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Happy Valloween!

Valentines Flannel
Flannel Is Sexy!

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day (aka Valloween)! And to all of my single friends out there who hate Valentine’s Day, just remember that it’s better to be on your own than in a crappy relationship!

I Ate A Tastey Snack

Entenmanns Mini Carrot Cake
Paradise Found

I had the day off for Veteran’s Day and so I filled my much-needed down time with running errands usually reserved for the weekend. I actually wanted to get my hair trimmed, but you can’t make appointments at the place I get my hair cut and I just wasn’t into waiting ninety minutes to see Martha – the only stylist I trust, because he always cuts my hair perfectly. I guess I’ll have to do that tomorrow. Anyway, I just got home from food shopping, where I made the requisite stop at the Entenmann’s cake display, because I love me some Entenmann’s snacks. Well, can I just tell you that I discovered the most delicious thing: the Entenmann’s Enten-mini Carrot Cake snack. Holy cow, what rapture for the mouth this cake is — a tiny, finger sized iced carrot cake snack! I could eat the whole box. I suggest you pick up a box (or two!) on your next trip to the Supermarket.

When The Levee Breaks

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Just last night, Vince Danger and I were taking about whether we’ll ever be able to hear that Led Zeppelin song again without becoming at least somewhat emotionally overwhelmed.
I tend to avoid getting political on this page, but the fact that New Orleans and other parts of the South have been completely devastated nuclear-war-style by Hurricane Katrina simply cannot be ignored. While I was grateful and relieved to hear that my friends in Supagroup and their loved ones had successfully evacuated New Orleans prior to the storm hitting hard, I’ve been obsessively watching the coverage on CNN until I just can’t cry anymore.
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The Frog Report

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I have this friend named Dutch who’s an artist and jewelry maker and all around character. He’s a really nice guy and we’ve been friends for about a hundred years. Recently Dutch got some pet Tree Frogs off of Craig’s List. Here is an email he wrote me about them.

“Okay, I know by now everyone is mad at me for writing too many emails, writing too much nonsense about nonsense. I mean, who really cares about a bunch of stupid little frogs anyway? You all have important lives to worry about, you can’t be bothered with little details about little frogs I got for free on Craig’s List. So, I will write this last thing, and then you won’t have to be bothered with silly frog stories anymore.Ok, first I have 3 frogs: 2 green tree frogs and a brown Cuban tree frog. The green tree frogs have small eyes on the sides of their heads. They are the same kind of frog. One smaller one named little Kate, and one bigger one named big Kate. Little Kate doesn’t do much running around, and when you hold her, she doesn’t really do anything. She is kinda sleepy all day long.

Big Kate is kinda awake more, and fast. If you hold big Kate, she tries to run away after a few seconds. Then there is super Kate. Super Kate is the Cuban, she looks completely different then the green ones. she can sit up like the normal frogs that you see on lily pads, or she can suck all together like the green ones do all the time.

Now, Super Kate’s eyes are in front of her, not on the sides, and they are usually half way out of her head when she is active. But when she is sleeping, the eyes are all the way in, and the eyelids have open eye patterns on them so when she closes her eyes, it looks like the eyes are open. Last night I went out and turned off all the lights. When I came home, I turned on the lights to see what the frogs were up to, and I noticed something. When it is totally dark, the frogs can’t see with their eyes in normal positions, so what they do is, they push their eyes out of their heads.

I saw the two green ones with eyes sticking out of their heads and it looked kind of funny, but when I saw Super Kate, her eyes were so far pushed out, it looked like she had huge basketballs on her head, and they were totally black. Usually they are slanted open. But they were just huge big black balls on the top of her head and she was looking around like a nut. After about five minutes, her eyes were back to normal.

Now, I never ever see the frogs moving. They never do anything, they just sit there, but I noticed that every time I looked at the tank, no matter how short of a time, the frogs were in different positions. And I read about tree frogs online and it said that it’s kinda fun when you document the movement on time schedules. I tried it and here is what I found.

First, let me tell you, I have a tree branch, a water bowl, some big leaves and a cricket in the tank — the cricket is for whoever gets hungry. Oh, and one piece of a two by four that reaches almost to the top of the screen, about 1/5 of an inch of space is between the wood and the screen.

7.55 pm: Big Kate is on the left wall, Little Kate is under her and Super Kate is sitting on the wood.

8.15 pm: Big Kate is on the wood, Little Kate is on the left wall lower then before, and Super Kate is on the leaf.

820 pm: Big Kate is on the branch, Little Kate is next to her with her paw on Big Kate’s back and Super Kate is under the branch

8.30 pm: Little Kate is on the leaf, Big Kate is on the right wall and I can’t find Super Kate.

9.00 pm: The cricket came out of hiding and is on the branch. I can’t find any of the frogs.

9.05pm; Big Kate is on the wood, Little Kate is on top of the wood wedged between the wood and the screen. Super Kate is on the branch and the cricket just walked over her head.

10.pm: Big Kate is in the water bowl. I can’t find Little Kate. The cricket is upside-down on the screen and Super Kate is on the wood.

11.14 pm: I can’t find any frogs and the cricket is trying to get out of the water bowl.

1120 pm: Big Kate is on the wall, Little Kate is next to Big Kate, Super Kate’s eyes are bugged out like someone stepped on her and I can’t see the cricket.

12.34 am: Someone started screaming their brains out but by the time I got to the tank they shut up. I can’t figure out which one it was. They are all wide-awake on the bottom of the tank, looking out the front window like I’m the TV set. The cricket is now on top of the wood where Little Kate usual goes.

1240 am: Everyone is missing again, but I see someone’s toes sticking out from under the leaf. It’s one of the green ones. I can’t do this shit anymore. I need a nap.”

Advice From Bad News Hughes

Diary of Indignities By Gail Worley

Hey, do you need some good life advice and maybe also a few laughs? Then check out the archives of writer Patrick Hughes autobiographical blog, Bad News Hughes! Do not read this list while drinking or eating anything.

There are so many hilarious things on this list, which is one of my favorite blogs that my pal Ian recently turned me on to. Apparently, this guy used to write for Ink19.com also, but I don’t remember him. I’d remember anyone who wrote shit this funny.

The Blog of Sir Millard Mulch

Sir Millard Mulch’s Tempographical Lexicon!

Now, here’s a guy that knows how to blog on a regular basis.
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