Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rm. 325, Boston Long Wharf Marriott

Foggy Boston harbor.  Probably full of soggy Bostonians, shattered by the Red Sox epic collapse last night, which actually set an all-time record for failure. Hard to do after all these years of baseball.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Three hour drive this morning

Athens, TN to Asheville. And so far super foggy AND sunny the whole way. Weird, but pretty.

Days Inn, Athens, TN

Not only are these pictures askew to slightly different degrees, they are firmly bolted that way; you can't straighten them.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This is how Rich and I look...

...when the venue screws up and doesn't bring enough transpo and we have to be left behind to figure out our own way. Our own way seems to involve the spacious back seat of a chauffeured Lincoln Town Car. Cheers!

I've never had a cab with a yoga instructor before

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Midnight would fetch this thing...

...until both of our legbones were worn to toothpicks.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Black History Month

Rendered in automotive hood glitter. In front of the Spanish market down the street.  Love that market.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What we share with Peyton Manning

Sadly, it's not his paycheck. But, today being the start of the NFL season, and Peyton being one of the biggest fishes in the pond, the big news is the fact that he is out for the foreseeable future due to having yet another neck surgery. Why neck surgery? A crippling injury, no doubt? Pounded by some 300-lb. defensive beast into the ground and playing with smashed vertebra, perhaps?

Nope. He has what we have: rotting neck bones that lead to false pain and numbness in his neck, shoulders, back, and extremities.  Except he's Peyton Manning and they cannot wait to operate on him with the latest techniques to make him feel all better.   So, Pop, I don't know if this is what they would do to you, but if so, it seems to work for Peyton! At least we'll see. Wish I had an NFL medical plan....

You guys still in a dry spell?

We aren't.  Scenes from Leesburg Pike.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Amusing and easy idea


Stumbled across a very simple idea amusingly done: viewer submitted photos of people holding CD or LP album covers in front of themselves or others in order to incorporate themselves into the gestalt of the album art.  Most are not as amusing as this, but all are clever. Somebody somewhere must weed out the lame ones.

Monday, September 5, 2011

One of those weird sunny/rainy days

Been like this for an hour. Odd. But kinda cool.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Free tickets!

One of Carol's fancy clients has season tickets to the Skins and --in the way of the idle rich-- can hardly ever be bothered with going to the actual games.  Or selling them. So she mentions yesterday to Carol that she has tickets going to waste for the Skins game with my Buccaneers last night.  She gladly dumps them off on Carol, I get them from her, and me and Jack Rowles, fellow Stepper, end up with great free seats to a meaningless pre-season game. I had already made the sad calculation that going to a game was not in the budget this year and hadn't even looked at tickets --even though this was my only chance of seeing my team this year-- so serendipity works out in my favor.   I have now managed to see my generally unrecognised and unheralded football team for four straight years. These are the second best seats I've had and they were FREE! Woohoo! Too bad Jo couldn't go. Especially since her stupid Skins made a comeback to win with a minute left right after my team made a comeback to take the lead with TWO minutes left. Exciting. And meaningless. Like so many of the best things in life.