Thursday, August 15, 2019

Repost 11 years ago



Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 16 2008
The colors reflecting off of Bcove opposite the sunset this evening were so nifty, I just had to run down the hill to snap it. Sights like this just make my day. Getting a pic or two that almost convey the feel of the actual scene isin't easy.
I'm feeling a bit better n probably eating too much to make up for all my recent starvation. I found it's difficult to perform my physical job duties without eating solid foods. Mushy food just doesn't stick to the gut very long, n I get faint when the fuel runs out. It was a very long work week without my regular food.
It's the State Sales Tax-free Week-end on purchases, so I went to get my paper goods n allergy pills. Then I bumped into an insanely cheap toaster oven I had to buy. Then I saw one dollar pizzas to cook in the little oven. What a score! Then when I got back home, the food couldn't all fit into the freezer, so I had to finish off the ice cream to make space.

Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 16 2008..
Having finally mowed the foot-tall lawn earlier today, which had quickly swelled with our daily thunder showers, I was so hungry I don't even feel guilty about eating ice cream before pizza for dinner! Luckily, I don't own a scale to see how much I've swelled back to- (Probably all I'd lost with just that one meal)....
I did save a few bucks on taxes today... but the color show was free too.


At 9:07 AMBlogger Milk Brain said...
those pictures are stunning!

glad to hear your feeling better, that's is always good news!
we got a new toaster oven too! ours has been broken but usable since about a month after we got it when Evan was a baby. The thing tha went was the ability to toast things at different darkness levels, you could still toast, but no longer for different periods of time. on or off. we got a slightly better model costing us $30. the one we had owned was the $15 model and int he stores the next model up was I think $50-60, and frankly, no one should spent that kind of money for a toaster oven. and when Bj's came out with this red one for the Go Red for Women campaign, I couldn't resist. We got a new coffee pot to match too, but mainly because ours has been falling apart for over a year now and just can't seem to find reason to spend $50 for a coffee maker.
At 11:40 AMBlogger ZoeyBella said...
Seeing your great pictures is like taking a mini- vacation! :)

Glad to hear you're feeling better.
At 4:54 AMBlogger Snaggle Tooth said...
MB, it was so pretty there that I couldn't fit enough of it into my pics! Guess you were out shopping when I tried to call- The t-oven I got is usually 30 but was on sale under 20 n a 4-slice size. I've been without one for years now.

Zoey, thankyou for appreciating my efforts. The folks right next door are on a real vacation- n I'm jealous because I'm working too hard this summer... I think it's their kayak-
At 1:12 AMBlogger Carmi said...
I would say you captured the feel wonderfully. The colors practically jumped off of my screen - absolutely gorgeous!
At 4:58 AMBlogger Snaggle Tooth said...
Carmi, thanks for checking out my color post. I wonder what it feels like to swim in pink n purple water...?
At 10:22 PMBlogger Talon said...
Absolutely gorgeous pics...the glow on the water is stunning...the scene is just so peaceful and beautiful.
At 3:58 AMBlogger Snaggle Tooth said...
Talon, thanks, I knew you would appreciate the awe felt at finding such color at my fingertips.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Slippin' Away

Time keeps on slippin' slippin'

Photo by SnaggleTooth July 25 2019

Yep, time keeps getting away from me. No time to play with pics for awhile. At least I got to take a few recently..

These Lilies were an awesome color I Think at the market a few weeks ago. I want to alter them, but have my room all tops- turvey now with everything getting moved around. Maybe in a few weeks I can find time to hook up the old machine again.

Meanwhile I am on a forced break during the busiest work season. I just have too much to do besides this now. I feel like a Blog-Slacker tho!

Have a fun summer folks!

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Longest Day

Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

I am such a Blog-Slacker this year...
Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

Officially I have not blogged for an entire month all year for the first time since I began ESR in 2005 - 14 whole years ago! Welcome Summer Solstice, I finally have it Off!

Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

14 years ago this week I also began working at the current job I hate, because it gets me so over-tired in my free time. I have a few more vaca days right now, due to asking for it before n not being allowed near Memorial Day. They still owed me from last year, n now I have reached that start date again, so they owe me 2 more paid weeks, (not allowed during busy Summertime).

Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

They have actually been holding onto a week of my money since 2013, when I wasn't allowed to take it because other folks called Dibbs all spring. I was assured I wouldn't lose the week, but the manager did later keep deleting it from the vaca file when owing me popped up year after year. How frustrating...

Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

After getting back from the  library, I watched a borrowed dvd yesterday. A 2006 film "RV" starring Robin Williams I'd never heard of or seen before. It was funny enough in a few places to start laughing

Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

The big thing in the film that surprised me toward the end of the story, was realizing from a facial expression, that the child / son character "Carl" was being played by the same guy who was "Peeta Mallark" in the Hunger Game series of films, Josh Hutcherson. Coincidentally, a few hours before I had just purchased The first Hunger Games dvd, at a clearance sale for $1.50, completing my series set!
Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

I  couldn't remember how long ago Robin died, n looked it up. Only 5 years ago in August 2014. I then read an Article in The Guardian from a year later where his widow explained his illness, Dementia with Lewey Bodies disease, confirmed post-mortem, on top of Parkinson's Disease.  It causes physical / motor function mistakes, such as he had mis-negotiated a door n got hurt.

Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

Mis-negotiating has happened to me alot recently, due to a bad eye needing cataract surgery. I'm not looking forward to cleaning out my bank account for that, but my sight being good again is probably worth it.
Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

Reading has gotten very  tedious, n paperwork is tougher because I have to do it all with one eye. Been back-logged on keeping up because it gives me eye-strain head-aches.
Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

I am waiting awhile for the next few appointments. Meanwhile I  have a family visit to eat-up my free time, n have so much I want to do in my few days.

Blogging is one of the things. At least I could!

Image by SnaggleTooth June 21 2019

Images today were left in the order they were obtained, with the exception of the first.
Photo by SnaggleTooth May 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Puppy Toes

Image by SnaggleTooth May 2019

We need another 4 dogs here on top of the other 7 - like a hole in the fence...

But the home owner here acquired a mother with 3,  2 week-old puppies. I was about to post this 2 week old puppy pic to fb next week of my grand-doggie for her B-day anyhow.

Image by SnaggleTooth May 2019

Kind of dark, but original colors.
Image by SnaggleTooth May 2019
Same image with 1 color palette  change.
Image by SnaggleTooth May 2019

This Puppy toe image turned into most of the altered pics here!

Image by SnaggleTooth May 2019

Not looking forward to another month of additional anti-sleep noise n smelly  messes, but playing with small pups will be fun, n hope to get some more cute pics too.

Image by SnaggleTooth May 2019
More color, more rotating mirror playing.

Been finding old cam memory cards when I found this forgotten baby pic. Hoping to find more golden memories to play with.

Image by SnaggleTooth May 2019

Getting alot done on the To-Do  list this vaca week off, but already running out of time for things. Having vision issues n more appointments to make. Testing has been blinding me for hours- Still I shopped on the way home, barely able to read, but unwilling to waste more time while across town.

Image by SnaggleTooth May 2019

My fave is this extreme close up crop after 2 color filter changes. I tend to gravitate toward silly faces...

When the below shot was taken, I had no clue my daughter's family would end up with this puppy, adopted from PAWS of New England. I helped pay for her, it was not cheap (B-Day  present.)
The 3 new pups were taken to a kill shelter too!

Photo by SnaggleTooth  June 2017

Friday, April 12, 2019

Almost Spring

Image by SnaggleTooth April 11 2019

This image came out so cool! My fave today...

Image by SnaggleTooth April 11 2019

Finally I finished the tax forms n mailed them today. Hate last minute deadline stuff, but allergy eyes a big problem lately- tough reading small text.

Image by SnaggleTooth April 11 2019

Some folks in NE got snow yesterday...

Not here, but cool, windy, scattered showers around all week.

Image by SnaggleTooth April 11 2019

Thanks Prez Donald - First time I had to get a 1040 v for payment due form. I made about 1k more this past year, but with same situation as last tax year I had to pay another $500 ! Not enough with-holding either.

Image by SnaggleTooth April 11 2019

Peepers! I heard peepers out back at work this week.

I love frogs... plus they are lucky.

Image by SnaggleTooth April 11 2019

I've been needing a cheer-up lately.

Image by SnaggleTooth April 11 2019

Got myself a treat of these inexpensive "Tete a tete" mini flowers today.

Photo by SnaggleTooth April 11 2019