Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dead Banana Leaves

Well, we survived the recent freezes with no great woes, but our tropical flora took a beating, killed back to the ground, leaving my normally verdant yard sad and brown. But it will grow back. Such is the way if things. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wintry Mix

N.O. is experiencing a wintry mix of excitement and nerves as an ice storm bears down upon us, promising a dose of frozen rain and sleet and (!!) even a possibility of snow. (Snow is approximately a once-a-decade event around here.) Schools are closed. Businesses are closed. (I made groceries last night, and the store felt like it does before a hurricane, everyone stocking up on essentials:food — and a fair bit of booze. The bread section was decimated.) Could be big deal. Could be nothing. Either way, things are mighty quiet here today.

1 This might seem like a ridiculous precaution for what elsewhere would be inconsequential, but remember, we're entirely unequipped for this sort of thing. No one here knows how to drive on ice, so the roads are unsafe. We have no salt trucks. Our electric grid is un-ice-proofed, so there's the possibility of significant multi-day outages. Actual winter? What the hell do we do?

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Bit Flakey

I saw two flakes of snow this morning. (I think.) That's a notable occurrence around here.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Guy in Red Shirt

Yeah, I ain't been doodling enough recently, so I figured I should doodle something. I wound up with this guy. (He's kind of smug looking, huh?) Take it for what it's worth.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Peeling Paint

Peeling paint is cool.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Banana Butt

Actual quote from actual sibling argument:
"We can't be fifty percent banana and ninety-eight percent monkey! Fifty plus ninety-eight doesn't equal one-hundred, banana butt!
(This was the culmination of a slightly confused argument about the amount of DNA humans share with other organisms, along with some fundamental misconceptions about the nature of percentile mathematics.)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Piggy Knife

June really wanted me to blog about the fact that we now own a "piggy knife",1 a butter spreader with a pig-shaped handle (given to us by a friend who has a plethora of piggy knives). So... we now own a piggy knife. There you have it.2

1 And June tends to get what she wants.

2 June, are you satisfied?

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014


I was given a record player for Christmas. I started pulling out albums from my old long-neglected trove. June saw one. Her comment: "Wow, that's a big CD!"