Saturday, January 30, 2016

Finally cleaning out the old closets (6WS)

As I age, and the further shore creeps nearer, year by year I've begun revising some deeply held theories ..."That May Come in Handy  Someday"  has turned into,  "If I Haven't Used It By Now...".   "Oh What a Perfect Storage Container" has become  "How Many of These Things Do I Really Need".

 I am also protected by the unwritten law that says, anything to do with the kitchen that does not involve plumbing or wiring is mine to do with as I choose.

I am ruthless.  I am determined. I have a woodstove,  our landfill recycles, and I have many, many cartons marked Salvation Army.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

My favorite stupidly written ad of the week, month, possibly all year

Heard repeatedly on a local radio station here,  dramatizing an ad for insulation--the poor woman who is whinging about how they had to turn down the thermostat to save money on fuel, and now "it's so cold we have to wear two sweaters to keep warm."  awwww

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thought for the Day =)

No  one can ever
teach you how
to use a hammer

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Im still here, still breathing softly

we had some snow,  it's been cold, and then not so cold.

been making bread nearly every day,  trying to get it 'right'.  I figger if I can get sixty loaves ahead by summer we'll have enough to get us through the hot weather because there is no way in hell I am going to fire up a woodstove in July to bake bread.  Im just curious to see if I can get that far ahead.  

Charlie has been perfecting his U-turn,  got it down pretty smooth, now. I open the door in the morning that he insists he HAS to use, marches across the porch, hits the snow, and without pausing U-turns and strides right back in, little mouth working indignantly, ears flat.  My fault, yep.

About the only thing in the news worth writing about is politics, and considering the choices, Id say there's not much worth writing about...

I'm around, in my winter semi-fetal position,  waiting for spring.  Feel free to drop in, don't be strangers.  There's always  coffee and cookies. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Google strikes again...

I just found this announcement from the powers that be at Google and am so excited about it.  Not.   If you have readers who do not belong to Google,  they need to know about this too.  

"In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer"

Thursday 13 Comment

It's a Jungle Out There

This is the place 
where the pavement ends
and the real world 

Thursday Thirteen

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Not much changes, even after 70 years

it's a bit rumply at the bottom, sorry, it  didnt flatten out as well as I'd hoped...this is from a favorite cartoonist of mine,   Gluyas Williams, and he always managed to nail the human condition perfectly  (this was from 1943)

("Fred Perley kept his temper when he had to get dressed up and go out on a wild night to a bridge party at the Dibbles',  and he kept it when he found that his wife  had promised they'd bring their bridge table along, one leg of which kept falling open and tripping him;  but when he got there and found that his wife had got mixed up and the party wasn't  until tomorrow night, things began to happen")

Saturday, January 2, 2016

A fascinating view of the solar system

and the music is pretty cool too