May 29, 2006

From the good…


Memorial Day flags at a local cemetery.


Riley at the Ballard Locks:





to the bad…

Ahhh! It’s George Bush, dangerously close to the boy.


You guys are probably starting to think I’m staging these photos, but I swear to god this was in the bathroom today while the drywallers wrapped up the last of their work.


Sooo, after taking care of, uh, matters at hand, a satisfying smoke to reward oneself for a job well done? Jesus.


to the utterly unexplainable…

Spotted during a drive through our neighborhood. What. The. HELL?


Also, because this one’s too good not to share, an overtired and punch-drunk baby going crazy over a granola bar wrapper. Haaaaaaa!


20 Responses to “Things I saw over the weekend”

  1. Lesley on May 29th, 2006 10:00 pm

    Riley’s laughter is infectious. I want whatever he’s having.
    P.S. What’s he doing with his other arm?

    P.P.S. That is an awfully weird somethingorother on that house. Next time, take your telephoto lens.

  2. Rebecca M. on May 29th, 2006 10:27 pm

    Ahhh, if only they could stay that…easily entertained.

  3. Katie on May 29th, 2006 10:39 pm

    Ummm…I think you have aliens as neighbors. At least the boy is perfect!

  4. Sonia(DDM) on May 29th, 2006 11:24 pm

    The clip of Riley giggling over the wrapper is TOO cute! My son, at 5 years old, still giggles about crinkled wrappers, or hands wiping over nylon/canvas/parachute material. Maniacal giggles.

    On the, uh, wall climber in your neighbor’s house? Hmmm. It could be…a….er….um…..Igiveup.

  5. Jo on May 30th, 2006 3:11 am

    Riley’s laugh is just too too cute :)

  6. gypsy on May 30th, 2006 6:15 am

    Careful, love… There have been 17 documented cases of George Dub’yas televised face actually burning the retinas of animals and young children. (though I’m pretty sure he blamed Muslim homosexshuls.)

  7. victoria on May 30th, 2006 8:49 am

    I think you ought to post a poll soliciting opinions as to what is going on in the last photo. Here’s mine: person using in-home device that facilitates unusual sexual positions. (We can’t see his/her partner.)

  8. Mona on May 30th, 2006 9:19 am

    How about taking some pre-emptive action like filling your house with Skoal cans and lube tubes before the contractors get there? Let the hilarity ensue!

  9. Keri on May 30th, 2006 9:26 am

    Eh? I cannot figure out for the life of me what the HELL your neighbor was doing! The person looks like a naked astronaut floating around in a gravity-zero room. I know this picture is gonna burn in my mind until the riddle is solved…think you have the guts to ask your neighbor what they were doing? Tee-hee!

  10. Annie on May 30th, 2006 9:56 am

    I watched the clip of Riley with my one year old in my lap. Sam thought it was the funniest thing ever. He giggled right along with Riley. He, too, loves any sort of crinkly paper or wrapper.

    At least the items being left by the contractors are getting slightly less creepy. Tobacco beats lube any day. Maybe you could leave a request list taped to the bathroom mirror, or better yet, a grocery and cleaning list. See if you can get some extra work out of them.

  11. Sundry on May 30th, 2006 10:13 am

    Ha, a grocery list – I love it.

    Okay, as for the mysterious floating person? It’s a mannequin. Does that make it less creepy – OR MORE?

  12. MommyMaki on May 30th, 2006 10:36 am

    The pic with the flags is very beautiful. The boy is so sweet sounding.

    Something weird in the water in your area? Crew workers leaving weird stuff behind and your neighbors doing weird stuff. Hilarious.

  13. Susie on May 30th, 2006 10:42 am

    Oh, yes! Babies laughing over seemingly normal things. Our little one decided this past weekend, when Papa was changing his diaper and took off his little jeans and flailed them about that that was just about the funniest thing he’d ever seen. Giggles abounded.

    Too cute.

    As for your neighbours, perhaps they have this


    Notice it *is* out of stock.


  14. missbanshee on May 30th, 2006 1:02 pm

    EEEEEEEEEE!!!! Keep Dubya away from that sweet boy!!! That man is scarier than bird flu….

  15. Ang on May 30th, 2006 2:17 pm

    Love love love the pictures! I agree with Mona–you should leave stuff in there for the contractors to find. Like, maybe some Tucks and a pack of matches.

  16. Donna on May 30th, 2006 2:25 pm

    I think you should tell the contractors/foreman that, in light of all the things being left behind, you’re starting a Lost and Found box for any future misplaced items and they can be claimed upon proper identification. . .

  17. Lesley on May 30th, 2006 4:58 pm

    There are several houses where I live that have oddly decked out mannequins in their windows. I’m guessing that artists live there. One guy has a silhouetted mannequin he rotates from window to window…I’m guessing he thinks it helps with security (thieves will think someone is home?). If I were him, I’d just have an enormous dog bowl/bone on the front porch.

    Maybe it’s a west coast thing. I’m in Vancouver, BC.

  18. CartwheelsAtMidnight on May 30th, 2006 6:45 pm

    Mannequins = More Creepy. Way.

    Riley = Infectious Laughter. Seriously. I’m pretty pissy tonight and he just made me laugh. Well done, Baby!

  19. Meg on May 31st, 2006 8:57 am

    Those are some really great photos! Thanks for sharing… The baby is getting sooo big!

  20. Chris Yoakam on January 14th, 2007 2:15 am

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