Friday, October 17, 2008

Soles'n'Bowls

  • No matter how many times I inform my e-mail provider that some political e-mails are not spam, I have to go into the spam or junk file to retrieve them, and re-add them as a contact. Really, my senator is neither a threat to world peace nor an annoying advertisement for something I don't need or want.
  • Oh, wait...
  • Try It At Home! You go ahead and blink as much as John McCain. If you don't have a seizure, you'll see the world as an acid trip scene from a Seventies cop show.
  • Which explains a lot.
  • This whole "Joe The Plumber" thing proves to me that you can do anything to get a piece of the American Dream. As long as you completely misunderstand what it means.
  • Am I the only one who remembers that oil was $40 a barrel? And it came from whales?
  • Warren Buffett: "Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful." Now, if you can make them fearful, you've figured out what Milton Friedman's Randian economists did to wreck America. Hey Warren: New world, pal. Get with the program.
  • Town Meeting is coming up here in Dartmouth, The McCain lawnsign stronghold of Massachusetts. So I'm sure that Town Meeting will approve funding for a town treasure: The house that John McCain was born in, in 1783.
    The Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust [DHPT] is pleased to announce a Fall 2008 Akin House Tour and cordially invites Dartmouth residents and visitors to tour this historic property at 762 Dartmouth Street, in Dartmouth during the weekend of October 18 and 19. The DHPT board will be on hand to conduct tours of the house and property on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to noon and on Sunday, October 19 from noon to 3 p.m. DHPT extends a special invitation to town meeting members to visit the house and the site, which for the past two summers has been the center of activity during which archaeological field work yielded thousands of artifacts and objects. The Akin House story continues to unfold as fragments from the digs are unearthed, processed, and catalogued. The 1762 Akin House was saved from demolition by Town Meeting when in 2003 it funded WHALE’s purchase of the property through CPA funds. After completing phase one of a multi-phased conservation plan, WHALE transferred the property to the town’s Historical Commission in March 2008. In May, DHPT signed a lease agreement with the town becoming stewards of the Akin House. This responsibility entails the management and care of the property, and the oversight of the house’s ongoing restoration and preservation work.
  • So get down on it, Town Meeting Crew.
  • Even Tommy was amazed at last night's seven blooms of the Night-Blooming Cereus. Maybelline is still under the weather, but she was here for the "10 Bloom of 2004." So take that, noob.
Yeah. I know: You can only see one. And he doesn't appear to be looking at it, either. You can't pose cats, even photogenic ones.

1 comment:

karie said...

6 cats, this is the first I have seen pay any notice to those amazing giant flowers! That Tommy - he's a good kid.