Saturday, June 30, 2007

More backyard pictures! Shocker!

Jim has done the awesomest job ever on our backyard. It only took us 8 years to plant anything in our backyard, but HEY, its hard.

My purdy rose garden. I know!! Just pray that I don't kill them mmmkay?


Gardener Jim. A.K.A. My lawn boy.

My most excellent Japanese Red Maple! Her name is Hilda.


Here is Pearl, the other Maple - and one of my bush corners. Shut up, I like it.


Here is my second bush corner, with a much bigger bush. (ha-ha, I said Bush. Just get it out of your system now.)


More herbs! Hooray! I made linguini tonight with basil, tomatos, white wine, olive oil, lemon thyme and garlic. It was yuuuuumy.


Oh! And here's Crazydogmama's new dining room table! I have a big girl table now!

It's Hella Good! The label says so!

I have to include a picture of Lou, well, just because.







Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lots of things - for your amusement.

First of all, this has GOT to be the BEST title for a movie EVER: "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death". It wins. And YES, I rented it. Haven't watched it yet, though.

Second, I did watch "Black Snake Moan", which was a really good flick. Both Christina Ricci and Samuel Jackson did a great job - and (hold your breath here) Justin Timberlake can actually act. Who knew? Anyway, Crazydogmama recommends it.

Third, we now call Louie "Pablo" and here's why:

Background: Louie is our fuzzy little Cairn Terrier with an attitude the size of Asia. Most of the time he is a cuddle-bug who makes me laugh. In the morning when I'm getting ready for work, he goes and lays in his crate because he knows I'll be leaving soon. This has been our routine for 8 years. When I actually go to leave, I shut the door to his crate so that he doesn't destroy my house while I'm gone. This has never been a problem in the past - he just sleeps until I get home. HOWEVER, in the last 6 months, he has decided that the shutting of his crate door sucks big donkey dick, and he starts barking and snap-growling when I start to shut it. This is NOT acceptable behavior, and I won't have it, but I had no idea how to stop him from doing it. Jim finally decided to try spritzing him with "Bitter Apple" when he starts the snap-growling - and it worked! The damn dog shut right up, then proceeded to to smack his lips and dramatically hack. (it doesn't hurt the dog, it is made for dogs) We now call it "Holy Water" for our partially possessed dog. :) As Jim described this process to me on the phone, this was how the conversation went:

Jim: It works great! In fact, it was kinda funny.

Me: Cool! We should associate the act of spraying him with a command of some sort so that he will stop doing it when we just say the word. You know, use the "Pablo's Dogs" theory.

Jim: Pablo's Dogs? *snickers*

Me: Yeah, you know, the theory everyone learned in Psych class with the salivating dogs?

Jim: That's "Pavlov's Dogs", dear heart. *giggling loudly*

Me: *Starts laughing so hard that almost has to pull the car over*

Me, the next morning: Come on Pablo, its time for your holy water.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

This is what happens when I tell them I want to take nice pictures

Yes, another BBQ in my back yard. You would think we lived out there. Well, we do. We are not exciting people, you see.
Jim got a new BBQ for Father's Day. A big boy BBQ! And he wanted steak. Of course. I got a little planter pot for my herbs (not for Father's Day, just because I'm so cool), which currently consists of only chives because I killed the basil, cilantro and dill. Oops.
So, here is a little photo essay of the silly and somewhat psychotic little life that I live:

Jim and Bill presenting "Esther". We name everything.




My lovely chives.







Did I mention my step son was in drama?



Checking to make sure its still there, I guess.







Can you taste it?






Trying to explain these two...well, forget it.



Its Peanut Butter Jelly Time, apparently.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time getting out of hand over here...







Photoshoots wear them out.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fat Mama's Knock You Naked Margarita Mix

I know I've talked about this before, but I just wanted to let you all know that I will be stocking up on it for the summer.


Best shit EVER.
Get it here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My husband held me at gunpoint and made me eat Ding Dongs....

I found a very interesting article. Although I attribute my weight more to my Hostess habit, I think this author has some valid points - and he is pretty funny to boot. Give it a read, and don't judge until you are all the way through it.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Evolution explained: Monkeys having butt sex with retarded fish frogs.

Funniest South Park clip EVER

So how was my weekend you ask? I had a garage sale. 'Nuff said. I did make over $200 though, so there was that. We pretty much did nothing else and I'm tired as hell today.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Its not a ho down, its a hose down!

It was hella hot this weekend, and especially humid yesterday. Crazydogmama and hubby got out the hose and tortured the dogs. Here is Louie giving me the stink-eye as he gets sprayed.















Here is Louie appreciating the cool down and rolling in the grass for maximum smelliness.















Here is wet Maggie who closely resembles a fruit bat.
















Another shot of wet Magadog.




















Nothing like an ice cold beer in the sweltering heat.




















Our BBQ'd ribs...mmmm...meat.















My weekend project was painting and organizing my pantry. It was so not fun, but I did an awesome job, no? Don't judge me for the stupid products I have in there.