The Top Five Reasons My Husband Should Let Me Have That Albino Corn Snake I Saw on Craigslist Last Week

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Oh, and the very first post on this blog was about corn snakes, so clearly they’re pretty important to me.

 

 

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Ballhaus: An Unfinished Journey

Happy holidays from Eleanor Likes You!

This is a post that would have been, or that might be more complete in the future.

I’ll cut to the chase: about six years ago I decided that I wanted to photograph men putting their testicles through the windows of dollhouses. A simple idea, really, but one that is exceedingly hard to execute unless you have A. many men in your life who are willing to expose themselves and/or B. many dollhouses to have them employ in their expositions.

I have neither, and while I’m cool with looking on Craigslist for dollhouses, I am slightly more apprehensive about posting an ad asking for dudes that are good with having their nuts photographed alongside dolls.

So, I thought, why not draw them? I can draw testicles shoved through dollhouse windows ad infinitum and I don’t have to solicit men or start a creepy dollhouse collection. Win win! But, for some reason after a number of drawings, this too seemed beyond my abilities.

The problem is that I had originally planned a calendar’s worth of images. I was even going to have the things printed up and pedal them for the holidays. But after staring at image upon image of testicles and trying to link them up with just the right dollhouse, I began to tire of the project.

So, I present you with the currently unfinished Ballhaus Calendar. Maybe 2014 will be kind and allow me to stomach looking at enough nuts and dolls to finish this thing.

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January

February

March

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Some Animals I Have Known

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Killdeer whose eggs my sister and I stole

Holland, Mi

c. 1985

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Pony that bites

Reisterstown, Md

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Mink with an injured paw

Concord, Ma

June 2013

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Snake on a beaver dam

Bolton, Ma

September 2013

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Mr. Barky

Baltimore, Md

August 2007-May 2008
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Dying mouse that I drowned in a bucket

Holland, Mi

c. 1991

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Harvester ant

Belmont, Ma

Ongoing

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Chipmunk that I hit with the car and took home to bury

Chestnut Hill, Ma and Belmont, Ma

June 22, 2013

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Timmy

Belmont, Ma

December 2012-May 2013

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Dying rat that I drowned in a bucket

Baltimore, Md

July 2008

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Seagull wrapped in fishing line that I tried to help, but who bit me

Holland, Mi

August 2011