Thursday, September 27, 2007

Something About Mary

Mary and I, 7 Years ago on a cruise from Boston to Bermuda

She had a kind soul and would have given you the shirt off her back. She was funny and had a
feisty side to her that could not be put down. She called me on that fateful morning of 9/11 and asked me to come home and be with her, she was so saddened by the horror that she witnessed that morning on the T.V. She would have been 41 this December.

Same trip, arriving in Bermuda.

Sadly, Mary had a problem with drinking which grew steadily worse, compounding her problems she was in a serious accident and had to have emergency brain surgery...After her surgery, for a short while, she returned to being the beautiful butterfly I'd first fell in love with.

They had shaved half of her hair off when they performed her brain surgery, I shaved the rest off and told her she was as cute as a button with short hair. She was, but she never believed it. She started drinking again, wouldn't eat and became a hermit. I couldn't get her out in public without a fight and she called cabs to have them deliver liquor to the apartment when I was at work.

I couldn't get her to change, Her family tried and could not help her. On September 29th. 2004 I got a call at work that she had died. She had a seizure in our living room. A friend was there with her and for that I was grateful. She wasn't alone. I don't miss Mary the Hermit but I do miss Mary the Butterfly.

My friend Allen Estes called to give me his condolences a few days later. I wasn't home and our message machine came on. Mary had recorded the message. Allen was taken aback, but what happened was that it helped him to write a song. Allen is a singer and song writer.

You can listen to his song here: Mary's Phone Machine

Mary would be happy that a song about her was on a benefit album for the victims of the Katrina hurricane. She wouldn't agree with the lyrics but then she was in denial

The CD: After The Storm Volume #1

Whenever I see a butterfly I think of her.

Friday, September 21, 2007

I'm Back......again

Paris ??


New York????

Who Needs them when you got Las Vegas!!

I'm back and have to say 3 days in Vegas is about all you need... It was fun and I'd love to tell you all about it know!!

What happens in Vegas STAYS in Vegas....

Monday, September 17, 2007

Off to Las Vegas

We had "Johnny Mantis" on our porch the other night and we took a few pic's.

I don't know if I'll see any shows while in Vegas, but I've been told there is a bench where if you sit awhile you will see a real cross section of humanity. I hope that I'll be able to get some nice pictures and put them up for everyone to see.

If I hit the big bucks I may need some guest writers to keep the blog alive..I'll make it worth your while!!

Wish Me Luck!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Arts, or in Boston they say The Ahhts

It was the 2007 Ahhts Festival in Christopher Columbus Pahhhk this past weekend. I saw many of the Artists' wares and met a few along the way. Unfortunately I didn't bring a camera so I spared no expense and bought a $10 digital camera from a local convenience store. For 10 dollars you get really bad pictures but I'll share some anyway....

This was Lorie Reilly's finely crafted Mosaic camera has given it a rather impressionistic look; however the piece on the left, "Oceans At Night" really looks like looks like this...

Fusion Ethos Fashions : Recycles everyday items and transforms them into something wearable!

I want to bring this girl to Vegas for good luck,

and of course she has to wear the earrings !!

Those pictures are from her site, mine sucked!!

Todd Cahill presented Steam Machine Sculpture, an art form I never considered but found really cool...He was constantly tweaking his models to get optimum performance..

My Pics:

His website: Better Pics

Overall I found it a fun day to get out and see things..on my way home I stopped at Suffolk Downs and bet on a couple of Horse Races...Let's just say I hope to have better luck in Vegas next week...

I got more from the Ahhhtts Festival but I'm saving it for Latahhh!


I have more from The Arts Festival but I'm saving it for Later!!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Fall, Autumn

Found on StumbleUpon-Smugmug

Fall is coming and even if it hit 90 degrees here today in sunny Massachusetts, I saw some trees with color today..Fall is on it's way and it's my favorite season. Cool nights, bright sunny days and color everywhere.

What's your favorite season??

I'm going into Boston Saturday and I'll check out "ART in the PARK 2007" ART in the PARK is an annual festival featuring over 70 visual artists and artisans.

It's free and it's better than working which is all I have done for the past 11 days..not that I'm counting or anything...I'll see if I can get any good pictures and post them.

If you are in the Boston area here's more info

Song I've been painting to when listening to WERS, commercial free radio from Emerson College in Boston...
Cante E Dance by Pink Martini

That link will give you about a minute of the song..I don't have a clue what they are saying but it's a great painting song and I think of Martini's while I'm listening to it.

Well that's what's going on here..

By the way I've got a poll on the top right of this page, if you haven't already clicked on it please's easy

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Minnie's Not Happy

Ever have a scratch you couldn't itch? Us humans find a back scratcher or a long spoon and usually reach that itch...Try being a Dachshund with a itch you can't reach. Little legs, Hotdog Body...Minnie's been scratching with her leg but only reaching her belly and now she's scratched a sore on herself. She's going to the Vet tomorrow, her allergy pills aren't helping. So to keep her from scratching herself raw her "Mom" tied a TiShrt around her belly and it seems to have helped prevent her from harming herself any more. She hates to wear anything and normally stands like a statue whenever any kind of costume or dog wear has ever been put on her..She's not happy...But she looks funny in her T-Shirt and I just had to post it.

Hope everyone out there is doing well, I've been extremely busy lately and will be taking a short trip in the middle of September..The destination...Las Vegas...There will be pictures and much to report I'm sure.