Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Paws

My puppy walks like he has clown shoes on his front feet.

Who me?

Friday, January 21, 2011

We the People

The Montana Legislature is in session.

A few nights ago, we celebrated my parents 60th anniversary at the fancy restaurant in town.

A group of legislators were seated at the table next to ours.

They were loud.



But, oh so important. We could tell by the preening.

This might make one lose faith in democracy.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

How To . . .

stop an intrepid photographer from interrupting one's nap.

. . . aah . . .

I know I'm cute.

But I'm really tired. 
It's not easy chasing that terrier around all day.

What's this?

shake shake shake

Works every time.

Quote the Poet

Washing machine broke, so we went to town for a new one.

Now, I have low expectations for a washing machine.



All I want is a warm rinse cycle. Warm wash. Warm rinse.


Is this unreasonable?


Washing machines, now days, will save you money, time, energy and the Earth.

Cold water rinsing saves all of the above. Warm water rinsing has gone the way of the dodo who still wants to rinse warmly.

Every salesperson offered a machine that will sense the exact amount of water needed and use only that amount. If you look in the machine and think it needs more water, you're wrong.

Can this option be disabled?


And that is where I got to quote James William Buffett --

I don't want that much organization in my life.

I don't want other people thinking for me!


So, we looked, looked. And looked. Explained well water and warm rinsing to young salesmen, who if they've ever done the laundry, I'm Gaylord Nelson.

Found one. Took all day.

But, I suppose, any day one gets to drop an apropos Jimmy Buffett quote, is not a day wasted.

Rock On.

*Okay, the last one is me. I don't know how Jimmy feels about laundry.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Back In The Old Days

I remember when a traffic jam consisted of a school bus and a horse trailer.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Fish with a Bicycle

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

You Might Be From Montana . . .

You don't complain about the cold because you know it's killing the pine beetles.

Yeah, well, I don't know how the pine beetles are doing, but I responded to a car wreck the other night and just about froze off all my exposed parts.

I'm inordinately fond of some of those exposed parts. 

Speaking of cold -- 

Put a load of wash in the dryer. Got distracted. PUPPY. Forgot to turn on dryer. Came back later. Wash FROZEN SOLID in dryer.

Baby, it's cold inside.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011

You Might Be From Montana . . .

You compare Christmas presents by caliber.

Saturday, January 01, 2011