Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Don't know if I'd mentioned that I'd be away Monday, Tuesday, and most of today, Wednesday. Termites were discovered, and first thing Monday morning they were out here tenting this place. Cliff had either bagged everything edible, or removed them from the site. Then we boarded the birds at the vet's, and he and I went to a local motel. It was all right, as motels go, so obviously we survived.

Tuesday we drove to San Francisco to see the newly rebuilt California Academy of Sciences. It is most impressive, and I took a few photos, and then found out that flash photography was not allowed. And I couldn't figure out how to not flash. Gotta read the instructions. I will post the few shots I did take once I load them onto the computer.

We got back in time for me to go to the local library. I'm not a tv watcher, and wanted something to read. That was Tuesday, and Cliff took it back today after I'd finished it. Yeah, I read fast. Our local library was rebuilt anew about 10 years ago -- they just celebrated their tenth anniversary. Since I had the camera with me, I took some photos there, from which I will make a posting one of these days.

How about a bit of humor:

An insect was buzzing around the music room where the students were trying to practice. Finally one of the students was able to swat the creature. “Was that a bee?” asked a fellow musician. “No, bee flat”.


For the first time in many years, an old man traveled from his rural town to the city to attend a movie. After buying his ticket, he stopped at the concession stand to purchase some popcorn. Handing the attendant his money, he couldn't help but comment, "The last time I came to the movies, popcorn was only 15 cents."

"Well, sir," the attendant replied with a grin, "You're really going to enjoy yourself. We have sound now."


  1. I don't know how to turn my camera's flash off either.

  2. That would have been a masterful comeback!