Showing the single result Default sorting Sort by popularity Sort by average rating Sort by latest Sort by price: low to high Sort by price: high to low Naked Baby Relief $150.00 Add to cart No Comments Bobby Lee January 29th, 2016 “Nevermore.” Reply Professor Batty October 14th, 2016 Testing… testing… Sometimes these new-fangled web sites won’t let me comment. Reply Shoshanah Marohn October 14th, 2016 Why, hello there, Professor! I’m glad it let you post a comment. 🙂 Professor Batty October 14th, 2016 I’ll have to get a wider laptop—I can’t get the whole page at once. Reply Shoshanah Marohn October 15th, 2016 That seems like a good excuse to buy a new laptop. Shammy October 17th, 2016 More like WW1 biplane pilots….. Reply japingape October 18th, 2016 Is that Nessie or Nessie’s girlfriend? You can never tell without the underwater shot. Reply Shoshanah Marohn October 18th, 2016 You really need smell-o-vision to know for certain. Diane October 19th, 2016 Or medieval steeds! 🙂 Reply Shoshanah Marohn October 19th, 2016 That, too. Reply Kathleen Marohn October 20th, 2016 Bravo! Reply Professor Batty October 21st, 2016 Your explanation in the video took the words out of my mouth! Reply Professor Batty October 25th, 2016 Having once been in your Edenic valley in October, I concur with your sentiments. Reply japingape October 26th, 2016 Funny that you thought of Dracula. Had he been present, even as motes of dust, I believe your chickens would have been clucking in terror. He had that effect on animals. And yet women allowed him to bite their necks. Reply Professor Batty October 26th, 2016 z…z…z…z…z… Reply Gina Bina October 28th, 2016 I love this. Reply japingape October 31st, 2016 If I were the Boss Witch, I would make a spell for Trump’s penis to fall off. Then I would make a spell for Melania to fall in love with Hillary, Reply Shoshanah Marohn October 31st, 2016 Perhaps Melania already is in love with Hillary! japingape November 1st, 2016 He’s very horny for a ram that’s been castrated. Do you think he realises you did something bad to him? Reply Shoshanah Marohn November 1st, 2016 No, I think he’s just dumb. But yes, he’s just about about the horniest sheep ever. Impressive, really. It’s like he’s overcompensating. Bob Lee November 4th, 2016 This gives me an idea for a coloring book app. You pick colors and touch areas to do flood fills between the lines. You can magnify for small areas. When you’re done, it generates a GIF of your coloring session to share. The app is free – you buy the coloring books. Reply Shoshanah Marohn November 4th, 2016 Great idea! Wanna make it? Bobby Lee November 12th, 2016 Not really. Sounds like too much work. japingape November 9th, 2016 For the time being, it seems. Reply Gina Bina November 11th, 2016 Fear not. That which doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger. Reply Shoshanah Marohn November 12th, 2016 Yes, and evil doesn’t ALWAYS prevail. I just like to acknowledge it in times like these. japingape November 15th, 2016 Very ghostly, but I’m not afraid either. Reply japingape November 20th, 2016 This is good news: “both Facebook and Google have responded by cutting these sites out of their advertising networks and otherwise making their stories harder to find.” Compiling a list of fake news sites is also a good idea. Reply Shoshanah Marohn November 20th, 2016 Yes, it is good they are cracking down. Reply japingape November 23rd, 2016 I’ve heard myths of dog heads and bull heads, but never of deer heads…until now. You should warn the poor creature…send him a letter starting “Dear Mr Deer”. Reply Shoshanah Marohn November 23rd, 2016 I went out in the night tonight. I saw something, out there, and immediately thought “DeerMan!” But it wasn’t. Reply Shoshanah Marohn November 23rd, 2016 I could write him a letter, but where to address it? Reply abeerfortheshower November 24th, 2016 “No, that’s not a washing machine. That’s just the cat’s new bed. Very chic, right?” Reply Shoshanah Marohn November 24th, 2016 I guess it depends on your perspective. Stupid cat. Reply Diane November 25th, 2016 Bwahahaha! We blame everything on Muffy! Bad Muffy! (She’s been chasing birds in Heaven for 17 years now!) Reply japingape November 27th, 2016 Typically cattish behaviour – always looking for a better observation point. Reply jono51 November 27th, 2016 That’s one strong kitty! Reply Marca November 29th, 2016 Hilarious. Thanks for some levity. Reply japingape November 29th, 2016 It’s a depressing thought but what about Bill Gates? He ain’t stupid and he’s no fan of Voldemort. Reply Gina Bina November 29th, 2016 I’m so glad to see you say this. We’re not smarter than the Egyptians. We just have better technology, which has made us lazier. Reply Yosha Bourgea December 1st, 2016 That made me smile. Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 1st, 2016 I was wondering if you read my blog. japingape December 1st, 2016 Are you a consumer as well as a producer? The organic soap sounds good! I would be interested in the “much, much more”, especially if it includes clockwork toys. Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 1st, 2016 Yes, am also a consumer. The soap is amazing! And last year I got my daughter some fingerless gloves. I meant to buy some ceramics, but they were pretty near sold out! I’m hoping Rick, the other artist upstairs with me, will want to trade something at the end of the night. His work is great! Shoshanah Marohn December 1st, 2016 P.S. No clockwork toys. 🙁 Reply Professor Batty December 3rd, 2016 Thank you. Reply japingape December 5th, 2016 Yes, men should stop making decisions about women’s….prostates? I may need to go on a feminist awareness class now! Reply japingape December 6th, 2016 If she’s blogging at nine, she’ll be writing books at 19! I don’t believe rabbits enjoy it. Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 6th, 2016 When I went to take Night the rabbit out of the carrier, he had his little fluffy bunny tail facing the mesh window. Poor thing. Jennifer Gilbert December 6th, 2016 Very nice. Like to say welcome to Wisconsin community. Hope you have a great day. Reply Jennifer Gilbert December 6th, 2016 Very nice would like to say welcome to Wisconsin spam free community on google plus. Professor Batty December 6th, 2016 Very funny! I had mislaid my copy of Exhaust(ed) and had been looking for it ever since I came home. I finally found it this afternoon, hiding in one of your other books. I sat down and re-read it; it was just as funny as I remembered. Then I went on line and saw that you had just posted this! Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 7th, 2016 Cool! I’m glad it’s as good the second or third time around. japingape December 7th, 2016 Is he a pimp? I bet someone could ghost write a great autobiography for him. Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 7th, 2016 Based on a real person, but not an uncle of mine. Mum’s the word on the means of income. abeerfortheshower December 8th, 2016 My bet would have been on Bambi. This is why I’m not a betting man. Reply Bob Lee December 9th, 2016 What the? I changed color at the end! Reply Bob Lee December 9th, 2016 I mean IT changed color. from blue to brown. ??? Reply Shoshanah December 9th, 2016 The light changed. They’re blue. Janyce O'Keeffe December 10th, 2016 Read it and LOVED it! Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 11th, 2016 I’m so glad you liked it! Shoshanah Marohn December 11th, 2016 bahh Reply jingle marohn December 11th, 2016 thats just mean Reply japingape December 13th, 2016 Everyone wearing hats. I’d love to know why that custom died out. Could it be Laurel and Hardy making hats seem comical? Reply Shoshanah December 14th, 2016 Sometimes the hats were so elaborate, it looks like ladies needed better posture then, just to hold up their hat! Marca December 14th, 2016 Nice! Reply Professor Batty December 14th, 2016 I already have a niece who has this book! She is not sullen (or fifteen) for that matter, but she enjoyed it very much. Reply Shoshanah December 15th, 2016 Oh, good! Thank you. japingape December 15th, 2016 That’s amazing. She must think you’re a heck of an aunt, but I hope she cuts doen on the pie. Reply japingape December 18th, 2016 A strangely disturbing video. Ameliorated somewhat by the cat woman’s thighs. Reply jono51 December 19th, 2016 Even though I no longer have a prostate I think this is totally valid. I told my doc that one of the reasons we like her is her small fingers. Reply Shoshanah December 19th, 2016 Well, that’s nice. I think? It’s a delicate subject. jono51 December 19th, 2016 These guys don’t look very native to me. How old do you think the picture is? Reply Shoshanah December 19th, 2016 This photo is in a family photo album I have that also has pictures of the San Francisco World’s Fair, which was 1915. So, I’m guessing around 100 years old. I know who some of the women are in the photo album are, but none of the men, so this photo is extra special mysterious. I have so many questions about this photograph, and no one left alive to ask! japingape December 20th, 2016 They made their drummer dress up as Santa? That must have ruined his resume when he applied to join the Stones. Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 20th, 2016 Maybe he wanted to dress as Santa? Bobby Lee December 20th, 2016 I always love Leroy Anderson tunes. He was so great! http://www.leroyanderson.com/music.php Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 20th, 2016 I know! 🙂 Reply japingape December 21st, 2016 That tiger’s going to be mighty pissed off in the morning! It doesn’t look like the easy-going sort judging by the expression on its face. Reply Kat December 24th, 2016 I like your Christmas photo. Very creative. Reply Professor Batty December 24th, 2016 Merry Christmas, Jojiba! Reply japingape December 25th, 2016 Lovely that people can take such good care of their teddy bears, although it does make me wonder whether teddy bears need a bath now and again. Soap and rinse in the rain might be better than the washing machine. Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones. Reply japingape December 27th, 2016 ‘He who lies with Chewbacca will damned for eternity.’ Quote from the Book of Judges. Reply Shoshanah December 28th, 2016 I have never lied with Chewbacca. I don’t even speak Wookie! japingape December 29th, 2016 You could have called this post ‘The yule fule’. Are you going to inform the driver’s insurer? Reply Shoshanah December 29th, 2016 Yes, me thinks he should rebuild our little wall and sign post for us. japingape December 30th, 2016 If you’re an alluring animal you can call me your fan! I think I’m going to borrow that epithet with your permission. Reply Shoshanah December 30th, 2016 Of course you have my permission, Japing Ape. Professor Batty December 30th, 2016 I’ll go with #11! Reply Janyce O'Keeffe December 30th, 2016 That’s a really interesting comment that the student made. Since he was one of the misbehaving kids, I wonder what his motive was. Did they all calm down after you heard this and reacted, or did he change, or did nothing change? I used to substitute teach and I sweartagah, sometimes there is just nothing… Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 30th, 2016 I don’t think he had any real motive beyond boredom for this conversation. We were just talking. Kids are always different when you’re alone with them. He didn’t change his behavior at all after this. I did mellow out a bit and stopped worrying so much, and things went a little bit better. I stopped watching the clock and started reading during class, and a few kids followed my example. This was all about fifteen years ago. I could probably handle them a lot better now, with all of my experience, but who knows? Maybe I would still be the rock, or maybe now, I would be the stream. Gina Bina December 30th, 2016 What a very Zen conversation you had with that kid in detention! Reply Shoshanah December 30th, 2016 Yes, and he was the zen master, and I the student. japingape December 31st, 2016 What awful brats! I think classrooms like that need a teacher and a gorilla! Reply Shoshanah Marohn December 31st, 2016 Where were you when I needed you, Japing Ape? b0b January 1st, 2017 This is brilliant! Thanks for the link. Reply Gina Bina January 1st, 2017 That just about sums it up, I think. Good riddance, indeed. Reply b0b January 2nd, 2017 I like the first one with the coloring activity, but the credits took too long. Unrelated: Smokin’ Reply japingape January 2nd, 2017 The first one is much better – the tune reminded me of ‘O Susannah’. Reply Professor Batty January 3rd, 2017 The first one—the wonderful world of color! The visual effect on the credits is kind of distracting somehow, too busy maybe? Reply Shoshanah January 3rd, 2017 Interesting! In the online coloring group where I shared it, they all like the longer version, because it shows all of the pictures. Reply Bob Lee January 3rd, 2017 Put me in the queue for a felted top hat! Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 4th, 2017 Done! Janyce O'Keeffe January 3rd, 2017 What fun! (maybe not for the ewes, but for you when the babies arrive!) Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 4th, 2017 Yes, baby lambs are sweet. japingape January 4th, 2017 How nice to hear a story about sheep having sex with other sheep. The ewes must be suspicious about his lack of horns, so I bet he compensates by riding them hard! Do they bleat in a particular way when they’re being mounted? Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 4th, 2017 I can’t say I’ve payed close attention to the actual act. I like to give them some privacy (in the middle of an open field). jono51 January 4th, 2017 He sure looks happy! Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 6th, 2017 Yes, he seems really content. abeerfortheshower January 4th, 2017 Mulder – the hornless gigolo with a heart of gold. I feel a holiday special coming on. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 6th, 2017 … saving Christmas by impregnating one sheep at a time. Shoshanah Marohn January 6th, 2017 Well, I was going to change the credits on the first one to not be so long and distracting. And then I found I deleted it in my editor, so all that exists is the youtube upload. I’m not willing to start from scratch, so it is what it is. Reply japingape January 7th, 2017 I wonder if anyone admits to being a lachesist. I suspect most of them are in the closet. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 7th, 2017 Yes, I wouldn’t say anything, if I were. Who wants to think their housemate is in favor of burning the house down? Janyce O'Keeffe January 7th, 2017 Oh, my. That is one crazy lady! I went to school in Potsdam, NY back in the 60s and it was regularly below zero, well below zero. One week it stayed at -30 in the daytime every single day. We had a tunnel to take us from the dorm to classrooms and people who had cars put smudge pots or something under the engine blocks so the cars would start. Honestly, once it got below zero, it all felt the same. I understand from talking with fundraisers from the school in recent years that it doesn’t get that cold there any longer. Lucky them! I hope your cat comes back! Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 7th, 2017 I agree that once it gets below zero, I can’t really feel the difference. It’s just cold. jono51 January 9th, 2017 My humours are imbalanced. That is the main problem. Reply Shoshanah January 9th, 2017 For the balancing of humours, I recommend reading “Frog Applause” by Teresa Burritt. Bibiophile January 10th, 2017 I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but I had to read it on a lectern because I got pain in my wrists from holding it… Would definitely recommend a Kindle edition. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 10th, 2017 Yes, I had trouble reading it in bed. Holding it up casually to the correct page was a challenge. For awhile, I put a teddy bear on my belly and then set it on top of that. Awkward. japingape January 10th, 2017 Her first book and it’s already a TV series? ‘Blimey!’ as they say in England. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 10th, 2017 I’m a little bit jealous. japingape January 11th, 2017 It could be a musical. Just modify the lyrics of ‘Springtime for Hitler’ from ‘The Producers’. Cast Robert Downey Jr in the title role. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 11th, 2017 Ooooooo! I LOVE Robert Downey Jr! I’ll pitch the script next time I’m in Cali. 😉 jono51 January 11th, 2017 The musical! Reply Professor Batty January 11th, 2017 On ice! Shoshanah Marohn January 11th, 2017 Because autumn is cold on Uranus. Shoshanah Marohn January 11th, 2017 Singers will not want to be the butt of so many jokes, but with asstronomical reviews, they might do it for exposure. Professor Batty January 11th, 2017 On ice! Reply Professor Batty January 12th, 2017 Sorry about the double comment post! It won’t happen again. Shoshanah Marohn January 12th, 2017 We’ll just send one on over to the redundant repeat comments department here at my Uranus headquarters. Professor Batty January 12th, 2017 Again. japingape January 14th, 2017 Yes I see that. Blessed one day, cursed the next. Such is life. Is MB your pen name? Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 14th, 2017 “Murgatroyd Buttercups” is a book I illustrated for friend and writer Yosha Bourgea. That’s the book title. It’s a wonderful little children’s book about the joys of nonconformism. japingape January 16th, 2017 I wonder how many are playing video games on their smart phones when they’re ON the beach. Reply japingape January 20th, 2017 The answer to that conundrum used by pop stars is to wear dark glasses. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 20th, 2017 And here I thought that was because their future was so bright! Janyce O'Keeffe January 21st, 2017 Well, after the press briefing a few minutes ago, dt will argue with you about the crowd size. Whiny baby, that’s what our new president is. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 21st, 2017 One of the signs said, “Donald Trump will lie about this.” japingape January 22nd, 2017 The whole world knows about the protests and chuckled when his press secretary said the inauguration crowd was the biggest ever! Donald’s hands are the biggest ever too! I hope you’ve visited the website showing how to lobby your federal reps – you can find it in Anne Marie’s blog. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 22nd, 2017 I don’t think I’ve seen that one, but I’ve seen similar. Janyce O'Keeffe January 22nd, 2017 Perfect! Reply jono51 January 23rd, 2017 Thanks for going! Now what about that goofy governor? Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 23rd, 2017 We tried to get rid of him and everyone “Up Nort” voted for him again. What can you do? I never thought I’d say this, but Scott Walker would probably be a better president than the one we got. He’s at least consistent. Bob Lee January 23rd, 2017 I wear my sunglasses at night. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 23rd, 2017 You would. japingape January 24th, 2017 I think a lot of women would have preferred being ignored by El Presidente. Reply japingape January 25th, 2017 Are you trying to tame her? She deserves to snuggle up in a warm home for all the good work she’s doing. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 25th, 2017 I think she is untamable. This is the first time I’ve seen her face! I generally just see her tail as she runs away. abeerfortheshower January 25th, 2017 That is the most adorable killer I’ve ever seen. My little cat killed a candy wrapper yesterday, but then she got exhausted and had to take an 18 hour nap. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 25th, 2017 The poor dear. That wrapper gave her such a hard time. I hope you pet her a lot. japingape January 29th, 2017 A nicely adorned skull, but it’s never too late for some dental work. Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 29th, 2017 It’s a Scottish skull. japingape January 31st, 2017 They remind me of Laurel and Hardy’s wives….for some reason. Reply japingape February 2nd, 2017 First thing is to get it overturned for the green card holders. Must be terrible for them not to be allowed back home. Reply japingape February 4th, 2017 Back then, it could have turned out differently. Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 4th, 2017 True. Gina Bina February 4th, 2017 We had chicken feet one time, from the Korean market. They weren’t good, too bony and they were almost entirely gristle. Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 4th, 2017 Yeah, they don’t seem like they have any real meat on them. I heard you could make jello with them, but I have no idea how. Or Polish chicken soup. Blah. japingape February 5th, 2017 A Chinese woman told me chicken’s feet were delicious. Maybe you should try one cooked the Chinese way! Reply abeerfortheshower February 5th, 2017 I’m Mexican, but apparently I’m not very good at it, because I never once have wanted to eat chicken feet. Sorry Grandma. But I don’t discriminate. I don’t want to eat lamb feet, either. Or anyone’s feet, really. Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 5th, 2017 I don’t think they’ll kick you out if the Mexican club for that. Of course, if you had only eaten more feet, they wouldn’t be able to kick you out. jono51 February 6th, 2017 Why does he always look like he’s mad (or angry) about something? Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 6th, 2017 Maybe he’s angry because he’s winning so much. He’s getting tired of winning, he’s winning so much. japingape February 7th, 2017 I can believe it. Who needs a lover when you’ve got wings? Reply abeerfortheshower February 8th, 2017 This is a great point. I’m thankful to spend Valentine’s Day with my wife, but I can think of at least a dozen women that I’m even more thankful to NOT be spending it with. Reply japingape February 11th, 2017 Is that an outdoor library? Seeing so many books could give that tree nightmares! Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 11th, 2017 I think it’s an abandoned library, so yes. Poor tree. japingape February 14th, 2017 He should have said that to Darth Vader. I can tell when someone’s using armour to hide his beer belly. Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 14th, 2017 Yeah, he’s totally hiding a beer gut. Probably drinking too much after hours at the grocery store with his brother, Chad. Janyce O'Keeffe February 14th, 2017 I love what is left for “someone” to clean up! Looks like my daughter’s house when the kids make art. Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 14th, 2017 She promised to clean it after school today. We’ll see! Bobby Lee February 14th, 2017 LOL! Get ready for some turbulent teenage years! Reply japingape February 14th, 2017 Actually this might be useful if you’re a musician. Reply jono51 February 17th, 2017 Fortunately, I was born in the year of the bunny. Reply Shoshanah February 17th, 2017 Nobunny knows when the rooster will strike again. dltolley February 17th, 2017 I wish I could paint!!! That’s some HOT WINGS!!! Reply dltolley February 17th, 2017 This makes me sad. And hopeful at the same time . . Reply b0b February 18th, 2017 Chicken, chicken chicken chicken chicken. Chicken!! Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 18th, 2017 CHICKEN japingape February 18th, 2017 I want to see that rooster in a boxing ring with a fire-breathing dragon. Smart money would be on the dragon eating roast chicken! Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 18th, 2017 Silly ape. Dragons aren’t real! jono51 February 20th, 2017 He looks familiar. Reply japingape February 21st, 2017 Are all the trolls male, like the smurfs? Wait a minute, there was a smurf called ‘Smurfette’! Is there a Trollette? Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 21st, 2017 There are lots of female trolls. It’s just that these three are male. abeerfortheshower February 21st, 2017 I never thought I could learn so much about trolls in one post. What a cool place. And extra cool that you get to do the coloring book! Reply jono51 February 22nd, 2017 The stuff of nightmares! Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 23rd, 2017 Oh, he doesn’t know any better than to eat you in the night. Poor rooster. japingape February 23rd, 2017 I hope he finds the hot hen who lays hard-boiled eggs! Reply Shoshanah February 23rd, 2017 We’ll see where my muse takes him! japingape February 24th, 2017 Yes indeed. A much better legacy than a headstone or a tomb. Reply b0b February 24th, 2017 Winner drawn at random – that means I have a chance! 🙂 Reply Shoshanah Marohn February 24th, 2017 Well, if you enter! japingape February 27th, 2017 Whatever deal I had is completely broken. Reply jono51 February 27th, 2017 Way flattering! Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 1st, 2017 She’s quite the artiste. Interpretive. Stylistic. Etc. jono51 February 27th, 2017 I thought it was the original White Castle. Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 1st, 2017 My husband got his picture taken at the original White Castle. It inexplicably has a tiny door that no one is allowed to use. This is not the original White Castle. japingape February 28th, 2017 I can’t find it in my heart to blame the pants for this. They were a pair of orphans caught up in a tangle of bureaucracy. Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 1st, 2017 The pants were like red-headed step children of Joan Crawford. No one is blaming the pants. jono51 March 1st, 2017 You needed pants and ended up in Retail Hell. You have my sympathy. Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 1st, 2017 I’m not really still there, at least. I actually escaped. abeerfortheshower March 1st, 2017 Wow. That’s just amazing. Makes for a hilarious story, though. And don’t worry about the name. I’m convinced that anyone in retail can and will screw up anyone’s name. Regardless of how easy it is. For example, my mom’s name is Jane, and someone signing her up for something once thought it was ‘Jame.’ She even pronounced it that way. Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 1st, 2017 Thanks for the name pep talk. My name does give me angst! She absolutely butchered it. And so did the LDS. japingape March 3rd, 2017 You spent so long fingering those chits in the helmet that I thought you were stirring cake mix or something! But it was nice to see you speaking in person! Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 3rd, 2017 Next time, I think I’ll just stir them for ten minutes while I talk about beautiful colored drawings I’ve seen and then, when the cat walks in front of the camera, I’ll forget to actually draw a name. I’ll just turn off the camera and move on. Professor Batty March 4th, 2017 Grennix has a cute butt! Reply japingape March 5th, 2017 All I will say is that there are easier things to pretend to be. Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 5th, 2017 Truly, there are. jono51 March 6th, 2017 Skinny only exists in Hollywood and dreams. And in third world war-torn countries. Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 7th, 2017 In my life, that seems to be the case. japingape March 7th, 2017 What a cute little fellow he must have been! And full marks to him for caring about the safety of other visitors. Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 7th, 2017 Yes, he was a good guy. I bet he still is. abeerfortheshower March 8th, 2017 Fantastic picture and fantastic story. I mean, their beaks DO look like giant hook blades… Reply japingape March 9th, 2017 Poisonous ice cream is a crime against the stomach. A hairy curse on that accursed gas station. Reply japingape March 13th, 2017 The eyes are hypnotic and a little scary! Reply Professor Batty March 16th, 2017 Are the sheep in Actor’s Equity? Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 16th, 2017 The sheep are unpaid slaves. Don’t tell. jono51 March 16th, 2017 They should be getting paid scale ya know. Reply Oroboros March 17th, 2017 Some excellent character acting there! Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 18th, 2017 Oroboros lives! I was worried about you. Thanks for commenting. 🙂 Liz March 18th, 2017 you have the most lovely smile I’ve seen in ages. And you’re giddy and laughing. All very good things! Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 18th, 2017 Thanks! japingape March 18th, 2017 She looks like the psychedelic girlfriend of a 1960s rock star! Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 18th, 2017 I wonder if she likes that? She seems pleased with the drawing. Bobby Lee March 20th, 2017 Incredible! Reply japingape March 20th, 2017 Didn’t you feel like saying ‘We’re taking you home to your ho’s, you big idiot!’ Stupid Mulder! Reply Bobby Lee March 21st, 2017 Chicken catalogues? Are that a thing? Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 21st, 2017 Yep. You can get one here: https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/catalogrequest!input.html abeerfortheshower March 21st, 2017 Yeah, isn’t that always the case? My pop star wants to do something like this, and I told her no, please, don’t do that. “But I want to show everyone how to be happy, and how easy it is!” Uh yeah, you’re pretty enough to be a model, you’re rich, and you live on the beach. Of course you’re happy. That doesn’t solve any of MY problems, however. Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 22nd, 2017 Exactly! Gretchen Ruben actually does give some good advice, but she just has these amazingly huge blind spots in her world view. Sometimes listeners write in with their “happiness tips,” and she reads aloud the best ones on the podcast. At New Year’s, she read aloud the tip, “Out with the old, in with the new! Every new years, my family has the tradition of throwing out all of the food in the refrigerator and starting over! Everything goes. It’s nice to start with a fresh new refrigerator for a fresh new year.” (I’m quoting from memory.) Gretchen Ruben admitted she wouldn’t be doing this one, but she did read it out loud like it was worthy of doing. And she never addressed the obvious: That you are taking a time (after the holidays) when your refrigerator is most full, and you would literally be throwing it all away. Everything. And what if you don’t have money to restock it? This was all along the lines of decluttering or something, I guess? What an absurd waste. Sorry— back on my rant again! Thanks for commenting. 🙂 I’m glad you talked your pop star out of it. japingape March 22nd, 2017 I was so relieved when you revealed the Lennon song – initially I thought it was ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’. I like beans and farting is much easier to enjoy if you’re outdoors. No one is entitled to complain about anyone farting in the open air. Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 22nd, 2017 I guess it would superficially be appropriate to do Happiness Is a Warm Gun, but it’s not the message I want to convey! Professor Batty March 22nd, 2017 The best song about beans: https://youtu.be/UM0qo_Otfy8 Reply Professor Batty March 22nd, 2017 My favorite yarn shop: https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8EiwNGOr6gs/WNMO4W2O2cI/AAAAAAAAXN0/icRP1Zc5kMAKffEizv7bCuhBPDM2exiSwCLcB/s1600/cat%2Band%2Bcrow.jpg Reply Shoshanah Marohn March 22nd, 2017 Mine, too. Oroboros March 23rd, 2017 Yay! The musical fruit! ? Reply Bobby Lee March 27th, 2017 Hey. No fair! Reply japingape March 27th, 2017 Have a good one! Reply japingape April 3rd, 2017 You can’t blame the fellow with the eye patch and the ukulele for being lame, he’s a pirate with a wooden leg! Reply jono51 April 3rd, 2017 How can I keep lame if I am lame? Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 9th, 2017 Oh, you’re a natural. 😉 abeerfortheshower April 4th, 2017 That is hilariously batshit. You really can’t make this stuff up. You know, there’s also this conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is a time traveler, sent back in time using information handed down by Nikola Tesla. http://imgur.com/EVdeMRP?r What an age to be alive. Reply japingape April 4th, 2017 I thought the kook who killed John Lennon was in prison, but now I have a suspicion that Mr Crazy was the culprit. Accusing others is a wsy of diverting attention from yourself, as every witch doctor knows. Reply Professor Batty April 5th, 2017 Everybody knows J.D. Salinger killed Lennon. Reply jono51 April 6th, 2017 Oooh, getting some culture! Reply japingape April 11th, 2017 So many children learn the recorder, but so few become virtuoso players. It’s a mystery. But I’d rather listen to a recorder than a honking goose. Reply jono51 April 11th, 2017 Nice reuse of the washer. Reply Professor Batty April 14th, 2017 Brava! A whale of a tale. Reply Bobby Lee April 15th, 2017 I love that show. I was so disappointed to discover that Amy Poehler is nothing like Leslie in real life. Sad. Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 16th, 2017 But she did create that character, so it’s somewhere inside her. I read her autobiography. She’s not evil. japingape April 16th, 2017 You’d marry Ron? Isn’t he a bit on the grumpy side? But I agree it was a great show and I want to pinch Leslie’s cheeks. I’m sure she’d let me if I asked nicely. Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 16th, 2017 Ron knows what he wants. I like Ron. Janyce O'Keeffe April 16th, 2017 What a fun show it was! Reply Bobby Lee April 17th, 2017 Probably a moose. Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 18th, 2017 I don’t think we have meese in these parts. Professor Batty April 18th, 2017 Yeti. Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 18th, 2017 Definitely Yeti. japingape April 19th, 2017 Could it have been a buffalo? Oh give me a home… Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 19th, 2017 There are some escaped buffalo from the Madison zoo… Not really, but wouldn’t that be something? Janyce O'Keeffe April 19th, 2017 Ghosts are generally invisible, aren’t they? That’s why you could hear the ghost cow but not see it. Mystery solved… Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 19th, 2017 Yep. Mystery totally 100% solved. What would I do without you? abeerfortheshower April 20th, 2017 My vote is for yak. That way you don’t have one bit of consensus among your commenters. I’m helpful like that. Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 21st, 2017 Oh, thanks! I was worried two people might agree. And, because I feel obligated to agree with everyone except for my dad: I totally agree. It was a yak. Bobby Lee April 22nd, 2017 I still think it was a moose. Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 24th, 2017 I think you’re making a moostake. japingape April 24th, 2017 I don’t like that mole. It’s deeply unpleasant. What man would want to kiss it while making love to her? If I were a demoling surgeon I’d operate immediately. Reply Shoshanah April 24th, 2017 The mole already knew that you thought that. Professor Batty April 27th, 2017 You’ve already conquered my world! Reply Oroboros April 28th, 2017 Impressive! Your 15 minutes of fame? 😉 Reply japingape April 28th, 2017 What should the horses be? I vote ‘camels’! Reply Shoshanah Marohn April 28th, 2017 Clouds. japingape May 1st, 2017 It looks like ‘noof’. One of those words that convey the meaning of a sentence or even a paragraph (e.g. ‘Siaoo!’ exclaimed by Chairman Mao in ‘The Red Monarch’). Reply Shoshanah Marohn May 3rd, 2017 Yes, clearly it is deep in its connotations. abeerfortheshower May 1st, 2017 I love her style of trolls. Very fun and whimsical. And I’m a big fan of breaking rules, so bleeding colors be damned! Maybe it’ll make it look even more fun with the mixture of colors? Reply Shoshanah Marohn May 6th, 2017 I’m at the stage of creativity where you’re almost done, and the deep doubts creep in. Thanks for the encouragement! japingape May 3rd, 2017 The border on the plate reminds me of eels. Your border looks like flowers and leaves and possibly the odd shrimp. It doesn’t look like a goof to the naked eye. Reply Shoshanah Marohn May 6th, 2017 I’m glad it looks like flowers to you. I think rosemålning actually is just literally painting flowers. japingape May 6th, 2017 Yes, the story within the story is often better than the story. ‘1001 Nights’, for example. And ‘Life with Tom’ in ‘Tom and Jerry’. The story within the story within the story would take us to the next level. Reply Shoshanah Marohn May 6th, 2017 Chapel of Ease (the Tufa book before this) had a better story within the story, actually. japingape May 8th, 2017 And the alligators migrated to Florida on the Trail of Crocodile Tears. Reply Shoshanah Marohn May 8th, 2017 Which is where the expression, “I’m walking on Crocodile Tears” comes from. abeerfortheshower May 8th, 2017 Oh, if only the alligators had come equipped with stairs, maybe they’d have stood a chance (since apparently cows can go up stairs, but not down them). Reply Shoshanah Marohn May 8th, 2017 I saw that on Bob’s Burgers, so it MUST be true! jono51 May 8th, 2017 The cow should be nominated for sainthood. It worked for St. Patrick and St. Urho. Reply Shoshanah Marohn May 8th, 2017 Canonization seems biased against North Americans, doesn’t it? japingape May 11th, 2017 If I’ve got anything that’s difficult to open I drop a rock on it. Reply jono51 May 15th, 2017 Nothing like fresh milk. Reply japingape May 16th, 2017 “I deny the allegations and denounce the alligator”. Reply Marilyn May 17th, 2017 I feel like I hit every point on your list. Reply japingape May 17th, 2017 I’ve never seen beauty in a baboon’s rump. That’s fartism, not artism. Reply Jono May 19th, 2017 I think I’m on the fringes, just like everything else including reality. Reply Marilyn May 20th, 2017 Sorry for your loss, but I love what you wrote about your “Cuz”, and I think he would have loved it, too. Reply Janyce O'Keeffe May 20th, 2017 I’m so sorry about your cousin. I’ll pass along what a nurse in the ER said to me after a family member’s unsuccessful suicide attempt, when we were so stunned: You can never know what’s in someone’s mind. We all felt so responsible, and the nurse’s statement helped. Reply Mark Bruggeman May 20th, 2017 He was a great friend for 20 some years. I miss him terribly. Reply Becky May 20th, 2017 Yes he did keep those coon skins on the wall i have seen them very nice story as well RIP my friend Reply Gina Bina May 20th, 2017 This is a great eulogy for your cousin. I’m so sorry this has happened. Reply Marsha Hall May 20th, 2017 I hope he found a pot o gold awaiting him at the end of the crick! Sorry for the loss of your cuz. Reply japingape May 21st, 2017 How sad, poor fellow, he must have been depressed. I’m glad your coon skins gave him some temporary happiness. Reply Professor Batty May 23rd, 2017 John Berryman: http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/berryman/berryman.jpg Reply Professor Batty May 23rd, 2017 Bill Holm: https://flippistarchives.blogspot.com/2008/07/melancholy-quotient.html Reply japingape May 24th, 2017 I believe Homer had a beard, as does Beardy McBeard, who is alive and tweeting. Reply Jenny Oskarsson May 24th, 2017 If you would like a Swede in your list you could go for Gustafson Fröding. He had a big beard and was a fantastic poet. Reply Shoshanah Marohn May 25th, 2017 Gustaf Frödig did have a great beard: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjl18WL5YvUAhUM5YMKHYwJAswQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fnl.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FGustaf_Fr%25C3%25B6ding&psig=AFQjCNFXc7IGb4q_dO6Ilif8j0uOmFGclg&ust=1495827294523015 Did he write any poems with birds in them? Ness May 24th, 2017 Beautiful ??????? Reply jono51 May 27th, 2017 Such a deal! Reply japingape May 29th, 2017 Never was so much milk squirted into so many reptilian eyes. Reply Shoshanah May 31st, 2017 Not since that one Pink Floyd concert. jono51 June 2nd, 2017 I always wondered about the crocs in England. Reply Janyce O'Keeffe June 2nd, 2017 OK, that is really funny! Was no one in charge of censorship at this school? How unusual. LOL! Reply Gina Bina June 2nd, 2017 Danielle Steele? Are you serious? That teacher needs a talking to. Reply Professor Batty June 2nd, 2017 I’ve got photos of you with your sheep, will that do? Reply Shoshanah June 2nd, 2017 Do you think that I look like her when I’m with my sheep? japingape June 3rd, 2017 Did he make love to the ghost? If they practised safe sex it would have been a good lesson for 9 year olds. That picture isn’t so great. Leaning over a chair is structurally unstable. Reply Oroboros June 3rd, 2017 Perhaps the awkwardness in the pose is studied. Definitely a striking woman. Reply japingape June 5th, 2017 Now that’s what I call “acting the goat”! Reply abeerfortheshower June 5th, 2017 Bravo. I absolutely love this. This is so, so much better than those bland author photos where they try to dress up in some boring pantsuit and look thoughtful. Give me a good old fashioned chicken hat over that any day. Reply Professor Batty June 7th, 2017 That must be your castrating arm… Reply Shoshanah Marohn June 7th, 2017 This is getting strange, isn’t it? japingape June 11th, 2017 Ba Ba black lambs, they don’t have any wool (yet). Cute creatures and I can’t help feeling sorry for the eunuch you made. Don’t people need stud rams? Reply Shoshanah Marohn June 17th, 2017 I don’t think they miss their testicles, though I can’t be certain. japingape June 15th, 2017 One of them should be awarded the Catkins prize. I’ll volunteer to be on the panel of judges. Reply jono51 June 17th, 2017 I think it was Kurt Vonnegut that taught me where the asterisk came from. He may have been looking at the back end of a dog, but nearly any mammal is a good example. The line up of cats makes it definitive. Reply Shoshanah Marohn June 17th, 2017 As a car owner (or host?), the back end is the most viewed. Bobby Lee June 18th, 2017 🙂 Reply japingape June 20th, 2017 It must have been good having a face where you could play a tune by blowing your nose. Reply Shoshanah June 20th, 2017 Yes. It played well in France. japingape June 24th, 2017 Maybe they thought the bed was a refuge from the storm. I would have thrown a blanket over both of them to calm them down. Reply Shoshanah Marohn June 24th, 2017 Yes, that would be a good idea. But they also seem to enjoy fighting. A lot. japingape June 26th, 2017 They ought to pluck out those hairs and make a proper nest. You can’t lay eggs in a beard. Reply jono51 July 2nd, 2017 Cool! Reply abeerfortheshower July 3rd, 2017 That’s awesome! I cannot color to save my life. I can barely color inside the lines with a fancy computer program. Reply japingape July 5th, 2017 The Pink Flamingo Lady. She could be a charater in Batman. She would spray salty water over her enemies. Reply Shoshanah Marohn July 6th, 2017 Yes. That. Perfect. japingape July 12th, 2017 “A beard in hand is worth two in the bush” is what a bird might say. Reply Janyce O'Keeffe July 14th, 2017 VERY good intentions! Sorry that it wasn’t a very good idea, though. Reply Shoshanah Marohn July 15th, 2017 Her parents just needed her to teach her how to do that. japingape July 16th, 2017 I’m surprised your kitties need a litter box. Can’t they do their business in the Great Outdoors (after digging a little hole)? I’m assuming you have a cat flap. Reply Shoshanah Marohn July 16th, 2017 No cat flap! The two indoor cars stay indoors to keep our house mouse free. Then we have two feral cats to keep the barn mouse free, and they go in and out through the chicken door, but they have a litter box, too. It’s a good way to keep track of when they are home. japingape July 24th, 2017 Looks more like a submarine than an airship. You could replace the lost ‘a’ with an aqualung. Reply Shoshanah Marohn July 24th, 2017 You’re right! I knew there was something off about my airship. abeerfortheshower July 24th, 2017 I don’t think I’m high enough to appreciate this level of awesomely absurd alliteration. Reply japingape August 7th, 2017 It’s worth learning Portuguese just to find out what “passado pranto” means. It’s a phrase that could easily become more popular than its English equivalent. Reply jono51 August 9th, 2017 Past mourning. I cheated and used google translate. It would take a long while to learn Portuguese for this geezer. So North Africa is the place to go when your heart is broken? I could see that. Even with one eye. Reply Shoshanah August 9th, 2017 Portugal has a strange and interesting history, wherein they sort of lost North Africa. It might still be a good place to go, though. Reply japingape August 19th, 2017 That would be T-Regina. I believe kangeroos are fond of boxing. Reply Bob Lee September 5th, 2017 Who/what is “the Cat and Crow”? Reply Shoshanah Marohn September 5th, 2017 It is a yarn shop in Mount Horeb where they also sell my wool sculptures. Professor Batty September 7th, 2017 I love reading about your grandparents! Reply Shoshanah Marohn September 7th, 2017 I love my grandparents! Grandma Ruth is the only one still alive. She’s still as goofy as ever, too. Bobby Lee September 7th, 2017 Do they sell cat yarn? Reply Shoshanah Marohn September 7th, 2017 Only in hairball form. I mean… what I meant to say was, “No. They don’t.” Professor Batty September 19th, 2017 I always feel prettier in a skirt. Re: Twitter diet tips. No chips or other crunchy “snacks in a bag” in the house. EVER. Reply Professor Batty October 3rd, 2017 Its always been about the magic… Reply Shoshanah October 4th, 2017 🙂 jono51 October 13th, 2017 When I first saw those pictures of entire neighborhoods having gone up in smoke I finally understood the devastation that was going on. So many killed. I just can’t imagine what those effected by all this must feel. Reply Bobby Lee October 15th, 2017 Link doesn’t work for me. 🙁 Reply Bob Lee October 23rd, 2017 Very good photographs. You have an eye for composition. Reply Oroboros October 28th, 2017 My favorite – the airliner with cloud background! That was me 12 years ago… Reply Shoshanah October 28th, 2017 Do you miss it? Oroboros November 2nd, 2017 Not really. It was a great career but changed so much after 9/11 I was glad to be done. Reply Janyce O'Keeffe November 10th, 2017 The things we used to do with no thought to safety! Reply Gina Bina November 10th, 2017 1. Alice looks about 15 in this picture. 2. Good god, that wreck was 23 years ago? How long have I known you? Reply Shoshanah Marohn November 10th, 2017 I guess 24 years? We all look very young! Professor Batty November 10th, 2017 Great story! I remember the EXP very well, I was interested in getting one, but since we had kids then, we went with the Mercury Lynx, the same thing with four seats. Reply Professor Batty November 23rd, 2017 Your posts have always had a way of connecting with me, sending me off on oblique tangents: https://flippistarchives.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-mountains-high.html Reply Bobby Lee November 25th, 2017 Such a gracious hostess! Reply dtw42 December 28th, 2017 I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to immediately think of Mr Toad when I saw these characters. Reply rah53 January 2nd, 2018 Only thing missing was the old gentleman with the umbrella poking him in the behind. 🙂 Reply jono51 January 10th, 2018 The illustration looks like the June Taylor dancers meet Dracula. Very cool! Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 10th, 2018 Thanks! Some people have colored it and posted pictures on facebook that are really cool. Professor Batty January 10th, 2018 I cherish my creepy Shoshanah postcards! Reply jono51 February 23rd, 2018 I always liked a stylish Fez. Reply Stephen Cowdery March 24th, 2018 I just got my wallflower, it is wonderful. I might have to rewire my house again to showcase it properly! Reply trevorpspeer April 4th, 2018 Here is some Hesse magic for ya. Whenever I read a Hesse novel weird synchronicities happen, like, for example, finding a GLASS BEAD in a random part of the woods while picking up dog poop (way off the trail) that is the exact size, color, and design, and is positioned so that the design in the glass bead is facing the same direction and is oriented the same as the most prominent glass bead on the cover of the copy of The Glass Bead Game I had with me. Was reading it on a bench before going to get the poo and discovering the marble staring right at me. Thankfully there is an explanation for this seamingly personal message from the universe: “The life of everybody is a road to himself” – Hesse Reply Gina Wenzel-Garza May 2nd, 2018 Maybe you need to have professional castrations next time! Reply Shoshanah Marohn May 3rd, 2018 Like pay a vet to come out? He came out and explained to me what happened and how to do it better, in great detail, while constantly pointing to his own testicles. LOL. I think I am a professional, now, just not a good one. Professor Batty May 2nd, 2018 Maximum adorable animal selfie! Reply Bob Lee June 22nd, 2018 LOL! Reply Tracy July 12th, 2018 I have this CD also and LOVE it !!! Man’s got the goods !!! Reply Shoshanah Marohn July 12th, 2018 You can hear some rough cuts here: https://johnfrancis2.bandcamp.com/album/boogie-fool-rough-mixes Reply Professor Batty September 23rd, 2018 This looks great, I can’t wait for my copy to arrive. Actually, since I now have eternal life, I guess I can wait. It makes me happy to have been the “grit” for your pearl! Reply Bobby Lee October 12th, 2018 There was a Doctor Who episode about this, I think. Beware! Reply Professor Batty October 13th, 2018 There might be a cave under there! Reply Professor Batty October 13th, 2018 … or a portal to the underworld! Reply Professor Batty January 22nd, 2019 You treat your critters well, no wonder Cooper loves you. If you wondered where I’ve been, I only figured out that you were still blogging yesterday! I had a link to Shoshanah.space but I thought is was just a sale site for your art and books. D’oh! The Weaver and I might be in the Mount Horeb area in May… Reply Shoshanah Marohn January 22nd, 2019 I changed the home page to stuff for sale because I thought it was sort of hard to figure out from the blog what it is I do! Betty Anderson January 29th, 2019 Love, love LOVE this! Reply Professor Batty February 23rd, 2019 That’s a really “3 a.m. OMG I’m going to die…” painting. Reply Professor Batty May 10th, 2019 Wow! All that I am capable of doing before breakfast is making coffee… Reply Comments are closed.