ORANGE–Between Red & Yellow-Comments About ġeolurēad welcomed!

Wikipedia tells us that “orange takes its name from the orange fruit. On the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters, it is located between red & yellow…Before this word was introduced to the English-speaking world, the colour was referred to as ġeolurēad (yellow-red).” That last part I liked a lot. It would be nice to go around saying, “Hey that’s a nice ġeolurēad hoodie, you got there!” Will just leave it to the imagination where that conversation might lead one. At the very least, you can rhyme other words with it. So if English-speaking people had been like French-speaking people, we might be eating a ġeolurēad, instead of an orange. The Jello company would have fits over this. Imagine trying to do nice graphics with ġeolurēad, when you’ve gotten by with fewer letters for generations. But English does not abide by too many laws in terms of how it’s spelled or used.

Here is the fruit,ġeolurēad,on the kitchen chair @ my father’s house in Kansas. I head that the companies that control oranges dye them to look like something more between Red & Yellow than they are in their natural state. Is this true? Go ahead & comment!

Here is the fruit,ġeolurēad,on the kitchen chair @ my father’s house in Kansas. I head that the companies that control oranges dye them to look like something more between Red & Yellow than they are in their natural state. Is this true? Go ahead & comment!

Here is plaster of Paris, made to look like a freshly picked ġeolurēad. It hangs on the wall near the kitchen, where the real one posed (they have unique personalities) for the photograph.

Here is plaster of Paris, made to look like a freshly picked ġeolurēad. It hangs on the wall near the kitchen, where the real one posed (they have unique personalities) for the photograph.

This is an exterior wall of a closed Mexican restaurant in Galena, Kansas.  The total orange saturation here would not work with the original English word.  It's a good thing that the Normans rescued us from our linguistic problems.

This is an exterior wall of a closed Mexican restaurant in Galena, Kansas. The total orange saturation here would not work with the original English word. It’s a good thing that the Normans rescued us from our linguistic problems.

Here’s the word without the fruit. These are stickers I found someplace & lo & behold, they became part of an orange rant.

Here’s the word without the fruit. These are stickers I found someplace & lo & behold, they became part of an orange rant.

AND IF YOU REALLY WANT TO CHANNEL ORANGE…Frank Ocean will take you there.

Spot on orange, I dare say!

Spot on orange, I dare say!

My little Fellow for Día de Muertos, ġeolurēad, rests, a quiet sentinel, in my bathroom.

My little Fellow for Día de Muertos, ġeolurēad, rests, a quiet sentinel, in my bathroom.

In San Francisco, the escalator, ġeolurēad, will take you up, down–during the rare times it is not “Out of Order.” If you find one that works, please make a You Tube, so that we can remember what it was like.

In San Francisco, the escalator, ġeolurēad, will take you up, down–during the rare times it is not “Out of Order.” If you find one that works, please make a You Tube, so that we can remember what it was like.

Thought this was right up there with Kansas! It's in San Francisco, as proudly orange as you can be-Great Tan, 329 Noe Street.  Saw this from the window of my home for physical fitness (Old English=gym).

Thought this was right up there with Kansas! It’s in San Francisco, as proudly orange as you can be-Great Tan, 329 Noe Street. Saw this from the window of my home for physical fitness (Old English=gym).

Orange sans la couleur est une sorte de combinaison de damnation et de la tentation - comme regarder Catherine Deneuve, sachant que c'est dans la mesure où il ira ...

Orange sans la couleur est une sorte de combinaison de damnation et de la tentation – comme regarder Catherine Deneuve, sachant que c’est dans la mesure où il ira …

The Little Time Keeper

The Little Time Keeper watches the clock, making sure no one arrives five minutes late or departs five minutes early.

Things will surely go to pot if you on at work right on the dot.

Things will surely go to pot if you aren’t at work right on the dot.

38 Isn’t Such A Bad Age!

Especially if you have an active inclination for fiction & root for Royalty. 5th Republic? Sounds like serial monogamy! Let us make up their minds for them, as long as we can keep our head, above or below water!

That 5th Republic, it must go.  We are ready to return.  To the bakeries, to the bakeries!

That 5th Republic, it must go. We are ready to return. To the bakeries, to the bakeries!

FENCE WITH CAUTION

Not too far from here, a new outdoor Toilet facility is in the final stages of construction. It should be named The Princess Melita Bonaparte Memorial Toilet. She’s had to put up with so much of what goes into those places!

Here is the fecal fence for free finally!

All caution is off when the Grand Opening Ribbon cutting ceremonial is on. Down the street, the Memorial Shrine is nearly ready!

All caution is off when the Grand Opening Ribbon cutting ceremonial is on. Down the street, the Memorial Shrine is nearly ready!

BACK TO THE PICTURE-Art & Framing-SOMA-83 10th Street

4th of July–& one of my cousins was about to turn 80. I wanted to find something to send, small, nice, something with meaning for her. One of her grandsons is in the United States Air Force. When I saw how beautifully framed & matted the American Flag was in their 4th of July window display, I was almost certain that it would either (1) be much too expensive to consider or (2) be a store fixture, not for sale.

Sometimes it is nice to be wrong, double wrong–and in this case two wrongs made a right!

Customer entrance to BACK TO THE PICTURE/SOMA-83  10th Street-San Francisco.

Customer entrance to BACK TO THE PICTURE/SOMA-83 10th Street-San Francisco.

Matting made for a "Grand Old Flag" & a perfect gift for a beloved cousin.  The matting is exquisite, but does not overwhelm the object it enhances.  A perfect balance.

Matting made this “Grand Old Flag” & a perfect gift for a beloved cousin. The matting is exquisite, but does not overwhelm the object it enhances.

Here is all the contact information you will need.

Here is all the contact information you will
need.

The creative hand off, from artist to customer, to framer--it's a cycle that works very well @ Back To The Picture.

The creative hand off, from artist to customer, to framer–it’s a cycle that works very well @ Back To The Picture.

There are a lot of choices to make when it comes to picture frames & matting. It’s a process–based on skill, intuition, taste, preferences, and cost.

The frame display is engaging on it's own merits.  With the choices offered, your picture will be well matched.

The frame display is almost a work of art on its own. With the choices offered, your picture will be well matched.

And if your needs are more “off the rack” this, too, can be accommodated for standard sized items you wish to display.

Certificates, diplomas, standard sized photographs can be beautifully appointed with the right frame.

Certificates, diplomas, standard sized photographs can all be beautifully appointed with the right frame.

The comfort of the store, not too big, not too small, combined with a very convenient location & the importance of good customer service are all part of the picture.

WHAT IF WILD ANIMALS ATE FAST FOOD?

No need to add a single syllable to this one….

Bistro Burger-Nice Lunch When Attending San Francisco State University

Saturday. Day-long class in Social Media @ San Francisco State University, fast forward to lunch hour, not too hungry, but needed something good. Without the fries (American or French) I enjoyed a nice burger, well done, but not dry or tough, with generous amounts of pickle, tomato, and onion. I added my combination of mustard, mayonnaise, and catsup. It was the right amount of food for a day-long class. Avoiding a FULL meal I have learned, helps prevent that drowsiness that can interfere with an earnest attempt of acquiring new skills, or new ways to apply skills one may already have. Eat lightly & enjoy the class. Thanks to Bistro Burger, that’s exactly what I was able to do.

It is located towards the South wall of the food court.

It is located towards the South wall of the food court.

More enjoyable & much less filling without American or French fries.  And never 'hold the mayo."  I think I share some traits with the late Julia Child.  Food is to be enjoyed!

More enjoyable & much less filling without American or French fries. And never “hold the mayo.” I think I share some traits with the late Julia Child. Food is to be enjoyed!

http://www.westfield.com/us/retailers/bistro-burger/sanfrancisco