Sunday, March 29, 2009
Here's where I lose some of you.
Maybe all of you.
It's time to talk of politics.
I think Barack Obama is doing a pretty good job as President. Sure, he's not pleasing everyone, especially some of the people who supported him in his run for the presidency. But. But. He can not make everyone happy. When he became president, he learned many things that he didn't know as a candidate. He perhaps changed some of his positions, or some of his actions based on his views during the campaign. But a campaign is not a presidency. So things change. Live with it.
Again. The campaign is not the presidency. The candidate does not know all that he will come to know as president.
So. He is now the president. His decisions have angered some...perhaps many. But he's been president for TWO MONTHS!!!! Give the man a break!!!
And that's all I've got to say.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Let's pull that lens back a bit.
Oh! What's all this green stuff? Why it's the Stoneridge (aptly named) Golf Course. See what some water and some mowers can do . . . even here in dry, dry, dry Arizona? Did I mention money? Yeah, a lot of money helps, too.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The Grand Canyon.
Or as a sardonic friend of mine once said, upon first seeing it, "Well, it's a great canyon but I'm not sure it's a grand canyon."
It's still an awe-inspiring sight.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
It really is nothing more than some caves hollowed out of the cliff. Years later, a five-story masonry construction was built higher up on the cliff wall. Supposedly about 45 people lived in the "apartment house" before mysteriously fleeing the area, never to return.
Incidentally, the name "Montezuma's Castle" is a misnomer. When the ruins were discovered by European Americans in the 1860's, they were believed to have been built by followers of the Aztec emperor of Mexico. In truth, he never came anywhere near this far north. But the name stuck.
Friday, March 20, 2009
It's quite a trip. She lives in Billings, Montana.
Yesterday we spent all day touring Northern Arizona.
First an examination of an Arizona Sycamore tree at Montezuma Castle Park.
Then a trip to Arizona's most popular tourist destination. No - not my house. The Grand Canyon. Bonnie had visited the North Rim but this was her first trip to the South Rim.
I'll take their word for that.
Anyway, it was a good visit with this adventurous Montana girl.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
As always the leprechauns have been out painting a shamrock in a P-town intersection.
Actually, the leprechauns come from this nearby establishment.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
It has been some weeks.
I shopped for this meal a couple of weeks ago. Tonight, I finally did it.
Not veal, but chicken breast. Coupled with prosciutto and sage.
My gawd, it's wonderful.
Even SWMBO raved about it.
You could find a recipe on Google.
I have re-found Miss Cellania and invite you to check out her great sense of humor. I'm not sure why I lost her. She used to be linked here but may have gotten lost when I got lost for awhile. But it's great to have her back.
I've also added Malicious Intent to the group, though she'll have to decide whether she wants you reading her blog or not. But she's pretty good about those things. I mean she let me in didn't she?
There are also some who have left "Da Gang", most notably Old Hoss, who recently moved on to that great blogland in the sky. Miss Cellania has a great "goodbye" to Gene here. (Scroll down a ways.) I agree with what she has had to say about him. He was one of a kind.
Let's all be careful out there.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
So, where did I end up?
So why was I there? Convenience, I guess.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
A glowering dark sky and brisk breezes have the flags at the Town Hall whipping briskly in the sky. And one shivvers. After all this is early March and still, according to the calendar, winter.
(Several days later: SWMBO came in and said she had thought of what that tree is: an ornamental plum. I looked it up on the Web(s) and sure enough, she's right!)
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Based on those prices, I don't think they'll stay open too long.
But, truthfully, the station isn't completed yet and those figures were apparently just put up to test the signs.
Don't worry, folks, it's not that bad.
Monday, March 2, 2009
It wasn't long before the sheriff showed up and checked the cards. Blast him, he says they were coming from a marked deck. I don't have any idea what he was talkin' about but it doesn't matter. Now here I sit in the hoosegow (jail) waiting for Angel Mary to come by with a cake I told her to bring me.