Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Mt. Diablo (aka Mont St. Georges)

We had a bit of a chill here last night.

But you have to admit that this is a killer view from the kitchen table!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Shift Happens

I question some of these 'facts', but the presentation is interesting anyway.

(Music from Last of the Mohicans; length is about 6 minutes.)

Monday, February 26, 2007

This Is Saddening

Berlin, February 2007

There are some very sick people around us.

(Yes, I know that the swastika is backwards. Thanks.)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Guam USA

Admittedly it's a hotel commercial, with Chinese voiceover, but there are some great shots of our favorite island.

(Check out that golf shot across the ocean at about 3:00 minutes in!)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mr. President!


Actually, President Washington was born in Virginia on 11 February, under the Julian calendar. (11 February is a rather felicitous date, by the way.) Twenty years later, the Western world adopted the Gregorian calendar, the better to approximate the sun's cycles, and 11 Feb became 22 Feb.

And, therefore, . . . oh, never mind. If you're interested, you can Google it.


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Great Orators Of The Democratic Party

"One man with courage makes a majority."--attributed to Andrew Jackson

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."--Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The buck stops here."--Harry S. Truman

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."--John F. Kennedy

"If we cannot protect the nation's supply of peanut butter, one must ask how prepared we are for a terrorist attack on our nation's food supply."--Rep. Bart Stupack of Michigan

(HT: Opinion Jounal BOTW 2/20/07)

Don't worry; I'll slam the Republicans soon. :-)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Help Desk

This was new to me.


Listen Up, NonBelievers!

I told you all, when you were young, that there was once a song titled "The Eggplant That Ate Chicago", and that it used to be one of my favs. Well, finally, here's the proof:

(Yes, that's an old 45 rpm)

Correct again. Hah!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Spare Your Ankle, PLEASE!

This picture really sent a shiver through me. It hurts just to observe the slip and fall.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

14 February 2007


Monday, February 12, 2007


Sure it isn't the Rose Bowl, but it is against USC, and it's a Hail Mary!

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Friday, February 09, 2007

Sinews Of The City

Enough of bones! Streets (and rails) are what hold The City together.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Bones & Things. Exposed!

Well, finally, here it is. The inside view of my left ankle after the Jan. 15th fracture, then reduction, operation, insertion, and sew up. The new hardware looks rather handsome, don't you agree?
The doctors seem quite pleased.
I don't quite feel that way. In a cast for 5 - 6 more weeks. Sigh.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Pastries A Bit Too Sweet For You?

Well, then, let's all get together and make some fresh guacamole!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Colts 29 Bears 17

Just bury your sorrows in these delicious bons bons. (Sigh.)

Saturday, February 03, 2007

If You're Feeling Blue. . .

Madison WI earlier today.
1F, windchill -20F.
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

SuperBowl XLI

I'm sitting here in my cast, immobilized, bored to tears, and Dear Daughter says "Update your blog!"

So with the weekend coming up, I thought you might enjoy seeing how Guam USA is celebrating the SuperBowl next Sunday.

The Game starts around brunch time Monday out there, everyone hangs out in the tourist hotels and island bars watching big-screen TV so, mostly, it's an unofficial, non-productive, but fun day for our beloved island territory.

Just click on: Pacific Daily News - - Hagatna, GU
Enjoy! (Go Bears!)