Saturday, July 21, 2018

VW Beetle #51

Roaming around the city on foot, I came upon this VW Beetle at the corner of Predices and Luke Wright Street, catty-corner from New Jupiter Enterprises (which can be seen in the background of one of these photos.

At first, I thought this might be a convertible model, but after looking at photos of the VW Beetle convertible online, I've decided that this one isn't. I just can't explain those bars going across the top. Perhaps it's some sort of dune-buggy modification.

I don't believe this Beetle has been driven in quite awhile, so of course, it isn't among my previously photographed Beetles. Therefore, I'm calling this one number 51.

Due to the lighting, in some of these photos the Beetle appears to be an almost cream color. The actual color has a greenish tint, which is more apparent in photo #5.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Beetle #50

For the second day in a row, I've come upon a VW Beetle parked along the road while bringing my son home from school. This time, I was taking an alternate route in hopes of avoiding traffic.

As always, I checked my collection of Beetle photos to see if I had photographed this one before. It appears I haven't, so this one will be labeled #50.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

An Olive Colored VW.

Headed home from fetching my son at school, and driving along Rovira Dr., I spotted this olive colored VW Beetle parked in front of Ms Ann's Foodtown. No explanation as to why it was parked there or why the rear was open.

Looking over my photos of VWs, I could not find one painted this color. So, I'm naming this one #49.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

An Odd Glitch with Silas Marner

In my previous post, I mentioned that I was currently reading Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot and upon finishing that novel, I would go on to Eliot's Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe. I had already downloaded Silas Marner from Project Gutenberg and thought I'd go ahead and send it to my Kindle.

Because of an earlier glitch with a USB cord, I now email mobi files to my Kindle via my Gmail account. For reasons I can't explain, the size of the Silas Marner mobi file was given as 0 bytes and consequently, Gmail would not attach the file. I've a new USB cord, so I attempted to transfer the file directly to my Kindle. Again, for some unknown reason, the file would not transfer.

I went back to Project Gutenberg to download another copy of the ebook. The website lists the file size for Silas Marner as 689 kB. I have no idea why my earlier copy was giving the size as 0 bytes.

This file was downloaded to my PC and subsequently emailed to my Kindle.

Oh well, All's well that ends well.


After an extraordinarily long and difficult struggle, I was finally able to finish reading H.G. Wells' extraordinarily horrible novel, The Shape of Things to Come. I began reading the novel following the recommendation of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, and I soon began to regret having followed the Archbishop's suggestion.

As is often the case with particularly bad novels, I was only able to get through this one by beginning another novel and going back to the boring one by bits. The novel that allowed me to finish reading Wells' piece of drivel was George Eliot's  Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life. I still have quite a lot left to read in this novel. I've already downloaded several books to read this year - Eliot's Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe being one of them. I will probably go onto it upon finishing Middlemarch.