Monday, August 31, 2009

Guess What Mary's Sells?

Well, it's not quite on a par with Randy's, but it's pretty great in its own right...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Look how concerned Tallulah Mae was at the thought of no Tallulah-Palooza Friday this week!!!! She's very happy that Satish, all the way from India, was able to fix our problem. She says "Yay for tech support!"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ain't Computers Grand?!

NOT. No can blog, computer iz broke. Blergh.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

The dog days of summer, starring Miss Tallulah Mae.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

O Is for Orchid

Another example of my gardening speci-al-ity: benign neglect. This orchid plant (and several others I have) get nothing but a bit of water when I think of it ... no food, no misting, no nuthin'! Nothing but a bit of telepathic encouragement from me, and lo and behold: yearly blooms! Yay.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I (Heart) Hearts

And so does Mother Nature, apparently...
BTW: the Nancy Drew event we went to was held at UCSD. It was really fun: a radio show-type reading of a condensed version of The Whispering Statue with sound effects contributed by the audience; an exhibition of many cool Nancy Drew books; and refreshments from the Nancy Drew Cookbook (who knew?). (If you're into Nancy, check out the Web site linked for the cookbook--very cool!) Door prizes included tiny flashlights, magnifying glasses, and gaudy lighted rings. I've decided I was more like Bess or George than Nancy...I was not a particularly intrepid child!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Callie the Canine Supermodel

Is this not just an absolutely gorgeous dog? I absolutely adore all dogs and think they are ALL gorgeous/cute/sweet/adorable/handsome/darling/yummy...
really, I do (I think perhaps I am part dog, in fact)! The first word I think of when I see Miss Callie here is ..."pretty," wouldn't you agree?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Notes from a Stay-Cay, In No Particular Order

Vegetarian (organic quinoa) burger from The Burger Lounge.
Our Lady of the Rosary in Little Italy.

Little Italy Mercato.

Tea at the Westgate Hotel.

Granola at Bread and Cie.

Beer and lunch at the Stone Brewing Company.

"Cocktails" at Nancy Drew event.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Elvis, Velvet

RIP, Elvis...he died on August 16, 1977. And yes, this is my very own velvet Elvis!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

For some reason, she reminds me of a bratty teenaged girl in this photo. She's just rolled her eyes and she's about to say something witheringly sarcastic about Mom's taste in music...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

See Sea Lions

Today we meet the Real Sea Lions of Pier 39...Their hobbies include:
Group napping;
Individual napping;
"Hey, leave me alone, I'm napping";

Upside-down napping;

And synchronized swimming.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Magical Marvelous Musee Mechanique

This, my friends, is one of my favorite places EVER. It's the Musee Mecanique (warning: there is sound when you click on this link and on the link below), on Pier 45 in San Francisco. It's used to be in the basement of Cliff House, but when it was remodeled they moved to Fisherman's Wharf.
The sound you hear when you click on the Musee Mecanique website above is from this lady, Laughing Sal; she was (allegedly...controversy as to whether this is the one that was really there) at the entrance to Playland at the Beach, a beloved San Francisco amusement park, for years, until they tore it down.

This vending machine is their "gift shop"--love it! Ah, it makes me so happy that places like this still exist...