Gramophone closeup

Modern Day Gramophone

Obviously this didn’t come from grandma’s house. The Gramophone came from Restoration Hardware a couple of weeks ago and acoustically amplifies the music from the handheld device you place in the slit. It actually works amazingly well. The sound travels into the hollow bottom and then out the metal horn shape. It gains a slightly vintage sound. I love it!

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Ruth Baby Ginsburg 2013

Best Ruth Baby Ginsberg Halloween Costume

I think Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of America‘s great national treasures. I’ve blogged about my admiration of her before. Even into her 80’s, she’s an amazing voice for justice on the Supreme Court of the United States—a quick-witted, liberal voice of sanity in a bleak world of conservative darkness and repression. I think she’s awesome!

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Furnace Pilot Light

The Heater Pilot Light

The heater sits atop the roof. The gas earthquake detector shut the gas off when workers were working around the house and bumped into it with something. I had to relight the hot water heater. I never even thought about the HVAC system.

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Herman Skull Pin

My Halloween Outfit

Well, unlike Steve, who is dressing up like a leprechaun today, I’m wearing a more “conservative” Halloween outfit today: your basic black. They say that black is slimming. I looked for the blackest black I own.  So, Herman the skull made his annual appearance. This year, aside from an all-black outfit, I grabbed my black and orange […]

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Creepy Pumpkin Carvings by Jon Neill

Happy Halloween!

I’m not sure if one wishes others a “happy” Halloween—maybe a horrifying one is more apropos? At any rate, these images have come through my RSS aggregator over the past week. They are truely frightening; so, I thought I would share. I’m just sweet that way.

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Apple Pay

It Was Her First Time …

It was her first time… It was my first time. It seemed unnecessarily awkward. It was just not going the way either of us thought it would. Wasn’t this supposed to be fun? We kept trying different positions—every position we could think of. Nothing seemed to work. Until, very unexpectedly, it happened.

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