The Ciel Show

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Waking in Seattle

You know that first waking in a different place, when you open your eyes and are surprised at your surroundings...? Oh, right, I forgot I spent hours packing and driving to the airport and crammed into a little plane seat and waiting and waiting and waiting to get on the plane, to start moving, to get to the runway, to get to the ground, to the gate, for all the people ahead of me in the plane to get their gear and go... My body thinks it is well past time to be up and breakfasted, though my... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Heading out...

In an hour I'll be going to collect Charlie from work, make a quick stop for him to buy some much-needed shoes, then we are headed north to Denver International Airport for a 6:10 flight. We have discovered that driving up and parking at one of the private lots is cheaper than getting the airport shuttle from here, and much easier than looking for a friend to drive us up there and then meet us when we get back. So, plants are all watered and likely to make it through a week of neglect. Embers... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Amtrak derailment in Washington State

This is happening at about 7:40 this morning along Interstate 5 between Olympia and Tacoma. I know this bridge, have driven under it many, many times in the 30+ years I lived in the area. I have been in touch with several friends in Olympia and no one I know was involved. Charlie's dad would very possibly have been there on his usual commute to Olympia had he not been working in Seattle today. While most eyes and reports are focused on the accident site, no one is talking about the southbound... Sign in to see full entry.

ANGELS IN AMERICA parts one and two

I first tried reading this play by Tony Kushner several years ago and didn't make it past the first scene. The central character of the scene was the lawyer Roy Cohn, one of the most despicable men on Earth in his time. He was real, Joseph McCarthy's right hand in the 50s whose claim to fame, by the character's words, was getting Ethel Rosenberg executed. Every word from the character's mouth is so mean, so evil and nasty, I set the play down and never came back to it until this past weekend.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Another morning, another photo shoot...

There were not a lot of grand or glorious clouds this morning to light up the early sunlight, but there were other bits of loveliness to make getting up before the sun worth it! Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Back-up Plans

It is uncertain what will change in internet usage if net neutrality is lost. The simplest thing is that we will all have to pay more for how we use it here. This makes me very aware of how much of my social contact is here, online, and how much I'd lose without computer or internet access. Also, I have long held that the power of the consumer is to refuse to consume, hence, my back-up plan: If you would like to stay in touch, whatever becomes of the internet, please pm me your address and/or... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This morning's colorful arrival Sign in to see full entry.

slow-starting morning

It is another chilly, breezy morning graced with a lovely fiery sky--there will be photos once my other laptop sees fit to finish updating. When I went to bed last night, it was set to do updates then turn off, but apparently it also went to bed, so when turned on this morning, it gives me a blue screen and says working on updates 1%... An hour later, it is up to 24%. That is why I am using the little Macbook now, but I can't shift photos from camera to computer with this one. I am sure there is... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 11, 2017

...and here they are: Dinosaurs!

Start with this fellow who looked a bit worried, and click to the left... I didn't get names for all the exhibited saurians, but Charlie probably knows some of them if anyone wants to know. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Almost forgot to go...

Charlie and I got tickets last week for an event today. Life being what it is, we kinda forget the date was coming right up, and considered how we might spend this Sunday. Late Saturday, we each remembered...! How awful it would have been to have not gone because we just spaced it out! But we did remember, and we made the drive from the Springs to Denver, arriving around 11:30. We were not prepared for the $10 parking charge which had not been mentioned in the promotional material, so I asked... Sign in to see full entry.

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