Wednesday, October 31, 2012


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After much wind, rain, n preparation I'm happy to report all is well at camp SnaggleTooth. Well, except as I write this,  I can't get a connection, probably due to my ISP location near Boston having no power.

After I got up very early Monday to assess the weather conditions, I got ready for work. The winds didn't seem too bad yet, n drizzly precipitation was billowy but not severe yet either. All the trees in sight were intact. The water down the street didn't look too wild or high. So I decided it was safe to drive. No problems aside from occasional twigs in the road, one light signal out, n some moderate wind gusts were observed along the way. The location of work is further inland n more sheltered then my home village.

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Every one able to get to work went in many hours early n worked like crazy without breaks until everything was done as fast as possible. This is normal storm mode for us- The stores our stuff sells in will all be open the following day, so the order must be made n ship out ahead... Several items were taken off the order list to shorten production. All was done within six hours n loaded in another hour.

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While we worked the storm raged outside. The power flickered a few times, but held. I was instantly drenched out the back door a few times taking out garbage. You could hear the downpours roar loud on the roof, n I had to get a bucket to catch a prolific, dripping leak next to where I stand near the end of my production.

When we were almost done packing, the manager opened the back door n said to us "Come here to see the hurricane" n there, in the night sky was a large break in the clouds with the full moon n stars all posing pretty for us. So yay, then I felt good about the ride back too, knowing the worst was past.

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Alot of cars were out on the roads compared to my normal commute back. I got home so early, it was strange seeing some people out n homes with lights on everywhere. I'm so used to being alone in the pitch dark here after work. I took a short walk around the house, the street, n boat ramp beach, n could find no obvious damage on or near my house. 

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The worst part of being at work is being cut off from all forms of media n not knowing what's going on elsewhere... I got inside just in time to tune in the 11pm news, a rare event for me. The Power, cable, n land-line were all in working order! Massachusetts seems to have been very fortunate compared to my neighbors of New York n Connecticut as news indicated. The damage in Manhattan is mind-blowing-

Messages on the phone machine were robo-calls from the local police department for voluntary evacuation of low-laying areas in my town. 

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I promptly decided to celebrate by eating frozen food requiring power to cook! Broccolli n chicken pot pie- food I'm pleased will not go bad. It took me a year to build up freezer supplies again after trashing the entire contents last year due to Hurricane Irene- not this time- Whew! I'm so relieved.

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It's early to sleep for me (3am), but I'm so tired. Another early, busy holiday (Halloween orders) workday tomorrow. One more day then Day Off finally.

Will try to connect once more...
Nope! Oh well, can't have everything...
UPDATE: I saw a on the news a large tree fell near my ISP's address n that's why they had no power.
There's a dead lawn mark on the little park where the water came up almost to the road at the Boat Ramp beach during High Tide while I was out at work.

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In Honor of those who do Halloween, I offer up a black cat, Mischief, masquerading as a very fat Jack-o-Lope without antlers, n a three-eyed, two-nosed Mutant kitty, plus the window display at the village Pizza Shop. Those who don't, I hope you enjoy the pics anyhow!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stormy Sandy

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The next few days we're expecting a large n long duration wind n rain storm throughout the NorthEast USA states. It began as Sandy the Hurricane, then downgraded n will mix with the colder elements plus get bullied by two other storms on both sides to evolve into a very large, strong system.

Winds will have a long fetch over the ocean water before the sustained winds expected above 50 mph to 70 mph travel inland all the way from the coast to Vermont n New York State n on. 

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 The storm surge is occurring during Full Moon phase, n during High Tide the storm surge is expected to be between 4 to 8 feet above normal. The coastal bays are expecting flooding. The line at the boat ramp here has been long n constant the past two days. Everyone wants their boat out before expensive damage occurs.

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 I'm paranoid about losing power for a long time again, like the 5 days that happened after Hurricane Irene a year ago. I had bills to pay by this upcoming week, n instead of waiting til the last day as usual, I decided go get online for it early today.

That's also why on last Day Off I spent alot of time clearing plants on the deck n put most next to the house. Also I walked around the block looking for pretty folliage, because usually storms will strip it all down in a hurry. So here's a couple of colorful sights near my house this week- Pre storm.

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Hopefully the after storm pics aren't too exciting this round... Also Of course I have to work n travel there in it, if the tree stuff n water lets me.

My internet connection always hates rain, n the storm will last from Sunday to Tuesday probably. So anyway- If I'm not online for a few days, that would be why. Hopefully I'll be updating n filling you in when I can.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


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There are alot of stone wall features near my place, like this round planter a couple cottages down my road. I liked the plant shapes n colors when I took the pic a couple weeks ago, but not the background, showing homes. I do such a good job of excluding human habitat clutter in my pics usually.

Today tho, it seems a good example of showing how crowded together most cottages are here. Plus I really like the altered versions.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tree Dressing

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Pretty vines greeted me outside the kitchen window today. So I opened it for a few pics in the dappled sunlight.
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The Huckleberry tree seems to be proudly flaunting a red boa as it's leaves are just slightly losing their green hue.
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These vines are the first color turners, n the brightest colors around the my area this week.
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Down by the D-bridge the deep crimson highlights itself in the middle of still lush greenery by the roadside. More tree color won't take long now.

We had a frost last Saturday night. Typically after that it takes ten days for trees to get their prettiest. Last year, Hurricane Irene ruined the foliage season here. All the leaves fell brown without the colors.
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The Maple trees are turning a bit already I noticed at work too. Here's Maplebeard's branches from the same open window.

I've been feeling a bit run down n have a little cold getting passed around at work this week. At any rate, I really need more rest so not rushing anywhere this week's Days Off-

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I didn't make it outside for errands until near sundown. Clouds hid most of the Sun so far to the right already, n tide was super low, but still pretty to behold, n clicked to share.
The trees were more brightly dressed than the sky today...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SnaggleTooth Altered

Every now n then, I'll take requests-

Granny Annie said...
Have you ever colorized your portrait?

Actually the blogger portrait pic I used for the ESR sidebar was reduced way down in pixal size, so I had to dig out the original file so the effects wouldn't just make me look like a pile of glop.

I almost saved them for Halloween, but here you go anyway!
(I like this Zombie one best.)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Color Starts

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Fall cool begins here with about a week of cloudy, rainy weather. Finally while on errands tonight I looked up n saw a few breaks with stars. First time all week-

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On many past rainy day occasions my telephone Land-Line becomes un-grounded in the rain, messing with my internet connection. I'm currently dailing-up at only 28 bps, n this post may take hours to load. It's the speed I've been doing here all week in the rain- Just hope the connection doesn't die before I get something in the editor saved... (it did half-way thru pics)

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 Hope the guy who comes to check outside lines Saturday can do something about it without charging me a fee. Until then, I'm playing with shaky internet. Plus I'll have to skip sleeping a day yet again between my Friday n Saturday shifts for more work getting done around the house. I wonder if I'll ever feel rested enough again...

 I have to wait another month for previously requested vaca time owed to me since June. By then it'll be pretty chilly around here. Hopefully I won't have too many things to get done that week too. My calender is getting filled in already-

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Last week while carrying some dryer laundry back home, I took a few pics of some small color spots starting, n some pretty (altered) marigold flowers next to cobblestones. I'll save some grey sky pics for later. Maybe It'll be windy enough to dry the work clothes out on the deck tomorrow.
There's alot of leaf litter out there already, Don't know if I'll get to it with all the other projects planned for this week.

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Playing too much catch-up on all the things that need doing, n not enough real playing. I'm using the term "playing" sarcastically alot lately. Fall tends to be tough on my mood. I am looking forward to seeing some better foliage than last year, at least- N some cool pics of it to share of course-

Note: lapsed time: 3.8 hours

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Words R Key

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Tracking Googled Keyword searches hitting ESR has been easier for awhile, since the stats tab upgrade this year.
As I did with long-term Rypos post projects, I saved them to text files for later reading, n recently sorted them.

Can't believe I finally got around to composing this post. I had to dig thru tons of files made since January 2012 to this first week of October. This search list isin't in exact chronological order, n doesn't contain all of the entries, just some I found interesting n the most searched, ala` my occasional comment (This color).

Popular searches that will lead you here to ESR from Google:
My most popular all time Keyed n hit Post title is "Vas Es Los?" n funny enough alot of my audience seems to be Russian on the map. 
Unfortunately for the searchers, the post is about mold in my backroom, which was quickly contained.

The biggest ever recent hit generator discovery is "Sponge Bob." As in SpongeBob SquarePants the cartoon Character. I highly recommend naming him somewhere on your blog to drum up visitors. It appears on every search list I've read since I posted B 5 awhile back in May 2012.

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Most searched topics:

SpongeBob party ideas
SpongeBob cupcake cake
SpongeBob Pineapple house
SpongeBob pinata
SpongeBob Hawaiian Party theme

had an odd:
spongebob cake driving  ??? What were they thinking-

harry potter hogwarts crest cake

Pampered Chef Logo

Trumpet Flower Vines

huckleberry tree


shore deposits

Shark Tail Soup
Super Sharks
new species of shark discovered 2012
great white shark maine
old silver beach shark sightings

blue guitar landscapes paintings
guitar blue paintings
cartoon paintings of guitars

song poem where water meets the sky  ***I'm # 1 on google!!! Yay!

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Lesser occurring search numbers:

walking on water
stepping stones into the sky
stepping stones in water

sirus cloud
skiff in the fog cape cod 
swimming at the beach

i'll get them meeces to pieces   - Lynn commented that once

bread rooting
vivid fx paint    - Getting my altered pics instead of the software program info-

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artsy metal fishing fly
green cow

the wop     - Someone googled "WOP"!! I made that Rypo up... Had "gold the wop" instead of "Hold the mop" btw-

brain waves dreaming
shimmer water
water poems

cool kite surfer dude
greenhead horse fly
free as birds pics

bb warhol    - was that Jannie or what? She posted funny SEO Keywords first-

magic patterns of sand
earthquake ripples
pug with blue eyes
jokes snow strange pictures

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Some of the weird searches next...

First, my all time favorite: 

we're running down the streets in our underwear

rubber moose
blonde woman swimming underwater
can babies swim underwater
hd pictures woman floating underwater    ???
blonde gumby
gumby doll
asap rocky acid drip
edge of large maples trees
cartoon eyes looking down
empty face
smiley blink
blanket drive for dogs
odd toes
rhythm in a picture

ancient tooth september 19 2012
pic of saggletooth
i want my snaggle tooth pulled out
exhausted and sleepy bbm pics   - I didn't post those...

old hard working tow truck
tow truck college

when a bee comes near me i waste so much time
how do insects get out of their shell
my petunias are getting too high
squirrel prints compared to rat prints
cartoon crocodile that can be drawn 

tension leaping
god we trust sing to color 
vines down neck
clown look out window

Whew- what a crazy list this is! Tow Trucks are alive n go to school. The vines made me itchy, n I get a visual of the clown face in a window... How creepy!
I don't know how folks come up with this strange stuff n ended up at ESR, but thanks Googlers for the laugh ... Hope you readers also enjoy these.

Thursday, October 04, 2012


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Light errands all got done early, n I got home in time to catch the beginning of that entertaining reality gig known as the Presidential TV Debate. I'm not sure why I like to see this type of thing, because it probably won't change my mind or opinion of the candidates. The bickering nature of the forum tends to get on my nerves. I'm glad I'm no longer doing those nasty High school Debate Team things. It does seem to get over-heated, n embarrassing for some parties involved. But strangely, I wanted to see it...

 I went down the hill to BBM's place to Guard the Fort a few hours, n after settling in, I realized I couldn't watch the debate on TV because two separate recordings were going on, tieing up both the cable n regular TV channels. I really didn't want to watch the recording SciFi channel instead.... So I was going online anyhow, my normal thing to kill time here, n saw a news thing on the browser to watch the debate online, (Which at home I won't even try to load), so clicked n encountered "You must subscribe to CNN to view this" bubble. Never mind. Then I went to check my Yahoo mail n there at Yahoo News I had a free link to a live debate link, so at least I didn't have to miss the entire thing- if a bit time delayed.

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So I listened to it while I deleted scores of junk mail in the old account. "Health care, blah, blah, blah..." I know all about how Romney's implemented HC plan in MA, my state, isin't working for me, btw. Then switched over the tab to see the page, n what really bugged me was the instant comment feed of a bunch of folks picking on every little thing like Obama "Um's" n trying to decide if Romney won by virtue of Obamas serious to neutral expression. I really don't like those picky-une analyzers butting in.

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Also, during the recap after-show report on abc, Twitter feed comments were flashed onscreen. So I guess the way we view n gather opinion now will always be influenced by whatever folks feel like sharing online, whether biased, professional, twisted, or not, TV or not .

Did you watch the debate, n what did you think about it?