Thursday, May 29, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. For me obstinance is the opposite of creativity.
2. I don't remember the last excellent book I read. Been a while. :(
3. I like fill-ins because they're fun.
4. In nature I like looking at trees.
5. Obama should win the US elections.
6. The last time I laughed with all my belly was at Gracie. As entertainment goes, she's better than a beer and a shot.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to rest, tomorrow my plans include gym day (but I'm not getting any skinnier) and Sunday, I want to go to the lake for a photo shoot!

Photo Theme Thursday - Common

Monday, May 26, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

The New Indy

They should have stopped,
when they were ahead.

Friday Fill-Ins

1. On my laziest day I like to stay in bed!
2. Finishing pages makes me feel like I'm being productive.
3. I love little puppies and big dogs.
4. This summer I want to GO TO THE OCEAN!
5. Hubris made me start my blog.
6. Red M&Ms and orange slices - not my favorite candy.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to chocolate cake, tomorrow my plans include barbeque and Sunday, I want cinnamon rolls for breakfast! (Note to self: don't blog before breakfast.)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Camera Woes

This is my old camera.I've looked at a lot through this lens.
This ia my new camera.
I've seen quite a bit through this one too.
What's driving me crazy is . . .
this one doesn't quite work the way
this one did.
And the camera I own that works the best
is this little thing.
It's enough to drive a person to drink.
Oh wait.
Too late.

UPDATE: Searching the net to decide if I'll switch to a Nikon dslr, I found a review that explained WHY (oh why) Olympus consistently delivered softer images than anybody else.

It is a function of their automatic settings designed to compress highlights and shadows into a medium range so that the average photographer will get a usuable picture. Usually triggered by low-light or high contrast situations.

Big, god-damn, freakin' SIGH!

Which explains why I would get soft pictures then sharp pictures as I changed settings, not paying any attention to what I was doing, (give me a break, I'm used to film) just comparing the resultant images.

I oughta get testosterone credits for proceeding without reading the manual.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. There is absolutely NO way you can get me to vote Republican!

2. New flowers reminds me that summer is almost here!

3. I cannot live without my STARBUCKS.

4. A Porsche and a MacBook Pro are two things I'd like to try.

5. When life hands you lemons, ask to trade for chocolate.

6. Christmas is my favorite childhood memory.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to being done with errand day :P, tomorrow my plans include the gym and Sunday, I want to go on a photo shoot!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Searching But Not Finding

I got this idea from Fond of Snape.

Google searches that led to my blog.

coyote blue theme quotes -- Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore. A novel, nothing to do with moi.

slowest route to absorb medicine -- I hope they called the ambulance before stopping to read about the NAUGHTIEST PUPPY IN THE WORLD.

coyote who catholic schools -- who what in Catholic schools?

russian transvestites -- I followed this search and discovered they were looking for a dating service for Russian transvestites. HMM. I was looking for a Russian translation, became misdirected, blogged about it and now Russian transvestites looking for dates are directed to Coyote Underground. Golly.

dirt center -- I am not!

ecclesiastes 9:11 -- time and chance happeneth to everyoneth

most annoying sound in the world -- NAUGHTIEST PUPPY IN THE WORLD strikes again. Maybe she should get her own blog.

decorating with coyote -- what would that look like? A rock here. A sagebrush there. Nice cave in the back.

you know you live in montana if -- look outside, you won't have to wonder.

Image searches for -- a marmet, Jeanette Rankin, St Louis Arch, and Lord of the Rings -- I don't have any pictures of Lord of the Rings, although I may have mentioned naked Viggo a time or two.

And my very favorite -- how to pronounce Butte.

Here you go -- Party Hearty.

. . .

Because of this post, Coyote Underground is now the 2nd link offered when one searches for Russian transvestites out of 1,200,000 hits.

Perhaps, someday, I'll be Number 1.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Gender Bias

This is my knife.The blade is only 1 1/2 inches. It is a nice little lady of a knife.

Wednesday last, I drove my father to Home Depot to buy landscaping supplies. The only bundle of stakes, in the size he wanted, was perched on a pallet, on a shelf, above our heads. A female manager asked a VERY LARGE male co-worker to reach them down for us.

He tried, but the bundle was strapped to the pallet. "Do you have a knife?" he asked.

Woman manager -- no.

Dad -- apparently doesn't share his cutlery.

I handed the Large Young Man, my knife.

He cut open the bundle, lifted it down, closed the knife and tried to hand it back to Dad.

Excuse me, that's mine.

He looked at me like I was a green-haired Goth with three tits and a limp before reluctantly handing the knife back to me.

That's right, boy.



Keep it in mind.

Friday Fill-Ins

1. The sushi had an extra secret ingredient; it was gut-gripping bacteria!

Alas, now you know what I did last night.

2. I see misty rain through my window.

3. Right now, I need Starbucks.

4. &^%@! sushi restaurant is where I went Thursday night; it was I thought it was good at the time.

5. Why does you know (see #1) hurt so much?

6. All I can think of is the movies.

When will I see a really good one?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a clean house, tomorrow my plans include kiddo's coming home and Sunday, I want to enjoy Mother's Day brunch!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Photo Theme Thursday - Family

Grandpa's stereo viewer.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Borrowing Trouble

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes.
What madness it is in your expecting evil before it arrives!


Monday, May 05, 2008


What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it;
boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann von Goethe

Friday, May 02, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Two of my favorite ingredients in a drink are RUM and MORE RUM!

2. PEOPLE IN GROUPS often amaze me. And not in a good way.

3. You can keep doing that forever, the dog is IGNORING YOU BECAUSE SHE'S A TERRIER, AND TERRIERS KNOW BEST.

4. RUM, SUGAR, LIME, FRESH MINT, TONIC, mix it all together and voila! You have AMBROSIA! A mojito, I mean. A good martini is in the same class and just as rare out here in the prairie states. Alas.

5. If I had a yard with a garden, I would love to grow ARTICHOKES. If my garden was somewhere with the correct temperature range for artichokes.

6. SLEEPING is best au naturel.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to ERRAND DAY BEING OVER, tomorrow my plans include GYM DAY and Sunday, I want to IRONMAN! I'm glad Robert Downey Jr is off drugs and back in movies.

Thursday, May 01, 2008