Wednesday, November 05, 2014

All I want for Xmas

All I want for Xmas Is my pink princess phone, like this one. I think it’s somewhere in the garage, along with a giant box of 60-year old baby shoes.

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.