Thursday, January 19, 2017

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I'm attempting to take it easy for Day Off this week. The fourth in a row of not feeling well, like with a flu that won't clear up all the way. Still very fatigued, not sleeping, or eating right during the work week. Extra people have been in the house sleeping here to not to wake up too near the kitchen, n basically I've been doing nothing but movie n U-tube kitty video watching after work.

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(From the cropped pic, mirror only.)
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Well this pic playing thing takes up alot of time, too- but it's fun. All I've been catching up with gets interrupted with laundry n errands of course. I'm going to try making some better energy food for this week. I actually ate from a can of cold, no-name baked beans the other day trying to get some energy. Yesterday I used last week's chicken soup to make rice I'd wanted days ago.

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TG I get to watch movies again this year. I think it helps me keep my sanity to be able to pick apart scenes n admire the director's choices.

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I went thru some Marvel movies n Half-way thru digitally re-mastered Star wars yet again. I like the John Williams music score so much. Plus now that Carrie's gone to stardust, it feels different to watch her role. I haven"t gotten out to see "Rogue One" yet. The last movie theater trip was "The Force Awakens".

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This pic is the view from the parking lot in back of Main Street businesses after the snow had melted for a day. I always like a snow at the water scene. The ocean here hasn't frozen yet...

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(Original pic) 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Home Cone

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"Marge? "

reference is from "The Simpsons" cartoon show...

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That snow piled up crazily on objects rendering them unrecog-
nizable.


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I came home to this out front on Blizzard night.

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I thought that planter was hilarious!

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Photo by SnaggleTooth Jan 2015 Blizzard

Yep, that's a bench buried on the right.

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The above cone is visible on the left background here. That's the same little tree n porch rail as previously shown here


Taken from the second week of dec 2016


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lotz n Lotza sNOw

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 The Cape n MA south coast area got the forecast Blizzard last Saturday. For the second week in a row I had to skip sleep n go in extra early to ensure we would get there.

About noon it started up at a quick pace, building up on the path into the building fast. I had my new cam in my pocket to get a few pics. Then mid- afternoon it was too deep n un-plowed out there to have driven anywhere. 

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Sometimes it seems stupid to risk your life for bakery goods, n you wish you had an important job like being a surgeon to deserve going thru all the stress of the job we were expected to do in bad weather conditions. Who can afford an unpaid day, anyhow?

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I went out 3 times to shovel the little dock to the dumpster. After adding up amounts moved I decided certainly it was a foot n a half or so. Luckily it was very cold out, (10 F), so very light n fluffy to move.

( Same view below, later)

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When the drivers started arriving about 8 pm, (we were almost done), I joked with them that they should get a medal either in "Bravery" or "Tom Foolery," n that they should consider becoming a Navy Seal after getting to work in that storm... as they reported almost zero visibility n only main roads plowed.


It takes a trooper to go out in this stuff! 



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There were alot of silly snow-monoliths to observe out the main door.

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I got home about 10:30 Saturday night. The storm went on until about Midnight.

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Finally Tues n Weds it warmed up to about 50 F n the sidewalks were usable again! Yay because I would've had a tough time walking from the library.

I bought some $1 chicken drumsticks, went under the plastic to check plants, n the Thyme was still green n alive! Yay, will go good in the chicken soup. 

Stay tuned for the upcoming, unusual, pre-scheduled second post of the week... 


Thursday, January 05, 2017

Genesis


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The Sun sets on another year. How do we begin again? How do we change things that we do so that our lives can be better than it was in the last year?

As I played with the current image I got confronted with these questions just as I invented an image that resembles replicating chromosomes by using previously used formula settings combinations. So very ironic - 

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Aye yi, I just typed "flops" instead of "folks"... Also ironic! Back to what I was doing.

Folks at work all went in early to work, just to get out before party time, so I could go home n sit alone watching uTube n tv. Very anti-climatic. I just wish I didn't have to skip a day of sleep for that.

I'm trying to recover now. Plus that bout with the flu. 

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The reflection on your life, n in my case on the past year's non-progress just makes me realize how difficult it can be to do what you want without compromising the few things you already have that you want.  

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I don't like my job, but to quit would be a disaster trying to replace a full-time position, as all businesses here are now cutting work forces to the bare bones. Minimum wage just went up another dollar, to $11 per hour. I'm feeling devalued. 


 We are entering the slowest season here, the next retail focal point being Valentines sales.

Here comes bone-chilling icy weather right on cue for January. Apparently the ocean temps locally are way up for this time of year (47 F) n that may help us out a bit, but shoveling looks to be in store for the week-end, as all the moisture coming up the coast will get pushed back into the cold air for ocean effect snow here. 

Photo by SnaggleTooth 2016I'm getting used to my new tablet, but am not comfortable trying to upload posts from home for several reasons. I can get around, read, n comment more tho! I also got a better camera to play with. Maybe stuff will be less fuzzy in the future.

Today's Photo is from the old cam last week. Sometimes The sunset marks an "X" in the sky right where you are meant to be... If you think it means something else, let me know!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gingerbread Men

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Yep, I'm still amazed someone got me a little Android tablet for a present. And, it works online AT the house! Apparently it's a starter model, n that's cool because it is still way smarter than me. I hate how the buttons change all the time, n on the first game I downloaded, I can't yet figure out how to get the guy to jump the first barrier. Duh!

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I did figure out how to comment on blogs finally, n have watched many cute cat videos on Utube. Luckily the battery runs out after a few hours because it's been a big time waster while I don't know what I'm doing yet.


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Around Xmas time I may have caught a bug going around, n got very lethargic not being very hungry  n just wanting to sleep n sleep, which I didn't get to until my Day Off, because of course I still went to work.

But getting up n discovering I was lying ontop of my now flat reading glasses didn't dissuade me from trying to get my normal errands done. 

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As Usual I hit the Dollar Tree first. On the way out with bags a little, older, lady offered to help me out opening the door, n kind of bumped into me a little.

Then I walked down to the supermarket. I made good time, found bargains, n found a short line. When looking for the store card for savings, I discovered my wallet I'd had at the previous store was missing. I searched n searched all pockets repeatedly n had to get out of line when I couldn't find it in time.


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 Then I went to the Customer Service desk n explained What was happening. I freaked out a bit thinking the little, old lady may have pick-pocketed me.

I took everything out of my pockets, searched thru all the previous, tied shut bags, with no luck. The guy who works there is a really nice guy who has seen me many times. So he let me leave my market items by the desk n go back to the Dollar Tree to retrace my steps n come back after. He also said he would make calls if needed for me, because yep, I'd forgotten to bring my cell phone...

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After a fast walk down there again, I described what I'd lost, n the manager picked it up off a crowded counter by a register. Intact - Yay! I hugged him. It had fallen instead of going into my pocket- The money was still there! I told him I owed him a very big favor.


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I was so relieved the little old lady was innocent, n not to have to file a report or give a description.  I trium-
phantly went back to the market, got back in line n paid for my stuff. What a relief!


Plus, my faith in the good of human beings was restored. When I'd thought I'd been robbed it was the worst feeling. Everyone there was very kind when I needed some one to listen n help. I learned that I shouldn't leave cash plus the bankcard in the same thing, either.


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 Now I'm thinking I need a retractable wire on a wallet would be a good gift for me. After all that wasted time I'm back on track n things are ok. Next time I'm on cold pills tho, I should skip the errands!

The original altered cut of the above square ones.


Photo by SnaggleTooth Dec 2016

Which Gingerbread guy did I do?




teeny hint:
The one saying; 
"You can't catch me, I'm the GingerBread Man!"