The Ciel Show

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hot days, hot nights...

It's just below 60F this morning, and I am wearing an extra shirt over a tank-top, but the forecast for the next few days is highs over 90, even nearing 100. This kind of heat is not just unpleasant, it is bad for me, so I will be seeking a cool place to be this afternoon, and tomorrow, and especially Thursday. Charlie will work today and Friday, getting in his 20 hours on the cooler hot days. The office there doesn't open before 10am, but it would be great if they'd trust him with the key to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 25, 2018

I'm in the movie!

Yesterday I volunteered to show up with the truck at a spot about 25 miles from here, to participate in a 'proof of concept' film a friend is making, to try to find backers for a project he has been wanting to make for several years now. The first attempt, about 3 years ago, was lost, and he had to begin all over again. He has had to re-do several times now, but has finally reached this stage of the project, making a short scene that shows his abilities and commitment. Just as I was getting set... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dog Park Day!

Milo had his first trip to the dog park today. Charlie has been training him to come back when called, and when he was satisfied that Milo has that trick down, it was time to introduce him to the the Bear Creek Dog Park. We went early, thinking that perhaps there would be fewer dogs. Well, if that was fewer, more would be a LOT of dogs! So many breeds, mixed to greater or lesser degrees--so many shapes and sizes, colors, furs long and short... And most all of them, grinning with dog-joy! I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 22, 2018


Ever tell the checkout machine that you want cash, then by the time you've collected all your groceries and been distracted by this and that, you forget to pick up the cash that came out of a slot about the level of your knees...? Yeah, I did that a couple of days ago. Charlie went in the next day and asked about it, just in case someone had turned it in. One might scoff at the idea of anyone not grabbing $40 and running with it, but I would turn it in, and I am not the only one. So there is a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

For TAPS, especially

Something to brighten your day without distracting your block-chain studying intellect... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Just got hit with this infuriating piece of bs again... and found a quick and easy fix: It starts with a big blaring warning page that you can't get rid of. But you can! Hit contro/alt/delete all at one time... It takes you to Task Manager which shows you a list of activity on your computer. Click on your browser--Chrome, in my case--to bring up the end task option. I had several Chrome things going, selected the top heading that included them all, and ended that task. It doesn't take the... Sign in to see full entry.

Movie Night: BLADE RUNNER 2049

I watched the first BLADERUNNER back in the 80s at a theater, on the big screen. It was so good, yet such a dark, rainy, dismal atmosphere throughout, when I left the theater I did a double-take at the clear evening sky, that rich late-evening blue... This sequel set 30 years after the first, the atmosphere is not only still dismal, but it is wholly believable that the world has further deteriorated from that time, one can see the slow decline. The story is dark and dreary, too--not an uplifting... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The hail that didn't

All our preparations drove off the hail, we didn't even get rain though we had a nice view of it. We have had plenty of wind... And I got some nice shots of the clouds in the east, touched by sunset... Sign in to see full entry.

Afternoon thundershowers...

Dark clouds sailing slowly across the sky in our general direction... reports of big hail coming from friends here in the Springs... I've brought all the outdoor potted plants inside or covered them with wire mesh baskets. Charlie has taken the rubber floor mats and tarps and covered the windshields. Surely these preparations will prevent any hail from actually landing. Big hail won't hurt us, forewarned as we are, but it will shred the big maple tree, I fear. There is nothing I can do to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Cool and cloudy...

Last night, I went to bed listening to the music of falling rain. That is such a welcome and refreshing sound in this high desert country! Today is still mostly cloudy with the suggestion that we might have thunderstorms in the afternoon. Charlie, with his outdoors job, particularly likes this kind of weather. He didn't get a call-back regarding that commercial, but a housemate whose poverty he's absorbed for a while now paid him back in full yesterday, so he is suddenly out of his own survival... Sign in to see full entry.

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