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A New (for me) Fur-Baby!

Posted by Les Becker on April 16, 2016 in Fur-Babies |

Meet Ringo! He’s a 7-year-old American Bulldog hailing from Georgia and most recently Florida. I get to be Foster Mom to the little dude – he belongs to a very dear friend’s son, and he fits right in with our weird little pack of all-sorts.

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Say “Apple”.

Posted by Les Becker on March 31, 2009 in Blog-Family, Michigan, Real Life, U.S.A., Vicarious Tourism, Zenishness... |

Axe Murderers Don’t Wear PlaidTaken March 21, 2009 with Canon PowerShot A550 I know this post is so late that it’s near unforgivable. Here I am at last, though, having killed Photoshop and reanimated it so that I can use it again. Our Detroit trip shrunk a little… thankfully. My sad attempt at “pre-planning” failed […]

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Guess What I Found on the “Dance Floor”…?

Posted by Les Becker on November 7, 2008 in Little Bits of Stupid, Radio Les |

Right, so I worked a night shift today (or last night), and have not yet slept, although I’m working through the night again tomorrow (or today [or tonight]). You’ll have to excuse me; my brains have had a stir. See above. It’s a lonely vigil, the night shift. There’s nobody else to dance with, for […]

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The Chamber Pot

Posted by Les Becker on September 29, 2008 in It Helps If the Whole Family Is Crazy, Oh Mother...! |

The 1998 Version of My Aunt Blanche… No, really, let’s compare, shall we? If only to piss off my daughter – who tells me she’ll kill me if I post this, but then laughs out loud when she looks at this photo of herself, so I think I’m all good… Tell me that’s not eerie… […]

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When Does the Fat Lady Sing?!

Posted by Les Becker on August 29, 2008 in Little Bits of Stupid, Real Life |

clipped from realestate.sympatico.msn.ca DO draw up a floor plan for the new space before determining any furniture choices. Your favourite sofa may look like it fits in your new home — make sure it does! As well as assessing your furniture for room arrangements, measure large, wide pieces like sofas to see if they’ll fit […]

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If a Car Hits a Tree in the Forest…

Posted by Les Becker on August 13, 2008 in Little Bits of Stupid, Photography |

Of course, my Dad found out. He always found out everything I was up to, and he always gave me a chance to own up to it, relating the dirty deed to me in a manner designed to make me believe he really didn’t know who had done it. You know, in case I wanted […]

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Bleed…

Posted by Les Becker on June 9, 2008 in Real Life |

I’m feeling a little raw, lately. There are a lot of changes being thrust upon me, and, as you all well know, I don’t deal with change ummm… much. I’m not having any luck becoming accustomed to the schedule at the new J.O.B., which kind of throws everything else out of whack as far as […]

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You Want Fries with that Burger…?

Posted by Les Becker on February 20, 2008 in Little Bits of Stupid |

Ain’t I Angelic… “looking”? Ah, yes, appearances can be deceiving, though, can’t they? The dog knows differently, you can tell by the look on her face. This picture was taken by my father in 1971. I would have been around 5 at the time. The dog (her name was Goldie), was 4, and I think […]

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Wanted: Used Tuba, Suitable for Cat

Posted by Les Becker on February 14, 2008 in Little Bits of Stupid, Radio Les |

RadioLes!! Wanted: Used Tuba, Suitable for Cat – © Les Becker, 2008 Click it! Click it! My site was reviewed today. The phrase “Cat in a tuba” was the the best thing about it. You can read the review HERE, if you like, along with my comment about it. Needless to say, the “review” was […]

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Mish-Mash

Posted by Les Becker on January 5, 2008 in Oh Mother...!, Photography, The Landlady |

The Little Red Shoes sit in my mother’s Etagiere, if I spelled that correctly. Elle? Wanna let me know, Betch?! My mom calls it a “What-Not”. I think it’s because it’s to display all your knick-knacks and what-not in. Anyway, that’s where the Little Red Shoes are, when they’re not in the bathtub, with me […]

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Great Aunt Emma

Posted by Les Becker on October 22, 2007 in Oh Mother...! |

I must apologize to the memory of my Great Aunt Emma, for this horrible photo of her painting. It’s a water-colour, framed behind glass, hanging in an awkward niche in my parents’ small space. To get the shot at all, I had to jam myself between the fake gas fireplace and the stereo stand, straddling […]

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Jimmy Prentice & the Radio

Posted by Les Becker on October 15, 2007 in Oh Mother...! |

Philco Radio, 1941 Jimmy Prentice was somewhat of a local oddball, to hear my parents talk. I don’t know if he actually had a home, or not. My mother talks about how sometimes, just before dinner was set to be “lifted”, Gramma would be looking out the kitchen window, and say, “Better put another plate […]

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