Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Twilight

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

A lovely photograph

LarryK4 said...

Thanks. Amherst can be a lovely town.

Izzy said...

Lar, These days, the sole word "Twilight" is synonymous with a teen girl falling for a vampire who goes to high school in Forks, Washington.

http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight.html

(Just wanting to make sure you are up to date with all the cheesy pop culture phenoms, since you do have a couple of daughters.)

LarryK4 said...

Hey Izzy,
Yeah, I figured that out when I went to Google just to make sure "twilight" meant sundown rather than sunup--although apparently it can be either(you know me, I was thinking the 'Star Spangled Banner' where obviously he meant sundown) and it turned up many, many pages referencing the vampire.

Finally had to do another search under "twilight word definition"

Anonymous said...

Actually, the photo evokes the current twilight struggle to save the quality of life in Amherst, Massachusetts.

LarryK4 said...

Yep! Exactly what I had in mind.

Anonymous said...

Who is to blame for all this?

Anonymous said...

Larry- Hadley is going all out for their 350th/ Flag Day Parade. Lots of red, white and blue throughout the town!

Stopping by a Hadley house recently, I noticed that a bunch (10-12) of small American Flags (I'm thinking they are for parade attendees to wave?) had been left just inside the porch door.

Are you attending? Bring some flags!

Anonymous said...

Hadley is also having a house decorating contest!

LarryK4 said...

I'm heading to Korea (the good side) on Sunday so, unfortunately, I will miss it.

Anonymous said...

Too bad you will miss it, Larry. I have seen some of the decorations, especially the Library and places in that area. Amherst could not even to begin to know the Patriotism shown in that town, which we used to be a part of. Ho Hum, Amherst, with it's unpopular TM, and his amall enterage of "nitwits" kissing hiss butt or vice versa. What a place. I am not very proud of this place, right now.

Have a safe trip to Korea.

Until later..............

LarryK4 said...

Thanks Ethel, will do

And I'll try to stay out of North Korea (my camera has has pretty good optical zoom so I don't have to get too close)

Anonymous said...

Getting out just when the swine flu hits the high school right? Watch how the system handles this one.

LarryK4 said...

Well, since the officials can't provide HOT water at the schools (you know, the number one way of preventing the transmission of disease) I probably don't want to be around for that.

Although North Korea is scheduled to launch a long-range missile about the time I'm arriving, so hmmm... not sure which is worse.

Anonymous said...

"Well, since the officials can't provide HOT water at the schools (you know, the number one way of preventing the transmission of disease) I probably don't want to be around for that."



Slam-a-rama.

Anonymous said...

Not really so much of a "slam-a-rama" as it's not the hot water that prevents the spread of disease but rather it's the SOAP that you use WITH the water that matters (as does the question of how thoroughly you scrub your hands while washing with the soap & water). The presence of hot water is down the list on the scale of priorities when it comes to the prevention of disease. Yet another example of "Larry Logic"...damn the truth and full speed ahead!!!

LarryK4 said...

And Gee, if you don't mind my asking you freakin Anon Nitwit: what is the temperature of the water coming out of your pipes?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter what the temperature of my water is...I was merely challenging your assertion that hot water is the "number one way of preventing the transmission of disease." It's not. Not by a long shot.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go stand in the virtual Corner of Shame and wear my Nitwit Hat for all to see.

LarryK4 said...

I meant the #1 way of preventing transmission of disease is by frequent handwashing--and that warm/hot water is WAY better than cold (with soap of course.)

But you can still report to the corner with your nitwit hat (solar powered I hope) for all to see.

Nitwit.

Anonymous said...

Now Larry is the expert on contagion control. What can't this guy do?! Amazing. Perhaps he can sneak up to N. Korea while he's nearby and disarm them...

Thanks goodness, we have Larry to save us.

LarryK4 said...

No, I'm also expert enough on North Korea to know you don't try to sneak up on them.