March 25th, 2009


Well Hell...

Good job I'm not going into the office tomorrow because I sure as hell cannot get to sleep.

Sleep has been a frickin' game for me here lately. Will I? Won't I? Roll the goddam dice!

I must have something on my mind, but I don't know what it is! I figure just before daylight I'll have to go upstairs and CRASH!

And apparently I'm not the only insomniac around here. I stepped out into the back yard a while ago to...You know...And some frickin' bird a yard or two over is just singin' to beat the band. Stood out there for a few more minutes, and the danged mourning doves started up too...Every one is confus-ed, apparently.

So I know y'all have heard me talk (*heh* or write) about my good friends The Canadians. Not sure if I ever posted a picture of them sooooooooooooo.
Here are three of my favorite people in the solar system at the Bar-BOO-Que, Saturday night:

Susie-Q, on the left, The Offspring and the really young looking guy on the right is Magill. I'd be hard pressed to find three better friends in the whole city right now. I'm really glad Susanne and I managed to stumble over each other while I was still doing support a few years ago...

What's a Fella Gotta Do

To get someone to sell him a camera around here? Sometimes Photography folks can be such snots... errr snobs. Hit a few camera exchanges and stores today.

Some of these places (and no I ain't naming names. At least not HERE) if you can't act like you know exactly what you want or are doing...Or wanna drop $4 or $5K. Can make a fella feel real small. Told one guy I was looking for one of the low end Nikon's (D40 - 40X or a D60) and the motherf***er audibly sniffed I coulda reached behind that counter and pulled his lungs out through his nose! I did tell him however, that he and his attitude and fine establishment had probably lost my business for good. That dingleberry had no idea how much money I had to spend. Or would spend in the future...After I REALLY get hooked!

With a hearty and heartfelt, "Why don't you shove your used (but in excellent condition) D60 camera (body only) up your hind parts ~ SIDEWAYS!" I turned and left the store...

I stopped at a chain store after that and the kid behin the counter who claimed to be a professional photog was very VERY helpful. Answered ALL of my questions. Was not condescending or snooty. Only trouble was, he didn't have any STOCK! Not one little bit. If I bought from them (and at a premium too!) I'd have to wait for the stuff to ship from the warehouse. He couldn't give the same price his company had on the Web site either. And as an aside, told me he couldn't see why I didn't buy off the web either(!) But I did have a nice chat with the fella. And came away know more than when I got there.

I did talk to one of my photog friends last night and he was the one that gave me the low down on some sites as well as the tech involved. Waaaaaay more technical than me...

All good. But no camera. *sniff**grins*

Mail order it will be...

Morning Sex

She was standing in the kitchen, preparing to boil eggs for breakfast, wearing only the tee-shirt that she normally slept in.

As I walked in almost awake, she turned and said softly, 'You've got to make love to me this very moment.'

My eyes lit up and I thought, 'I am either still dreaming or this is going to be my lucky day.'
Not wanting to lose the moment, I embraced her and then gave it my all ... right there on the kitchen table.

Afterwards she said, 'Thanks,' and returned to the stove, her tee-shirt still around her neck.

A little puzzled, I asked, 'What was that all about?'

She explained, 'The egg timer's broken.'