Saturday, August 29, 2009

a surprise for Corey when he wakes up

The other day I considered painting a blotch on the wall of our living room to see if we would like the color we picked out. I promptly remembered that we are procrastinators, and an ugly blotch could be there for awhile before we get off our flip flops and finish the project. So I decided to instead make it fun.

I had the Captain stand by his treasure map so you could see the color better, though it still doesn't look quite accurate. Do you like it? I think we'll paint our bedroom with it instead. It should be bluer.

The movie on the tv is Leatherheads. I am so excited for the football season to officially begin! I can't decide if football or baseball is my favorite sport. During baseball season I think baseball is my favorite, then football season starts and I think football is number one.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I wish I had some stairs to paint


Maybe not. We've been meaning to paint our living room for a week or 2 now. We have the paint {Coventry Gardens}. We have the brushes. We have the blue tape. But it's so hard to begin.

The Holsteiner stairs in Wuppertal are by Horst Gläsker.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

more whales to love


For the past 2 mornings on my way to work I've listened to stories about the narwhal on NPR. The interesting things I learned are that they are very hard to research because they live in Greenland/Arctic areas which are too dark and cold for the every day researcher, and they are very hard to catch in a net because they can see them so they just swim around!! Also I learned that just the boys have the tusk, and the tusk is actually a tooth! Consequently I have spent some of my daydream time thinking about them and imagining what it would be like to be one.

Speaking of whales, I am kind of looking forward to the Whale Wars finale on Friday, and I am kind of dreading it because the last episode made me cry.

P.S. Ahoy Moon is by GumballGrenade.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Captain's new age cone

Captain Skippyjon Jones won't stop scratching the area above his non-eye. We suspect he thinks he can rub it back into working again. I went to get him a cone on Friday at Petsmart and this lady that works there was like, You have to get this inflatable collar instead! It was $10 more than the old school cone, but she gave me a free nail trim coupon to make up for the price difference. It was worth it! He can eat and drink with it on, and it doesn't seem to bother him at all. Also he can't scratch his non-eye! Hopefully he won't have to wear it very long anyway.

I made Corey make me a video with his phone, since Captain looks so cute with his life-preserver on.
video

Saturday, August 15, 2009

gratuitous captain pictures

The other night I was in the backyard with Captain Skippyjon Jones enjoying the sunset and pleasant low 100s weather. I found myself wondering what he would look like with 2 eyes, which made me get my camera and take this cute picture:


This is his shy boy pose. Think Corey Feldman around 1988.


Yes, I am turning into one of those crazy dog owners. Corey (mine, not Feldman) is coming with me. Someone was telling Corey about their friends that turned into crazy dog people, and how they got a doggy car seat for their dog even! I was like, Yeah, that is crazy...um, did they say where they got it from? Corey was like, I know.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Quote of the Day


"I was born for Play-Doh."

Last year we used Play-Doh to practice inflection endings:





But the Play-Doh Pirate is by xieta.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

another class with robot fans


Overheard yesterday (in a robot voice):

"I am a wobot. I am fwum the few-choh."

That's "future," for those of you who don't speak Future Robot, where the letter r no longer exists.