This Weekend in GIFs

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(not pictured: friday night comedy at the big hunt/massages in centreville/tea with dad/experiencing serious asian-grocery-store nostalgia [and lunch] at lotte [where do you think we got such fine amaranth-oolong tea and pomegranates?]/polaroid bike ride [the gifs that got away…]/date night at chaplin [there is ramen near us!]/post-army-10-miler lunch with fam [&practically fam. well done dad&andrea!]/lovely fall dog walk/breakfast-for-dinner [homemade, but half-inspired by those obnoxious mcdonald’s commercials])

Ollie Gets a Sweater

Since this is unequivocally the most important thing to happen in DC since the Pope’s visit it only makes sense that this post should follow right on the heels of that one. Marlon and I had ample time to run some errands this weekend (which is not always the case), and during a TJ Maxx stop today we decided the real travesty would be to not get the dog sweater in a fox pattern that they had on offer for just $13. Though everyone knows only weirdos make their dogs wear clothes, and only the weirdest weirdos actually buy clothes for their dogs from a store, it was really just too perfect to pass up.

Or… actually, now that I think about it…

i once knit ollie a scarf...

i once knit ollie a scarf…

and paraded him around in my pea coat on instagram, accompanied by the appropriate kanye west lyric...

and paraded him around in my pea coat on instagram, accompanied by the appropriate kanye west lyric…

oh and there was that one time emily and i put both our dogs in t-shirts for no apparent reason.

oh and there was that one time emily and i put both our dogs in t-shirts for no apparent reason.

and that other time emily insisted on matching the boys in tie-dye

actually emily had a general penchant for dressing henry as a stegosaurus and, from time to time, staging photoshoots involving inflatable dinos, so she might win the weirdo awards?

actually emily had a general penchant for dressing henry as a stegosaurus and, from time to time, staging photoshoots involving inflatable dinos, so she might win the weirdo awards?

Oh no, actually it’s just a good idea to have a little something extra to keep your dog warm when the weather starts getting cooler! That fur only goes so far. (But also I bought it mostly because it had foxes on it.)

Anyway, after fox-resemblance, MenswearDog-resemblance probably comes next for Ollie, especially when donned in some form of menswear. And Marlon suggested a photoshoot (and kindly held the ‘curtain’ during its progress), and of course I bit, so here. Eat your heart out, MenswearDog.

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Also remember how I used to blog about ‘recipes’ and stuff all the time and haven’t done it in years (to the dismay of no one, I’m sure)? Well now seems like no time to revert to bad habits, but I’ll at least mention that tonight Marlon and I put our heads together to ‘invent’ an ‘enchilada pizza’ or ‘chalupa pizza’ (or ‘chalupizza’ or ‘pizzalupa’– we’re working on a name to trademark) made from a crust of this copycat Taco Bell chalupa dough (fried first, chalupa style, of course) and a base of Emeril Lagasse’s easy enchilada sauce, topped with beans and cheese and a variety of veggies and it was delicious.

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Pope Francis Comes to DC

pope capitolSticking with my eight-days-late tradition, here are the photos I got from the gathering on the National Mall last Thursday when Pope Francis delivered his appeal on climate change to Congress. I biked down in time to catch the last half of the speech and take in the surroundings. There were actually fewer people than I was expecting– I was, admittedly, not on the West Lawn of the Capitol, which was packed with ticket holders. Rather, from 3rd-7th Streets there were big screens and speakers set up on the Mall at each cross street, and all were welcome.

This of course drew a diverse and interesting crowd representing all sorts of special interests. The environmental and anti-Catholic groups were the most attention-grabbing, but there were many there out of respect for and intrigue of Pope Francis, as well as those who were there in a more capitalistic spirit.

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The signs read:
There Is One Mediator Between God and Men, the Man Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 2:5.

Following Traditions Of Men Leads To Second Death. God’s Word Leads To Eternal Life.

And:
The POPE is the HEAD of A CULT (Roman Catholicism)
“COME OUT OF HER,” My people, that you be not partakers of her sins…” (Revelation 18:4)

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YOUR PRIEST IS LYING! WHERE IN THE BIBLE: PRAYING TO MARY; EUCHARIST IS CHRIST; PURGATORY; PENANCE; ROSARY? HAVE YOU BEEN LIED TO!

I think they got some word order wrong there at the end, but you get so caught up in the all-caps you can hardly notice. And just for good measure they even managed to slip an anti-Islam barb in there, too.

habit joke, drink!

habit joke, drink!

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these guys have both your redskins AND your commemorative pope paraphernalia needs covered.

these guys have both your redskins AND your commemorative pope paraphernalia needs covered.

a fan of pope francis

a fan of pope francis

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appealing to the federal energy regulatory commission: http://www.ferc.gov/

appealing to the federal energy regulatory commission: http://www.ferc.gov

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Wild beasts and birds are by right not the property of merely the people alive today, but the property of unknown generations whose belongings we have no right to squander.
-Theodore Roosevelt

(Although I seem to recall ol’ Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t always that cool to wild beasts…)

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These were so cute:

I want the birds to be happy and have a good home and I want the Earth to be healthy, too. / The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives. -Chinese Proverb / think about others. be thoughtful to all. / Words of life: Live earth; Live light; Live space. Eco-Earth / Live it. Love it. Conserve it. May all be MINDFUL. / My cat and my dog. / We are all a part of the tree of life. Honor your place, care for all. Mom & baby born on Earth Day!

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gotta get your selfie with the pope

gotta get your selfie with the pope

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monk reppin'

monk reppin’

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…

i will seriously support any decision this dog supports.

i will seriously support any decision this dog supports.

after allowing me to take this picture this man informed me he could tell i was in the CIA. BUSTED.

after allowing me to take this picture this man informed me he could tell i was in the CIA… BUSTED.

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these guys came all the way from st. louis

these guys came all the way from st. louis

this guy was also slangin' his bean pies at H street festival. he gave me a little sample and it was quite tasty.

this guy was also slangin’ his bean pies at H street festival. he gave me a little sample and it was quite tasty.

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waiting for him to emerge from the capitol

waiting for the pope to emerge from the capitol

pope francis capitolpope capitolAfter addressing Congress (in English) and touching on a wide variety of topics, Pope Francis came out to speak to the crowd in Spanish (with an interpreter). He spent most of the time blessing the children, and then asked everyone to pray for him. “And if you’re not religious, or you can’t pray, then please send me good wishes.”

As I headed out I unexpectedly found the street blocked off for the Pope’s motorcade, which I was alright with as it gave me a chance to catch a rare glimpse of the Papal Fiat.

(And this Owner of the World Vineyard.)

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THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPE . WHITE HORSE: SIR RONALD W. REAGAN, THE BEAST, MR. 666; PALE HORSE: GEORGE W. BUSH, JR; MR. AXES OF EVIL; BLACK HORSE: BARRACK H. OBAMA; MR. MONEY PENNY; RED HORSE: POPE FRANCIS; THE ANTICHRIST. The Secret to the Skull and Bone is if Two Men Have a Secret then there is NO Secret if one Man is Dead. Only to  Rewrite History. This Act of Act Remain Anti Recommendations (????) I Know You Act for Justice. Your Judgment Stand YOU ARE THE SYNAGOGUE FOR SATAN. I AM THE Prophecy of 2012: B.K.A. Samuel {ISHMYWIL} The Seventh Angel… READ The Book of Revelation: Rev. 10, Rev. 12, Rev. 10… Rev. 3:12. I AM ALLAH OWNER of the World VINEYARD
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