Pearl: (ring ring) Hello?
LV: Knock knock.
LV: Hi Pearl.
Pearl: It's so good to hear your voice!
LV: Thanks. Knock knock.
Pearl: Oh alright. Who's there?
Pearl: Why, Mark Who?
LV: Mark Four.
Pearl: Oh! Mark IV. I get it.
LV: Oh come on, Pearl! It's funny.
LV: Kind of? Funny?
Pearl: Not really, LV. Are you sure you didn't lose your sense of humor in that fire?
LV: Not funny.
Pearl: Sorry. How are you LV?!? I've missed you.
LV: I miss you too, Pearl. I'm good. You know. Ups and downs.
Pearl: Well I've been watching you, and you look great!
LV: About the knock knock . . . Sorry about that. Slow day at the office.
Pearl: It's okay, LV. We all have our ups and downs.
Pearl: You're welcome.
It’s something daring, the Continental, a way of dancing that’s...– Lyric from the song “The Continental,” written by Con Conrad and Herbert Magidson in 1934 and later recorded by my old friend Frank Sinatra. The song won the very first Academy Award for Best Original Song. And it’s about me! Oh sure, it’s possible that these guys were...
Speaking of Frank Sinatra and cars, Frank and his pals were quite the car lovers. He mostly palled around with a cousin of mine, a Thunderbird, but one of my older sisters, a Continental Mark II, was also an important part of his life. She always said he was such a gentleman. He never jumped over the doors. In fact, Frank has been credited with the invention or at least the widespread...
Car Buyers Want, and Will Pay For, Improved Fuel... →
I knew it. I knew that someday I’d have a chance to quote those old L’Oreal commercials. Ready? Here goes. Because I’m worth it. x LV
My younger sister, when she was born. x LV
Snapshots of me and my friends at home, on the ranch, on Neil’s new website! I’m so happy they took a picture of that store while I was parked out front. x LV
From My Family Photos
From my family photo album Continental … a special way of enjoyment! Wait. What? x LV
Baby I Was Born This Way
So guess what Blog? Lady Gaga is reading my blog! Yes, that’s right. Lady GaGa. Did you see her on Saturday Night Live last night? Here’s a report: Revisiting and revising her Grammy Awards performance of the title cut from Born This Way, first she emerges from an egg, and with the help of some of her dancers she executes a mid-song wardrobe modification in which she somehow...
N. checking to see that my iPhone works. N. listening to my heart - The best friend a car ever had! Shower the cars you love with love. James Taylor said that. (Something like that.) x LV
You don’t become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting...– Madame Curie, as imagined by Randall Monroe, in one of his xkcd comics (my favorite comic strip). x LV
Marie Curie c 1931 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) In 1911 the Nobel Committee (all male) tried to get Madame Curie NOT to come and collect her second Nobel Prize. The first one she shared with her husband. Her second, for her work with radium and polonium, she won alone. Her husband Pierre had died … Said biochemist Olof Hammarsten: “I don’t know who could have her at their...
I Believe In You. Sometimes my mind turns my memories into a musical. x LV
We are proud and excited to have been chosen as part of this revolutionary...– Patrick Kennedy, President of Contract CAD Services, talking about … Me! Patrick and the folks at Contract CAD Services are new friends of mine (I like to think of them as my personal portrait artists). See: Contract CAD Services Selected To Provide CAD Drawings and 3D Renderings of...
The Flash of A Distant Camera
“Graphic art was powerless before a face that moved through a thousand delicate gradations of line and contour, light and shade, sparkle of the eye and curve of the lip, in the long gamut of expression from grave to gay, and back again from the rollicking jollity of laughter to that serious, far-away look that with prophetic intuitions beheld the awful panorama of war, and heard the cry...
Scientists’ Report Stresses Urgency of Limiting... →
The nation’s scientific establishment issued a stark warning to the American public on Thursday: Not only is global warming real, but … the risks to future generations from further inaction are profound. Already, the report noted, sea level is rising in many American towns and the average United States air temperature has increased by two degrees in the last 50 years. “The risks associated...
How the delivery of one little letter might change the world. x LV
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.– John Lennon (1940 -1980)
The Kingfisher came to me on a dark, dark night. I was feeling glum about not being out there on the road with Neil - you know how I miss him when he is out on the road doing his other job, Blog - and had just turned off my brain for the night and gone to sleep. But my sleep, it was deep. As the night wore on I fell deeper and deeper into a sleep I did not recognize. It was a frightening,...
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Long hadst thou lain like a queen transformed by some old enchantment Into an...– Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933), in his poem “Mother Earth.” Happy Mother’s Day to my friend Mother Earth. We have not forsaken you, Mother Earth. I am coming. x LV
Hey hey, my my, Detroit City will never die.– Neil Young (my bff), changing a lyric to his iconic song at Detroit’s Fox Theatre last night! I had a lot of car friends listening at the door. They were thrilled! Me too. x LV