Sunday, May 30, 2010


This is the Spokane River, a photo taken from the Monroe Street Bridge.  These falls are cutesy of Washington Water power, and the water is powerful indeed!

There is a lot to see and do as you walk through the downtown Riverfront Park Area....

You can ride the Gondola over the falls.

Or walk a spiral design...

on your way to City Hall ....  and cross the street to River Square Mall.

You can play in the fountain, or ride the carousel.... maybe even be the one to get the golden ring.

Check the time on the clocktower...
Visit the amusement park or see an IMAX movie.

You can ride a train through the park if you like.

Or an escalator though the River Park Square...

on a Citywalk through the riverfront and the Riverfront Park

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Family Portrait

Here is a family portrait... that of my family, the one I grew up in.

Well, not really.... my "dysfunctional" and separated family never had a family portrait made, at least not to my knowledge, but my very creative brother didn't let that stop him from making a tribute to our family.  I have seen it several times now and finally took a photo of it.  I like it. 

The red and gray mask is our mom, the one to the right is dad.... then the two brothers in the middle and my sister and me....  (I guess I am the colorful one.... probably because I am the youngest.) The morbid one that is in the lower right-hand corner of the frame is Louigi... (representing a child born before me, but who was born stillborn.... )and yes, his name was to be Louigi.

Shopping at 30,000 ft.

Aboard a recent flight across the continent, I was greatly amused by the Sky Mall magazine in the pocket of the seat in front of me.  Maybe it was the altitude... the lack of oxygen up there might have gone to my head, but I thought this stuff was rather funny:

 The first thing to catch my eye was an ad for a device called Aculife.  It is a pen-like device that you press against you body to help you detect and heal hundreds of conditions..(aka ailments.)   It's advertised as "the latest in ancient technology," and FDA approved. It's  the latest in ancient technology, or so they say.

They know that sounds bizarre, to say it's the latest in ancient technology, but assure their potential costumers that it's better than carrying around something the size of a toaster oven to do the same thing.  They also say, "the best way to find out if the Aculife is right for you and your health is to try it."

 Maybe you need an underwater pogo stick?  This device will "enable you to splash effortlessly in shallow water!"  (Just what you always needed!)

This is an ad for gravity defying shoes. Yes, now you can "stop imagining" that you can defy gravity.... and buy these shoes with springs in the heals and you really can!

But only stop imagining for moment, you will need the power of your mind to do this "telekenetic obstacle course!"

Tired out, you can relax on this "capacious Hammock."  First of all however, you have to know what capacious means!

 Here's a face trainer.  Yes, train your face not to sag by wearing this special face suit and exercising your face....  who would have thought?  And, it is only $149.00!

Now for your toes...  they say this is comfortable, offering soothing relief....
  The do make such toe separators for nail polish, much less expensive too.  This pair of socks is 19.95.

Has your dog always wanted to know his genealogy?  i must say though, this pup seems a little depressed about the kit.

Then there was the amazing offer of a cookie diet. 

This is the latest in fashion.... for those who wear face masks.

They also offered these environmentally friendly, but very unattractive lawn items.

While you are into recycling, don't thow those 2 liter bottles away.... you can turn them into water rockets!

This woman is using a spray nozzle for sale in the magazine, to pray the dirt off of here upstairs windows.  Not only can you do this with this product in a QUICK and EASY way... but it's "FUN" too! 

The above item probably works best, not while you are driving, rather while you are waiting in LA traffic jams.

And if your cell phone is making you a prisoner, you really need this:

Now you will never get away... just strap it on!

And lastly, spray on hair... a full head of hair in 30 seconds!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We delivered our first personal journals that we made to the printers!  Here is Jill and Nate heading down the street.

The printers are awesome!  Jill's books, our first run, came out great and the guy behind the counter was very helpful.

Sad to say it was a rainy day... and very windy.  The bag of books got dropped into the street.. into a dirty spot but Nate caught it.  It as my book, so my book is not personalized with some special Spokane street soot.  I was able to wipe off or cut off most of it, but it does have some added personality now.

It will take a few days as it is a small order and time consuming too, but it is worth it and it really won't be long!

There they go!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tea Time

Sometimes you just have to make time for doing something out of the ordinary, you know, something fun and maybe a little bit fancy.That is what Victoria and I did!  We are kinda into this TEA thing, and so this is how it expressed itself recently....

 Pansies.... Viola's... the flowers of friendship and thought....

 Time for Tea!
Here is a little sneak peak at what ladies do at tea...

 Tea and friends just kinda go together, especially if you want to make time for special conversations about both the important and little things in life.