Friday, May 29, 2009


Hallway floor, Old Post Office Pavilion, Washington, DC


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Leg Hair Grooming

My adopted god-daughter (don't ask) Gabby combed my leg hair during my visit to Cleveland this weekend. It actually was rather soothing.

It's POP

It's SODA. Take yer pick. I apologize for the astounding quality of this photo: I used my digital SLR.


In Lakewood, Ohio, this is how attic-demolition debris is disposed of.

Real Grass Stains

I played football with my 10-year-old son this weekend. I have no athletic prowess. He's the sports pro in the family. I was so proud that I got a wee bit o' grass on my shorts.

All Mommy Wanted Was A Back Rub

Submitted by our beloved correspondent in Hawaii, Jay Sokolowski!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Church: NOW ONLY 1 HOUR!

NEW! Only 1 hour of God! I'm sure the pews'll be filled to capacity.

Gentle Solutions

Earrings by Gentle Solutions. I don't wear earrings, but I'm guessing this brand's selling point is that it's better than those earrings that you need to thrust through your unpierced ear. Am I right?

Shopping Mall Law

Law office, Beltway Plaza shopping center, Greenbelt, MD

Mmm...Cotton Candy

Beltway Plaza shopping center, Greenbelt, MD, 2009 [sic]


Not pancake, not French toast, not waffle, not dinner, not lunch. BREAKFAST syrup.

PB & J

I am a big fan of some things: funk, baroque violin, a few movies, social justice. But some people are so devoted to the things that really matter in life that they need to get a vanity tag, like this person...for peanut butter and jelly.
Submitted by our correspondent in Aiea, Hawai'i, Jay Sokolowski (full disclosure: brother-in-law).

Face, Not Butt

Hotel soap: "face."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Geek Humor

I work at the National Endowment for the Humanities. We're geeks. I love this place.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

For Those Of You Who Didn't Believe I Got A Flame-Thrower

I was too wrapped up in playing to learn most of the stuff my Dad tried to teach me, but I did learn one thing from him: when you have a tent-caterpillar-infested tree, torch the bastards. I love Dad.

Cholesterol & Placenta!

This installment marks only the second time in the history of Steve's Camera-As-Blog that we have a guest contributor! Thanks to Dyxie for this hot duo: Queen Helene Cholesterol Hot Oil and Henna 'n' Placenta.

Horticulturists Should Rethink This Flower's Name

Rhododendron "Sambo"

Naturally Refreshing


Strawberry Is Now A Verb!

"Joe, what's up with these M&M's?"
"I dunno. Wait. It's coming to me. THEY'VE BEEN STRAWBERRIED!"

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hizzoner, Marion Barry

"Thanks, but no thanks I don't need the money I won the case again. They tried to SET ME UP!! Yours Truly, Mayor Barry, Marion Barry"
Paper note taped to an empty bottled-water jug, Old Post Office, Washington, DC

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Do You Challenge Me To Drink This 2-Liter [Part II]?

It's 3:57. It's gone [see previous post from today].


My favorite bookstore closed: Vertigo Books in College Park. I spied this sign on the door.

Do Not Touch!

It's a wall and a stairway, but, okay.

45 Degrees of Reclination

This is being put out to pasture at my agency. With its 45-degree angle of reclination, I can see why.

Do You Challenge Me To Drink This 2-Liter?

Ask those who know me: you will lose the bet. This was the bottle at 9:30. At 8:00 AM, it was full. I promise an update by 4:30.

God Is Italian

Come on, I challenge you: find a non-chain pizza box and look for this guy. He's ubiquitous. Thus, he must be God. And somebody's trying to put crosshairs on Him. Probably the Christian right.

34-Story Structure Of...Plastic

I count 34 cups here. These drinking vessels reside in a cupboard, but I brought them out to share their sheer mass, or, er, voluminousness. I just noticed that my paper-towel roll is empty. It's funny how I need my own cell-phone-camera blog to figure that out. NOTE: At the top is the cup of the three-time Super Bowl champions, the Washington Redskins. Thank you.*
*Paid for by Dan Snyder, used under license of the National Football League and the Washington Redskins

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dead Frog Soap

You've been to those natural history museums where the formaldehyde-preserved specimens have cotton balls where their eyes should be, right? This soap did NOT come from a museum.

The Cooler

It is important to stay hydrated. I use a cooler at work to chill my favorite beverages to make them more enjoyable. I'm known as the Ice Man. In fact, when I go to the ice machine, I hear, "The ice man cometh."*
*With apologies to Eugene O'Neill

Brush Cleaning

Gentlemen, this is what happens when ladies clean their brushes. I could make a toupee out of this.

Obama Declares Civil Servant Snodgrass "Ideal"

As a federal worker, I took the challenge of my boss (that would be the President) to heart and found that my Body Mass Index is "ideal." Okay, so my headline paraphrased a bit.