Monday, January 16, 2006

Chantal and I are going to be moving soon into our new home.
Our neck of the woods
It used to be the Colby Farmhouse, in Oakland...i'll try and drum up some more info on this. There is a tiny neighborhood park a few blocks away [Colby Park] that used to be the pond for the farm but was eventually filled and homes built around it...

Here are a couple of [rather cruddy] photos of the interior before we move in...

I'll put up photos of the rest of the place fairly soon...

So here is a what you see as you walk in..

from the entry way, you come into the Foyer and from there, you can see the cool 'Fruit Fireplace' with a pumpkin, pineapple, nasturtiums, and a grape cluster on green tiles...

then as you go into the front room, here are a few pics as you look around...

then you go past this groovy tiny-little hallway and then into the dining room with nice dark mahogany paneling and a great little built in and a funky ceiling...

and then you go into the kitchen.... i'll post more soon...

Friday, January 06, 2006

howdee true believers and happy new year. here is something of a chuckle...

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's {2005} winner:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a--hole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

12. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

13. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

14. Glibido: All talk and no action.

15. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

18. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.