31 July 2010

All-Time Obstructionism

I knew the Republicans in Congress were doing all they could to block presidential nominees, but holy crap!!

And so the government limps along, not being able to be effective, and the same Republicans who cause the problem claim -- without admitting they caused it -- that it's proof that government is ineffective.


30 July 2010

Tiny House Movement

This makes the old Secret Lair ( aka '73 Winnebago) look big... and the house we live in here in Costa Rica positively HUGE!!

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

29 July 2010

Pics from Granada

Here's a sampling from my latest "border run" to Granada, Nicaragua (to satisfy my passport status):

Mid-day in Parque Central

Capitalism at work
The garden (courtyard) at the Garden Café

Waiting for the bus outta town, there's a lumber yard across the street

The municipal building, complete with helpful policeman.

24 July 2010

More Childish Childhood Memories

Remember LPs?  Records?

I know all of you do.

When I was a kid, I used to listen to records all the time.  My parents' and my "own" (I didn't buy them , and many of them were a part of the household before I even came along, but as my sibs were all muuch older [or so it seemed at the time] than me, the records were mine).  So at a young age I was well-versed in The Sons of the Pioneers, Harry Belafonte, Bing Crosby -- and lots of the Walt Disney records.

Which brings us to tonight's memory:

Kipling's Just So Stories, read by the inimitable Sterling Holloway (who was also the voice of Pooh Bear).

Can't you just hear him saying "the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River"?

Kitteh Pics

Guard Kitteh -- "protecting" the front step

Carred Kitteh - Raxi likes to be in the car, as long as two conditions are met.  1) no one else is in the car and, 2) the engine isn't running... because if those two things happen, that means she's going to the place with the metal table and the man who pokes and prods at her.  Kitteh no like that.

21 July 2010

11 July 2010

One Years Ago

A year ago today, I got a kitteh:

Look how much smaller I am now:

Oh, wait. I guess it's Raxacoricofallapatorius has gotten bigger.

Happy Raxi Day*, everyone!

(*aka, my birthday)

06 July 2010

Something About This Isn't Right

...but I can't quite put my finger on what it is.......

04 July 2010

Can't Let the Opportunity Pass By...

...to post something from The Bestest Movie EVAHtm, aka 1776.

Happy Independence Day to all you subjects citizens!

And now we're off to the beach....