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Monday Morning on my Back Porch - 06/18/07 05:27 AM
Medford met me at my back porch early this Monday morning. According to my replica “Pruett’s Pig Powders” thermometer, the temperature was 74ºF, and it felt muggy, and my lens-assisted original equipment eyes told me it was hazy, here in our hometown of Saint Paul, Minnesota. A quick look at look at local weather on the ‘net informed me that we are expecting the high temp today to reach about 80ºF, with an 80% chance of much needed rain. “Mornin’ Jay,” Medford greeted as he gimped his way up the steps of my back porch, “Laura’s gone already this morning.” “Gone?” (12 comments)
By the time we launch this post, it will be waaay past dawn on this fine Father’s Day Sunday morning. As you can see, the whole crew of Codgers & Codger Ladies (& Cyber-Daisy, my step-dog) are here this morning enjoying our porcelain, not china, but made in China, Codger Collectible Mugs of organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, French-Roast coffee, except, of course, Laura, who is enjoying her teacup of fine Earl Grey tea). So, why exactly are we all here on my porch at insane o’clock? We are announcing the re-launch of our “Cyber Café, Back Porch & Codger Lodge Conversations” (17 comments)
Good morning Gentle Readers! Here aboard the Pegasus, anchored in our secret cove on Cyber-Lake Superior, it is a computer-controlled 65ºF, with a light northwesterly breeze. As you can see, I’m in the pilothouse with my loyal step cyber-beagle Daisy standing watch on the deck just outside the pilothouse. Have you noticed in the past few weeks, all the advertisements for “gifts for Dad?” Tools, yard equipment, sports jerseys and equipment, fishing supplies, even cologne (manly cologne, to be sure). Is this what dads really want? Some do, I expect. My dad wanted nothing more than a home-made card. He (21 comments)
Well, we’re, at the computer-controlled 72ºF and sunny Codger… “Collie, please park the ‘Express,’ you’re blocking our Gentle Reader’s view of the great natural beauty of the rest of us!” “Sorry.”
“Ooo—that’s bright!” As I was saying—Codger Lodge, here on Cyber-Lake Superior, a fitting end to our little romp through cyber-space. “We had a lot of fun in our travels, Laura.” “Yes we did, Helen, and the boys will never know where we were!” “Yes they will” “Oh, hi Molly, Joe, I hope we’re not intruding. Whatever do you mean?” “Oh—you were seen and photographed by our Gentle Readers.” “Yesterday was my birthday! I turned two people-years-old (18 comments)
Medford and I are here this morning on my front porch, in the Real World of old Saint Paul, where it is currently 69ºF, with a predicted high of 90ºF. We are enjoying our porcelain, not china, but made in China, Codger Collectible Mugs of organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, Sumatran-Roast coffee. While we are still interested in Codger Lady & Codger cyberspace spottings, we decided to present you with another short photo-essay from a nice walk we took yesterday—again on the riverfront of Old Saint Paul, and featuring two very different, but historically significant bridges. The Great Western Bridge (Chicago & (14 comments)
Jay and I are still here on Jay’s back porch monitoring the cyber-spottings of the Codger Ladies from around cyber-space, and enjoying (“Jay, what is it we are enjoying, exactly?” “ Med, just scroll down the page to yesterday’s post and copy & paste—it’s what I do.” “Oh, OK—isn’t that cheating?” “Yep.”) our porcelain, not china, but made in China, Codger Collectible Mugs of organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, French-Roast coffee. So far, this is where we know they’ve visited: 06:51am CDT: Spotted at a Farmer’s Market in Maryland or Northern Virginia. 07:14am CDT: Seen at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. 08:19am CDT: (26 comments)
I was minding my own Saturday business this past weekend when I heard the unmistakable sound of big radial aircraft engines approaching—the sound of veteran warbirds! As I sprinted into the house (sprinted? I crack me up!) to grab my camera, at least six AT6 Texans overflew my home. The North American AT6 Texan, and Navy-Marine sister the SNJ Texan, were the premier advance flight training aircraft during (and well after) World War II. By the time I got my camera, they had disappeared behind the trees. But I heard the even deeper-throated sound of approaching aircraft. Three North American (15 comments)
Well, for the moment, we’re right here on my back porch, enjoying, at least most of us, our porcelain, not china, but made in China, Codger Collectible Mugs of organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, French-Roast coffee on a lovely clear skied, 57ºF Saint Paul morning! The day promises to remain sunny with a predicted high of 72ºF. We paid our dues for this weather last winter—now we may enjoy this with winter a faint memory. But, you may ask, what about after “the moment” mentioned above? That has yet to be written—or even drawn! A hint, perhaps?
Let’s cover that post title first—we can get to the morning weather later. No, we were not cowering in fear in our homes because of the antics of our cyber-stalker(s), we think you know that is NOT our style. No, the answer is much simpler than that—it’s my addiction—not to the “Rain—but to drawing graphics! Time flies when you’re having fun—or trying to draw a #*&%@ graphic! I spent most of the day on this—with time out for lunch with Carl & Collie—and never got to AR! Here is my day—graphically:
The image at the top of this post is (15 comments)
In the “Real World” of old Saint Paul—as viewed from my back porch, “Pruett’s Pig Powders” indicate that it is currently a very pleasant 61ºF, and our lens-assisted eyes tell us the sky is partly-cloudy, with the recent “Blue Moon,” no longer full, but shining brightly in the southern sky. “I ran into Jay M. Saturday,” I said, after a sip of the usual organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, Sumatran-Roast coffee, “while walking my “Step-Dog,” Daisy.” “Jay M?” Medford replied, while stirring his usual cream & sugar into his porcelain, not china, but made in China, Codger Collectible Mug, “Isn’t he (9 comments)
Codger Wives: We have released this Blog! - 06/03/07 12:11 PM
By Laura Ambrose, Collie McIntyre, Helen Jaworski & Marie Peterson—the “Codger Wives” As you may see from the graphic above—we HAVE our caricatures! It took Jay until 11:00CDT to accomplish this task and win the release of this blog (poor fellow, we ALMOST feel sorry for him). If we knew from the get-go how long each drawing took to make, we MIGHT not have been so hard on poor Jay (the operative word here is “MIGHT”). In the close-up graphic, were are (top row) Jay (whose wife, Ari, passed away in 1997), Laura & Medford Ambrose, (bottom row) Carl & Colleen (Collie) McIntyre, (16 comments)
Codger Wives: We have kidnapped this Blog! - 06/02/07 06:54 AM
And we won’t release it until Jay creates graphics that represent us! By Laura Ambrose We must apologize to you folks for kidnapping this blog, but we are tired of being spoken of in the third person. We are as much of our husband’s lives as they are to each other, more so, if you ask me! They had their little cyber-party at their imaginary cabin on “Cyber-Lake Superior,” did any of you comment on our absence? No, you commented on the imaginary Molly still dressed as a waiter! So, we will control this blog until Jay, Medford, and the other testosterone-rich reprobates agree to (23 comments)
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