Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Signs of Fall 2018

Aebleskiver at Danish Days is our annual tradition.

I made a scandinavian-type meal a few days later. That looks like fall food, right?

And the babies are always in fall colors. I had just interrupted their mutual grooming session. They are so sweet to lick the hard-to-reach spot on the back of each other's neck.

Oktoberfest beer.

More orange babies again. They just sneak in there. I call this one Purrallel Parking.

Fall will be over before I find any more pictures so I'll just post this.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

A Tale of Two Potties

A self-covering one at JFK.

And the usual European arrangement.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A Day in Ellay

Back when I was a Bay Area child I thought that's how L.A. was spelled. Then we moved south.

Occasionally we venture to Los Angeles for some kind of event. This time it was the Cat Art Show 2018. You know I wouldn't miss that.

It was an eventful day. The first event was parking. We found a reasonably priced parking lot in the Fashion District. We were a little early for the art show, so we headed to my alternate stop, The Last Bookstore. It was about a 15 minute walk.

I was in heaven wandering around this gigantic book store. Handy was not too interested and went off in search of a bathroom. Public restrooms are not plentiful in L.A. due to the downtown homeless issues. On our way back to the art show, we passed a man who had just taken a shit on the sidewalk.

Back at the Cat Art Show:

This one looks like Francine!

Then on to Wilshire Boulevard, for a food truck lunch and a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum, one of Handy's favorite places.

A piece of the Berlin Wall.

The VW from Little Miss Sunshine.

I know you MUST recognize this.

Look, I found a cat!

There's always something new and different to see there.

And then we went home to the small town.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Mischief Managed

I was getting ready for work the other morning when I heard a crashing sound upstairs. I just couldn't bring myself to hike up to look, since I knew I wouldn't have enough time to pick up whatever it was. I consoled myself, thinking I didn't hear anything break or shatter.

In the evening, I braved the avalanche. Not too bad.

Rounding up the usual suspects. Who us, we're just innocent little babies?

Right. Mischief managed.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Even In a Small Town

From a friend on her walk home:

Note: There are two public restrooms within a block or two from this location. But manbabies can't wait.

Meanwhile in Paris the precious manbabies get special street urinals.

While women get ??? Probably not adequate toilet facilities.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Not Going There Again

Handy and I decided to go out to breakfast on Sunday. Big mistake?

We used to go to this restaurant a lot and even when they were hopping busy you always got great service with a smile. No longer.

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be invisible? This is the place. We walked in to wait for a table to be cleaned. No one acknowledged us. No Hello, it'll just be a minute. They went out of their way to avoid eye contact.

Eventually they cleared a table and motioned us to it. Grudgingly a waitress gave us menus. Could we have coffee please? The coffee was brought and the order taken. Surprisingly, a bucket of creamer appeared on the table but no utensils for stirring it. Could we have utensils please? The utensils were brought but she didn't seem to know what to do with them, and sort of pushed them into a pile. I guess it was the bus boy's job to lay them out and she wasn't about to do his job if she could help it. The food arrived hot, which was also a surprise, but no coffee refill. Had to flag down a waitress, please could we have more coffee? The bill came right away, no surprise there.

We decided we wouldn't be back.

Funny thing, I had an upset stomach all day.  I wonder...

Monday, August 13, 2018

Lost Tower

Some months ago, we were looking at some artisan cards at work and one of my co-workers wondered where this spire/tower was. Right next to the bakery, said I, the local expert. (He lives out of town.)

But when I went out on break to prove it, the tower was gone. How long had it been gone? I was dumbfounded. I try to be aware of changes around town but clearly I missed something. It could have been gone for years. (Obviously, I took this picture last winter. Rain? What's that? I don't even remember.)

Anyway, this is what the tower looked liked. 

I wonder what other changes I've missed.