Friday, July 31, 2009

Where's the Texas Sky Pollution? (sneaking Baby KP in) -- Looking At the Sky

First we need a little commercial to promote the latest of our Jim's Bunch.

You can tell Baby KP is a bona fide member of Jim's family because she is already taking charge of the remote.

We think this is a real cute picture because we haven't had too many where she isn't sleeping.

So far her eyes are brown but they could turn green like her Grandpa Jim's (mine).

Now back to Looking at the Sky:

This is a nice looking sky with just one little Oklahoma cloud. I don't know what it is doing in Texas but definitely it is too small to be from Texas. Everything is big in Texas. (Those very small cloud friends are visiting from Louisiana.)

Don't complain about the quality, I took it through the windshield while on the move. I had to put down my cell phone right in the middle of a text message I was making to get the picture.

It wouldn't have looked so good had I not taken using the telephoto setting.

Here you can see the visual pollution of the many signs we have to put up with on our way to town. I hope they are helping the merchants who put them up. For sure the sign companies are staying in business.

And in Texas, the dolphin rider is a cowboy.
What else?

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The French like Blue -- MidWeek Blues -- Blue shutters

Especially their shutters. They have been blue for a long, long time.

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It doesn't seem to make the French feel blue. Well, maybe this is different for the artists, some get real moody or worse.

We found this original in the Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. It is by Paul Cézanne (1839 to 1906) and yes, he was pretty quirky. (
Cézanne Wikipedia link)

In just a lot of his pictures you can see Mont Sainte-Victoire as in this one. It is a mountain in Provence, France. Cézanne can see the whole view of the mountain from his house near Aix-en-Provence. He drew a series of oil paintings about or using his favorite mountain of his.

The blue colour on his mountains is supposed to be an impression of air. I'm not at all knowing what that signifies. Do you?

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Even the sky is blue in France, bluer than most of the U.S. except perhaps the Texas skies. Pictured is son, Tim. Tim went with Mrs. Jim and I to Spain, France, Andorra, and Belgium on our Spring 2009 European Holiday. (link to posts so far)

There aren't any blue shutters in this last picture but Mrs. Jim really likes these Citroën 2cv cars. She likes blue ones too and would drive one around here if I would get her one.
I have a blue Citroën in much better shape than this one. I am saving it in case I want to do mischief with it. Have to plan my escape route carefully, their top speed is 40 mph. Mine is a 1:18 scale diecast from Solido (
link for a grey one). I bought it in France back in 1992.

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo below. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.

Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Update -- 2009-07-27 -- A this and that

Mrs. Palin is officially a civilian now. It happened either yesterday or day in her mind. Depends upon how she ended the day.

I hope her successor is more kind to the wolves, poor creatures. And the polar bears who are diminishing in population.

That reminds me of a joke I read someplace about politicians.

Did you hear about the politician who refused to listen to her conscience?

She didn't want to take advice from a stranger.

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What not to wear to work:

Link to a nice little article from Forbes On-line, By Laura Sinberg, (Picture is from that on-line article)

I am retired but my son Mike is my fashion director for the way I dress in the subdivision. He thought my raggedy shorts and holey shirt had to go.

Mrs. Jim is my fashion director for my leisure and in public dressing. She is fairly liberal but does make sure I have not missed any belt loops or forgotten to zip my pants up.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Jim's Sunday Stealing, from last week's list -- 002a

this post has been pulled by author due to lack of sincerity

I did leave these four memes on because they generated a little interest. The rest was blah.

8. Who was the last band you saw live?
Lyle Lovett (link)

10. How many songs are on your iPod?
I don't have an iPod.

17. What was the last CD you purchased?
Willie Nelson. [I will tell the title and why I bought it in another post]

18. What are two bands or singers that you will always love?
Just heard Judy Collins last night on Letterman singing 'Some Day Soon.'

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