Monday, June 29, 2009

Assignment Porter Square

An assignment for an art class (Drawing into Painting) I'm taking required that I find and buy several interesting objects in Porter Square. I took some photos of my excursion then tarted them up with Poster Edges, my new favorite Photoshop effect. I was impressed by the mall at the Porter Square T stop; virtually no litter, plenty of wheelchair ramps, and solar panels on the roof. The shopping mall is generally considered an icon of degenerate Western running-dog capitalism, but this one shone with virtue.

1. Lechmere Station 2. Park St. Station 3. Park St. Station Hand 4. Porter Square Wind Scupture 5. Porter Square Mall 6. Closed Japanese Restaurant 7. China Fair 8. Found items

Who Will Stop the Rain?

Nobody will stop this rain. It's been raining for weeks and promises to continue indefinitely until the mosquitos take over and the slugs grow as big as my arm! Also the plants in my patio are doing nicely. I did stick some tomato seeds in the ground, but nothing here looks like tomato. I'll probably just buy a plant at a farmers' market.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Office Windowsill

Here are some plants I planted for the summer: peas, beans, and pumpkins. There's also a cactus I haven't yet killed.
Also, visit Colleen's Images and download a few of my homemade (actually made at home) background tiles.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Look at This Link

This video has 2 photos of mine, right after the prom picture.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mystery Silverware

My mother gave me this family thing. She didn't know what it's for. It looks a bit shallow for a candlestick--and why is there a little hole in the bowl? The handle thing used to be longer.

Can anybody give me any information? I'd be so grateful.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tiller's Murder

Naturally I was disgusted by the murder of Dr. Tiller, though I reminded myself that most anti-abortion people did not support violent overthrow of pro-abortion people like me. Then it occurred to me that I had never heard of some extremist or mentally unbalanced pro-abortion person murdering or maiming a Pro-Life leader or an abortion clinic protester. Usually when you have two large groups at odds over an emotionally charged issue, and some on one side kill or maim some on the other side, that sparks revenge violence. There must be some extremist and mentally unbalanced people who believe in abortion, but, as far as I know, they haven't taken revenge for abortion doctors' murders. How about that?

Monday, June 01, 2009

Mystery Parade: Mystery Solved

I went out with my camera on Sunday Morning and ran right into this parade. Later I looked on the web to see what it was about, but I couldn't find it. A Portugal Parade is scheduled for June 6, but this was May 31. I didn't see any signs about any saints days being celebrated. Another East Cambridge Mystery!
Mystery solved: The Feast of the Holy Ghost parade