Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This is just mawful


Apparently, the new man is quite a dainty morsel.  Rummuser, Mayo, Red Top, Conrad and I refuse to participate … uh, right guys? … but we may have an opening to market new items.

As you watch the following video, keep in mind two things:

  • The five of us need a name for our product line and the ladies may need to help with this.
  • The five of us don’t personally care about anything that can’t be taken care of with soap or sandpaper!

Morning Show on the Murse

Monday, January 30, 2012

Security for the IFF

Conrad told me that I needed a security setup for my blog, so he sent me the below, which I have now installed.


He said he would hold up fingers for me to see if it worked.

You are holding up two fingers!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Old Fossils love to prune!


The Lady Fossil and I just attended a class on pruning Japanese Maples.  It was great!

Notice the color of the hair in the people in front of us.  Lotta snow out there!  Old Fossils of all stripes love to prune.  We prune trees, we prune clutter, we prune relationships that don’t work – then, eventually, we actually BECOME prunes.

It’s a way of life.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The New Fossil Exercise Workout

Many have been intrigued by the new workout program that The Old Fossil has begun in the last week.  Well … OK.  I’ll let you in on the moves.

Below is a video of an actual workout in progress.

Fossil Exercise Workout

Visiting even older fossils

We'll (Lady F and me) be back later today. That's when I'll catch up on comments. I read them every so often, though. But typing on this ant sized keyboard gets old real quick!

So party on and we'll clean up the mess later!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

The End is in Sight!


It is time for my semi-annual physical.  This year, I am told, it is time to schedule a …


Ahem.  There is no indication other than Father Time leading to this suggestion.  I’m sure it will be quite interesting.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

I love to read

When I go visit my son, this is what sits on the front bathroom commode:


First, he obviously has it outfitted for his daughter.  But, second, he obviously has it outfitted for Dad!  Let’s zoom in on the book:


I always come out of there asking, “Did you know … ?”

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The beauty of the moment …

Cameras in my youth were large, clunky boxes and it took quite awhile for the pictures to return for examination.  It was always a joy to see if ANY of them were good.  Kind of like Christmas morning, unwrapping gifts.

Times have changed with digital photography.  A camera is portable, pictures instant, the process itself free.  That means each picture is one amongst a sea of pictures and the Christmas morning feeling is lost.  But … it also means that images in the moment can be archived that would have been lost in the past.  It gives a new freedom, a new spontaneity to picture taking, for there are now thousands of pictures in my archives I can draw from.  Some are worthless, but others are priceless.

Somewhere between is the simple appreciation of beauty.  This is a photo I took while the Lady and I were out for a stroll.  Oak leaves in a parking lot …


Ahhh …

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fossil Fitness!

Tonight, Lady Fossil and I start a brand new exercise regimen we’ve never done before.  I mean, we would rather be fit fossils than fat fossils.  Fat fossils are much more likely to be run over by big trucks!

Why?  Well, two things, actually:

  1. They are slower and sometimes can’t move at all.
  2. They are bigger targets.

The truck that almost got us for the last post was after us on our walk back from the old workout.  We want to make this more of a challenge, up our point value!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Feats Don’t Fail Me Now!

This was the title of a great album from 1974 by the band Little Feat:


This weekend, it took on a new meaning for Lady Fossil and me.  Just as we were crossing an intersection after a little walk of a couple of miles, we faced a very big, rented U-Haul Rental Truck:

imageNow, there is a problem with people renting these trucks.  They aren’t really truck drivers!!!


The above is the intersection where we were crossing as viewed on Google Earth.  It is safer from a satellite!  The truck was where I have circled in blue the vehicle.  It’s path is described by the blue line.  Our path is in red, walking with the walk light.

The guy in the truck was unused to actually looking at the ground from that height, I suppose.  In any case, he started as we started.  We assumed he saw us, but I kept my eye on him.  He accelerated and I yelled, “Lady Fossil, look out!” and grabbed her arm to run – which both of us at our ages were delighted to find still happens!  Otherwise, we would have been obliterated right where you see the red X.

Love it when our feats don’t fail us.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Stretching my legs, spreading my wings

Well, the scheduling worked. Bet this will, too.

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A Blog Timing Experiment

This isn’t worth your time.  But … it is definitely worth mine.

I am seeing whether I can set a scheduled date and time for a post.  I mean, this way I can be posting more easily while I am riding on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean.  Or not.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Amazon has me figured out!

So much for the mystery of life!  It used to take years of friendship or a good, perceptive shrink to really get at a person’s core.  Now, all you need is Amazon.

Here is how they pegged me and suggested I would like to purchase next.  Couldn’t be more clear, I must say.


A Simple Quest

The entries here are based on a simple idea, really: that our memories settle at their own pace in layers over the years.  Some wash away.  Some solidify and become as stone.  Some form entire strata, multicolored, multifaceted shelves upon which our present sits.  That present where we instantly deposit new memories to filter their way down.
I'm old enough now that it is worth my while to do a little digging in those deposits looking for nuggets of meaning, perspectives to carry into the future.  The best parts, though, are the organic deposits that have fossilized, left images of what has been that should not be forgotten, implications, guidance and hope for what is to come.
This is where we come together.  For here, we sit quietly and examine our fossils together.