Friday, July 15, 2005

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

A Mosquito... trying to pierce my laptop. Ok, so it is a warm mass, but I still think someone was sleeping through "Victim ID 101."

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


We went to a farmer's market today, after running a few errands, like having the power for the house changed to our name, and bought beautiful tomatoes and fresh yellow squash!
Since my haloscan comments have gone AWOL again, I took the opportunity to switch on blogger comments.
I'm sorry about the lost comments, hopefully blogger comments will be stable and I won't have to change systems again!

Update: Sadly, it wasn't as easy as I thought. Automatic turn on of blogger comments didn't work due to some html issue. I tried to manually fix it but couldn't, so I changed templates!

Monday, July 11, 2005

It feels like it might rain.

Update: But it didn't. ;-)

Friday, July 08, 2005

Notes from the
Nefarious Goggled Creature
which comes out of the
Depths of the Pool
(sounds like a book, doesn't it?)

My goggles are good. They keep water out of my nose and eyes and keep my eyes from being irritated by the chlorine in the pool water.

However, they do have one problem. Since they’re a mask type goggle, when you move your lower face you lose the seal and water goes up the mask and up your nose and into your eyes. Not good.

Why would that be a problem, you ask? Why would I need to move my face while under water?

Well, you see, I’m not so good at keeping a straight face. When I tickle someone, for example, I have to smile. So when I zoom from the depths, or at least the deep end, to come up and tickle some small persons toes, dangling temptingly in the water as they lazily float in the tubes, I can’t help smiling. And then I get water up my nose. I’ve had several aborted attempts to tickle feet because of that. *sigh*

And they floated along, oblivious to the danger they had escaped!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


I stumbled across a beautiful post over at The Deliberate Agrarian today.

Here is a taste:

"Of course, it is normal for people to lie on a beach, but I am in my garden. Men do not recline on the earth like this unless they are physically sick, or, perhaps, mentally ill. An ambulance or police car might arrive on the scene. I might be taken away for closer examination.

It is a bright, but overcast, morning. The clouds are fluffy and dense. I open my eyes and gaze straight up, through my sunglasses. But I do not see any clouds. I see continents. I am looking down from the heavens. These foreign lands are milkwhite and dapple-gray against the bright blue oceans."

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Older news. But it's still funny.

Star Wars Fans Injured with home made light sabers.

They both survived. In our family we often ask small ones "Did you learn anything?" Let us hope they did.

In other news...

I got glasses yesterday. Last Thursday I had my eyes checked.

Eye doctor: "So, cover your left eye, and tell me what the lowest row of letters that you can read is."
Me: "Um... I can't see any letters. Only a gray blur."
Eye doctor: "Oh..."

So now I have glasses. They're a little odd still, as the doctor warned they might be. But overall it is good. :-) And I haven't scratched them yet.