Saturday, June 14, 2014

Early Summer...

...and the backyard is approaching full bloom status...this is a view of "Serenity Cove", behind the grape arbor...used to have a goldfish pond back here, but I got tired of messing with pumps and filters, so we filled it in and planted flowers instead...now a couple of fountains provide all the running water we need.

Here's a couple of views of our backyard area that's next to the house:



Yes, I did eventually let the pathetic cat back inside...

So came home Friday and found a spectacular gift had arrived courtesy of Bob Adams:

That's a beautiful, wooden, Danish Modern lighter made by Ronson...he even included a note to Karen assuring her I hadn't spent more money on collecting lighters!  A happy Father's day gift, very much appreciated but undeserved...which I suppose is the definition of a true gift...if we deserved it, we would have earned it, and then it's not a gift, it's a payment...this is a gift for sure.  Thank you, Bob!

Another view, grouped together with more of Bob's handiwork:


...and now a spoiler alert to any health nazi's out there who may have stumbled onto this politically incorrect blog and through sheer prurient interest and nothing more have not been able to tear their eyes away:

Caution!  Warning!!  This next video shows an actual human being lighting up a real cigarette!  This is not for the faint of heart, so if you count yourself among their number, please navigate away from this blog now before it's too late!!!


To add insult to injury, I plan to eat red meat and drink alcohol later today...

We watched "An American In Paris" last night...


...good flick from the early '50s with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron...have to admire the talent performers had back then...wearing garish costumes, covering yourself with tattoos, piercing yourself with various forms of hardware,  sticking your tongue out and simulating sex acts on stage may get you a career today, but there was a time when actual skill and ability were required to command a paying audience.  As Mary Hopkins famously crooned, those were the days my friend...

A very cool Kickstarter project you should back is this:


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/954250822/the-qwerkywriter-typewriter-inspired-mechanical-ke

As the video shows, it's a modern keyboard based on a mechanical typewriter...if you're an mcm fan, you owe it to yourself to sign up on Kickstarter and back this project like I did.  Let's push this project over the top and make it a viable product on the open market...it's the American way.

We spent most of today (Saturday) outside in the backyard, enjoying the beautiful sunshine and lounging in and around the pool...had our music playing on AM 1000 (our low power AM broadcast station), ice and beer in the cooler, whiskey and cigars for me, margaritas for her...a relaxing day.

It's movie time tonight, but not sure what just yet...more to come tomorrow...

Later, mcm fans...

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