August 21, 2011

Achoooooooooo....

…reflecting more fragments from my mind.




Views from the Train: Barstow trestle. Below: detail.


  • Not that it’s a boy or a girl, but that it’s a common cold. Oh, Grrr…. No, I don’t know how I got this one or where. Yes, I’m going to keep on living my life with my face averted. No hugs. I love ya, but no hugs, no hand shaking, no compromises. I’m taking all the pills and meds and suggestions. Oh, well, I guess I will be using that $40.00 buck co-pay inhaler too. Right now I am going to drink my morning coffee and try and ignore it.


  • Sent eight pair of pants to the thrift store, a heroic act.


  • The cake is in the oven. Yes, once a week I bake a sheet cake…an adventure I had never wanted. The first two cakes were bombs. I forgot the oil. I forgot this, or that, and the cakes turned out horridly. Then I had a couple of good cake weeks. They left me feeling triumphant. Now today’s cake batter is runny leaving me to wonder what I did wrong. I musta let those few weeks of successes go to my head. Then again failing at baking is vastly better than cleaning up after 200 some drunks every week.


  • He’s checking on the cake. He’s over there singing the YMCA song. He’s a keeper even if he cackles while singing the YMCA song.



10 comments:

  1. Oh that crow in the midst of all those line and angles and depth makes an incredible shot. Just beautiful! I hope you're feeling much better really soon. Just pop some (odourless) garlic pills and vitamin c regularly (double up with symptoms) and you can continue hugging and handshaking ..etc.

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  2. The photos....what can I say...you have a real gift. Hope the cold doesn't last too long. Allergies are changing here...the various weed and mold counts are going up...

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  3. Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

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  4. Nice photos - and don't worry about the cakes. Compared to me, you are Julia Child!

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  5. Love the photos. That sort of industrial patterning always intrigues me. Good job.

    I hope you feel better quickly.

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  6. Careful there, you don't want to be sick on your trip.

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  7. I just hope I don't catch a cold with all the trips we've got waiting for us. Take care! You need to stay well for your train trip.

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  8. I am less likely to have a cold these days. I don't circulate as much as I once did. For years, I always sanitized my hand after I shook someone's hand. Them germs, them germs, them bad germs. Dianne

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