Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pumpkins Out

Image by SnaggleTooth Fall 2014

When the pumpkin products run out after this week at work I'll be so relieved. I'm all pumped up to have Turkey Day Off this year, n a crowded dinner to go to nearby.

The Nor'Easter heading in for Weds may snow slush on my parade of errands in long market lines while  getting ready. Hopefully folks stay safe in their travels on the road to get to their gatherings.


Image by SnaggleTooth Fall 2014

I really like these altered pics, n am glad my ISP decided to keep me online long enough to post today. Was here yesterday to answer comments, but access kept cutting off. Guess the Net is very busy too.






Photo by SnaggleTooth Fall 2014

These were on sale the day after Halloween at the market. I didn't get one, but think the group together is pretty interesting. I wonder if you can make pie out of heirloom pumpkins?  Back at the beginning of October I did spend $1 on a 3" Mini-pumpkin. I'll try to post a pic of it soon.

Enjoy the cooking, food, n company! Safe travels, n always be grateful...


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fro-Zone

Image by SnaggleTooth 2014
Are we there yet? Folks of the USA are on a new ride this winter, n the main attraction is staying warm.

The ice gremlins have invaded almost every state, n here on the Cape, we're lucky it just arrived this week. Last week I was raking in a t-shirt. At the store this week I replenished my ear-warmers, gloves, n thermal pants supply.

I am in line with all the relieved folks to have decided not to live near Buffalo NY this year. I have cousins who grew up there, n have lost contact with them over the years. I remember old tales one time of them leaping out the upstairs windows to clear the front door, which was iced up under a huge drift n wouldn't open.

In the old days my Mother had been so good at calling everyone n planning cousin dinners. Now I can't ever get holiday time with extended family. I'm happy just to get anyone at a dinner anytime... But only at weddings n funerals really cuts down visiting.

Bet FB would make catching up easier these days, if only I had Hi-Speed Internet, plus was willing to divulge my real name, n B-date, (Not happening- I'm far too paranoid!).

I've had so little time for the computer the past few weeks, n keep falling asleep at it. I would be posting more, normally. Our town has shut down library hours with a deficit in funds. Also I haven't been visiting other the folks machine because they have different work hours now.  Tomorrow I'm finally going to have a chance,

Image by SnaggleTooth 2014

This pic is from the boat ramp beach last winter sometime.  Seems to fit the weather.  Luckily we're not shoveling yet- 
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OMG- Look what I Keyed yesterday: 

Image by SnaggleYooth  

 - There, I feel younger now!
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Back to keeping warm... n trying not to pass out before I post- 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flag Waving

Image by SnaggleTooth 2014Time to salute the USA soldiers again for Veterans's Day.

I always manage a Flag pic to save for the occasion, this one from July. I had a tough time finding it tho. Since changing computers Alot gets lost in the shuffle of what is on a stick n under a new folder somewhere.

My brain is still over-tired from missing three days of sleep last week, which I'm still catching up with. After work lately I've been eating dinner quickly n going to sleep before I get on-line for a change.

I'm hoping the Arctic Freeze heading in doesn't slow me down even more for a long period of time, because deck plant pick-up n leaf raking is still waiting on my ambition. I should be happy just to get to the store n get the laundry done, but There is still too much on the 2Do List.

Image by SnaggleTooth 2014I don't even know how folks get out of work for the proper ceremonies n parades for this holiday. Everyone I know still have to work, including me. At least I got up early enough to do this - I fell asleep on it earlier. Finally got around to altering it.


Image by SnaggleTooth 2014

I like this one. Better get back to readying for work...


Saturday, November 01, 2014

Strange Sign



Good sign for Halloween...

When I was Googling "Zombie" I found this pic with an obviously altered message of a traffic  road-work sign on the image. Apparently, zombies are big business these days according to all the internet coverage they get.

I have worked with several folks who love watching Zombie films, n think they could make a good one too.

There was actually a job ad for zombies to play part in a "5k Zombie Run" obstacle course on the Cape a few weeks back. Folks actually pay to participate to run thru hordes of Zombies! N the Zombies get paid... Not my idea of fun. But there are many who dig Zombies,  n acting the part- to the point of obsession!

I used to always watch scary films for the Halloween holiday.There were all the Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, n then the Halloween series of films. My Dad used to take me to the old Vincent Price "Dr Phibes" films when I was a kid.
Then I used to watch the Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits tv shows. Also I read almost the entire Stephen King collection, plus saw most of the book-based films, like "The Shining". n "Christine."
But probably the most memorable film I've seen in the Horror genre would be the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" re-make with Donald Sutherland in it. Then there was the "Tremor" series. Two makes of "Dune" with worms also. I saw "The Omen" ones too.

This year I don't have any good ones here lined up. I'll be working extra hard for the holiday again, n on the day/night, so won't have much fun. The closest film I have on that theme now would be MIB II on dvd.

I found these lovely spider specimens loaded in my PaintShop Pro program's picture tubes, n quickly made this creepy-crawler arrangement.

Can't believe I didn't get back online to post this earlier in the week. Had it in Drafts a week ago. Unfortunately. stuff came up n I didn't get to any other Halloween creativity fun this year. An Inspection for insurance, n a 6-day work-week, right after being sick a few days- can really eat-up all my time, n de-rail the fun... but I ate a Kit-Kat bar anyways!
Hope you all had a good time. (I'm still picturing cars running away from Zombies.)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Captive Audience

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2014
The past few weeks for two days per week I've been listening to a radio with ear-buds at work. I had a $10 coupon for Radio Shack located nearby so got a small, digital very inexpensively. It's been about a decade since I've heard public radio on a regular basis.

There were portable, "Boom Box" radios blasting when I took the current job. Funny how I used to resent listening to other folks preferred choices before I recently started to miss having any music in my day.

At work there's been no music allowed for several years now. when a certain manager is in charge, so on his Days Off for the longest time I'd been watching everyone else with music sets without joining in. I think the monotonous stuff I do is about 20 times easier with tunes to move with. 

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I've made a few observations. There is only one station  that comes in at my workstation. 102 FM. "Classic hits all the Time." Almost all the same tunes used from the oldies were the same ones I heard on WROR growing up as current hits. 

Elton John seems to have cornered a market in Radio-Land. I wonder if he signed away his royalty rights to "Tiny Dancer," because it plays everyday, several times. I'm also getting pretty tired of hearing the Eagles constantly. I seem to have purchased cassettes or CDs of most of these hits in my distant past too. 

Some one I know working at a Cape Hospital said 102 FM is the only station they get to hear at work there. So I'm not the only captive audience. 

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2014
Altho I dislike not having music to work with most of my week, at least I don't get utterly sick of it, as I tend too when you're stuck with easy-listening piped in stuff. I recall one very long elevator ride in Boston awhile back to the 32 nd floor, stuck with orchestrated Beatles- without vocals! For me, that's the worst thing ever...

Are you captive to radio music sometimes, or do you get to choose with an ipod / mp3 player?

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(Too much lightening to go online at all last night, had alot of NorEaster rain here, n flooded roads today. TG it was my Day Off, without pressing errands.)