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Jan 17

Trash or Treasure

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, January 17, 2014 in Funny Pics, Open Thread

I know next to nothing about art. I studied anthropology, not art history. History makes it more reputable, so I hear. All I know is I had to take some classes on art appreciation in order to distinguish the difference between Jackson Pollock dripping paint on canvas and ME dripping paint on canvas. You want to know the difference?

POLLOCK DID IT FIRST!!!

That’s it. You and I can drip paint all over a canvas and make it look like one of his hot messes, but it won’t fetch $40 million. Same with Picasso. Gawd, I hate that commie dickwrinkle. But I have to admit, he was an expert at reinventing the wheel. And he was famous because HE DID IT FIRST!! He did Cubism, Glassicim, Surrealism, and did it first. Georgia O’Keefe painted vulvic flowers first. Monet made impressions first. Surat made points first.

Sometimes it seems as though it’s all about being first, not necessarily about talent.

tree painting bob ross

But I do know one thing about art: I know what I like. I don’t like messes, but I do like paradoxes. I ♥ Dalí as much as I ♥ Wyeth. I like Van Gogh as much as I like Warhol. And I despise Pollock as much as I despise Picasso. It’s all relative, I suppose. It really depends on what your definition of “art” is. I know I can stand in front of a painting by Winslow Homer for hours, and barely give a passing glance to one by Edouard Manet. Yes, it’s pretty, but it doesn’t move me in any way except to get me to the other side of the gallery.

And what do y’all consider “art”? :D

Sep 27

Hot Dogging

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Food Porn, Open Thread

Hot dogs are an American staple. Most everyone likes them. When we lived in Germany, it was one of the preferred gifts to give the locals. That along with Oreos™, marshmallows, and motor oil. Hey, with the price of motor oil at over 25 Euros PER LITER, it made a great gift. Trust me. Anyway, one thing that has always bothered me is what people put on the hot dog. Personally, I never understood why people used ketchup. It seems wrong to me.

hot-dogs

And the variety of toppings just floors me. I prefer chili cheese dogs, but one friend likes sauerkraut. One kid likes mustard ONLY. Hubby piles on relish and mustard. And a friend of my son’s likes the Chicago style with a whole pickle and other crap. My cousin only puts diced tomatoes on hers. My dad thinks they are the food of the devil, though.

So, how do y’all fix your hot dog? And I don’t mean taking your Dachshund to the vet ;)

Aug 13

Small Hiatus

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in holiday, Social

This week I am hosting the Glorious Lemur King and his family, so I am not blogging as usual. But some of y’all may be wondering what we have done, so….

This is where we went:

aquarena boat

AQUARENA SPRINGS

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OBVIOUS….

And today we shall be going here:

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NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS

And after that, we shall tour the Alamo and the Riverwalk.

And after that, we shall rest. Maybe. I’m a bit fuzzy right now.

Anyway, hope to be back here soon. I’m off to go gawk at the new electric smoker the Lemurs have been kind enough to gift us. Ta ta for now!! :D

Aug 9

Bugging Out

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, August 9, 2013 in Open Thread

I have been rather impressed with the amount of TV fare out there centering on survivalist skills and preparing for the End Times™. I also had no idea his name was Bear Grillis. Anyway, lately the family has been talking about stuff like making our own stone oven, and digging wells. And one thing lead to another, and now we are packing BOBs.

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Click to embiggenify.

So, my friends, what else would you place in the bag? Besides duct tape and WD-40™, I mean ;)

UPDATE!!

Some of you are commenting on the pic once you embiggenify. If you could also comment at the post, that would be great :D

Jul 6

Your Eyes, They Will Bleed

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Funny Pics, Teh Funny

Because someone has to do it.

michelle obama icky armpits

Now that I have scared you shitless from the interwebnets, go enjoy the day.

AFTER you scrub your retinas with Drano™ ;)

May 31

Armchair Tourism

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, May 31, 2013 in Open Thread, Social

My father is an expert at armchair tourism. He loves, LOVES to see the wonders of the world.

He just hates to travel.

For a long time, he would order the Reader’s Digest™ specialty books on travel, like the one on the Egyptian pyramids, the lost civilizations, etc. He hoarded the National Geographic magazines for years. I think I still have a few issues from the 70′s that he passed on to me. Then with the advent of video, he never looked back.

armchair-travel

I have done a bit of traveling thanks mostly to the US Army, but I am realistic enough to know I will never see it all. There are some things I am satisfied with watching on the Travel Channel. I never, EVER want to go to the Himalayas. It’s not the Yeti. Hell, that’s the attraction. It’s the freakin’ SNOW!! But there are some places I must see before I die. Macchu Pichu, Chichen Itza, Petra, those are all exciting locales. But there are some less exciting too, like Adrian, TX: the midpoint on Route 66. But for now, I am content to watch my travels from the comfort of my sofa.

So, what places are y’all content to see on TV, and which do you need to see up close and personal? And if anyone says “The Alamo”, that had better be on the the latter list, and not the former ;)

Apr 21

Hubble’s 23rd Birthday!!

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Awesomeness, Last Frontier

And we get the present!

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular new image of an iconic nebula to celebrate its 23 years of peering deep into the heavens.

The Hubble observatory, which launched on April 24, 1990, captured the Horsehead Nebula in infrared light, peering through obscuring veils of dust to reveal the object’s hidden features.

I don’t know….doesn’t look like a horse’s head to me. Looks like a man with his back turned towards me, his arms out, and head looking down. Like a Calvin Klein astronomy ad.

Hope y’all have a great Sunday!!

Jul 13

Today Will Suck for Someone

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Open Thread, Teh Funny

Because it’s Friday the 13th!!

I’m not a superstitious person by any stretch. I do have my *ahem* cautions, though. But they have more to do with common sense than with superstition. For example, I won’t go into an abandoned building, not because of the fear of Jason wanting to try out his new Henkels™ knife, but because I don’t want the place falling down on me. I like black cats, I have no problem walking under a ladder, I have broken my share of mirrors, and I do believe I have opened umbrellas inside the house. On top of that, I have stepped on cracks and my mother’s back is as strong as ever.

I do wonder if my kids have stepped on cracks, though, because my back sure is screwed up.

Are there any superstitions that y’all observe out of habit? Or perhaps out of fear?? :D

Jun 3

Because I’m a Very Nosey Parker

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Open Thread, Randomness

It’s Sunday, I’m bored, and y’all need entertainment.

The first time I read this my four words were “Happy”, Genuine”, “Patient”, and “Elegant”.

Yes, I think it’s full of shit, too ;)

Jun 1

The Language of Flowers

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, June 1, 2012 in Nature, Open Thread

When I was very young, my grandmother taught me one of the languages of flowers. I say one, because she taught me the Catalán version and apparently there is an English version as well as a French one. She always enjoyed flowers, and had a huge garden full of geraniums out from, vivid red ones, because it meant “Folly”.

She was a very sarcastic woman.

She also never allowed Dahlias to be near her, for they meant “Death”. When she passed away, my uncle brought a wreath of Dahlias to her wake, and loudly told her as she laid in her casket that now was the perfect time for Dahlias, at which point everyone laughed and cheered. My grandmother would have appreciated that, I’m sure.

When I married, my mother made pretty much all of the arrangements. The only thing I requested, aside from the flavor of the cake, was the flowers.

I love Callas. The simple curve of the petal is hypnotic to me. My grandmother never taught me the meaning of it, probably because she didn’t think I would appreciate it, but they represent “Magnificent Beauty”. She probably thought my demeanor was more suited to a Pansy.

Pansy means “Happy”, you know!!!

What do your favorite flowers say about you? ;)