Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy b-day , Thomas William Torgerson

Thomas William Torgerson, aka Dad, September 27, 1924 - November 1, 1973.  A good man, lovingly remembered to this day. A rare picture, as he was usually holding the Brownie. We were visiting folks. In Oklahoma, 1954. I still wear glasses like this and the dress is probably still in the garage.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Monster Party

I quite enjoying finding his stuff on ebay, via seller Monsterparty.

It's Nice That : Art: Javier Mayoral's oddly seductive cartoons
It's Nice That : Art: Javier Mayoral's oddly seductive c...
As artist mediums go, paper cutting has its limits, right?
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014


So I gave my brother a ukelele for his birthday. He looked at the wrapped box and said, "what's this. A UKELELE???" We've never talked about prior. The plain-brown-paper-wrapped figurine didn't give it away, either.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

D-Day Landings

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings. Photography then and now lets you move through time by tapping or clicking on a historic image to reveal the modern view.


Plus: D-Day is our anniversary, just so you know.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Owl Cafe in Japan.

need passport so I can visit here. q
Owl Cafe in Japan.

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Friday, April 25, 2014


Getting a lot of snapshots scanned (declutter, declutter, declutter), but not the few panoramics I have on hand. October 20, 1991, was a strange day indeed. Wondering how far the firestorm would march.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Those are some succulent cupcakes...

Those are some succulent cupcakes...
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King Cake!

A colleague at work brought in a King Cake today. Here’s a nutrition estimate, if you dare….



Worth it? Indeed.  Plus: good wobble dance below. Dang, I am heading to NOLA next Mardi Gras…or at least organize a neighborhood parade.



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stylin' vintage cat picture


Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

I match

Hey A, I match your ‘roo with a flying squirrel onesie.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Go Cosonic

My instructions for new headphones: Drawing processed surface of the
shell, metal felling clip of modern design, Hi-fi speakers make the sound
clear and clasp and intermediate frequency sound durable and reliable.
Bending resistance high quality cable make it perfect.

I love claspy sound.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

First squirrel of the year. Go, diligent squirrel.

Thank you for being a valued customer

For the record, SO left Saturday from Emerville on the Zephyr, heading for NYC. Tuesday night three trains were stranded 100 miles from Chicago, with me getting voicemail: “Your train from Chicago to NYC has been cancelled. There are no other alternatives. Thank you for being a valued Amtrak customer.”  Wednesday all passengers went via bus to Chicago, stalled trains overnight apparently having heat and not much else. The overwhelmed staff in Chicago managed to find him a route through DC, with a sleeper, so he’s set to arrive tonight, only a day late. Doubt that flying would have been much better this time of year. Photo snagged from cbsnews.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Mom Loot

 Just the two of us here today, in Indiana, with our third across town 15 miles away. Mom loot on display. Will defer bracing outdoor activity until the morn...
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Early morning new Orleans.

Yesterday life was easy game to play. 

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Thursday, October 24, 2013


Weinermobile passes our office this foggy afternoon in San Francisco.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cooper Kitty

Dearest Cooper left us Monday evening, with the vet coming to end the drawn-out illness. Last night kitty Huey and I sat on the couch, while he watched bird videos on youtube, all excited, and I thought about Coopie Coop. Another good grey boy gone…wah.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

New Definition?

Making potato salad, I was lost in thought. Wondering, is TWACKING a word?  May I invent this definition?   Suggestive hip shaking performed while waving a sign protesting oil policy.


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Word of the Day

Word of the day, just crossing my desk: conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy
Believe me, best to avoid the images…

Monday, July 01, 2013

Chillin' in the 90s

Summer in the 90s today, here in Oakland. BART on strike, there’s work to do, so music from the 90s helping me chill. Thanks, Orb and Little Fluffy Clouds. Though this seems to be a disco version.





Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Good deed

Saved a bee from a spider’s web.  Want to test theory that local honey helps allergies. Lots of hives hidden around our neighborhood, I hear.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Greetings From Indiana

It's really too humid to get dressed up today.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Winkelhimer Smith, A Disabled Squirrel Who Taught Herself to Paint

Winkelhimer Smith, A Disabled Squirrel Who Taught Herself to Paint

"The artist at work" Winkelhimer Smith is a Louisiana-based squirrel who became disabled in 2011 after a ... read more



Monday, April 15, 2013

Hands up, Griswold

This pipe has a face and hands raised, ready to belly dance?  Found in Calistoga yesterday. What a lovely weekend.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Dem's da berries?

Attended for the first time  “Off the Grid,” a weekly Friday night collection of food trucks by the Oakland Museum. Half-price admission to the museum, too. The woman in front of me, turning from her friend, touched my necklace. She practically cooed: “My those are beautiful mulberries, so very pretty.”  Uh, thank you? You be the judge.  We were in line for crème brulee, and it was so very pretty too.