Monday, March 31, 2008

Half An Earth Day

Last weekend the Bay Area participated in world-wide "Earth Day," extinguishing all unnecessary lights for a hour. Unfortunately, the crew at the Bay Bridge got only one-half the message.

Oh, well. They tried.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Curiosity Hasn't Killed THIS Cat!

(I have to wonder what each is thinking.)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Some Plants . . .

Are Just Like People!

At night, they close their eyes and go to sleep:

At dawn, their eyes open a bit, and they move around:

And then, at noon, their eyes are open wide, and they're awake!

Amazing! Have a good day.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


This is really fun to watch! (And to contemplate.) (2:16 minutes)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter 2008

This is Michael Yon's classic shot of a cross being reinstalled on a church somewhere in Iraq. It seems very appropriate today.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Early Easters

March 23 for Easter? Cheer up; it could be as early as March 22. Any date between March 22 and April 25. It has to do with the moon, but you knew that, right?

Please read this, or go back to bed. Either way is okay.

Happy, joyful Easter to all.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

These Guys Are Coming Home. . .

to roost. Ahh, the deliciousness of it all!

My comments apply to all three (3) avowed candidates for Presidency of the United States of America, all 50 of them.

(I haven't so enjoyed a Presidential campaign ever in my lengthy life.)

Monday, March 17, 2008

And Back To You

Have a good one!

(H.T. Lucianne )

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Contemporary Japan...

is (quite) a bit weird:

This is from the Harajuku shopping area (where we were two years ago.) It's a place where young Japanese students go to show off a bit.

(Just Google "Harajuku".)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Lift Off!

STS-123. This will destroy your speakers.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

'Nuff Said

Friday, March 14

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

We're Disappointed!

Really, really disappointed,

that TempDisplaced declined to comment on the Brit Food blog below.

Sigh (again)

Good Times Goin'

The Telegraph reports that traditional British home cooking is quickly disappearing. That may not be all bad.

Pic above is traditional "Toad in the Hole." Below, we have a can of "Spotted Dick."

I dunno. Maybe it's just the names, not the food.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

One Last Song

Alas, we moved from San Francisco to Guam, just as this song became popular:

So, instead of dancing in the streets with flowers in our hair, we were dodging the bomb trucks on Marine Drive and counting the B-52s returning to Anderson AFB. There's a message somewhere in here.

(It's a classic song. I love it.)

Monday, March 10, 2008

I Just Can't Resist This . . .

It's not easy, being a righteous politician. Here's Spitzer's campaign advertisement from last year:


Paul Simon's Teeth

As long as we're discussing cool music moments:

(YouTube is a wonderful source for memories. I like that.)

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Break Time, Folks!


Just settle back, remove distractions, and listen to Keith Jarrett's rendition of "I loves you, Porgy." Gershwin was a genius! And Jarrett is close. (5:23 minutes)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Computer Woes Then Bliss

See my new Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop! Ordered last Friday, received yesterday, all the way from Malaysia! (I don't know how that works.)

In any case, it's great to be reattached to the world.

(To answer your (unspoken) question, the old Inspiron 8200, 5 years old, just would not boot; cycle on, windows logo, blue screen, off, start again, windows logo, etc. etc. etc.)