Friday, October 04, 2013

Horseshoe Crab

Image by SnaggleTooth

What a beautiful bonus Summer-like day we just had here for Day Off! Perfect, clear, almost 80F, clear, slightly breezy day.
I'm now so far behind blog-reading, it may take awhile to catch up on everyone- So much distraction just trying to be able to publish a post. I just devoted hours tonight figuring out a way to get in edit.
I've realized an hour after work for blogging is not enough time for my current set-up to do much online. I've been choosing needed sleep over waiting for loads most days- Someday I hope this gets alot easier so I can keep up.
Since work resumed I have had such limited free time. Now I have too many projects going on, begun on vaca still waiting. Perhaps the ceiling paint n blankets to the laundrymat can get done this week, but my newer, more interesting stories to write are back-logging, n still I haven't picked up the guitar this week.
This pic is from last week's Day Off, walking the almost isolated Main Beach
Photo by SnaggleTooth Fall 2013


At 6:01 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

I have never seen a horseshoe crab. Love the altered photo. Hate it that you have so many computer delays and long for the day you will have a new computer with faster internet.

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Tabor said...

Great way to spend the day off!!!

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

I've never seen a horseshoe crab either - thanks for the photo!

Whatever you do on your next vaca / day off - I hope you'll pick up the guitar.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger LL Cool Joe said...

I remember the days when I had so many issues with blogging because my computer was getting old and none of the software programmes were working anymore and I had to find ways round it. It drove me insane so it must be frustrating for you too.

Glad you had good weather for your day off!

At 5:29 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Gran Annie, hanks, That one was about a foot in diameter, a small one! Someday I'll get a better paying situation n hi-speed internet, I just want to afford it sooner!

Tabor, I try to get out walking a beach every nice free day I get, usually while carrying snail-mail home.

Lynn, They seem quite friendly. He decided to follow me to the pier- They have no claws to pinch you either. I need to practice some tunes, n hate running out of music time. Thanks

LLcoolJ, Yes, I'm wigging out with frustration! My modem is too slow n keeps chrome (the browser) timing out- The other browser IE, doesn't work well with blogger, n I can't update it over the slow modem either! If only I had another hundred bucks per month to get hi-speed access bundled to cable n phone- I could avoid it.
Stellar warmth, unbelievable for this late date- Thanks

At 1:26 PM, Blogger TALON said...

We had that run of warm weather and I'm so glad you did, too, Snaggle and that you had some time to really enjoy it. Love that pic!

I can relate to the to much to do and not enough time, but it's always lovely to see you here.

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

The alter is quite interesting in how it chose different striations to highlight. I always love your originals best, tho. Would love to be there with you to enjoy your beautiful part of the world that your camera captures for us.

Computer stuff should be a lot easier.

Ahhh, I've not touched my guitar in like, 5 days.

I bought strings for my axe off eBay a couple weeks ago, and still have not re-strung. I need a little "refresher course," there's a 10-minute video on YouTube I consulted last time on how to restring your acoustic guitar. I got a lot out of it. Once I get to it, I am so glad for new stings, the old ones sound more than dead.

And after I remove the old strings, but before I put the new ones on, I shall call myself... wait for it,

wait for it...

the unstrung hero!!!




At 7:37 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Talon, I'm glad it fell on my Days Off, n I could. Thanks.
There's always more blogs to read than time- ut this way is too slow! Thanks

Jannie, I like how the color change brings attention to What is missed in the actual. Glad to share the unique gifts I enjoy here.
The computer innovation catch-up game is nuts!
My guitar gets lonely too! My strings are ancient, but I'm saving the only new set until I get another spare set- in case of unexpected break-age. I only remove one string at a time, then replace it right away n do the next one Off n on- to keep the neck pressure as even as possible. Then there;s the mandolin n violin strings too- I'm really off schedule from the 6-month string switching! Guess I'm never all unstrung...

At 11:26 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Still have not re-strung!

Good idea, trying that 1-at-a-time restringing. Maybe I'll do that!

What brand / and / or sizes of strings do you use on your acoustic?


At 11:27 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

And I love your alters too!


At 5:45 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Jannie, think I learned that from my finger-picking teacher. Also I keep in the case n use a spoon to raise the string-head pegs quickly. put round tip edge under the peg to lift, the bottom of the bowl on the adlacent peg n lever it up zippy-

I like Martin Medium gauge bronze. Light break too easy.

Thanks- I'm addicted to seeing the altered ones now...

At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We would see these in Eastham as well

At 2:52 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Peter, Welcome to ESR comments. Eastham on the Cape here?

At 12:48 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

I am such a timid pick player, I actually use the most flexible (flimsy, some would say) plectrum on light strings. But I do notice how much better my sound is with a pick, than trying to strum finger Spanish-style.

take care!!!!


At 12:53 PM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Oh, and great idea on the little spoon. I have a tiny silver spoon, maybe I'll try that on my pegs, which can be a challenge sometimes to remove. thx.


At 4:37 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Jannie, For me it's all what the song sounds good with. Usually use a medium pick. I also own the metal banjo finger-picks n some plastic thumb-picks for loudly plucking single-notes.

I use a regular table-eating sized spoon, btw.


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