Saturday, April 30, 2022

Day 3541: Genocide.


"Genocide": junk mail collage, digital.



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Click here: Judith Hill, You Are So Beautiful.
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Updates ...

Wednesday I met Valerie in Old-town Orange.



A wonderful little historic town where you will see people walking, like this couple ... 
and a drink of water for passing canines...

Parking can be problematic ...
But someone took care making the sidewalks.

Val had found a shop, Full Circle Meaningful Marketplace, that she thought we should check out.

A sandwich board in front posted some prices ...

 A combination thrift-type store and art  gallery, but with all proceeds going to local youth programs.

   Bright, clean and cheery but no thrift fragrance.


           How about a macrame chandelier?

Our lunch was at the popular ...


We were of a like mind and got the half sandwich and  Caesar salad, one got tuna and one chicken. No pictures, we were hungry. 

But one more sidewalk.

Friday, WonderWoman wanted to go to brunch.

I think we are trying to fit in as many get-togethers with me and friends as we can, before they move away. Today we went to a new brunch and dinner restaurant in Anaheim Hills, Mimosa.

A huge menu, everything was appealing. I got the brunch burger Well Done only. 8 oz. grass fed beef and pork chorizo patty, bacon, white Cheddar, avocado, sunny side up egg, garlic aioli, brioche bun, choice of one side. I got the fries ( the best ever).  WW got the Ribeye Chilaquiles: 12 oz angus beef ribeye, crispy tortilla chips, red or green sauce, Monterey jack cheese, queso fresco, sour cream, onions, cilantro, two sunny side up eggs.

We shared. Everything was excellent and as usual I brought home great leftovers. 

No photos this time. 



A fun 1-minute video, Hypnotize a roosterhere.

Just because ...
Great Indian Hornbill


Smiles for Saturday ...




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Friday, April 29, 2022

Day 3540: Wages of war.



"Wages of war": junk mail collage.


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2GN2S ...

World's largest blue diamond to come to auction has sold for $57.5 million?

  The world's largest blue diamond ever to auction has sold for 450,925,000 HKD, or $57.5 million.
Named "The De Beers Cullinan Blue," the massive 15.10-carat step-cut gem sold at Sotheby's in Hong Kong after an eight-minute bidding war among four hopeful buyers, according to Sotheby's. The winning bid, which surpassed its high estimate of $48 million, came from an anonymous buyer.
The rare diamond was found in South Africa's Cullinan mine in 2021, and it has attained the highest rankings judged for colored diamonds.


I have mentioned a favorite blogger, Carol Mulvenon, who showed a hand-painted banner 
on a garage door.

"Chris and I have a regular rotation of neighborhood walking routes, but we like to mix things up every once in a while by taking a short drive for some different vistas. Today our destination was up on campus, for the the big trees, hills, and the pond. A nice change of pace."


This brought back a special memory.

Once, 30+ years ago, I saw a tiny house in Brea, 
 where a sign was painted on the whole side of the house,  in large clumsy letters ...
 "I love you, Darlene".


It left the observer to make up their own story.
I pictured maybe an argument and a creative husband? I look at that house every time I go by it.
The house has long since been repainted, 
but I still remember.


A sweet 1+minute video, Red Pandashere.

Just because ...
King Eider Duck


Smiles for Friday ...






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