Now She Gets It

I took an art  history class once and totally blew it- like I could never figure out what the paintings and artist were saying,  but I’m pretty sure that this means someone has a drug problem.

Evidence of Autumn

I took these last year just before Autumn, I liked the red leaves and the serious expression in Hamish’s eyes- that’s sort of different for my loveable goof.


Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

May 5th 2019

Labrador Retrievers are as amazing and smart and talented and easy to train as what all of those articles that you read on the internet say. Three service dogs ride my train with their owners who are all blind and  when  I see those sweet dogs at work I go home and hug my Hamish Macbeth who might not be a service dog but he has his own talents all the same.

For example, today on our walk he found something rare, strange and I suppose unique.

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He found a cassette tape.

By Pantera.

Seriously a CASSETTE tape.

My Hamish would probably never cut it as a seeing-eye dog because once he walked into a closed door because he was chasing a fly and I laughed and then I walked into it right after him because Karma Baby…but today Hamish found a cassette tape in the wilds of our neighborhood and in the grand scheme of things he’s like the Indiana Jones of Labrador Retrievers.

Pawesome, right?



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Snowcation 2019

I spent Seattle’s Snowmageddon ( it doesn’t matter WHERE you live in Washington state, the entire state is called ” Seattle ” in case you haven’t noticed ) reading some great books, I watched a couple of good movies like The Velvet Buzzsaw which was is RESPLENDANT and the BEST horror Film I have seen in over two years:

Besides doing those fun things I ate pizza and burritos and lived in my favorite Halloween fleece pants and sweatshirts because WHY NOT.

I happen to think that wearing Halloween winter wear  is  fun too.

Did I create snow art  to commemorate   Seattle’s Snowmageddon?

Did I build artistic, clever and humorous snowmen that ended up on the news and the internet?

Gads no.

I suck at art, but I did take some pictures that I liked but technically they suck too.

Anyway, here they are:

My lavender plant  that looked like a severed head.


Photo A.M. Moscoso


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This is my Jade plant.

It was mocking the plants outside.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

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I call this the Screaming Tree.

Not sure why. I think it’s because the branches look like veins and the snow looks like skin that’s been peeled back from over the veins and if that happened to me, I’d be screaming.

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My dog Hamish Macbeth.

He liked the snow and the cold and running around on ice.

He hates swimming and getting his face wet when it rains.

I think my Chocolate Lab was a Husky in another life.

But the best part of the snow storm was how much it drove my Sun worshipping friends out of their Sun drenched brains. Seriously, if I have to hear about Spring or Summer one more time I am whipping out the black candles and- whoops.

Did I say that out loud?

My bad.

Anyway, the worst of the storm is over and I suppose that I will find other excuses to have fun and eat burritos and pizza.

But I will miss the snow.

It gave me an excuse to enjoy life a little.