photo day!

February 7, 2015

max and pumpkin on the way to the bat bridge

I really love this photo — despite the fact, looking at it now, it is clear I need to burn those pants.

That is me and Pumpkin walking through Austin to the Bat Bridge.

Photo by :::Chesher:::

 

 

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This is —

My favorite Christmas story ever.


 

When in Doubt, Throw Hard Candy
[AKA The Santa from Hell]

— by Toni McGee Causey

When the kids were little — I think Jake was three and Luke was seven — Christmas felt like it was going to be slim. Make that downright anorexic. So I was looking for a way to bring a little fun into the season, something that wouldn’t cost much.

I had a brilliant idea. [I should come with a warning label: If brilliant idea occurs, step way-the-hell back for your own safety.]

Anyway. The idea was to have someone play Santa at our house for a pre-Christmas visit. We’d invite all the neighbor kids and their parents and each family would bring a gift for their child ahead of time. I’d hide the gifts away and squirrel them to our Santa, who would come in the house with lots of Ho Ho Hos and joy and jovial warmth and after regaling the kids with whatever it is Santas regale kids with, he’d give out the presents. There would be hot chocolate and apple cider, a beautifully lit Christmas tree in the background. Maybe even singing, if the kids wanted to sing. We would be so sappy, Hallmark would sue. Or throw up, but whatever, it was going to be great.

When I write it out like that, it sounds like a very nice day, doesn’t it? It really does seem normal and sane and I should have known that in my world, “normal” and “sane” do not apply.

:::continue reading:::

 


*Wondering where to get those sassy hard candy planet lollipops? Okay so you are officially a solid geek but no worries go :::here:::

 

from the file "moving convo's with friends

#freecheese

November 24, 2014

 

Mouse in Maze
 
If Facebook insists on conducting these “social experiments” I say we all riot for free cheese.

[All lab animals are entitled to free cheese, dammit!]

[I am partial to Baby Swiss, myself.]

Also I have our fight song:  Anatole!  Anatole!  Anatole!

 


*PS:  Also my friend Timothy pointed out it would be inhumane to offer cheese without wine and crackers.  Free cheese AND wine and crackers for everyone!  Anatole!  Anatole!  Anatole!

 


:::FACEBOOK EXPERIMENTS ON USERS:::

#FREECHEESE

 

 

baby_feetIn news completely unrelated to regular goings on at AFW, Celluloid Blonde and all things Max — My assistant Cris is the proud new father of a baby girl.  Welcome to the world, Baby Cici.  Yay!

 


*PS:  I have no Cici photos yet so am nabbing a cute baby pic off the internet and risking internet gods fury to do it, don’t judge me.

 

 

before the storm

November 1, 2014

max adams, driskill, goof

That is Driskill before the storm.

This is Driskill during the storm:

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*Photos by Chesher Cat
*There are more fun AFF photos :::here:::

 

best photo of the festival

October 31, 2014

 

Honorary 5150 Member Pumpkin the Dog with Jon Stewart.

Pumkin the Dog with Jon Stewart, AFF 2014

 

photo day!

October 27, 2014

 Okay I have not been good about getting photos this year [bad me] but here after a hard week festivaling, [yes, I made that word up, roll with it], Sunday night after the bars close: Max Adams, Chesher Cat, Vivi Gregg, Jennifer Mulligan, Kent Williams, and Cathy Rescher, AFF 2014

 

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And, selfies grabbed at Driskill before people headed for their planes [yeah, I am last minute like that too, ahhh!]:  David Gardner & Max Adams;  Jennifer Mulligan & Max Adams:

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welcomeMax’s Good Hostess Checklist:

  1. Stock some sort of breakfast snack. In fact, stock some sort of food, period.
  2. Capture the prehistoric bug in the bathroom I have an armistice with. “Here Godzilla! Here Godzilla! Come to Max! Pay no attention to the super sized Tupperware container I am hiding behind my back….”
  3. Stock enough coffee beverages I will not have impulse to attack guest with sharp objects for cutting into Max coffee rations.
  4. Dust off the real toothpaste. [Others apparently do not tolerate baking soda tooth shenanigans well. This was brought to my attention when one house guest screamed and started foaming at the mouth.]
  5. Wash towels in laundry [and also washcloths]. Apparently linens growling and levitating are disturbing to guests.
  6. Stock some primary beverage other than Diet Coke? [Surely not, who in their right mind does not rely on Diet Coke as a primary source of hydration?]
  7. Bleach purple shampoo rings out of bathtub.
  8. Check stored sheets and pillows for “air fresh” quality. [Wash if “air fresh” quality went south in 2012.]
  9. Do dust bunny check. [Not everyone gives dust bunnies nicknames and cute outfits and stages wrestling matches.]
  10. Double check refrigerator for mystery alien visitors. [Some people whimsically refer to those visitations as “vegetables gone bad” but I cannot be fooled, THOSE are alien life forms.]

 

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