Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Delaware Day Eve, 2007






Stopping by the liquor store after work tonight to pick up Caesar Rodney's booze.

I think there's some hay left out on the street out front from the Hollywood Santa Parade- I'll scoop some up for his horse.

My nephews back east are getting too old to believe that the Ghost of the Former President of Delaware will be visiting them tonight (heck, two of the little rugrats actually live just over the border in Pennsylvania... eek!)

Way out here in LA we'll be looking at google earth maps of the pluckiest little state, dreaming of Democracy, I-95, and a certain cancerous, stoic patriot riding through the rain to make our great country greater... and to ensure glory to the Diamond State, the Small Wonder...

From New Castle to Laurel, Rehoboth to Dewey, Bear to Mt. Cuba... tomorrow is Delaware Day!

Revisit Delaware Days past with Dodging the Apocalypse:

Delaware Day 2006
Delaware Day 2005
Delaware Day 2004


Sing along, if you can:

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

tuesday twofer videos

bear with me, you want to watch these two cats:



so you can enjoy the translation:




pretty good, right?

ok- you'll want to watch the original high five:




so you'll get high five hollywood- and I may have had something to do with the puppet... ahem

Monday, December 03, 2007

cassandra's pics from the HOLLYWOOD SANTA PARADE (last week)

so here are some more shots of what our neighborhood looked like last week for the hollywood santa parade... cassandra took these

our street is the horse staging area

one of the o.c. horse-people called it "horses in the hood"


like hollywood is the hood

you could smell the fear on him

 
the women on these horses were gleefully disparaging PETA ... go figure



 





Sunday, December 02, 2007

i want one

look at that x-wing.  21 feet long... really flies...  





Friday, November 30, 2007

vancouver pics

i'm working with this guy:

the view from my room:

mmmm oysters:

Thursday, November 29, 2007

that's right, canada

i've been trying to blog from my hotel and egad my internet connection does not like the uploading... especially photos

that's why my previous canada entry only had one photo of the bloody mary i started my journey with a LAX

anyway...

i'm in vancouver for the first time working on a pilot

i haven't been to the great white since i day tripped to Gananoque way back in the early 90's

i like canada

so far the production has been great to us, the weather wet and bone-chilling but not all that bad

and what's with all the attractive young canadians?


they were strong-arming an angry drunk homeless guy out of the hotel last night when we came back from Rodney's Oyster House- dude looked me right in the eye and  I think he was about to take a swing at me- but hey, that's city life, eh?

last night my colleague looked at me and said "you're thinking of moving here, aren't you?"

i thought, jeepers, yeah- nice people, nice looking city, no annoying fascist swing and burden of imperialistic hegemony...  hollywood north is looking pretty awesome

and i feel like i'm walking around frakking Caprica all the time...

if the republicans steal the next presidential election too, then i just may be heading north for good...


Sunday, November 25, 2007

i woke up today surrounded by horses...

this is what's going on just outside the hollywood compound:





Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiven

I am thankful- this past year has been unique and rewarding...


Here's how things went down at the new place this year:




and there was a show last night

watching Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman on KDOC... cuz i'm a playa


tomorrow the hollywood santa parade surrounds us... we hope for some quality surreality but so far there are only portable toilets delivered dangerously close to our front door...

Monday, October 22, 2007

FAT CAT feeding system.

THE PROBLEM:

Overweight cat in a multi-cat household.

This is Vernon:



He is a slightly husky boy living with our two other cats. We'd like to keep dishes of dry food out so they can all eat when they want to, but as Vernon was a rescue straight from the street, he is conditioned to eat CONSTANTLY. As such, he became a very heavy boy soon after moving in with us.

THE SOLUTION:

Our vet suggested we create a feeder cage (in this case, a birdcage) so the other two can get in and eat when they want to, but our big-boned boy could not.

Here it is:





See how that works? Vernon gets fed regularly, don't worry- and he's lost three pounds, putting him back into the heavy but healthy range.

As you know we moved recently, and the new place is a bit smaller, so we need to conserve kitchen space. Thus, this past weekend I built a new feeder cage into an old rolling kitchen cart. It went a little something like this:



1/2" hardware cloth...



Hinged panel for access to the food dishes... held in place by velcro...


The little "door" is actually two cheap ikea picture frames. We tested it by putting it around Vernon's head. There's no way he's getting in there.



And there's one of the svelter cats gettin' her food on...

So there it is. Probably added years to his life.

Friday, September 28, 2007

more puppetry and a BIG milestone

today i am forty

and i'm having a great time- let's see, tonight I go back to work on this, then tomorrow night i'm in this and then this...

When I turned 38 I figured "38, 40, what's the difference." no mid-life crisis here, folks.

things are looking up

Monday, September 17, 2007

weekend update... puppets, mysteries, art...



another weekend in los angeles- there was puppetry under a freeway at farmlab









and if you go to alcove in los feliz and sit at the chess table in the back, there are mystery notes in the drawers!




Friday, August 31, 2007

craig and his cat




recently got a video ipod from a dude who was upgrading to an iphone.

(was in a production meeting the other day at warner brothers (thass rite i werk in hollywooooood) and every grumpy sumbitch at the table had an iphone. out. on the table. so everybody could see it. alright already)

looking for quality content to load up ... found cutewithchris which is not cuteoverload but is similar and fun-knee


and as per chris, here is craig and his prom/cat photo


both rock

Saturday, August 11, 2007

augustus shmaugustus




strangely, one of my favorite vacation pictures

came home to discover that the 92 yr.old land lady HAD sold our building (we figured it out cuz we know how to use the internet and friggin' zillow- we asked her if it had sold and she lied to our faces)

the new owners have raised the rent by $515.00 a month

I think it's time for some costly repairs that we had been sparing the miserly demented old witch (she hires itinerant meth addicts to make the repairs anyway)

so we're moving...

9 years in this place- change is good, right?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

flying my kite

cassandra thought it was an extravagance, but it was just something i wanted to do...
she's the one letting us know the status of the batteries...


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

vacation pics



this little dude, Tom Tate, was just walking by with his fish when those Wright Brothers strapped him into their wicked glider and flew him like a kite... or something like that...





Wednesday, July 18, 2007

i had a hand in this



while you're there check out the one called "4 Letter Words" - I'm partially responsible as well...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hey, I'm no crooksandliars with their late-night music videos, but I can steal the idea.

Here's The Jam doing "That's Entertainment" acoustic.

Dig that bass. Nice, init?