Monday, May 11, 2009

Privacy Setting: High!

one of the things we love most about our house is how it's entire persona lends itself to interaction with the neighborhood. this is a good thing, however you need a little something to call your own. so, while tyesha was visiting her mama for mama's day, i turned the backyard from public to private. here's a pic of the carport and the gaping hole for the whole world to see what we do in 'privacy'

hi neighbors, everybody & dog walkers galore!

i built out my first wall ever, then hung the corrugated steel.

here i am...reasoning.
...and this....this is the grand ultimate culmination of my carpentry skills.

now that i've done the dirty work, i'll leave the "nicing up" to my love, cause she's got that touch...
this summer, this carport will be rockin'!

Friday, May 08, 2009

I Woke Up This Mornin'

and went outta my head.

In front of my house someone painted tulips,

On an oil soaked tree that is dead.

Thank you!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Pickled Jalapenos

something about those pickled jalapenos in restaurants i just can't resist.
for me it's not far from sashimi, the way the flesh melts away as you bite into it.
my internal temperature rises, my vision blurs, my forehead, um, glistens.
so, of course, i'm going to try to make them at home.
They've been prepared and are pickling in the fridge.

blister the skins in a little oil.

pack them in a jar with a few carrots, garlic, salt & pepper.

half water, half vinegar; bring to boil and pour over to cover.
nothing left to do now but wait...
I'll let you know how they turn out.