• Friday fun
  • Making Friday great again


    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. I would like to make Friday great again and I can believe me. I can make it terrific. It will be amazing and I am not saying that in a braggadocios way. I know how to win and when I do Friday will be fantastic, believe me.

    I’ll start by building a wall in-between Friday and Monday. I’ll build a wall and I’ll get Monday to pay for it.

  • Friday fun
  • Shopping isn’t my thing

    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun and I actually have a black Friday strategy.  I stay close to home and let everyone else shop.  It is a simple strategy that has served me well for many years.   I like to watch the morning news and see shoppers being interviewed and listen to retailers talk about all of the amazing bargains.

    If I leave the house it will be to walk to the coffee shop down the street and have a cup of coffee.

    Real estate can be purchased on Black Friday and most of the other 364 days of the year. If you need help purchasing a home today give me a call. I won’t make you wait in line or even make you go through an automated voice mail system.  I’ll just help you any way that I can.

    Black Friday isn’t what it used to be now that it starts on thanksgiving which is always on a Thursday and never on a Friday.  My guess is eventually black Friday will start the day after Halloween, or in mid-October when the holiday decorations start showing up in stores.

    Please shop safely this black Friday. The money you spend is good for the economy. Please save some shopping for Small business Saturday and take advantage of cyber Monday when you can shop while on the job and take advantage of your employers high speed internet and get paid while you are shopping too.

  • Friday fun
  • This never gets old


    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. Earlier this week we had what was called the “Super duper moon” also know as the “beaver moon”.  The moon appeared larger than normal because it was closer to the earth than it has been since 1948.

    As usual I wasn’t in the right place at the right time to get a decent shot and even if I had been I would have messed it up.

    I took the photo along the river one night a few weeks ago and I photographed the moon last spring. I just combined them so that they look like the super duper moon might have looked. . . or not.

  • Friday fun
  • Photography for fun

    Covinton inn
    Covington Inn

    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. Carrying a camera and tripod around at night attracts attention. People make comments and ask questions. Men sometimes ask me if I will take their picture. No

    Before I took the picture of the boat I was setting up my tripod. A couple came by and asked me if I was getting any good pictures. I said no, I am setting up my tripod.

    Later on I was asked if I was taking pictures but I explained that I was walking. At the time I was carrying my camera and the tripod.

    I love to being out at night when the weather is nice. I don’t mind the questions. I just hope that the people who ask them don’t mind the answers.


  • Friday fun
  • St. Paul Signs

    It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. Saint Paul is a city of signs. Sometimes when I go to park my car I see half a dozen signs with contradictory information about which hours and on which days parking is allowed and when it isn’t. Most signs in our fair city have the word “No” in them somewhere.

    The signs in the city parks about the dog ordinance have always been my favorites. I often wonder who designed them and who his or her supervisor is/was. Sure I make plenty of typos and other errors on this blog but they can be easily fixed or ignored and I am my own boss and I am not using tax payer dollars. I am sure that if I had a supervisor he/she would have fired me long ago . . . but I digress.

    Saint Paul Dog Ordinance
    Saint Paul Dog Ordinance