Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Top 25

Mr. Steven Tyler.  Just call me Steve.
This is the beginning of another American Idol adventure. The guys went first, then the girls. Please comment with your thoughts and feelings so far. Here are mine:

Guys that were OK: Reid the Drummer (moves weird), Aaron the vocal coach, Chase the tall country whistler, Crayton the sidewalk jester, Phillip Phillips (bad choice of song/slow arrangement), Heejun the cowboy hater, and Joshua.

Girls: Really liked little Hollie with the big voice. Also liked Skylar (Reba), and Jessica Sanchez.

A number of people really sucked. Hopefully some of them will be eliminated and none of the above mentioned contestants.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Snow Art

Over-hanging snow sculpture
While doing some Sunday shovelling, I noticed this snow blanket hanging down just above our front door area. It was created during a minor winter storm. We'll have to see what happens after we get our first full-fledged blizzard of the winter, which is predicted for Tuesday night into Wednesday (Leap Day).

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Chief Hawk Tail

Hawk sitting on top of our deck
Kit snuck a picture of this guy sitting on the roof of our deck. At this typing, I'm not sure what kind he is (any help would be appreciated - click on picture to zoom in). Now we know what's been happening to our dwindling sparrow population. As we've been feeding our small birds during the winter, Mr. Hawk's probably been eating them like popcorn.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Word Verification

Turn word verification off
I just turned off the word verification for blogger comments. It was frustrating before, but recently had gotten even worse. Instead of one word, now it's two. One is fairly easy to read, but the other one is almost illegible. To turn off comment word verification: Dashboard, Settings, Comments, change it from Yes to No, Save. Thank you!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Word Of The Week

Frankly, my dear, I don't give aqap.
Word-of-the-Week is: aqap.
Pronounced: A-kwap.
Meaning: as quickly as possible.
Example usage: Frankly, I don't give aqap.

Variation: oqap.
Pronounced: O-kwap.
Example usage: Oqap, I thought it was 4 o'clock.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Jack Frost

Jack Frost decorated our maple tree
Winter Haiku:
Went to mail box
Instead of finding letters
Got frosty picture

Toy Prize Crane Claw

A rare self-portrait of Johnnny
We've all seen those things that could be described as a crane-claw that supposedly grabs toy prizes to be won. I don't know what the official name is of these units. How-a-bout a Toy Prize Crane Claw? Anyways, it seemed like another good opportunity for a rare self-portrait of St. Johnnny. In order to become a saint, you need two documented miracles. Thus, my slogan is: Just one more miracle! Thanks, St. Johnnny

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Trees In The Hood

Click too zoom inn!
Johnnny snapt this photo during weekday lunch. Just happened to notice reflection on adjacent vehicle. Just think how much we'd miss if we were blind.