Thursday, May 28, 2009

How Now Brown Cow

My beloved and I were on our way back from Tracy tonight.  We were driving west on 580 when traffic came to a complete and udder standstill.  CHP came up behind us and cut thru traffic to get up to where the action was.  We could not see very much, then I spotted a cow running east in the grass on the side of the road.  There is nothing really unusual about this since there are lots of cows in this area, the unusal thing was that the cow was on our side of the fence.  The CHP was driving down the breakdown lane trying to I don't know what, corral the cow?  Force it to get off the highway at the next exit?  Find a hole in the fence and force the the cow thru it?  

The scene brought more questions than I had answers to.  How do you catch a cow from the inside of a police cruiser?  How do you find out who the cow belongs to.  Do they wear little id tags like cats?  Maybe the cow has a chip (get it cow chip) and you get it read at a vet and call the owner.  What do you say - um your cow ran away?  We have your cow, come and get it.

Imagine going out to bring the cow home, where is my cow?  Then how do you track down a run away cow?

Anyway, I Ihope the cow got home safe and sound.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How sad

An auction is being held today in Paris.  When famed mime Marcel Marceau died in 2007 at the quiet old age of 84, it seems he left behind quite a bit of debt.  So a Paris court ordered an auction of his stuff.  You can bid on many items including this chapeau:

My only question is:  is it a silent auction????

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Crazy Shit

I have written before about the fact that I get e-mails from just about every dating site ever created.  Well, in the past few days I have seen a couple on tv that are new to me.  The first is - the commercial shows two guys out on dates.  They are sitting next to each other and one girl is saying so tell me about your values....  The other girl looks at her date and says hey you want to make out?  Guess which girl the guys would rather go out with?

The other site is one called  Now my first response is


Do they know what the acronym stands for.  Yeah, I want to find my soul mate on a site called fucked up beyond all recognition!!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Science Fair Project

OK, so I don't know about you, but after spending $900 million from cradle to grave for the hubble telescope, I would kind of think it might look better than a grammer school science project.

Is that $900 million worth of tin foil wrapped around the top?  But it sure does take a nice picture.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sometimes I wonder about me.

Do you ever do something and think Ouch?  Last night I was working on a piece and it required sanding and sanding and sanding of some little tiny pieces.  As I worked I did not realize that in addition to sanding my piece, I was sanding off my thumb nail and some of the skin on my thumb.  I finally realized it when I saw blood on my work.  Now my thumb is killing me and probably will for a few days, but my piece is going to look really nice.  Well, I guess I need to suffer for my art.

Unclear on the concept?

Is it the world or is it me?  I see things all the time that I think WTF?  Most of it I forget so I just never write about it.  I have seen a couple of things in the past 24 hours, where I question so much about them.

The first is I was on 880 heading over to 80 and I passed one of those big electric signs.  You know the ones that usually say something like: 24 minutes to San Francisco or high winds on the bridge. This one said "RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK DAY.  SHARE THE ROAD".  Now, color me crazy, but I am on the F-ing highway where there are signs at every entrance that say NO BICYCLES.  Who approved this???  Who thought this up???  Did anyone else look a it and think like me?

The other is I was on 580 heading to work today and I looked in my rear view mirror and a zebra was coming up on my left.  Well, ok on closer inspection it was a 300ZX car painted to look like a zebra right down to the rope tail hanging off the back.  Now I asked myself WHY?  Why would you do this to your car?  It is not like it was an art car - one of those great art cars you know where someone has taken years to glue on a million little jewels in a flower pattern.  

I don't know, maybe it is me?