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Tags: humor, just for fun, miscellaneous, signs
Tags: chocolate, coffee, hot chocolate, humor, just for fun, men, rich, Rim Cafe
Just back from a weekend in Philadelphia and, today, an almost-thirteen hour drive home and I need a post. We enjoyed time with our younger daughter, amazingly warm weather, explored Valley Forge (yes, you’ll get to come, too), and I stocked up on door photos for Thursday Doors while getting far behind on other posts. I’ll start over tomorrow. I was also happy that so many of you enjoyed my Marge Simpson post. In that same spirit, I decided to go with the following shot from Rim Cafe, home of the most amazing hot chocolate drinks. Hence, the sign. 🙂
Tags: dappled, editing, flowers, miscellaneous, Nature
I’d like to mention the editing for this shot, but as it was done a few months ago on my iPad, I don’t recall. You’ll just have to enjoy it without further edification. 🙂
Tags: bad language, comments, dreaming, Facebook, fed up, miscellaneous, Peace, personal, politics
No, I’m not talking about not commenting or being on Facebook. But the level of accusation, anger, and animus there and other places these days makes me more fearful for the world than the issues being “discussed.” If we can’t talk nicely, even if we have to eventually agree to disagree, then these are very dangerous times indeed. So I was imagining if all those “a” words I just referenced went away, because we were all doing what our moms tried to teach us.
Tags: Blogging, catch phrases, cyber break, disconnecting, personal, relaxation, take a break, Try it. You'll like it.
As many of you know, when I went to Arizona at the end of last month to visit my parents for ten days, I made the (for me) momentous decision to take a cyber break. After daily blogging for five years, reading more and more blogs, trying to control my email, and surviving FB, I thought it might be quite difficult. I love blogging and I love visiting and commenting on other people’s blogs.
It was, however, quite simple and SO relaxing! My parents don’t have internet, so although I made the trip to their library any number of times, it was only for stacks of books to read when we weren’t doing anything else. I responded to the blog comments that came in and resisted the email clips of blog posts that sounded interesting. I got rid of email as fast as I could and you know what? It was so freeing. It felt as if I’d gone back in time to a simpler way of life, which I had. I didn’t even take as many photos as usual, partly due to the not-so-good weather and even pouring rain the first few days (very un-Arizona-like.)
It felt good to shed the guilty feeling of getting behind on blogs visits on the days that I work. Add that to not having all the things in a house that beg to be done at all times and it was brilliantly restful.
Remember when we went out of the house without a phone in our pockets/purses and never once felt that we might be missing something? Now, the few times I’ve forgotten my phone, I’ve almost had to force myself to keep going, assuring myself that nothing bad is going to happen if I’m out of touch for a bit. Ditching our landline some years ago gave a similar sense of unease, followed by the delight of not coming home to an answering machine filled with message to erase from people to whom I didn’t want to talk.
I love being back, talking with friends most of whom I’ve never met in person, enjoying the sights and words they share as well. But I highly, highly, highly recommend that you schedule at least one cyber break for yourself in this upcoming year. As the famous Alka Seltzer ad said, “Try it. You’ll like it.”
P.S. For those of you of a certain age, here’s a trip into the past, with 11 ads containing tag lines that have become catch phrases. Try them; you’ll like them.
Tags: classic cars, Duesenberg cars, Duesenberg J
For yesterday’s photo challenge, I introduced a classic car by name (and by its front), a Duesenberg. Wikipedia has this to offer as their opening to a much longer article:
Duesenberg Motors Company (sometimes referred to as “Duesy”) was an American manufacturer of race cars and luxury automobiles. It was founded by brothers August and Frederick Duesenberg in 1913 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where they built engines and race cars. The brothers moved their operations to Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1916 to manufacture engines for World War I. In 1919, when their government contracts were cancelled, they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and established the Duesenberg Automobile and Motors Company, Inc. (Delaware). In late 1926, E.L. Cord added Duesenberg to his Auburn Automobile Company. With the market for expensive luxury cars severely undercut by the Depression, Duesenberg folded in 1937.
I spotted this beauty early one morning while waiting for Daughter #1 to arrive at O’Hare Airport from California. Instead of the cell phone lot, I always pull off at O’Hare Plaza, just off the interstate, where lots of others, including livery drivers, park and wait. This morning, I went inside to wait and was well-rewarded for my efforts. Although surrounded by “Do Not Touch” and “Under Continual Surveillance” signs, the elegant, classic lines shown through effortlessly. I believe this is a Duesenberg J, although whether real or a reproduction such as the one in this link (lots of photos), I don’t know. I also didn’t care; I just enjoyed!
I think we’d need a longer garage to house this baby.