Friday, December 30, 2011

A Few More of the Guys

A Few Last Christmas Decorations

Happy Friday

What better way to celebrate a Friday off then with Peanuts and two new cats in your house.

Getting Used to Their New Surroundings

Charlie Brown and Linus are getting used to the house. When I brought them home yesterday afternoon I kept them in my bedroom. I thought best not to completely overwhelm them by giving them the full run of the house.

Once they got accustomed to my bedroom, they were very interested in seeing what was beyond the bedroom door. This morning I let them out. They are going a great deal of running around and exploring this morning. I'm going to let them at it. I'll check on them from time to time but I think it best that they do their own exploring. Charlie is having a great deal of fun running up and down the stairs.

Here are a couple more pictures.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Guys Arrive!

I picked up the guys today from the Humane Society. They are very nice. Everyone at the shelter was really pleased that Dino a.k.a. Linus and Darko a.k.a. Charlie Brown were being adopted and adopted together. Here are some pictures. More to come later.

Here's Charlie Brown:

Here's Linus:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2Political Episode 67

2PP067 - 21 December 2011

This post was delayed slightly because I was away.

2Political Podcast Episode 67- is now available. You can listen to it or download it from the podcast site, You can leave comments there as well as download or listen to any episode (you can access the five most recent episodes from the list on the right side of my blog).

After Special Days, we talk about Iowa and the Republican presidential nomination sweepstakes. It’s a wide-ranging discussion we have. We talk about Ron Paul, the end of the Iraq War, and so much more. We even get into a discussion of voting systems.

Please leave a comment (anyone's welcome—agree or disagree!), or you can ring the 2Political Comment line on 206-350-3982.

Links for this episode:
All about Saint Thorlak
And about Junkanoo
PV has some merit – the blog post on PV aka “Instant Runoff Voting” that Arthur mentioned. It has explanatory videos.
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011


The Stockings Are Overflowing

Our stockings had so much stuff in them that they could not be hung on the chimney with care. Second picture is what was in my stocking. I have to say buying for stockings is as much fun as getting the full size presents for people.

Presents to All

Presents to Me

I got this great hooded sweatshirt. Here I'm channeling my inner gansta here which I obviously need a lot more practice with.

More Presents

Here's my dad with a couple of his presents. A turtle to put out in his garden. Then a book about All My Children the soap he liked to watch that went off the air this year. Ed and Jennifer with their new griddle. Jennifer also has on her new scarf. Then a picture of a couple of characters.

The Meal

Jennifer prepared an absolutely wonderful Christmas dinner. The turkey in particular came out really well. There was of course mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans, rolls and jello. And not one but two types of pies! Lemon Meringue and Dutch Apple.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Joplin 6 Months On, Part I

Md dad, Ed and I went to Downstream to do a little gambling today (didn't have much luck but then again we never do).

On the way back we went through Joplin. Here are some pictures of what the city looks like. You can follow this link to see the pictures I took six months ago.

Joplin 6 Months On, Part II

There is some building going on. New homes are going up. Business are being repaired. Most of the debris is gone.But for the most part not a great deal has changed. The last two pictures are of the hospital. There are temporary buildings around it that are open for business but otherwise the hospital itself is as it was.

This definitely puts a different perspective on Christmas.