Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Seconds before I took this picture, these student nurses stamped out burning pieces of bread that had fallen out of the toaster oven. What a great picture that would have been! I apologize to all my readers for being too slow. Posted by Picasa

The power was out when I got to Sacramento City College today, but I decided to tune in the practice room anyway. (It looks light because of the camera flash... actually, the only light was coming in through glass doors about ten yards to the left.) Posted by Picasa

Perhaps using magnets, the crocodile's mouth on this clock opens and closes to mark the seconds. Posted by Picasa

Can anyone identify this guy? Posted by Picasa

My customer used to sing in her husband's band in the 50s and 60s, and they would carry along this celeste. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 29, 2005

In Seattle and Portland we constantly saw examples of great design. Here is one. Posted by Picasa

I Love My Camera Phone

My nephewPeter did a Flash slide show illustrating the advantages of a camera phone. Check out his whole website.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

This band was at the Saturday Market. The singer looked like a drunken reprobate and jumped around like Mick Jagger, but he sounded like Sinatra. Check out his website. Posted by Picasa

Jerry with his digital SLR. If this were Jerry's blog, the photos would be a lot better. Posted by Picasa

Jennifer walking down an aisle at Powell's. After I took this photo, an employee told me I should ask permission of people before I take their picture. (Jerry, who should know, assured me that I only needed to do this if I were going to use the photo commercially.) Posted by Picasa

The information desk at Powell's. The main bookstore occupies an entire city block. Posted by Picasa

This is the pillar of books holding up the corner of Powell's Books in Portland, the largest independent bookstore in the country. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 27, 2005

This is the view from Vista House. We were all supposedly enjoying the view, and Jennifer said, "Did you see the woman with the perfect body?" and everyone admitted that they had. Then we discussed whether she was wearing a bikini or tankini top.
If you zoom in on this photo you can see her about 1/4 of the way from the right side.Posted by Picasa

Laurel, a former ballerina, doing entrechats on her napkin with chopsticks. Posted by Picasa

If you meet the Buddha on a dashboard... Posted by Picasa

The cone tells me to EAT-IT-ALL, so I must. Posted by Picasa

I was a very bad kibitzer at this chess game... after White made a fatal oversight, I muttered, "Oh, God!" Immediately Black called checkmate. Posted by Picasa

Ink and toner with a tropical flavor. Posted by Picasa

This is our favorite place to eat in Seattle --- the Bite of India at the food court at Crossroads Mall. Posted by Picasa

It's refreshing to see how little people care about their lawns in Seattle. While we in Sacramento agonize about the brown patches, in Seattle they just let the whole thing go brown (although they leave the sprinkler fecklessly out in the middle). Posted by Picasa

Rachel decorated her cell phone with art stickers from the Frye museum. Unfortunately, they didn't stick and she had to take them off. Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 26, 2005

There is a proposal to expand the monorail in Seattle, which always makes me think of the Music Man parody in the Simpsons. Posted by Picasa

If you know me, you know how I feel about skywalks. Macy's in Seattle has a great one. Posted by Picasa

You don't always need a great grocery. Posted by Picasa

There is a ton of theater in Seattle (for half price!) Posted by Picasa

Now I know why our dog seems depressed sometimes. He hasn't been getting enough doggie croissants. Posted by Picasa