Monday, November 26, 2012

I know I said I'd post some stuff from the flea.  But its turned out to be one of THOSE WEEKENDS..  anyway... here we are..   a vintage 50's TV light / clock that is musty too cool to be true, ( not in my booth, but its only 30 bucks,  and some pointy toed custom boots from Mexico.  There's a whole subculture around those pointy toes.  Really. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Well... I managed to survive thanksgiving with nothing more drastic than a minor headache.  We all gathered at many friend Hecs house and chowed down then played lotteria... which is a Mexican form of bingo.

Sunday at the flea market...  I should probably post a few pics of some of the stuff up there.  Sunday's usually have their down moments so I'm sure I'll find the time...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

You know what? 

I think Thanksgiving would be much less stressful if we could convince ourselves that the pilgrims prepared Ramen noodles and the Indians brought Twinkies.  Just saying...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Turkey Day

Howdy folks.  For some reason... I thought it would be a good idea to work on the clock at rhe flea market the day before thanksgiving.  Which means I spent three day trying to console people who we re desperately trying to find roasting pans, a decent set of dishes, and a large area rug to cover that hideous carpet in their apartment.  I came out of the experience wanting to rip my hair out. 

Regardless... i survived.  Barely.  Hope y'all have a wonderful day with family and the kind of friends who wouldn't think of noticing your carpet.  Hugs.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Holiday season is coming!  here's an appetizer thats good for suit down parties or football parties. 

You'll need some fresh jalapenos.  select largish ones, with nice firm stems, and as blemish free as possible, the TAMS are pretty
commonly available and milder than most.
You'll need a package of cream cheese, and a setup of bacon for every pepper.

Blanche the peppers quickly by dropping the whole pepper in boiling salted water for 10 to 20 seconds.  immediately cool them in cold water.

Slit the softened pepper from stem to point then use a small spoon or the tip if the knife to hollow out the membranes and seeds.  this removes a lot of the heat from the pepper and makes a small boat.

Fill each hollowed pepper with cream cheese, wrap a piece of bacon around it and bake it on a rack in the oven.  About 20 minutes at 375.  Serve as is or with ranch dressing.

To sex it up... mix the cream cheese half and half with shredded cheddar.  you can also mix in cocktail shrimp if you want...  season any way you want.  Be creative.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Its just one of those days...

So... I'm working at the flea market.  Turned out that the regular guy got a case if the stomach flu thats been going around.  ( Watch out for it... everybody who gets it says out feels like food poisoning.  For three or four days.  Ugh) 

So, I agree to cover for him.  No biggie.  And three extra money is welcome right now.  Everything is cool.

So... today, Sunday, a little boring especially since football season is going Good... until its evidently my duty to confronts customer.  You see... somebody thought out would be cool to bring his pet pot belly pig shopping. 

No... I'm afraid you can not bring pets into the store.  Nor livestock.   Breathing, nonhuman entities must leave.  Yes it is cute.  But really.  No I'm afraid so.  Yes.  In serious.  Really.    GET THE DAMN SWINE OUT OF THE DAMN STORE.  DAMMIT.

See what happens when I have to skip church?  It's not pretty.

But, the pig was cute as the dickens.

Friday, November 09, 2012


Well I can publish now. Finally.  Unfortunately... while I can see that I have comments... Icant seem to publish them yet.

Still on the job hunt.  It has its moments...  today I went to a Lowe's hardware store to apply because they had a handwritten sign inn the window that said they are hiring for three positions.

So I walk in and they point me to the kiosk because they only take applications on line.  Im thinking, " dang... I could have done this at the library.  In comfortable shoes. "   But, Im game... get on their excruciatingly slow computer... press all the buttons then it tells me that there are no jobs to apply for.  Not in this store. Or in a 50 mile radius.

So I ask the person at the desk... they say they're hiring.  I ask why the machine says they're not.

I get a shrug.

I ask if there's a paper application.

Nope they only hire through the web.

But theres no jobs listed, and it won't let me fill out an application without a listing.

So, she shrugs.  Rolls her eyes and says..."I dont know what to tell you."

See, this is kind of strange, because I know exactly what to tell her... but I'm fairly certain that she realized this because she suddenly got a panicked look and bolted...  and thats kinda how my life's been going lately...   anyway.  Hope all my blogger friends out there are gearing up for a wonderful thanksgiving.  I should be in touch a big note now that the mobile blog is working...

I dont believe it...

Finally got this blared mobile blogger to work.  Sure I won't be able to do anything too fancy but it will be nice to do SOMETHING!    Really, I'm just testing...  let's see if I can post a pic...