Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Philanthropist Falls Away

"What could be better than to hold your hand out to people who are less fortunate than you are? That's simply the way I look at it." --Paul Newman, 1925-2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A River Runs...

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters."
- Norman MacLean

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Not My Mommy

Cute Overload, Indeed

There's definitely something to be said for cute. Even an overload of cute. My friend Cristal like has this friend, you know. And her name is like Meg, you know. And she's really cool (Cristal too of course). Any like she -- Meg, not Cristal -- started this blog posting pix of cute little critters.

And Cuteoverload.com, well, exploded -- in a good way. How good?

The #1 selling calendar on Amazon.com
Multiple Webby awards
An appearance today on Martha Stewart



Cristal and Meg just happen to be three of the leading ladies who provide the fab three-part harmony in the Bootcuts, one fabu rad band o' fun folks. And then check Cristal and Meg singing.

All I can say is, RIGHT ON MEG!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Flamin' Amazin'

Oddly enough, or not, one of our annual traditions has become going to a local car show out in the woods where LD lives. It's an interesting deal with an odd crowd.

LD usually enters a car in the show, but this year opted out -- something about energy, spiderwebs, 104 degree heat, etc.

So, this year we were spectators. My faves are usually the 32-34 Ford Fordor or Tudor hot rod restorations and I'll admit I have a thing for flame paint jobs. One of the cars this year has the most bad-a** flames I've seen to date.

The flames trail from the front with little bursts on the sides.

And then there's the trunk...

(The trunk pic is worth double clicking to see larger, trust me.)

Keep in mind, this is all free-hand work. I can't draw freehand with a pencil and a giant eraser. Whoever did this work, did it on a car -- no eraser.

@'s fave is a delivery sedan he calls the "bug car" because he likes the headlight covers.





And for the flame traditionalists among you... for runner-up in the fabu flames category we have this colorful rod.

@'s Corporate Ladder

A true, bona fide, verbatim quote from @:

"Hey Mommy look -- I can put my corporate ladder wherever I want."

And the accompanying visual:














True story. 'Nuf said.