October 12.
I’m stupid excited!

October 12.

I’m stupid excited!

Tags: TWD

This is my dad when he was 7.  I just stare at this picture sometimes, at those familiar eyes that look out at me from that baby face.  I notice the little cut on his lip and wonder how he got it, his worn clothes that were probably his best, his blonde hair neatly combed. He’s 81 now, doing well but heading into his final lap I guess you could say. It makes me a weepy mess to look at him when he was so young, when his journey was just beginning. 

This is my dad when he was 7.  I just stare at this picture sometimes, at those familiar eyes that look out at me from that baby face.  I notice the little cut on his lip and wonder how he got it, his worn clothes that were probably his best, his blonde hair neatly combed. He’s 81 now, doing well but heading into his final lap I guess you could say. It makes me a weepy mess to look at him when he was so young, when his journey was just beginning. 

The Horror - God’s Favorite Beefcake

Time - Tom Waits

And they all pretend they’re Orphans
And their memory’s like a train
You can see it getting smaller as it pulls away

Tags: Time Tom Waits

So I went down to the basement this morning to find the Three Amigos there. Kind of startling, but hilarious.
My husband made this for an event this weekend. 

So I went down to the basement this morning to find the Three Amigos there. Kind of startling, but hilarious.

My husband made this for an event this weekend. 

Anyway, here’s Jose the Zebu. I think this breed was put together with spare parts: floppy ears from a hound dog, bull horns, turkey wattle, and what the heck, throw a camel hump on there, too.

He was huge and intimidating, so I didn’t feed him. But Zebu don’t care. Look at that smile!

Scenes from the fair.

 I finally saw a yak! They seem like sweet animals. I love the petting zoo but cows leave a lot of snot on your hand when you feed them. Also, tiny baby donkeys? Cutest things in the world. 

I topped off a winner of a week with a root canal today, and I have to say it’s amazing how often I smile at strangers. Honestly, you never realize it until you can’t or won’t smile at people because half of your face doesn’t work.  

I was in line for the ATM and this random young guy standing behind me sidled up next to me and said hi. I said hi back and then he said “you’re really pretty”. I thanked him and then we stood there awkwardly awaiting our turn at the ATM. I looked like utter shit, so I don’t know. Maybe he was high or something.

We’re going out of town for the weekend and I’m so looking forward to it. Even though it’s only a trip to visit my parents’ place in the wild and stimulating Spokane Valley, it’s someplace different than here and I can relax and let my mom cook for us and fuss over me. I feel like I need a mom right now, you know?

I haven’t been around much because I’ve been stressed and distracted, and I usually can’t post when I’m feeling this way. I post when I’m happy and content, so hopefully I’ll be posting regularly again, soon, when I’m on the other side of this annoying stuff in my life. Don’t give up on me!


Zarathustra the cat with his life size portrait by Claude Monet.

Zarathustra the cat with his life size portrait by Claude Monet.

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