I was joking the other day about learning Japanese because we spent last Wednesday learning the hiragana on the ipad—but look at us, here we are a week later still at it, clocking about 20 kanji a day and up to about a hundred now. It’s fun, like learning a pretty code, or a kind [...]
Not really, but last night I dreamed that I was in Japan looking around in this numinously cute clothing store where everything was incredibly appealing, only I had not enough yen for even one item. SOB. But when I woke up, the kids and I softly chatting in bed before we had hardly opened our [...]
So. We needed to pay the property tax on the truck, which in North Carolina is linked to the truck inspection, and, turns out, in order to pass inspection the truck needed new tires. Dammit. But Paul called around and found the best deal on tires to be CostCo (a membership only mega-store I’ve never [...]
You might recall we bought a 68 Chevy short bus this summer. Well…we have reason to believe it’s…haunted.
I mean, look who is driving it.
Here, he’ll open the door for you. Go on in. Maybe.
Some of the other passengers….
Michele, a regular commenter here at mayaland, sent me this wonderful image and we discovered, quite by accident, that if you print it out, you can use it as a gameboard for your very own Epic Adventure. Woo hoo! We put little people (army men, in this case) on “the hero” in [...]
I found these pics on the camera when cleaning out the memory card, some pretty shots that I totally did not recognize. The kids finally IDed them as the local Botanical Gardens some time this summer, and with that I remembered Luc carring around the camera, taking dozens of shots. Sometimes he takes forty blurry [...]
A speedpainting—that’s right, I’m using it as a noun, but it can also be a verb—is the time-lapse video documentation of an artist at work. It can also refer to when the artist paints very fast, but that’s not what I’m talking about. In digital art a speedpainting is a capture of the artist’s screen [...]
A friend of ours is a mushroom hunter. We discovered this because at a party we held here at the yurt—and we knew it was a successful party because no one would go home—we ran out of food. Rather than panicking, our mushroom loving friend pulled Paul aside and they went out into the forest [...]
We just bought a school bus! A turquoise 1968 Chevy Short Bus, to be exact. What the–?
Here it is at its old home.
It still drives! Sort of. But for a few hundred dollars, we get a whole room to add to our compound of tiny buildings. A room on [...]
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a few greatest hits
- 2 stories, 1 joke, and a song
- the solstice from inside a sundial
- bad things come in threes. or fours. (or maybe fives?)
- the source of my power
- the way of the bento
- crafts for karma
- triple chocolate pudding goop, or, this way lies madness
- the 13 year visitation of the demon red-eyed cicada
- the yip-yips do not cause childhood obesity
- flying kids
- the power of mom’s day can melt even the most bitter of hearts, not that my heart is bitter, but it has gotten a bit crusty around the edges
- go, go, godzilla!
- welcome to mayaland's virtual macabre crawfish feast of death!
- yurts: the downside
- the emotional insanity of writing
- the incredible hulk invades the yurt
- lucille ball moment
- butterfly house
- the TOOL shed
- bikini power vs. the ratty sweater
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