Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

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Exciting, Happy News

…because we can all use a break from the other kind, right?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made available 375,000 images of art, to use as you see fit.  100% without restriction.  Public domain.  CC-0.

The Zouave – Vincent van Gogh – 1888

You can explore it here: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection

I choose to think of this action as a finger in the eye or President Pumpkin, somehow.  But maybe that’s just me.

 

Jan 21

Rochester, NY

Christmas Shopping – Done!

And I never set foot in a mall or a big-box store.

Everything but stocking-stuffer trinkets and sweets has been ordered and is mostly already shipped.

For trinkets and sweets, we’ll make our seasonal visits to Archimage and Stever’s next week.

Not that I’m all about the chocolate or anything… but… mmmmm!  Stever’s!

 

Garage Sale Days at the Public Market

You’d think I would tell you about these as the season is beginning, right?  I live to disappoint.

Oktoberfest!  

Not really but today was the grand finale of the series of Sunday garage sales.

Winter Fun!

Winter Fun!  

You can get all fitted out for our next, long season here.  (When I moved here, I was told we had two seasons: Christmas and the 4th of July.  And we could experience them both on the same day, sometimes.  It was 80 today, so… yeah.) 

Calculator

“Calculator” also used to be a job title, you know.  

I had one of these when I was a kid.  It’s not a small part of why I can do mental arithmetic with such ease.

remington

whaddaya think, should I make this my new blogging platform? 

Isaac Asimov or Ernest Hemingway or one of those guys used to write on this very typewriter.  That’s what the guy selling it for $40 said, anyway.

 

Metropolitan Life

To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.

Fran Lebowitz

When I read that, I said “Ding!”  If anyone is so foolish as to propose camping to DSCN0463me, I remind them that my idea of “roughing it” is only a three-star hotel.

I am a city boy born and raised, and I am not really comfortable if I cannot walk to a street corner in five minutes and find there coffee, a danish, and a newspaper.

Rochester, NY is the smallest place I have ever lived.  I do like it.  But I wish having a car here was less necessary and more ridiculous.  The way having a car in Manhattan is ridiculous.

Imagine

imagine

 

Take Me Home

Mr_RobotMr. Robot Season 2 sure started off with a wallop.

This season’s story line is even denser and darker than last.  Slower going but I am working through it.

But in any case, I really love the triumph and resignation that are woven perfectly into that Phil Collins song.

 

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