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July 20, 2023

Squeee notice

Just discovered that San Diego Zoo has added red pandas to their live cams:




July 12, 2023

Anyone else?

No two ways about it, I'd really like to be a fly on the wall
at that upcoming jury selection process in Florida . . .


July 9, 2023

The theater at Elitch's in Denver, history being reclaimed

For those of us who grew up in the 1950s Denver area Elitch Gardens was part of life. My mother remembered seeing the bears there when she was girl, and she later attended plays at the theater. So it was a bit of a shock when the amusement park was "relocated" in the '90s, and it was stunningly stupid that its historic Trocadero Ballroom was demolished just as ballroom dancing was regaining popularity. Lots of big bands played the Troc, and many school proms were held there; somebody decided that we just couldn't live without another strip mall.

Anyway, I'm delighted that the theater remains and that part of our history is being preserved. Fingers crossed that I'll be able to see it again.




July 5, 2023

Bit of delightful boomage . . .

We got a lovely rain this evening, cooled the air and brought a delightful whiff of mountains. And it quieted, for a time, the neighborhood fireworks. Being a sometimes sentimental old lady I kicked back in the recliner to watch the Boston Pops July 4th celebration on TV. It seems that someone else was watching, because just as the cannons sounded in the 1812 Overture we got a few very precisely timed booms of thunder, and the final cannon blast was joined with the last bit of thunder. Can't help thinking that was nothing less than some delightful cosmic coordination, and my goosebumps agree. Methinks Tchaikovsky would be pleased.


July 3, 2023


Not to suggest anything nefarious, but it did feel a bit squickish to see a truck marked "Cryogenic Solutions" parked behind a restaurant . . .


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