Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Purple Rain, Purrrrple rain

I was telling my husband that I thought it would be neat if rain came down in colors, based on severity. So, when you want to talk to someone about how hard it was raining, you could describe it as yellow rain or pink rain, and they would know exactly what you meant. Or you could look out the window and know immediately where it's letting up or getting worse, just based on the colors in the distance.

"...I only wanted 2 see U laughing in the purple rain..."

Friday, November 21, 2014

Helpfullest post of 2014

I was just about to move a set of my kid's unwanted swim goggles to the donation pile, when it occurred to me to try them out as an onion-cutting protection device of coolness, with an intense, sulfurey onion I was chopping up for some pasta sauce.  It totally worked. Perfect seal around the eyeballs.  You're welcome.

The more you know...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Chicken and duck

Today on Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Daniel and Catarina rescued a baby duck and then took it to a special farm to live out its days, because they were told that the duck needed a different kind of life out in the country.  Then, Daniel and Catarina had to leave the Land of Make Believe because it was time for dinner, and Daniel's mom was baking chicken.
Daniel said, "Yum!"

I have an ethical problem with this scenario.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

French Fry on the floorboard

One of my very dearest friends and soul sisters since high school, Julia, is on the road with her show Country Gravy and Other Obsessions.  She and Patty stopped in Tucson while touring and were featured on the morning show.  Ooh la la!  Miss ya Jules...

Here's a clip from tv, which includes the song "French Fry on the Floorboard."  I could listen to her sing forever.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cheek, 2001. Thanks, Citizen Doug!

My fellow PVA alumni, Emmy award winner, and friend Doug Robertson recorded my husband's band Cheek at the KUHF studios in Houston, a while back.  He said that they were the only band that ever got censored....hmmm, how about that.  

Cheek was a brilliant band.

Here is Doug's awesome footage, along with my husband Jay, and my stunningly talented friends: Brett Needham, Steve Bundrick, and Chris McFarland. Click the link below or click on the photo.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Throwback Thursday presents...

A very young Fleshmop:
Rich Tapia, my husband (wearing his very attractive Jesus Christ Superstar, star spangled, flare bottomed jeans), Scott Daniels, Ben Collis.
We sure miss you, Scott.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

My eyes are leaking

Bill Murray AND Charlie Rose in one interview, for over an hour?? Yes, please. I love these two brilliant gentlemen so much.  Brain candy.
It's like the universe just blew me a kiss and said to have a tasty and mind boggling day.

Click on the photo above or this link to Charlie Rose's website to see interview:

Monday, January 20, 2014

New Painted Record Blog

Hey!  I've got a new blog to show my psychedelic painted records.  Wanna see?
Go here:

Also, I've been invited to show my records at a local coffee house.  Excitinnnnnnnng!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Black and Tan

There are a few regular image searches that I do for design purposes on Google. Very pedestrian and tame, like flowers and paisleys, and certain geometric shapes.  One particular clip art vector design comes up all the time and I see it, recognize it in its usual blandness, and then move on.

This morning, I did my regular search (first one of the new year) and found The Bland Floral Paisley again.  Imagine my surprise when I saw that this time, it was a huge tattoo.  And not just a huge tattoo.  A huge butt tattoo.  Covering the entire cheek.

I'm not sure whether I've somehow underestimated this design's power, or whether someone else has.

Happy New Year.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Happy New Year, 2014

Our friends had a party.  I fell in love with their battery powered record player.
It sounded decent, even in the cold drizzle.
But also, my ears were getting numb.

We are the village green preservation society

I had an explosion of extra succulent babies this winter.  All the babies had babies.  So now I am painting the cutest little 4” pot s...