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1 hour ago, grasshopper said:

My Datsun 510's name was Animal. It was stock. What a fun car. 100HP in a car that size.... you can want more.. need? Not really

Yes.

We had a Datsun dealer in Kansas City affiliated with Bob Sharp Racing; you could get the 2 liter engine and 5 speed from a Datsun 2000 installed in your 510 with a racing suspension AND a factory warranty. Once you drove one, you went looking for Alfas, TRs, MGs and BMWs...

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The days of "Pro Photographers" are just about done I think.  I gave it up when I saw kids from Japan showing up en mass on the Ohio State Football sidelines had every piece of Nikon gear they made.  Much cheaper in Japan and many of them had parents who worked for Nikon so it was even cheaper/free or dirt cheap.  

 

They had the best and newest auto focus gear you could buy.  Not me Sherlock, I know when to say when.

 

One of the guys I know jumped in with them and he always had the latest and greatest.  Thing was he got told the University didn't need him and they were pulling his passes last year.  No explanation other than they were changing things w/the photographers.  Even the guys from large papers weren't going to get two passes like they used to.

 

Today the University is providing the majority of the photos released to papers.  The kids w/the gear and the OSU/MI game a couple years ago when Braxton Miller the OSU QB got hit in the knee w/someone's gear walking by him just prior to the game. 

 

It also gives those Journalism/Photo majors an opportunity to build a resume.  Another thing that comes into play is all of us "old guys" shot primarily in Back & White AND WE kept our negatives.  An envelope full of pics for the guys workin the parking lot will ALWAYS get you a great parking spot!   :)   

 

The Uni wanted the negatives so they could put them into their athletic photo archive so they could sell reprints to the public.  Seriously?  I was asked many times for my negatives and sat on them.  Ha!  Today B&W or color w/one stroke on the keyboard.  We're done unless you've got 40k to spend.

 

Wedding photos?  NP cause uncle Charlie has his cell and is gonna cut your throat after you set the shots up.  Practically zero reprints so no money to be made there.  

 

Toast!  Done!  

 

I'd have done yours for free Bill.  😂  😂  Family rate!  😎

 

 

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@Marvel those Playing For Change videos are always a "feel good" listen and one of the best things since WWIII started late `19. Everything (mostly not physical) is decimated and not too many realize it for what it is.

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Ok, just WHAT is going on in here?   Too quiet!  Seems to be a monsoon out @grasshopper's way.  Hope his wife made it home so he didn't have to run that fishin boat up to pick her up.  Youngest said it's been pouring in Phoenix and tonight's weather map hasn't changed.  Not good!

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it's all good.

I was busy yesterday. Over at the neighbor's, cutting weeds. Paying for it today. Getting up and down is a bit slow. 

 

wife made it home fine. She did go through some water. She was doubting her early out today... until she got a call from a gal that was trying to get to the school shortly after wife got home.. turned into an adventure... a wash party. It pays to keep a few non-perishable munchies in the car. Some extra clothing, too

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It rained last night , not much , a fresh land rain over 6 hours. Is not particularly much but has cooled the air. During the day it is only max 77F . It's still late summer but it's getting autumn ....the first trees are losing their leaves, the green is fading and changing colors to natural fall colors. Our annual Sea Side Taint Festival had started yesterday. Many german pop / rock bands are playing there, lot´s of international food bar, many many taints and approx. 1,5 Mio Visitors w/in 2 weeks . Hasn´t happened the last 3 years because of CoVid, so this time our folks are hungry for this event

 

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2 hours ago, Dave1291 said:

@grasshopper ya had me wondering!  Glad she's home.  Just take a couple tylenol for those aches and pains.  hahahaha  The neighbor appreiciated it though.  Score any good stuff next door?  We know ur watching that place like a hawk!  😂

 The stand mixer.... a stove and cupboard... our kitchen isn't finished. We do have a stove. I hate the damn thing. The burners pulse heat. It is made that way... Like a thermostat.... I like a constant heat. One burner doesn't pulse.... it goes WOT. The part costs more than we paid for the stove or the "new" one.

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4 hours ago, Dave1291 said:

Just take a couple tylenol for those aches and pains.  hahahaha 

 

....you can call it that if you like. 

 

and then I cut weeds down here.... today

I half joke abot it taking 3 hours to get that 50 feet from the doghouse. I can find a lot to do along the way LOL

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Everything is reminding me of FL lately. Speedos and spandex just ain't right sometimes! (shakes head smiley)

Got just about shaken out of the bed at 4am today with a short strong t-storm. Made the 20 oz minimum at almost 5 then laid down for an hour at 8. made 20 more a big salad with blue cheese and the pork tenderloin is almost ready. Not bad for a gray day.

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Howzit?

I buggered my back a little more. Moved the stove by myself. Dragged it acrass the yard on a 4 wheel cart.... I think it's a luggage cart from a hotel. The stove fit nicely on it. I was hoping to get it here before the rain. That didn't happen. I got soaked. I put a tarp over the stove. The cart is ours now, too. It has a bar for hanging items.

Took the tarp back and was offered a marble top wine cart. It has wheels, so, I dragged it home. It is fairly new. No idea what I'm gonna do with it. I may save the marble and toss the rest.

 I needed some 1in X 4in [or 6] to build a cabinet for under the cupboard. There were some wooden bedrails. That'll do. Snagged 3. They were all together.... I don't know where #4 is.

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