22 2 / 2013
meet Ingmar Birdman. a serious pet i should know.
Ingmar belongs to my pal Maryam. they live together in portland, oregon.
from peeking at their photos, Ingmar and Maryam seem to do little else except look cute and eat snacks - which if i had to imagine my ideal life, it would probably look a lot like that.
as a child, i had a number of birds as pets. they all seriously sucked. like the worst pets i could imagine. they were certainly less smelly than the turtle i weaseled my parents into letting us have but the birds were jerks. squawking and squeaking at all hours and being dumb and only kinda cute. so when i saw that Maryam adopted a bird, i hoped that she wasn’t setting herself up for a life of near torture.
well, it doesn’t seem to be that way. look at this birdy…
eating berries (or murdering people)?
jumping in a mason jar (i LOVE mason jars)…
brushing teeths (or beaks)…
after seeing these pics, i am starting to think that getting a little bird buddy might not be that bad of an idea, especially if he looks that cute. i mean i am not gonna do it, but you certainly can.
i have always heralded Maryam as the best bellwether i know - maybe she is on to something with these birds.
that being said, Maryam - you are still my thrift store/vintage scavenger nemesis. xoxo.
22 2 / 2013
22 2 / 2013
my Grandpa is hands down, above and beyond the best and coolest person that i know.
name one person you know that cruises around in an old school porsche while wearing leather gloves and listening to paul simon.
do you know anyone that cuts the grass on a riding lawnmower while drinking a gin martini?
has anyone ever built you a teeter-totter as big as a semi-truck from scratch?
like i said, most awesome person.
at christmas this year i discovered that my Grandpa, despite their limited exposure to each other, has charmed one of the newest members of our family - Erie.
Erie usually acts like a maniac at my parents’ loud and packed house. he gallops around and barks and sits on laps when he’s not invited. no one is ever able to calm him down, until Grandpa showed up on christmas.
take a peek at that pic! Erie is so calm and happy and smiley. cuddled up to Gramps and hanging out.
in my dreams i see Erie hanging out of the sunroof of Grandpa’s car while the two of them are cruising to the cottage to cut the grass.
i hope dreams come true.
04 12 / 2012
working in midtown manhattan totally sucks.
there are too many tourists.
too many suits.
too many Times Squares.
too many Penn Stations.
too few dogs.
when you’re in brooklyn or any other place in the city you see people walking their dogs all the time. in midtown? nope. it’s like a dog-free zone - and therefore the saddest place on earth.
everyday i wish that we had an office dog. even if he was ugly i would be okay with that. i would put him to work in between cuddling. he could be my intern. he would probably wear a suit.
in my preliminary vetting today i decided that i would probably hire this guy because he seems VERY professional and already has a wide variety of work attire. take a look….
the only problem with the guy pictured above is that he looks a little TOO put together and career oriented - like he might be such a go-getter that he gets promoted over me. if i get that impression on the first day, well i am going to hire this slouch instead…
30 11 / 2012
has anyone even been wondering that?
answer: i got a new job and actually have things to do now so i haven’t had time to post. sorry to everyone that reads this blog while you are at work and have nothing to do. to my
unemployed freelance friends: you’re the worst.
why haven’t i gotten a bunch of calls/emails/texts telling me that everyone needs some cute weird pet pics in their life?
i guess you guys are all reading buzzfeed now and don’t need this garbage anymore.
whatevs. cute pets are still roaming the streets and Erie isn’t going anywhere anytime soon so get ready for more of his antics.
anyways, i found this video today - it is great. i thought before that i was pretty happy that Obama is president but now i am CERTAINLY happy that he is president and has this awesome and hilarious dog.
here’s hoping i remember how to embed stuff and don’t screw this up….
15 6 / 2012
so this might be a little over-exposed right now, seeing that the TODAY show caught on and that is how i discovered this video this morning, but i really don’t give a shit.
this video is great and cute and incorporates corgis and the hottest of all hot pop tracks.
good? no. it’s amazing.
also, not only does the corgi remind me of Erie but the big doggie reminds me of my most favorite dog ever, Mulligan and the kitty looks like Alexis’ Rudy (or whatever that cat’s name is this week) and Maggie’s Penny.
the only thing that i don’t like about this video is that Erie isn’t in it. he is SO much cuter than any regular old pembroke corgi. and i know he is a much better actor.
10 6 / 2012
28 5 / 2012