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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Pavement Artist

His name is Julian Beever. http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm If you haven't been amazed in a while, check this out! Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Technical questions: Looking at scanner/printers...

I need excellent reproduction of photos, of course... accurate color and good crisp detail... and the capacity to print from negatives and slides. Looking at an hp that does all that... for around $400. any other suggestions, anyone? Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Best Hot'n'Sour Soup in America!

If you love a good soup that'll cure anything that ails ya, it's here in Olympia, Washington at a nice bright little restaurant called ' Bamboo.' (The rest of their menu is excellent, too!) I have tried hot'n'sour soup cross country, and all over town, and I have never found any anywhere that is even close in deliciousness and wealth of ingredients! While we're here, I should mention a great little breakfast/lunch place in Colorado Springs: The Pike Grill is on Garden of the Gods Way near the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Vacation lag...

Here it is Tuesday after the Friday I got home... And I am still all sleepy halfway through the day, and mostly only motivated to be busy here at the keyboard in front of the TV, though it is an unexpectedly pretty day outside. It's a fine thing to sleep full-length in my own bed, with my cats keeping my feet warm (and a little crushed) instead of on an uncomfortable, unfamiliar bed in a motel, or in one variation or anothern of a slightly bent position in the front of my pick-up. It's a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Dad, The Gold Watch and Everything

My dad, Dr Kenneth Franklin, was an astronomer. A radio astronomer, in fact. One of my very earliest memories--I must have been around 3--is of waiting in the car (big old thing with no square corners, an a huge back seat, and lots of grey) while he walked out into a wide grassy field to check his radio antenna. It looked like a telephone wire strung along several shortish poles. My mother stood outside the car watching with some anxiety. Before he went out into the field, they had argued some... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Got an interesting email from a man in Holland

No, it did not ask me to help him collect several million dollars for which I would receive a million just for sending my bank info... This is someone who contacted me some months ago regarding a watch made by Helbros that used a time system for use on the moon. My dad created the time system, mostly just for fun, and Helbros made the watch for it, and offered it in the Neimann Marcus Christmas Catalog in the late 70s. He has found the watch offered on ebay, and sent me a link. Once I tracked it... Sign in to see full entry.

I didn't see my Mom...

She has been feeling so poorly, in constant pain, and was just not up for a visit. I couldn't get in touch with her all that day I was driving up that way, and dawdled in the area, but didn't hear anything back until the next morning when I was well into Wyoming. My sister called then, and let me know Mom had been at the doctor. She has lost her sense of balance, and falls sometimes. She has fallen several times in the past couple of months, and is in constant pain. But like Some People We Know,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tomorrow I head home...

Charlie and I will meet again after his morning class, have lunch at a great little place called The Peak Grill, and then I will be on my way. Adjustment time... going solo again. In the morning, I'll get in touch with my mom who lives north of here about 150 miles and see if she wants me to come by, or not. She has been having a rough time with her health, and of course it has been a hard year for her since my dad died. She moved last March, too--always a big stress. I'm never sure if my... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Long Haul, Short Break...

Charlie is delighted to be back in Colorado Springs, and is moving his gear into his dorm room even now, as I sit in a (relatively) posh motel, one that has wifi, and all the necessaries... I'll be here a couple of nights, until he gets all his moving and shopping accomplished. His classes start Tuesday. (Clever lad, none of his classes meet on Monday!) I'll give the travel news in my Travelblogue--this is about just being plumb wore out from driving and car-camping, which is to say, sleeping... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Last day... or so

I've been blogging intensely this past month, trying to see if I can make Blogit break even. Gonna get close this month, I think... But what a lot of energy goes into making $20! Good thing this is so much more rewarding in so many other ways! Anyway, tomorrow we are heading out, Charlie and me, for Colorado. We haven't hardly begun packing, and don't know what route we are taking yet. The only fer-sher is that we need to have him at his school in time for classes Aug 25th. We need to get a... Sign in to see full entry.

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