Thursday, October 16, 2014

Indian Summah

Image By SnaggleTooth Oct 2014

A stellar day....
Windows open, out to errands in a t-shirt, humid n even hot! Balmy breezes under a partly sunny sky. Maybe the calender needs to be adjusted with all these seasons beginning n running late.

Too bad for the head-ache n body aches. I just wish I could've gotten up 6 hours earlier to enjoy all this warmth longer. 

Photo By SnaggleTooth Oct 2014

Yes, the leaves are still turning n falling off in crispy litter, but my deck garden is still alive with some late blooms. When I was out watering plants with a flashlight last night, I spied a little Bumble bee snoozing on the Cosmo.


Image By SnaggleTooth Oct 2014

 The cluttered storm drain took some time to clear with the rake n shovel in preparation for the expected drenching rains for Thursday. At least I have the option of not having to go out in it.

Photo By SnaggleTooth Oct 2014

I'm grateful for the reprieve before it's back to shut windows n paying n arm n leg for heat.

(This sight is directly across the road from the deck)


Thursday, October 09, 2014

Total

Image by SnaggleTooth Fall 2014


Total aggravation

Total eclipse of the Blood Moon

Totally blocked by clouds

Totally rained out.

Total waste of time

Total waste of knowledge

Totally'wanted to see it

Totally psyched then bummed



Did you get to see the lunar eclipse? I totally couldn't. It seems I've been cloud blocked by everything celestial that I was awake to observe this year. But I shouldn't complain because I did see  two shooting stars on separate occasions that weren't part of the scheduled meteor showers I missed due to cloud cover...

On another tack, ("Annabelle Lee," sailors get it), I ran into someone I know still doing newspaper crosswords. Some folks just really like those, but I don't think I've ever filled one all the way in. I always miss a clue or three, n always write in at least one wrong answer, because I always guess.

The person surprised me because they googled for an answer on their smart phone! Apparently, new phones have changed cross-wording problems...

Photo by SnaggleTooth Fall 2013
What I used to have the most fun doing were the "Mad Libs" found in the old drug store news racks. They never failed to amuse me.

This stuff is all online somewhere now too...

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Octo

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2014



Getting some substantial rain here in drought country finally. A good excuse not to mow the lawn, n not to go walking without good reason. Plenty to do inside, but motivation to begin is tougher in the dim conditions.

News said the Electric company will be increasing rates by almost % 40 beginning today. How does that stuff get approved by the state regulators without taking lack of resident income increases into the equation?

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2014
 

At this rate I may never plug in my 200 watt Amp for the Elec Violin, or, Mandolin, or Guitar. Certainly I'll hesitate before turning things on. I'm about to take everything out of the surge protector bars except the tv, computer, n phone. So the cd player, chargers, ect will become a hassle, just like turning on the water heater for showers n waiting has become...

Photo by SnaggleTooth Oct 2012

Bills n food just go up, up, n away- making it difficult to survive as it is. I really have nothing more to cut back on with the electric besides the refrigerator, but not spending on a new one yet. I'm already shivering just thinking about the minimal heat I had in here last year...

Certainly it won't leaf me with much...
(Pic is from my 2012 Oct file, altered pics done today)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

More Colorful

Photo by SnaggleTooth Sept 2014

The Autumn color dance is quietly cutting in. Just outside my side-yard window the HuckleBerry tree waves a colorful vine boa, and a few yellowed leaves. The vines always turn first, Trees grew leaves so late this warm season, it seems too soon to let them go.

Perhaps the rain we are expecting today may add more leaf color to the free show we get here in the NorthEast USA. All but two days all summer I've had to water the deck garden this growing season. Soon I'll be deciding what to try to bring in to avoid frost, and if I must pick the last six green tomatoes.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2014 The editor is messing with my pics again today. I'm wondering if this one will load the whole image on the blog, because twice when added in the editor, only half of it is showing here. I haven't been able to get to the better machine often lately. Notably it's more of a chore to get posts out from home.

I installed more of my programs on the new machine, n almost don't need to use the old one anymore, until I run into a  filter custom  dialogue setting I need to do these altered images. I've been writing them in a notebook as I find them n resetting the custom way I've been doing these.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2014

Out doing errands today, I was surprised at the price increases, especially on produce n meat. I got a mini-pumpkin for a dollar . I tried planting seeds from last years, but never got results from any of the squash.

Looking forward to a new Grey's Anatomy plus SpiderMan II to watch this week. Also working on a short-term project I began on my free week. A lazy, rainy Day Off coming up here... Yay~

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pastel

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 2014
Discourse concerning my job on ESR has most often been about getting sore n over-tired. I can't afford to reveal company details or corporate identity, but basically it's a high volume, kitchen / bakery factory which distributes to about one-third of my state. Previously, I've only given out that info in comments elsewhere.

An opinion about the psychological nature of people I work with has come to my attention recently. I've come to the conclusion that to work like we do, to some degree we all have OCD,  ( we are compulsive ). We are all more comfortable being busy than not. Plus we are all very picky, but each about different things.

Image by SnaggleTooth 2014
Each person uses the limited production workspace with their set-up differently. They place racks the way that suits them, and some folks are notably space hogs, pushing others out of room to get their work accomplished. Some workers are big bullies, muscling whatever they want from other folks who had worked to go get and empty what was needed for their product.

Some folks there are compulsive talkers, n always bug others who are trying to concentrate on counting out orders correctly as fast as possible. It is a definite accuracy handicap for me.

We have all learned to be squirrels with supplies like gloves and pens, because if they are not hidden for another day, they will disappear during cleaning crew time. They even get stolen the minute your back is turned when supplies are running low...

This week gloves were missing in the regular shipment. For three days workers scrounged n searched and shared what was availble. I was the last one to have gloves to dish out to everyone. Guess I'm the most worried about running out, because I don't want to cut my hands open, which would happen if I didn't have gloves on. Guess I'm the best glove squirrel there ...

Maybe everyone is compulsive about something at work.

 Are you?