Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Well it's been a while.  To make it up to y'all, here's a picture of Majzy.  She's sleeping in an adorably uncomfortable position.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Majzy's favorite

The dog park is Majzy's favorite. And this is why.

Ghostposted by Kate

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dog bed part 1

For anybody who hasn't heard, Kate and I get lots of our furniture free.  We don't go in the dumpster or anything, but we've taken several things from next to the dumpster.  Adjacent to garbage is not the same as garbage.

Anyway, the other day (like 3 months ago, but I've been too busy to blog it, so it's "the other day"), we found a dresser.  Which would be totally sweet if it had any drawers, but it was just the shell.  We decided to take it in anyway and see if we could re-purpose it into something else.  A bookshelf or something.  And if it didn't happen, we could throw it right back in the trash without costing us anything but a trip up the stairs.

We brought it into the house, and Majzy liked it.

Before it had been inside 10 minutes, she started playing in puppy prison.

So I knocked out the bottom couple crossbars and made it her little playplace.  Dogs and wolves have evolved living in caves and other tight spots, so they like to sleep in somewhat enclosed areas (like doghouses).  So, we dragged her bed underneath the dresser and she immediately started sleeping there.  Curled up in the tiny part of the bed that's under the dresser.

 One of these days, we're going to finish the project by prettying it up a bit, but for now, it's good enough for her so it's good enough for me.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Where's my card?

It's official.  We've lived in Ann Arbor long enough to become card carrying hippies.  We wear the toe shoes and everything.  And now we've taken another step in that direction.

We joined a CSA, which stands for community supported agriculture. Or maybe community sustained agriculture. I make no claims of being a well informed hippy. Anyway, whatever it's called, it's like a pre-pay farmers market. We gave them a lump sum at the beginning of the growing season, and now we pick up a load of produce every week. It's a lot of produce so we're sharing it with Dave Hufnagel.

 This week was the first week where we got produce. It's been really dry so the haul was smallish but we're happy with it. We got half a dozzen small tomatoes, 7 ears of corn, a little cucumber, 2 zucchinis, 3 other squashes, a bunch of onions, some peppers, and 2 basil plants. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Friday, July 6, 2012

More 4th of July

I meant to post something more on the 4th, but I was too busy hanging out at Blaise's house. So, here for your remedial enjoyment, is some art. I found it at this web page, but the original author's page is here.

epic presidents

epic presidents

epic presidents

Happy America to all!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day

May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

If you give a mouse a drawer...

Before we went Texas, Kate and I noticed some mouse droppings in our kitchen.  I cleaned a bit but we just sort of hoped the problem would fix itself.  Surprisingly, it didn't.   We came home and found more new droppings.

So we started cleaning again. And the more we cleaned the more we found. So we decided to do a massive kitchen cleanup. We washed every dish we own and took all the clean ones out of the kitchen. We cleaned all the cabinets with bleach. We moved the stove and fridge and cleaned under both of those. In all it took us  about two days.    

The apartment maintenance guy came out and set some mouse traps, but so far they haven't caught anything.  I also haven't found new droppings.  Maybe seeing the traps made the mice realize we were serious and they decided to go eat our neighbors' food.  Let's hope so.
I'm a Mormon.