Saturday, April 10, 2010
today went driving to the ranch lands south and thru some towns SSW of fort worth. and sawe some LONG horns, who nicely posed for their portraits.
yesterday was gonna try a estate sale and hit the Dallas train museum. got lost on way to sale, best part of the day was stopping and asking directions from 2 older black met who were very nice and funny and helped. but it was last sunday and couldn't find the museum using mapquest. too much talking and distractions. but those 2 black guys were the cool of the day. and drove past the about to be imploded cowpie stadium.
oh my god i'd hate driving in dallas too.
seeing lots of these birds in mating behavior. saw one male get blown off i think.
Friday, April 09, 2010
the weather is nice and will be til monday. drove around fort worth, showed me the 'lake shore drive' houses and the $$$ side of town. i had to pee, insisted on a mcdonalds. i expected wisconsin mcd's generic. OH NO, not this close to chi chi fort worth. it had been PIMPED. the bathroom was exquisite! fancy tile. WOOD stall doors. only 2!!! no paper towels. no messy tacky garbage can. i don't like their fries, so got tea, but OMG! they have this shit called sweet tea. i don't know how much sugar the use, but it not really sweet. it is beyond sweet, it is toxic. and that is all they had. the OC grill(?) had both kinds of tea. but i added water and lemonade and made acceptable lemon tea.
then went to downtown fort worth's art fair cause we had the time and it was THERE.
got some great building architecture pics.
i could do that fair with an investment to up grade, but hell no. 4 day fair? no. maybe ann arbor.
went to the apartment before chinese. needed lighter fair. i wanted to cook, but that was out, and i have a simple recipe. did i mention my italian chicken? i feel like i am living in the odd couple and i am definitely oscar!
nice chinese place. came back, watched part 3 + 4 of pacific. ready for part 5!
Thursday, April 08, 2010
it was cloudy in milwaukee and most of the way so, except for occasional cloud pics, i read my book, bad, so i was able to finish it + give it back to kev. (chris hedges-empire of illusion)cleared a little near fort worth. but no major turbulence. got there about on time. got my checked bag. ooh, bluebonnets.
got some fries. hit goodwill, bought a coffee table book on trees. then hit another one. 'everything good' wasn't. but ok. and then went to his place. did puter shit. then out driving and then after dark, hit SALTGRASS STEAKHOUSE, not chili's. nice, want outside the box. ooh fresh warm breads with sweet honey butter. mose pics to come
RANDOM AIRPORT BLOGGING
pics of the new mosaic floors in the terminal i was in. not all. ok. cool day, the old entrance to the airport closed for rebuilding. my brother did NOT listen tome, insisted on the road that of course was CLOSED. detour. idiot, but made it. got to my gate blah blah. security a breeze. i did not buzz or beep.
there was a coffee bar in the terminal. several people took theirs on board. TSA checked it with acid strips i guess. are explosive base or acid?
no delays. but boy oh boy are those seats crammed in there.
ok, seeing what i can do on an OLD PC. um, maybe some photos. testing testing
IT WORKED. this is an old gate to a souther plantation house. house? think white plain tara.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
RANDOM 341 OBJECT
ODD Antique OIL PAINTING of ROSES, Signed “M.R.” - OHIO-$305
Isn’t that nice? It has a soft, mellow presence – very relaxing. It’s also a nice size oil painting from sometime around 1910-1920, I’d think.
Overall = 28 ½” by 21 ½”
Painting on panel = 22 ½” by 15 ½”. (I didn’t remove the protective paper from the back. Someone, probably a family member, has had it reframed sometime recently, and I didn’t want to mess with it.)
“And just what exactly is “odd” about the painting?” you ask. To me, it looks like it was painted by an older person – someone who saw his or her glass almost empty. The roses are beginning to droop a little. Maybe the artist had looked in the mirror once too often. I really don’t know that for sure, but you’ll have to admit you don’t see wilting roses in a painting very often. I love it!
See how the petals are beginning to curl? I know just exactly how they feel. (By the way: I have a possible attribution as to the name of the artist.)
Funny. I’ve had this painting for months, and I’d never noticed the initials “MR” in the bottom right corner. It came from a home in Cincinnati, Ohio. I bought it at the little country auction down the road from us. A lot of paintings by Rookwood pottery artists show up at that auction. I’m wondering if this could be the work of Martin Rettig. It is correct in both subject and style.
RANDOM ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA
ELBING- prussian town. old town used to be surrounded by fortifications. fragments remain, colony of lubeck traders+ settled under protectionof the castle of the teutonic knights in 1237. 1335 enlarged+ new townlaid out. 1434 joined poland. 1525 captured by albert of brandenburg, grand master of the teutonic order. 1772 prussian.