Friday, January 21, 2011

Squirrel proof bird feeder.......

Look real close.....or biggify the photo. 
Yep, the squirrel proof birdfeeder I got Birdman is doing a great job. Yes, indeed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dam it........

I get emails from the Kim Komando Radio Show, a show about computers and web sites and stuff like that.
You can sign up for free 'Cool Sites' and you will get all kind of interesting and not so interesting web sites sent to you. You get one a day.
Today was a riot.
It's a translation site where if you type in a few sentences, it will translate what you type back and forth into other languages and then back into English.
As they say, a lot is lost in translation.

I typed in the chorus line from Don MacLean's 'American Pie' song.

Here's what I got....

Original text:

"So, bye-bye, Miss American Pie Drove my chevy to the levee But the levee was dry And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye Singin' this'll be the day that I die This'll be the day that I die "

...10 translations later we get:

"So, goodbye, and ordered the United States Chevrolet gave me a beautiful dam, but the dams are dry and good whiskey and rye singing students, to be drunk one day, it will be the day I die"

I think it has something to do with the day I retire from teaching. The students will be drunk, and I will have ordered my first Chevy, dam it. And since it will be the day I die, I will rethink my decision and never leave my singing students, even if the beautiful dam is dry. Dam it all.

Try it

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Painting.....

Here is another painting in my 'Road' series. It is Congress Street in Portland, Maine. (Intersection of Bramhall Street and Congress Street, heading out of town)
It is 17" x 22" and is in tempera paint.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Furthering my education.....

I like to think that I am always learning. A perpetual student.

One way I further my education is by studying blogs. Blogs that deal with art, food, making things, decorating, food, humor, travel and food.

Some blogs have a gazillion followers.....some don't. They're all good.

But every once in a while I come across something I don't get. It seems like those people that work in the so called 'think tanks' need something to do now and then so they think up new and cutting edge terminology that suddenly envelops the world.

Such as people saying...."Having said that......blah, blah, blah....."

As it is, it's all I can do to keep up with LOL, OMG, BFF and WTF.

Suddenly, in the more fashionable blogs, I see the terms, "after the jump". This is usually after someone's introductory paragraph for their blog entry.

Stuff like that drives me nuts, or even to drink.

WTF is 'after the jump'??? Someone.....anyone.... please tell me!

Well, I don't hear anyone answering my question, so I guess I have to do the research myself.
Here is what I found out.....

After the motorcycle jump looks like this......

After the ski jump might be.....

After the horse jump....

After the high jump....

After the jump off  the boat....

After the bungee jump....
Soooo, having said that, I still don't get it.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am wishing everyone that takes the time to read my silly little blog, a very Happy and Healthy New Year on this 1/1/11!!  

And to those that take the time  to comment on my silly little blog, I wish great wealth, a diet that works in one day, cars that never break down and Johnny Depp coming to visit  as well. Oh wait, that last one was just for me. Sorry....
Last night Mr. DEDS, aka Birdman, and I spent most of the evening just with each other. Earlier in the afternoon, M&D stopped over to watch a game on TV (something with a funny shaped ball and guys knocking each other down every chance they get. Don't even get me going on the value of that!)

We had munchies which included some beet and sweet potato chips which were wonderful, (Who knew?), Low fat Ranch Dip, Sunflower chips with reduced fat cheese melted on top, sweetened peanuts, carrots and probably something else.

Then later, when it was just the two of us, we had:
-Asti sparkling wine
-peas and pearl onions
-baked potato
-coffee ice cream with warm cherries jubilee

I did change up some of the recipes to make things easier for me, but that's a secret.
(No, I did not have someone else do the cooking.)

I hope everyone had a fun filled New Year's Eve and will have a wonderful 2011!

(just think....In November, at 11 minutes after 11, it will be 11:11 on 11/11/11. Something to look forward to!  ;-p)