Aye Matey!

Sep. 19th, 2017 08:23 pm[personal profile] pink_halen
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Avast. Did Ye know September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day?

We Pirates are getting Old so Consult this Aye Chart to see if ye still has it!

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Help out Allen

Sep. 18th, 2017 10:40 pm[personal profile] pink_halen
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Allen's Keys
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I spotted this one from the car as Debbie was driving us somewhere. It's a building I've known about for over a year, but didn't know the location. I recognized it immediately from seeing it in a photograph.

The neighborhood has gotten a bit sketchy (notice they have a barbed wire fence around their parking area), but I had to get photos of this important building.

Milo S. Ketchum, Jr. was an engineer and thin concrete shell innovator. In 1953, he needed a larger office for his engineering firm Ketchum, Konkel & Hasting. This building was Ketchum's design (I suspect he may have worked with architect Thomas E. Moore but have not confirmed this). The tall north windows allowed plenty of natural light, without shadows or glare, for drafting. I was very pleased to see that another architectural-construction firm now uses this building.















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Nature's Lace

Sep. 16th, 2017 09:02 am[personal profile] pink_halen
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It was a cool foggy morning when I went on a photography tour of Venice. I was grateful to have someone who knew where photogenic places were and wouldn't get lot which I had earlier in the week. This photo was taken at the Church of San Francisco (Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna).



I have been fortunate to travel many places. Some of the places have been interesting while others have been spectacular. We visited some at just the right time. Now those places are in conflict or not safe to visit. Turkey is in turmoil. Egypt is dangerous. We saw Tunis before terrorists shot up the Bardo Museum. We visited Russia at a time when the US was less at odds with Moscow.

I wish all the places were as peaceful as this cloister in Venice.

"I Knew These People..."

Sep. 16th, 2017 06:31 pm[personal profile] waitingman
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Goodbye Harry Dean...

Character actor... scene stealer in so many films - Alien, The Avengers, Christine... but he'll always be Travis for me

It's Not Rocket Science...

Sep. 16th, 2017 08:53 am[personal profile] waitingman
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A little something to make you feel better, the next time things go wrong at work...



Now go out there & fuck things up, safe in the knowledge that it's highly unlikely you'll ever make a mistake that costs as much as even one of these mishaps...

I have to agree.

Sep. 15th, 2017 02:14 pm[personal profile] pink_halen
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ON THE MENU. Anthony Bourdain said his menu for a peace summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump would include hemlock.
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Do you remember when buildings had lots of classical elements?
The Sundial a wonderful decoration. It made blank walls have interest.




Built in 1885, Emerson is the oldest remaining elementary school building in Denver. It was designed by Colorado’s first master architect, Robert Roeschlaub, who became well known for his designs for educational institutions. It was the first Denver school to incorporate space for an in-house library and had the first PTA in the Denver district, as well as the first student council. The Emerson School served as a Denver public school for nearly 100 years, finally closing in 1979.

Source: http://www.westword.com/news/restoration-of-historic-emerson-school-nears-completion-8752869

What's On Your Mind?

Sep. 13th, 2017 09:33 am[personal profile] waitingman
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Seems an innocuous enough question... unless Paris Hilton asks you

A few weeks ago, Long-Suffering Partner turned to me & asked - "Who decided what order the alphabet should be in?"

Intermittently, ever since, THAT'S been on my mind...

Art

Sep. 12th, 2017 02:45 pm[personal profile] pink_halen
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Sometimes it just doesn't make any sense.

Eggs

Sep. 11th, 2017 02:03 pm[personal profile] pink_halen
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It seems that Starbucks is offering sandwiches with Cage Free Egg Whites. Personally, I never keep my egg whites in cages. Usually keeping them in their shells works just fine.

The new Temple Emanuel

Sep. 10th, 2017 10:26 pm[personal profile] pink_halen
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A few days ago I posted pictures of the Temple Events Center of Denver. It was the Original Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Denver. Today I visited the building that replaced it.





I went on the occasion of a memorial service for a friend's wife. That was held in the smaller chapel.




This was the first time I had been to any kind of ceremony in a Synagogue. I grew up in Western Kansas. There is a 600 mile stretch between Denver in Wichita where there is no Synagogues. I had toured a few temples but never actually been there for any kind of a service.

My Jewish friend Cappy assured me that it was quite a bit like the Methodists but with yamulkes. It was a "reformed" congregation. I wasn't the only bare headed one. There was about a hundred for the service which was not a funeral but just a memorial service. The Cantor was a very pregnant woman with a lovely voice. The Rabbi played the guitar for her to sing somewhere over the rainbow.

There was refreshments in the fellowship hall. It was a lovely afternoon.

Art is in the eye

Sep. 10th, 2017 01:46 pm[personal profile] pink_halen
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I have never been a fan of the Denver Art Museum. I think it looks like it was built from a crumpled set of plans. People have actually gotten vertigo from the walls not being square. Someone forgot the command that "Form Follows Function."



The old part of the Art museum wasn't much better. It was called an inside Out Men's room.



The Architect is Daniel Leibskind. DAM got him just before he won the contract for the World Trade Center Replacement. It could have been worse I suppose. Look what he did to the Toronto Museum. It was a simple sedate building that now looks like it has developed a cancer.

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Emergency Towel

It could be important when the Vogon come with their construction equipment.

Pumpkin Spice

Sep. 8th, 2017 08:45 pm[personal profile] pink_halen
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Pumpkin Spice

The Weakened Is Here

Sep. 9th, 2017 10:52 am[personal profile] waitingman
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mmmmfff... Good Morning

In an event that's surely rarer than a blue moon these days, I have 2 days off in a row. What's more, my weekend actually lines up with the 'real' weekend. In the world of Sales, this never happens...

The last 4-6 weeks have been 6 day marathons, including one week that went for 10 days. We've been moving premises, with all the usual angst that goes with it - breakdown of relationships & communication with former colleagues, trying to schedule electrical work with floor preparation, painters, organising new signage, dealing with the local council & their regulations & required certificates, designers, consultants, building managers, property managers, project managers... it seems anyone can call themselves a 'manager' these days, if they have a small office & a big attitude

In the middle of all that, we managed to back our removal truck into a protruding fire sprinkler, causing flooding of 3 levels of car park - but that was mostly because the building 'manager' didn't know where the shut-off valve was, so the water continued gushing for 45 minutes... after its initial burst that covered me in less-than-pristine cold water. The incident is in dispute, as there was no height warning, no labelling or protection around the sprinkler & no adequate drainage for the resulting river

Despite all that, we've managed to set up, open the doors & even start making money... with no desk or counter, incomplete lighting, dust everywhere & electrical wiring still sticking out of places where power points should be. Sshh - don't tell the Council !!

Long-Suffering Partner & I are undecided about our weekend. There are so many things we could go out & do together - people to go, places to see. Or we could enjoy a couple of quiet, lazy days together

New Label

Sep. 7th, 2017 04:29 pm[personal profile] pink_halen
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I've been called a lot of things in my time. Some have not been all that flattering. I am currently struggling with being "Old". Well, I'm not exactly old but I have moved into the "Old" demographic. After a certain age they aren't terribly interested in what you buy any more. I guess they figure that you have bought everything that you are going to need for the rest of your life.

Recently I saw this and really like the way it sounds.

Mid century Modern

I'm not frilly enough to be Art Nouveau although I do have curving lines. I'm not austere enough to be Art Deco. I don't have in "Speed Lines."

But I think Mid Century Modern fits pretty well. I am spacious and well appointed. I guess it will have to do.

Mid Century Modern It is!

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