Saturday, August 14, 2010

Summer people. Some are not.

This is the underside of the draw bridge in Woods Hole, MA. LOL!


  1. Well, Howard *Is* first, yanno. . . .

  2. I second that.

  3. Bill, you were probably right to do your filing. *sigh*

    listener, I remember the saga of the micies. Hope Puddle's micies have a happy ending too.

    The reason I'm up at this ungodly hour is that Sis and I just finished watching Moonlighting. She finds the end of the series very depressing, and I can't blame her. It's most frustrating. But, she was more into it than I was, so she felt the dissatisfaction more keenly. Even so, I suggested to her that we could write our own David and Maddy story. After all, we're both writers. We're every bit as clever as the stupid writers who ran that show into the ground. We know the characters. She didn't seem too keen on the idear, but I think she'll come around. It would be good for her.

    Not that I'm short on stuff to do. Yesterday afternoon, I finally got back to work on Dragon Christmas, and I would have liked to spend the evening working on it, but she would have been hurt if I tried to defer our TV watching. This weekend I'll work on it though. I've *got* to start getting projects finished! Having so much stuff in the works is beginning not just to niggle at the back of my mind, but actually, actively to bother me. So, I'm gonna turn over a new leaf. Gonna become in-in-dustrious... *yawn* in the morning...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  4. Bill Thomasson8/14/2010 01:14:00 PM

    It's not a matter of industriousness. Sounds like you're pretty industrious. It's a matter of prioritizing. That's hard for anybody. But you're right that the time has come to make finishing one particular thing your priority.

  5. Beautiful day: cool (68º), soft rain falling. The green people are very happy, as am I. Fur person is asleep, so his opinion cannot be discovered, unless sleeping is an opinion.

  6. Gorgeous day here.

    Actually, err, just started a new project, a new kind of project. Going to upload something to YouTube, if I can figure out how. Seems like a nice, leisurely, Summer Saturday afternoon sort of thing to do.

  7. OK... Can't import the song directly from the CD into Windows Movie Maker, since it's in a format Movie Maker doesn't recognize. Have to ask my YouTube friend how to do it. In the meantime, I need to scan the photo I'm going to use and, since there's other stuff on the page, cut it out. So, that will take a while... The photo is somewhat distracting, Engelbert in hunk mode with his shirt open. It's a rough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

    Got my record from Berlin. I've never had mail from Germany before, so that was exciting in itself. Also very much looking forward to listening to the record. It's from 1969 and I bought it because it includes what is IMO the most beautiful song Bert Bacherach and Hal David ever wrote, "Love Was Here before The stars." Even for Bacherach and David this one's superlitive. And, Engelbert's rendition is just gorgeous. Whoever made the decision not to issue this one as a single missed a great opportunity. It would have sold about a zillion copies. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the album too. But, it's almost suppertime, so it's better to wait.

  8. Hoping listener's squeeze is feeling a bit better. Hurts to have your mate hurting.

  9. I appreciate that very much, puddle!!! Hubby *is* feeling good again! Hurrah!! It took a full week from the time his relapse began. And I never got it (knock mahogany) even though I was low-ebbing last week. Interesting.

    I'm really kind of P.O'd at the docs though, because if this is Lyme we're missing the chance to knock it out of the park with antibiotics. They won't give the meds unless (a) he has the bull's eye rash, or (b) the test comes back positive. However, 20-40% of people who get Lyme disease never get the rash, and test results in the early weeks can be unreliable. So unless his test comes back positive we won't know if he did have Lyme disease until it boomerangs back worse at some future date. Grrr. At this point I'd settle for knowing whether the doctor ordered the test that takes 2 weeks or the test that takes 2 days!! You'd think they could have gotten that much information for us, eh?

  10. Well, I worked 10am to 2pm. Then we went out to get groceries and decided to go out to eat and go to a movie. We ate at the Italian restaurant (Three Tomatoes) next to the movie theatre, and shared a Margherita pizza. Then we went to see the movie Eat, Pray, Love. And in the movie they eat a Margherita pizza in Italy that looked *exactly* like the one we had, including the olives!

    I highly recommend the movie!! It's one of Julia Roberts' best performances, and there is a lot for the eye, the ear and the heart in this movie, and even the soul.

  11. "Say I am You"

    by Jelaluddin Rumi

    I am dust particles in sunlight,

    I am the round sun.

    To the bits of dust I say, Stay.

    To the sun, Keep moving.

    I am morning mist,

    and the breathing of evening.

    I am wind in the top of a grove,

    and surf on the cliff.

    Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,

    I am also the coral reef they founder on.

    I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.

    Silence, thought, and voice.

    The musical air coming through a flute,

    a spark of stone, a flickering

    in metal. Both candle,

    and the moth crazy around it.

    Rose, and the nightingale

    lost in the fragrance.

    I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,

    the evolutionary intelligence, the lift,

    and the falling away. What is,

    and what isn't. You who know

    Jelaluddin, You the one

    in all, say who

    I am. Say I

    am You.

  12. puddle...just sent you a new Ally update with cute photo! :-)

    That end-thingy after the word "memorabilia" should be an end-bracket rather than an end-parenthesis. I trust you'll amend my goof. Thanks! ♡

  13. Ahhhh, Rumi.
    A soul after my own heart. ♥

  14. Ally update at baby. . . .

  15. ♡♡♡♡♡ Thanks, puddle! ♡♡♡♡♡

  16. I liked it that you remembered our mousies, Cat! :-)

  17. So, my MacBook fan is making more noise tonight. I followed Son's instructions and bought a can of Air, and puffed the vents good. But I think it actually sounds a little worse now. =Sigh= So it probably needs a new fan. That will probably entail leaving it in the shop for a few days. That means I will have to do backups first. But I have more on my computer than my backup drive can hold. So first I need to move a big bunch of photos to an external drive, so I can do backups. I was waiting to do that until I first USED those photos to make some collage pages which will be give to the kids at Christmas time (because that's a lot easier than having to pull the photos back over later for the project). Gosh.

  18. The Rumi got here 'cause I put it over at the BBB first, vis a vis the Imam of the new mosque is a Sufi. . . .