Monday, February 28, 2011

I know this should help me better bear the incredible, yet unavoidable, boredom/tedium of flying, but... Nice reality check, though. It'll be interesting to read the rest of the series.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

It snowed. It melted. It rains.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Winter just won't go away. My solution? Next week I'm going to Maui.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Evidently, it can be tough to be a tree.

You may have noticed more square photos here lately. Something I never did or enjoyed back in the days of yore (a.k.a. "film"). I tried a Hasselblad, a Rollei....they just didn't work for me. Now I've got this little Panasonic LX-5, and I can dial whatever format I want, from 1:1 to 16:9, and I find I like the square thing. Of course, I also like the 16:9, so...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Books and coffee. Could life get any better?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I got to see Pinchas Zukerman play Beethoven last night. He's good. Real good. So, of course, is Beethoven. If there's a symphony orchestra in your town, you really should go hear them.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

From the snow near Whistler to....real life. Groceries must be bought, after all.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I learned two new things today. One, cross-country skiing is a lot of fun. Two, never take a P&S camera, no matter how good it is otherwise, into a bright and sunny situation. LCD? What LCD? You surely can't mean that blank, black rectangle on the back of the camera. In this situation the camera went from being a P&S to a P&G (point-and-guess).

I suppose that, since I've never actually been cross-country skiing before, it would be more accurate to say that I learned three new things today, but I've probably still got a ways to go on the actual "skiing" thing. Definitely fun, though.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ah, virtuous industriousness.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I just may need an intervention. There were no movies worth seeing this weekend, but I nevertheless went to one - "The Mechanic". I mean, it's got Jason Statham, who's always good for grimness, and Donald Sutherland, who's always good for something, so, really, you'd think, "O.K., it's a mindless shoot-'em-up, but even they're sometimes fun", right? Well, no. Wrong. Really, really, really wrong. The only thing thinner and less-developed than the plot of this movie is the current Republican platform (not to mention their current field of presidential "candidates"). So, really, don't see this movie. Don't wait for the DVD. Forget that it ever existed. Go watch some paint dry if you're really desperate for diversion.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Yep, another weekend, another movie. "Incendies". Go see it. Really. Would I lie to you?

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Welcome to my world. Not that I had anything to do with the podcasts. It's just my field.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Another reflective moment caught on my way to buy gluten-free cheese buns.

The building, by the way, houses one of the worst Italian restaurants I've ever eaten at. Once. Although, come to think of it, that was probably at least 15 years ago, so......

Tuesday, February 01, 2011