Friday, June 11, 2010

Caller ID

Because my attendance at Verge recently has been spotty - what with my 25 new jobs - I haven't been there to answer the phone which is important. You never know who might be calling, maybe someone who wants to help us out - which we super need - or you know whatever. So I swung by the gallery the other day and cleared the caller ID in the phone and called back anyone with an identifiable name and #. Never an odder 30 or so minutes have I spent. In relating the story later I've now been painted with the weirdo brush for clearing the caller ID but whatevs I was curious and perhaps a bit of an over achiever. Live and learn. Below are a couple of the gems.

Call from:

Quality Art Incorporated

Me: Hey there, this is Liv Moe from Verge Center for the Arts. I'm calling back a missed call from this number.

QAI: Oh hello, thank you. Yes, we specialize mainly in sports... and some religious themes. Do you like painting?

Me: We specialize in contemporary art which sometimes includes painting.

QAI: Well we do a lot of sports and some religious themes.

Me: Oh, well our gallery is currently closed.

QAI: I see well sometimes we do landscape.

Me: I see well, thanks for taking my call.

QAI: Okay

Me: Bye

QAI: Bye

Call from:

Starr, Super

Me: Hi there, I'm clearing the caller ID from VCA and saw that you phoned.

SS: who


SS: who

Me: Verge

SS: who

Me: Verge Gallery

SS: Who

Me: Verge Sacramento

SS: Are you a museum?

Me: No

SS: Who

Me: Verge

SS: Did you say a gallery?

Me: Yea

SS: Hold on

SS puts phone down in front of a loud speaker playing rap music and a woman gets on the phone.

SS2: Hello!

Me: Hi there, I was returning a call placed to the Verge Center for the Arts.

SS2: You with a gallery?

Me: Well... yea

SS2: My grandma gave me a painting and I need it appraised

Me: I see, unfortunately we don't do that here.

SS2: Do you know somebody?!

Me: No


hangs up

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Skipper has a food blog!!! Finally.

Desert hijinksll

Hey look! I went camping again. Perhaps, from here on out this blog will simply serve as a travel log for my various camping trips now that I'm coming to feel camping obsessed. Best shit ever!

Check out Skip dog getting some work done in the desert. Dude is all business.

I think I mostly subsisted on beer and some flavor of animal all weekend. Yum!

I took so many pictures of flowers this weekend. The desert was amazing. I thought about digging one up and trying to bring it home but then forgot/felt too lazy.

Look out!

Desert payload. I brought about a quarter of this home and also managed to loose my favorite German lip gloss in the process which I suspect is coating the new steer spine which is now installed in my cactus garden.

Bunchy... desert fox.

Skipper's amazing muffaletta!

Check out my new gloves! I mostly found this sunburn amusing.... Mostly.

Desert hike.

Dr. Skipper.

Sunset spirit guide.

Biker dude.