Listen up, and listen up good!

This is for all you fony balogna ‘friends’ out there…  I know you want perfect people, and I’m not that, so get lost!  This includes: ‘Amy Rose!’  I’m cleaning house right now.  I got rid of the steaming tea bag, Romeo (Bonehead), cuz he’s just a mooch off me, and I probably will ditch Leslie too, cuz she’s just a lying bitch-witch!  Anybody else wants to cross me, you’ll see what you get!  Let’s get one thing straight right now…  I don’t ‘need’ any of you!  I’ve got enough imagination to keep me busy on my own for a lifetime!  So go ahead and act like them, and see what happens to you!  I’m my own person!  You don’t like it?  Piss off!!

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Shutter Bug Hunger

Introduction:

You can conjure pictures out of thin air, if you have that rare appetite to invent a theme, when the weather does not so co-operate: say, in winter, when most outdoor shots look pretty much the same.  They are mostly white with most interest buried in snow!  As in my case, this posses a significant problem when you are far enough north that the cold can actually damage your camera…

If it were not for your persistent ‘Shutter Bug Hunger’, the situation would appear insurmountable.  So last winter, I began to consider my options for indoor pictures that fall under the category of: ‘Still Life’…  And quite naturally, it requires a considerable imagination to stir up interest in non-living every day objects, scattered about your house in their various hiding places.  I came up with three sets of shots to kill the boredom of winter: the first of which, I present to you now, in trust that you will glean inspiration, bring life to the stories behind how objects about us, help to define who we are!

How to Conqure The Impossible…

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I was first given to consider, what if someone doesn’t have a fancy, wide-angle lens?  Then my eyes fell on Leslie’s dusty Crystal ball.  She may claim to see the future, yet I saw a way to cram a large area into a small space, using a simple 50 mm. macro lens.  What Leslie finds interesting to collect, also defines her character, taste and beliefs…

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Another glass object shows elegance in form and simplicity of design.  The would make for an excellent still life for defining light and shadow, and how they may co-exist to animate what one might mistake for lifelessness.  I think the designer was shooting for movement within the piece, when light reflects through it.

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Or, one might hover above an object that still reflects light from the window, yet rest on a homogenous background, giving all attention to the a single object, strategically placed as a desktop wallpaper, with plenty of room for icons on the left…

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This is a cup from one of Leslie’s ‘Royal Dalton’ collection…  They come from England, are quite expensive, and surprisingly tiny.  This is actually a macro shot!  The mistake I made, was not to place something beside it that you’d know the size of, like a bag of milk or something.  LOL!  You may be surprised to know that she finds these things in Thrift shops for 50 cents each!  Delicate, with excellent craftmanship that describes an eye for beauty that many would over-look…

The upside is that I clean everything spotless so it shines and provides for less ‘clone stamp’ processing work later in Photoshop.  Enjoy the slide show, and keep in mind that this represents less than a third of what I found just laying about the house screaming: ‘PICK ME!!’  as an excellent opportunity to challenge your own imagination, in the dead of night perhaps: for one seldom knows when shutter bug hunger may strike :O)

Micro Save

Today I’m in a creative mood, and began to wonder if having a microwave oven is (in it’s present state of developement), is such a wise idea.  It absolutely ruins my tea!  And their’s something I find repulsive about eating a chicken that looks the same when it went in, as it does when it comes out!  I’m geting the notion that we are used to using the convection method of cooking, and don’t really fancy the radiation threatment all that keenly…

So I was thinking…  (Thinking?  How does he do that?  We must get the secret for national defence!)  Why not make a microwave oven that has a 5 minute browning time through convection, when the food is cooked through?  That way, I can have my tea, and drink it too!

Micro House Cleaners

Why not just empy a jar of tiny, nano-bots: each programed to collect up 100 particles, and then head for the garbage bag.  You could have your entire house cleaned from top to bottom in five minutes!  You should set the organic particle size to ‘small’, so you, and your cat don’t end up without body hair!  LOL!

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Dreaming with Meaning

A very valuable object lesson

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Dreams are a healthy release and lately I’ve been having a lot of them: probably do to my changes in health and lifestyle. In this dream I had last night, I and my former girlfriend were staying with another couple in a house that was dimly lit at the back yet curiously dark nearer the front of the house.

These people were murderers.  And we both knew they had bludgeoned other people before, and even saw one very brutal murder being carried out that they both participated in, leaving steams of blood on the walls of what they tagged: ‘The Killing Room’…  The dark exterior of the house was clearly stating: ‘No visitors allowed!  No prying eyes welcome!’

Since I had witnessed the crime.  The male of the duo one day stated emphatically to me that I was next on the list to be slaughtered.  I discussed this with my girlfriend and was adamant that we had to leave right away!  Curiously though, she was trying to talk me out of it, saying that it was just a bluff.  That he just said that in the heat of his anger about something or other, and that it was just an idle threat.  And I damn near almost believed her!

Upon taking up a lot of un-necessary time deciding upon what we were going to where for our getaway, we finally decided to dress casually.  We said we were going to the store and asked if they wanted anything.  To which we received an emphatic: ‘No!’ and then we left the house for good.  It was raining a real down-pour when we got outside but instead of it depressing me, I was grateful to be alive and surprisingly happy.  Homeless, but happy!

Interpretation

  • I apparently loved my prior girlfriend more than this one or I wouldn’t be dreaming about her.
  • We always like to believe the best of things so can sometimes be talked into some very dangerous situations.
  • Evil people are extremely deceptive and can even posses magnetic personalities.
  • Deciding what to wear was not nearly as important as getting out of there as soon as possible, obviously!  This tells me that sometimes we are unaware of the full implications of our decisions and can be so slow to implement them, as to effect the outcome in what could have been a disastrous way!  Acting quickly can be key…
  • Deciding to live with murderers because we were desperate to have a home is no excuse for being that foolish!  This tells me that we may compromise our position, even at the expense of our own lives!
  • My girlfriends naive approach toward the entire thing tells me that although she felt confident our relationship would work, she failed to account for one thing that caused me to resent her.  I like sex!  So even the extremely intelligent can sometimes be wrong!  Yet we’re so used to them being so right all the time, we’d follow them off a cliff if they happened to make that decision.
  • We are drawn to evil!  Perhaps it’s because of the mystery behind how someone can become so cruel, and so we want to know all about them.  Or, in some way we mistakenly believe we can change them somehow.  The saying: ‘Once a thief, always a thief!’ applies to serial killers as well.  In olden times, they cut off the hands of a thief so they couldn’t steal any more.  Maybe that what we should do with murderers instead of squandering tax payers money housing them in prisons all their lives.  It’s: ‘i before e except after c.’ So why is the word ‘their’ an exception?  We tolerate thieves today.  Perhaps we’ll tolerate murder as well one day.  Not a good thing!
  • If all this can emanate from a dream, perhaps we should head them more closely…
  • Are the homeless happier than us?
  • Never judge a book by its cover!

Better Blogging Techniques

Visual Tags

I was CONTEMPLATING Evelyn wood’s SPEED READING course, and came up with a SCATHINGLY BRILLIANT idea to help us beginners along when reading, long drawn out blogs…  Ordinarily, we read from left to right, horizontally, LINE by line.  It’s possible however, to READ vertically, just scanning down the PAGE quickly, and look for KEY WORDS that give you the JIST of the entire ARTICLE.  It suddenly occurred to me while I was watching my favorite COMEDIAN PERFORM: ‘LEWIS BLACK.’ i saw that part of the REASON he was so FUNNY, was because he would EMPHASIZE certain words in his SENTENCES, and POINT with his FINGER when he did so!

ACCENTING particular WORDS this way is very easy to do, and SHOWS me just where all of my TAGS are, so I can quickly SKIM through the article and easily FIND all of my tags, and that it also improves my MEMORY because I also CONSIDER if I have already tagged a certain word before.  Like-wise, it gives BEGINNERS an OPPORTUNITY to ADAPT to longer reads by just PICKING out the main ENCAPSULATION of the article!

At FIRST, it was a little TRICKY as is any NEW LEARNING EXPERIENCE, yet you can quickly get the HANG of it!  Now I certainly don’t PLAN on using this in every single BLOG I write.  However, I do intend to WRITE a few of them this way, so that I cover a VARIETY of CATEGORIES, just to see how PROFICIENT this new way of BLOGGING truly is.  I KNOW  what you’re THINKING: is this going to confuse SEARCH ENGINES when all of my tags are capitalized?  I’m not just sure.  However, people have told me that I’m MISSING out on a larger blogging AUDIENCE by not using INTERNET EXPLORER…

I DISAGREE!  Internet Explorer can also bring you HACKERS to take over your COMPUTER, and VIRUSES that can shut you down for GOOD!  My blogging audience keeps steadily GROWING, and if I COMMENT and, ADD new BLOGGERS to my viewer CUSTOMER BASE on my READER and frequent FACEBOOK more often, this should be sufficient enough in itself to attract others to my blog.  I’ve also noticed that tags become less frequent as I PURSUE a specific TOPIC line.  And it gives NEWBIES a better IDEA of what words are appropriate for TAGGING and which ones are not…

Point Form

Give a MAN the TOOLS to build a HOUSE who’s never seen a house before, and he will BUILD you a very UNIQUE house! So I can’t over emphasize the VALUE of IMAGINATION and CREATIVITY as the two of the foremost tools NECESSARY for EMPLOYING BETTER BLOGGING TECHNIQUES!  For this REASON our VOCABULARY tends to grow, having us employ larger words to both shorten the length of our blogs and DRIVING our point HOME in a more PICTURESQUE FASHION.  Although, you should never use a LONG  word where a SHORT one will do, point form is a rather INGENIOUS  way of encapsulating MATERIAL, it also can be used to RECAP main THEMES and CONCEPTS when the idea of a blog is particularly COMPLEX in NATURE.

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Happiness

Mat.5:1-16

When he saw the crowds, he went up on the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he opened his mouth and began teaching them, saying:3 “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,*+ since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.4 “Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted.+5 “Happy are the mild-tempered,*+ since they will inherit the earth.+6 “Happy are those hungering and thirsting+ for righteousness, since they will be filled.*+7 “Happy are the merciful,+ since they will be shown mercy.8 “Happy are the pure in heart,+ since they will see God.9 “Happy are the peacemakers,*+ since they will be called sons of God.10 “Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake,+ since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.11 “Happy are you when people reproach you+ and persecute you+ and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake.+ 12 Rejoice and be overjoyed,+ since your reward+ is great in the heavens, for in that way they persecuted the prophets prior to you.+13 “You are the salt+ of the earth, but if the salt loses its strength, how will its saltiness be restored? It is no longer usable for anything except to be thrown outside+ to be trampled on by men.14 “You are the light of the world.+ A city cannot be hid when located on a mountain. 15 People light a lamp and set it, not under a basket,* but on the lamp stand, and it shines on all those in the house.+ 16 Likewise, let your light shine before men,+ so that they may see

your fine works+ and give glory to your Father who is in the heavens.+