Archive for June, 2007

Igor’s party

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

We had a goodbye lunch for a coworker who’s leaving (by now ten days ago, must have been June 21) and took a picture of the whole crew. Left to right, Dick, Ken, Danae, Michael, Esther, Matt, Igor (guest of honor), Aaron, me, Jon, Jacob: Picture taken at Taam China, a strictly kosher restaurant in […]

Liz’s party

Monday, June 25th, 2007

We went to New Jersey last weekend to an 80th birthday party for Arlene’s mother’s second cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth and her sister have been vegetarians since they were kids. Their father ran a vegetarian hotel in Florida long long ago but died before the girls were college age. Elizabeth’s sister Becky lived with Arlene’s mother’s […]

reading Chabon

Monday, June 25th, 2007

So having finished Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, I’m now reading Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemans’ Union and loving it. Once upon a time there was an ad campaign, maybe only on billboards in the New York City subways, featuring a very diverse collection of people saying “You don’t have to be Jewish to love […]

Night of Luna Moths, 2007

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Last year about the 15th of June we went out on the deck in Casco around midnight and saw six luna moths. Last Friday as soon as we got to Casco we turned on the deck light to see if we could attract some. When I went outside a little later I thought I saw […]

Hmong bedspread

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Several weeks ago (news flash! early May. The Fast Lane (= Easy Pass, automatic turnpike toll deal) statement says we got off the Maine Turnpike in Portland on May 12) Arlene found a bedspread advertised on the Maine Craig’s List. Someone had brought it back from Thailand years before but never used it. It looked […]

Maine report – garden

Monday, June 18th, 2007

The pear trees seem to be doing fine. At least, they’re still alive. If they don’t make it, it’s not the fault of the nursery nor UPS. Here they are with lots of new leaves (maybe hard to see against the backgrounds): Not only did I not murder four pear trees, but I also didn’t […]

Whale-watching pictures

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Gene Harriman of Plymouth MA posted these pictures of a bird club trip to look for sea birds and whales. Whale watching enthusiasts (this means you, Maimun) take a look!

Music animation link

Monday, June 11th, 2007

I haven’t linked from here to the Music Animation Machine, for some reason, mostly not thinking of it sooner. I must have found it by searching for Claire de Lune, and finding links to a piece of music by that name by Debussy, one of which was a YouTube clip of a video generated by […]

Portrait mode

Monday, June 11th, 2007

I broke my digital camera on Memorial Day when I dropped it on my Aunt Mimi’s patio. It won’t extend the lens and keeps telling me I should take the lens cap off, but it’s already off. I’ve had the camera for over five years. If I had been buying film all that time, and […]

Progress pic

Monday, June 11th, 2007

I haven’t gotten much farther on my sweater than the last time I wrote. It’s warmer, not so motivating to work on a sweater as in the winter, and there are more other things to do. But I am doing a little on it at a time, and the sleeves are about halfway up from […]