Saturday, October 31, 2009


BOO !, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Happy Halloween !

This little hot cup comes from the 7 Eleven Store. They have been
running a promotion as Target did last year. The only problem for
some reason both stores just call him Domo instead of his true name
Domo Kun. I guess saying his whole name is too hard for Americans ?

I think he is/was the mascot for NHK Television. I heard his name came
about by an announcer saying Domo Konnichiwa, a greeting ( well hello
there ) or Hello Domo a fun pun Domo Kun. The station ran short
announcements with him, and a Star was born.

He is so cute and I am a big fan !

scary. . . parsnip
music. . . Monster Mash. . . The Mistfits

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Miso soup

Miso soup, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

I spent a week in Laguna Beach, California. It was time to see . . .

Financial advisers , Thank goodness there are people in the world who
love numbers and I have wonderful advisers.

Friends, Oh my goodness I miss my Laguna friends. Thank you Debbie
for the week I spent at your lovely home, sleeping with the windows
open and the sounds of the Ocean, such a treat.

Laguna Beach, I miss the Ocean and the Pelicans. When I lived in my
home by the beach my favorite thing to do was watch the Pelicans fly
by always in formation, riding the thermals .

Going to Miitsuwa, Japanese market, and stocking up on supplies to
take home, and have lunch at the food court.
The above picture of Miso Soup with Special Pork is from one of the
restaurants. There is always so may choices but this is the one for
me. The Pork is so tender it almost melts into the Miso soup you get
to add the pickled plums, seaweed, green onions, bamboo shoots and
fish cake. It is so wonderful.

On the way home to Tucson I was driving through the huge windstorm
that came right before the cold front that hit all of us in the West.
The windstorm was so bad around Picacho Peak, Arizona that the dust
blew across the road in waves, you could barely see the white lines on
the road and the car lights in front of you. It was very scary for
several miles and I was so happy to get through it in one piece.

Now I am home and the really cold weather will only last for a few
days and by the weekend it will be back to normal. Yahoo !

freezing . . . parsnip
music. . . Ride Like The Wind, Christopher Cross. Cafe Carlyle Sessions

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Fall, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Saturday Evening, Tucson, Arizona

Sometimes it is just wonderful to be alive.

happy. . . . parsnip
music. . . . Breathe, Alexi Murdoch

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I am a kid again !

I am a kid again !, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Look what I found. . . Cactus Cooler ! I remember drinking this when
I was growing up in Tucson, Arizona. Good Times, Good Times !

Yea Hawwwwww ! I am a kid again. . . .

baby . . . parsnip
music. . .Kids In America. . . The Donnas

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October sunset

October sunset, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Todays sunset. Fall in Tucson really Fabulous !

cheers. . . parsnip
music. . . Under The Milky Way. . . The Church

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Last of summer

Last of summer, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Last of summer pool photo !

It is Indian Summer !
Fall in Tucson is just wonderful. Crisp cool mornings, warm
afternoons, cool breezes, lovely evenings to sit outside to enjoy the
sunsets. Wonderful !

The one thing I don't enjoy about Fall is the end of October I have to
turn off the pool heater. . . Boooooooooooooo !
I am looking into solar heating for the pool but until then it is
goodbye to pool for a few months.

lazy . . . parsnip
music. . . Nice Day. . . Persephone's Bees

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

台風の夜明け Typhoon dawn

台風の夜明け Typhoon dawn, originally uploaded by kamoda.

My son who lives in Nishonomiya Japan, near Osaka, was blogging, e-mailing and talking to me as the typhoon hit Japan. If you want to see more photos please check his blog to the right.

Where he lives they had lots of rain and downed trees all over the roads but all is well and his school started class in the afternoon. The Typhoon veered off and thank goodness missed his town.

This picture was uploaded by " kamoda" . . .Thank You for allowing me to share this amazing picture.

amazed. . . parsnip
music. . . Rainy Day. . Tatsuro Yamashita

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fall Sunset

Fall Sunset, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

An early morning rain left Tucson with a lovely crisp fall day and a
fabulous sunset.

This is why I love living in Tucson, everyday something wonderful to see.

happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Open Your Eyes. . . Snow Patrol

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tsubosaka Temple

Tsubosake Temple, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Another view of Tsubosaka Temple grounds. Everywhere you looked there
was something wonderful to see.

contemplative. . . parsnip
music. . . ost, Princess Mononoke