Saturday, April 28, 2007

It's Cherimoya Season in S. California.

An easy fruit to overlook, it's got an unappealing murky green skin, a short growing season, too many seeds and its not cheap. But the custard-like fruit is delicious.

Put it in a fruit salad - one cherimoya (pitted), one sliced orange, one apple and one avocado, both cut into eights, topped with plain yogurt.

More John Fahey.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

L.A. Is A Beautiful City

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Built in 1927, this building, located at Olympic and La Cienega, was originally a water treatment plant for the city of Beverly Hills. Restored in 1988 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it is now The Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Win A Shiny New Dime!

Be the first person to correctly identify where this picture was taken and I will send you a shiny new dime.
Actually, this is more or less an experiment. Not having access yet to Photoshop (I'm bidding for a new one as we 'speak'), I'm using some free software - GIMP, which seems to work just fine.

**We have a winner - Fairfax, north of Beverly.***

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

At My Desk With Coffee (#14)

  • If you're sending me e-mails, I'm not getting them. (New computer...incomplete data transfer...all 'round tech troubles that I have little or no ability to solve.)
  • This morning I washed my kitchen floor at 7:45 and had Trader Joes chicken mini-tacos with peach salsa for breakfast.
  • Also this morning I did my good deed for the day (I'll skip the details) and this evening at my door was a small bag containing a large can of baked beans and a small can of creamed corn. Kinda sweet but kinda ridiculous.
  • I'm contemplating three double-features in three days. Tomorrow film noir at the American Cinematheque followed by Westerns at LACMA.
Saturday eve - slowly getting back up to speed. No Photoshop but I've got my e-mail running and Napster is back. Listening to Lightning Hopkins so things aren't too bad.

Sunday, April 01, 2007