Sunday, January 27, 2013


It was Hi Ho Silver and away at 7th and Montana this morning as a Friendly Octogenarian made the scene wearing skin-tight silver spandex pants, a motorcycle jacket and a purple boa.  She had two pairs of glasses on at the same time, one perched atop what looked like a blond fright wig and the other on her face.  While she sat there, clacking away at her laptop, a steady parade of customers assembled nearby, practically begging me to take her photo.  "Isn't she a bit old for those pants?," asked one.  "Not at all," I replied, "They don't call 'em the Silver Years for nothing ...!"

Monday, January 21, 2013


Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Twisted Sister, an anonymous newcomer who bent over backwards this morning to attract attention at 7th and Montana.  I mean that literally.  She stretched herself across two chairs and bent her torso into a clam shell like a demented contortionist.  “Howdy,” I said, “Is this seat taken?”  She didn’t answer.  I smiled and tried again.  “My, aren’t you the flexible one,” I chuckled.  Still nothing.  I tried a more direct approach.  “Earth to Mrs. Gumby, snap out of it!”  No response.  Finally, I gave up and went my merry way.  I would have continued trying to get her attention, but why risk getting her bent out of shape ...?

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Eyes were popping at 7th and Montana this morning as an Anonymous Loon made the scene looking like a reject from the Wicked Witch of the West Fashion Academy.  Her outfit was a crazy quilt of crazy quilts billowing around her haphazardly to create that just out of Bednobs and Broomsticks look.  Her shoes, a few strategically-placed pieces of plush suede tied together with rawhide, looked vaguely Cro-Magnon.  Her manner, however, as she walked up and down 7th Street playing folks tunes on a guitar and talking incessantly on her cell phone, seemed all too rehearsed.  She even stopped in front of my table in what seemed like a staged photo opportunity before continuing on her merry way.  "I'm catching a ride up North tonight," she said loudly.  As for me, I just shook my head.  "Some people will do anything to get into the blog," I muttered ...


It's been a busy few weeks and I've had little time to post lately.  Mainly, I was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and then, shortly after I got home, I got sick.  I returned to 7th and Montana this morning, mostly recovered, so will try to post a new update on that later today.  That is, if I can figure out how to post photos, again.  It seems like Google has made some changes to 'Blogger' designed to prevent you from uploading photos directly from your PC and instead pushing you to use their own Google+ service.  It may take me a while to figure this out ...