Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

And This One's For Dog Lovers


I'm kind of late to this party, I guess, but it sure looks like fun.

Just copy and paste:

Saturday, August 25, 2007

It's State Fair Time

Every year, at the end of summer, and the start of school, there occur myriad State Fairs. Ours is in Sacramento, of course.

The picture above, however, is from the Minnesota State Fair. You may have noticed more than a few somewhat-overweight folks in the Upper MidWest. I certainly have. Is that a coincidence?

On the other hand, you might prefer these hand-made delicacies:

Thursday, August 23, 2007

A New Neighbor. . .

is moving in/up next door to our patio.

This was expected, so it's no big deal, and the designer has put no windows facing us. That's good.

At the other end of the yard there is going to be one more built in a few months. It will be a big one, but after that, the subdivision will be complete. And, the neighborhood will be a lot more quiet.


(Click to enlarge)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Australia Has Talent!

You're going to love this:

Many thanks to "dogphobic." Don't ask me how she finds these things.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Boulder? Berkeley?

Seattle? San Francisco?

Just read it carefully, and then figure out which city posted it.

(Okay, maybe that was too easy. But, just think - with the change of just one word, the sign would fit into any one of the cities named above. (And a few more, I suspect.))

Conservation Conversation

Vice President Gore urges us to recycle paper products and conserve energy.

Friday, August 17, 2007


First, they lie on top of my keyboard. Then they go fishing in my aquarium!

Now, the fisher-cat has fallen in. Maybe that will teach him/her/it.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Worth Thinking About

"A ship is safe in harbor. But, a harbor is not what a ship is for."

I like that. HatTip to Mark Steyn

Monday, August 13, 2007

"Sitting On The Pumpkin . . .

Waiting For The Halloween."

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Controversy aside, this is a sweet moment.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

If You Haven't Blogged For A While. . .

Just say that something crashed on your computer!

(H.T. dogphobic )

Couch Potato(e)s Rejoice!

Walking does more than driving to cause global warming, a leading environmentalist has calculated.
Food production is now so energy-intensive that more carbon is emitted providing a person with enough calories to walk to the shops than a car would emit over the same distance. The climate could benefit if people avoided exercise, ate less and became couch potatoes. Provided, of course, they remembered to switch off the TV rather than leaving it on standby.

The sums were done by Chris Goodall, campaigning author of How to Live a Low-Carbon Life, based on the greenhouse gases created by intensive beef production. “Driving a typical UK car for 3 miles [4.8km] adds about 0.9 kg [2lb] of CO2 to the atmosphere,” he said, a calculation based on the Government’s official fuel emission figures. “If you walked instead, it would use about 180 calories. You’d need about 100g of beef to replace those calories, resulting in 3.6kg of emissions, or four times as much as driving.

“The troubling fact is that taking a lot of exercise and then eating a bit more food is not good for the global atmosphere. Eating less and driving to save energy would be better.”

(H.T. Times of London)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

I'm Hungry!

Ahh, wait. Let me think about that.

Nanh, maybe later; I'll survive.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Nice Summer Picture

Friends and Lovers.


Thursday, August 02, 2007

This Is A Photograph!

It is not a drawing or a dramatization.

In Malmo, Sweden, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Simply because the computer permits us to design this, and allows us to construct this, do we welcome it? Is it good?

I think not.

If you really want to rent an apartment here: