Friday, July 29, 2016


I'm gone for vacation!   Headed back to Mother Nature Land.  There will be tree hugging, talking to God, s'mores ... the whole kit and caboodle!    In honor of said Mother Nature and my vacation, I'm offering a free giveaway (click to enter) of one of my favorite John Muir books.  And, a repeat of an earlier all time favorite post here.    (If the post video by chance won't open, you can see it here.)   It is a don't miss, Peeps!   
So, see you in a week.   Hold down the fort while I'm gone, and be good to each other!

Principle in the type:  "I can write only hints to incite good wanderers to come to the feast."    John Muir 

Monday, July 25, 2016


photo by Ky

From the estate of Frieda Hull, a close friend of Marilyn Monroe's, lots of Monroe memorabilia is up for auction come this fall.  "The items range from $3,000 to $600,000."   You may be into the two locks of hair, but if money grew on trees I'd pony up for the Some Like it Hot black beaded dress.    news

Principle in the type:  "Sometimes we let our thoughts of tomorrow take up too much of today. Daydreaming of the past and longing for the future may provide comfort but will not take the place of living in the present. This is the day of our opportunity, and we must grasp it.”    Thomas S. Monson

Friday, July 22, 2016


photo by Thoth God of Knowledge

Ghostbusters with the Ladies, is out!  Released July 15th.  Don't be scared!   (Remember, the opposite of fear is faith.)

And just for old'times'sake?  One o'me faves from the original.  "Dogs and cats, registered voters..."   It's got it all.   Enjoy. 


Principle in the type"  "Fear not. . . . The future is as bright as your faith."   Thomas S. Monson

                                                                                          Happy Weekend Peepólas!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


photo by Eduardo Sciammarella

Sooo, where is NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory really located?  Pasadena, you say?  La Cañada, you think?  Well, "technically, La Cañada won JPL from Pasadena in 1976 when it incorporated as a city, but Pasadena has succeeded in annexing the campus in the court of public opinion."   (Think The Big Bang Theory, and The Martian, as two recent JPL 'Pasadena' groupies.)   True the mailing address shows Pasadena, but physically it is in La Cañada.   At least both cities know a good thing when they see it!   story           

Principle in the type:  "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works . . . "    Bible  

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


photo by mctjack

Last Wednesday, Theresa May on invitation to govern from Queen Elizabeth II, became Britain's new prime minister.  This Brexit is a big deal, lots of change over there, David Cameron resigned, Brit's have differing view of the best next move.  Nonetheless (perhaps with that 'stiff upper lip,' those folk have always been so good at), May said "Britain would 'rise to the challenge ...' " of all there is ahead.    news

Principle in the type:  "Forget yourself and go to work."     Bryant Hinckley

Friday, July 15, 2016


photo by Jordan Bajc

Impossible not to have heard of Pokemon Go.  You know what?   So far I'm okay with it.  This is some harmless fun.   And a phenomena,  for shizzle.   A total community.   Yeah, let's wait it out before complaining.   Here's a park in Bellevue, WA for you to observe:


Principle in the type:  "So long!  Have fun stormin' the castle!"       The Princess Bride

                                                                                     Happy Weekend, Dollfaces!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


photo by Katrina

Continuing on the stuffing one's face theme, --that hot dog affair spoken of in yesterday's post.   Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, of course!   Held each July 4th, on Coney Island.    This year conquered "by the greatest eater in the history of mankind."  (A title I answer to as well, truth be told.)   Joey Chestnut reinstated himself as king - by eating 70 hot dogs!   news      

Principle in the type:  "One of the greatest weaknesses in most of us is our lack of faith in ourselves.  One of our common failings is to depreciate our tremendous worth."      L. Tom Perry