Nicolas and I played an online math game. Our avatar was named Chewy Chunks.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Aggressive little quacking freaks. So much for being somber and respectful at a place of eternal rest.
- Kristine Phoenix Artinian
Why are the ducks attacking Ellen Degeneres?
When I take this route home - which is even longer than the usual route - I get to ride on Great Highway for a stretch, right on the beach, really. The dozens of Porta-Potties are left over from bay to Breakers. I love the ocean.
Monday, May 20, 2013
This guy was playing the Batman theme when I got off the bus, then he segued into The Odd Couple, and I thought it would be wrong not to get a clip. Afterwards, when I put a couple of bucks in his cup, he asked why I'd filmed. I told him I knew a guy who was a real Odd Couple enthusiast. He said, "That guy must be good people." Then he told me his name was Rodney Byrd, "Spelled like the Admiral, not the Celtic."
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Someone put up a bunch of balloons as a marker for an event. It was a windy day, and their dance was a nice distraction, as I waited for the bus, which seems to be what I spend half of my life doing. Didn't catch it on film, but a pit bull came by and was terrified of the dancing balloons. Wuss.
Friday, May 17, 2013
I love my dentist. His office is such a pleasure to visit. They serve espresso, and let me watch Netflix on a giant ceiling screen while my teeth are being cleaned. Nicest, though, is that the waiting room looks out on, and opens up to, this lovely little oasis in the middle of the city, complete with water feature and koi pond. Perfect for contemplation before a root canal.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
To my surprise, just blocks from my home, they are filming a movie today--"Seven Minutes", a bank heist movie starring Kris Kristopherson. Apparently, they are using our courthouse as a bank. Here are a few brief glimpses after a day's filming--I came too late to catch the action.
- Kurt Story
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
I love crows. Always have. And I love this little nursery rhyme about them:
One is for bad news, two is for mirth.
Three is a wedding, four for a birth.
Five is for riches, six is a thief.
Seven a journey, eight is for grief.
Nine is a secret, ten is for sorrow, Eleven is love and twelve is joy on the morrow.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The eerie green fluorescence of uranium, caused by the uranyl ion added to this glass "salt dip", from the 1940s. It takes very little uranium to impart this green fluorescence, although this piece is more radioactive than most glass--but still safe to handle. Still, I wouldn't use it for food.
- Kurt Sotry
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
I've probably messed my daughter up for life by telling her that was a cow catcher.
- Kristine Phoenix Artinian
This reminds me of Peanuts, when Lucy gives Linus all that wrong information about nature. Fir trees produce animal fur, to be made into coats, except in winter, when they produce wool.
April was a weird of month of highs and lows for me. Thoroughly exhausting. It all sort of came to a head for me earlier today, when I realized just how wiped out I am, and how badly in need of a vacation I am. I was having an especially good time beating myself up over a careless mistake I made out of exhaustion/extended periods of sleeplessness, when this hummingbird appeared. It really made my day. Not quite 60 seconds.