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Wet and glowy is my city

Wet and glowy is my city by dharder9475
Wet and glowy is my city, a photo by dharder9475 on Flickr.

Wet and glowy is my city. A little bit of fog and a steady drizzle makes for a beautiful evening.

Pumpkin Off!

Pumpkin biscuitsPumpkin cakePumpkin pie (natch!)Cool pumpkin dipPumpkin soupPumpkin and ground beef tacos
Pumpkin hummousIMG_0747Pumpkin/fish dishPumpkin bake

11 11 18 Pumpkin Off, a set on Flickr.

In a tradition that dates back nearly a year, the theme for this cook off is pumpkin. And you might thing that’s going to mean 15 pumpkin pies (in fact, we only had one), it gave us a challenge. Here is the result of that tasty challenge. (FTR, I made the pumpkin hummous.)

A Visit to the Henry Ford Museum

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Henry Ford Museum (2011), a set on Flickr.

I haven’t done much museum hopping lately, but on my last visit to Detroit I decided I would head to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan with my folks. Here’s what we got ourselves into. I am looking forward to another visit early in the spring for the new car display they’re just finishing up on currently.

“Graphic Design” exhibit at the Walker

A side diversion to the Walker Art Center meant returning to my school years in memory of all the beautiful things that inspire. Please check this out if you are one town through January 12.

Tasha: 1997-2011

I remember the day she came home. It was confusing to have a dog in our family after so many years. But she was definitely part of the family, not only as a pet but almost as a little sister.

My mom was home a lot for the first years of her life. She didn’t sit, beg, shake hands — none of the standard tricks. She was her own puppy who sorta just understood.

She knew who to get food from. She knew to argue back or how to get your attention. She just knew. It’s a trait you don’t often find with animals. Through my mom’s cancer, dad’s surgeries, on car rides up north — she was always there.

She would sit on my dad’s shoulder or she had a spot on the center seat in dad’s old Dodge pickup between my parents. She couldn’t sleep without both of them being home as she often slept with the two of them.

Fiercely loyal, she’d “chew out” anyone who came close to the car or house. At 18″ tall there was little she could do but she made it seem she was 6′ tall.

The memories are endless and I will not be able to let her die in my soul. She’s out there now, free of pain or any earthly challenges she faced. In her last year, she had lost movement in her hind legs altogether. She had also gone deaf.

She fell asleep forever sometime the afternoon of Thursday, August 4 just three months before her 14th birthday. I miss her now as I always have when I said goodbye to her. You never know when your last goodbye is your last goodbye. This one I remember. And always will.

“Yikes” is here!

"Yikes" is here!

The newest London Elektricity album just arrived from London with Tony’s autograph. So excited! I haven’t stopped listening to it for a few days, with “Elektricity will keep me warm” being my favorite at the moment.

My Review of D-Lux Laptop Messenger Racing Stripe

Originally submitted at Timbuk2

A Racing Stripe Messenger with laptop protection.


Wasn’t sure… Now I am sure!

By dharder from Chicago, IL on 4/28/2011

 

4out of 5

Pros: Comfortable , Attractive, Roomy , High Quality

Cons: Not enough compartments

Best Uses: Computer, Cycling, Commuting

Describe Yourself: Career

Was this a gift?: No

I traded in a computer backpack after Tb2 gave me a replacement credit. I was a little wary, but then found the right bag. It took a little getting used to it, but 2 months later i have to say I am in love. It’s comfortable, easy to fill. The computer pouch is a little worrisome (doesn’t “feel” right) so I put my computer in a sleeve and then in the pouch. Not a worry. Thanks for making beautiful, durable bags.

(legalese)