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.  


Friday, March 15, 2013

Emilia to Zebedee

They’re calling it a baby name generator, but also perfect for cats and SQUIRRELS, I suspect.


Here, kitty kitty kitty I mean Emily Bronte….

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Forgive me

So, which card to pick for someone I’ve offended. I know, SQUIRREL!!!  Aw, nuts. 


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Listen with the painter process

Can’t wait to get home and listen to the actual voice message left, compared to the email transcription version just in:  “Listen with the painter process. After taking the birth control medication gas, Yasmin or Stella. You may be entitled to financial compensation. Press one now to speak with a representative to see if you qualify. Again, press one now to be connected."

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kitten Covers

Not only do I love bad album covers, I now love bad (and good) album covers transformed to include KITTENS. Thanks to Alfra Martini.

Friday, January 04, 2013


I'm O-Type negative, so I get emailed all the time to donate. Finally feeling red-blooded this week, so think I'll head out Saturday to donate a pint, in Walnut Creek. It's the least I can do. Plus I get to go to Thrift-Town. Perhaps they'll have  Armani suits for $10 (like they did last time, but too small, and they sure seemed authentic, juding by the touch/cut). The picture connected to a search on "Armani Suits"  actually belongs to a site that has this line: "Patrick McKeon is the Tibor Kalman of thrift shops." I am still trying to parse this. I like thrift shops, I like Moira Kalman, who I think was connected to Tibor Kalman. WTF.  

Crafty days

Pre-Kindle, pre-Etsy, I once applied to be the managing editor of a cross-stitch magazine. I'm not sure I even knew what cross-stitch was at the time, beyond the glasses case I made for my grandmother, with her name spelled wrong. But I thought I had the skill set. Page after page of dense patterns, a proofreader's nightmare. What's your management style, they asked? Uh, meh. Benevolent dictator, perhaps. What's your impression of the overall design? Well, there's abolutely no white space, I was probably muttering by then. But the readers hated white space, apparently. Wanted their money's worth. I can't remember what I did next. Excruciating ISO-9000 documentation, I think.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Tandem falcon squirrels

Somehow this is sounding good for my birthday which is coming up soon enough.   But surely I’ll talk myself out of it in favor of a 1-hour falconry lesson.
Or taking a trip to upstate new York for some  squirrel watching.