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2015-02-16 - 11:41 p.m.
Hey...I really am still here, but Diaryland, my web host, has been having a bit of an issue recently. So if you're actually able to read this, you are wayyy ahead of me! For some reason the font color is not working and everything is wonky. Hopefully they'll get it fixed soon. *heavy sigh*

Anyway, this is just a short note to tell you about the latest project I'm working on. So go here to a website that actually works:

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2014-12-08 - 12:25 a.m.
Sometimes a foghorn is not a foghorn....

I live on a canal near the ocean. Unfortunately, it looks like I may have to move sometime soon. So I was sitting here tonight contemplating that, with my patio door open, listening to the sounds of the night.

It's not uncommon to hear a ship's horn. Or if the fog rolls in, a foghorn will start up and moan on and off through the night.

So as I got up to get another drink, I heard the horn and felt the melancholy that comes with the thought of having to leave this place. And I vowed that I had to find a way to always live near the ocean.

But I turned away from the door, and walked closer to the kitchen, I quickly realized that what I was hearing was not the foghorn at all. It was actually the heavy sigh that my refrigerator makes occasionally. (Probably as an indication that it is dying.)

And then I began to laugh hysterically. It cracked me up so bad...I nearly fell on the floor laughing so hard. It was one of those moments that just catches you.

Sometimes a foghorn is not a foghorn...

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2014-11-29 - 12:19 a.m.

Well...the least I can do to keep this blog active is to continue to pimp

So I'm finally getting my Etsy site, SidewaysBungalow up and running again.

(You can buy a little handful of sunshine by clicking here.)

There will be many more things to come. You can also take a sneak peak at stuff from my antique store: Marine Drive Antiques. There's a ton of cool stuff there...gas station signs (Tydol, Mobil, Texaco, etc), neon, automobilia, manequins, weird stuff.

If you see something in the photos that you're interested in...leave a comment or contact me: dogsdontpurr @ gmail dot com.

Stay tuned!!

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2014-11-08 - 10:35 p.m.
After traveling for the last few months, I had one of those weird moments of waking up in the middle of the night not knowing where I was....then I realized I was finally home! (Well, at one of my homes...Alan's house.)

Anyway...I may try to post some of the story here, but definitely look for pictures and stories on Instagram and on Twitter.

The pictures are usually better on Twitter, but Insta lets me write more best to check them both. And I might actually get around to using this site again, so don't give up on this place just yet.

Thanks for staying in touch!!

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2014-07-03 - 2:40 a.m.

Yeah, so here I am again apologizing for never posting. But here's the thing, I'm on The Twitter almost all the time now. So you should follow me over there, but when I have a big post over here, I'll let you know over there. Kinda like a dog chasing it's own tail....

Anyway, the photo above is from one of my favorite bars in Astoria: Astoria Coffee House & Bistro. Go there! You can eat and drink the night away, then come back for a late breakfast/brunch to nurse that hangover. I could live at this place!!

But anyway, stay tuned people...I've got all kinds of crazy stuff going on. Check my's way more exciting over there at the moment. And I actually post stuff there sometimes!

(In case my link up there to my Twitter dealie doesn't work, you can search for me as Purplefully.)

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2014-05-11 - 2:53 p.m.
So...about a month ago, I was supposed to be traveling up to Oregon to spend the summer trying to liquidate my antique store. (I was up there last summer, but for reasons beyond my control, nothing happened.)

This time around, I have been waylaid by one thing or another to a point of being ridiculous. First, it took almost a month for both Alan and I to get our prescriptions filled (something that usually takes a day or two). Then I got strep throat and had to wait around to see a doctor. Then, I had a reaction to the antibiotic and had to stay another couple of days.

Today, we were FINALLY ready to go. The car was all packed with our mountains of provisions.

AND THEN....the car wouldn't start. The alternator is dead, battery dead.

So, yeah. We're not going anywhere anytime soon. My voodoo neighbor says it's a sign.

I sorta think it is too. I just wish I knew what the sign meant exactly. Why are we not supposed to go on this trip???


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2014-04-12 - 8:13 p.m.

Yes, I know it's been too long since my last my last confession. But here's a picture of a boob mug to tide you over.

There will be many adventures ahead. This week begins our now annual trek from L.A. to Astoria Oregon. ROAD TRIP!!

So stay tuned.

Also keep an eye on our two other websites if you want a piece of the action:




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2014-02-22 - 5:08 p.m.
So now, on to new things...

I think I may have mentioned in the past that I dabble in hoarding....uhhh, I mean...antiques/collectibles/junk/anything that will sell.

Well, in case you forgot, I thought I'd bring it up again. You know, just in case.

And, apparently Etsy has these cool little widgets to make it easier to advertise your stuff, so I thought I should give them a roll in hopes of actually SELLING something.

So, here we go. First up is this little gallery type thing of stuff I actually have for sale. We'll see how it goes. Might need some fine tuning. Dunno.

If all else fails, go to buy something! Thanks.

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