A Hoarders' Bookstore
While out walking I stopped into this bookstore above, which has been there for decades, and took this picture. As a kid I remember it being in a state of disarray; however, it's gotten worse over the years. A&E should do a piece on this place. The counter is so stacked with books you can barely see the guy behind the register. There's only a little tiny opening for one to ask questions or complete their transaction. Though I have to say he knows where to find everything.
Faneuil Hall Street Performer
On our day off last week we went into Boston. Faneuil Hall saw its typical onslaught of street performers. I found the above statuette particularly interesting.
The Volvo at 80,000 miles (plus one)
The other day the Volvo hit 80,000 miles. Seems like I just got it. Back then I think it had 38,000. I told myself I'd hold onto it for at least ten years before I get my Mercedes. : ) What I wasn't specific about was did I mean the car was ten or I had it for ten. 2013 (the car's 10th year) isn't all that far away.
A Taste of Thyme Cafe in Salem, Massachusetts
As you probably know, Salem has really latched onto witchery. One day while sitting at the counter eating some delicious blueberry pancakes, I snapped the photo above.
A couple of weeks ago I was in a meeting. We were waiting for the WebEx to start. I was playing with my phone and was tempted to take a picture of a particularly striking individual across from me but at the last minute chickened out and got my notes instead.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway: Type of Plant?
I'm hoping you green thumbs out there can help me identify the plant above. It was taken at Boston's Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway - which makes for a stunning walk through what was once an elevated and dilapidated highway. I particularly like this plant. I'm thinking it's a Little Henry?
My African-American Child
At a cookout this cute little kid was running around. His father black, his mother white. Yet the joke was he was my kid. I tan well. Go figure.
Leslie's Mexican Pizza
This is our favorite of all favorite foods: Leslie Retreat's Mexican Pizza. We get it as an appetizer. It's made with tortillas, a simple yet delicious sauce, cheese and topped with killer jalapenos.
Christopher and Bandit Getting Ready for Bed
And finally here's Chris and Bandit snugging together, getting ready for a cozy night's sleeps. I had to fight to find a spot for me.