Saturday, July 29, 2006

Puppy 2

Granite graduated from Puppy 2 last week. Here is a picture of her graduating class and of her favorite classmate, Sprout (chihuahua / jack russel)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Protest Songs


Click on the link above and select If You Tell A Lie - Blame Sally to watch the video of their war protest song for GWB.

Blame Sally is a local Bay Area band that could use your support.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Site title says it all

For my readers who enjoy crafting I give you: Tampon Crafts


funny side note: I contribute to several blogs and I accidentally posted this to my church youth group blog. Woops

Monday, July 24, 2006

Local Weather Oakland, CA

Local Weather Forecast for Oakland, CA (94611) - "90°F
Feels Like

I'm not sure what I'm complaining about. In a week I head to the Gulf Coast for 10 days of 89-90 degree weather 77% humidity & scattered thunderstorms.

I sure know how to vacation. If you want to follow my trip check out this blog

Friday, July 21, 2006

Natural Handmade Soap

A few years ago while visiting my cousin in North Carolina we stopped by the local farmer's market and I feel in love with home-made goat milk soap from Three Waters Farm . Whenever I go back to NC I make sure to pick up a few bars. It smells good, cleans well, is gentle on the skin, and supports the little people.

If you don't want goat milk soap here is another place to buy inexpensive natural handmade soap

I thought about taking up the hobby of soap making but homebrewing beer is so much more my style. I'll pay a few bucks for the little bar of soap... bar of soap that will slippy and slidey or everybodies heiney... and continue to enjoy my beer.

Someday when I have my own goats I'll have to find a use for all their milk.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Some Clarity on Net Neutrality

If you've been confused by the debate about potential legislation on net neutrality this video brings it all into focus...

Unfortunately I fear this is what my dad would say if you asked him to explain it.

Here's a DJ remix of the instantly famous speech:

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Shape of a Mother

The Shape of a Mother

Usually when you bring up the topic of pregnancy Jane says "EW!" or "GROSS" or puts her fingers in her ears and sings "LALALLALALALA" If she wasn't freaked out enough about pregnancy before this website will certainly send her running for the hills. This blog is mostly after pictures & stories from various women writing about how pregnancy changes the shape of their bodies.

The belly above hosts twins. WOW!

Awesome Care

More reasons to love our vet...
1) I got a voicemail yesterday from our fav. Dr to check up on our ER vet visit. We didn't tell them we went, they just responded to the ER daily report.

2) When I called back to let them know all was OK the receptionist remembered Otis and said - "oh, you guys had the best dog in the whole world"

The front office staff remembers the beasts and shows them affection. The medical staff is responsive & proactive. They rock.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Maybe today...

sniff sniff

You try to get work done with this in your face all day.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Potty Humor

Japanese toilet training cartoons:

When it comes to talking about bodily functions, the Japanese are pretty open. It is not uncommon to hear friends and coworkers having conversations about consptipation, diaherria and other bowel movement-related topics. Judging from these cartoons I found on youtube, toilet training is also something that is embraced without embarassment

Beware Mr. Hanky!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Monday, July 10, 2006

Camping Trip -click here for photo gallery of the trip-


Behind our campsite was a ravine with a creek. If I was a kid camping I would have spent my entire trip down there exploring. We wandered down to creekside fro about an hour to let Ginger run free. Jane wandered across the ravine on a fallen redwood tree. This is a picture of me with Fuego & the Boy taken by Jane from mid-tree.

The trip was great. Beautiful weather, tall tall trees, good food, fun friends, not so pesky critters. Camping is perfect - three days of relaxing and I come home smelling like smoke with dirty feet. Jane is right: the shower upon return is awesome. Posted by Picasa

Click the blog title to see our trip photo gallery

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

4th of July?

I spent my 4th of July in the most un-american of ways.

I watched the Germany v. Italy World Cup match, napped, cleaned the house, replaced furniture that was moved for carpet cleaning, and watched the season one DVD of House (good show - get hooked now!)

Happy belated birthday America. I hope it was a good celebration. Sorry I missed the party.