Sunday, December 27, 2015

Happy birthday to someone else!

Today is the birthday of my sister, Marion.

MARION!  I send you wishes for a wonderful next year of life!  Happy birthday to you!!

In honor of her birthday, here is a picture of Calder's Flamingo, taken after dark recently.

Happy birthday from Flamingo and me!  Federal Plaza, December, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Look at this beauty

Good enough to eat, so we did.
Yesterday was my birthday; happy birthday to me.  I love my birthday.  No one else has to enjoy it because my affection for my birthday more than makes up for a universal lack of enjoyment/appreciation.

Every year, I get my own cake.  "Oh," I've been told, "you shouldn't have to get your own cake."  Au contraire, I say.  If I choose the cake, then I know what's coming.  I am not a huge fan of surprises; I mostly like to know what's coming.  So, I go to a grocery store or to a bakery and I pick a frosting color and advise that I want yellow cake and pick what the decorations there will be.  I pick up and pay for the cake on the appointed day and time and then bring the cake along to dinner.

Behold this turquoise wonder!  The edge on the top edge was perfect.  The flowers weren't too many.  They spelled my name right and did just what I asked.  BONUS:  It turned our teeth, tongues, and lips green-blue and was delish.

Happy birthday to ME!  It was a very nice day made all the better because it was my birthday.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sun protection

In these days of global warming and the increasing need for UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection from the sun, we offer this picture of Tiger, a dog who was out yesterday with his owner.

I saw Tiger and I asked his owner if I could take Tiger's picture.  The owner was delighted, saying, "Sure!"  Tiger wanted nothing to do with it. His owner -- whose name I foolishly didn't get -- finally had to hold his canine pal on a very short leash with both hands and only then would Tiger show me his beautiful face.

His owner was not wearing sunglasses and I doubt that Tiger would have given them up.

So take it from Tiger and me, wear sunglasses during daylight hours.

Hold that Tiger!  Logan Square, Chicago.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Y'all, it's 3:41pm and I still haven't done my weekly shopping.  I've not yet gotten out of my robe.  I need to get out of this chair and get myself into some clothing, walk to my car, drive my car to the store, and do that.  EXCEPT I feel like I've been beat up.

Yo ho ho and a bottle of wah wah wah.

Yeah, I'm off to do that.  More thrilling adventures next week.

Meanwhile, Michigan State is ranked #4 in the nation in football.  Go green!