Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wandering Around Town With Henry

While Felice went to the gym, Henry and I wandered around Corvallis. We used to put Henry in the same free childcare they provided Max, but he finds it boring so would rather trapse around with me.

At the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop we bought a Bugs Bunny hat for Henry

Henry doffs his hat outside the Benton County library

Henry checks the time on my pocket watch. Not only was the library catalog offline, but the automatic book checkout wasn't working. So it took a while to check out our books. I took out The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques and Henry took out Gizmo

We stopped off at the local coin shop. I didn't take any pictures inside the store, but here are the foreign coins (and a casino token) that Henry bought.

Then we went and bought whole bean coffee at Sivetz Coffee as we were out and had resorted to drinking coffee made from the "emergency" beans that have lived in our freezer for years. Henry had a chocolate chip cookie.

We met Felice and Max and walked down the street to American Dream pizza.

This scruffy guy works at the pizza place and had spent his break hour drawing an anime girl on the tablecloth. They provide crayons for kids and hipsters to doodle with while you wait for your pizza.

Henry makes some sort of observation.

Not a bad day...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Rare Visit

Our friend Philippe and his friend (now our friend) Jeff came by for a rare visit the other week. We had interesting conversations, went down to the Mary's river, made pesto, and allowed the children to torture entertain them. They encamped in our front yard for the night, which delighted Henry to no end.

This and the following four pictures are hilarious if you know Philippe. We were amazed at how restrained his cynicism has become in his old age.

Henry moves in for the attack. I always tell him to go for the eyes.



Philippe has a snack, Jeff and Max are troubled.

Max, serious

Max, exuberant

Henry, bored but sitting on the "Cars" fabric his grandmother June sent, Max is being quiet.

Now, some links I have been saving for you:
Odd Swiss-American music
A review of Chess, the game.
Lovely pre-built models on Ebay
Some pictures of my Braker Mill Leadscrew conversion

I really enjoy watching CCTV, especially Culture Express, Nature and Science, New Frontiers and Travelogue. Philippe was just in the Uighur area of China and said CCTV was the only thing on TV to watch in English.