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I told my dog today was Halloween – here's his reaction

Ha, that face says it all, doesn’t it? Much to my surprise, Rocky seems to like wearing clothing. On the other hand, this Batman costume comes with a headpiece that none of our dogs will wear – not that I blame them. I do wish they’d make these costumes more like t-shirts, though. If it’s the right size, it’s surprisingly easy to get a dog into a t-shirt.

Anyway, Happy Halloween!

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Suburban Sunset

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I don’t think this photo could be any more Bergen County, New Jersey unless I Photoshopped a victorious high school sports team in there. You’ve got trees, a mall, rush hour traffic – [sniffle] it’s beautiful.

“Winter is coming.”

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I may have Game of Thrones on the brain. Hard to tell…

Something's bugging me… (spoiler alert, it's an amazing spider, man!)

This spider has set up residence in the garage above the garbage cans. It’s probably a good spot for him… cycle of life, I guess. He’s welcome to stay there and do spider things until he gets too crazy with the web – then I’m bringing that knucklehead outside to be an amazing spider in the bushes.

Something's bugging me… (spoiler alert, it's a moth)

I know there’s nothing in the photo for scale, but trust me when I tell you that this moth is at least two inches long. Seriously, On the real, For Real – whatever you prefer. It’s a really big moth. I first noticed the moth when the beating of his wings started knocking things over in the kitchen. The damn house shook when he landed on the wall.

So I’m saying the moth is big.

Television Reflection Photography – doggy style

Sometimes, the sun hits a tube television in just the right way and you get a great mirror effect, which I was able to utilize in this photo of Maggie, our resident golden retriever. If you’re in the right place at the right time of day and have a tube television in the right spot, this is a fun thing to play with!

Olive Oil Smiley Face


No, not the Popeye character – it’s actual olive oil in a pan shaped like a smiley face. Sometimes, life just works out like that… or, I’m so powerful that even cooking products bend themselves to my will.
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Paper Mohawk Wig is a thing that exists

While wandering around the urban wasteland that is any Target store, Dr. Girlfriend and I came across this Paper Mohawk Wig. I suppose one never knows when they’ll need to have such an item on hand and five bucks sounds like a fair price, but I passed up this impulse purchase opportunity.

I may live to regret that decision…

Happy Easter 2014

Sorry I’m late on my Easter Wishes for everyone. I hope you had a fun day, full of Batman Easter Eggs, Bunny Cakes and maybe even watching Easter Parade… but not Hop. I cannot stress that enough – do not watch Hop.

While the candy on the top of the cake is probably not vegan, the cake itself certainly is, featuring multi-colored coconut on top! This is my mom taking it to the next level after her first success (see the above ‘Bunny Cake’ link). It was both beautiful and delicious! The cake recipe comes from the giant Veganomicon cookbook.

What's in a name? Nothing. Especially if you're selling tea.

In Act 2, scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare writes:

Juliet
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father, and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

Romeo
[Aside.] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

Juliet

’Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself though, not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O! be some other name:
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name;
And for that name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.

Ya see, that’s all fancy talk for "You can all "chocolate" "dog shiz" and it won’t alter the taste; chocolate tastes like chocolate no matter what you call it.

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