Out of words

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Obviously I have not had much to say. I am running around in so many directions that the last thing I had on my mind was updating my personal blog. I appreciate those of you who have stuck by me, or written asking me if I was ok.

Im ok. Im frazzled (but then that might be my new normal)

These couple of photos are ones that I have been working on with the help of some prompts.  My version of RED this year is Pink… just like me a bit faded 🙂


This particular one would not win any awards on “what is the subject.” but it is an example of fast moving water… with a bit of wonderful light reflecting and a slower shutter speed to blend the motion of the water.


Lastly — a sad note.  One of my favorite editing tools is Picnik — No big flashy — bell and whistle program but it was fun when I wanted something fast and quick! (as I have long said I am a lazy editor…) BUT … Google announced that the free program will no longer be available after April and so I am whining.

Now for the lighter side. If you have had an email account for any amount of time you have surely received funny emails that made you laugh.  Through the years I have kept some of the fun ones and I stumbled upon one of those the other day in trying to clean up my folders. I hope you get a laugh as I did re-reading it again! (wish I knew who wrote it, as I would love to give them comic credits!)


The Zen of Sarcasm

01. Do not walk ahead of me for I may not follow. Do not walk behind me for I may not lead.  Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me alone.


02. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.


03.It is always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighborʼs newspaper, that’s the time to do it.

04. Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.

05. Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

06. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

07. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

08. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

09. If at first you don’t succeed, sky-diving is probably not for you.

10.Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

11.If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably a wise investment.

12. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

13. Some days you’re the bug; some days you’re the windshield.


14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket


16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

17. Duct tape is like ‘The Force’. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

18.There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

19. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.

20. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

21. Never miss a good chance to shut up.


22. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.


Enjoy your week! Thanks for stopping and remember to find the beauty… RIGHT smack dab in front of you!

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February 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Photography | 9 comments


9 responses to “Out of words”

  1. Claudie says:

    Can you hear me laughing from here??? Can you??? LOL LOL…. LOVE it…and now to make you laugh. I sent this to Julie when she was feeling blue. Now it’s your turn.

    1. When you are sad — I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you that way.
    2. When you are blue — I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.
    3. When you smile — I will know you finally got laid.
    4. When you are scared — I will rag on you about it every chance I get.
    5. When you are worried — I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining.
    6. When you are confused — I will use little words.
    7. When you are sick — Stay the hell away from me until you are well again. I don’t want to catch whatever you have.
    8. When you fall — I will point and laugh at your clumsy self.
    9. This is my oath….. I pledge it to the end. “Why?” you may ask?, “Because you are my friend”.

  2. Carol says:

    More words of wisdom:

    “Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of sh*t.”

  3. jeanne says:

    Claudia, First of all I love the photos. awesome and not unexpected when you are the photographer.

    Second, I haven’t stopped laughing. Zen, Claudie and Carol…too much fun. I am trying to think of something to add to this hilarity.

    Ok, a joke…
    A man spoke frantically into the phone, “My wife is pregnant and her contractions are two minutes apart.”
    “Is this her first Child?” the doctor asked.
    “NO YOU IDIOT” the man shouted. “This is her husband.” “HA”
    Love you bunches,

  4. wendy says:

    THIS was good medicine today. I needed the laugh. I loved everyones “additions” here.
    Reminds me of a quote I loved from the movie The Bucket List
    “Never pass up a boner or underestimate a fart”. I always laugh when I hear that.

    and of course your photography is Great. It is amazing to look at what people WHO KNOW WHAT they are doing, how pictures can be made so beautiful.
    AND…I am wondering, with all the people who are upset about Pinterest shutting down, WHY ARE THEY DOING IT.
    makes no sense.
    now what are we going to do????

  5. Deborah says:

    I love the water photo – reminds me of fireworks.

    Okay – here’s my laugh for the day:

    On a bitterly cold winter’s morning a husband and wife in Glasgow were listening to the radio during breakfast.

    They heard the announcer say, “We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the Snowplows can get through”. So the good wife went out and moved her car as instructed.

    A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said, “We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the snowplows can get through”. The good wife went out and moved her car again.

    The next week they are again having breakfast when the radio announcer says, “We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park…….” Then the electric power went out. The good wife was very upset, and with a worried look on her face she said, “I don’t know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snowplows can get through?”

    Then, with all the love and understanding in his voice that all Scotsmen who are married to blondes always exhibit, the husband replied “Why don’t you just leave the bloody car in the garage this time?”

  6. Dotti says:

    Laughing! Thanks for the humor. (But hate the news about Picnik. Sad.)

  7. well, this was just too funny…I laughed at your list and enjoyed the stories from the comments. I can’t think of any thing funny at the moment, but thanks for all the laughs. I am sorry for all those folks that used Picnik, but thank God I was not one of them, that means I would have to learn a whole new way of processing and this old mine can only handle just so much learnin’.

  8. Hi Claudia,
    Love your list, made me giggle. Love your photography as always. Thank you for being such a lovely friend and so supportive always.

    Wishing you a lovely day.


  9. Claudia,

    I needed this smile and good laugh today! Loved your Zen and your readers comments. Here is my addition: An old couple that was married for over 60 years filed for divorce. The judge was hesitant to grant the divorce and confused, asks why anyone after being married for so long would want a divorce? The old woman replied: We were never happy but decided to wait for the kids to die.


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