another amsterdam dog

our second day
 we had lunch
 a fabulous restaurant
 da kas

da kas is located
frankendeal park
  a not very long tram ride
the apartment
 we were staying

for info on this unique restaurant

  just beyond the windows
 the table
 where we were dining
 was a pool

 that couple 
was walking
 their dog
 the park
 walk in the pool 

we all got out our cameras/iphones to get photos 

columbus contemplates the winter skies

 the dentist said
 it was an ulcer 
it will heal on its own
 get the f@#k outta here and have a happy holiday
 no charge

 i love my periodontist

 took this on the way to his office
 the light was so lovely

 next step
the holiday card making process
stuff the envelopes

 done for another year 

do you send cards
 are they specific
a holiday 
 new year 

do you make them
 do you buy them

 nosy blogger wants to know

whine without cheese

its 10:37 PM
i sit here
a bit frustrated
feeling a lot stupid 


 if only
 i would read the manuals
 when i get a new electronic gadget
 truth is
 i did
 at the manual
 i didnt 

 i almost cried
 i couldn't get the new printer
 print in a mode 
i set
 i gave up and did what the printer wanted 

after i printed all the holiday cards
 i decided to print a photo of toonman and me
took 3 tries
 i need to pay attention


i found the printer cleaning paper i couldn't find the other day

 where was it 
 it was with the printer paper

 of course

 i was looking for something 8x11
 its not

who cares

 i found it
i used it
in the process 
 the printer has setting adjustments 
for the different inks 


 i am so thick
i am tired
 have to go to the dentist tomorrow morning
 whatever the heck they are 
that keep happening to my gums
 i think
 its from all the not nice things i say during the day
 all that nasty
 leaves residue 
on my gums

 keep digits crossed
 its only something minor
 infection or root canal 

 thats it

 done whining 

done writing

weekend blather

lets see
what did i do
 i did a lot of nothing
aside from beautification
 total indulgence
both massage and facial
 i did nothing constructive 

i didnt even shop
 that is not true

 i did some online shopping
 i dealt with two really poorly constructed websites 
i dislike websites with bad search options
 hard to find links
  hidden from sight dropdown menus

 make it hard
someone to find something 
 you want them to shop 

on etsy
 i couldn't find the links under my account link
 for a link an email told me to use
 to end a dispute

 i had ordered a scarf
 the etsy seller 
made it seem 
as if 

they were shipping from the midwest
 not true
 they were actually shipping from china

 they did not answer numerous emails
 requesting shipping info
 i opened
 the etsy case and got paypal involved
 of which
 the actual delivery
 over a month 
the item was supposedly shipped from the midwest
 (maybe the midwest of china) 


 i also tried to buy something on the new york transit museum site 
i have a membership there 
the site did not recognize my membership number
 their help was closed for the weekend 
such a bad way to run a site


on sunday
 i bought a new printer
 i sure told a whopper 
about not shopping

 toonman needed a new printer 
all the printers
 i looked at were pricy
 none had back loading

 i was going to give him my printer 
getting the new one for myself 

thats what ended up happening
for more money
 than i planned
an epson not a canon 

none of the canon printers
 not even the priciest 
had back loading
 i need that for the cards i make

 the epson is compatible with my iMac OS
  has the back loading feature
got great reviews

so yeah i did some shopping
  also did some movie watching

  toonman said
 he had
 the perfect 

saturday afternoon movie for us
 was i game 

 we watched and thoroughly enjoyed
 guardians of the galaxy
 even tho we didnt see it in 3D
 didnt need to see it in 3D
 i am just saying 

 after dinner 
we watched
 an excellent jake gyllenhaal in a very creep role 
 i highly recommend it

  i finished
 the goldfinch
 what a amazing read
 what an incredibly involving story
 i think it would make a really good movie 

hanukkah is this week
 a friend
 sent me a photo
a very funny
called a

got me looking online
 other funny menorahs
 available for celebrating the festival of lights

in the end 
we'll use
 my mother's menorah

 as we do every year
she gave it to me
 when we got married
 a zillion years ago

that was my weekend

 how was yours?

almost the weekend

 it is the week end
 the end of the work week
 i think saturday is the weekend
 sunday is the beginning of the new week
 monday the beginning of the work week
 this week
 stick a fork in it
 is done

 whats new
 i am deeply loving
 the goldfinch
 i put off reading
 i was sure
 i would hate it 
oh contrar 
i thought if i left the y off it would seem correctly spelled
 if you've not read it 
you should
 its the opposite end
the genre spectrum
 the magician books 

my reading taste is 
 my music taste
 all over the place

i have almost completely decided to end my other blog 
i just dont have the energy
 more to the point
 i dont have the photos
 i do
 i have to go back and look for them

 for some reason
for me
 if a photo isn't new
 it doesn't feel sharable

 some days
 this blog 
will have lots of words
 some days none
 i dont know
its going to evolve again 
i guess

 i hope you'll still enjoy it 

i dont know if you have an iPhone
 if you noticed
 that there was an option 
to try 
the beta version
 photos in the iCloud

 i opted to try

it its nice to have all my photos in one place

 its a bit annoying
 to take a photo with my iPhone
not have it automatically
 saved in iPhoto
my computer

 if i delete a photo
 its gone
 irrevocably gone 
a recently deleted folder on the iPhone
 where photos are held for 30 days 
should you decided to get them back
 not delete them
 restore them

 to get a photo 
iCloud into iPhoto
 you must download it
 export it to the desktop
 import it to iPhoto
 whatever photo app you use

 i hope they ask for feedback 
 thats just too many steps

  i was going to share 
the pano shot
 i took from my office window
 i already shared it on Facebook
 now it seems redundant
here's a photo
 i took
 the other morning 

it was in the window
 of a shop along broadway
 the word 
 was created
 by setting steel wool on fire
 moving it 
while photographing it
 i think
 a long exposure mode
 i could be wrong about that part 
 i think it looks very cool

this and that

i did not
 turn on
 that stupid comment verification thing
 i have it set to only ask for verification
 on posts
 older than 10 days
 i don't know why its on

you can just ignore it and post your comment without it

finished The Magicians Trilogy 
 it was really wonderful
 i highly recommend it

still not fully in the holiday shopping mood
 i am really
 toonman and i
 each other
 this year

annie's got a new trick
she's learned
 she comes up on the coffee table 
presents herself 
to be indulged 
we're working on lap sitting next 

i am not sure
 if you know this about me
 if i misplace something
 finding it
 consumes me

 i cannot simply 
'get over it' 
 'buy another' 
i have to find the lost whatever 
i also am one of the best people to ask for help if you lose/misplace something 
 i have to tell you
the blush brush

on saturday
 i cleaned the two blush brushes i own 
put them in the silverware drainer to dry

 in the early evening 
i checked
 one was dry 
one was still damp 
decided to put them in the bathroom

went into the place i keep it 
the other
 i stuck in .. well thats part of the problem
 i can't remember 
 i stuck it 
on sunday
 i put on some make up for the  photo shoot
for the book i told you about on sunday
 looked for the brush 
couldn't find it 

i searched everywhere 
even places it couldn't possibly be
 i had to go out 
 i asked toonman to look under the furniture
 he was sure one of the cats found it 
played with it
 it was somewhere
 under something

 the photo shoot 
was great fun 

this is one of the shots we did after we were done outdoors

nick who has a website/business at here took it
i digress 
after nick and eljay left
 i asked toonman
 if he had looked for the brush
 he said
 yes but it wasn't under the furniture 

i decided to look again
 i checked email 

while i was sitting at my desk 
harry was nosing my feet 
when i moved
 he moved
 he started poking around next to the air filtering thingie
 i thought 
he's found something and he's going to eat it
 i need to stop him 
i moved the air filter thing
 there was my brush

one of the cats
 find it 
 turned it into a toy

which one?
 i guess
 thats something 
i wont find out

harry turns lots of things into toys