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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween - Booo

Halloween is a huge deal in my neighborhood.  We get hundreds and I do mean hundreds of trick or treaters and I give out candy to them all from the tall to the small.  Talking about the tall, I realize that I was a teenager in the early neolithic, but somehow back in the day, hulking teenagers did not leave the cave dressed as demented elves or pole dancing angels, determined to grab up as much candy as they could shove into a pillowcase.  What ever happened to zits and not wanting to be fat.  You should see them, I swear, some of them would knock over a five year old just to get their grabby hands into my cauldron of cheap candy. 

Oh well it is fun.  I sit outside by my fire ring and get a huge kick out of the little guys. My all time favorites, were two brothers, maybe four and two years old who came up in adorable grey costumes, complete with cute grey ears. 

 "Oh my are you guys bunnies?" I asked.

"No mam," the oldest one explained in all seriousness, "We be mousies."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The New Computer Comes Today

My computer croaked on Saturday and I do mean croaked.  I spent a wonderful two hours with a tech support person in India (It still astounds me that there are no Americans who can do tech support, but that's a whole different story.  Actually it's more like a rant.) only to find that the motherboard, whatever that is, had, as they say, bought the farm.  I hadn't backed up my most recent job, so that meant a frantic phone call to the client, explaining why there shots are going to be late, and hours and hours of work redoing what I had already done.

So, I'm now the proud owner of a new computer which I was assured would come today. And to make it even more fun, the new computer has Windows 7 and all of my software, including Photoshop is for Windows Vista. I was planning on buying Photoshop CS5, just not at the same time as new machine.

Yeah it's here and I going to set it up.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heavens to Mergatroid It Was A Day on Howard Street

Well, yesterday I said nothing much had happened.  Well... today made up for that in spades.

First up we have a young man who obviously forgot to use the restroom before starting out on his morning's activities.  Oh but why worry when there's a convenient parking lot right off Howard Street.  So didn't he unzip his pants and start to take them off as he proceeded down the sidewalk.  Now gentle readers, I know that I am your official Howard Street observer, but there some things that even I don't care to observe; and bodily functions are right up there at the top of my list.  But not so for one of the younger staff members who shrieked, eww, OMG he's doing a number which rhymes with ewe. This should have been the tip off that we were in for one of those days.

Next up was the domestic dispute. A man and a woman were walking down the sidewalk in the middle of some kind of altercation. He was loudly shouting at her and punching her in the arm for emphasis.  She, on the other hand was saying nothing, just walking with her head down.  Suddenly, she stopped, hauled off and decked him. Decked him to the point that he fell to the sidewalk. She then proceeded to give him a few swift kicks, before walking away. And all of this was accomplished without her saying a word.  I guess silence is golden, as in the golden glove boxing championship.

They say good things happen in threes. Well so do weirdos.  Last but certainly not least we had an elderly gentleman out for his afternoon constitutional.  He was nattily attired in an open hospital gown and booties. He was smoking a cigarette and pushing himself backwards in his wheelchair down the middle of the street.

Does life get any more interesting.  Stay tuned, something's bound to happen,

Monday, October 11, 2010

Big Time Computer Problems

Hi guys:

I'm having huge time computer problems. My internet conection is toast and my database manager hubby is working himself to death trying to fix the problem.  I miss you guys more than you can know. I'm going to have to email my clients at work and tell them to hang tight their shots are safe, I just can't get them to them. I'm using hubby's work computer to send this, the nazi's at work have you all blocked, so I can't see what you're up to. But understand, all of you have my best wishes and hopefully this will be fixed soon.

Here's the backyard update.  Since I posted about all of the flakes and fruitloops on Howard Street, they've vanished. I was afraid that might happen. But hang tight, they can't stay away for long.

As for the deer, Pammy's this year's fawn, the one I call Cici, not only comes when I call her, but walks right up to me. If Pammy didn't come between us, I think maybe I could pet her.  So stayed tuened, maybe contact is coming soon.

Kitt is wonderful. She is just the best horse in whole world.  I told her last weekend, that she was necessary for my happiness and I swear to you, I understood that I was necessary for hers.

My baby girl, can turn over and lift her head up.  Pretty cool huh. I miss her so much and I can hardly wait until Christmas. Oh yes, I miss her mother, too.  But she is such a sweet baby.  Oh well what can I say.

I'm sitting on gorgeous pictures and I can hardly wait to share them with you.

Take care.  I miss you, and hopefully this will be fixed soon.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Every Now and Again You Get Lucky

I had a photo shoot on Sunday where everything worked. The light was killer, the horse looked amazing. And the the women; well one looked like a pre raphaelite angel and the other was too hot to trot. I am sitting here looking at the shots going out of my mind. This shoot is every photographer's dream.  This is what make all of the fat brides and the shots that got away worth it. If they let me, I'll show you what I got.