Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Brunch

Had a nice early Sunday Brunch this morning. No wait, just sat down and got my coffee fairly quickly. Local hole in the wall diner type place in San Jose. Had the French Toast with Bananas. Very good coffee and the French Toast was good as well. I will say, I wasn't expecting to pay $3 for a cup of coffee (small cups, though they did keep the refills coming). Very pretty and warm today. I am out and about trying to relax and not do too much. Part of me wants to go on up to Oakland today. We'll see how it goes.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pacific Ocean Beach

Taken down near Santa Cruz. Showing the Pacific Ocean. It was a beautiful day if a bit chilly thanks to the wind. It is kind of nice being so close to the beach. Looking forward to seeing more of it as the weather warms up. Love the waves crashing on the rocks.

My Walk on the Trail

Waiting today. Saturdays are like that. I took this photo yesterday just walking down the trail. It's an equally beautiful day today and a bit warmer. Very happy spring is here. Full of hope, sun, warmth and beauty. My favorite time of the year. Going out to dinner tonight. Brunch tomorrow and the dentist on Monday. I have a pretty full plate this weekend. Ever changing thing we call life.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Death Wish

I ordered some of this coffee from Amazon. It's good but do not put as much as you would other coffees. This stuff is strong! Tasty, but the first cup I used three scoops and I was feeling it most of the day! One good thing is that it should last longer because of that. I think it's going to be a good weekend coming up. Lots of interesting and different things seem to be happening for me. Time will tell.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Been thinking about Ecuador a lot lately. Making plans. Thinking. Doing research. I can see moving there. Maybe not right now, but sometime in the near or "not to distant future". Been checking out Cuenca High Life for news and info on Cuenca. Really good website run by an expat.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Kyoto Journal #90

Got my newest issue of Kyoto Journal in the mail. Love this magazine. Really need to just go ahead and subscribe to it. Lots of interesting articles and great photography. Gee, this has turned into an ad, hasn't it. I don't do this much here, but I will ask you give it a try. Not sure if it is available in many bookstores, but go to the website and I believe they do have a PDF version.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Tuesday Morning

Making some coffee before getting my act together for work. Have some things to do this week. Going to a concert Thursday, Saturday I'm heading to a dance in San Francisco. Should be a fun week over all. Still enjoying the area. Very quiet here right now. No one but me around. No radio, cars, artificial sounds. If I open the door all I hear is a creek nearby, maybe some birds. Sounds, just different. I do sometimes miss being able to walk to downtown, though.

Another for Today

Came across this online. For a fictional album/CD. Thought it amusing as it's from "Faster Pussycat Kill, Kill". Pretty boring evening for me. Got everything put away and ready for tomorrow. Going to do a couple more things and kick back to read for a bit. Sometimes, I do like being alone, but tonight...that's not the case. Feeling a little sad for some unknown reason and just holding back tears. Crazy.

Monday, April 02, 2018

Monday April 2nd

No "April Fools" jokes from me.Had a nice day yesterday. Went into work for a bit and was happy I did as I think it will be a lot easier day for me tomorrow when I go back in. Thinking I am going to take a half day Saturday to make up for it and head up to San Francisco early. I have a dance party I am going to (yes, at my age). I'll take some pics and check it out. Spending the night in SF as I think I will be there late. Today, nothing much happening. I am getting a haircut then off to do some laundry. Fun. Looks like the sun finally decided to make an appearance today. Another lovely sunny day in the bay area. I see why people like it here.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Pic from the Past

So I hesitate to post this, but it is what it is. I have no idea how old I was here. Maybe 8 or so. I do know that I wish I had all those comics today. That stack and in the condition they look like they are in...well, I think I could afford a nice trip overseas.

A Pic for North Carolina

The mountain is north of Winston Salem along US 52. Been there many times...

Saturday, March 31, 2018


It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings.


I had a thought this morning. Falling in love is like falling down the rabbit hole. You don't know what you'll find on the other side.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Wonderful Thursday

Back to good health and it is beautiful outside. About 80 degrees and sunny. A little wind as well. Such a great day. Going to head out and pick up a couple things before heading in for the day. You hear a lot about Burning Man out here. Lots of people go or have gone. Personally, I wonder if it hadn't "jumped the shark" a few years ago. People fight to get tickets, all kind of celebrities go. Really, I just don't think it's worth the hassle, but what do I know anyway?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Still Sick

Guess I finally got the flu that is going around. Been sick for over a week, but feeling much better today. I'll give it another couple days before I am 100%. This weekend is looking good. Going to a movie and the dentist Monday. Maybe just down to the beach Sunday. Listening to the local NPR station while I type this. Things are going well.