thoughts and things

by Kristina Sloggett

in thoughts and things

This is one party I am extremely late to – I am now on instagram. Basilgram. I won’t talk about the instant addiction, but if you want to see some candid shots of food and even more Basil, follow me? (spabettie)

Speaking of dogs, and photos of dogs, and … we weren’t speaking of hysterical laughter but…  THIS makes me laugh. I want to submit something.

If Portland wasn’t already a hugely awesome plant based mecca, our kick ass mayor does this.

But then there is something else going on in Oregon. I have a serious problem with this. What the WHAAAT? Insanity.

That extra happy when I order a three shot Americano, and they offer me the fourth shot because they had to make it anyway.

You all know I love my waffles, right? What you may not know is that I also love handbags. Therefore I must ask why, oh why can’t this be a real thing!?

Back to dachshunds, and Jason’s new cufflinks:

I have been listening to one Beastie Boys cd in my car since this day. On our road trip last month, I asked Jason to find a new cd – he put in Chumbawumba. Specifically, Tubthumper. I forgot how good that entire album is.

You are all now impressed with my up to date music collection.

Also impressive – the amount of cds in my car. All in their original cases. All over the place, stuffed in every pocket of every seat and door. Yes, I do have an iPod…

This took me right back to childhood:

This list of food words that should be banned is a hilarious read. “… editor says “enrobed” makes him think of Hugh Hefner — a decidedly unsavory thought.”   ^^ snort.

More hilarity, Christina’s post that is all animated GIF.

and finally, this:

is just so dang cute.


{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 christina August 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I wish that LV waffle maker was real too! Thanks for the link share! :) Loving the article on food words. I did a post on that once!


2 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

LV waffles, this needs to happen in my kitchen 😀


3 Lisa August 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Really? Rainwater is illegal? I can’t even think of words to express my annoyance. And I want to do it anyway just to spite them!


4 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I know. me too 😉


5 Allie August 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Just when I think I already adore you/your blog too much, you go ahead and post about my two currents obsessions, instagram and dog shaming. How dare you. :)

And I have, of course, added you on Instagram.


6 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I think I was already following you on ig? if not I will… I’m still figuring that part out, there needs to be a notification system… 😀


7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Tub Thumpin’ is now stuck in my head. Thanks for that. 😛


8 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

you are SO welcome 😉 (uh oh… this reply is several days later – here you go again!) 😀


9 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Ahhhhh! I see your Thumpin’ and I raise you a Macarena.


10 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

haaaaaaa – you, my dear, are EVIL.


11 Heather (Where's the Beach) August 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Um, huh? Rainwater illegal???? I’m so confused.


12 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I know. so dumb.


13 lindsay August 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

i think basilgram is the best invention ever!



14 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Basil may not agree (he’s kinda camera shy…)


15 August 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

The cufflinks are AMAZING! I love that I am not the only crazy doxie lady out there! 😉


16 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

not at all – “doxie people” are a rare breed, right? 😉


17 jobo August 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

What about Hubba Bubba! Do you remember that gum?! I LOVE that you are on instagram!! finally 😉


18 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

yes, totally. I used to be quite the gum connoisseur – Hubba Bubba was … smoother (as was Bubble Yum…). Bubblicious was grainy, but WAY more flavorful… 😉


19 janetha August 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

haha that food term list was hilarious. and i love basil.


20 j3nn August 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Those cufflinks are so cute! I wonder if they make Chiweenie ones?? :)


21 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

haa – I wonder?? :) you KNOW all you have to do is google…


22 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) August 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I just joined Instagram a couple of days ago as well. Super late to the party! Portland’s mayor is awesome but what is up with the rainwater collection? I think 3 out of 5 people here in Seattle collect it!


23 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I know, many here in Portland collect rainwater, too. I cannot understand it, so bizarre, so going the wrong direction!


24 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm

awww Basil is the cutest!!! i love the cufflinks! and what a cute video!! :)


25 Shirley @ gfe August 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Basil = love. Basil cufflinks = sweet. Baxter the dancing dachsund = super cute. Thanks for sharing all, Kristina!



26 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

isn’t that Baxter just the cutest!?!? I wonder if Basil could learn those moves… 😉


27 Tiffany August 23, 2012 at 7:49 pm

You’re totally addicted to Basilgr….errrr….Instagram and I love it!

I just found out about Dog Shaming yesterday and I can’t get enough of it.


28 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I know, isn’t it so funny? poor pups…

Basil gets a lot of face time on my ig… 😉


29 Linda Mercury August 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

Where did Jason get those amazing cufflinks??? The Charming Man needs them STAT.


30 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

well, he got them from ME, of course 😉 birthday gift… I found them online… um… [hold on, checking] okay, I got them HERE –> dachshund cuff links.


31 Kristy August 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm

That dog-shaming site claimed about an hour of my life yesterday. Hysterical!

And I added you on instagram! :-) Have a great weekend!


32 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

yay – I am following you on ig now too… 😀 hope you had a great weekend, and that your week is a good one too!


33 Kath (My Funny Little Life) August 25, 2012 at 2:48 am



34 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm

<3 back to you, dear friend! I MISS YOU!!


35 Sarah (appifanie) August 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

Wait wait. The whole album is good? I only ever listened to the one song and then ditched it. Alas.


36 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm

yes, I really liked it – the one song, yeah, that’s okay – I think the rest of the album is much better!


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