Thursday, January 29, 2009

Store Bought Cookies

Yahoo has this article on store bought Cookies.
I think that most of these are horrible, but I would like to try some of the higher ones on the list.
I have to admit, Rita Mauceri and Elycia Rubin are easy on the eyes.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

More Hardware Store Pics

I found the pictures that I took of the Hardware store in Anson.
These were taken in March of 2005, almost three years ago.
You can see that a few more of the upper windows have been broken, but the inside of the building is pretty much the same.
Compare to this post

Friday, January 23, 2009

George Moss Hardware

I was working in Abilene this week, so I drove up to Anson Texas one afternoon.
On the Northwest corner of the town Circle there is an old hardware that closed at least 15 or 20 years ago, maybe longer ago.
The roof of the building has caved in so it is not safe to enter the building.
You can still see the tools and paint cans left right on the shelf or display case.
This is the type of hardware store that I remember going to when I was a kid.
This old store is right next door to the sheriffs office, but I do find it amazing that nobody has broken in and stolen any of the tools.
If they ever can fix the roof, I hope that they can preserve the store as a museum.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I love Disney, but not all things Disney.
What I love most is the parks, well really one park Disneyland.
It's the only Disney park that I have been to.
I enjoy going there with the family, and I love the history.

I especially love the magic of how it is built.
I remember as a kid wondering how they could fit all of those scenes below New Orleans Square.
There is a site with lots of Disney Fanatics on it called MiceAge, or MiceChat
I pretty much stick to the posts about Disneyland Resort
Some of the posts are funny, and there is a ton of information there and amazingly talented individuals.
One member is building a Virtual Disneyland, but the best part is that it includes all of the backstage buildings.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr.

Great Speech. You really should watch it all of the way through.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Taser Story

These type of stories always crack me up.

pretty cute really and (loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-A batteries)


I didn't know that the wheel sets on a rail car were called Bogies.
There are a lot of different designs.
Some of them are pretty high tech.
Even some Model sites with lots of pictures like this Australian site.

I also thought that a Bogey in Golf was named after Humphrey Bogart, but alas, that is not the case either.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

DatePalindrome Sort of

Well not really, but symmetrical nonetheless



Saturday, January 10, 2009

Boat of the Month The New Carrissa

Actually the salvage of the ship that ran aground near Coos Bay Oregon back in 1999 is documented here quite well.

The Removal of the New Carissa


Biggest Full Moon of the Year tonight.

Friday, January 09, 2009


This is even better than GoogleMaps.
It shows locations of mundane things like restaurants, stores and parks.
Anybody can add a location, but I am not sure how items get approved, or removed if incorrect.

I knew there there were Missile Silos out in the midwest, but I had no idea that there were so many around Southern California.
Many former sites are indicated in WikiMapia like this one.
Links to websites like the Ft MacArthur Museum.
Ah a little research reveals that the Nike sites were for Surface to air defense.