Thursday, October 27, 2011


My youngest Son loves the holidays, especially Halloween.  He never fails to come up with creative costumes for the parties he attends.  At a recent gathering of friends (he has tons of friends) they carved some pumpkins.  I'd like to share them with you, if you have a minute.

 And... I just happen to have a couple of shots of a past costume!

Pretty cool, huh!  By the way... my Son carved the Phil Collins pumpkin.

Thanks, Son... I love you!  

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

4 T

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY... AGAIN, SON!  Slow down, please, you're making me an old woman.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm Feeling Grumpy

In my area, one of the things you don't want to be without is AC.  Right now... I am.  That makes me grumpy.  Not nearly as grumpy as it would have if the temps were still in the triple digits, but grumpy none the less.

Another thing that makes me grumpy, is when I feel I have offended someone and had no intention to do so.  Please forgive me if you have taken offense at my moaning about Lightbox.  I mean you none, I just enjoy your the heck out of your photos!

I've mentioned on numerous occasions that I'm a much better follower, than I am at posting.  Many of the blogs I follow post excellent photography!  I enjoy seeing the world through their eyes and camera lens.  Also, I don't skim posts.  I read every word and take my time looking at the photos.

The Lightbox feature that blogger has, once again, added, makes enlarging the photos to full screen, impossible.  Personally, I don't like it.  For the people that wish to hurry through the blogs and be able to skip clicking on a photo, then clicking again, to view it at maximum detail... Lightbox is your ticket!  You can view them all, very quickly.

However, if you want to allow your viewers the ability to appreciate the detail, I don't personally think it's the way to go.

Blogger has allowed options this time around.  For those who aren't aware of the options, this fix is simple and I am going to post it below.

Thank you, Blogger, for listening to us and allowing us the option to make a choice.  Choice is a good thing!

Here is the option:

Brett here from the Blogger team. I wanted to follow-up on this thread to let everyone know that we truly appreciated all the feedback you passed along during the initial launch of our lightbox feature. We ran through the list of issues and have spent a lot of time improving the feature, which we're now excited to launch again later this afternoon.

Besides fixing a handful of bugs, we've also created an option to disable it per blog, which can be easily found in Settings | Posts and Comments in the new UI, and Settings | Formatting in the old UI. We'll also be posting more information later this afternoon on, so keep an ear out for that post.

Thanks again for helping make Blogger better,



Sunday, October 9, 2011


Mom, why did you cut my pizza???

Oh, yeah... thanks!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I'm A Tech Idiot

I complain, a lot, about being an idiot with new technology.  Or, changes in the limited technology I'm familiar with.  When someone sends me something like this, I have to smile and say, "Thank goodness I'm not THAT bad!"

Have a great weekend!