December 26, 2008


Come one, come all to the greatest show on Earth! The exhibit ends January 11. I'd recommend buying tickets on line and instead of just showing up. From what I've heard this could save you about a half hour in waiting for your turn to enter the exhibit. We got to go right when it opened, thanks to my job that got us free tickets.

We had seen the Body's exhibit in Vegas and I did prefer that one. It wasn't focused on any particular organ group and because of that I feel it was more informative and beautiful due to the many specimens that showed the capillaries and small vein systems. We are cotton candy. When we went to see that show, it was a bit difficult at first because I found myself thinking really hard about the people we were looking at. Wondering about their lives, how they may have died and what their loved ones must think. I realized that I wasn't going to make it without crying if I didn't stop. It wasn't so hard this time.

It seems so personal to see a body naked of skin but really without the skin (or forensics training) the body can only tell me so much. Without the skin I couldn't really tell how old the person was. They all look young, like 20 somethings. And to get to the muscle all the fat must be removed. So, all the bodies looked very fit and toned. You can't really tell race either. At the Body's exhibit the bodies are mostly from China and from the eyes you can kind of tell. But for all we know the person could have been obese and 80 and black. But you can be the judge of that. For info go to:

December 24, 2008


Lets just pretend that this is how great it looks out side. Just close your eyes, breath deeply and relax. Imagine that all the snow is gone. That the treacherous ice has melted and that when the sun shines it actually warms you up. Maybe Santa will bring me some warmth for Christmas. Oh wait, the boyfriend already did that in the form of a new precious kitten. Thanks, Honey. She's purr-fect.

December 20, 2008


What a random thing to find on an early morning walk. I think I was on my way to the famers market when I came across this fine apple. Oh well, more food for the birds.

December 16, 2008


"Wall Street is dying. The police state will protect a failed system from the people....SO KNOW YOUR ENEMY! THEY DO!!! Class war coup d'etat."

Maybe they have met crazy-gun-toting-Chris.

December 11, 2008


Do you ever wonder, if people really eat the sunflower seeds that they grow? Or are the birds the only gatherers of this harvest? But if you do harvest your seeds you can leave them on the flower to dry. The flower may have to be wrapped with cheesecloth to prevent the birds from eating the seeds. Then, after you remove them from the flower....

To roast sunflower seeds:
1) Place a single layer of raw kernels in a shallow pan. Roast in a 300 degree F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until brown and crisp. Stir occasionally.
2) Remove from the oven. One teaspoon of melted margarine may be added, if preferred, for each cup of seeds, stirring to evenly coat.
3) Place the seeds on absorbent paper. Salt to taste. Store in tightly covered container.

For salted in the shell seeds:
1) Cover seeds with salted water in the amount of 2 quarts of water to ¼ to ½ cup salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours. Seeds can also be soaked overnight instead of boiled.
2) Drain and dry on absorbent paper.
3) Proceed as for roasted kernels mentioned earlier.

December 8, 2008


I think I'm in love with sunset. But seeing as sunrise is so early in the morning, it never even had a chance.

December 5, 2008


Years back there was crazy-gun-toting-Chris, who use to hang out at the same coffee shop that I'd always go to. He was anywhere from 45 to 65 years old. Life had been hard on him or like one of my co-workers would say "he was ridden hard and put away wet". He was nuts. He believed that the government was going to use military force to make us all slaves and that we must be prepared. This is were all the guns came in. I never went to his home but a few friends who did said he had an arsenal under his bed. He was ok as long as you didn't bring up the government. If you did you'd have to listed to his ever escalating conspiracy theory rants. Well, I must have impressed him because one day he proclaimed , "You know, if the shit ever hits the fan, I'll make sure to have a can of beans for you up in the hills". Well, thanks Chris. Because if the shit ever did hit the fan a crazy gun nut is just the person you want on your side.

December 2, 2008


This actually happened a long time ago. In September but there it is now. It was a really cold night but warmed by how cute the kids were.
And by the fact that I could not stop laughing at this lady's ass. Who the hell would think to buy these? It's like her ass is going to fly away. "Honey, does this make my butt look fat?"
AHHHH, it's looking right at me!! RUN!