Sunday, February 26, 2012

moonset sunday

I opted for a moonset today, instead of a sunset.  This was taken a couple of years ago during an early morning moon setting.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

sunset sunday

An oldie but goodie.

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damn word verification

Blogger has started making the word verification letters too hard to see, and because of it I'm having a hell of a time leaving comments.  I imagine you are, too.  I'm going to discontinue the word verification on my blog, and try to keep up with the spammers.  If it gets to be too much I may have to go back, I don't know.  But it's bugging the hell out of me now.
I hope I can figure out how to shut it off, that's all.  Can someone comment and let me know if it disappeared or not, please.

Well, so far I cannot shut it off.  The old blogger dashboard had this option in settings/comments, but it is not on the new page... and there is no longer an option to get to the old interface, at least not on mine.  Damn!

(and later that night)  Yay!  I was able to find a way to get to the old blogger interface, and shut off the damn verification!)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

sunset sunday

Scott Law, at Just Used Pixels,. told me about something called Sunday Sunset, so I'd thought I'd join in with one of my many sunsets.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

museum study

Some photographs taken at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, that I took a couple of years back, but never published.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

family friends and food

The weekend was spent getting together with some family members, and friends. On Saturday, I went to a birthday luncheon for Melissa, at Skinflints, the best burger joint ever. Actually, all their food is very good. We ate it too fast to get a picture of it. Fried Calamari, Chicken Wings, and Fried Shrimp for appetizers. There were varied orders of Fish & Chips, Burger & Fries, Saucy Chicken, and more Calimari for lunch. A couple of Black Russians for me and my sis. Melissa drank wine, JC (her boyfriend) and Kim (Mel's best friend) drank beers. His was dark, hers was light. My sister's ex-husband, Melissa's father, drank coffee; he is in town from New Mexico while Melissa is going through her surgeries and treatments for the breast cancer... And he bought us all the lunch, which was very nice. Good conversation at the table, quite a few laughs, and a good time was had by all. Logan wasn't around, he was with his dad, so on

Sunday, me and my sister had to get our Logan fix, and we visited at Melissa's. He is just such a joy to be around, repeating everything you say, and watching your every gesture. He is a very bright (in every way) little boy. When I go there, he says "Barba's here too!" and gives me a big hug and a kiss. I could just eat him up.

Some snaps from the luncheon, and pics of Logan.
Melissa's mom (my sis, Tree), Melissa, and me.  
Melis with her mom and dad

Melissa & J.C.

Melissa and Kim


with grandma

loving his dinosaurs

Saturday, February 4, 2012

remember when?

Whatever happened to AOL is what I want to know. A browser that was mediocre to begin with has become varied mess led by AIM and Bebo.

Used to be you could peruse profiles at ease, and find people who maybe had the same interests as you, and easily start up an email or IM session. The perusal of chat rooms has even gotten worse, and the way they read is just ridiculous. Why can't they leave well enough alone. I've been with the damn service since 1997, and I've gotten used to so many of its features, and I'm a creature of habit. But AOL insists on changing some of its best features. What a bunch of idiots must be running the show. You knew that once they took down the key and the great lightning bolt at the start up, and changed it to "running man" that things weren't looking good. That was a long time ago, too. AOL 2.5/3.0 maybe. Windows 95. Sigh.

I've had the worst of operating systems, God knows, when I had Windows ME. What a tortuous run that was. I've gone from that to Vista, which doesn't bother me none, and seems to suits my needs. The only thing that persuedes me to move on to another OS is if one computer dies, and I buy another that has a new version installed on it. So, who knows what's next .. Windows 2012: the final edition?

As for browser's I use Google Chrome as much as I use AOL. Chrome is faster, and it's nice and clean... but it, too, has its drawbacks.

Does anyone remember AOL the way it used to be?

Friday, February 3, 2012

37 years of friendship

Today we have known each other for 37 years!  We met back in college when we were in our early 20's, in a class called something like "A workshop in the Creative Process", and were fast friends from the start.  Evie moved away to San Diego for 18 years, and we maintained our friendship through tomes of letter writing, and a visit back and forth over the years.  When Evie's mom was dying in 1996, she came back her to be with her, and has since stayed in New York.  She lives right across the hall from me now, and we see each other all the time.  I am blessed to have such a friendship all my life.  Please visit evie at her blog:

Me and my friend, Evie..... back then....

(on the back of a truck, heading into Tiajuana, Mexico)

And today...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

some hawks welcome in February.  They are always a good omen for me.