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Tom Coburn is a Big Fat Jerk


Home of the Barking Moonbat


Saturday, July 30, 2005

I'm driving myself crazy

Yesterday, after almost three years of painting them, I finally got the kitchen cabinets painted what I thought was the right color. I'd originally panted them bright white, except that every kind of poly I used on them would end up discoloring them. So I finally opted for an off-white --- Navajo, to be exact --- and a polyurethane which USUALLY casts a milky tone. I was sure I could make it work.

So i finished repainting them yesterday --- and went to poly them a few hours ago.

And I'll be damned if the poly didn't cause the paint to roll off in distressingly messy clumps.

Which led me to mix together all the bargain paint I got at the paint store a few weeks ago and apply to the cabinets.

And it's not bad, not really --- a kind of blueish-sage color, except kind of pastely but not really. The problem is, I now have to repaint the entire kitchen to match what I've done to the cabinets.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Grizzly Man

I soooo want to see this movie.

About those treefrogs in the composter

They're no longer frantically hopping away to ... ANYWHERE, as long as I'm not there!

Instead, they've taken to craning their stubby little necks and looking at me when i peek in the composter. One ever et me give him a little pet today.

You know, they have glycerol in their systems so they don't freeze during the winter. I love my treefrogs!

Velvet ants. Crap.

I've got velvet ants.

I really can't stand these critters. Aside from their sting being so horrible that they're nicknamed cow-killers, velvet ants are parasitical on honey and bumblebees.


I really don't mean to keep whining about it, but this is the main reason why it was so very, very problematic that I didn't say a big fat NO! to the friend needing day and days and days of help. During the summer --- well, year round, but especially this time of year --- I have to take very good care of this place so I don't get poisonous snakes and rats and mice and critters like this all over the place here.

Damn. I'm now fixing to go use pesticide for the first time since April. Damn.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Well, way to go, Dan Boren!

Cherokee County's rep is saying no to CAFTA.

Dan Boren also kicked some serious ass over Social Security and has done pretty well on some other issues, although he has done a thing or two I'm not too happy about.

The treefrogs in the composter

They're getting used to me peeking in on them. They don't even hide anymore. There's some baby skinks in there, too, but haven't been able to get shots of them yet.



Why I have so little to say about politics these days

A big part of it was the pie wars on Kos. Because I was disgusted not by Kos, who everyone else got mad at, but by so many of the women and their supporters.

And it got me thinking.

Because I hate Bush and I really despise what the crazy radical right Republicans have done to us.

But I'm also fairly disgusted by a lot of Dems and purported liberals.

Liberalism should never *require* allegiance to certain ideals. Instead, it should foster progressivism, while simultaneously protecting our rights to our own thoughts and beliefs. I'm not so convinced that many Dems and liberals are on board with that.

So I'm thinking rather than talking about it these days.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

As for typos ...

Yea, yea, I know the blog's full of unforgiveable typos.

But I consider those typos a sign that I am no longer as absurdly anal retentive as I used to be.

Look, people, used to be I could spend a week or two perfecting a single sentence. These days, i just hurl it out. Which leaves me much more time and energy for obsessing over painting and polying the floors in here.

Except that something in me just said SCREW IT, I'm not polying the newly painted bedroom floor --- nor am I painting over the gobs of floor paint which hit the wall. It all can wait til next summer. Instead, I'm moving the bedroom out of the office and back into the bedroom where it belongs.

I may be incredibly passive aggressive, but I am SOOO destroying all my anal retentive tendencies!

Monday, July 25, 2005

And a dog

For Redneck Mother whose new puppy looks syspiviously like Yogi did at around that age.

Yogi today, all growed up and napping to LOTR: Return of the King.


The end, Sunflower: The Documentary

July 9

July 10

July 11

July 12


July 13


July 14

July 15

July 16

July 19: A New Sunflower


There are treefrogs ...

... living in the composter.



Sunday, July 24, 2005

The next big projects

Capturing the water from the washer for watering plants. I think I actually even have this one already figured out.

Also getting the scary well up and running.

From the mailbox

Just received this email:

"guinea hen in the back yard--I spotted just before i let the dogs out. i tried to knock on door of two houses next door but noone answers and i hear people inside--any way its in the tree now and it makes awful racket sounding like a locust -turkey kind of creature"

I don't even want to know anymore.

First Weekly Roundup

I love this blog. He even has the best excuses for why he isn't posting as much as usual.

Redneck Mother has a link to a new periodic chart. It's cool, but everytime I try to bring it up on my computer, it crashes my browser.

Someone with the suspicious name of dirty ashtray has me in their weekly roundup. They claim to be from Anadarko. Well, we'll just see about that.