Monthly Archives: January 2013

best of the drawing of the day week 42– coffee shop

Just another evening in one of those trendy coffee shops somewhere in the City.  Furniture in the Other Place is a contentious social and political issue: in neighborhoods where many Citizens have variant body types, baseline-human normal facilities in public … Continue reading

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at the movies– parker

I knew when I first saw the poster (Jason Statham. With a shotgun on his shoulder.) that I was going to go see this movie. You should go see it too. It’s a first class crime/caper/action flick with brains and … Continue reading

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look down, observe footwear

Any day in January when you can go for a brisk 2 1/2 mile walk at 4:30 in the afternoon wearing sandals is a good day.  For the record, the last day I wore sandals was December 3rd of last … Continue reading

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lunch special

Today at El Salto:  “Carnitas Express”. That’s carnitas with beans and rice and guac’ and chopped tomatoes and sour cream, plus bonus flour tortillas. El Salto is known for their carnitas and they were particularly good this morning –nice and … Continue reading

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placemat sketch 1

The reason restaurants put paper placemats on their tables is to give us  something to draw on, right?  I thought this year I would post my better placemat sketches.  Date: 1/17/2013 Restaurant: Steak and Shake Lunch: regular chili cheese fries … Continue reading

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drawing of the day bonus: underfoot

Just for fun(and because I’m working hard to finish the magic story), here’s a drawing of the day I scanned and got ready, but never posted for some reason.   It’s an attempt to catch a moment of action, as schoolboys … Continue reading

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lunokhod

The Soviet Lunokhod (“Moonwalker”) Moon rover is under discussion in the comments on the “Congratulations, Opportunity” post.  As I was looking at the photos of Lunokhod on the Wikipedia here, I was struck by how familiar it looked.  It’s been … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 41–the bat

Last week I saw a cute little drawing of a werebat in the Japanese “magical girl” style from manga and anime.  She had big bat ears and bangs that covered her eyes for that “blind as a bat” effect.  I … Continue reading

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congratulations, opportunity!

Tomorrow, January 24th, is the anniversary of the landing of the rover Opportunity on the surface of Mars.  This little scientific probe was designed to wander around the Red Planet taking pictures and analyzing samples for three months.  That was … Continue reading

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lizard!

From my notebook, about an hour ago: Mother: Will you please try on this jacket? Toddler: Why? Mother: Because I want to see if it fits you. Toddler: Lizard! (Post and image direct from my iPod touch, via free public … Continue reading

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