Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Hells yes!

Building Exterior

Another  home featured in Manhattan, this one a rare wooden clapboard townhouse..  What better residence for a transplanted Bostonian Yankee?  And yes I will sleep with whomever purchases this for me.  See listing here

Which one are you?

This illustration, and it's dire warning, remind me of one of my favorite children's: Jane Langton's  The Diamond in the Window.  In one chapter while on a metaphysical plane the two youngster Eddie & Eleanor Hall are able to see themselves going forward in life having succumbed to a few incidents of vanity and stubbornness.  Having pursued the images of what would become of them behaving as such, by following the images present into what their future selves would look like, they then find that getting back to their original selves increasingly hard.

The book characters and story have always stayed with me.  I highly recommend it.

Monday, November 25, 2013

So how's your Monday going?

Speak softly

and carry big sticks.

I wish they would release this whole series on video

I would so buy it, if only for sentimental reasons.  I spent a great deal of my early youth lying on the living room carpet glued to the set while it aired.

Friday, November 22, 2013

It's the weekend

Hire a sitter and go out on the town.

It's true!

I know I do!

I've always wanted a Pied-à-terre in Manhattan

Cabin in the Sky: 1940

Dwelling Rises on Terrace in Rockefeller Center
        NEW YORK -- On the second-floor terrace of the International Building at 51st Street near Fifth Avenue, a seven-room dwelling is under construction as the focal point in what is designed to be a home-building center and exhibit. It is being erected by the Rockefeller Home Center, successor to the Permanent Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Crafts (PEDAC).
        The dwelling is of modern design by Edward D. Stone and the exterior is of redwood. In the first floor is a "three-purpose" room with a glass-enclosed side opening onto a terrace. Construction of the exhibition house, which is sponsored by Collier's magazine, is under direction of Irons & Reynolds, contractors.

-- News item, May 16, 1940

July 15, 1940. "Collier's House at PEDAC, New York City. Exterior from below. Dan Cooper, decorator; Edward Durrell Stone, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

The Boudoir: 1940

July 11, 1940. "Collier's House at PEDAC, New York. Master bedroom. Dan Cooper, decorator; Edward D. Stone, architect." Interior of the Rockefeller Center ranch house last glimpsed here. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Work out wear

One of our ranks at the gym  had a major accident while squatting the other day.  Never never never underestimate the importance of proper workout attire!

Featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Tracy Nelson and Jamie Gertz

 I often wondered what happened to Amy Linker.  Her character often reminded me of Wendie Jo Sperber, another of my favorite comedic actresses.

And speaking of Wendie Jo Sperber...

Work it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I'm a little thrown off by the baby pink walls and heart pillow

What 12 year old girl is doing this photo shoot from home??

Jimmie can do better.


We’re together all the time! 

I would have liked this version immensely

Much more so than film version of the Lost in Space or Prometheus 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Not that I want to jinx it by bringing it up

But there's been a fairly high quotient of eye candy on my commute lately

Running through my head

This version in particular

Prevents tendency to wrinkles and aging....


Prevents aging altogether.

Monday, November 18, 2013

So how's your Monday going?




Hopefully not as confused as these two.

Vaginas Are Like "Little Hoover Vacuums," and Other Things Abstinence Lecturers Get Paid to Tell Teens

Christmas IS coming up....

Robotic Gardener - 1958

Robotic Gardener - 1958

I spent the weekend gardening,  i.e. transplanting a tree, 5 rose bushes and some shrubs that were not happy in the spots they were in.  Although I do not mind this kind of physical labor at all, I kind of loathe pruning and would kill for the machine above.

I know some guys who go on twinkie patrol regularly.

Friday, November 15, 2013

It's the weekend.

Take some time out for a nap

Fact and Fiction.

The Mary Poppins books were as beloved by me as the Narnia, Oz and  Borrowers stories.  I remember reading an article about how difficult Walt Disney found P.L. Travers to work with.  As I always find a  background story fascinating,  I'm greatly looking forward to this film!

Here we have the back story of a character rather than creator.  I'll admit to having a life long fascination with Disney's straight (non-comic) villains, particularly Maleficent, Queen Grimhilde(Snow White's evil step mother) and lady Tremaine (Cinderella's evil stepmother)

Speaking of Disney villains....

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I am particularly guilt of 1,6,7 & 10

Owning a dog


Ah !  Look at that dog!  Sooo cute!

i can play this game!!! that really is an adorable dog.

Is it for you?

Who hasn't been there?


And three’s company.

Which works for you?

1949 Crane Kitchen

Crane Kitchen, 1949

1955 Capitol Steel Kitchen - Yellow

Capitol Steel Kitchen, 1955

While I'm normally drawn to the traditional white kitchens of my childhood, there's something about the sleekness and modernity of the yellow one that appeals strongly to me.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I hope to someday have as much fun in life


Surrogate Parents for a Latch Key Kid

As Brett and Charles had playing Matchgame.


Off to the gym.


On both ends.

Been there

"I teach one on one computer classes. Yesterday, I spent a solid hour helping an emotionally disturbed woman stalk celebrities on She just hates that bitch Carol Channing, her soon to be mother-in-law."