Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This Bud's For You!

Picture this scenario:
Ten o'clock Sunday morning.
OlderMale, wearing a ball cap and black shirt, sitting in a short lawn chair in a tent, waiting for the doors to open, on the second day of a two day art fair where he was trying (not entirely successfully) to sell his photography.
TallThinYoungGuy, stopping by to say hello and ask a question.

Um...this is going to sound you drink?

Not really.  Why?

Um...I was looking for someone who had a beer or something.

Well, I do have one beer.

Um...can I have it?  I mean, until the stores open and I can buy one for myself.

Why do you need a beer?

'Cause I need something to take the edge off.  I'm working at this stupid art fair, I'm not selling a damn thing (pottery), I don't even want to be here, I have two tests to study for and a paper to write, which is never gonna get done, 'cause I am stuck at this damn art fair, and I just need a beer. Please? I'll give you three beers when the stores open if you just give me your beer now.

For those who are curious, the legal drinking age in the state where this happened is 21.  TallThinGuy got his beer and I suppose he survived the day, though I don't know how he did on his tests or if his paper ever got done.  He did not trade three beers for one.  He did however trade for something else.

It is all about supply and demand.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quirky Point of View

 I love artists who look at the world from a different point of view.   Take a look.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

What's In A Pinhole?

Pinhole cameras (or Camera Obscura) have been around for a really long time-especially if you are counting in dog years.

It is easy to build a pinhole camera for film out of household items.  While there are still places you can get film developed, unless you can do your own, it is getting more difficult to find really good film labs. 

The good news is that you can convert a digital camera into a pinhole camera.

This particular YouTube video is interesting, especially if you watch it without the sound on like I did.  Then there are a number of sites giving basically information with variations on the theme.
Here   and   Here  and  Here

You can take pictures like





Make/Convert a camera,
Have fun.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Wipe your be-hind
Blow your nose
Print headlines
Write a thank-you note
Send a Christmas card
Clean up a mess
Wrap fish and chips
A drinking device
Make a hat
Fly an airplane
Pay for things
Wrap a birthday gift
Airplane ticket

all this really, really cool stuff...  

What can you do with paper?  Personally, I like digging used tissues out of the trash can and decorate the floor with them.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tongue Tied

I saw this picture on FaceBook...
Which I thought was totally amazing...
Especially when I found out it is the picture...
Of a hummingbird's tongue.


Then someone posted this link.

Wow, Wow!!

Watch the video...
Listen to the music (and explanation)...
Become enlightened...
Find out about hummingbird tongues


Find out why Spencer makes such a mess when he gets a drink of water...
You'll be amazed.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Odd Socks, Odd Shoes, Odd People

Bank accounts, family heirlooms, eye color...
all things we can inherit from our parents.
I'm pretty sure some personality traits get passed on too.

Like father.....


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Home Alone!

When the humans are away, the dogs will play.

I've been known to explore the contents of a trashcan, and it is well known that Spencer has experienced some epic house-trashing episodes, but I think we could learn a thing or two from these dogs.  

Stolen Borrowed Taken
Discovered (along with others) on the Ellen  Degerenes Show website:

Don't they look innocent?
Me?  I would place the blame on Spencer, right where it belongs.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Touchdown Jesus

This can't be true..
but it is funny,

June 2010 the King of Kings statue in front of the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio was struck by lighting and burnt to a crisp.
(This is not the funny part)

I am sure the church members were very upset, and I can empathize with their loss.  However, even before its demise, this icon of the Interstate was the butt of jokes.

Also known as:
Big Butter Jesus
Big J
Goalpost Jesus
Touchdown Jesus
Quicksand Jesus

What did they expect, it was just asking to get struck by lightening!

However, the church persevered and a new Jesus is on its way. 
(still not the funny part)

Someone with a delicious sense of humor decided to give the new Jesus a proper comedic christening.

Funny story reported here:
(this is the funny part)

While being hauled to its new home at the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, the 50 foot tall statue of Jesus was trapped as it was being driven through a McDonalds drive-thru. One outstretched arm of the statue caught on a statue of Ronald McDonald causing it to shift, stand semi-upright and lodge between a drive thru window and a McDonaldland Playland.

“It was the loudest, craziest, most disturbing thing I have ever seen,” said McDonald’s employee Darren Bick. “One minute I’m typing an order into the computer, the next minute there is a thunderous noise, the building shakes, and the face of Jesus is pressed staring at me through my drive thru window. I’m going to have nightmares. If I ever sleep again.”

The driver of the truck had attempted to maneuver the vehicle through, despite turns that were obviously too tight and a warning sign indicating that he did not have enough clearance. “I know I should have just parked and gone inside,” said driver Fred Holland. “But I truly thought I was going to make it. I don’t know what it was. I think that I just had this feeling that, with him, all things are possible.”

Local authorities said that extracting the enormous statue will be a very difficult task. “This is too big to just get out the jaws of life,” said city contractor Raymond Moore. “And it is too delicate to just try to ram it through with a bulldozer. We may have to break it into nuggets.  However, I am certain if we left him alone Jesus will ascend from this predicament in a few days.”

(it would have been even more funny if it had really happened)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Joy of Painting

Painting the town...but not red.
Ohio widower paints the town to make it a brighter place.

Everyone deals with depression or grief differently.

This man chose to get up and paint the town.

He started the ball rolling and things started to happen.
If I could clap my paws, I would applaud.
You don't have to be an artist to paint a house.  Pick up a paintbrush and make your own magic happen.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Redheads Rule!

True Story:
Once upon a time Ronnie was traveling with her family.  As they sat in their motel breakfast bar enjoying their Continental Breakfast of juice and waffles, a woman carrying a baby walked in followed by three girls.

The woman sat the girls at a table and still holding the baby began filling glasses of juice and placing them on the table.  Moments later two more older girls came ambling in and it was obvious they belonged to the group because every last one of them had red hair ranging from the mother"s deep auburn to the baby's strawberry blonde.  They made a stunning group, especially when the father joined them.  He was bald - obviously a side effect from living with so many redheaded women.  Ruadh gu brath!!

I love redheads.

I don't think they are evil.

I do think they are special.

Some redheads are famous.

Not every redhead is born that way.

"Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but it takes a real man to handle a redhead."

"A trucker will slow down for a blonde, stop for a brunette, but he'll back up 500 yards for a redhead!" 

Some of my hairs are red.


Vita cum rubeo nunquam est odiosis

Monday, August 20, 2012

Snowflakes Up Close And Personal

I am so not ready for snow...but...WOW!

Wanna try this for your self?

I think it is conceivable that....
I could be looking forward to winter this year....
one day....
weather permitting.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

BFF's With Janet Napolitano!!
Oh my goodness...
Oh my goodness...
I am now BFF's with
Janet Napolitano
Don't know who that is?
let me tell you...
my new best buddy....
is none other than....
the ...
United ...
States ...
Secretary ...
of ...
Homeland ...Security...

How about them apples?!

Just HOW did this come about?? 
She must follow my blog and is a big fan because Janet sent me an e-mail.
She loves me so much, she is worried that I haven't claimed my money from the Nigerian government. (I copied her e-mail below)
We a talking about fifteen million five hundred thousand dollars so I can understand her concern. 

See how much she loves me? 
I might use some of my money to buy her a bouquet of flowers.

I am a teeny tiny bit worried though, I think Janet needs to go back to Sandia High School in Albuquerque, NM and ask to take her English classes over or give her diploma back.  If she managed to graduate and not learn basic spelling and grammar there is something seriously wrong with the school system.

I only make this comment because I gotta look out for my girl Janet.

We'll be hanging out on a regular basis I am sure. 
Come join is and I'll introduce you.


U.S..........Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528,USA
From The Desk Of BG F. David Sheppard
Director Management Program Specialist Department of Homeland Security

Dear Citizen, We have been given your file directly from the NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT as they cliamed that it has been approved for a long time but the huge rate of coruption in there
system there bankers and government officials claim to get you your funds and go
behind trying to keep it all for themself. We ordered them to send a Notice to you to contact us at our Transfer Department , Oregon USA to enable us Re confirm some detials and Document before we have the Nigerian Ministry of Finance issue out your payment in any form of your choice. Furthermore i advice you confirm to me if you sent Mr. Frank T.Kehoe of U.S.A
California, with an application to receive your payment on your behalf, Please as a
matter of urgency, you are required to verify the following information and inform
us if you are aware or know anything about this. This morning Mr. Frank Kehoe called our office claiming that you have instructed him to come and receive the payment on your behalf as your representatives. Below is the information submitted on the phone by Frank T. Kehoe I have ask him to call back tomorrow as he did not provide any power of an attorney from you which will
proof that you thoroughly send him, I did that to have the time to contact you and verify how genuine this man is to you. 1. Did you instruct one Mr. Frank T. Kehoe of 14 Rice Terrace Apt.306 Branford, Connecticut 06405 whose information's is below, to claim and receive the payment on
your behalf? 2. Did you sign any 'Deed of Assignment' in his favor thereby making him the current beneficiary with the following account details: Account Name: Mr. Frank T. Kehoe Group Ltd, A/C #USD 586017794661, Bank Name: Bank Of America Routing Code: 026009593. Finally, you are hereby advised to inform us with immediate effect,if you are the person that instructed Mr. Frank T. Kehoe to come for the claim of your fund worth of USD15,500.000.00.
We await your respond or call immemediately :
 Yours sincerely, Mrs Janet Napolitano
U.S Department of Homeland Security
From the The office U.S Department of homeland security

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Julia Child
IF she were still ALIVE, I would be wishing her a happy birthday. 
IF she were still alive, Julia Child would be celebrating her 100th birthday. 
IF she were still alive, she would probably be cooking up some grand meal with a delicious wine and sumptuous dessert.
Or at the very least, eating a grand meal with a delicious wine and sumptuous dessert.

Julia loved food.
I love food.
I love Julia.

She was wise, she was wonderful, she was funny

Happy B-Day Julia!!

PS  Remember to save the liver!