Crows Nest In Petaluma River!!

BREAKING NEWS

Local crows– found in open and clear violation of “Cal Fornia” Penal Code!!ūüė¶

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In front of the entire public on Water Street they took over an Abandoned Shopping Cart in the Petaluma River–visible only at low tide.

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It’s Just TOO Big!

…TO FIT IN THE HOME…

Yard sales and “Free” items set out on the curb are popular means to transfer possessions that are in need of another home.¬†

This free item (Bean Bag Chair)¬†and sign in our ‘Hood¬†caught my eye…

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For a closer look at the sign…:-)

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IN THE ALTERNATIVE…It’s Just TOO Big!

…TO FIT IN THE CAN…

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A look back in Internet software (app) history

I realize that today just about EVERYONE connects to the world exclusively¬†through their mobile devices and are constantly looking 24/7¬†for the latest apps (shorthand for software)…

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Back in the Dark Ages (a.k.a. Pre SmartPhones and the Era of Dial-Up 56 K Modems) people purchased software on little disks–at first they were floppies and then late in the last century they came on little silver disks called CD’s…

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People also received “free” software in the mail¬†to join Juno, AOL, EarthLink, and countless other internet service offerings…

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As you can see from the first photo above…WE HAVE MADE CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS AND ANYONE ¬†CAN DOWNLOAD ANYTIME, ANYWHERE…WHILE MULTI-TASKING¬†:-)

P.S. But be careful…you don’t want to risk stepping in¬†a¬†pile of doggie poop while downloading. Hmmm! There must be at app for that:-)

Ah, December…Tis The Season

Once again we are on the verge (dare I say, “precipice”) of ending one year and starting another.

In the spirit of the moment, I offer a few images to celebrate the moment and the season…

Our Backyard

Our Backyard

Christmas "Food" Socks, Calistoga

Christmas “Food” Socks, Calistoga

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma

Putnam Plaza, Petaluma

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Downtown Petaluma

Downtown Petaluma

Decorating With A Broken Record

SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN CONCOURSE & TELEPHONE ALLEY

Decorating ideas for old LP’s with a piece missing (a.k.a.¬†broken record)–wind chimes or a¬†planter decoration…

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Additional Decorating Idea

One can also include old 45’s in a decorating project…

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WORDS & PHRASES HISTORY LESSON

The phrase “broken record” for those under 40 has it origins in the days of 78 rpm records–large disks¬† of recorded music that preceded 45’s and LP records.¬† Frequently the playback needle would get stuck causing the passage on the¬†recording to repeat again and again. ¬†So in popular speech if someone was repetitive, tedious or importunate, they were said to sound like a broken record.

However, records did break by design or accident.¬† 78’s were particularly brittle.¬† Breaking a 45 or LP did require some effort.

Records, of course were replaced by CD’s, which in turn have been replaced with MP3 files and music streaming.

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Photo location–Golden Concourse, Petaluma CA

Petaluma Pothole Ice Cream? But of course :-)

Petaluma Pothole Clo Sign

Potholes are Not Peculiar to Petaluma!

Our infrastructure is not unique in its decay.

Potholes are, however, a “hot” topic in local politics.

Several weeks ago I noticed a new Clover Stornetta sign on 101 promoting (in the free spirit of Clo the Cow) Petaluma Pothole Ice Cream.¬† I got a quick snap of the sign but vowed to get a more professional image…and to buy a carton of the ice cream.

Getting the photo was a challenge but I managed to pull it off (No, I wasn’t driving)¬†and I present it in all its glory for your visual consumption…

Petaluma Pothole Clo Sign

Petaluma Pothole Clo Sign

Finding the Pothole Ice Cream took a little more time than expected¬†as the shelves at G & G were always empty but I did find it a few days ago…the last carton on the shelf.¬† So I bought it before it disappeared…

Petaluma Pothole Ice Cream

Petaluma Pothole Ice Cream

So as you prepare for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, pick up a carton for your holiday spread.

As Clo reports 0n the back of container…

“It’s a pothole you’ll want to hit.”

And if you hit it just right…

YOU CAN MAKE A MILKSHAKE!!:-)