Friday, March 22, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

More Firepits, Some Death Stars, Always Hot Dogs, and a Volcano

My blogger pal Ms. Sparrow commented on my last post about fire pits featuring burning animals:

"I would rather see a volcano one. That would be awesome! Seeing trees and animals threatened by a forest fire is not pleasant, but I could watch a really active volcano for hours!"

I think she is right. Even though I would never ever want to set paw anywhere near a real volcano, I agree that they are pretty amazing - at least when I've seen them on TV. I wondered if there were any volcano-design fire pits out there. Sadly, no.

This is the closest to a volcano fire pit that I found for Ms. Sparrow:

"Alpenglow" Mountain Sunset Fire Pit

I think the best fire pits feature designs of things meant to be burning hot. 
Like the sun:

"Solar Flare" Custom Fire Pit

Or dancing 'round the campfire at a full moon party:

Full Moon Party Fire Dome

 This is my Susan's favorite. 
She says she would buy this one for our backyard 
or the cabin we don't have (but it is $2000). 
I just hope the creepy people don't come with it...

The Great Bowl O' Fire

Here's a truly epic fire pit! 
 I would want a lever to pull that would make it shoot flames 10-20 feet.
It would keep the partying, peeing college students out of our yard.
And the cats.

Epic Dragon Fire Pit

This is a fire pit for my three Star Wars lovin' boys:

Death Star Fire Pit which is probably fake but funny

I would prefer this Death Star, for obvious reasons. 
Susan says, yeah, and the chocolate would be the death of me. 
Uh huh. I think people make stuff up...

Death Star Cookie Jar

 Dave would like this Death Star even better.

Death Star Ice Sphere

Wait...where was I? Oh yeah. Fire pits...

I don't really like fire. 
But I do like activities involving roasted sausages, marshmallows and the like. 
These dawgs are all for Carmella!   


I leave you with these rather sad images:

Campfire Kids Indoor Camping Gear: 
"Pretend to roast your marshmallows and hot dogs!

Who wants to PRETEND?
Plastic food is pointless.
Use with Campfire Kids Campfire (sold separately)

"Fun for kids who aren't fans of the great outdoors. It brings that play inside!" 

That is so sad. 

Somehow, I just don't think Ms. Sparrow meant this:

Small Nature's Fire Interactive Volcano

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Relax by the Fire

I posted awhile back about an unusual fire pit of the earth on fire: Global Warming

Apparently, there are even weirder fire pits to be had.

Here's one of Bambi's dad. I wonder if the other side has Bambi's shot-dead mother.

Run! Fire!

Ah! A relaxing underwater scene. Boiled fish anyone? Man, that fish looks like its in pain!

As they say on their website

"A fire is a great way to spend quality time with your family and friends. Whether roasting marshmallows with your kids on a laid back summer night or spending a romantic evening relaxing by a warm crackling fire, it's a wonderful way to get out of the house and enjoy each others company."

Burn, baby, burn!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hold the Ketchup

I know - the joke's been done. And I have said before that buns should be banned. But come on! It's a puppy. A baby wiener dog. In a real bun. Ah!

But what really makes it funny is the perky alertness of said puppy. It isn't a good gag with sleeping, trusting puppy.

Run away, little guy!


Other dachshund posts:
Ban the Buns
Just Because You Can...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Rug for Everyone

My Susan took Boy#2 to the orthodontist to get some appliances. I was expecting a new toaster oven or a crockpot. Wishful thinking, I guess.

I think Boy#2's teeth look fine.

Not as nice as mine, of course. He'd never be able to hold on to a squirrel.

While they were waiting for the new appliances at orthodontist, Susan came across this picture in a magazine and thought of me.

I chose not to be offended. I haven't peed on the floor in a long time. Not since I was a frazzled new adoptee in a strange new land.

But this fellow surely looks regretful. I think that's why they named the rug design "Reflections."Although the pattern also does such a nice job of looking like reflecting pee puddles.

I also appreciate the power of the guilt trip. "Our Looms. Your Legacy." (Dog pee is pretty hard to get rid of...)

I am not sure who would want a dog-pee patterned rug. But there are a lot of rugs in the world that are pretty odd.

In case you don't have a real dog to trip over constantly.                 source

Don't you want to bounce on the yolks?                                               source

I like to watch Susan cringe when she looks at this rug.
Is it because she is done, done, done with March?
Or simply her deep aversion to the anarchy of
a truck driving across a white, indoor rug?                                        source

Boy#1, on the other hand, would love this rug in his room.       source

Here's one for Dave. He knows why.

I know our Grandma Elizabeth would love this rug.                        source

Here's one for Uncle Andy.                                                                source

Boy#2's rug request.                                                                       source

And finally, a rug for Carmella!
I wish this was sure looks like Stuart.  source

As you can probably tell, we are trapped in our house by March freezing rain and sloppy ice. Clearly, Susan doesn't want to do taxes or vacuum. Happy, Saturday!