Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives
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25, 2020 -
NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia (スペースシャトル・コロンビア) is found alive and
Just when I thought that all of NASA's space shuttles had been retired,
then while out on my bike earlier this year, I found Space Shuttle
parked on the rooftop of a Tokyo kindergarten, disguised as a piece of
children's playground equipment.
Space Shuttle Columbia (スペースシャトル・コロンビア) in Tokyo
2020 - THE FAMILY TREE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH:
The dizzy aunt -- Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes -- Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store -- Stop N Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt -- Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle -- Flamin Gogh
The fruit-loving cousin -- Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking -- Way-to-Gogh
A sister who loves disco -- Go Gogh
His niece who travels in an RV -- Winny Bay Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia -- U Gogh
His magician uncle -- Where-diddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin -- A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother -- Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach -- Wells-far Gogh
The constipated uncle -- Can't Gogh
The little bouncy nephew -- Poe Gogh
The great-niece who worked at an organic dyeing factory -- Indi Gogh
The safari-cousin -- Con Gogh
The half-brother who exported cars from Japan -- Car Gogh
And I saw you smiling, so...there ya Gogh!
Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait
(public domain, courtesy
2020 - The final
TGIF sunrise of August 2020! :-)
Edo River (江戸川), Tokyo, Japan
Fri. Aug. 28, 2020, 5:11 am
2020 - Funny Japanese store names
One of the pleasures of living in Japan are the delightful little
surprises one routinely encounters in a typical day. For example,
strolling thru Tokyo shopping malls might raise a few eyebrows while
trying to decipher the creative use of English in some of the shop
names! Never a dull moment in the Land of the Rising Sun...
American Holic store in Tokyo, Japan
Awesome Store in Tokyo, Japan
Love Toxic store in Tokyo, Japan
3 Coins store in Tokyo, Japan
2020 - YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN TEXAS IN AUGUST WHEN…
- Trees are whistling for dogs.
- The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
- Hot water now comes out of both taps.
- You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
- You discover that it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.
- You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 am.
- The temperature drops below 95 (35 C) and you feel a little chilly.
- You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
- You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
- Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, 'What if I get knocked out and
end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?'
- You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
- The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out
and add butter, salt, and pepper.
- Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from
laying boiled eggs.
- The cows are producing only evaporated milk.
Ah, what a great place to call home.
God Bless the Great State of Texas.
2020 - Social distancing failure
Oops! Looks like someone's brain wasn't firing on all cylinders when
laying out these waiting lines on a Tokyo subway station platform. But
definitely worth a hearty laugh, ha ha!
Social distancing failure (photo credit:
20, 2020 - I have ARRIVED!! :-)
I'm finally moving up in the world. At long last, after a remarkable
six decades, I've finally been granted my own personal parking space...
Gary's new personal bicycle parking space
13, 2020 - Lettuce face mask! :-)
Lettuce come together.
This may just be the tip of the iceberg.
2020 - Happy Birthday, America! (お誕生日おめでとう、アメリカ！)
Today, on the occasion of America's 244th birthday, I just want to
share a song that has truly touched my soul. It's America's national
anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner," sung by a precious little
8-year-old girl named Malea Emma. WOW, what a BIG, beautiful voice from
such a tiny little person!
"The Star Spangled
Banner," sung by Malea Emma
(If player above is not visible, you can view video
at YouTube here.)
It's that magical time of year in Japan again... GOLDEN WEEK!! According to an ancient Chinese legend, a carp once swam upstream against the rapid current in the Yellow River to become a dragon. Becau…
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