Monday, August 21, 2017

Mini Me





The top picture was taken the spring I finished the 8th grade, look at the hair, the face, the tiny waist.  The middle picture was taken in Florida when I was about 2 1/2 years old, I am the one in the red pants.  I still stand like that, with my hands kind of awkwardly held in front or behind me. What great fashion sense at that young age. This last picture was taken when I was about 16 months old, I am on the sofa, I am not sure if that was my doll, or my sister's.  

Looking back at the evidence, it is hard to believe that anyone was surprised when I married J.  (My middle brother was.) 

What do the pictures of your mini me reveal? 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Rational or Not - the Sunday Five


The rational and irrational parts of my brain have been warring recently.  Being from very orderly, prim and proper Midwestern roots, the rational side of my brain almost always wins.  In times of stress, the struggle between logic and emotion becomes quite rapacious. 

So are these rational or not?
1: A desire to have dad's 50 year old watch rebuilt? 
2: Spending nearly $400 to have dad's slides and movie film shipped home? 
3: A desire to hop the next plane to Vegas, with a $100 limit on gambling money? 
4: Staying with a bank that is unresponsive to my needs?  
5: Wondering if I am doing the right thing? 

My justifications: 
1: A desire to have dad's 50 year old watch rebuilt?  -  I can remember when dad bought it from a flying buddy in about 1970 for $100, my mother tutted for days over the extravagance, he put it away 20 years ago - deciding it was cheaper to wear cheap watches than have the good one fixed.  
2: Spending nearly $400 to have dad's slides and movie film shipped home? - someone needed to archive this part of the family history and it was either ship them or drive to Florida and pick them up. 
3: A desire to hop the next plane to Vegas, with a $100 limit on gambling money? - normal to want a physical escape from all that is going on - I will resist this one - at least for a couple of months. 
4: Staying with a bank that is unresponsive to my needs?  Hmm, I have been with them 22 years, they have branches in all of the states that I touch in my life. The basics work well, but when I ask for anything outside of the box, they are little help.   
5: Wondering if I am doing the right thing? I am doing things you only do once in a lifetime.  But I am doing them efficiently and making the best decisions I can.  

What do you think, am I being rational or irrational? 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

I Gotta Do that Again



Twice I have taken trips on float planes, adventures to see mountains, glaciers and the back country and bush.  Simply put, I gotta do that again! 

What do you want to do again? 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Half a Dozen Mixed Memories







I updated this post, and took out an image I had not reviewed carefully enough, it is referred to in the comments.  I apologize if it offended anyone.  I will try to be more awake when I am selecting images. I added two images of New York, one I took last summer and on my father took in 1961.  

Thursday, August 17, 2017

He Didn't Really Say That, Did He?



I know I shouldn't do this, but I watch the national news on TV while eating dinner.  

I just listened to Trump say "there were good people on both side" in reference to the clash with Neo-Nazi White Supremacists last weekend.  Umm, did he really say that?  I can't conceive of a White Supremacist being a "good" person.  Misguided, maybe well behaved, but certainly not someone I would classify as "good." 

Is anyone willing to admit that voting for this clown was a bad idea?  I am glad I voted against him, I really don't care about her emails.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bright Lights of the Big City

Digging out the real camera was not something I could do from the window seat, so I took this with my phone.  Not bad, but not nearly as good as what a real camera would have done.  I seldom sit in window seats, I am an aisle seat person, but I was late booking, and elected to let the airline select my seat, rather than pay extra for a middle seat. I was happy with the window and an empty middle seat.  

What is you favorite seat? 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tourists on the Subway at Rush Hour

Tourists on the subway at peak rush hour frequently get in the way.  They are not sure which way to go, where to stand, or even where to walk.  Then one stands next to me wearing the perfect snarky T-shirt and I forgive them all, especially if they say yes to, "may I take a picture of your shirt?"  

Do you encounter tourists in your daily commute?