Thursday, June 28, 2018

By Any Other Name

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The national Independence Day vacation extravaganza on Cape Cod is conmmencing. It is the busiest work order week of the year. Also it is peak traffic jam time locally.

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 Again I will have to work during the fireworks - Boo - I have not seen them since I have worked at this job, over a dozen years ago, because it is always on the week-end.

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I finally deduced that Wednesday is the 4th, which is my regular Day Off, so I do not have to work on the actual holiday! I won't be able to do regular errands for the week, either.

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But yay anyhow. Looks like I may have an excuse to not do much.

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Still need to call other folks to see what they are doing. I'm so used to having no holidays, they don't expect me to be able to...
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We are humid here now, n I'm about to walk home in a downpour. That's ok, I'm not working!
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Photo by SnaggleTooth June 2018



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sum Solstice

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Without radio music at work, I find my mind silently running through tunes in my memory. Alot of oldies are memorized in there. Sometimes I have fun rehashing Simon & Garfunkel for days.

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Recently I found myself revisiting old folk tunes from my teen-age guitar playing years, like "Blowin' in the wWind", "If I had a Hammer", ect...


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I haven't played them in decades. I'm always great at remembering the third verse of songs before I can recall the second for some reason.

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Sometimes the first words at the beginning of a song will elude me until after having the tune stuck in my head awhile. That happenned with "Bohemian Rhapsody" a few weeks ago. ("Is this the real Life, Is it just fantasy...")

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There must be a gazillion lyrics in my brain.

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Learning lyrics to old tunes is a great way to pass time if I can recall what I heard the day before. New tunes I had never tried before is a big challenge as I work, while doing physical movement, but it's how I occupy my brain often.

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Last week I watched the film "Saturday Night Fever"  from the library. I never get sick of re-watching the dance sequences. I found myself memorizing the lyrics to "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees this week. Quite a mouthfull to get out in time.
I'd never realized they said "... The New York Times effect on man..." in there before.


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Another Ancient tune I'd never liked to play haunted me for part of a day, remembered third verse first with it's short electric guitar rift , was "Proud Mary" with the refrain:  "...Rollin' on the River..." C to A, C to A, C to A, D G G G D... (chords). Drove me crazy.


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I wondered why it had surfaced, n bothered me. Then I recalled a river pic I took on my last trip from the car window. (I was not driving). 

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This is a crop of it with color changed.
Photo by SnaggleTooth May 2018


I like how some trees on the upper left are in focus while the rest of the scene blurs past. This is the one I used for today's altered pics.

Also it's how I feel about time lately.


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Happy Summer Solstice!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Goldilocks

Photo by SnaggleTooth Summer 2014 (2014ssmcC)

No time to play on the other old pc this week for altered pics. I've had this pic stored in drafts for awhile. A sunset pic from 2014. It looks surreal, but that's actual. I so miss Day Off quiet / pretty time at the bridge over the cove.

Due to a work bbq thing I missed a day of sleep on the past work week-end, so started out too tired.

Then someone , probably a teen-ager, where I live n share a frig - got into my food.  They left it ripped open, so I threw it out n skipped 3 meals after work as a result. I had cooked it on the previous Days Off to make after the busier work days easier. So much for that!

I won't eat opened things from the refrigerator due to a mold allergy n illness it causes. I seal all my things, but have been double-sealing to discourage folks, so they ripped it instead. Yep, it seems they are trying hard to get me angry...

Of course I left a note out plus the ripped wrapper out, so other folks could maybe get who-ever it is to knock it off. I only get to the store once a week n can't afford this waste to keep up.

Now I'm resorting to leaving food decoys for them to mess with that I really want to throw out. Like the almost empty ketchup they used up, n the old whipped cream they keep playing with. Somewhere in storage I have my cute , little, carved, wooden ducks this reminds me of.  I miss their expressions n hope I get to use them again someday.

No, they are not for hunting, but for fun art-thinking.
I miss play-time too! Day Off is over again... Hope my food stays how I seal it this time...

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Good Enough to Eat

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I'm a bit off my normal Schedule since working 6 days in a row last week.

No, I won't get any extra paid time because the days are split over 2 pay periods.


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All that happens is I work too hard, sleep too little, n get as much done as possible in the one Day Off, for errands.

I had to skip the library n renew my borrowed stuff early so I am here on the wrong day this week, n after this I need to do shopping, n laundry.


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I'm making an effort to cut back more on groceries n extras like lottery tix now, to get more saved up for other things.

For Memorial Day week-end I went on a overnight trip to visit my younger daughter's for a B-day BBQ. It was fun, even tho it was pretty soggy n we stayed inside most of the time.

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It's a Pot Luck event, where everyone brings food to offer for the crowd. Hot dogs n Hamburgers were provided by the hosts.

I brought chips, a bunch of drinks, pickles, pasta salad, a whole watermelon, n fresh pineapple. 2 other folks also got watermelon, so I am still eating some I got to bring back with me.



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Lime-flavored Nacho chips n plenty of dips were in the huge display of goodies also. I don't like dip, but it was very popular with other folks.

All the kids pigged out on the tons of watermelon to their hearts content.

I always like watermelon to eat in the heat, myself. The weather has been very cool this week. Summer was here for only a couple of days over a week ago. Hopefully it returns soon...
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These are just a few quick altered pics. You can tell this group is natural colors.

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Again I read blogs, but never got to comment. I am out of time again today, perhaps tomorrow. I

Blogland seems to be sleeping this year- getting so slow! I have slowed mine way down too.
I'm not done yet tho.

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But I did get pretty full!
Back to errands-
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Nifty Juxtaposed Leaves

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Looking at these does wonders for my imagination...

I could write a sci-fi story based on this one!

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This pic has original colors. Once again I feel I can do alot more with this one.  These are only products of  the first angle number I used.
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Here's a wider crop of the same top pic.

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Before color change
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  • The top crop pic done one more time, cropped again.
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 The original close-up of plants outside at the market. I didn't even get the pink-orange ones in the mix yet! There will be more from this one.

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I applied a different angle number to the mirror to that altered crop above the original.


yep, my brain is addicted to these surprises.