Saturday, August 29, 2009

Oops I Ate It

Okay, everyone has been telling their stories about things that they ate, and I feel that I should jump in with a story.

First, me. My Dad is a musician (despite the video that I posted a few months ago, my Dad is a real musician; he’s studied for years, did professional gigs in LA for years and years, and then about 10 years ago quit because he had to focus on his business. Now, he’s got a band back together (and Grandpa calls him “Elwood” – did I mention that I am surrounded by geeks?) and they are looking to start playing professionally next spring. So he’s a serious musician. In case you missed it, here’s a link to his rough cuts album (his band at the time was the Manic Emotions) that was recorded right before he stopped playing 10 years ago. It was never finished, so it’s all rough stuff, but there are some pretty tunes. Mom’s favorite is Destiny Road – the vocals are totally scratch, but she loves the melody. And Mellow Drama? It’s a great song. And if you know Dad, it’s sublime!

Anyhoo. Being a musician, Dad spends A LOT of time listening to music. And to not drive Mom crazy, he listens to a lot of music on his iPhone. And he uses super high-fidelity headphones to get all the music-y bits.

Well. Let’s just say that those headphones? Erm. I believe he’s on his 5th or 6th set. Because, well, they are kinda tasty… This winter, in Arizona? One night, late at night, after Mom was asleep, Dad was listening to music, and he got up to go to the kitchen. He came back to discover his headphones in pieces. Me? I was sleeping innocently. But Dad left this note for Mom when she woke up the next morning.

And, unfortunately, the evidence, uh, came out a day later. While Mom didn’t show the remains to Dad, she verified that it was me who might have possibly destroyed a set of his headphones. But is it my fault? I don’t think so. I mean, Dad left them there for me, right? Can I help that they are tasty? And he never actually saw the evidence. So who's to say if it was me, right?!? Mom is easily bribed into silence....


But notice how I become Mom's dog when I allegedly eat headphones?

And in other excitement? TaiChi and I got haircuts for our trip to Nebraska. Here’s TaiChi doing her model thing. (Notice the head tilt? And the air of casual beauty? Yep, she knows how to work the camera...)

And me, being silly.

Heehee. I look like I've got a clown nose there!

Oh, wait. Here I am looking all cute. Watch out, Nebraska boys, here I come!!!

And here's a gratuitous Mr. Bufus picture. Dad likes 'Dibs' (ice cream thingys). And apparently so does Mr. Bufus. Maybe this should go in the 'Oops I ate it' section? (For the record, Dad did not actually let Mr. Bufus have any....)

*kissey face*



Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Congratulations on your Award!
But... headphones?? Are they tasty??
You two look great!
Kisses and hugs

Sunny said...

Hi Fiona,
Did I ever tell you that I LOVE your name, it's much fun to say!
Congrats on your award, I was excited to get an award too but my Mom hasn't helped me post it yet!
I don't think you have a clown nose! My family tells me I have a Poodle nose and it looks a lot like yours :)
Well try not to eat anymore headphones, he-he! When I get into trouble, I suddenly become my Dad's dog!
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, we saw you on Nantucket last night, Fiona, but because we had been cooped up too long at the house from all the rain, we were too anxious to meet you and scared you off! Please give us a 2nd chance, okay? Today we promise to be more calm! * wink wink*

Love ya lots,
The vacationing Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Fiona! You look like you got your furs done too! So shiny for your big trip.

Yeah, I turn into momma's dog when I am bad too. What's up with that.


Abby said...

Hi, Fiona...


Can't say I ever tried them...

I think Mr Bufus has a better idea...

Abby xxxooo

Brownie said...

headphones? Urkie... but then again, who am I to judge seeing as I eat bras?! Hmmm... who knows, you may be onto something... crunchy plastic, little pieces of rubber and long stringy stuff... hmmm....

I LOVE the "clown" photo! It's PAWSOME!

The Army of Four said...

Wow! Your dad is really talented! How cool!
Headphones don't count. This is only food. I think discussing "non edibles" could get really long and embarrassing on certain blogs. No one in particular that I can think of. (Looking sheepish and whistling...)
Play bows,

Martha Basset said...

Hi Fiona,
Our Dad also refers to us as our mum's dogs, especially when we do something bad!
We think that you are helping your Dad by making sure his earphones are up to date - very important for a musician.
It's not food so it must be ok to eat headphones!
We loved your pictures today - very cute! Especially the last one before Mr Bufus who looks kinda sweet too.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

daisydog said...

Hmm we have never tried headphones! We have had sunglasses and expensive shoes though.....

Dennis the Vizsla said...

At least they weren't "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones!

Clive said...

Headphones Fiona! Not the tastiest I would imagine!!

Great photos - you're looking very smart!

lots of woofs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Fiona...I would have loved to share those headphones...

Pass the ketchup, OK???

Love and kisses...

Scruffman, the Goat!

BRUTUS said...

So you have a taste for hi-fi, eh Fiona? I suppose it's better that you just munched on the esrphones, and not the iphone itself!! Mom says I better not be too hard on you, I got this award too, have to spill my beans this week!!
You look so sophisticate with you new haircut. Hope you have a great time in Nebraska!

Brutus the Frenchie

bbes tribe said...

Congrats on the award! Love your new do's. You both look mahvellousss!
We have never tried to eat headphones. Maybe if they have a little ice cream to go with them ??
Ernie & Sasha

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Headphones? Sounds yummy!
You know, our dad does the same thing. If or when we are bad, we are mom's dog. When we are good(which is 99.999999% of the time) we are daddy's girls.

Kissy face,
Sam & June

Sierra Rose said...

Nice haircuts!!!!
I would probably eat some stereo equipment too, as dad seems to like those wire things...I am sure I will get to snaggle one, sooner or later!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

1000 Goldens said...

Fiona, sometimes Dad's just can't take a joke. Earbuds are delicious, plain and simple. (Almost as delicious as Dibs ice cream thingy's).

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

YOUR dog?


My mom is a musikh freak too...I think she loves it ALMOST as much as she does khanines and adult beverages!

PeeEssWoo; Are woo sure woo khan't khome to Pawsylvania?



Don't wire taste good? I think it's the texture that makes it so appealing.

Riley and Star.

Mango said...

Fiona! You are getting a puppy? You watch out there! Just remember, I warned you.


Dory and the Mama said...

Woo Hoo Fiona and Tai Chi..hope you all don't scare those midwestern boy puppies!!

Fiona...hope the headhones didn't ummmm hurt on the way out...ouchies!!


Wild Dingo said...

HaHahahahah! What goes "in" must come "out!" Anything with string is delicious! says my sibe Juno.