Category Archives: other stuff

seasonal tool exchange

Good bye, hose cart for soaking the new trees. Hello, snow shovels and the long brush for sweeping the satellite dish so we can watch TV.

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a new lens for the last of november

Today marks the arrival of a new lens– a short telephoto macro* for the Fujis, which is definitely giving Mischief a fresh outlook on the world.  Even on a cloudy, raw last day of November there are still plenty of … Continue reading

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fifteen years ago today

Fifteen years ago today, we brought home a Cardigan Welsh corgi puppy, black brindle with one white ear.  It was a very wise thing to do.

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a very dire phone camera

While cleaning some of the junk out of my phone’s photo files (chorus: why in the world did I take a picture of that???), I found this extremely worthwhile image.  What could be so profound and significant than a closeup … Continue reading

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martian tartan

Did you know that Mars has its own tartan? It does–it’s the rather handsome pattern of (Mars) red and (water of life) blue, with four green lines (for being the fourth planet from the Sun), and a white line (for … Continue reading

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didn’t catch it!

I’ve never actually played Pokemon Go, but I think I saw a tall blue one this afternoon while walking the Dire Corgi. I didn’t catch it, and neither did the dog.

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one more day

This leftover Halloween decoration captures exactly how I feel in these last hours before election day: the weather is still autumn-perfect, golden and beautiful, and I am stressed out to the point of being a bit goofy. What I am … Continue reading

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old gold

If anybody ever asks you what people mean when they talk about “old gold”, just tell them it’s the color of the gilding in Rapp and Rapp’s marvelous Chicago Theater, built in the 1920s. Pretty sure that’s Apollo and the … Continue reading

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the purple horse comes home

Those of you who follow my Instagram feed may remember a photograph called the Purple Horse at the Liquor Store. https://www.instagram.com/p/BLBxobeh4DN/ Today I was back at the liquor store and they were turning over some of their advertising art. And … Continue reading

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2 more tuesdays

Went to the County Administration Building today to pay the property taxes for World Headquarters. Saw this whiteboard in the lobby just inside the front door. Went downstairs to 102-A and behind this county-owned patriotic sign was a long line … Continue reading

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