Friday, September 21, 2012

Fuzzy Thinking

Last day of summer. Not at all sorry to see it go, though I will miss the delicious fruits and vegetables. I may not taste a decent tomato until next year.

These furry visitors are everywhere today. Is there some adage about caterpillars predicting winter weather?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Hit the road?

David Alan Harvey posted on Burn Magazine today that he is taking a camper/van and heading west... a 4-6 week free-form trip. I would love to do that! How can I make it happen? What would I do with the cats... they would be miserable on the road. I hate camping so I might have to do it in a car. Something to think about...

Thursday, September 06, 2012


Stacks of books to be taken to the donation box at the library. It's a revealing process to see what books you purchased throughout the years. I bought a lot of self-help books. Why do we always believe the media hype that we're lacking in some area? 

I no longer buy hard cover books and I never buy self-help books. I'm not perfect, but I've won the battles that I had to face. Maybe I'll write a book. ;-)

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Remember director's chairs?

Another empty chair, but a different story.

As I was in one of my trying-to-get-back-to-sleep periods last night, this chair popped into my head. It was sitting in a corner of my bedroom and over the years had been piled high with extra blankets and pillows. There can be things/situations right in front of us every day that do not register. I have a fear of becoming a hoarder, so today I stored the pillows and blankets in proper places and moved the chair to a different (mostly empty) room until I decide what to do with it. 

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Talking to an empty chair

As we age, we all think we're still at our 'cool' age. At least, that's what's inside my head. And I'm quite insulted when someone implies that I'm not.

We need an inner voice, a restrictor plate (in Nascar terms), to prevent us from looking quite foolish; when the youngsters roll their eyes and look as though they'd like to be anywhere else.

So... while Clint thought himself quite clever, in fact he looked old and foolish. If only he had delivered a 'normal' speech of endorsement... *sigh*.

BTW, the chair says I look fabulous! ;-)

Saturday, September 01, 2012

New Month

It seems like only yesterday I was saying goodbye to July. August was a blur and here we are again... making promises for September. It would feel more like the 'unofficial end of summer' if the temperatures would back off a bit. Ninety degrees today... I'm ready for some seventies.

I spent some time last evening going through boxes of old photos. I began with a quest to find pictures from a particular vacation in the mid-70s. No dates or notes on any of them  (another plus for digital). I found a few that I was sure were taken on that trip, but many, many more were too generic to deduce a when or where. Mountains? Could have been almost anywhere. I know one thing for sure, I had no business taking photos back then. I knew nothing about composition, light, focus! And I'm sure my camera was a basic point-and-shoot. Very embarrassing. 

I also think I've been getting sloppy with my shooting of late. Part of it I blame on Instagram. My phone camera takes lousy photos and yet I keep opening that program and taking a pic! I must stop... none of them are worthy of posting. So there's another goal for September!