Welcome October

Wait for it.........

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir, We must rise and follow her; When from every hill of flame, She calls and calls each vagabond by name”

beautiful form watcher

Below: what parts of my home would look like. 

If you had kaleidoscopes for eyes.

In 1816, the kaleidoscope was invented by Scottish scientist, Sir David Brewster.
  Kaleidoscope means the beautiful form watcher.


Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
                                                                         Adrian Guelke

*I used http://pixlr.com/o-matic/air/  for the photos. Check it out.  Too Cool.

out of your gourd

 Artist Przemek from Poland turns an ordinary run of the mill gourd into a magical  
table or wall lamp. These lamps are an amazing work of art, a gourd never looked so good! Przhemek’s works are known under the brand Calabarte.  http://calabarte.com/

Lamp is made of Senegalese gourd.
Like the first Globe it’s a precise model of the Earth. Meridians and circles of latitude are marked every 20 degrees; the contours of the continents are reconstructed accordingly.
The land is marked by a deeper layer of white wood which allows some light to pass through it.
Meridians and circles of latitude are perforated so light passing through them makes light effects on the walls around.


Quotes from  King of The Hill episode "High Anxiety"

HANK: Oh, no, my eyes are going bloodshot! I'm going on a trip! I look like I'm doped out of my gourd!

HANK: I'm talking to myself. That's a side effect of the marijuana poisoning.

if you need me, I'll be falling into my suitcase

I mean ..if you're gonna fall - right?

It happened late one night in a hotel room. I was staying with my two daughters in a room with two queen beds and a rather large lounge area. I awoke to get a drink of water. The walk in the dark to get this much needed h2o was uneventful. It was on my way back that things got a little dicey. I managed to walk around the chair parked in the middle of the lounge area only to stub my toe on the table. I very quietly whisper...ouch. I'm thinking about my toe when like a dream I find myself on the floor in my suitcase. My falling caused quite a loud crash....I hear MOM. MOM. I didn't respond to the first two mom's I was processing. Okay, looks like I'm in my suitcase; my right hand hurts like hell and the middle finger on my left feels like I jammed it into bowling ball that was too small and my toe hurts. MOM! ARE YOU OKAY? "I'm okay" I say. I get back into bed and fall asleep hydrated, in pain and dream of luggage.


The Bear Who Let It Alone


In the woods of the Far West there once lived a brown bear who could take it or let it alone. He would go into a bar where they sold mead, a fermented drink made of honey, and he would have just two drinks. Then he would put some money on the bar and say, "See what the bears in the back room will have," and he would go home. But finally he took to drinking by himself most of the day.
He would reel home at night, kick over the umbrella stand, knock down the bridge lamps, and ram his elbows through the windows. Then he would collapse on the floor and lie there until he went to sleep. His wife was greatly distressed and his children were very frightened.
At length the bear saw the error of his ways and began to reform. In the end he became a famous teetotaler and a persistent temperance lecturer. He would tell everybody that came to his house about the awful effects of drink, and he would boast about how strong and well he had become since he gave up touching the stuff. To demonstrate this, he would stand on his head and on his hands and he would turn cartwheels in the house, kicking over the umbrella stand, knocking down the bridge lamps, and ramming his elbows through the windows.
Then he would lie down on the floor, tired by his healthful exercise, and go to sleep. His wife was greatly distressed and his children were very frightened.

Moral: You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Thurber


the three z's - zig zag and zebra


Lorelai: I gotta keep you on your toes. When you think I'll zig I'll zag, then when you think I'm gonna zag, I do zag! Just to mess you up for the next time when I might zig!
 Gilmore Girls


Marty the Zebra: I'm ten years old. My life is half over and I don't even know if I'm black with white stripes or white with black stripes! 


Seriously: is it black and white or white and black?