's really the whole's a small porch. Know the names of any of these? Lemme know!

P.S. This post took me like an hour and a half to finish because I started playing Farm Hustle, which is one of the cutest and most addictive flash games EVER! Go play!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008


It's late and I'm tired but I wanted to post this real quick before I go to bed.

I would shake Keith Olbermann's hand because I understand the outrage and frustration and feelings of futility. And he expresses it with WAY less swearing than I could manage:

And tomorrow I will be discussing my garden. With pictures!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

Caecus: "If I was a park ranger, I would just hide out in the bushes all day with a paintball gun."

In reference to the ridiculous graffiti and trash on and around the dock at the park.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Today's Aggravation

Men who think they can treat grown women as if they are little girls:



I expect this from Chris Matthews, but Obama? Come on, man, are you TRYING to insure that I don't vote for you? Because you didn't have my vote in the first place and you're certainly not making any effort to get it. Hillary might have had it, but she stopped trying for me when she heard that I'm not a key demographic. WHATEV!

Crazy Old Guy in '08!

No, not THAT crazy old guy!

Or THAT crazy old guy!

Yeah, THAT Crazy Old Guy!

Classes started today. Algebra is totally going to drink my milkshake:

"Don't bully me, Algebra!"

[Edit: Caecus - "You know, algebra will probably drink your milkshake, but I don't think it will beat you to death with a bowling pin." Touche, my friend.]

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The War on Drugs

A girl in my high school graduating class, Rachel Hoffman, was murdered. She was facing a drug charge and agreed to participate in some kind of sting with the Tallahassee police that apparently went all awry.

Hoffman, who was working with the Tallahassee Police Department's vice unit in an investigation, went missing Wednesday night near Forestmeadows Park. Investigators found her body today in rural Taylor County. Two men have been arrested in connection with her disappearance.

All this because of less than an ounce of marijuana. It's so stupid. The "war on drugs" kills more people than drugs do. It certainly kills more people than it saves.


Remember how I said that M.I.A. song was the catchiest thing ever? It's not. It just got knocked down by The Ting Tings' "That's Not My Name":

My favorite Radiohead song (pretty much my favorite song in general) is a live version of the song "Fog" and I recently found a video of it. It's amazing. I would give a foot to be able to play the piano like that man. At least a couple of toes.

I would give both feet to have been at that show. They didn't play this at the show I went to last Tuesday (oh, yeah, that's right). I didn't expect them to. Even the studio version isn't an album track. That show was excellent, by the way. We had fantastic seats, thanks to my mom.

One last video. When we're retired, Caecus and I are going to act out the scene from I (heart) Huckabee's where Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin run through the suburban neighborhood in the middle of the afternoon in business suits (Lily is in a lovely powder blue skirt suit with white gloves) with spy gear. Anyway, after we do that, I'm going to do this:

What is it about powder blue that encourages such liberation?!

I guess that's it for now. Late!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What does this even mean?

Via Lawyers, Guns and Money I find this piece from the Washington Post:

Republicans Vote Against Moms; No Word Yet on Puppies, Kittens

On Wednesday afternoon, the House had just voted, 412 to 0, to pass H. Res. 1113, "Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day," when Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), rose in protest.

"Mr. Speaker, I move to reconsider the vote," he announced.

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), who has two young daughters, moved to table Tiahrt's request, setting up a revote. This time, 178 Republicans cast their votes against mothers.

Can someone tell me what they were even voting on? That is a really great headline, though.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Better Call Samus, Pronto!

This is awesome. They made a Metroid!

[via Feminist Gamers]