Friday, August 11, 2017

The Ballad of Jim and Yokai

Yesterday Was Our 2 Year Anniversary Together
So I Made These 'Then & Now' Pics

She's Come A Long Way, Baby!

Monday, July 17, 2017

James at 59

 Just Home from a Matinee of the new 
War of the Planet of the Apes

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Scavenger Hunt: Star Wars

For Star Wars Day I had a scavenger hunt.
I took  my camera from room to room 
looking for anything Star Wars.
I didn't dig through boxes for the comics, magazines and Posters.
Only what I found in plain sight!

Light Saber Toothbrush

 Galactic Body Wash and Shampoo
 Darth Mask on CD Shelf
 Death Star Cutting Board
 C-3PO and R2-D2 Snack Bowls
(plus a Yoda sew on patch) 

 Signed  and Numbered Ralph McQuarrie Print 
with Actual 70mm Film Frame from The Battle of Hoth

 Yoda Tote and Episode One Hat
 Darth Vader & BluRay Collection
 1979 Paperback & Assorted BluRays
 Storm Trooper & Darth Vader Pillows
 Fleece Jedi Robe  & Episode One T-Shirt
 Wampa Rug Over the Door (Guards My Bedroom)
 Darth Vader Floor Mats (In My Car) 
with Matching Steering Wheel Cover (Not Shown)
 Yoda Die Cast Metal Key Chain & DVDs
 Darth Vader Metal Pendant

 12" Vinyl from  1983
Thanks for looking.
May The Fourth Be With You!

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Both Sides Now

For the sake of getting this posted after the smarty pants phone app failures, I emailed the pics to myself to get them to my lap top so I could post them here from there. Take that, technology!
Without further hoodoo, this is the wall that separates my kitchen and living room.
 The Unknown Kitchen

The Wall of Hoodoo


I've been trying to post on blogger from my phone app but I keep getting fails. (and why are those words underlined? Another mystery,) Maybe my pics are too big. I will play with my camera settings sometime and try to resolve this problem. If you are reading this, then the app works without pics. I can't help it if I'm larger than life.
Stay tuned. Mondo Dandy Loves You!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Happy 75th Birthday Mom

I put together a CD of country songs she sang for me  back in 1985.
It was my 27th birthday and she wanted me to have a cassette of her voice.
(She also wanted to make sure I had some country music.)
I'm so glad she did.
I made this little album cover yesterday. 
I wish I would have done this years ago. A person always thinks they have plenty of time. 
She went to country music heaven January 25th 2016.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Son of the Return of The Blogger

Just a note about what I've been up to.

Not too damn much.
Well maybe I have, it's just hard too tell when everything ends up on face page to the point I want nothing on face page, but then where are the pics that were evidence that I did stuff while I was avoiding having a presence on face page. (Also, my good cameras have all been broken, so everything has been on my Android and it all just seems unimportant because no matter how convenient it is, it's still just a phone.) At least you always have it with you.

I guess the idea was that you can take your phone to a concert but they won't let you take cameras. That still baffles me but doesn't bother me. Now I can just do some hashtag searches after a concert and download everyone elses pics and videos from the shows that I attend, and they are usually better. Sometimes they are taken from behind me and I can see myself enjoying the show.

OK, I meant to keep this short but, another reason I need to get back to The Blog is that many times I think I have a great crystal clear pic and post it from my phone only to see it later on a pc and find out that it's blurry.

One last reason of not blogging was that after my beloved cat Cayo died, I had a really bad very sad year of not taking almost any pictures because nothing seemed to matter anyway. ( Except for the ones that I put on face page to fake some happiness and keep a presence on the internet.) I am back to focus on life with my new cat Yokai. She is almost a year old so there is some catching up to do. Her life so far has been regularly documented on my instagram. (A site that I do not have any problems with.) It seems more like a private art gallery with just pictures, no words. Just like I always meant for this one. Instagram is just so damn easy to use with your phone. You can do all the cool photo enhancing tricks in seconds.
I should add that link to my side bar. For now you can get there from here. INSTAGRAM LINK

Thank you. I'm Jim Dandy and I approve this Blog!

The Return of the Blogger (Insert scary music here.)

 Cameron in front of the Port City Music Hall in Portland Maine
(funny story about him. If I ever decide to tell it, I will link the story here.)
Close Encounter with Sleepy Kitty
(I was enjoying the shadow play with the sparse crowd.)

Sunday, December 07, 2014


 You May Live in Maine if...

Your Post Office has Guard Chickens.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Salsa Garden 2014

 Sunflower Ready To Pop
 Big Green

 Such As It Is
 Ready For Some Hot Stuff Baby Tonight
 Dragon Fly One, Standing By
 Daily Yield
 Kitchen Window
 Getting Scrawny but Still Putting Out

 And The Hits Keep Coming!

Yummay Salsa!