Archive for June, 2011

It’s Getting Better All The Time?

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Ever feel like things around us just get worse as time marches on?  Here’s a news article from the BBC that actually might brighten your North American day (or at least half hour);  it did mine.  (Afterall, this blog serves no purpose other than to cheer up its readers.)

US crime figures: Why the drop?

Let’s see now, what else has gotten better around here?  Ah, I know…

I would like to thank Sony for advancing the Walkman and Apple for the iPod.  I had a walkman as a kid, but I don’t own an iPod (or anything like it).  So why then would I be thankful, you ask?  Becasue the boom-box is extinct.  I cannot stand listening to other people’s music when I don’t want to.  These portable personal music players have turned people into quiet little music listeners who don’t bother anybody.  Oh, and earbuds make it unlikely that you’ll even hear their headphones– even better!

So, I dunno, go nuts.

Photo above is of Nina (center), her BFF (left) and her canine BFF (right). 

So bust out those earbuds and enjoy this little ditty:

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When She’s Gone

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Cati and the peanuts are still in Spain; and still, I am not [double entendre?].  But hey, duty beckons– we Americans didn’t put a man on the moon by taking vacations.*

This picture captures the all-too-limited extent of my interaction with my beloved “crew.”  I miss ’em sumthin’ awful; how lucky we are to have Skype though– it really helps.

Don’t worry about them; they are alright.  Here’s another Skype snapshot as proof:

To avoid being a fool who uses himself as an attorney**, I’ll employ Bill Withers to sing my case for me.

Sing it, Bill!

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Hurry home, girls.

*Everytime I utter this sentence, and I do so often, Cati rolls her eyes in a long and archicing fashion.

** A laconic aphorism from someone more clever than me.