Hey, it is June. General Motors has declared bankruptcy. Something seems wrong about Fiat buying Chrysler and Jeep. (Remember, boys and girls, Jeep is a WW2 vet.) And, GM goes bellyup. Now, let it be said that in my 50 years of car ownerhip I have owned all or part of:
British built Metropolitian
Austin Mini – the original
Honda, another Honda
Plus 3 or 4 boring Toyota products
So, an American manufactured car has never darkened my driveway. It would seem that I am part of the problem. But, Ike Turner’s Rocket 88 is on my Fitness Walking playlist. That is about as close to a GM product as I get.
500 plus images came home from the bike race. Less than 50 remain. Doing better – keeping up with the newcomers at least.
Really tired tonight. Been trying to get in a “forced march” every day. That would be 30 minutes of walking like I am going to miss the last train out of town. I hope that I will get used to the forced march and will start feeling stronger. For now, I just feel tired. Very tired.
I am trying to knock my blood pressure down. Carlton is sort of a “Christian Scientist” w/o the God component. He doesn’t approve of modern “life style meds”. Meds that try to control blood pressure, cholesterol, sleeping, etc. So, I am trying to keep my BP out of the scary range with exercise. And diet.
I managed to batter my images from 2001 into the previous post. My latest WordPress project will be to find a more elegant solution. I am sure there is one to be had. I just have to kick my senior brain cells into action.
Farm market – one block away – opened today. Not much to be had yet – but the old vendors were back. I got asparagus, strawberries and honey. And an apple turnover for Carlton.
Think I have finished culling, editing and cataloguing my images from 2001. Next step is to select the top 20 and have a little book printed. Well, I can not find 20 that I good enough to include. So, I shall resort to the last refuge of the amateur photographer – family snapshots. Forgive me. Also trying to figure out how to do pictures with word press. Stay tuned. Ah, I see – titles muck up the thumbnails. Found a better way. NextGEN Gallery Plug-in.
Enough already. Time get on with the important work of the day – bathroom cleaning!
I am finishing up the photographs from 2001. Came upon this snapshot of “MomIda”. She was looking happy and healthy. Thirteen months later she was dead. Which reminds us – Nobody is Promised Tomorrow.
So, Peg, keep deleting those photos. Keep simplifing your life. Keep stuff organized. Never know when you’ll be shipping out.
Carlton and I have reached the age where – as a friend’s father says – “Keep your blue suit pressed”. Well, I don’t have a blue suit. But, I do have a “Final Exit Play List” – suitable for listening to while on route to funeral/memorial service.
A Change Is Gonna Come – Neville Brothers
The Far Side Banks Of Jordan – June Carter and Johnny Cash
In This Life – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Looking Forward – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Goodbye My Friend – Keali’i Reichel
Lullabye (Good Night, My Angel) – Billy Joel
Someday Soon – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Dress Sexy At My Funeral – Smog
St James Infirmary – Louis Armstrong
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Neville Brothers
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean – B.B. King
Only Good Times – Keola & Kapono Beamer
The End of the End – Paul McCartney
Every time a go on a photo trip to Arlington Cemetery – I make it a point to seek out a specific grave. This time I went to find Dashiel Hammett – author of hardboiled detective stories – inventor of Sam Spade and Nick and Nora. He spent WW2 in Alaska and was blacklisted in the 1950’s. Thanks for all the good stories Sgt Hammett.
BTW – he is buried in an “ordinary” location – not in one of the VIP sections.