Saturday, August 31, 2013
"Programmer's Kitty," masterfully using his environment for maximum concealment (notice the Amazon box), stalks the Most "Dangerous" Game (aka "Caustic Kitty").
Once Caustic Kitty realized what was going on, she stared him down until he decided to walk away and try stalking something a little less dangerous, like for example, PJ.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Of course, I misread my prompt, so I thought I was looking for "cluster."
Then I got sidetracked, we were shopping and I just *knew* that there are some cereals with the word *clutter* in the name. What I didn't count on was the 500,000 different cereal types that they sell at Walmart.
Then it went from silly to truly stupid: frustrated because I couldn't find the cereal with the wrong words in it, I decided to google for it. And I found it. And as soon as I put the phone away and looked RIGHT IN THE SHELF 6 INCHES FROM MY FACE was this cereal.
At that time I decided I was done for the day. It still took me two more hours to figure out that I had the wrong prompt.
At least in this particular shopping center, this Nissan Leaf driver was lucky to actually find an open parking slot at the EV charging station. 99% of the time none of the cars parked in these marked spots are EVs, and this always happens with hundreds of empty spots just a few yards away.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Still, it is a semi-flat suburban hell where everything is painted in some kind of earth-toned palette, distances are measured in time, not in miles, and multi-million dollar homes don't have enough yard space to throw a ball around. And don't even dream of painting your multi-million dollar dream home of a color that isn't part of the color palette approved by your homeowner's association, not unless you are willing to go to court (and lose) over it.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
No Programmer's Kitty allowed. Seriously, if he ever gets within paw's length that's a slapping she'll give him. BTW, this is under my desk, it is her "safe" place where PJ can't "bother" her, where bother is defined as "any attempt at socializing."
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
In a few years most of this sight will be blocked by high-rise developments. None of the buildings that you can see in the background were there when we moved here in 1997.
Actually, the parking lot will be gone too.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
For those of you outside of the USA, Chick-fil-A's founder believes in observing the Christian Sabbath, so all restaurants are closed on Sundays. More recently he caught a lot of flak by exercising his right to say whatever is in his mind without thinking of the apparent/real/whatever consequences.
OTOH, this doesn't stop Chick-fil-A from sponsoring the kiddie train that runs throughout the mall seven days a week ( http://www.shopdullestowncenter.com/info/express ).