Monday, March 31, 2008

I'm dying

And slices of this keep coming out of my nose and lungs.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Diana will be jealous

Please ignore the double chin. I don't know how to photoshop it out.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

It runs in the family

I don't think I really need to explain any further than "It runs in the family" but I will. Many of you have seen the ridiculous get-ups and poses I put my animals through. Every Christmas, festivals, etc. they get to see Santa or wear dumb outfits. Well, these are my brother's cats Chloe and Bailey. Yes they are related. This may be their first professional photo shoot but I hope it isn't their last! Oh, and that quilt they're on is the one I made for my brother and sister-in-law for Christmas.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


After the storms, I think I need a pick me up. The best pick me up ever is a balloonagram.
First let me state that you should in NO WAY EXPECT TO GET A BALLOONAGRAM FROM ME. This was a one time deal. Mostly for the embarrassment factor. So Claire was a bit down about us turning 29 so I decided to cheer her up!
The key to making it a real surprise is to make it late. 2 days max. Or 6 months. Either one really adds to the surprise.

Monday, March 17, 2008

East Atlanta Twister

First let me say that yes, everything is fine with me and my stuff. My friends are all okay and suffered some downed trees but nothing major. Remember how helpless you felt during Katrina and how you wanted to help but couldn't? Well this time I was able to. First I offered my freezer to anyone with perishables. I also frantically cleaned (ish) my house and scrubbed my bathroom in case the power was out much longer and then people could shower and camp at Casa de Lori. This was all for nothing 9except a clean house) because no one took me up on it. Sunday, we formed the East Atlanta Posse and collected 13 or so able and willing bodies and we tackled about 4 trees. We cleared the one blocked Van Epps first. As we were working clearing smaller limbs and trying to tackle the big stuff, the neighbor comes down the driveway and right out to help us in HIS BOBCAT! He had it laying around the back. He also had an extra chainsaw that was of the kickass variety. We next helped a neighbor clear her yard and back door. They didn't have insurance so we got the tree off the roof and made it safe enough to walk around. When we were clearing the tree across Blake and May ave. this tree company truck pulled up. Uh oh, rumble. There were so many vultures out price gouging and ripping people off. But this guy with the Timberwolf Tree Service silently got out, collected his chainsaw, and just set to work. His chainsaw was also of the awesome variety and he kicked much ass with it. His helper was the strongest short man I've ever seen. If you EVER need a tree person, I say try the Timberwolf.

So, the damage is intense and we stayed out of the heavy hit areas because there was so much going on and so many people and news crews and gawkers. It was pretty intense. I'm sore as shit today and glad I helped.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I'm going with stripey instead of zigzaggy. I decided to ignore the popular opinion.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

North Georgia Mtns Trip

So, Scott and I wanted to get away this weekend. I have 1 million projects to work on, but they'll wait. I only had THIS weekend before a marathon season of dogsitting. I'll be dogsitting every weekend until May, except for the weekend I go to a wedding. So, weather be damned, we were going!
We went to Ellijay Friday night. We had a delicious Longhorn dinner and then cheked into a cute lodge down the street. The sign said kooky and they were right! I went in to inquire as to cost and the desk clerk stopped mid sentence to stare deeply into my eyes and comment on all of the colors. It got me a discount too! Our room was clean and cute and I slept awesome. What was better was waking up to a winter wonderland of giant snow flakes filling the sky and coating the ground! Yes! That day we wandered around the mountains, stopping at awesome places like the Bargain Barn. We bought some fishing gear for Scott and then went to Amicalola Falls. It was really nice so we booked a room. After we checked in we noticed a public education thing going on and lo-and-beholed! OWLS! The ranger taught us about Barn owls, Barred owls, and screech owls before pulling out the mack daddy Great Horned Owl! Isn't he awesome? We got to hold him and get our new myspace pics. I also got to hold a possum.
Anyway, later Saturday night was the Smith House for dinner. I was completely car sick and I now hate the road called 60 that leads to Suches. BLECH! But I was still able to pack away some vittles before we headed back to our room at the falls.
Today was another adventure indeed. We now had maps aplenty, a fishing guide that let us know which streams were free game, and the desire to get out and about in nature. following what seemed to be the way, we were on a dirt road. There was an awesome stream beside us and we followed it for a while hoping it would get bigger. We wound up up and around, up and around zig zagging here and there. I was getting worried, and sick, but I tried to be strong and not be the naggy-pukey-girlfriend who doesn't want to do anything fun. We reached the summit and took a breather. There was another car there but no people around. We realllly didn't want to backtrack the 15 miles back the same route when we could just continue this way and follow the road down. So we started off. It was a little rocky, and a little icey. Then it was a lot rocky and a lot icey. My little honday (yes, laugh now) was getting tore up! We were bottoming out and scraping all over all sorts of things! The problem was that it was reallly narrow with no place to turn around. My stomach was in knots and before I cried or we got stuck i yelled we should stop now! We got out and surveyed and decided we could NOT make it further in the civic, but how to get back up? Well, I stood at the edge of the cliff so scott could see where to stop and he made a multi-point slippy skidding turn and got us turned around. We made it back up almost tearfully and then coast back down, defeated. Later we did find a spot for him to fish but it required SO much less adventure. I sat in the sun and read and relaxed and then we headed home.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I need some advice

Do you like the stripey layout?

or do you like the zig zaggy layout?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sorry its been a while

I've been so busy dogsitting and catching kitties and stuff that i have neglected everything else. Sorry gang. I will promise to be better. In fact i have been working on a few things that I will try to get uploaded into the computer for your perusal. Hopefully tomorrow!