Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Shine On

Captured through the car window 70 MPH.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thar She Blows!

Gray whale off the coast of Oregon 8/11/11

Friday, August 26, 2011

Nostalgia, Part 2

My 1st camera.

I'm participating in The August Break.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Those were the days.

I'm participating in The August Break.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Traveling Paws

We took the little dog with us on vacation.

What? No seat belt?
He rode in his crate between the front seats.

He didn't like this at first, but wised up pretty fast.

He found he liked to look at stuff.

Let's go down there.

Let's go down there.
There was a lot to look at. He was up for anything we were up for.

And usually faster too.

Now, I'm not saying my dog is smarter than yours,

Yeah, you are.
but he learned the time to start fussing to get out of the car was when the GPS Lady said, "Recalculating."

That would be because we were ignoring her instructions, had changed directions and were about to stop.

Let's go down there.

Life's A Beach

View from our vacation window.
Or should be.

Monday, August 22, 2011


No. Seriously. I mean it.

I'm standing in the toothpaste aisle of Target, trying to remember what else was on the list that I forgot at home.

Just never mind about that.

A woman walked up to me and asked if I could help her.

I'm just out of the gym, wearing shorts, a short-sleeve linen shirt and Chaco sandals. My hair is south of good grief, but at least I'm clean, having oh-so-recently showered.

The woman is holding a small box of something and she says,

"I'm going to use this denture cleanser to clean my son's retainer every morning, but I don't know how it works. Do you just drop in the tablet?"

Now I thought, but didn't say --


I looked at her. Looked at the aisle display and glory be, the display we're standing in front of is dental floss on the top and false teeth supplies on the bottom.

I didn't sneer or anything, I swear. She kinda leaned away from me when I replied, "I think so."

Then, she was gone, and I'm left wandering the aisles of Target, wondering exactly how old do I appear.

 Wandering and wondering.

Concluded it was proximity to said product that caused this unfortunate incident.

Next time I need to ponder in a store, I'm going to stand by the condom display.

Black Velvet Pencils

I'm still getting hits on the blog from searches for Black Velvet Pencils.

Here's what I said.  True Love Lost.

If you want to buy one or more, go here.

Paper or Plastic

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Through the window into Montana's past.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Road Trip

Brought a GPS along on vacation. Hoping it could direct us through Portland with no diversions.

I thought it would be nice if it could show us where we were over a map of where we were going. That would be helpful when we're paged to the Back of Beyond.

Doesn't work like that.

A lot of the time it looked like this.

Follow the pink ribbon, Dorothy.
 At least we hadn't fallen off the pink ribbon into the uncharted white space.

OTOH, the view out the windshield didn't offer a lot of info either.

Not Kansas, it just looks flat.


One of Montana's most famous ghost towns. Ruined as a ghost town as it has a thriving little community there now.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fool's Names

... as my mother used to say, and fool's faces are always found in public places.

Or in this case, idiot sentiments.

Found this scrawled on the interior of a building in a ghost town.

To learn how to spell remember.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

Friday, August 05, 2011

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011