Max loves to nap on the daybed in the den, especially under a nice sunny window. He usually bolts when he sees me pointing the camera at him, even if I am not using a flash. I think he was too sleepy to complain this time. A short video of him going . . . going . . . . gone to sleep. ZZZZZZ
- Do Your Dogs Dream? (humanrescuesdog.com)
English: The Flying Pizza Italian restaurant on Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds. Taken on the afternoon of Saturday the 30th of January 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Drone on . . .
When 60 minutes reported that Amazon may, in the future, be delivering packages with a five pound limit, I considered all the other companies which may follow. Of course there will be all kinds of investigation into whether or not this is a safety or privacy issue. My first thought was, and I must have been hungry – how soon can I get my pizza.
You know this will put a lot of people out of the delivery biz.
I checked, there is a domain name registered for http://www.dronesrus.com.
It won’t be long before hundreds of drones will be buzzing rooftops. Pizza, pharmacy and pet supplies – dropped at your doorstep.
We may all be singing . . .
Facebook and many social media sites were asking what did you have to be thankful for this year. Well, there are so many things . . . most of which I listed on Facebook. For WP, I just want to say I am thankful to live here in SoCal where, even in November, people enjoy the outdoors all year.
These two were still paddling and enjoying the holiday on the water, and didn’t mind posing.
A walk by the lake, always warm there in the valley.
It may look like a vacation paradise, but so close to home.
Why move . . .
A little rain and we are greening up.
Then a vista with kids and grandsons.
Hold it! If you think I’m brave enough, or even coordinated enough to jump on a small piece of wood screaming down a culvert or riding on a rail – well. Enough said.
You never know when an opportunity to take some shots will present itself. A time when your cell phone camera just won’t do. Saturdays, we have a routine walk at one of the lagoons. However, it had rained a few days ago and hubby knew the trail would still be muddy. We opted to go over to Calavera Lake – one trail is asphalt, and one dirt. As we walked closer to our destination, I heard the sound of skateboarders in the culvert below. Camera was still set on B&W, and it was nearly noon. Give it a shot.
I was so intrigued that I went down the hill to ask if the guys minded if I took a few pictures. I have to admit, I left hubby and Max to take a walk . . . without me.
One of the guys told me that his friend Brad was a famous skateboarder. He turned his board over for me to see that it was a Gravity Brad Edwards Board. OK. That’s not my world, so how would I know, and was he kidding me? Two of these guys were about 40 years old. Both very friendly and didn’t mind being photographed. I knew I didn’t have much time and that hubby would be looking for me, and calling me on his cell.
Grab your camera and hope for an adventure, if not yours, someone else’s. Thanks again to Brad Edwards . . . if you get the urge to fly, here’s his site – http://www.gravityboard.com/pages/team/skate/bedwards/bedwards.html
Here’s the real deal . . .
Waiting for some thunder and lighting, one storm down, one to go.
I’ve got the Black Friday Blues. That ‘shop till you drop’ holiday, that once a year ‘max out your credit card’ day, has now been overshadowed. It’s more like several shades of grey, or at least several days of grey. A number of retailers are offering pre-Black Friday sales. How could they?
What will become of the hoards of shoppers charging through the doors, trampling on unsuspecting shoppers, employees and waging war with each other over the hottest toys.
Will they stage a protest, call this new phenomenon unconstitutional?
Gone will be those flash mobs, those lovely groups who sang Christmas Carols in the Food Courts of American Malls. Such a timid group. No backbone.
For me, I take no risk. Other than what security hole might lurk on that ‘stay at home in my PJs’ and shop day. Who doesn’t love Cyber Monday?
Can’t sleep, keep company with your friends at Amazon, eBay and run that Google search for the best deals. Bidding wars on eBay are safer than showing up at 2A.M. at Best Buy or Target. Dang, missed that eBay deal by 20 seconds. Gotta change the settings on my keyboard, faster, faster, faster.
Somedays you only get to share one pic. These kids were hanging out and plugged in. The seawall is about 4 miles from home and a great place to walk and people watch. Because of the angle, it looks like the red arrow on the traffic light is pointing to the runner’s red shorts. Something I hadn’t noticed before today. How did I miss that? Still lovely at the coast.
Let us in
As a young child, I adored my best friend, Tippy. He rescued me from leaving the yard, would pull me back by my britches and alert my mother. A mix of numerous breeds, I don’t remember when he came into my life, just a happy memory now.
Moving forward, to a time of free-wheeling and fun, at least I thought it was fun at the time. Going to Mexico then didn’t require a passport, or much common sense. Ensenada was pretty wild, perhaps it still is, Hussongs was the place for bikers and tourists wannabes. It all seemed so innocent at the time.
One of the bikers in the group shot was a dog lover – he had a Chihuahua tucked in his leather vest. He said I could pet the dog – right. That little buddy had a bark and a mouth that said, DON”T YOU DARE!
This was a trip I made from San Diego with my daughter and a group of her friends. We all seemed to wander off and do our own thing. The only two people in the group shot that I knew were the blond in the red shorts, and the guy next to her with the cap on. Me, in the middle of those two outlaws – the bad boys of Ensenada? Perhaps.
Today, a passport and wisdom are both needed to travel here. But, it might still be fun . . .
Just to get you in the mood . . .
If you’re on Facebook you might know about – Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday. Yesterday, was my daughter’s birthday, so I added a pic of us from the 80s.
I tried to think of something to post for Tuesday, while I was at the produce market I took some shots with my cell phone. Something I kept promising myself I would do . . . someday. Sure, I could have called it – “What’s in Your Cart” – but “Tempting Tuesday” jumped all over the place and so I give you . . .