Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sometimes Art - A week of themed self portraits

I had a bit of introspective fun this week with self portraits. As part of the 365 Days group on Flickr, I and several others take one self portrait per day, for 365 days. I decided to dedicate this week, at least Monday through Friday, to the theme of Art.

Actually the theme is Sometimes Art, in which each photograph is titled beginning with Sometimes and ending with Art. Please do take a few moments to share this weeks self portrait shots with me.


Grilled Goodness

Grilled Goodness
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
Like Mahi? Well surprisingly enough, Joe's Crabshack has a pretty good grilled Mahi sandwich. Stopped by there this last Thursday for a bite. I gave this a try and the taste was quite good. The onion rings had too much ring and not enough onion taste. Ha.

Anyway, just wanted to share the picture and the thoughts on the sandwich.

Friday, February 23, 2007


Originally uploaded by Rcjsan.
Or... a bear has replaced my son. ARGH!
But since they make about the same amount of noise, it was hard to tell at first. And they are both so hairy these days. LOL.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

RubySoho: Everybody Say It Together!

RubySoho: Everybody Say It Together!

Wonderfully thoughtful and poignant blog article. Aaryn hits the mark with a frank discussion of the use of proper words for body parts, and how our society has a mania about it. Apparently the word scrotum is offensive to some librarians, and they'd like a certain book removed for the use of that word. Good grief. I guess they'd prefer something more vulgar?!

Anyway, please take a moment to drop by her blog and read this great post.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I love flickr

Originally uploaded by cammom.
or so says the cookie.

Credit to cammom on Flickr, and

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

She Lights Up My Life

He Lights Up My Life
Originally uploaded by Nanna J.
This wonderful lady is the brightest spot in my life on this Earth.
It warms my heart to know she feels likewise.

Blessings and love to all on Valentine's Day.
For today, your sweetheart blogger,

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Crown Candy Kitchen

The counter and beyond
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
My wife and I took a road trip to down town St. Louis this weekend. We went in search of the legendary Crown Candy Kitchen. This diner is famous, at least to locals in St. Louis.

Crown Candy Kitchen makes and sells their own chocolate. Alongside a large variety of chocolate and other confections, Crown Candy is a diner as well. Don't let the outside store front and local block fool you. This is worth the visit.

The surrounding block at St. Louis and 14th streets in St. Louis is anything but welcoming. The neighboring buildings are in various statues of decay, and likewise 14th street itself. It almost put us off as to this being the place we'd heard about.

Well, we proceeded in, or almost in anyway. It took us 15 minutes just to squeeze in past the front door, and another 20 or so to get a seat. The place was PACKED! That's no exaggeration, it was literally a line out the door and wall to wall people standing inside.

The place definitely feels and looks like an old time diner. That could be because it is. Originally found almost 100 years ago, the place seems to be at a peak these days in business.

Once seated, our waiter Lawrence was very nice. He had a winning smile and attitude even though constantly on the move. I don't think he stood still any longer than to take our order the whole time we were there.

Our food came out fairly quickly once we picked from all the delectable choices. It's mostly sandwiches but everything sounded too tasty. We checked out a couple of other peoples orders but just decided to go with things we knew. I ordered a Rueben and my wife ordered a breaded chicken sandwich. Both were quite a good size and tasted great.

Check out this shot of our lunch here.

Including a wonderful ice cream sunday, dinner was under $20. We had plenty to eat, making this a rather satisfactory experience.

Sharon picked up a bag of their candy covered malt balls, which she is enjoying very much. So the candy is good too.

Go find it, stay for lunch, take a piece of history home. Crown Candy Kitchen.

Eye'm Focused

Eye'm Focused
Originally uploaded by Tojosan.
My camera, Google's Picassa = photo magic.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Which Superhero are you?

Your results:
You are Superman

Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Iron Man
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Camera Gear for Tojo - Chip in!