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The Indefinite Article.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

check out my new job...

I buy stuffed animals.....take their eyes off...and sew on these great blue eyes....it's Art....I'll make millions!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Book Project

Hey Everyone,

I'm looking for some photographers and artists to work with on a book proposal about imaginary urban landscapes. I'd like to work with photographers who can take actual photos of Times Square, roof gardens with great skyline views, the Statue of Liberty, etc. and then manipulate those images in Photoshop to create imaginary landscape details with me. I have lots of ideas I'd like to discuss in greater detail along with some mock-up images I've already created and I would be open if my collaborators had ideas of their own. I would be writing essays to go along with the photos based on my experiences in urban landscaping.

Would any of you be interested in working on this? It would be helpful if you already had photos of your own of some of these places for the proposal -- and if we get the book deal, then an advance would help pay for possible trips to nyc or other cities to take more photos and work together in greater detail.

I'm also interested in working with artists (Anthony will be one, of course) who feel inspired to create imaginary paintings, sketches, etc. so please let me know if any of you are interested in that as well. Also, please give me your e-mail addresses so we can discuss. Thanks!

Step 1, Remember to Register to Vote

The recent dem party fluff about "experience" started me thinking about Bill Richardson for President. Unfortunately, there are no events within a hundred miles of 77007. Are electoral politics such that Democrats totally write off Texas? Obama has nothing going on in Texas, Clinton does but isn't very interesting to me, but more interesting than Edwards, who I totally forgot about until I checked in with Wikipedia.

Wikipedia also brought out an interesting factor: age. Among the democrats and republicans most were born during the 1940's. Since most presidents are younger than their predecessors (GWB a scant month older than WJC), are the "youth" of the pack, Obama, Edwards and Huckabee at an advantage?

Also, if Biden wins, will he open up a Scranton branch of the White House?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Replacing the Leaking Garbage Disposal

Had to do a little repair work this afternoon - the garbage disposal had been leaking. Once carol removed all the items from down below the water damaged wood revealed the extent of it. Ugh. Luckily, replacing a garbage disposal is really not that difficult. Kill the power at the breaker; remove the unit from the power; disconnect from the plumbing; rotate it off the mounting ring at the sink; take to home depot and buy a (slightly) better one; come home and do it all backwards.

If i wanted to modify my plumbing, i could have bought a much quieter, more powerful version than the Insinkerator, but seeing as how i didn't want to spend all afternoon doing this - i went with the same brand (same hookup) and popped it back in in 15 minutes. 3 year In-home warranty.

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving Everyone

Thanksgiving Day
Originally uploaded by killy

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!

I am thankful to have such a wonderful community of friends like y’all. It has been great knowing you all these years!!!!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"Victor Hugo once got so mad he threw a baseball through a dog"

can’t sleep so reading these


Monday, November 19, 2007

Camping Camping

adolfo and amber share a moment
Originally uploaded by ultrakickgirl

We went camping this weekend - Amber Adolph Chloe Killy Adolfo Paola and I - it was a wonderful time - the temperature was perfect and we got a little rain - but the whole experience was refreshing - adolfo really enjoyed his sleeping bag - he wanted to sleep in it in his room - killy got a nice sized tent so we may end up sleeping in our back yard on occasion - it was Adolfo's and Paola's first time camping and they both had a good time - my favorite part was the breakfast - what's wrong with me?!?! i'm already planning a stew for next year...

Camping Angels

Originally uploaded by Amber & Adolph

Adolfo and Paola went on their first camping trip - Brazos Bend State Park - it was a wonderful time - Thanks to Adolph and Amber for helping mark this memorable occasion - next year i want to make some sort of evening firepit stew with wild mushrooms (of course i will get them at central market or whole foods or something) - also next year we will plan this better so we can take advantage of all the state park has to offer - maybe one day we can enjoy a two day camping trip - thanks guys

Sunday, November 18, 2007

BackYard Engineering with Adolfo Fidel Chavez IV - Extra Support

My son amazes me completely. This afternoon, he was driving me nuts, so i sent him to the backyard to play. He noticed that Carol's father had propped up our Rosemary tree. So Adolfo decided to do the same to my Lemon tree.

These photos are after the fact; he is explaining to us why he did what he did. I was cleaning up in the kitchen and carol was sorting laundry - Adolfo comes in from outside tracking wet and mud and says, "mama, come look what i did." Carol follows him and i started a moist towel to clean up his tracks.

Carol comes back inside, "Killy, come look at what your son" Incredible. Just look at the knot. What is most amazing to me is that Carol's father just propped up the Rosemary with a wooden stick - he did nothing with rope and a stake (and a 2x4 for extra support!)


Huckabee may have gotten an endorsement from Chuck Norris

But I’m voting for whoever this guy endorses….


Thursday, November 15, 2007

support the kids

Well I am not much for the REN fest stuff...but Chella's school was doing a fund raiser booth at the "Feast of the Hunters Moon" out here in West Lafayette. Well you gotta support 'em when they need you....so we jumped right in...both feet.

what I learned in school today

she loves her daddy and she looks cute in pink (and those darn socks
never stay on)


Here is a link a militant friend sent about governmental changes going on .....not sure what to make of it.

Top 25 censored stories of 2008


Monday, November 12, 2007

The Final Style

The Final Style
Originally uploaded by killy
Paola got her first haircut this weekend.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Diana Made A Movie

Hey, check it out, D made a movie!


Originally uploaded by TaggartCojanSorensen
carmen pulled her first "I am wide awake at 3:30am and want to be
cute" last night. now I'm understanding the no sleep concept. she
finally fell asleep on my chest at 5:30 and decided to sleep in for
our sake. let us just say they are cute for a reason!
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