Apr 15

100 Strangers

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Apr 15


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Apr 15


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A beautiful hibiscus from our back yard. It’s a “Spin the Bottle” from HibisKiss Growers.

Apr 15

Vesper Martini

Vesper Martini

James Bond orders his first Vesper, an extract from Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale (1953):

‘A dry martini,’ he said. ‘One. In a deep champagne goblet.’

‘Oui, monsieur.’

‘Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?’

‘Certainly, monsieur.’ The barman seemed pleased with the idea.

‘Gosh, that’s certainly a drink,’ said Leiter.

Bond laughed. ‘When I’m … er … concentrating,’ he explained, ‘I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink’s my own invention. I’m going to patent it when I can think of a good name.’

He watched carefully as the deep glass became frosted with the pale golden drink, slightly aerated by the bruising of the shaker. He reached for it and took a long slip.

Mar 15


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Feb 14

Vintage Cameras

I won a couple eBay auctions for old Kodak Folding Pocket cameras.  They’re in the mail and I’m anxious to get them.

First one is a Kodak No. 1 Autographic camera.  It came with the stylus, which is pretty unusual… they get lost easily.  The Autographic cameras have a small door on the back where one can use the stylus to make notes directly on the film.

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The second one is a Kodak 2C Junior Autographic.  It’s pretty clean except for a small piece of the fabric missing on the front.  I love the brass and metal on both the cameras.

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Feb 14


Rain, originally uploaded by James Milstid.

Raining in Seattle

Oct 13

Raspberry Beret

So I was perusing second-hand stores today and actually found a Raspberry Beret!

Raspberry Beret

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I was working part time in a five-and-dime
My boss was mr. mcgee
He told me several times that he didn’t like my kind
Cause I was a bit 2 leisurely

Seems that I was busy doing something close 2 nothing
But different than the day before
That’s when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
She walked in through the out door, out door

She wore a
Raspberry beret
The kind u find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her

Apr 13

Interactive Martian Landscape – Amazing Clarity!

Mars Gigapixel Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar days 136-149 in The World

Mar 13

Three Graces… plus One