Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween, Pt 2

All I want for Halloween is a porcupine:
(Dang, the embed function doesn't work in blogger, but you can go here to see it.
Look at the Feet in this one!

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Home Decor

Home decor, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Not really the design style that I favor, and it actually frightened me a bit when I walked in the door, but they also loved the white elephant gifted painting, and told JG that he could come over and look at it some time.

A good mash:
A good amount of red skinned potatoes. At least quarter and boil until soft. Drain
In a larger vessel: Olive oil, garlic, chives. About a 1/2 cp H2O, at least 2 cups chopped mustard green. Boil up, stirring well.
Add potatoes and start to mash with the heat off. Add water if necessary (remember that they'll soak up water) and some TVP flakes if you desire. When it starts to cool, mash in 1/2 Tbsp or so miso, a good handful of cilantro, tamari and cayenne pepper if desired. I should have substituted the cayenne for a fresh hot pepper from the garden, but was afraid that it would be too spicy.

I'm kinda on the fence on whether potatoes are good to eat, but I have a sack of them and wanted something mushy. I'm doing my altered form of the Lemon Cleanse and it seems to be keeping my belly sane in a stressful time.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wasn't my fault

IMGP8801, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Minipops @ Skully's

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So it's been a good while since I've put up a band, and although I stressfully ran around the house looking for some documents while they were here, it was nice to have some company in the house (not including the Creatures). The Minipop's bass player is one of JG's friend's from SF, and when I first got a glance of him, he strongly resembled the a really bad climbing partner and I was worried. But he turned out to be really sweet and funny and cute. Plus he found out that I was from Pgh asked me if I was a George Romero fan. Many bonus points that Steelers/Pitt/sport in general didn't come out of his mouth. :-p. Although there was a severe lack of bodies as Skully's (probably due to Wilco in town), the band was really great and Julie was going crazy for them. I really wanted to stay & see the last band, but the sweatshop was calling.

Werkin' Hard to get to the Jellybeans

IMGP8718, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

A little funny story that includes the wedding

Support you local Indie Designers!

Mermaid Purse
From 10am – 6pm on November 17 and 18, swing by Junctionview Studios in Grandview for the Tiny Canary Indie Design Market. This modern arts and crafts market will have over 40 of the finest designers and makers of everything from jewelry and handmade clothing, to original plush and home d├ęcor. As a handmade alternative for the gift giving season, Tiny Canary is anticipated to attract thousands of holiday shoppers. It should be an interesting mix of fine art to glue crafts, so be sure to check it out. If anything, swing by to check out Junctionview Studios. They're working hard to try and up the art presence in this town. There may even be a super special debut item crafted from my hands....

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Randy's wedding

BecSo our main destination of the Seattle trip was Randy's Wedding. Since most of the folks were JG's friends that I just met, the camera was tamer than it usually is in a day around the house-let alone an event- but it was a really lovely ceremony and reception. Helps that it was beautiful out. And, unlike Phil's wedding, we were ontime and there were no last minute wardrobe crisis. Everyone I had the pleasure of meeting over the long weekend was really amazing. I especially enjoyed the college stories of JG, since he always says "I don't have any" when I ask him to tell me a story. Next time I there better be pictures...

IMGP8642 Over the shoulder
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Monday, October 15, 2007

Home again

Oliver's favorite spot, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

Seattle Burger Time

Burger TIme
Growing up, I remember playing sitting in the basement in our house in Conway on the scratchy burber carpeting playing Burgertime with my mom & brother. I also remember my mom always beating us at Galaga...
Anyways, Chauch, happy belated birthday & congrats on the MCATs
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Spaceneedle Peepshow

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Looking thru the scope Cheerleaders thru the scope
While others were looking at buildings and water and cars, we found the highschool cheerleaders.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Monorail ride

Took the long 1 mile ride on the monorail through the Experience Music Project to the abandoned amusement park.
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Hostess Cupcake

Hostess Cupcake
Originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus
Although the morning led to me being unable to locate the hotel for a good period of time, the acoustics in the coffee shop were pretty amazing. There were about 25-30 people in the shop, but I the Magnetic Fields came through amazingly clear.