Wednesday, November 19, 2008

things i found notable in the 90's #1

i swear one day i am going to blog about something deep and profound, but that's not going to happen today.

the other day i found and old sketchbook/journal from the 90s, as i flipped through it one question kept popping into my head,

how did i come out of the 90s not weighing 400 lbs?

cans of pop used to scream at me a lot. i don't really recall this happening, but i documented it countless times, so it must have happened. i can only assume these desperate beverages were consumed by me to put and end to their relentless wailing. there was also numerous mentions of slurpees and iced tea, these refreshments were not nearly as vocal.

that's just the liquids, i also found clues as to what 1990s me might have eaten.

apparently, though my memory is foggy, we had no access to vegetables, fruit or fresh food of any kind. with the exception of taters, which we consumed both in the form of flakes and gems. it sounds pretty futuristic for the 90s i know, but it's true, we ate gems!

we also, according to my journal,
used to watch television on the microwave.

Monday, November 17, 2008

ah ha ha ha

okay, i know i haven't blogged in a while but this is just too funny to pass up.

this past sunday i was in my living room when i noticed movement out in my yard. i got up to take a look through the window and instantly recognized the people beside my step as the jehovahs that come by nearly every weekend. we have a long standing agreement,' feel free to drop literature in the mailbox, don't ring my doorbell'. they were standing staring in my garden, right now all that is in my garden is snow and leaves so i found it odd that they stared so long. after they left i went outside to take a look and saw this.
don't be scared! this summer when i was painting, watercolor style, with red wine (i like to call it winocolor) i wanted to leave the wine to thicken up a bit, i left it out on my front step so i wouldn't be fighting fruit flies inside my house. my son accidentally kicked it into the garden one day, i guess i just forgot to go and retrieve it.
i had a bit of a laugh wondering what they might have been saying to each other out there and carried on with my day. i knew the magazine was in the mailbox, but didn't bother to grab it right then.
this moring when i went to get the regular mail, here is what i found underneath all the bills and junk mail, FOUR OF THEM! do you think that they are trying to send me a message?