Happy Valentine's Day! Great photo!
BG,And to you too! Loved those pressed garden reminders you made. This photo has become a funny story in our house. I'll try to update the piece later with the details. Hugs,Chris
After hanging this photo on the wall of inspiration I got the giggles. I realized that I feel like this photo sometimes...bloated and hanging on the edge! I can't wait to hear your story.
Will try and add the promised addition later this week. Have an all week training and some night meetings. BTW, I can relate to your realization!
I have been leaving various offerings to the Gods and Goddesses of Computerdom (dumb) for the last hour, in hopes that the now vanished post I left would re-appear from the misty breath of same. Me thinks my leaving spot must be off the mark. If two similar posts appear, you'll have to take it up with them.________________________________________________Following-up here on an email and phone conversation with friend ProfGeo over at "The Other Two Fifths", (http://theothertwofifths.blogspot.com/)In reference to the photo above; he wrote to let me know that (paraphrasing), for the first time and at first glance, one of my photos had stumped him. He, "Immediately wondered why a guy in a radish costume was hugging the pier." We have all been laughing about this photo since. BG saw another version of it. Let's just say, I can no longer look at this photo without seeing a frightened, bloated red guy in a radish costume, stuck to a pier just waiting for a boat to come finish him off. Thanks to ProGeo and BG this photo has given me many giggles this week.I'll dig up the original photo and post it for context. There's a cropping lesson for me here, but if fixing it cuts down on my future laughter intake, I'm not going for the fix.ChrisPS...This photo isn't too far from what I looked like in about um... 1984 or 5 after a wild ride in a helicopter, dressed in a "creative" version of a Ms Claus costume, followed by an icy day pulling children onto a flatbed to have a photo taken with Santa! Let's just say...in those days, a woman in the weekly newspaper business required a good attitude and thick skin. Or should that read fur? Bringing back any memories BG?
LOL! Yes, what were we thinking...Culp said the costumes would cover us up...the boots covered more than the outfit...gullible we were! Anything for good advertising...maybe we should have made it into a special section! I think there was snow everywhere, too. I recently got a handy little scanner that not only scans photos, but slides and negatives as well. You may soon find that elf picture reappear if I can find the photo!
The new photo looks like Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head the morning after partying with the fishermen all night long! They better not stay in the sun too long or their ears will explode!
It WAS freezing that day and once it was over, I could no longer bend. Stiff as a board. Between the temps and lifting all those kids, we were wrecked. I do have a clear memory of wanting to strangle Culp at that point. He was quite pleased with himself. So was the helicopter pilot come to think of it! And those costumes. Sheesh. At least the kids had fun.
So now there's a radish and a yam? Pass the Tums again, please. :-)If it's any consolation, during my former maritime career (during which period, apparently, we were all running around in unusual attire) I would have still called it a radish guy.
ProfGeo,Gad, it's getting worse, I can see a yam too. Well, I yam what I yam. Lets see, that's radish, potato and yam. Could be a soup or salad base we have going here. Forget that. Ditto, Tums please.On first read (minus glasses, always a mistake) I read Marine career. Sorry. After adding glasses and de-knotting my brain, I got it right, I sent you a mental apology. Now confessing and offering to craft up a small, wearable, maritime symbol to go with some of those costumes to formalize the apology. Is there a symbol for Physics? :)
"I yam what I yam" does go with the maritime, obviously. Thanks for closing the loop-- all things are connected to all other things in this discussion!P.S. All Marines also thank you for being literate enough to capitalize Marine. You probably made a few new friends there...
ProGeo,My father would return from the Great Unknown to have a "chat" with me if that capitol M had been the lower case version. Chris
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