Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Right after Tom got back from the airport (that's his suitcase, lower right) Anne and Peter dropped by with a delivery. We had the best time! And you should smell our house. It smells like the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lunch at Lucille's: teriyaki, couscous, French green beans, wine, COOKIES
5:11 p.m.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Next door neighbors. Fish tacos. Hair spray. Camera phones.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

looking down   4:55 p.m.

looking west   5:04 p.m.

looking east   5:16 p.m.  (Peter had to point it out.)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Christmas at Emmy's

a glutinous feast

Aren't these the best teeth? (My contribution to White Elephants)

Monday, December 24, 2012

4:59 p.m. Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Prompt: The Round Robin

Most of us are in the kitchen mixing mimosas and loading plates

The Round Robin is swell. I love it. But it's hard sometimes. You're always having to look up big words that your partners use.

And some of those partners. Come on, now. Some of them write for hours instead of 10 minutes. And come on, now. Others write on their … oh never mind. I love my cel phone more than life itself.

I like the room we meet in at the end. It's cozy. The food people bring is scrumptious. One girl, Shannon, zoomed in on her motorcycle with a couple bottles of Champagne. Jane always has good coffee (today it was Peet's Major Dickason's) and she always has lots of half & half.

This group was hands down the worst ever, and I played a major role. I forgot to respond to my first partner's first piece if you can believe that.

But even so, today was one of the best final meetings I can remember. For one thing, we stood around the food table for a long time before we sat down. And Shannon actually found some champagne glasses up in the cabinets! In the past we've had to drink it out of coffee cups.

In the final analysis, the Round Robin is one of the best things that's ever happened to me.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

On the Sea Wall

She spits. Her mouth is a drainage window.


photo by Peter Munks

From: Peter
Subject: "Somewhere..."
Date: 12.12.12
To: Linda and Tom

L&T, So this is what we see out our window this morning––DIRECTLY OVER YOUR HOUSE––12-12-12––Now that's how to start the day.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Date Night

Green Apple Books and Thai Time

Friday, December 07, 2012

Tom and Elaine, We Like You.

I walked right by. I didn't duck in even though I was starving.
It's a good thing, because look what was on our front porch! (van Holland)

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Walking home down the Great Highway

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Have Trouble Getting A Word In Edgewise?

Do you sometimes have trouble getting a word in edgewise when eating lunch with your loudmouth friends?

Download BIG WORDS now for your tablet or phone. It's simple and elegant. Just type in what you wish to say. Choose your font, font color, and background color. If the situation really gets desperate, you can shake your tablet (or phone) and your message will flash.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Biker Chick

Norma is Tom's stepmom. She'll turn 91 this Saturday.

She spent yesterday zooming around Fallbranch on the back of her pastor's bike.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Sincerely, Siri

5:01 p.m.

4:30 is about the latest we can leave to walk these days if we don't want to be walking in the dark. Around that time I dragged myself into the living room where Tom was watching a game. "Are we gonna walk?" I asked.

I saw some drops on the window: "Oh. It looks like it's raining."

"I'm not sure I want to walk in the rain."

"Me neither. Is it really raining? Let me ask Siri."

I summoned Siri.

"Hi Siri. Is it raining?"

"It does not appear to be raining Linda."

"Thank you, Siri."

"It is I who should be thanking you."

It's hard to argue with Siri. She's so nice! Tom and I sloshed down to the car. I could have sworn it was raining. Once we were in the car we had to turn on the windshield wipers.

We parked off the Great Highway and walked three miles. When we got back home we were not only freezing, but soaking wet.

I need to have a little talk with Siri.