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Dad's last bike.

Some folks are often befuddled at a wee bit automotive / tool knowledge I have. Long story short, I played with my stuff animals in the darkroom as a child when dad was working, and I played with my stuff animals in the garage when dad was fixing his car / motorcycle. Whenever a difficult-to-reach crevice needed to be accessed, the stuff animal was gently removed from my grasp and placed at the afternoon tea table with the other stuff animals. Then I was lowered onto a creeper and kicked underneath the car with a Craftsman breaker bar (because of my long skinny arms).
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I learned plumbing while very young for similar reasons of flexibility and size.
Is that an XS650?
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Less than 24 hours before the Mominator returns to her home where my sister has been living for 3 months. She is in panic mode and has hired a maid service to clean up her TLC-worthy mess. It is costing 1 Century Bill per hour. She asked me how she could get a better deal. I said "us plain folk, we put a sponge in our hand and push back and forth."
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In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed - wait, no blue-eyed girl,
You, my blue eyed, eh, better make that brown-eyed girl.

Frank's pup Sophie.
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Those words remind me of a Van Morrison song.....;-)
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This is why you shouldn't feed your pups Asian takeout.

Down in Asheville NC playing with Frank's adorable pit bull Sophie. She's peaceful, ruminative, and gentle. Of course, she has really scary jaw strength too. I was goofing around with her in a tug-o-war with a basketball and she almost threw me over the porch.
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I love Asheville in the spring.
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This is Avenue Atlantica(?) along the beach front of Copacobana Rio de Janeiro. The moment I got off the bus when I was there, there were six police aiming assault rifles at underaged kids lying on their stomachs. They were all pickpockets.

I was traveling alone. In one of the spontaneous Carnaval street festivities, I was in a crowd of dancing people when one arm grabbed me on one side, and another shoved deep into my left pant pocket. I tore myself from the first diversionary hand and grabbed the forearm in my pocket with my right hand. Once I got that secured, I balled up my fist and threw all my weight behind my left elbow and drove it right into the head of the person behind me. The arm in my pocket immediately went limp and fell out of my pant pocket.

The song came to an end, and the crowd cleared out. They didn't get the precious content in my pants: a pocket sized Portuguese-to-English phrase book borrowed from my library. It looked like a wallet I guess. I took it out and held it up in the air for everyone to see. The rest of the night was peaceful.

When I have more time, I need to recount the chase I gave through a busy highway when two kids robbed me at knifepoint and took my camera. Assault rifles were involved in that one.
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Yeah, I have some librarian friends and they can be brutal - water boarding and electro shock not uncommon for overdue CDs, and the money - whew - would make a loan shark cry!
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I dig this gal's eye....for plaid. And yes, she still works faster than me. Several mechanical-minded friends have often told me that even though the cost of photographic equipment in the 50s was insane...if you were to try today to recreate the precision and durability of the gear with the materials used then...the price would STILL be insane. My Linhof studio camera could still wreck a '64 Chrysler Imperial in a head-to-head.
 
Lovers of vintage photography and bold colors are gonna love this one, I know I did.

Girl Photographer (1955)

#vintage #Photography #boldcolors
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During gym yesterday, I had to catch up with Fox News for the imminent return of the mominator  from overseas. She's always on an Obama ragefest. Fox News amazes me no end. How do these guys keep on digging up every. single. blonde gal. in. the. entire universe?!! No jealousy here: these girls are gorgeous! They look like movie stars.

What does interest me is why Murdoch selects blondes to spearhead his joy division for cable news junkies. And let's be honest, people do notice more when a blonde enters a room; heads turn, conversation halts. Judging by the way ads and online banners utilize blonde spokespeople to gain our implicit trust - especially for untested pharmaceuticals with 2 minute disclaimers informing us we are scheduled to be the guinea pig- I'm thinking this may be the logical progression of the halo effect. After all, since all angels are blonde, and angels are pure and couldn't possibly lie to us, it follows that all those brunettes over at MSNBC must be rotten stinkin' liars.

But it did make me think of a favorite article on the "magic" of tv, written by Donald Horton and R.  Richard Wohl in the fifties: http://goo.gl/fzCW5o
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Maybe it's like a casting agent who likes a particular look. I notice that in movies where a mediocre casting agent cast actors with the same exact look s/he likes. ;-)
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Thought about making Spring Lamb using hothouse lamb for a traditional Easter dinner last night. I would have tasted it just out of curiosity, but the answer was a quick "no" all around.

A hothouse lamb is a 6-week old suckling lamb that is milk-fed by the mother who is then yanked away and slaughtered for a meal to celebrate zombie Jebus rising? Daaamn, I didn't think followers of Jebus be cold like that!

So I just had salad. But this time, with dressing. Oh decadence!
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I'd have eaten it. 
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Oh YEAAAH! This is what I'm talking about. See that lady? She's even taking her glasses off. You know what happens when the glasses come off. She knows it's Go TIME!

You can't say No to a man doing the dandruff move.

thanks: +Эмин Алиев 
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Yeah, there's someone who should be given airtime. Loser.
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Today, I made a glass of chardonnay on ice while cooking.
Today is the day I officially became suburban mom.

Now, someone please tell me what to do with the rest of the corn squeezins, moonshine, everclear, md 20/20, Tuak, Batida, Cachaca, Baijiu, Pruno, Soju, toddy, fungi vodka, and Night Train in my cupboard.
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Everclear is by far the best alcohol on long hikes because it only takes a small bit to kill any parasite in your drinking water. It'll also cauterize any wounds you get while stumbling down a talus slope because you're too drunk to hike! 
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First portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge
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