Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jammie Cam

It's been awhile since there's been a jammy cam posting, so here's today's jammy cam. The flowers are courtesy of this gentleman:

So don't be asking who the current hottie is in my life. If there is one, it's a state secret; if I tell you, I'll have to kill you. And no, it's not Dick Cheney; I am so tempted to make a really crude joke as to why that would be, but I'm going to take the high road.

Anyway, you might be asking where I got enough President Jackson action to purchase flowers. Let's just say a couple of friends were kind enough to contribute some small amount to my well-being. And flowers make me happy. Happy = mental health improvement = improved well-being. Hopefully, the flowers are edible, in case I run out of groceries ;-)

Soon I'll post some photos of the recent powerless week up in Marblemount. They've still got snow up there, and I am sooooooo jealous!

Friday, January 9, 2009

More Snow! More Snow!

With all the flooding the last few days, I'm sure many have forgotten that we had more snow this past Sunday - quite a lot, even if it only lasted for just a few hours. I went out less than two hours after the snow had started falling in earnest and took more photos. When I returned, a friend had left a voice mail that started, "Hey, you must be out playing in the snow!" Indeed, I was - I even went to nearby playground.

More photos of the fencing and gates around my apartment building - I just love the way the snow collects in these spots!

Public transportation brought to a halt by the weather:

More seriously, this was less than two hours accumulation on the intersection closest to my home:

City trash receptacles looks much better with a layer of snow covering them:

The wind was blowing this very sticky snow, so it stuck in some very interesting places, like on the side of this light pole:

And the ubiquitous photos of snow-covered branches, of which here is one:

Cowen Park:

Another interesting place for the snow to stick:

It's no surprise that I don't know where I am half the time...

The park's sundial - it's no surprise I never know when I am, either:

My breath rarely looks this wonderful; in fact, under most conditions, seeing one's breath is a bad sign, not a good sign:

More fence action, folks:

Tired of branches? Try grapevines:

And in the following photo, I caught a snowflake in action:

I have no idea whether there was a nail sticking out, or just a wee splinter of wood, but again, the snow collected in some interesting places:

Dingy U district alleys look so much nicer in the snow.

Fortunately, I've had no chance to take photos of flooding - I consider that to be a good thing, especially since I live on the third floor of my building. Frankly, I'd think you'd prefer the snow to the closed highways and mudslides of the last few days.

The Committee Who Would Like To Have Another Big Honkin' Snow Storm

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Victorian Superhero

Here's some very funny reading for your New Year's Day. I love Victorian Superhero !!

If I were a producer, I would put this series on television, without a doubt - if you've any suggestions for casting, please leave a comment!

Of course, I'm also hoping someday to see "The Raj" in print. I can't resist anything with curry!

Happy New Year's, everyone!