Thursday, October 30, 2008


Have at it:

(cut and paste)(sorry)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Algore Hits England!

Hanako reports that it is snowing in Bromsgrove! In October!
Bromsgrove is South of B'r'am, but this photo shows that indeed it does snow in Birmingham.
Stay warm, Tempdisplaced.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

You Want Bridges?

We got bridges! Here's the Martinez-Benicia span during construction:
The bridge is completed now, and open for traffic. Too bad that we can't see the beauty of the spans unless we're fishing down underneath it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Today's Puzzle

Here's the question. The guy in the photo is obviously a chef, or a sous-chef. He's taking a break, and looking at the sun, low in the sky.
Question is: Is the train traveling East or West? (I discount North or South.) Note the position of the arms, and the direction of the light. Consider a chef's duties.
(Neat photo, isn't it?)


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Golf is a Humbling Game!

I've been working on my golf swing, which needs a lot of work. Mieko says she found this black-and-white photo of me in the tee box. Notice the lithe body, the full swing, and resistance to the tendency to look up until the swing is complete.
Actually, according to this morning's WSJ, that's Pres. Taft at the Chevy Chase Country Club. His predecessor, Pres. Teddy Roosevelt, told him to quit the game and he refused. "I need the exercise!" So, Roosevelt ran against him in the next Presidential election, and they both lost.
Indeed, a humbling game.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Montclair's Sunday Farmers Market

This is a roof-top view that I thought you might enjoy. The oyster guy is top right, somewhere.
(click to enlarge)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Giclee (there's an accent on the first "e") is an ink jet rendering of a digital photo. Interesting stuff, at least to me.
Consider this, a pleasant photo of a French restaurant:
And then, with Giclee:
(You must click to enlarge)
Don't know about you, but I'm very impressed!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Rudy & Sunil At GreenHorn Creek

Frost in the early morning, but the Big Heater in the sky warmed us all up. This is on the 18th tee.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Poach That Egg!

I thought I'd ask DW to try a device I spotted hanging over the aisle in Safeway last week. It's a microwavable egg poacher. Two eggs, dropped inside, puncture the yolk, add some water, and voila! It sure looks good:
The problem is always that the yolk is hard boiled, not runny. And we've cut the microwave time down from 1-1/2 minutes to 45 seconds. Maybe I'll buy some Bernaise sauce to make it at least taste better.
If we succeed in this thing, I'll let you know.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Oh How I Wish...

that I could play the guitar...

California Gold Country

Working golf in and around the somewhat elevated temperatures, we did lunch in Jamestown, California. Nice town:
That's Lemon Drop Lane,
And that's the National Hotel (1859). Good escargots, lots of garlic.
(The Silverado belongs to the Owner, I think.)