Sunday, March 30, 2008


This person is either
A) having an emotional outburst
B) suffering a coronary episode
C) pretending to be Ginger Baker
D) posing for a photo friday picture

Saturday, March 29, 2008

cue dragnet theme

Since I've lived in this house I've gotten several legal notices that have appeared to show varying degrees of seriousness addressed to someone who doesn't live here. One time the County Constable came by looking for him. His name doesn't show any relation to the previous owners, so I know they're not looking for them. I figure it's probably someone who provided a false address and is essentially living on the lam. Of course, the previous owners may have harbored a fugitive, or he could be holed up in the dilapidated shed out back (posing convincingly as a raccoon).

I'm always tempted to open his mail to investigate further since it presents such a mystery. Still, I'm sure if I ever found out why they're after the guy it will be a let down. After all, if it were a truly glamorous or scandalous crime, they would have kicked in my front door by now. So I picture a guy who wrote some hot checks or neglected his childcare payments living in relative and parasitic anonymity in some friend's apartment. But if they ever haul me off and force me to prove I'm not him, I'm going to hope it's for something positively gangster.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

found object

This is a photo friday picture. I found the bracelet a couple of years ago after moving into my house. I kept it because it seemed to contain so many stories. Who is PFC Cochran and what happened to him? He went missing in action, but is there a chance he's still around somewhere? And what about the story of the bracelet? Someone must have cared enough to display it at some point, but then how did it end up hanging from a nail in a garage? For me it also serves as a cultural relic, a remote symbol of the past, though I'm sure there are those for whom it remains very present.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

separation anxiety

Every time I let my tarantula out he wants right back in. They're so silly that way.

If you'd like more information on keeping these as pets, please seek counseling.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

the good life

"Happiness," says Aristotle, "must be some form of contemplation."

I spent much of an afternoon reading and reflecting on this. Then I ordered and devoured a gargantuan pizza.

The tangerine, by the way, is in no immediate danger of being eaten.

Sunday, March 09, 2008


I had a literary interpretation of this photo challenge theme. True, it's probably the least surreal thing he wrote, but I don't have a copy of Naked Lunch.

Friday, March 07, 2008

snow day

For those faithful readers of this blog (namely me), you (I) will recall that a couple of posts ago I said, in a seemingly sarcastic tone, that it would snow sometime between the springlike weather we were having and the inevitably sweltering weather to come. Well, I was right. So in your (my) face!

The almost freshly fallen snow in my backyard.

This one was from taking the long way to work

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Another sign of Spring on a very unspringlike day.

Sunday, March 02, 2008


Since I don't know what this flower is called, I have to assume it has no name. But it is one of the signs that Spring is here, at least for a few days, after which it will freeze, then rain a little, then warm up, then snow. Then we will have a week of Spring followed by five months of intense heat. So I'm enjoying the no-name flowers while I can.