Saturday, December 29, 2007


Thursday, December 27, 2007

True West: Malkovich and Sinise

So I found these on You Tube. This isn't the version I saw on PBS, but it is still amazing. Two great actors at their best. It's in twelve parts. Check it out.

True West

I remember seeing Sam Shepard's play True West on a PBS station once. One day I was flipping through the stations and there was this play with John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. Now at the time I had seen a total of zero plays and had no reason to watch one on TV, but for some reason I started watching and couldn't stop. And I would have killed to see two of my favorite actors, John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman doing this play, and switching the roles! Here they are on Charlie Rose discussing the play.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Madison Christmas

We just got back from The Arbor House, a bed and breakfast in Madison, Wisconsin. It was a wonderful, peaceful weekend. Here are a few pictures.
The common room. I love the fireplace!

Here's our room. And our paper christmas tree.

The capitol building.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Air Car

Check out the Air Car. Yeah, it runs on air!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Dottie and the New Chair

I got Maggie a new chair for Christmas, but Dottie has set up camp.


Shawn Frayne invented an amazing new technology to help harness the energy of wind.

And Sweden has decided to go for it! They plan on being oil free by 2020.

Cafe standards just went up in the U.S. to 35 mpg, but car companies don't have to be compliant until 2010, and there of course is a catch.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

And for a little perspective.

Black-footed Ferrets

14 Black-footed Ferrets have been reintroduced into Logan County, KS!! This is great news. Audubon of Kansas has played a pivotal role in helping conserve the prairie ecosystem.Ron Klataske, Audubon of Kansas Executive Director
Recently there has been a lot of controversy in western Kansas because there is a law on the books that allows state authorities to go onto your property and poison prairie dogs. Landowners Larry and Bette Haverfield and Gordon Barnhardt have thwarted this antiquated law along with Audubon of Kansas and kept them from poisoning for now! I have the utmost respect for these people. They are true conservationists. I hope this is a return of the Black-footed Ferret and many other prairie species.Larry and Bette Haverfield

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Macy's Windows (formerly Marshall Field's)

Here are some pictures of the Macy's Christmas windows. We always love doing the tourist thing during Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Here's a waste of time.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Parker and Stone and Alan Watts

Wow, this from the South Park creators. Pretty cool.

Trash Art

I thought these were cool.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Dottie is cute

I was looking through some old photos and found these of Dottie. We got some good news from the vet today. All her tests were within normal levels. She had/has a bladder stone and bladder infection. We still need the x-rays looked at by our vet so we aren't sure yet. These pics are from our first place in Oak Park.