Travels and Images
WEEK 24 2006
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Picture of the Week
Saturday 17 June
- moving day. Fortunately it was a spinet piano, and there was plenty
of help. We had the truck packed and off to Tehachapi before noon, and had it unpacked and back to U-Haul by 4:00, easy.
Friday 16 June
Friday - I still haven't seen X3 - but I will.
Back at work today, tired tonight. Tomorrow I help someone move to
Tehachapi. Hopefully we get the truck loaded early - it's supposed to
be 101F in the AV tomorrow. Apparently a piano is involved. I intend to let the younger crowd take the lead on that. (Hopefully I'm not the younger crowd).
The Adam's biography was apparently one in a series - possibly a series
of all the presidents? I'm just not that dedicated. Van Buren, for
example, can remain a mystery to me.
In a vaguely related subject: are you a believer in American Exceptionalism? Then the fact that the collision of the two biggest storms in the solar system occurs this July 4th will come as no shock to you!
I need to get that digital sky camera going!
Thursday 15 June 2006
- feeling a new man, and back on the road, down to Lancaster. There
were a great many trucks, not too many cars. Nice weather. The new
stupidity seems to be people cutting off semi's. On the way up, and on
the way down I saw a car in the fast lane veer across in front of a
semi truck - within feet of them- and across the "horn" of an exit
ramp. One a mini-van full of adults and children, the other a SUV. It
was no risk to me, but rather horrifying to watch.
Money - won a quarter off Dad, but then lost it back when the Mariner's
failed to show up for a game with the A's. (Well, they showed up in body anyway, but not spirit. Bah. If their bus had had a flat I'd not be out 25 cents!)
Bob Dylan is on XM radio, Ann Althouse reports. Perhaps that's why I found myself melding one of his old songs and a recently perused presidential biography:
John Quincy Adams,
He was an honest man.
He was never known
to do an evil deed.
(with apologies to Dylan's John Wesley Hardin)
Wednesday 14 June 2006
- did a bit of work around the house, but then came down with some
terrible cruft in the afternoon, about the time I was going to head
south to Lancaster. Not a chance of that....
Tuesday 13 June
Tuesday - I spent some time with my
brother yesterday. We had a nice lunch, went down to the boat and
viewed the half completed chain plates and vowed to work on it "later".
Later, oddly, never came. We pointed out to the harbor master another
sailboat, one that had come partially adrift from another (locked) pier
and was bashing itself against a dockside. He secured it, but the paint
job was probably ruined.
We had a nice steak dinner and watched "The Village"
on cable. I had just assumed it was another 'slasher' movie and ignored
it when it came out. Not so - it was as much of a character study of
human folly and innate sin as anything else. Odd movie, but I enjoyed
Monday 12 June 2006
A kitten and a MacIntosh. Cute.
Three years ago this last week I was just driving the new (to me) Explorer
up to my dads place. Which reminds me- it (the Explorer) needs a wash again.
My Dads' place is rather clean. All the rain.
Sunday 11 June
Sunday - Aha! Found the missing book link!
Book #25 was Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Pretty good, actually. Though one gets tired of Harry's friends
disbelieving him when he tells them something is afoot. I always knew
something was up with Snape. I'd hoped that he wouldn't be the villain, it was too easy, but there you go...
Working on another historical biography now...
I was thinking, after posting the link to the USS Bayfield, about the
first time I did an image search for it. That time there were two or
three links, now there are dozens. In what, three or four years?