Monday, July 31, 2006

"Honey You Won't Believe What I Bought For The Living Room..."

Brimfield Antique Show, Brimfield, MA
"...oh, and by the way, can you rent us a U-Haul?"
More strangeness from Brimfield.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Q & A Time

Brimfield Antique Show - Brimfield, Massachusetts
Alrighty kids- Above is your question to ponder for the weekend. Please report your answers back to me asap. Use a sharp #2 pencil and please print clearly. No looking at your neighbor's answer. I"ll start-
Answer: Because I spent all my disposable income on goofy signage at Brimfield.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Airline Karma

Seat 19A- 25,000 feet above Massachusetts
I helped an elderly woman get one of her bulky carry-on bags onto the plane and got myself settled.

Even though he was looking at the empty seat next to me as he approached, the 350 lb. sweaty guy kept right on going down the aisle. Yessssss!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

"Your Clever Caption Here"

Brimfield Antique Show- Brimfield, Massachusetts
This scene is so odd that I can't even think of a clever caption.
Anyone want to try?
Got to love Bambi in the background keeping an eye on the wooden heads...

Monday, July 24, 2006

Dumb As A Box Of Barbie Dolls

Brimfield Antiques Show- Brimfield, Massachusetts
This looks a lot like the bar scene at the conference I just attended.
I'm happy to be home!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Hotter Than Hell

Brimfield Antique Show
- Brimfield, Massachusetts
Well kids, I'm outta here for 4 days.
Attending a conference in the only place hotter than Boston-
No, not Hell-

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sexy Green Babe In A Pink Negligee

Brimfield Antique Show
- Brimfield, Massachusetts
You know you've had a rough night when you wake up and not only are you are the color of Kermit The Frog but your left arm is attached to your shoulder only by electrical tape that is wound around your neck.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Friday, July 14, 2006

Hands $10.00 Each

Brimfield Antique Show- Brimfield, Massachusetts
You never know when an extra pair of hands might come in handy.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

A Rose For Some Robert J.

Harvard Square- Cambridge, Massachusetts
lloyd Thayer channeling Robert Johnson on the sidewalk.
The fresh flower sitting on his amp was dropped into his tip bucket by a passing female fan.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Front Page News

Lake Superior- Near Munising, Michigan
I moved to Boston from a remote town of 1300 people in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan exactly 26 years ago last week. (Think: 45 minute drive to go to a movie…on a road that gets closed a lot during the winter due to storms off the lake.)

I still subscribe to my home town newspaper. There in a photo on the front page of the latest edition is: my junior prom date. He has loaned the library his collections of rocks and minerals and this is really, really big front page news.

I need to find time to walk along a beach and look for pretty rocks again.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Where Are Our Experienced Patriots?

Samuel Adams said:
"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Sam, where are you now that we REALLY need you?

Faneuil Hall- Boston, Massachusetts
(And in the beer cooler at your corner store.)

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Smoke Break

Boston, Massachusetts
The guys from the fife and drum corp take a smoke break in the alley.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

More From Bean Town

Boston, Massachusetts
More scenes from downtown Boston during the Independence Day celebration.
PS- Only tourists ever call it "Bean Town."

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Red, White & Blue

I've been taking a bunch of photos over the July 4th holiday in and around Boston.
Here are some of the most red, white and bluey-est.

Boston, Massachusetts
The patriotic cow in Downtown Crossing. She looks a little angry.

Boston, Massachusetts

A chain link fence in Government Center.

Cochituate, Massachusetts

The gigantic flag that always flies in the center of our village.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Don't Be A Dummy

Central Square- Cambridge, Massachusetts
It isn't too late to pick up some tasteful accessories to wear to the 4th of July cook-out.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Theme Night

Waltham, Massachusetts
Never a good sign to have firemen on the roof of the restaurant.

It started out as a typically pleasant Friday night. Dinner and a movie with Mr. ExtraSpecialBitter. We noticed the hook and ladder at an Italian restaurant as we walked by. The firemen were heading down off the roof, so I snapped a photo. Nothing special, but I liked how he looked up there on the ladder in the setting sun. As we turned and walked away I made a wise-crack about "blackened" chicken fettuccini being the night's special on their menu.
My karmic payback for this remark was not far away...

At the brewpub around the corner we were seated in the front window. I set my camera on the ledge and took this shot through the glass. Continuing with theme night, he is smoking while leaning against a fire alarm.

About 45 minutes later with about 3 bites of my dinner and half a pint of ale left, karmic payback kicked in, the theme of the evening continued, and the fire alarm screamed to life in the brewpub. We were escorted out to the sidewalk with a couple dozen other patrons and wait-staff. Many people brought their beer with them (to prevent it from evaporating in the fire, I'm sure). Because the a/c in the place hadn't been working and it was actually much cooler outside, the crowd on the sidewalk became "intoxicated with the lovely evening air" and everyone got a little silly. Above is the firefighter who must have drawn the short straw- He was assigned to stand by the truck and watch the crowd in front of the brewpub. His buddies were luckier...they got to enter into the smoke-filled, overheated kitchen and climb up into the ventilation shaft.

PS- No one was injured in the making of this blog entry and I'm not sure there were any actual flames at either establishment.