Sunday, October 31, 2010

Went to see "RED" today. Heck of a good time. Who can't get behind the idea of Helen Mirren firing large automatic weapons while John Malkovich handles her reloads?


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Evidently someone decided to trade a baby toy for some real good eatin' Fuji apples. Hmmmm, makes me think there might be a similar trade to be made between the U.S. and Canada. You see, I watched Jon Stewart's interview with Barack Obama tonight, and I got to thinking...Evidently, America doesn't appreciate an articulate, intelligent, motivated-by-the-good president. Someone competent. Someone who'd like to improve the lives of the average citizens of his country. Apparently America wishes Bush & Co. could somehow be returned to power and, so, failing that, Americans are going to at least put the Republicans back in the driver's seat. Well, have I got a deal for you.

While not quite as happy a proposal as Jonathan Swift's original modest proposal, I'd like to offer America our Stephen Harper (about as dumb as Bush, full right-wing credentials (i.e. he'd like to cut taxes, make abortion illegal, and privatize health care), zealous Christian, with the morals of a successful used car salesman) in exchange for your president.

Seriously, folks, there isn't a country in the world that's had as competent a guy running the show since........well.......ever.

If you really want change, then now is definitely the time to vote Democrat. Give 'em 65 votes in the Senate and see what happens. If nothing else, there's no way it could be worse than having the Republicans in power.

Unless, of course, you're actually hoping to see America reduced to sub-third world status.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

And speaking of cars....people have been known to commit suicide by driving their cars at high speed into immovable objects, like bridge abutments. Watching America as it heads toward the November midterms is a lot like what it must be like to watch one of these suicide crashes unfold in slow motion. Unfortunately, the car is also full of innocent soon-to-be victims.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Well, it's kind of Halloween-esque, isn't it? Sort of?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Given the wind and rain over the past couple of days, this won't be around much longer.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

There's something to be said for an image-stabilized 450 mm lens. This wasn't actually the photograph I was looking for, but...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Well, it's fall, after all, and everybody else is sticking up "fall colours" photos, so....

Sue me.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

And why not?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Work keeps getting in the way of photography. Most upsetting.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stuck in the parking lot. Gad.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

If you're into immunology, this is very cool.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Is this what they mean when they say, "The world's at your feet"?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ah, yes. Big fun with big roaches at yesterday's Big College Soiree. It's a heck of a good time trying to get people to pick up these charming little guys - big honkin' cockroaches. They resemble Blaberus giganteus, but they're a bit smaller, so I'm not sure what species they actually are. Obviously, some people are less underwhelmed than others.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

And speaking of understatement...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The lead-up.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Order and chaos. That's what it's all about, isn't it?

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Just saw, "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger". I don't care what anybody says, Woody Allen still makes some of the best movies around.

Friday, October 08, 2010

After a hard day, nothing like a comfy chair.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Colds. Hate 'em.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

It's all about that "inner glow", isn't it?

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Is this is what happens when the money runs out? Three windows become two?

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sunday, October 03, 2010

It's amazing what we'll overlook if we've been exposed to it since birth. In my case, it's wheat. Everybody eats wheat products - bread, pasta, cookies, muffins, cereal. So, if it turns out to be bad for you, it's the last thing you suspect. By golly, the butler did it!

The connection here is that this little scene is in an alley through which I wandered today on my way to a great little bakery here in Vancouver that makes fantastic gluten-free buns, brownies, and banana bread.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Coyotes - gotta love 'em. Rode past one on my way home last night.

Great exhibition of Robert Adams photographs in town just now. Not content to be just a great photographer, the guy is incredibly prolific. If you're in, or near, Vancouver, you really ought to go see the show.