Monday, February 1, 2016
Memories In Photography
I love pictures, always have. They are a way to go back and remember good times. Back in the day, negatives were used to save and reprint memories. Alas, I've had to buy back a few negatives in my time. What? Just me?
I've got the greatest friends and, aside from good times and continuous jokes, we're all camera and picture junkies. We have a lot of fun together and, as you may have noticed, group pictures are rampant. Most of the pictures usually need the ladies approval, but I figure, how much worse could I look? I do have my favorites, though.
Almost everyone has a cell phone that takes relatively good pictures. True photography equipment is quite a bit more complex and most of the users are true artists. My attention span does not allow me to delve any deeper into photography than I already have.
I have a 35 millimeter camera that takes excellent pictures, but the complexities of the camera only lead to my frustration. I have learned to live with the fact that I am a "point and shoot" photographer and satisfied to leave it at that.
I got my first camera at age 12 after signing up for an advertisement in a comic book to sell large cards that had adages and religious sayings to the public for 35 cents each. I went door to door and sold all of them. My "prize" was the camera. A lot of my current Facebook pictures from the old days and stock car racing were taken using that camera.
The News As I See It: Bernie Sanders said he wants more debates but not on Hillary Clinton's terms. He wants them on his own terms, specifically two hours long with a half-hour break in the middle so he can watch "Wheel of Fortune."
This Date In History: 1790; The Supreme Court of the United States convened for the first time, in New York City. 1862; Julia Ward Howe's poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic" was published in the Atlantic Monthly. 1884; The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary A–Ant, was published.
1946; A press conference announced the first electronic digital computer, ENIAC, was held at the University of Pennsylvania. 1960; Four black college students began a series of sit-ins at a white-only lunch counter in Woolworth’s, Greensboro, N.C.
1968; During the Vietnam War, a Viet Cong officer was executed with a pistol shot to the head by Saigon's police chief and the image captured in a famous news photograph. 1979; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran after 15 years of exile.
2003; The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it tried to reenter the Earth's atmosphere after a sixteen-day mission in space. All seven members of the crew were lost. 2004; Janet Jackson's famous "wardrobe malfunction" occurred at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Picture Of The Day: One of the places that I've always wanted to visit. This is Banff, Alberta, Canada
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) My ex-wife's "Mom Voice" was so loud even the neighbors washed their hands and cleaned their rooms. 2) Someone asked who sang Johnny B Goode and I said Marty McFly because I'm not an idiot and I know how time travel works. 3) No matter how powerless you feel, just think to yourself that one single pubic hair off of your body can shut down an entire restaurant. 4) Why did I post on Facebook at 5:52 am? Because my girlfriend had to get up to pee which apparently requires two lights and a conversation. 5) My name is Jimmy but some of you know me by my street name, "9th Avenue.".....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Aquarius - February 1st: The future will find you in good spirits. In the midst of these good spirits you may meet someone that you are immediately fond of. Due to this, your good spirits will wax and wane over the coming weeks. Dontcha just hate it when your spirits wax and wane?
Birthdays: Edward Coke, jurist 1552,Hattie Wyatt Caraway, U.S. senator 1878,John Ford, film director 1894,Clark Gable, actor 1901,S.J. Perelman, comic writer 1904,Dame Muriel Spark, novelist 1918,Boris Yeltsin, Russian president 1931.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A couple decided to Alaska for a romantic weekend. When they got to the cabin, it was cold, so the wife asked her husband to go chop some wood for the fire place.
He came in after five minutes and told his wife that his hands were cold, so she said, "Put your hands between my thighs to warm them." So he did and went back outside to finish chopping wood.
He came in after another five minutes and said, "Honey my hands are cold again." So she tells him again to put his hands between her thighs to warm them. He did and then he went back out to chop some more wood.
Five minutes passed and he went in again and said, "Honey my hands are cold again." His wife said, "Damn, don't your ears ever get cold?"
A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get it started."
Her boyfriend asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?" The blonde says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a tiger." Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle.
She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box.
He then turns to her and says, "No matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a tiger. Let's have a cup of coffee, then let's put all these Frosted Flakes back into the box."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: In honor of the 44th President of the United States, Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream has introduced a new flavor: Barocky Road. It's a blend of half vanilla, half chocolate and surrounded by nuts and flakes. The vanilla portion of the mix is not openly advertised and usually denied as an ingredient. The nuts and flakes are all very bitter and hard to swallow.
The cost is $92.84 per scoop, so out of a hundred dollar bill you are at least promised some change. When purchased it will be presented to you in a large beautiful cone, but after you pay for it, the ice cream is taken away and given to the person in line behind you at no charge.
A completely inebriated man walked into a bar and, after staring for some time at the only woman seated at the bar, walked over to her and placed his hand on her thigh. She jumped up and slapped him silly.
He immediately apologized and explained, "I'm sorry. I thought you were my wife. You look exactly like her." The woman yelled, "Why you drunken, worthless, insufferable asshole!" The drunk muttered, "You sound like her too!"
That's it for today, my little moon pies. Remember, hurricanes named after women are more deadly, mainly because when they leave, they take half your stuff.
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More on Wednesday.
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