Wednesday, August 29, 2007


According to the US Census Bureau, there are 47 million people in this country without health insurance. The United States has more uninsured people than Canada, our neighbor to the North, has people. This would be almost amusing if it weren't so sad.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Got what?

This is the best installment in the "Got ...?" series of t-shirts and bumper stickers spawned by the "Got Milk?" commercials. It inquires about your intelligence and suggests the driver is a zombie at the same time.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Sign of the times.

I am on my way to class to start my last semester as a graduate student. And this sign seemed appropriately descriptive of the upcoming months.

Lili and Bandit.

Lili is playing with her grandmother's dog. She loves the Spaniel three times her size, but she's afraid of her aunt's lap dog. We'll have to get a puppy when she gets older.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sunday morning.

I went to get some milk and noticed how empty the roads were. I suppose usually I am not out and about this early which explains why I never noticed this before.

Empty glass.

Some peole say the glass is half full, others that it's half empty. I say, what's in the glass?

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Lili after lunch.

Today Lili is 8 months old. Here she is chewing through the restrains of her high chair. She doesn't yet realize that some days it's not worth chewing through them.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Cross walk.

I took this pic because whoever built this cross walk either didn't know what they were doing or decided to confuse everybody.

Mr. Melon Head.

This is what my coworkers do with stray watermelons.

Monday, August 20, 2007



These steps lead to the porch on which people from different companies that occupy the building sometimes have lunch. It's raining today so I thought a negative pic was appropriate.

Monday Monday.

Next week I will start my last graduate semester and the hardest class in the program. I am nervous and exited, more nervous than exited, right now.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Friday, August 17, 2007

First strike.

This is a pic of a video tape of Jackie Chan's movie First Strike. I took this because of the phrase "icy glaciers of the Ukraine" which is the third line from the top, right above the word "Australia". In the 13 years I lived in Ukraine, I have never seen a glacier. Maybe the Communists were hiding them.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Apple in color.

This the same apple as bellow. I am not sure which pic I like more.


This was a part of my lunch.

Styrofoam cup.

This is another one of my photo experiments.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Granite marker.

Ever since I added the mobile option to my blog, I have been experimenting with photography. This granite marker sits outside my work.


I work in an old building with a huge porch where people frequently gather for lunch. Here is a pic of one of the columns from that porch.

Still life.

I read several sites that offer helpful hints on how to streamline your life. One of them,, recently had a post on how to use as you organizer/calendar by sending and receiving text messages from your cell. The post demonstrated how to set parking meter reminders. I find this idea is ridiculous because it shows how to simplify your life by complicating it first. Most cell phones these days have alarm clocks anyway. Or, if you wanted a low tech solution, get yourself a stopwatch.

Monday, August 13, 2007


This glorious water display proudly sits in the center of town while we're experiencing a slight drought and are urged to conserve water.

Abandon ship!

Karl Rove announced that he has resigned as political adviser and will be leaving the White House on August 31st. It appears that the ship of state is sinking and the rats are getting off while the lifeboats are still available.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Here Lili demonstrates her ability to hold a bottle with one hand.

Friday, August 10, 2007


As deadlines loom I get busier and busier at work. This leaves no time to think or blog. So here is a picture of a rain spout on the porch of the building I work at.