FLOWER
FLOWER

The subtle nuance of this picture is, probably, lost on you. The impressionist masters, of which this is certainly the creation, excelled at creating the sense of the moment, not only the image of the thing but the experience of seeing it. This captures the frisson of being punched in the face with a daffodil, the traigos […]

Your Friday serving of something
Your Friday serving of something

My dog has produced the most extraordinary quantity of poop in the last 24 hours, and my nerves are a little bit shot now after dealing with it. As it happens, “several small pieces of crap” kind of summarizes my Flickr gallery right now though, so happy Friday. You may already be a winner. That […]

Oh Garfield, No
Oh Garfield, No

I don’t know what horrible disease this poor cat got. A really bad case of 50s diner aesthetic, perhaps. Or maybe a good old-fashion drowning, complete with ruffled billowing drapery for that “Ophelia” look. Only with more bubbles, and a ghastly oxygen-deprived pallor instead of Ophie’s creamy off-white. Protip: Nobody’s modesty is preserved by a pair […]

I’m not feeling it.
I’m not feeling it.

For the record, this says (sic) 21th Century Peace Texas. And it looks like a Babylonian ziggurat covered in dolphins. Really BIG dolphins. Or, a gay rainbow version of Devo’s “Energy Dome” hat. Again, covered with dolphins, but I am not familiar with the full corpus of Devo’s videography, perhaps they had dolphins. They were […]

Is it Fall yet?
Is it Fall yet?

The beginning of Autumn just snuck past, and I totally failed to mark it, probably because it was an unreasonable 97 degrees during most of September. But now, let’s take a moment to celebrate all things Autumnal–the harvest, leaves, pumpkins, glorious reds and golds, and above all, the vague feeling that life is dying and […]

The little green frog
The little green frog

Once upon a time, there was a frog. She was a lovely shade of green, the same color as the underside of the third leaf of spring, a delicate, dusty shade. Ice cream made of the ghosts of limes, the fading memory of your first traffic light. And then–you know, there’s probably a song about […]

Wan little damsels
Wan little damsels

See, normally when I see this particular lady, her head is grossly inflated like some sort of decaying melon. This time, though, she’s got a sort of Claude Monet thing happening, “Damsel with Umbrella.” Her hair looks like some sort of terrible tar applied to her head, neck, and back, but at least her neck can […]

Return of the Eyes
Return of the Eyes

I think we’ve been here before. Not precisely here, not at this physical address perhaps, but we’ve definitely been in this suburb, certainly this zip code, and, I think, possibly this street. If this were a duplex and not a blog post, I’d say we’d stopped by the “B” unit before, or maybe hung out […]

Stir-fried random
Stir-fried random

It’s friday, and I’m not actually awake right now, so another house-cleaning episode of filler this week wit ha few items that…just really don’t make a lot of sense to me. Take this: it’s a yarn vase. You can take it, but I’ll be damned if you can do anything with it. This is not […]

Super-creepy pot
Super-creepy pot

Maybe I should have saved this until Halloween? It’s so hard to tell. This is either a bud vase or a petrified, ancient mushroom, or just possibly unicorn poop. You can recognize unicorn poop because of the pale ghostly color, and of course the horn, although unicorn poop rarely if ever has whole peppercorns in […]