Monthly Archives: March 2011

Not Mere Cats


I get to do an independent study in ‘experimental bookmaking and screenprinting’ this quarter and while planning it today I had a REVELATION: meerkats. Eggsellent.

I’m way stoked it’s going to be Fun with a capital F.

Family meerkats

Baby meerkats

Congested meerkat

I’m on my spring break at ze moment and I’m spending it going to yoga, planning my ISP, watching Masterpiece Classics on Netflix, and blasting tunes through the empty house. Not a whole lot going on. Ooh wait I did take Scott’s front wheel to the bike hospital this morning to replace it’s crunched axle and skewer, that was exciting. I had to take a nap afterward it was so exciting. I have never been so content to be bored as I am right now. Iz berry nice.

Snippet of soundtrackage: SPRING BREAK 2011 E. MYRTLE GOIN BUCKWILD Leisure Suit edition:

Jovi Rockwell – Rizzla

Das Rascist – You Oughta Know

Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues

Tennis – Marathon

Naughty By Nature – Feel Me Flow

Those Dancing Days – I’ll Be Yours

'I smiled last time.'

SO. I am happy. I really REALLY hope that you are, too. And I hope your spring is off to a wonderful start! Mine is for sure.

Lots of warm balmy* spring time love from the Belli!


P.S. Did yall see the moon a couple nights ago? HUGE! Totally incredible.

*50 degrees and SUNNAYYYYY babaayyyy


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Chompy Ringos

I have compiled a list. It is the Official Frances Helen Canine Red Cross Certified Dead Week Survival Checklist. Here is the list:

1. Citrus fruits and carrots Orange plant foods.

2. The two couches in the living room that are ideally situated to allow simultaneous recline-age, foot elevation, and homework do-age, and still have enough room to accommodate my very advanced filing system AND multiple coffee cups.

3. Peppy girl pop on repeat:

Oh Land – White Nights

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers

Kimbra – Settle Down

Oh Land – We Turn It Up

Melanie Safka – I’ve Got A Pair of Brand New Rollerskates

4. This surprisingly awesome apple cinnamon tea I found in the tea pile in the kitch. I don’t know how long it has been on the shelf but it’s hecka tasty and caffeine-free, which means I can have a hot beverage by my side at all times and still go to sleep at a reasonable hour.

5. My blankie.

Also, we are having a potluck tomorrow in my Culture and Ecology of Mesoamerica class so Kelsey and I are making chiles rellenos, jamaica (refreshing pink hibiscus beverage pronounced ha-MY-ka), AND I got these cucumber-chili flavored lollipops called Pica Pepinos that I think will be a hit. I was going to get the Chompy Ringos but they were pina and chamay flavored and I didn’t know what chamay was and also I really needed to know what a cucumber-chili lollipop tasted like. Plus this way I can get my cucumber fix AND my chili fix all in one convenient green lollipop, so I’m really feeding two birds with one cracker. I haven’t actually tried one yet cause I’m not tryin to be that girl that eats her potluck offering before she even walks in the door, but I’ll let you know.

Alright Ima go do something scholarly a.k.a. something that gets me school credit a.k.a. not this blog.

I love you.

-Frances Helen Canine

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