Silar's Dog & Fiber Show

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Dogs. Fiber Arts. Occasional Cats, Trolleys & Trains & Flowers. And other moments from my life that I find interesting.
**Motorola ic902 - Probably the best of the (poor) choices with Nextel for a camera phone.
**Canon Powershot A430 - Oh, how I love thee, let me count the ways....Primary camera - if it a good photo, this took it.
"No one has to know that I’m just a paper tiger
Living in a condo built on bullshit and sand..."
-- Chris Orbach - I Outdid You
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
-- Katherine Hepburn

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For Kikuchan

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Someone want to direct the MBUK Queen Of Candy this way please? Came
home from work depressed like I've been all week and got presented with
these. Much as the man makes me nuts sometimes, he does know how to
make me smile. Pastel white chocolate M&Ms.; With pirates. How can you
go wrong? And, they actually taste pretty good.


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I did the dreaded phone calls this morning, so then I had nothing to
do. Rather than dwelling on things I can't change, I decided to
distract myself with beadwork. This camera case I am making has more
colors than any other project I have done (and some are only slightly
different than others) so I made a chart to keep track of which one is
where in the bead trays, and I also wanted to play a bit with
StitchAssist so I got a panorama of the three bead trays and joined them
up, it's a bit blurry but it worked. Now I think it's lunch time -
ramen sounds good. Thanks for all the messages of support everyone -
this is going to be a really long week but I'll be OK.

Why does crying dry your contacts out?

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This ain't being a good couple of weeks. Just found out one of our best
friend's little boy has died of leukemia - last I knew things were going
ok, but apparently things took a sudden turn directly to crap. Don't
expect me around much for a bit, I just became busy.Those who've know me a while know why this is going to have extra
suckitude, like there isn't enough inherent in the situation. I have to
call my parents and tell them. Which has to wait until tomorrow because
I am in NO shape to be on the phone right now, plus why should none of
us sleep tonight. Dammit. Apologies to this who see this twice.
31st May 2006, 02:27   comments (8)

NYC 9327 Painted for 2000 World Series

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Both NYC subway cars as a train. This 1963 NYC subway car was painted
in this special livery just for the 2000 World Series of baseball, which
was between the New York Yankees and the New York Mets - the other end
of the car has a Mets symbol on it but I believe a certain person is a
Yankee fan :-). The car was in shuttle service between Times Square and
Flushing. This is the last of my NYC pics - at least for this visit to
the Museum :-)

Old, and not so old

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631 with 37371, a NYC subway car circa 1957, which also ran from
Manhattan to the Bronx, and was acquired from NYC by the museum, along
with some other equipment, in 2004. Not yet restored so it's a little
rough looking, but it doesn't come out to play very often so when I saw
this scene I had to grab a photo. It is attached to another NYC subway
car but that car is hiding behind 631, I'll show that next. Also, the
route signs and an interior shot with two of our fine member conductors :-)

More 631 interior for Bronxelf

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Rather than the usual reproduction ads in the ad racks, we have a
panorama in 631 showing it's history and restoration. Also, this little
plaque at each end of the car is the last little bit of Austria that was
left - in Austria, if you were smaller than 1.5 meters tall, you paid a
reduced fare on the streetcars. I also played around a bit with the
sepia setting on my camera - this seemed a proper subject for such a

For the NYC CofC in Chucks

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This is Car 631, a 1939 streetcar from the Third Avenue Railway, which
ran from Manhattan to the Bronx. She is one of the prime cars in our
operating fleet and is fully restored to her Third Avenue livery after
she spend time in Austria as part of the Marshall Plan after the second
World War. She ran in Vienna until the mid-60's, when she was put into
storage pending our Museum raising enough money to ship her from there
to Maine - a quite large expense, as I am sure you can imagine! We
finally got our hands on her in 1981 and she was restored in the early
1990s - she is a beautiful car, as the next shots will show.

Miss Boo the Museum Cat

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DH and I volunteer at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport,
Maine. At the Museum there is a bunkhouse where those of us who live a
goodly distance away (we are a good 2 hours away, and there are many who
come from greater distances) stay, and this lovely girl lives there full
time. She appeared at the Museum a few years ago and never left. She
had been spayed at some point before she arrived, and while shy at first
she is now quite a friendly little thing. Those of us that stay there
make sure she is kept in food and water - a few of the locals stop by
and feed and water her through the week. In return she is the resident
rodent control system and lap and bed warmer (She usually shares a bunk
with one particular person - but if he is not there, she'll choose
someone else). Hey - my first catblog!