Friday, April 15, 2005


My son is playing a Lego Star Wars game. Obi-Wan's facial hair and cloak attached to the miniature, fingerless image of the little lego dude we all know and love. Hey, his light saber slides right in those 3D, c-shaped hands. "Sooo cute!" Why is that? Little things are always cute, especially to those of us with internal sex organs. Motherly instinct. Babies are compact. So are the new 8 oz cans of single serving sodas. Ya know, that's not a bad idea. Less half-consumed diet vanilla cokes sitting on random household surfaces. Diet cherry vanilla Dr Pepper, mmmmm. Those tiny, grinning, skeletonish jungle inhabitants in The Mummy Returns; little spears in little hands, their heads a bit too large for their bodies, wreaking havoc, killing everything in their path... they're cute too ;-)

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

gentleman, and ladies, she is officially off the market...

hippy, idealist, one who has lost touch with reality... call me what you will

Kelly Dawn Staley, resident of Earth, has graciously accepted Life's hand in marriage. The ceremony took place this evening in The Air of Epiphany. The reception began in a certain VW bus. Music was provided by Pink Floyd. It is set to continue indefinitely. Only dishonest entities should expect trouble finding a dance partner.

It is to be an unconditionally open union. Love, honor, connect, and engage. Till death do us transcend. New experience sought, mistakes encouraged, honesty embraced, vice & virtue blurred and pondered. Leashless (unless otherwise desired ;-), limitless, expectationless. Life holds exclusive 'mine' rights to his/her/it's bride, yet welcomes all who would connect, love, and share to do so enthusiastically and without caution. The couple's capacity for outward connection: boundless. Dedication to forthright communication: unmoving.

Comments, congrats, and complaints are welcomed with warm understanding below. Speak now, speak later, or speak never. Those who find themselves unable to attend will be missed, but understood.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Buddha is my co-pilot

can't pick one...

...sunset in Virginia

and besides you get to see one of the friendly trucks my bus loves so much

yummy corn fritters and chicken salad

the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, TN (one of the only diamonds in the commercialized rough)

the Smoky Mountains

spring hasn't quite sprung, but they were breath taking nonetheless

the lovely south...

didn't get many good pics but Boston, FL was a quaint, quiet, quality detour

not sure how accurate it is, but I came across this whilst double checking my spelling of quaint :-P enjoyed it... southernisms

A few things I found amusing along the way...

I simply had to turn around for this one.

wonderful view eh?

Georgia... they are everywhere and they "ain't comin' down!" didn't they vote for GW????


trail magic...

I hiked the first Georgia mile to Springer Summit! GA to ME next year this time? hmmm :-)

the view

Saturday, April 02, 2005

the wander lust...

has morphed into a fired up puppy waiting for a treat. Destination: Northish ;-)

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

so what do ya think? mood indigo :-D

The Salvador Dali Museum

also check out this fabulous online Dali Gallery
The whole website is an amazing Dali resource.

The exibit Revealing Dali included 4 sections. I spent most of my time in...

"God" - mostly classics, catholic Dali (bah) but of course amazingly done, and they included Profanation of the Host, yay!

"Perception" - his surrealist period, fun fun! My fav was 'Paranoia'?, but evidently I'm either remembering the name wrong or have no web searching skills because I can't find it anywhere... probably the former.

I was also drawn to a drawing of Leda and the Swan which I can't find anywhere either! If I do, I'll post it. It is a rather aggressive interpretation, perhaps a little too risque for the www? (sarcasm :-|)

and Suez ...death...

couldn't take pictures inside so here's the outside :-P

lizard face off (the little guy just ate a worm... vicious bugger)
the trolly was cool :-)
now what is Kelly thinking.... ?

Monday, March 28, 2005

oh yeah!

dolphins! or at least the tips of dolphin fins...

and the not so little muchkin and I actually kayaking in sync!

a new, much larger toy for bedtime on the road...

meet harold! ;-)

grace was always a strong suit of mine...

getting in the kayak...

falling in the water (note the foot)...

grabbing Aaron's giggling head :-)

Sunday, March 27, 2005

If you were to...

choose a partner for The Amazing Race, who would you choose?

A tip of my hat to those of you who don't watch reality TV.

A brief description: The Amazing Race is a reality show that sends several pairs of people to different locations around the world. The first pair to reach the last destination first wins 1 million dollars. They are given air fare and a small amount of money, and often times within one country the means of travel is a task (such as herding llamas into a pen in exchange for a ride from the herders). They also eliminate pairs that check in last at certain locations along the way. So serious these people are and such bickering. *sigh*

Oh yes! I thought it would be fun to play the 'If' game whilst I'm traveling. Feel free to toss if questions back at me. You know you wanna play... 'tis fun! ;-)

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Patience is a virtue...

or so they tell me.

I've got no kayak pics and my evening is booked! The film 'Alice's restaurant' is waiting beside my crochet hook and half a hat. Hell yeah! Pretty sure that Ryan suffered through all 19 minutes of the song to enjoy my enjoyment :-)

Obie said he was going to put us in the cell.
Said, "Kid, I'm going to put you in the cell, I want your wallet and your belt."
And I said, "Obie, I can understand you wanting my wallet so I don't have any money to spend in the cell, but what do you want my belt for?"
And he said, "Kid, we don't want any hangings."
I said, "Obie, did you think I was going to hang myself for littering?"
Obie said he was making sure, and friends Obie was, cause he took out the toilet seat so I couldn't hit myself over the head and drown, and he took out the toilet paper so I couldn't bend the bars, roll the toilet paper out the window, slide down the roll and have an escape.

What a good pick Mr. James :-) Grassyass!

Arlo Gutherie rocks!

Friday, March 25, 2005

Let's see if...

I can actually keep this up to date :-)

I figure this may be the most efficient way to share pictures, thoughts, and random reminders of my continued existence for those of you with short memories. Oh wait, thats me! (with the short memory ;-)

I'll be gettin' kayaking pics up tomorrow. After losing my last camera to the Gulf of Mexico, I decided not to tempt Hermes, Loki, Coyote or whoever else might find it funny to sink a second one. So Mary took pics :-) The Rupert and Tiger series will begin soon as well!


visitin' with the FL fam

and people wonder where I get it...

Aaron is now an aspiring photographer... caught Sam and I cuddling after a bit of hirgana practice... kawaii :-)

Aaron conquered the cold water!

cactuses & rocks!

The open road at long last... yay!