Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Warning to my friends regarding COMMENTS

My last two postings each attracted a comment that links to a site that rapidly downloads and starts to run a purported "anti-virus" scan which, of course, is in fact something malicious. I've managed to abort it and I believe avoided any damage. Please use caution when reading comments after my posts. If the message says something like "look here" and contains a link, DO NOT click on it.

I've reported this to Blogspot twice (because if it's happening to me, it's happening to others) but they have completely ignored my messages.

Gunga la gunga, as they say.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm frozen to the ground, and very happy about it!

It's winter in Yellowstone
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At twenty-five below

Oh, how I love Yellowstone
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut

Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Yellowstone
'Cause I'm frozen to the ground!!
~author unknown

(Passed on to me by a friend; if you know the origin please tell me!)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

For my friend MRINZ

I took this photo from the air on the approach to Salt Lake City in February of 2007. Around that time I was having a bunch of molars crowned. This absolute desecration made me think of what the dentist must have seen as he fixed things in the back of my mouth. It's certainly what it felt like to my half-numb tongue.

It is also strongly reminiscent of Mrinz's photo of the gold mine near her New Zealand home. Of course, being Americans, we have to do everything bigger (preferably biggest) if not better. The Kennecott Copper mine has the distinction of being the world's largest man made excavation and is featured by the state of Utah as an attraction!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

What I like best about the word sycophant

is that sycophant sounds enough like its poor relation, suck-up (you know, as in suck-up-phant) that even someone who doesn't know what it means might be able to guess. Also, the psycho part has kind of a nice ring to it.
Sorry, I'm not in a generous mood right now.

Saturday, February 2, 2008