Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
When I get really stressed out I chew gum. LOTS of gum.
Chew! Chew! Chew! CHEW! CHOMP! NOM! NOM!
Dozens of sticks at once...(sugar-free of course, otherwise I'd be able to drive my chair to St. John's fueled by the sweety high). I blow huge, terrific bubbles the size of basketballs and love it when they pop. POP! SHE gets very annoyed when I do this as I have caused a fair bit of gummy destruction....I once ruined a lovely sky I was working on by attacking it with a giant bubble...often times the cats attack my terrific bubbles and end up covered in gum themselves. Today I raided the bubble gum jar and while toiling away at my painting, blew the biggest bubble since time began. IT WAS HUGE!
I ended up wearing a bubble gum balaclava.
I have always wanted to know what I would look like with bangs and if the peanut butter doesn't work, I guess I'll know by noon!
Posted by Grumpy Goat Gallery at 12:00 PM
Friday, October 21, 2011
Speaking of which, I was chatting on the telephone while making Tuscan Bean soup and poured an entire bottle of white wine into the pot instead of just a cup. SHE might complain during the first bowl but after seconds and thirds I imagine she'll feel quite relaxed. She might even think it is divine! She MAY even end up dancing on the table with a lampshade on Her head. Good soup will do that to you.
Posted by Grumpy Goat Gallery at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Here WE are, busy getting ready for Christmas gallery shows and Rose Nylund is in meetings concerning Halloween. I am not sure what the goat and her posse have planned, but I have a feeling it will be something spectacular. Only two weeks away!
|Rose Takes a Meeting|
CAMERA ": "SNAP!"
ME: "AHHRG! I WASN'T READY! "
I look at the photo: " UGH! It's horrible!"
HER: "BUT YOU TOOK THE PICTURE!!!!!"
Posted by Grumpy Goat Gallery at 7:06 PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We are getting ready for our solo gallery show at the Historic Sites gallery on Water Street. I am working on so many different things at once, I don't know where my head is.....and Christmas commissions to, yahoo! Sock it to me, "To Do" list, I can take it!
Just 5 more minutes. My feet were drunk on the Italian lovelies. I spent a few minutes admiring my toes, wiggling them around and doing little tap dances. I was going to put them back....Then the phone rang.
About and hour later She came into the kitchen and looked at my feet. I looked at them too. I WAS STILL WEARING THE DRUG SOCKS! I had been distracted by the phone and hadn't taken them off!!
Silently, I sat on a kitchen chair and lifted up my feet. She came over, and very carefully removed each sock. She didn't say a word - just removed them and disappeared into the laundry room. It is now 3 hours later and still not a word has been spoken about the "The Great Sock Debauchery of 2011". Maybe She is going to bide Her time and get me back when I least expect it.....or maybe, the sheer audacity of the act itself, knocked HER socks off and She will never speak of it again........
Posted by Grumpy Goat Gallery at 1:44 PM
Thursday, October 6, 2011
RING!RING! Telephone is RINGING!
Lovely Lady: Hello, is this the Grumpy Goat?
HER: No, just a minute please.
,,,,,,,and She passes me the phone.
Posted by Grumpy Goat Gallery at 9:22 PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This is my lovely, old, red kitchen. I miss it. I miss the writing on the walls, the red-weathered cupboards and the colourful door handles.I am contemplating painting the new, crispy-white kitchen RED. Yummy Red Red.... maybe on a day when SHE has gone to town. I have already thought of what I can say when She walks in and sees it for the first time...."Hi, there! Are you seeing RED? You sort of look like Yosemite Sam when he gets mad!"
I will make sure to have on my sneakers, so I can say it while running for the hills.
Yes, I shall do it and it will be Red-iculously Red!
On Sunday night we had a small dinner party (in the crispy-white kitchen...ooh,everything would have tasted better in red).
I made:* Toasted Peppered Crisps with Crab Souffle, * Salad of Lambs Lettuce with Grilled Pear, Dried Coppa, Parmesan Chips, Toasted pine Nuts and Honey-Balsamic Reduction, * Roasted Vegetable Harvest Rigatoni, * Zabaglione with Marsala Soaked Lady Fingers and Drunken Peaches
|Lambs lettuce/Grilled Pear/Coppa Salad|
SHE made: *Amaretto Chicken
Once a year She cooks. This is Her dish.
It IS gorgeous, but only takes 15 minutes. The talk and drama leading up to the great event is almost more entertaining than the chicken itself. It is such a massive gesture on her part, to cook this dish, that I have to ignore the flour-covered rug and floor, the 7 dirty pots and pans She somehow ravages and the butter stains on the ceiling from the eruption that takes place when She sets the whole thing aflame before serving. I can NOT make suggestions, go within 5 feet of her or make eye contact. It is HER main event.
This once a year fowl-lapaooza is Her saving grace. If ever you ask us about the daily chores, She'll say, "OH, we share in the the cooking." It is sweet and I am thinking that maybe next year I will sell tickets to her Chicken Eve. Maybe next year She can make Amaretto Goose......though I somehow imagine that after She reads this blog, MY goose will be cooked!
Posted by Grumpy Goat Gallery at 6:44 PM