Tuesday, February 21, 2006

THE FRAGRANCE OF ADOLESCENCE, and photography

I have a house full of adolescence teenagers.  My house smells like a whore house in the morning.  I am practically gagging as I come down the hallway in the morning.  Dickidoo is usually gone before the kids start their daily preening but he starts later with his new job.  This morning he joined me in the 'gasp for life'.   Art explains that he wears his cologne so heavy because it wears off quickly.  Becca educated us on the fact that 'cologne' was spelled with a silent 'g'.  Too bad it didn't have a silent 'scent' as well.  The air quality can't possibly be healthy in here.  I can almost taste it.  Yuck!

I heard that in his last video, Osama Bin Laden vowed that he would never be taken alive.  Okay, sounds good to me.  Carry on Troops, as you were!

Next to my family (notice I said 'family' and not 'home'), photography is my biggest hobby.  I took a class in black and white photography in high school, but it only touched on the surface of the craft.  Later I tried to continue my love for the craft but was limited to 36 exposures per roll, plus the cost of developing which made it difficult when one was living on a budget.  A few years ago Dickidoo purchased me a digital camera and all of that changed.  Last year he bought me a bigger and better digital, an SLR with a zoom lens, and I haven't been home since!  Its not unusual for me to shoot up my entire memory card in one outing.  My card used to hold 500 exposures but I've upped the resolution so now it holds only 250.  Not a problem, I just go home, download the files to my computer and go back out again!  Online I have been guided by Steven from (sometimes)photoblog who's awesome pictures accompanied by tips and how-tos have inspired me greatly.  I have recently joined up with a wonderful group of digital photographers at the The Round Robin Photo Challenges that not only gives me the opportunity to strut my stuff but allows me to see the diverse interpretation of a simple theme from about a dozen other remarkable photographers.  A special 'shout out' to Plittle from Aurora Walking Vacation who not only offers his appreciation for my work, but occasionally leaves advice which challenges me towards new techniques. 

For a good time, click here!  Don't worry, its just the link for my photo journal.

Through the Eyes of the Beholder.....


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13 comments:

deslily said...

I always go to your photo journal to get envious lol...

ummm, i remember well the cologne days of my 2 sons.. keep the faith.. eventually they stop! (unfortunately mine stopped AFTER they moved out! )

xomywayox said...

Congrats on the Guest Eddie! Now as far as the whore house smelling thingy. LOL That's funny!
Cool J....I'll be back again

Brenda

princesssaurora said...

I love your photo blog... I love all your blogs!  I just love you!  I wish you were nearby so we could sit and drink a ton a coffee and talk all day and night and laugh about our kids and this crazy thing called life... oh yeah, and laugh at the hubbies too... lol

be well,
Dawn

gdireneoe said...

Oh man Dorn...I have the ORIGINAL mack daddy of whore house cologne here in my house..Capn'.  I'm serious...what you said about tasting it?...it really happens here.  LOL  Bleh!  Mleh!  Ptooweeptoowee! ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

sdoscher458 said...

Oh I love your photographs.  You definitely have an eye for capturing great pictures, it does take talent to do that you know. Steven's photography is so fantastic, and he is so helpful on a lot of things here in Jland, now I'm going on your site to see more pictures! That was a good thing that your hubby did, getting you that beautiful camera.  Oh, I do agree with you on Bin Laden, since he asked for it why not oblige?  Take it easy....Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

chemelia2672 said...

I'm the same way. I have been known to fill two 120mg memory cards on an outing.

sunflowerkat321 said...

You can never have enough memory.  My standard card is a gig and I have a couple 512 M besides that.  It's GREAT...isn't it!

promiseluv372 said...

Love that picture.  
My house always smells like dirty stinky boy feet YUK!  Then when he does the cologne thing it's a undescribable smell, ewwwww  I feel ya!

Love,
Promise

astaryth said...

Big Ditto on the Osama bin Laden thing!

I love your pictures, and your photo blog, heck, all your blogs <g> Oh, and when G. got me my digital, he went ahead and sprung for 2 memory cards for it (each 1gig) cause he KNEW I would need all of that space. Shhhhh.... don't tell him, but I STILL sometimes run out of memory at the end of the day if I've had a long one <LOL>
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind
http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/

astaryth said...

Big Ditto on the Osama bin Laden thing!

I love your pictures, and your photo blog, heck, all your blogs <g> Oh, and when G. got me my digital, he went ahead and sprung for 2 memory cards for it (each 1gig) cause he KNEW I would need all of that space. Shhhhh.... don't tell him, but I STILL sometimes run out of memory at the end of the day if I've had a long one <LOL>
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind
http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/

am4039 said...

well that picture is beautiful, you do great work.

sunnyside46 said...

a picture that says a lot
marti

njmom72 said...

Photography is a HUGE hobby of mine, too. LOL @ the morning "whore house"!

~ Susan
http://journals.aol.com/njmom72/InMyLife