Sunday, July 19, 2015

Baby Pictures: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, July 19, 2015

Outside my window …  Hell hath no fury like Southern summers.  Whew, doggie!

I am thinking...   of having an Auntie's Day Out with my grandnieces again.  My "Mini Me" asks me about it every time I see her.

I am thankful...  that this horrible weekend is over.  Other than going to church and worship team practice, I spent most the weekend in bed.  I was nauseated and as weak as lukewarm dishwater. 

In the kitchen... nothing.  I've got to get to the store for some tasty healthy food.  I'm craving honeydew and cantaloupe.
From the Workshop...  I've got several service projects going involving giving to our military.  I should have some photos to post next time.

By the way, if you're interested, the Flip Flop Coasters I posted last week are for sale.  Message me for details at
I am reading...  Finished The Grizzard Sampler by Lewis Grizzard.  The Review is here.   The other books are still in progress.  I'm adjusting to my new schedule better now, so I should have more time to read.
I am looking forward to...  Work.  I'm also looking forward to finding some real in-your-face relationships.  Virtual friends are proving to be very capricious.  It's very easy for one to say he cares over social media and flee for the hills when reality hits, but I don't want to be like that.  I'm certainly tired of drawing that kind of friend.

Getting consistent sleep is on my list of things to look forward to. I'll have one good night followed by several fitful nights.  I don't think it's my early work hours; it may be the heat.  The temperatures around here have been in the 90's with 100+ degree heat indexes and nights are simply the leavings of the hot day.  Yes, I've got air conditioning and fans running, but I'm one of those weird people who can't sleep without covers.  I know, but I've never been able to break that habit.
I am learning… As stated above, I learned that social media friends are too fickle to be trusted very far unless it's someone I also know face to face. 
Around the house... I've been working on getting my bedroom to stop looking like an okra patch.  It's actually not that bad, but being too tired to straighten it up makes it worse.

A favorite quote for today... 

"I don't like pampered children, and I don't like papered dogs. I want a dog with character and personality; one who had to turn over a trash can once in a while just to keep food in his stomach.  And I like a dog who knows enough about where puppies come from that he can choose his own mate and take care of business without waiting for some high-hatted human to 'arrange' a canine tete-a-tete for him." - Lewis Grizzard

"Giving Northerners unbuttered instant grits is an old remedy for getting rid of tourists." - Lewis Grizzard

One of my favorite things...  Favorite color:  Red

A few plans for the rest of the week:   Work, rest, catching up on reading and craft projects.
And now for something totally different...

Anyone ever used the photo kiosk at the local Wal-Mart?  I did.  It was only the second time I've used it, but this is the first time my photos had to be "inspected" before I could pay for them. 

Salesperson:  "That looks like a professional photo."

Me: "Excuse me?"

Salesperson:  "That looks like a professional photo.  Do you have a copyright notice for this picture?"

Me: "Sir, that is my baby picture.  It's more that 40 years old."

Salesperson: "Do you know who took the picture?"

Me: "I have no idea.  I was six months old."

Salesperson:  "I'm sorry, but I can't sell that photo."

Me:  "Do what?"

Salesperson:  "I'm sorry, ma'am, but I can't sell that photo."

Me:  "You mean to tell me that I can't pay for my own picture that has already printed?"

Salesperson:  "Ma'am, our policy keeps us from risking a copyright lawsuit from the photographer."

Me:  "The people who took that photo are DEAD!"

Salesperson:  "I'm sorry ma'am, I would sell it to you, but they have cameras on me and I don't want to lose my job."

Me:  "I don't want you to lose your job either, but this is ridiculous!"

**Hands salesperson 35 cents for the one photo I could print and left before I said the cuss words that were going through my head.

Another thing that ticks me off about this exchange is being told that I could just print the picture at home myself.  OK, my choices are spend 35 cents (that I did have) to print the picture with Wal-Mart or spend more than $20 (that I did not have) for a printer cartridge plus however much the photo paper will cost.  Am I missing something here?  Dave Ramsey would be pimp slapping people right now.

Look, I know places have to be careful for copyright infringement (or do they?), but can people not have the right to exercise some common sense?  A lady in line said to me that they wouldn't let her buy a picture she had taken with her own camera because it looked "too professional."  I guess when I upgrade my digital camera, I might as well stock up on cartridges and photo paper. 

By the way, I wonder what they did with my baby picture?

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  1. Okay! What an interesting daybook! I'm just gonna take a wild guess here. Younlike Lewis Grizzard. :-) You mentioned him last week too.Your Auntie day sounds like fun. Hope you get to do it. I am sorry to read that you were sick. Hope you are back in the pink! I am a northerner and I love grits and the tourist thing was funny!

    1. Yep, I do. My quotes for the week come from books I'm reading, sermons I've heard, or just life around me.

      Thanks for reading. Glad you liked it.

  2. I loved your photos near the end. You know, I find the friend senario true but in opposite manner. I find the physical friends that I have had to be fickle and my online one to be true in nature. Good luck in your pursuit of true relationships.

    1. Then you have found something rare. I know that everyone has the potential to be fickle and lie, but it's much harder to lie to someone face to face than to safely tell falsehoods behind a computer screen.