Daily Archives: April 28, 2003

Picture Day Part 9: Strange Room

And so, we come to the close of picture day here at the Whatever, and I hope you’ve enjoyed our little photographic excursion. I leave you in what I call The Strangest Room in The House: The story here is that the previous owner of the house decided he needed a bathroom in the basement. […]

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Picture Day Part 8: Lawn Goes On

Every once in a while I note that I have a fairly big lawn. Here’s some perspective on that: The lawn goes out to the telephone poles you see there in the distance. I’m at one end, and from where I’m standing it’s about 500 feet to the nearest of the poles. Bear in mind […]

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Picture Day Part 7: Woof!

See, now, this is a dog: By which I mean that you can look Kodi and say to yourself, “I believe this is an animal descended from packs of killers that brought down bears and moose.” As opposed to, say, a Shih Tzu, at which you look and say to yourself “This is what happens […]

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Picture Day Part 6: Road to Nowhere

Jon asks: “Umm, where’s the fence? And the neighbor’s house that needs a paint job? How come I can’t see the car behind your neighbor’s garage with three flats and one wheel taken off? Why aren’t you showing us the crowded street with no parking spots available?” Actually, Jon, in that first picture (the one […]

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Picture Day Part 5: Bust a Move

Athena, showing the world the “I’m Four Years Old and Mugging for the Camera” dance, which I suspect is taught to every four year old through the magic of educational television: Bear in mind I have some shots here in which the “cute mugging for the camera” level reaches the level of lethality normally reserved […]

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Picture Day, Part 4: Cats

Here are the cats: Rex of course has been featured here before (he has his own page on the site, in fact), but this marks the first appearance of Lopsided Cat, who you’ll see to the left. Lopsided Cat is so named because his head is always tilted at an angle. The cause for this […]

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Book Pages

A quick deviation from the Picture Day theme: Here’s the page on The Rough Guide to the Universe from Penguin UK. It’s already out there, so be sure to buy it if you happen to live there. Buy one for your neighbors, too. They’ll like you better then. Nothing on the Penguin Group (USA) Web […]

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Picture Day, Part 3: Another Tree!

Since you were all such good sports about not screaming at the condition of my desk, here’s another pretty picture of a tree. This one’s in the front lawn, and I believe it’s a crab apple tree — it eventually provides small hard fruits which I am told are inedible (I haven’t confirmed this for […]

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Picture Day Part 2: Office Horror

Allow me, if you will, to provide you a tour of my desk on this Picture Day. My filing system, needless to say, is opaque to the novice. Be that as it may, there is method to the madness. Current work is at the top of the pile to the right, closest to the computer […]

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Picture Day!

You lucky, lucky people. Today is picture day, for the following reasons. 1. I just got a new 64MB Smart Card for my digital camera, which means I can take hundreds of pictures without worrying if I’m running out of memory. 2. I just got a Smart Card reader, which means I am no longer […]

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