Tuesday, August 23, 2005
This year's lowboys were a varitety. All except Kevin's were mahogany; his was cherry. All looked great when finished. I think all of us were very pleased with how each of our pieces turned out. I know mine was the best piece I've ever made!
Bob Smith's Lowboy
Jorge Pardo's Lowboy
Jennifer Kalbus's Lowboy
Kevin Chrystie's Lowboy
Sunday, August 21, 2005
"For when time takes you out for a spin in his car
You'll be hard-pressed to stop him from going too far
And be left by the roadside, for all your good deeds
Two toadstools for tits and a face full of weeds."
Now that is real poetry! Read the whole thing. It rhymes and scans--something rare in poetry these days.
Friday, August 19, 2005
"There were two or three things that I wanted to know. I do not care about a mystery. So I began to inquire.
"It took me two weeks to find out what women carry in dress suit cases. And then I began to ask why a mattress is made in two pieces. This serious query was at first received with suspicion because it sounded like a conundrum. I was at last assured that its double form of construction was designed to make lighter the burden of woman, who makes up beds. I was so foolish as to persist, begging to know why, then, they were not made in two equal pieces; whereupon I was shunned.
"The third draught that I craved from the fount of knowledge was enlightenment concerning the character known as A Man About Town. He was more vague in my mind than a type should be. We must have a concrete idea of anything, even if it be an imaginary idea, before we can comprehend it. Now, I have a mental picture of John Doe that is as clear as a steel engraving. His eyes are weak blue; he wears a brown vest and a shiny black serge coat."
Read the whole thing.
Bubba and Earl are driving back to Athens from Atlanta when they notice they need some gas. They start looking for a gas station and see a sign that reads "Free Sex with Fill-up." They pull in and tell the attendant to "fill 'er up." After he's done the attendant goes to the window and says that it would be $18.00 for the gas. (This is an old story.)
They pay and as the attendant starts to walk away Bubba yells "What about my free sex?". The attendant rolls his eyes and goes to the window and says, "OK, but you have to guess the magic number. It's a number between 1 and 10." Bubba said, "6." The attendant says "No, the number is 3. Sorry."
As the attendant starts to walk off Earl says, "Give me a try." The attendant says "OK." Earl says, "7." And the attendant says "No, I told you the number was 3."
Bubba then speeds off and Earl looks over and says, "I think that game was fixed. There is no way to win." To which Bubba replies, "Uh, Uh, my sister won three times last week."
Friday, August 12, 2005
1943 An Armed Forces All-Star team managed by Babe Ruth and featuring Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams play a fund-raising game against the Braves in Boston. The All Stars win on a Splendid Splinter's' home run, 9-8.
This sounds like it was a terrific game. Also listed:
I took a little while to realize we had the month wrong--this all happened on July 12, not August 12, but it was still a great day in baseball history. Read the whole thing.
1901 At Boston's Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, Cy Young of the Americans seven-hits the A's, 5-3, to win his 300th game. The 34-year old will win an additional 211 games to establish an amazing major league record of 511 career victories.
1932 After setting a major league record in the first game with nine doubles, the Cubs and Cardinals combined to hit another twenty-three two-baggers in the second game for an incredible total of thirty-two doubles in their doubleheader.
1945 Braves' outfielder Tommy Holmes goes hitless ending his consecutive-game hitting streak at 37 which sets a National League record. The mark will stand until Pete Rose surpasses it in 1978.
1949 The first All-Star game which includes black players is played at Ebbets Field. Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Newcombe represent the National League in an 11-7 loss to Larry Dolby and his AL teammates.
1955 At Milwaukee's County Stadium, Stan Musial comes to bat in the bottom of 12th inning of a 5-5 All Star deadlock. American League catcher Yogi Berra complains about his feet hurting and Musial tells him "Don't worry, I'll have you home in a minute"......then 'the Man' hits a game-winning home run on the next pitch.
1979 After a delay of an hour and 16 minutes, the White Sox are forced to forfeit the second game of twi-night doubleheader against the Tigers when over 5000 adolescent fans refuse to leave the field during Disco Demolition Night. Mike Veeck's promotion involves admitting fans for .98 cents with a disco record, collecting the vinyl and then literally blowing up the LPs and .45s in center field.
1997 Pitching for the first time in Fenway not wearing a Red Sox uniform, Roger Clemens strikes out sixteen as the Blue Jays defeat Boston, 3-1. During the game, it appears the 'Rocket' is continually glaring up at Dan Duquette in the general manager's suite.
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Many of the shoes were sold to the scouts by Birkenstock, a local shoe manufacturer, for discounted prices… allowing the troop to send high quality sandals for the girls to wear in the upcoming school year. According to Wei, the girls were thrilled with the gift. “They were just so extremely happy to get a new pair of shoes,” he said.
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Friday, August 05, 2005
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
The birds on the top are marquetry, made from wood veneers of different species and colors and inlayed in the bird's-eye maple veneer top.
I'm trying to get some better shots, but these can do in a pinch.