Cool photos – and some really good material for our Photoshoppers to work with: http://news.distractify.com/people/amazing/pictures-taken-in-past-10-years/?v=1
Thanks, CG!! This is amazing!
Our poor animals. We are having our roof replaced and they are completely stressed out!
What is wrong with your roof? Just regular maintenance?
This house is 70 years old and it was probably the original roof.
How long will it take? I hope the weather won’t create issues? Are they replacing shingles?
The whole shebang. They’re supposed to be done by Friday.
Oh, we’ve been waiting four weeks to do this, they finally leaped in now because for the first time since October, we have decent weather.
Hopefully this will get completed without any unexpected turn in the weather.
These guys are amazing, and all quite butch. I made them Rice Krispie squares.
Crikey, I can’t imagine doing what they do for a living.
It can get really hot up on the roof, I have done it a few times, the mid-day sun is horrible. That was nice of you to make them Rice Krispie squares!
Oh, today was only about 50 F, perfect for outdoor work, but it’s April. Wait until July.
Indeed, when Summer is in full swing it is a nightmare up top. It is a lot better to roof now when the heat isn’t so bad,
Hope they do a good job for you
They’re doing great!
If you don’t mind, I’ll be completely off topic 😀
I was offline for three days, because I stayed in a cheap hotel in San Telmo in the old part of Buenos Aires, they claimed to have WiFi, but it didn’t work. I stayed directly opposite the people I met in BA, I could look onto their terrace, and they into my window. They’re a couple, Mariano and Lupe (originally Guadalupe). They live with her two sons, Andrés, 10, and Santiago, 6, and abuela, Lupe’s mother’s sister, who is 94, mostly deaf, but very smart; she reads a lot, although her eyes are getting bad.
Lupe and Mariano showed me Buenos Aires. The first night we went to a club with a live band, I met quite a few people including the keyboard player, a man approx. 60 years old, and really famous in Argentina.
We talked, and he even knew some German from his tours there. Mariano is a musician, so he knows a lot of people, and I had the privilege to meet a few that night. Unforgetable!
I’ve been worrying about you!
Hi, Haruko, Thank you, but everything was super. I was “just” offline. Which wasn’t bad at all, it was like traveling before the time of Internet, without knowing what’s going on at home, or hearing about wars and crises – beautiful. I dived into Buenos Aires, and was really able to get away from it all. I had no time for Internet anyhow, I was busy all the time.
I know, even when we travel in the wilds of the Canadian Rockies, we always still have our cell phones.
Weird world today.
Great to hear all is well!
Yes it is, more than well, and the rain outside tonight doesn’t bother me at all (it’s warm, anyhow). The best night in BA was when me and Lupe went to an all-Argentine tango night with a really good live band, no show, just people dancing. Well, that was the plan. We sat there about 20 minutes watching the first couples shake a leg, and then decided on having a joint in the front room, at the open window. Lupe saw a few friends, and introduced them to me, and we got into a discussion that lasted all night. I only saw the dancers when I had to go to bathroom! This one guy from Chile is a marxist who is very interested in Germany’s history after WWII, and especially the development in the east. Ivan (is that name coincidence?) knows the names of people in the German Left party that are unknown to the majority of Germans. He read a lot of books about it. We discussed a lot of things from communism to capitalism, racism in Germany, Putin, politics in South American, the war on drugs, many things. It wasn’t just us two discussing, there was a whole crowd. I even sang the “Internationale” in German, and was applauded, no joke 😀
These were people I would like to meet again, we have a lot to talk about. Alas, they’re in Buenos Aires…
Noches como estas – the Toten Hosen in Buenos Aires:
I’m so glad you had such a wonderful and memory filled evening in BA! And that you sung!
AMAZING TRIP!!!!!!!!! Glad to hear from you Alemana.
Yes it is an amazing trip. Lupe knows theater people, and she took me to a rehearsal at Teotro Brown, a transvestite show in La Boca:
I met the director, and after the rehearsals were over, he started showing a Fassbinder movie in German in my honor – I felt like visiting VIP 😀
My Spanish has improved by leaps and bounds, and I now pronounce it a little the ríoplatense way, where “j”, “ll” “g” and “y” are all pronounced like a soft “sh” – well, there’s more to it, but learning all that would take quite a while. While waiting for my plane in Madrid, I’ll have to make quite a switch-over 😮
I don’t know if you are familiar with it but I sound more like the taco bell dog 🙂
I don’t know what the taco bell dog sounds like. Seriously.
Hi Ingrid see my response to Jack right below yours 😀
Yo Quiero Taco Bell (1997) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8sZ1DWsAHE
It’s really been fun reading her online journals.
Adventure, Ingrid!.. ⭐ ….8-)
Four Eyes, you are saying it! I didn’t want to get my hopes up at first, but Buenos Aires was adventure puro. I met so many people, I saw so many things, in just six days! But I was running out of clean clothes, the hotel I stayed in was very cheap, in every way. But then I know that Cucarachas don’t hurt you :-), and seats falling off the toilet bowl are standard fare in Southern America. Reminds me of places like Spain and Greece in the seventies. Everything was kind of old and repaired the best way possible, but it worked somehow, you get used to it fast, and it’s part of the charm of a place. A little grime and patina never hurt anybody.
Buenos Aires is very noisy, and dirty (my feet were filthy each night), though; coming back to the luxury of my Montevideo apartment is really nice. It’s so quiet here, wonderful 😀
I know my way around, it’s much less hectic, but I was confused about the Uruguayan peso all over again, after the Argentine peso. Now I’ve lost any connection to the value in € or US$ 😦
“The White House said it is “deeply troubled” by the mass death sentence handed down in Egypt on Monday to the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and hundreds of other people.”
BS! Complete BS!! They aren’t troubled by this at all.
I’m curious as to whether the Egyptian government will really do it, I just don’t know. I know they very much want the brotherhood eliminated, but will they go through with executing all those people? I’m thinking not, but I don’t know. Our “government” has always also wanted to be rid of the brotherhood!
The Egyptian government now will do it, time for blood-letting and settle old scores from the last failed government. Soon this government will fall apart also and the whole cycle will restart until a military control is asserted because the people can’t do it by themselves. but here again I could be totally off the mark, but I really don’t care what they do over there anymore. It is their world, they can live in it.
…terrible shame for the people, they just want a decent functioning government. This chaos is just awful for the good decent people.
What would make my cursor flash? It does it both when I use my mouse, and when I disconnect the mouse and use my pad thingy.
Never mind. It stopped when I closed the distractify link.
just a public notice****
carefully read the labels of 1/2 off Easter candies…otherwise you bring home PEEPS that are bubble gum flavored….not nice, how I’m going to eat the last 2 is beyond belief. I did get a STEAL on a big bag of malted milk eggs for 72 cents…me likeeee!
malted milk eggs for 72 cents…count me in—hell I need to hit the gym 2x a day anyway.
Greetings, BIB! Try this out: http://acseger.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/img_20131119_141538.jpg
yep that’s them bubble gum peeps, I’ve seen videos of peeps in a microwave
Hmm…they would make a good trap for turkeys! Anything to slow them down is worth a try!
I’ve always luved the malted eggs myself! Can sit and eat the damn things till I get sick! 🙂
STAR WARS: EPISODE VII CAST ANNOUNCED
easy does it neb,I’m still a trekie
Whew! Thanks for reassuring me, BIB! We Trekies have to stick together around here.
I had posted that link to my nephew who adored Star Wars as a little boy
My nephew loves star wars also. I have to be less judgmental on the youth, in time though they will understand the greatness of Star Trek, it is more grown-up than star wars and that crummy battlestar chit.
I think he’s out buying a kilo and some explosives.
jack earlier I posted a link for you of Broadway Credits, thought might interest you and Mrs.
it stars the Jesus of Greatest Story Ever Told, Gollum from Hobbit and LOTR, and Bill Weasley from Harry Potter. The original stars are gonna be 70 year olds, it”l be Jurassic Star Wars
hah, Harrison Ford played a 65-year-old Branch Ricky in “42.”
Andy Serkis? I didn’t know Max Van Sydow was still alive. Adam Driver is a beast.
I wonder what the Realm would be like if it had a laugh-track?
Jack’s Cylon pals are worse than Faux news, at least Faux news can be turned off.
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I think the NBA should change its by laws that fine represents 0.13% of Sterlings total wealth.
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