Thursday, June 15, 2006

"Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see..."

(reference to a quote from Linus of Peanuts in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown")

So my buddy Jimmy R and I were having a little debate. First it was about the origin of 'good grief,' and his response that it must be a Minnesota thing. I tried to argue that Charlie Brown says 'good grief' as well and that Charles Schultz was not from Minnesota. Hm, ended up eating my words -- the Peanuts author originated from Minneapolis.

Unfortunately, the 'Great Pumpkin' episode was all I could find in my attempts to score a 'wah wah wah' clip of the teacher, Ms. Othmar. She's not in this one, but it's always fun to watch a little Peanuts anyway.

Even though it's not Halloween, and Ms. Othman isn't in this feature, there is plenty of 'Good grief!' to be heard. Enjoy, courtesy of YouTube.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Right Here, Right Now...

Caught up in present moments now... loving the people close to me. We're on a constant quest for non-dial-up internet at businesses we patronize. Getting wireless at any hour in this town is challenging enough, but getting it after six p.m. is even worse. Found the spot. The wonderful place -- the laundromat. Despite "no loitering" notices, we press on. Have to have our wireless, conduct our business. It's not drug-dealing, after all, just a little necessary web work. Here's a photo journal of my life. My "right now":

Abe and Jenn discuss laptop battery life

Jenn's photo of dryer perspective

I thought 'No Smoking' and 'Change' looked cool together.

Two vices: coffee and a car I can't afford (but it makes me look damn good).

Lights, outside and in, superimposed, American flag sandwiched between here and twilight.

Self portrait, entitled "this is the present"