Am I A Slinky To You?

This came from Reeno today:

Some people are like slinkies,
They don’t really serve a purpose,
But it still brings a smile to your face
When you push them down the stairs.

Sound logic can be so funny sometimes.


The Palace Takes Shape: Crusty & Eddie's New Digs

A palace in progress... Candler Park Boulevard Heights has some great pockets of coolness.

Thanks SO MUCH to Crusty for correcting me (eyeroll).



Seattle Here We Come

A Pollock family reunion awaits... Pics and details to follow.


A Rare Moment Of Self-censorship: Bush Deletes A Line

Democrats objected to being blamed for delays.

Will wonders never cease?

Forget about partisan bullshit. Here's the real question: do you want people spying on you without permission? Could that be construed as preserving freedom? Probably not.


San Diego Updated! With My Other Fave SNL Skit, Deep House Dish

The upcoming SNL season figures to be awesome (or is it "grawesome"?), led hopefully by Deep House Dish. Ken reminded me to include that inside joke on our San Diego blog. Here's a snippet from SNL. Bo'kay?


Watch For The Next-best Saturday Night Live Skit: Bronx Beat

If NBC ever loads the one with Peyton Manning, make sure to check out that one, too.


San Diego: "F- Da Po Po" And So Much More

The San Diego Travel Blog is now live!

Lots of great stuff to catch up on there... Good times at Mission Beach, at the San Diego Open, and with Wayne and Ed.
Click here for more.


Let The Shuffling Continue: Paula Zahn Out At CNN

I've always thought of her as a class act, and as her good-bye note (courtesy of MediaBistro) shows, she seems genuinely saddened about her departure. Which was made more hasty, some say, by the arrival of new-hire Campbell Brown. Her letter:

To All,

It is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure from CNN, effective Thursday, August 2nd. I'd like to take this opportunity to express my tremendous respect for my good friends and colleagues, their talent and high standards.

It's been an extraordinary journey since my first day on the job, September 11th, 2001. During my 6 years with CNN, we've covered the war in Iraq, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the death of a Pope and the massacre at Virginia Tech. I am enormously proud of the work we've done covering these stories as a team.

Now is the right time for CNN and me to move ahead on different paths. I wish good luck and success to everyone I was fortunate to work with. And for the first time in 30 years, I plan to take a break between jobs and catch my breath before I take on my next role. - Paula

Thanks to Pete for livening up every afternoon at
SFM with the TV Newser. It's a page-turner!

I'll miss "Out in the Open." Sad

In Good Company: On-site Photos From Composition Gallery

Thanks to Ron at
Composition Gallery for putting on a great show. As you can see from these pictures, I was in great company -- I even bought two prints for myself.

New show opens there on rock-star pictures tonight... I saw a preview yesterday and it's super cool! Following rock stars around and snapping pictures of them? I want that job!


Who Says I Ain't Patriotic?

Taken during our July 4th extravaganza of a vacation in San Diego... Mission Beach rules! Ken and I went "spouse shopping" during a day out for lunch.

Important inside jokes:

Give it up for Feathers!
3) Spouse shopping
4) Frat-boy WiffleGOLF (it's the new volleyball)
5) Impromptu beach breakdancing
6) Deep, existential beach conversations over (what else?) COCKTAILS
7) Would it be "grawesome" to "
8) "
Would the owner of a white station wagon please go f%$#$% yourself?"

Anyway, enjoy the pic. O say can you see... I'll load a collection of SD pics soon. Promise.


New Captures Page Added...

...finally. Not totally complete yet, but close. More to follow soon. ---> jump

Zoe Won't Let The Sun Go Down...

Wayne and Eddie's Zoe does her best Elton John a few years back... I nearly spit out my coffee when I saw this one. She's a loon... and adorable. I'll post a great video of her soon.

One of the many gems I left San Diego with. More to follow soon. Enjoy.


Chalk One Up For Reality Creation

I stumbled across this little gem on the Hasselblad Web site:

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker

I put my money on prosperity.

Liven Up Rainy Wimbledon... More Shots Like These, Please

Nadal has had the shot of the tourney so far...


Velcro Show: Support Local Artists And Visit Composition Gallery

I'm showing a couple of pieces at the upcoming Velcro Show at Composition Gallery... Including one seen below entitled "Dusk for Doolin," which I shot during my recent trip to Ireland. The show will go on for most of July, so make sure to check it out.

Reception and show kick-off: Saturday, July 7, 2007 (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Show concludes: Friday, July 20, 2007

Composition Gallery is located in Candler Park and features affordable photographic works from local and regional artists. If you can't make the reception, please be sure to stop by the gallery and take a look.

Contact the gallery
here, and access the map for directions. Or... plot it on Mapquest!


Jack & Ken: Division A Champions In San Diego!

See match point below, and click here for the captures!


Rain @ Wimbledon: Eyes On The Prize There, Buddy

Sent to us in SD from one of Ken's buddies... notice where (most of) the attention is directed as the tarp comes out.


The Boys In San Diego: So You Think You Can... Prance?

Having a blast out here at the San Diego Open, where I bombed out of the tourney early, but Jack and Ken are in the finals this afternoon! I'll follow up with event pics later.

Meantime, during off-court time at Barnes Tennis Center, Jack and Ken visited with Mary Murphy -- famed judge of So You Think You Can Dance and repped by former Atlanta resident Michael Sanchez (brother of Season One host Lauren Sanchez). I wasn't able to meet her, but I heard all about it. The pic here is of Jack and Mary with Kynni behind the cell camera.

Many more pics to follow, including captures from Mission Beach and some landscapes.