|2 colors of dwarf irises|
|San Vitale mosaics that I had turned into a canvas wall hanging|
|The Grand Canal at sunset, another canvas|
|this will be a glass cutting board|
Instead we bought a bunch of equipment needed to turn our patio into an avian paradise. It was a cloudy day and birds seem to be active only when it's sunny. A flock of purple finches (5) did battle as the sun was setting. They seemed more intent on making sure the others didn't eat than eating themselves which reminded me of a podcast I heard recently on the duplicity of humans highlighted in a bygone British game show: The Golden Balls.
Towards the end of the show, a bunch of possible prize money has accumulated and the two remaining contestants are each handled two golden balls, each has a ball that says SPLIT and STEAL. They are allowed to discuss among the two of them, with the audience listening in before each choosing one ball. Here are the 3 outcomes:
- Both choose SPLIT and the money is split equally between the 2 of them. Usually in discussions, they both promise each other to do this.
- Both choose STEAL. They both end up with nada..
- One chooses STEAL; the other chooses SPLIT. The greedy one who on most shows promises on his mother's grave to choose SPLIT, is rewarded with the whole pot of money. The nice one, or the sucker, or the freier, gets nada.
Pretty Fly for a White Guy...There has been a couple of parodies of this song. Let's think of some....
Any rate, The Offspring (who sang this song in the late 90s) were just a part of collection of Mom's Road Trip Music cassettes. I had lots of them. These were only played when Steve was not around as he would painfully wince for a minute or so before demanding they be turned off. He can be No Fun. He, por exemplo, had no idea what 'fly' meant in the 90s or why this name was funny. But as I took the kids to various sports tournaments or white water rafting trips or camping trips, I would play these for the kids loudly. These were happy memories. Now we have no cars with cassette players. Do I even have a cassette player? I did rescue the cassettes though.
Lots of rain came through last night as it will all week. Tough on the kids who are out of school on vacation. I am waiting before running as the hills can be very slippery when wet. There is always the pavement next to the busy road but...
|purple and gold finches. And maybe a female cowbird|