Saturday, December 31, 2011

More Gifts!

 From Rosemary, a kitty-cat mug with a tail handle and different sunken pictures on both sides.
 From Dad, a foot-spa to soothe my aching feet.
 Also from Dad, a new bag to soothe my soul!

New Year's Eve Brunch

I went to Cafe Luna this morning with some of my buddies.

 Julie and Dave,
 Lynn and Sue,
 and my special friend Mr. Banana-split French Toast.
 Sue passed along another novelty candle: a teapot with a maple-leaf raised design.
It was proudly designed in San Diego, CA, USA; but made in China.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Relaxing at Home

Unusually mild weather fooled this tree into budding.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Techies Tell Me Why....

Why does my laptop screen periodically have curtain shadows at the bottom?
It doesn't have to do with a low battery; it happens sometimes after the battery is totally charged.

UPDATE:  Here's a screen capture of when shadows manifest.

A Nice Old Post Card

This nice old post card is from a Map Collection collection not-yet-processed, so I cannot provide a call number.  They are using the image to advertise an exibition of the Panama Canal in maps.  It is a rare illustration of Aqua-eroticism.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Retro Office Supplies

While rummaging around in Ranald's cubicle, I found a handsome metal document box.

He told me he had rescued it from the trash.  Why are they always throwing out good stuff and replacing it with crappy new stuff?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekend Gifts

Dave gave me a bottle of his home-brewed beer, which I must store in a dark place at 66-72 degrees for a least 10 days.  Sue gave me a candle that looks like a piece of cheese.

Romeo was fascinated by the flame.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Foreign Food

Some Japanese librarians were visiting our library.  To thank us for our hospitality, they left us a box of Japanese cookies.  I couldn't figure out what they were made of, because I can't read Japanese.  But they were pretty enough to photograph.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A New Me

I am treating photos to pumped-up hue then the filter "find edges."  After which I usually lighten the shadows or brighten up the whole thing.