My son, David, made these collages from family photographs.
I love my Kindle 2!
It loads books, magazines and blogs via its own proprietary air waves ... and it does so in seconds. With a capacity to hold a couple of thousand books this is a real library in a can. It will even allow the reader to change the size and style of the type. And, get this ... it will read the pages for you; just close your eyes and listen to the words (you can even choose either a male or female reader).
If that was not enough you can even browse the Internet.
Want more? The built in dictionary will define any word that you click on.
How about this! I subscribed to The New Yorker magazine ... (I am addicted to their cartoons) ... anyway, I can go to the Contents page, click on "cartoons" and pull up everyone without having to flip through the text. No, I am not knocking the articles ... they are some of the best you'll ever find in a magazine.
Hmmmm ... I wonder if I can get Vanity Fair.
Sigh ... April 1 has passed and I did not get an April Fools Day package from you know who. If she is reading this she knows that once the day has passed there can be no action. But, wait ... I have not yet checked my Facebook page ... maybe there is a bomb there.
I planted a new cache. Isn't that exciting?
What better place to hide a cache than in a church. There are very few muggles (*) about and the few that are there are way too busy genuflecting before the magic meat to notice anything.
Since caches need nick names I think I'll call this one "The Two Screwing Marys". I'll try to position it close to the porcelain Virgin.
Dear readers, what clues should I give?
(*) Muggle is the word used in the Harry Potter series of books by J. K. Rowling to refer to a person who lacks any sort of magical ability and was not born into the magical world. (A non-magical person who has wizards for parents is a Squib.) The word occurred in popular culture and literature prior to Rowling's adoption of it. However, the Harry Potter series popularized the word, and it has come into common usage in other contexts.1
1Geocachers refer to people not in the know as Muggles.
Little boats, big boats.
OMG, this is the first steak that I have had in 10 months. Watcharee had a fishy type burger.
The Capital Grill, of course!
Our Bangkok spy camera shows our friend, Rung, at work in 26D.
Thailand braced for huge protest
BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- Anti-government demonstrators say they will gather in the thousands in the capital city Wednesday in a bid to force Thailand's prime minister from office.
The massive demonstration is the culmination of a movement that has intensified in recent weeks to destabilize the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
On Tuesday, the "Red Shirt" protesters -- named for the color of their shirts -- attacked Abhisit's motorcade as it was struck in traffic. He escaped unharmed.
Abhisit was leaving a Cabinet meeting in the beach resort city of Pattaya when the protesters pelted plastic water bottles and sticks at the car, a government official said.
The prime minister's security detail shielded him and moved him to another vehicle. Television footage showed protesters unsuccessfully trying to grab the driver of the second car. They also smashed the second vehicle's rear window.
The Red Shirt protesters have declared Wednesday their D-Day, claiming they will draw up to 300,000 people from the eastern and northern part of the country.
Those two regions are a stronghold of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, to whom the Red Shirts owe their allegiance.
Thaksin was deposed from power in a coup in 2006, but still wields considerable clout. A party loyal to him, the People Power Party, assumed office in 2007 elections.
Those opposed to Thaksin took to the streets, dressed in yellow shirts and earning the moniker, the "Yellow Shirts."
They staged sit-ins for more than two months last year -- occupying the headquarters of the government and blockading Bangkok's major international airport.
The demonstrations ended December 2 when a court ruled the People Power Party was guilty of electoral fraud.
The move paved the way for Abhisit to assume the prime ministership.
Now, the tables are turned -- with Thaksin supporters demonstrating.
They maintain Abhisit's government was not democratically elected. They want him to leave office and schedule new elections.
THIS IS AMERICAN IDOL!!
"AT&T, Adam Lambert, Text 'VOTE' to 5708"
"AT&T, Kris Allen, Text 'VOTE' to 5702"
PS: A very small number of readers will know where and what this is. It is from here that 'we' watched the first moon launch just days before 'we' moved to London. Much has changed but much has been left.
PPS: Even fewer of the 'we' will remember the significance of this tree. Check its base for a hint.
The tacking anniversary is just hours away. So, in preparation, I have cleared a little space on my shelf for a humorous addition to my collection of fact-checkers.
This special cosmetic pack is designed to appeal to cloistered nuns ... those penguin-like uglies who feel that they are married to god.
But, there is another product in their convents that will probably do more for them than what Jesus, god or the Holy Vapor could ever do. [*]
[*] You've heard the expression "Colder than a nun's cunt on Good Friday". So, maybe they should wait until Sunday before powering up this little gadget.
Next: Part II