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Being the musings of Your Obedient Servant, Great Stone Face, moose enthusiast.
- Name: Great Stone Face
- Location: Northern Virginia, United States
I'm interested in humor contests, the Washington Redskins, the Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals, University of New Hampshire hockey and football, and Ohio State University football and hockey -- and, of course, moose.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
How to Sell Girl Scout Cookies
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's Day!
Dinner is at the Columbius Fish Market-Grandview, a suprisingly good
Sent from my iPhone.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Tonight, we go to a meeting at our synagogue.
Nothing But the Tooth
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
This morning, I walked around our neighborhood for about 40 minutes. The flowers looked and smelled terrific. I didn't hear the birds singing or the dogs barking, though. I was listening through headphones to blues on my iPhone. Bessie Smith, mostly.
Still interested in my old job somewhat. Some colleagues testified late this morning before a House committee, so I watched the webcast for a couple of hours, after my morning walk.
Then, I drove to Mount Vernon, about 16 miles from home, and toured George Washington's estate for a couple of hours. The photo above was taken with my iPhone and cropped with iPhoto. I bought an annual pass, so I can go back again soon. Maybe next week. There were busses and busses and busses of tourists. I'll arrive much earlier next time.
Last evening, my wife and I made a chocolate cake from scratch for one of her colleague's birthday, and made the chocolate frosting from scratch, too. We put cooking dinner off until tonight. I'm baking panko-crusted tilapia, sauteeing garden greens (chard, spinach, mustard, etc.), and steaming jasmine rice. I brewed some ice tea before I left for Mount Vernon.
Monday, May 05, 2008
What a lovely day, today! The temps are hovering around 70 and the flowers and trees are budding. The smell of freshly spread pine bark mulch is tickling my nose.
Yesterday, we went to a Style Invitational Losers brunch, a special one in honor of John O'Byrne, who is in from Dublin. Appropriately, we met him for brunch at The Dubliner in DC.
Then, we went with a group of senior citizens to see "Young@Heart." This is a great documentary about a group of seniors from Northampton, Massachusetts, who travel around the U.S. and Europe performing rock classics. Touch, but very affirming. I highly recommend it.
Today, I'm in the midst of a couple of doctors' appointments, postponed until after my retirement. The first one this morning went well, and I feel great. I go to another appointment this afternoon.
Tonight, I'm cooking panko-crusted tilapia, sauteed garden greens, and rice. After dinner, we'll bake a chocolate cake from scratch. Probably make the chocolate frosting from scratch, too.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
First day out
Last night and this morning, I went to services to thank God for bringing back my health and allowing me to reach this day. I got a lot of hugs, handshakes, and good wishes. My youngest son called; my middle son came to my retirement party with my wife.
Today, I'm shopping at Ikea for furniture for my mother-in-law, then playing euchre tonight.
The adventure awaits.