July 2008

nice to meet you

by Sarah on July 30, 2008

in Animals,Links

I came across this photo on a Flickr Photostream taken by a guy (Idv32) I assume is from Italy. I have no idea what the heading says but I know that it was taking in the Zoo di Pistoia.

little fingers

I can’t stop looking at the tiny soiled hand reaching out. His cute palm and stubby fingers are so similar to ours. I want to shake is hand and introduce myself. But not before introducing him to a well-deserved Wet Nap. And then I would take him home with me.


May I take your order?

by Sarah on July 30, 2008

in Daniel,Nada

Me: “Babe, I’m making pancakes. Do you want any?”

Daniel: “Yes. I would like two pancakes and a parched egg.”

Me: “What the hell is a parched egg. You mean a poached egg.”

Daniel: “Its a very thirsty egg.”

Me: “I love you dumbass.”


What’s wrong with this picture?

by Sarah on July 29, 2008

in Animals

My friend Anita just emailed me these pictures of a curious fawn in Texas. It says in the email that once the horses moved on, the doe came for her baby.

horses and fawn 1

horses and fawn 2

horses and fawn 3

If I was there, it would have taken all my will-power just to keep from fawn-snatching that cutie. Unfortunately, I have a bad ankle and I just don’t think I could outrun a pissed off mama deer.


“A tiny tree-shrew that lives on alcoholic nectar could – pound for pound – drink the average human under the table, scientists have discovered.”

I want to believe that this article from BBC NEWS about an “alky” tree-shrew proves that there is nothing wrong with a good cocktail. Whoever said “One can not survive on alcohol alone,” is going to have to think of another catch-phrase.

My dad just got a Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker, and let me just say that it kicks ass. I’m just looking for any excuse to get my drink on. . .


Amazing 2-Legged Dog!

by Sarah on July 24, 2008

in Animals,Links

Meet FAITH. Check out some videos of her here.

She walks on only two legs. She is adorable.


She’s got mad skillz!

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my little meatball

by Sarah on July 24, 2008

in Daniel,Family,Thor

A while ago Thor was sprayed by a skunk. He got nailed point-blank in the face.

After witnessing the unprovoked skunk assault on poor Thor, I immediately scooped him up and ran into my parent’s house. It was late at night, the house was quiet. My mother and Daniel where both asleep. (I should mention that Daniel works nights and doesn’t leave for work until after 11 PM.)

I started yelling and screaming hysterical commands to my family and started (as my dad describes it) “waving him around the house like an incense stick.” I hand him off to my dad because I am so distraught that I can barely keep from sobbing. At this point, Thor is beginning a total system shutdown. He is shaking, coughing, snorting, and drooling. His eyes are watering, and he is shitting all over the place. My father puts him in the kitchen sink as I harshly wake Daniel from bed.

I don’t know what I expected Daniel to do. From the time you first wake him up, he is completely useless for about 45 minutes. It’s not until he has coffee and a shower that he turns back into a person who can form thoughts and communicate words.

I will admit it, I was also useless in this situation. I can only hope that when I have a child I will learn how to handle emergencies better. This was a pathetic display of mothering, but my poor baby was upset, which made me extremely upset. . . I know, no excuses.

Daniel ran into the kitchen where my dad was still standing with Thor. He reached into the pantry and proudly pulled out a jar of Ragu Pasta Sauce.

“Will this work?,” Daniel said feeling falsely relieved from his impending duties.

My dad replied, “He’s not a frickin’ meatball!”

Daniel and I rushed to the drugstore and purchased anything that we thought would remotely help remove the odor. When we get home we mix together a concoction of dishwashing soap, tomato juice and baking soda. It wasn’t until 5 or so baths later that Thor started to resemble his sweet smelling self. But the skunk smell filled the house for days.

So just in case you find yourself in a similar situation. God forbid! I am posting the de-skunking formula that I was given just recently, (thanks Kris!)

deskunking recipe

click image to enlarge


Thor eventually learned to think twice before bum-rushing our “neighbors.” But not until he was bitch-slapped by a raccoon!


This little piggy went to the market.

by Sarah on July 24, 2008

in Vegetarian

I saw this pic on slightlywarped.com’s Curiosities. Sorry to all you carnivores, but this is why


pigs in basket


Puppy Lullaby

by Sarah on July 23, 2008

in Animals,Video

An awesome co-worker emailed this to me. (Thanks Jean!) Since my parents taught me to share, here it is. . .


Good morning.

by Sarah on July 22, 2008

in Life,Thor

Last night I drank a cup of coffee before bed. I guess this o.k. if, A, you are used to drinking coffee. . . and B, it is decaf. However, neither was the case, so I had an upset stomach all night and my mind was wide-awake, while my body was trying to sleep. Thor (who never wakes before 8:30), got sick of me tossing for hours, and at 6 AM was staring at me to get out of bed, so he could go back to sleep. Therefore, I can only conclude based on these events, that someone must have slipped me a “stupid pill” with my vitamins last night.


A good kick in the ass.

by Sarah on July 17, 2008

in Depression,Nada

Some people are hustlers and some people are procrastinators. Unfortunately, I personify the definition of procrastination. Life is already hard enough on its own. Why must I make it even more difficult for myself? When, oh when, will I ever learn my lesson?