Thursday, April 16, 2015

The eater of silverfish-

He lives behind the plunger.
I hope he's not a towel lunger.

I named him Sven 
and watch him creep from my perch on the porcelain. 

I almost killed him once and thought, "I can do him one better."
He has wicked legs and in memory pegs, some imaginings of master Shredder.

I have an overwhelming need
 to make sure he doesn't breed.

In my house 
like a mouse

I'll make him a sweater, 
that silverfish go getter

Sven, my friend, my leggy trout, 
YOU FREAK ME OUT! I want to shout.

And then I pout 
about Sven in my head and his clout.

He eats the silverfish in my house
and thus I tell my spouse..

Wait for the shout, 
when the guy with the clout 

goes towel hopping 
for the freakout chopping. 

It's coming. 
Therefore, I increase my humming.

"AGH! Spider, on my arm!" I splutter.
Then less flamboyently I notice. "It's a piece of moss," I mutter.

So friends who visit my house, 
we house no mouse. Just Sven the louse.

Whose crime is only catching silverfish.
"I hope he never climbs my towel" my ever so fervent wish.

Which more do I dread? The spider or the silverfish?
Off with his head! Hand me a dish!

Poor Sven of the guild silver-catcher-fish.
One day I'm sure he will go squish.

Towel lunging is his passion. 
I agree in my heart after a fashion.

I cannot release my ultimate dread,
of Sven going towel jumping in my head.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Movies and the Cheat-

Don't Miss

Delivery Man- About a man who fathers, through a sperm bank, 533 kids. They file a suit to find out his identity. It was hilarious and family friendly. 8

The Grand Seduction- This movie wasn't one I was too interested in watching, but I'm glad I did. It's about a town that tries to seduce a doctor into loving their town. I enjoyed it and thought for the most part it was very appropriate. The introduction and conclusion raised our eyebrows, but it was a fun movie overall. 7

Away From Her- A touching story about the progression of Alzheimer's disease. It was sad, but also informative. 7

Ok to Miss

Get On Up- The James Brown Story- I heard it was supposed to be good, but it was lame. Lots of inappropriate content shoved in there. I suppose it gave the impressions they wanted about James Brown, but it had a lot of confusing time warps as well. 4

Time After Time- I heard this was a classic. Perhaps I needed to watch it during the 70's to really enjoy it. I usually enjoy time traveler movies, but this was pretty lame. Sorry fans, not my fav. 3

Introducing... a baby bird, a goat, and an elephant seal

This looks like a baby bird sitting on a nut. I actually was trying to make a baby hedgehog, but it looked more like a blue bird. So I took off the pink thing under his beak and added little lacy bird legs. I forgot to take a picture of it afterwards.

This goat I made for a guy at work. Everyone always talks about getting his goat. So I made him a goat and now they're passing it around. I'm pleased with how it turned out. One of the designers from work, Dave, said they were great and I should sell them. Actually, he wants one and we're going to do some type of trade next week.

This beautiful elephant seal actually looked like the elephant guy who turns Luke in to the storm troopers on episode 6. I found out his name is Garindan. Grant, there's a middle name for Hansel.
That's the life in SLO, watching movies and making fancy animals.