Saturday, March 8, 2014
Mini, Mini, what could be mini? I like mini skirts but I don't have one single picture of one. Cuz I may be a lech but not so bad as to where I go take pictures of women in mini skirts. So for mini I am going for my Diana Mini film camera. It is a plastic 35 mm camera that I use a lot. Above is a picture of Heather riding a bicycle beside me. And it is March so hopefully bike riding weather will be back!!
This Heather and I at the movies. I post lots of pictures of my boots on Instagram with the tag "#cowboybootsfornoncowboys" You see I grew up out in the sticks of the mountain west with cowboys. I have relatives who are cowboys and I like cowboys but I am not one. I knew that from a very early age that I liked the big city. I like cowboy boots though. I love'em as a matter of fact. My 59 days of birthday is coming up next month and I could use a another pair of boots just in case you are wondering what to get me. Just saying.
Hey by the way if you are on Instagram lets be friends!! I am yogiab if you want to link up.
I love mirrors and taking pictures of myself and others in mirrors. I know that it is suddenly fashionable to say you don't like selfies. I have never been fashionable. Above is Heather and I at a restaurant. I always have at least three cameras with me these days. A small point and shoot, my android smart phone, and an ipod touch. No selfies for about three weeks though. In the continuing saga of my skin issues I started a three day regimen of stuff on my forehead that will kill any remaining bad cells. I can tell that my appearance is going to get worse (if that is possible!!!) before it gets better. Buy hey its all good.
Shopping, I hate shopping unless I am doing a Kohl's run. This is from Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. They have a huge multiblock outdoor type shopping center. Don't these people look like they are having fun. My favorite is the blonde girl in the black outfit with her arms folded, the strange socks and the black boots. I'm guessing that she is with her parents. I love the girl's boots. I would like a pair of black Doc Marten boots (note another Birthday Hint!!). I have a pair of "dress" Doc Martens and I love them. It took a while to break them in and now I wear them a lot.
And yes I have a bad habit of inventing stories about random people. Sitting on a bench in a busy area like an airport or shopping center and making up stories about the people I see is fun for me. Heather doesn't like it. So I do it here from time to time.
This is a "Tiny Planet" photo of downtown Tulsa taken from the northwest side. Tiny Planet photos are folded around on themselves. If you are smart and have photoshop you can make them. Or you can download an App on your smart phone if you are not so smart and don't have photoshop. I just love tiny planet photos. I can tell my Instragram friends are tired of them. So I'm inflicting them on you. I don't feel sorry for you though. You already put with a lot from me. And I appreciate it!
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Another photograph of the sunset from my old office. I know that I had a similar photograph last week but hey I'm doing it again. The "second" sun left of the "real" sun is is a reflection from window that I am taking the picture through.
The season for these kind of shots is coming to a close when daylight savings time starts. I love the sunset shots but I already work until six. I'll have to get out and find something else to take pictures of until late Fall.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I like to go walking around downtown at lunch and check stuff out. I see lots of stuff that I don't get. For example the First Church of Christ Science on Boulder Avenue. I love the building, it is beautiful and they have not crapped it up with additions or a "Family Life Center" or other trendy additions and checking out their web site they seem to be pretty active. Tulsa's downtown churches, unlike lots of downtown churches in other cities, actually thrive.
The front of the building is nice. So what I don't get and maybe one of you can explain to me is...
Why don't they spend a little more on their signs?
Do you know why?
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Brushing, Falling, Rotating, Double Exposing, Scraping, Burning Roundup and How Obamacare has Ruined our Medical System
(When she says no photos cuz she isn't wearing makeup, she is not kidding. I don't think she needs makeup btw.))
We had storms starting Saturday night and all day Sunday. I lost track but I think we pretty much had it all. Snow, Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Ice, we even had some Thunder and Lightning. Of course this being Oklahoma we were just glad we didn't have a tornado. The only thing Heather knew to do was get some paint and clean rollers and start painting. She is good at it.
My blog friend East Gwillimbury Camera Girl intrigued me with a "Tiny Planet" photograph of hers. She told me that she uses Photoshop to make hers. I'm lazy and I'm too cheap to buy Photoshop so I found a Tiny Planet App for my generic android phone and I've been trying it out. Above is a dawn scene at Orange Beach Alabama. All this snow has me wanting to go get my feet wet in the Gulf of Mexico again. Seriously go check out East Gwillimbury Camera Girl. She is a very good and prolific photographer.
This is my favorite brick wall in downtown Tulsa. All rotated and Tiny Planeted.
And here is the view out my old cubicle window.
And just when you can't stand any more, I have more. This is sunset on the banks of the Arkansas River. I promise, no more. Today at least.
I found another app for my Ipod Touch. It is called Diana. It is about double exposures with different filters. Its fun to play with but it takes a while to find pleasing results. I like the trail through the city above.
And this is our neighbor's big willow tree and son Logan. (Not my neighbor's son you understand.) I like how the willow drapes around his shoulders. I'm not much for the SOOC concept. I don't think it means much with today's cameras. I don't think it ever meant much.
Anyway, paint, snowstorms in March, and new apps are the only changes around here. I'm getting about that age.
The past few months I've had some lesions froze off my face and hands. Monday I got a persistent little bugger scraped and burned. Wasn't that big a deal except a big headache after the local wore off. I have a tiny little bandage. The nurse said if I wanted she wrap my head with layers of gauze to get more sympathy. I told her no thanks, I'm with a tough crowd. So I got the little bandage. A plain one with no cartoon characters. And no sucker. Thanks Obamacare, thanks a lot. You took our suckers away.
So I'm going to upping the defcon level on SPF and wide brimmed hats and long sleeve shirts in direct sun. I've worn sun screen 365 days a year for over twenty years and I always wore hats. But they were ball caps. The front of my face, including the world's biggest solar collector nose is fine. It was the side of my face that the ball cap didn't cover that was the problem.
Hey so what's new with you?
Monday, March 3, 2014
(Only geocachers were out in the park on Saturday. And other people who have no sense.)
With all that we have had going on this winter plus the cold miserable weather I haven't been geocaching in months. Today after dropping Logan off at his improv comedy class I had a couple hours to myself so I went to Mohawk Park to find a few caches.
(Old lighted parking lot fallen into disuse. I don't know why people would park there, especially at night.)
You see I like to find the bigger caches out in the woods. I like the sense of aloneness and it gives me a chance to get my head back on straight. My hair may be all messed up but I like my head on straight.
(Believe it or not I followed a faint trail through the woods.)
Mohawk Park is immense. At 2800 acres it is one of the biggest city parks in the country. Some of it is pretty developed. The Tulsa Zoo is there along with picnic grounds and playgrounds along with a police shooting range. There is plenty of woods left to hide geocaches.
(For some reason coming upon these little buildings creeps me out.)
In my travels I found a long forgotten barn out in the middle of nowhere.
It wasn't too forgotten. Somebody was storing hay there. For what, I don't know. There were no livestock nearby.)
(Are you kidding me? It is not even that good. Maybe they were practicing, or they were ashamed of themselves.)
And some taggers had found it.
(Something else that creeps me out, getting followed at long distance.)
A guy was walking his dog along an abandoned road.
(Thank you to my fellow taxpayers for spending billions of dollars putting the GPS satellites in space so I can find trinkets in the woods! I salute you.)
I found four caches while I was out there. My fancy schmancy fitbit tells me that I walked about 6000 steps doing that or about three miles. That includes the walking around in circles muttering to myself while looking for these things.
(I bet you were completely fooled)
This is what geocachers call "parallel stick camo."
Somebody else found this structure. What it is doing out here besides being a cache hiding spot? I have no idea.
I saw this cache from across a creek. It has been out here eleven years. It takes a lot of work to keep a cache going that long. People accidentally find them and take them or vandalize them. Water gets inside them and spoils the paper log.
Time was up and I headed back into town to pick up the kid.
Have you ever been geocaching? Or do you have a life?
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