link post: It’s September the Oneth! (Updated) - 08/31/07 11:09 PM
Boomer & I are enjoying our chipped & well-used “Codger Collectible (January ’07 Edition) Mugs” of organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, Guatemalan-Roast coffee, and enjoying a late summer Saint Paul, Minnesota morning on my back porch.
Yeah, Jay, and your over-sized and totally ripped-off version of my replica “Pruett’s Pig Powders” thermometer tells us the temperature is 65ºF, and I can plainly see that the sky is partly cloudy. And for now, and through Monday, no rain is expected!
This should be a good weekend for the Minnesota State Fair—the harbinger of fall for kids everywhere in the state. Moderate temps, no … (17 comments)

link post: It’s Monday! The Weekend has passed (and for SOME the work week is upon us) - 08/19/07 10:34 PM
This gray Saint Paul morning we find Pruett’s telling us the temperature is a cool 62ºF, and out lens-assisted eyes tell us it’s cloudy. The weather people tell us to expect it to be partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. High 71ºF. winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph, chance of rain 30%.
We are here on my back porch, savoring our mugs of organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, French-Roast coffee. I am, at least, savoring the week to come, ‘though Boomer may be of a differing opinion.
From Boomer’s point of view, this week could have had … (12 comments)

link post: Why would I post on a Sunday around 1:30pm (when I could be napping)? - 07/29/07 06:38 AM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To tell you what these little shapes are, of course! Would you’d care to guess??
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When I introduce a new graphic, it seems to follow that I’m asked how I draw the graphic, and what program I use.
Although I’ve answered the program question—I’ll cover that again—it’s easier than linking to earlier explanations. I use three pieces of software: MS Word (kinda old, from Office 2003), MS Publisher (to combine hand drawn graphics with jpeg photos, also from Office 2003), Adobe Photoshop Elements (also a bit long-of tooth: version 2.02, 2002).
The question I’ve never really answered, is how I draw the … (20 comments)