Butterfly season always sparks an interesting picture or two...
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Friday, October 31, 2014
Zazzle caused me to change the way I take pictures.
Normally, if I'm going to take an animal portrait, I want a vertical ("portrait") shot, as opposed to the horizontal, "landscape," one. But I changed that from a rule to a general guideline when I realized that Zazzle allows you to add captions on the fly, as you're setting the picture up for sale--and again, when you're purchasing your item.
So my "rule" for framing shots kinda went out the window, and I often found myself shooting animal portraits with space around them--specifically to leave room for a caption on a Zazzle product.
Please feel free to suggest more captions for these images in the comments below, or head on over to Zazzle and caption some stuff yourself!
|Spots and Shadow|
|I Could TELL You...But THEN...|
If I Want Your Opinion, I'll Rattle Your Cage!
I Could Tell You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You.
What Do You Mean You Voted AGAINST Ron Paul?
Sic Semper Tyrannis
The Fed: Turning Nest Eggs Into Chicken Feed Since 1913!
There's No Saving Throw Against Stupidity.
|By Any Other Name|
|I Survived The 80s!|
|It's Not An Attitude!|
|Flutter On By|
|Did You See THAT?!?|
Who's Afraid Of Mencken Hobgoblins?
Sic Semper Idiota!
Becoming Roadkill Is Not A Valid Career Option
|Don't Even Think It.|
|Would You BEE Mine...?|
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Today is the 14th of October. We are a hair over two weeks from Halloween, one of the spookiest days of the year; and one day past that is the start of Nano, which is an even scarier prospect, but we will save that for another post.
Today is also the day that a brand-new ebook appears on bookshelves, called Perchance to Scream, which contains 13 stories and one poem--which, by some strange and unusual cosmic coincidence, also add up to 14. Yes, fourteen spooky items, presented for your enjoyment, on the 14th.
It's got a haunted house, bloodsucking feathers, ancient evil entities with unpronounceable names, cybernetically enhanced zombies, mutant human-dragonfly hybrids, and a particularly nasty breed of psychic eel. Being scared has never been so much fun!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
I mean...Presidents lie. Wilson promised not to send soldiers into WWI. Roosevelt made similar promises, while trying to get Japan to throw the first punch. "I am not a crook." "Read my lips." "WMD." "I didn't inhale." "You can keep your insurance."
...but you can trust the rest of the government, right?
The military lies. Tonkin, My Lai, Abu Ghraib, Pearl Harbor..."truth is the first casualty of war."
...but you can trust the rest of the government, right...?
The IRS lied ("we would never audit political opponents.").
The NSA lied ("we would never spy on American citizens.").
Now we find out even the CDC lies ("we would never cover up negative vaccination data.").
So, I guess you can trust the government, right? Except for any agent or agency that's been caught lying in the past, that is...which sure seems to me to be...well...ALL of them.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
...quite a lot can happen...
See, I met this girl...well, online, anyway. Virtual Reality, you might say.
When two writers get to know each other by email and chat before ever meeting in person, you'd be amazed how well they get to know each other.
After weeks...maybe even months...of emailing and chatting, we finally agreed to meet and go on a "first date."
I totally and completely screwed up that first date by not being able to find her in a crowd. (That raises an interesting question--can you still call it a "first date" if you didn't actually speak to each other...?)
(I won't even mention how badly I screwed up the "second" date...)
By the "third" date, though, things were--finally--starting to look up...and after that somewhat rocky start--and probably thanks to the literally millions of words exchanged by email before she managed to get a glimpse of the size of my nose--we seemed to hit it off pretty well.
Yes...here we are, sixteen jobs, two states, five thousand miles of relocation, and ten years later.
Yes...it was exactly ten years ago, today, that I blew that "first" date.
Maybe it's a weird anniversary to celebrate, but, then again, *I* am weird, so...
...happy anniversary, Babe.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I am happy to announce that two more of my voiceovers are now available:
For a complete list of all of my voice projects to date, check out the last section in my Online Resume, and please check out all of the latest additions to the Mises audio and video library. And, as always, comments, critiques, and criticisms are definitely welcome.