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)…
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…
People also received “free” software in the mail to join Juno, AOL, EarthLink, and countless other internet service offerings…
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🙂
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…
Christmas “Food” Socks, Calistoga
Putnam Plaza, Petaluma
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
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…
Additional Decorating Idea
One can also include old 45’s in a decorating project…
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.
Photo location–Golden Concourse, Petaluma CA
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
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
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!!🙂
Photographic Phonetic Alliteration
Yup…There was a Bee Car on Petaluma’s B street