Flying from Los Angeles to Chicago last week, I got a little carried away taking photos out my window. However, what with the polar vortex and last Wednesday's minimalist post, I thought I'd share them all a few. Starting in the top left, going clockwise, this will take you West to East. I'm not sure … Continue reading Views From Above
Come close. Join us! Warm up by the fire. We're telling tales. Like this fire, "blowing smoke," With only trees and stars as witnesses. You go first. Wait, come back! That was a joke! ~ Camp Host Chad
Sorry, friends. No better post today. I'm stuck in Chicago until maybe Friday with all the cold weather. Thanks, _______ Airlines for all the non-help, eyerolling, and all the practiced excuses. Wait, what's that?! Oh, sorry, not my plane. Some kind of phoenix thing. False alarm.
In grade school, I attended a program called, "MGM" which stood for "Mentally Gifted Minors." Someone eventually changed the name -- one would assume because "MGM" was famously taken, but maybe just because labeling one group of kids as Mentally Gifted meant saying that all the other kids were not. (And now, as I consider … Continue reading Bryce Brain Teaser
Have you seen that Chevy Silverado commercial where they quote, line by line, the lyrics to the Donny & Marie Opening song? It starts, "I'm a little bit country." With each line, the commercial gives a visual to match the lyrics: someone who is country, someone who is rock and roll, etc. At the end … Continue reading Goodnight Everybody!
I'm a Goals person. <shrugs> You either are or you aren't. Don't worry, this isn't a sales pitch. Today being (near) the beginning of the year, I naturally started thinking about -- hey, that's pretty! Where was I? Oh yeah! Goals. Goals. So this year I'm definitely going to... Sorry. Is anyone else here having … Continue reading Goal Post
I love traditions, especially during the holidays. Please tell me yours! I've been bingeing on mini-oranges lately; easy to peel, delicious, and healthy. After lunch today, as I peeled an orange to feed my addiction craving, "A" said to me, "In my family, we put an orange on top of the mochi, and then eat … Continue reading Trash Talk
I love Christmas, and Christmas décor. How we decorate for the holidays is so personal and tells the world so much about us, with so many stories behind so many unusual things. For instance, I'd love to know what motivated these pig decorations, or attend a holiday party at the gnome house, or hear what … Continue reading Roadside Art: Merry Christmas, (In)Mates!
While schmoozing my way through the Mayor convention -- that's one of the perks of my blog, I can give myself any honorific I want, and this week I'm Mayor of Campfire Tales. Anyway, while enduring the paparazzi with the Mayor of Whoville, he got all name-droppy, so I casually asked, "Guess who's stalking me?" … Continue reading Psst! Wanna Hear a Secret?
Can you please help me choose my bio photo for this site? Previously, I shared some abstract photos of myself, and some silly photos. Good news/bad news: Here come four more! One of these would make a great "About Me" photo on this site -- but which one? (Or should I rotate them throughout the … Continue reading Photo Finish