Saturday, November 12, 2011

Now what!!

I had a dream that I had a dream about going to a class to learn about weather forecasting.  To be totally honest I think the whole forecasting thing may be someones dream.  What got me thinking about that was the last few mornings have been in the 40's and even 51 one morning, this morning it's 34 a seasonal normal.  We had a snowstorm on Halloween and haven't seen a flake since, but it did rain a couple of times.
  I have put together some photos of weather forecasts, look them over and see which one is someplace close to being right:
  In the show "Annie" there's a song about Tomorrow, one line "the sun will come up tomorrow...."
Yikes, the song was wrong!!
  And how about if the TV guy just used "real" words instead of all of that mumbo jumbo?  Would it be better if he said "it's going to rain" instead of "a chance of showers"?  Or, how about "run like hell" instead of "you may want to bring the dog indoors"?
This is what I mean.
  You know those displays outside of businesses that give the time and temp?  They aren't always right, but you probably knew that already, look:
A freak storm?, or, is it just plain wrong?
And what if, say, a huge winter storm was on the way?  You and I both know how most people feel about those, don't we?  Do they ever have that on TV?  Yes.
Well, enjoy the day, where ever you are, I going for a walk - it's not raining, but it is a Hollie day,
enjoy the weather and remember, nothing lasts forever.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Watch out!

I'm sure most, if not all, of you drive, or ride in an automobile.  When you do drive or ride watch out for the signs.  You never know what you'll see.  Drivers in rural Germany see this sign:
I said "Watch out!"
While you drive or ride do you listen to the radio or play a CD?  Don't ever forget that not everyone enjoys the music.  See how much people in Scotland like it:
Shhhhhhh.., but it's only one day.
And you must have noticed those "message boards", those electronic signs at construction sites and things of that nature.  Those signs are computerized so the words can be changed and the sign board is used over and over.  Sometimes people, unauthorized, play with the computers:
See what I mean?
Some signs warn of danger to other people or to wildlife, you know "Moose Crossing", or "Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk", that sort of thing.  In Australia there are nesting sites for Mutton Birds, more commonly called Shearwaters.  Large seabirds that spend most of their life at sea, but nest on land.  One Shearwater that was banded as an adult in July 1953, was trapped again in July 2003, the bird was at least 53 years old!  Don't run over birds!
Sign in New South Wales.
So you see, I have to study a little bit even to post this trash, besides I like to do it.

Today is 11/11/11, it reminds me that once upon a time maybe in 1980 when Larry was still a naughty boy, he worked in a brand new Parking Garage.  The tickets all had six numbers arranged like this:  xxx-xxx.  A car came through and the ticket was 111-111 he took the ticket at 1:11PM, and left the garage at 2:09PM (2+9=11).  I rushed to the store and bought at lottery ticket (daily with three numbers, in Maine) 111, the winning number?  It was 348.  Just go to show.....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Anyway you write it....

...on a computer, in longhand or printed, you'll need to decide how you want your writing to look.
If your handwriting, like mine, is not legible, try these hands instead:
Real "hand writing".
Not feminine enough?  Well there is a way to be more, shall we say, "flowery"?
Daffodil, is this a good idea?
For the guys then we have to find a "really chunky" way to get our message across.
..don't know this is called "Baby Kruffy", is that for a man?
Well I don't know what to do then, we've shown so unusual fonts here by nothing that looks like it would take up a lot of room, you know like a full page of monograms.
This is "Chiffon" font, looks pretty girly to me.
So all kinds of good writing tools out there, just Google "fonts" and find some you like.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What the heck!

I can't see all of you, for the most part, so I really don't know what you look like.  I think I've found a way to get a good look at you!
Come on! I know you're out there!
Telescope glasses
The "dancing man" will help you quit cigarettes, I just know it, it'll be so likely to make you mad, you will know at once what all those warnings were about.
The "Fun Provoking Figure, dances when you inhale.
The pipe is just so you can keep smoking.

My lovely wife always has a problem with eye drops, I try to be as helpful as I can but she still doesn't like to use them.  But NOW I've found a way for her to use eye drops with ease.  Wish I'd found this sooner!
The "Tim Thumb" eye drop helper.
Now: Hold your eyes open!

And, of course, an invention we don't like.  But wait! This is one of God's own inventions!
Gods useless invention, the Mosquito

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Guaranteed not to miss

Here are a couple of things we could never have been a civilized society without.  They are among some of things that are really, really needed.
A sideways bike
A bicycle made for one, the rider has a choice of handlebars, I don't know why because one of them could have been just a free-wheeling follower.  The other option would be holding each handlebar with one hand.  Just get on, point it in the direction you want to go, and let it rip.  What could possibly go wrong?

No wet shoes!
My mother always told me not to get my feet and shoes wet, that was an open invitation to get wet.  This woman in the photo listened to her mom and used "Shoe Umbrellas".  What a good girl!

An unpopular device
You could not have heard a pin drop!  In fact you couldn't have heard anything, not after this band went by.  These were the worlds only know Mechanical Wheeled Trombones.  The wheels turned, that rod operated a bellows, and each instrument was set at a single note and the air supplied by the bellows "blew" the horn.  What a melodious parade.  I, for one, wish it would have lasted.  Honk, if you love good music!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Judge for yourself

  My day was really made yesterday while watching TV.  I was watching either football or the news because that's all I watched.  While I was watching whatever it may have been I saw, with my own eyes, an advertisement for "Soft Peach Depends".  Now my world is complete, we have Soft Peach for women and Gray for men.
  Now I am left with a question.  Who cares what variety of colors that particular product is available in?  Are we, as a Country, so dad-blasted vain that we actually have to decide what color underpants grandparents wear?
  That sure says a lot about our entire culture.  We have unemployment at staggering levels, people in a lifetime of debt to attend college, an endless, wasteful war in a place where the people don't want us, a "Presidential Campaign" that is as endless as the universe; and all we can pay attention to and care about is the colors Depends come in!
  I am not against Depends or any like product, they serve a need - but couldn't it just be in white?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A couple of anniversaries.

It's a cold morning, even down here.
Mount Katahdin knife edge in snow
  Well there are a couple of anniversaries today (probably a lot more than that).  My lovely wife, Linda, and I were married 29 years ago today.  Tehachape Pete and his wife celebrate number two, happy for them too, where ever they are.
  It's a cold morning here at 26 degrees (Fahrenheit), but with the wind only at 1 mph, it's a walkable day, for a mile at a time.  I went to the gym yesterday, that's hard work, but with old man winter on the way it will be a morning destination about every day until spring.  All of that aside there are some days a little warmer even in the winter.
  Now, I'm off to start a busy day!
A beautiful bride, still is