4 New Ichiro Cards in a busy month catching up on all sorts of life stuff (glasses, ID cards, dentists, construction plans and Ryoko back to work…) see “Personal Musings” for more. Anyhow, importantly, more Ichi-kun! (collect ‘em all for best results)
Meanwhile, earlier in the week – before spectacle shop and wedding officiating, yet before a dentist appointment – we went to our favourite hideaway￼: Rural Caprine Farm, Mac Kobayashi, proprietor. Hung out of the porch and checked in on the garden and views.
Ichiro: card #34 “ofuro” (birthday suits) / 8.16
#IchiroOlson / card no. 35 of series #io
I’ve been practicing my whole life for this… we will go to so many sento, onsen, rotenburo – hot springs everywhere together.
PS is the moustache more Ned Flanders or Jimmy Buffet?
Round-up from the kura barn/mixed-media-creative-studio-in-process…
Next up, going to attempt to carry up a big shelf cabinet – then, hopefully can squeeze in another bookcase and start unloading the huge stash of records and books into something more manageable. [Update: done]
In the meanwhile, here’s a few odds and ends of items which maybe didn’t get floated out there, just to, well… float em out, round em up for your amusement along the way. Progress and all. Annotations in-line with evidence.
Well I ain’t no Olympian but I can get behind anything… Including the original running track/stadium in Olympia, Greece…
Actually, since I lived in Olympia Washington (#OlyWa) for nine (!) years, I guess I’m in Olympian… And yes, attended two Olympic games so there’s that, but still… No gold medals except for that run of first place ribbons in the science fairs in elementary school and the “Mr. Fun” certificate from Boy Scout Camp…
But yes, this is the original Olympic grounds and me in a Greek fisherman’s hat and tunic, you know, going local with my awesome moustache and specs.
Best All-Time Hockey Mo – #1 – Lanny McDonald, #2 Wendal Clark, #3- George Parros, #4 – Larry Robinson, #5 – Eddie Shack, #6 Glenn Anderson , #7-Rogie Vachon, #8 – Bryan Trottier
Best Current Hockey “Wish He would Grow a Mo” – #1 – Sidney Crosby, #2 – Jarome Iginla, #3 – Dion Phaneuf, #4 – Alex Ovechkin, #5 – Joe Thornton, #6 – Taylor Hall, #7 – Zdeno Chara, #8 – Mike Camalleri
Which Logo Could Best Use the Addition of a Mo – #1 – Ottawa Senators, #2 – Chicago Blackhawks and #3 – Pittsburgh Penguins, #4 – Phoenix Coyotes
Best Hockey Movember Promotion idea for 2011 – #1 – Replace the C & A with a Mo icon for captains, #2 – Don Cherry Mo suit, #3 – Top Goalies Moustache-inspired masks