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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.)
My all-time favorite rendition of this sacred Christmas song by the best father-son opera duo ever. Raised in the East Texas city of Lufkin and a graduate of the famed Stephen F. Austin State Universi…
HOW SINGING AFFECTS OUR HEALTH:
- Singing informs the body the "right" vibrations that increase our vitality; - During singing, special chemicals are produced in the human brain that help us feel peace…
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