Thursday, September 29, 2011

FUF!!!

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I got my car back on Monday so I can't complain about that. Do you know why? Because I LOVE taking photos. Guess what I've been able to do all week? TAKE PHOTOS!!!! So this week may be a little short on the list. Oh well! Everyone has to have a good week once in a while. I do have a couple I can think of.

Now I know some of you are worried about the button but you really shouldn't be. J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, are perfectly happy if you want to use one of ours or not. It's your choice. We really don't care how you join. We know you have some complaining to do. Why do we know this? Because we always do. Why not share and commiserate together? I say the more the merrier. Come on! Have fun with it! Now let's get to my list.

Fawk You to the economy once again. I CAN'T EVEN GET A CALL BACK!!! COME ON!!! MY BANK ACCOUNT IS ALMOST EXHAUSTED!!!!

Fawk You to the Oktoberfest parade people. IT WAS BOOOOOOOORRRING!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE FLOATS THAT THE KIDS LOVE?!!? WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE MUSIC THAT NORMALLY COMES WITH PARADES?!!? I'M SERIOUS!!!! IT WAS BOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRING!!!!

Fawk You to cancer. YOU NEED TO VACATE ANY LIVING THING ON THIS PLANET!!! NO ONE WANTS YOU, NO ONE NEEDS YOU, AND ALL YOU DO IS HURT. GO AWAY!!!!

******And now for an invitation***************

Yes, it's another hop. A fun, photo meme if you will. It's for those of us who are not pros at it. We really do want you to have fun with this. Each week there is one category chosen and one is the photographer's choice. Next week is Sign(s)and Your Choice. Come on! Give it a shot! You can link up with me and Dazee Dreamer for all you photo fun. Grab the button below and let us see what you see. I dare you to try to keep up with us.

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In the meantime, vent to your heart's content! We WANT to hear it. We NEED to hear it. GIVE IT TO US NOW AND GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST!!!

I dare you! I know you can do it!



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Spy

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I thought that this week I would share a link that might interest some of you. I know if you are not a professional photographer you probably don't have any photo editing software and you most likely do not have the exorbitantly priced Adobe Photoshop. Well I don't either. What I do have is Photoshop Elements 7 and another free one called Photoscape. Both are excellent but the Photoscape is free. It has easy cropping capabilities which can make a great photo stunning. So if you need something that can make a photo black and white or you just want to crop the photo, go here and download the software.

In the meantiime, join me and my buddy Dazee Dreamer for the most fun you can have sharing photos.

Bench



Choice

I shot this one through the screen and everything of my bay window. Picture this.....You're working on some school stuff and it sounds like someone is trying to mess with your mailbox. You stand up, look out the window but your mail person has not been there, you have a squirrel trying to stash a nut in your mailbox. This is where he was by the time I got the camera. We have weird squirrels here. Can you tell?





Next week's categories are "Sign(s)" and once again "Your Choice". Start snapping and join the fun!



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Fun Photo Meme Reminder!

Yes, tomorrow night at 11PM central the linky opens for a fun photo hop that allows those of us who want to share photos can. Each week we have a prompt, this week's being "Bench(s)" and one category is "Your Choice". That means anything photo that you took you particularly like. Mine is usually a landscape of sorts.

We are looking for people who just like to have some fun and share your photos. You don't have to have a fancy camera to join in. There are no alterations you have to make to your photos either. If you want to do that you can, but don't feel like you have to. In other words, we just want to see what you see. What is your vision?

So look me or Dazee Dreamer up tomorrow night and have some fun! Grab the button and link your post. Get ready to enjoy someone else's vision.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Tuesday Train

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

Another one of those weeks. It was busy and not so fun all at once. My car decided to cause me some issues and I have been without it now for about a week. I'm hoping to have it back tomorrow. I'll have to let you know. In the meantime, enjoy the ride!

Now it's time to take a ride on the Train and I'm really happy I'm here. Aren't you glad to join us on the ride? The Survival Mama, and The House on the Corner are the best at what they do. So link up and enjoy the ride.





And if you want more hopping fun, join Stacy Uncorked for another hop with a fun hostess.


Stacy

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oktoberfest 2011 Funny Bits

Every year around the world there are festivals of all kinds. In our area you can find Applefest, Cranfest, and the even-more popular Oktoberfest. We attend the Oktoberfest parade every year. I'll save all the details but suffice it to say, some people camp out all night to get a great spot on boulevard just to catch candy. These are but a few of the photos I took on Saturday before and during the parade.

This is the crowd milling about before it started.


The truck in the background is our "spot". Basically, it's front row seats.


Waaaaaay down the street in the background is the popo car that leads the parade down the street.


Of course, some have to have special shirts each year they attend. Can you tell what group of people settled this area?


Yes, this is a sport.


And this is how it's played.


There weren't as many funny moments this year. Last year, more drunk people gave me fodder with which to work. Last year had more amusing photo ops. So follow this link and you'll see more tomfoolery had by those who drink too much. You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



If you want to join, hop on over to Ramblings and Photos and link up. It is lots of fun!


Low Key

I tried several different subjects with this category.



The Color Wheel: Monochromatic/Analogous Color

I know these are not exactly original, and they may not be right for the category, but I had no idea what to do for it. This is what I came up with.



Circle

You might think this looks a bit familiar. You might be right. While I was shooting the Color Wheel I realized these showed circles. And there you go!


Scarf

I don't have the sheer, whimsical, and flimsy scarf that I'm sure other people have. Mine are practical.


Phone

This is my phone. I cannot live without it.


And for next week's category....click here

Thursday, September 22, 2011

FUF!!!

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This week my car decided to have another issue. I swear that thing will fall right our from under me. Just watch! So guess what will be part of my list? Scroll down, you'll see.

For those of you who are worried about the button, J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, are just fine with using one of ours, or not. It's your choice. We really don't care how you join. We just want people to join and vent. We always have issues that we want to share with everyone else because we know you all have some of the same issues. Why not share and commiserate together? I say the more the merrier. Come on! Have fun with it! Now let's get to my list.

Fawk You to tailgaters. Yes, I know I used this one last week. Well I had to drive my husband's big, nasty, diesel truck for a day and let me tell you about tailgaters. IT'S A STICK SHIFT!!!! ON AN INCLINE I MAY ROLL BACKWARDS!!! STAY AWAY!!!

Fawk You to my car. Or maybe it's just the fact that I can't afford to buy another one. APPARENTLY YOU DIDN'T GET THE MESSAGE!!! I CANNOT BUY ANOTHER ONE SO STOP CAUSING PROBLEMS!!!

Fawk You to cancer. MY PROBLEMS THIS WEEK HAVE JUST MADE ME MORE ANGRY WITH YOU SO GO AWAY AND LEAVE US ALL ALONE!!!

******And now for an invitation***************

Yes, it's another hop. A fun, photo meme if you will. It's for those of us who are not pros at it. We really do want you to have fun with this. Each week there is one category chosen and one is the photographer's choice. Next week is Bench(s)and Your Choice. Come on! Give it a shot! You can link up with me and Dazee Dreamer for all you photo fun. Grab the button below and let us see what you see. I dare you to try to keep up with us.

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In the meantime, vent to your heart's content! We WANT to hear it. We NEED to hear it. GIVE IT TO US NOW AND GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST!!!

I dare you! I know you can do it!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Spy

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Hello everyone! Spread the word! We are having so much fun everyone should join! And because I said so. So pay attention!

I am not a professional photographer and there seems to be many professional photographers that join the hops I've seen so far. While it helps me become a better photographer, I have been told by others that they won't join those hops because of the level of photos they see. I have to admit, they intimidate me too and I'm not easily intimidated. So my goal here is to let those who don't take photos for a living have a chance to share theirs without the fear they will be criticized, or worse, not have anyone pay attention at all. This is their hop.

You can join up with Dazee Dreamer and yours truly to enjoy some photo fun.

The rules are simple. Each week there will be two categories. The best part is that only one will be chosen or suggested. The other one will be of your choice. Any of these can be archived, altered, or taken by a phone. It is entirely your choice.The only thing we ask is that it be taken by you. We just want to have fun here and share photos. I will try to keep the prompts fun and if you have any suggestions for categories, please let us know. We am open to all suggestions for that. Trust me, my brain needs all the help it can get.

Now are you ready? I'm looking forward to seeing the vision you have looking through the lens.

Lamp(s)

My buddy Dazee gave me the idea for this one. She should be proud of herself now!


Choice

This actually came from a set of photos I was doing for another photo hop I participate in. I didn't use this one there but saved it for you. The category was low-key photography.


Now next week's categories are "Bench(s)" and "Your Choice". Come one and join the fun!



Feeling Philisophical

For those of you who know me, you will know that I do have some deep thoughts once in a while. I’m not all about photography or hops. Lately my life has been a bit of a jumble. Too many things are weighing on my mind and I can’t seem to descramble them.

I am in a position that most of the time seems to be bigger than I can make sense of. Nor can I figure out how to get out of it. At this point, it is matter of resources. I have none. I cannot get a job interview, which is going to be the only way I have of changing the situation I find myself in.

The lack of resources has been put in place by someone other than me. I’m just trying to figure out how make resources out of nothing.

Why does one person feel the need to control another? Some say it is self esteem issue. Others say it has to do with a feeling they have a lack of control so they control the one person they are in a position to control. I say it is the feeling that someone has that thinks they are better than the other person. Like that person does not count for anything.

One thing I can tell you is this. I am not worthless. I have not been perfect, or even close, but I have not been worthless.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tuesday Train

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
― Albert Einstein

It's good to be here. Are you all ready? Let's go!

Now it's time to take a ride on the Train and I'm really happy I'm here. Aren't you glad to join us on the ride? The Survival Mama, and The House on the Corner are the best at what they do. So link up and enjoy the ride.





And if you want more hopping fun, join Stacy Uncorked for another hop with a fun hostess.


Stacy

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I Am On Cloud Nine

Oh yes, I am. I know I’m a bit behind on things, but I just found out that one of my favorite actors is going to play one of my all-time favorite characters in the series of books I read.

Yes, Mark Harmon will be playing Lucas Davenport in the USA movie, Certain Prey. This makes me happy. When they chose the cast for the movie Sahara, I was so disappointed. Anyone who reads Clive Cussler knows that was seriously miscast.

But to give you an idea of how much I love John Sandford books, I will tell you how many I have. I have ALL of them. You read correctly. I have all the Prey novels and all the Virgil Flowers novels too.

I started reading them several years ago and I cannot wait for new ones to come out. I’ve been going crazy because there are no new ones coming out any time soon. Okay, so I just read Buried Prey that came out in May. But it is now September! The new Virgil novel doesn’t come out until next month! What am I going to do?

I’m off subject, I know. I am aware. It just goes to show you how seriously I take the characters I read about. And I’m just saying that Mark Harmon will make an outstanding Lucas Davenport. Take my word for it because when it comes to characters, I know what I’m talking about.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



If you want to join, hop on over to Ramblings and Photos and link up. It is lots of fun!

Street Photography

I was completely lost for an idea for this category. So you got the local farmer's market locale.





From a Distance (Paper Heart Camera prompt)

See the bluffs in the distance?


Sunday (Danielle's suggestion)

You get to see things like this when you take a Sunday drive.


Liquid (Danielle's suggestion)

Another category with no idea from me. It is liquid. Can you see how hard our water is?


Behind (Shay's suggestion)

Yes, that's my car.


And next week's categories can be found here...

Friday, September 16, 2011

SOOC Saturday

SOOC Saturday


The other morning was rather cool. It was the first time we had any kind of frost for this fall. When I let Maddy, the Boxer, out I saw the steam coming off the neighbor's garage. I just couldn't resist.

Emails and Attachments

What is wrong with a school that teaches online and they cannot find attachments on emails? I mean, really. I have just about had it with my school this week.

My funding had to be redone as they do every summer. They are getting ready for the fall semester so all of us have to resubmit all our financial documents, specifically our previous year’s taxes. So far this week I have submitted them about six times. Why, you ask?

It appears the school has a problem with their fax and email systems. It seems that even though I have a confirmation fax that states all five pieces that I faxed were received by them, they are missing two of those. Then I tried emailing them the next day. They still said they were missing two pieces of information. Keep in mind that this time it was two different pieces, but I still had to resubmit them.

So I sent out three emails to three different departments and they are still asking me for more stuff that did not come through. WTH??! And I was just interrupted by another call from them for a corrected form that they should have known needed to be done differently, let’s see………ABOUT A WEEK AGO!!! Now all of a sudden it is imperative that I get this done before end of business?

No, she decided I could do it over the weekend because it was so late and she was leaving soon. WOW!!!

None of this would bother me so much except for the fact that every time they request info, there is something they don’t get. This same scenario has happened every single time they have asked me for information over the last few months. And when I say every time, I mean EVERY TIME. You should see my emails from them. Someone finally admitted they have been having issues with it lately and they are looking into it.

Do I completely believe them? We shall see. If it happens again, I won’t. But I’ll give them ONE MORE CHANCE BEFORE I GO BALLISTIC!!! They have been warned.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

FUF!!!

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Right now I'm just trying to maintain. School and the job search. I'm trying to keep my hopes up that something will happen soon. In the meantime, I'm having fun with hops. And don't forget changing my backgrounds on my blog. So let's get started.

For those of you who are worried about the button, J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, are just fine with using one of ours, or not. It's your choice. We really don't care how you join. We just want people to join and vent. We always have issues that we want to share with everyone else because we know you all have some of the same issues. Why not share and commiserate together? I say the more the merrier. Come on! Have fun with it! Now let's get to my list.

Fawk You to tailgaters. YOU WILL BE THE ONE WHO GETS IN TROUBLE IF I HAVE TO SLAM ON MY BRAKES!!! WHERE DID YOU LEARN TO DRIVE?!!?

Fawk You to allergies. I'VE HAD ENOUGH!!! I'M TIRED OF SNEEZING, EYES WATERING, AND NOSE ITCHING!!! GO AWAY!!!


Fawk You to cancer. DO YOU SEE ANY CAPITAL LETTERS???? NO!!!! THERE'S A REASON FOR IT!!! YOU GET NO RESPECT FROM ME!!!

******And now for an invitation***************

Yes, it's another hop. A fun, photo meme if you will. It's for those of us who are not pros at it. We really do want you to have fun with this. Each week there is one category chosen and one is the photographer's choice. Next week is Lamp(s)and Your Choice. Come on! Give it a shot! You can link up with me, Dazee Dreamer, or Names Will Not Be Changed for all you photo fun. Grab the button below and let us see what you see.

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In the meantime, vent to your heart's content!

I dare you! I know you can do it!