Aug 282017

I gave it my all anyway! Let your freak flag fly, people!

Dec 292014

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge focuses on the theme of “Warmth.”  It’s with that in mind that I present to you the warmest spot I found in 2014:


Now that's a fire!

You wanted warmth, now you have it. Be careful what you wish for!


Is this literal enough for ya?

Last October I was stranded in Pittsburgh on a Sunday (and then a Monday) due to my car having mechanical difficulties.  I thought I had it bad until later in the day.  It was at that point that I rounded the corner in the city’s Shadyside neighborhood and saw this burning hunk.  Actually, I smelled the stench of an electrical fire and saw the smoke before I rounded the corner, but I still had NO idea that it was going to be that bad.  I ducked inside to a local pizzeria right by the scene of the accident and watched as police and fire units responded to the incident.  The tires melted before the fire was put out.  The good news is that the driver was AWOL and presumably unhurt.

The lesson I took from the incident is that it could always be worse.  My car had a busted coolant hose, but at least it didn’t catch fire!  That’s less warmth than cold comfort, but I’ll take it.  After all, what choice did I have?

Jun 012014

Per today’s Daily Post, here’s the first picture I found when opened my ‘virtual’ photo album.  It was taken this past Thursday morning as the final part of a project a friend of mine initiated.  (You can find out more about it on this Facebook page.)  The idea was to take ‘selfies’ every four hours without trying to pose or edit or otherwise do anything to enhance one’s appearance. I did my best to be unguarded when taking these pictures, but I was still a bit self-conscious about them.  But that might just be human nature.  At any rate, I was tired and cranky and wanted to go home when I took this one – and it was only about 9:30 in the a.M.!  The Memorial Day holiday spoiled me a bit and did not feel like being at work this past week.  Oh well, tomorrow starts a new work week.  Perhaps things will start to look up a bit.  Here’s hoping.

Lovin' life on a Friday morning.

The last photo from “Project True Selfie”