Sunday, October 29, 2006

Yuppie Kiss

this year for halloween, ernie and i were a bit lost as to what to actually dress as. our first idea, was to go as a priest and a pregnant catholic school girl...but, we thought that this was a little cliche, and might get us arrested with boston being the kind of town it is. while having one of those "wouldn't it be funny if..." conversations when looking for costumes, we came up with this: Yuppie Kiss.
I am 'soccer mom paul stanley', and ernie is 'yuppie/frat boy/casual friday gene simmons'. (just a note to all who may not know us...we do not normally dress like this...from the button down blue shirt to the patriots cap, it was all a costume). Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

myspace...not just for breakfast

even though, on a regular and daily basis i hear a conversation on my commute between children around the ages of 10-15, commiserating about how this person or that person isn't on their myspace page, and how upset they are about it, i still think that myspace is a good thing, if only because i've discovered many bands that i would have normally never known existed.
here are some examples of bands i'm listening to on myspace:
a hawk and a hacksaw
i just bought their newest album, and it is lovely. wonderful autumn album to listen to while baking pies or braising some cabbage.

yep, still on a gypsy kick and these guys are great. quick, makes me want to spin in circles and throw things in the air (like chairs or vodka bottles).

den flygande bokrullen
swedish klezmer! yes!

oh, how i love paris...let me count zee ways...

einmal kommt die liebe
norwegian cabaret...smokey, lazy and efficient.

martin martini and the bone palace orchestra
sweet sweet cabaret type music from australia...and they even wrote a song about marvelous!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

adirondack yardsale'in

my sore and swolen feet have finally recovered from the 8 hour day we spent in warrensburg, ny at the world's largest yardsale. it's most definitely something i would recommend to everyone to go and do, at least once in their lives. despite the fact that our 7 month old puppy was much too excited about all of the great deals to calm down and let us do some serious searching in the piles, we were able to pick up a few amazing items. here are a few of them.

also, as shown by the sign, they take their yardsale and their parking regulations very seriously in warrensburg. best deal is to park in the fire station lot...five bucks, coffee and a clean bathroom. Posted by Picasa

throngs of salt and pepper shakers...all dressed up and ready for sale. Posted by Picasa

not a purchase of ours, but hopefully someone, somewhere, picked up this box of porcelein arms. would make an amazing center piece for thanksgiving dinner. Posted by Picasa

self explanatory and cute as hell. my favorite part is that wink that the pepper is giving you, and the disconcerted look that the salt is giving the pepper. that pepper's up to somethin'. Posted by Picasa

full frontal creepy view... Posted by Picasa

creepy jolly pink cheeked man pitcher... Posted by Picasa

cast iron monkey in a tux candle holder...the prize find. Posted by Picasa