Thursday, July 28, 2011

candy and toys

To whom it may concern:

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I left half-a-bag of Peanut M&M's downstairs next to the remote control. When I returned the following night, I thought I might like to have the rest for a snack. The goodies were gone, but the litter was left behind. That goes beyond just plain wrong, it is downright cruel. Sleep with one eye open.

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And now, on to other things. The camera I used a couple of years ago has come out to play again. It is a Sony Mavica. The battery won't hold a charge, but it works if I plug it in.

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This image is a glass candy dish in the dark, illuminated only with an ultraviolet flashlight. I doubt this little flashlight will cause any harm, but I read somewhere, that UV light stimulates vitamin D production and that it may cause positive mood bursts. That is happy news for anyone who's M&M's have not been absconded.

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You know what else? I discovered that where Picasa's touch-up tool is not small enough, I can open the JPEG in Paint, and use that to color the pixels. That's how I removed the table's glare from under the bowl and my fingers that were pinching the top of the bowl. So easy!!!

12 comments:

EG Wow said...

AH! Where there's a will there's a way, as the saying goes. Good work with your old camera. Your inventive mind may come up with something GREAT in your near future. (OR your fairy godmother may gift you with a new camera. Well, it COULD happen. Maybe.

Thanks for the M&M warning. It wasn't me...but it could have been if I'd been there. I'll sleep with one eye open from now on. :)

George said...

I hope a whole bag of M&Ms mysteriously appears with your name on it. I'm impressed with your ingenuity with both the old camera and Picasa's limitations. Your photo is cool.

imac said...

Who's a clever chappie then, well done.

Have I got to send you a pkt of M&ms now then?lol

Craver Vii said...

Thanks for your encouraging words, EG. There is a plan in place and if it works, then I should have a small camera-replacement fund in a couple of months. I was hoping for thirty thousand dollars, but it looks like I will have to settle for four hundred dollars.

Remember: one eye open... ;-)

George, I am already blaming ET for the missing M&M's. Maybe if I drive up to Canada, she'll buy me another bag.

Wait, are you saying that YOU were the runcible one, Imac? I don't know how you did it; you're even farther than EG!

lime said...

i am indignant on your behalf, pb m&ms?! stolen?! just so wrong. though i confess if i were close i may have been tempted to take a few...

hangs head in shame

donsands said...

You really are one fine photographer my brother. Keep on taking them pictures Craver. Nice.

Have a great weekend with the Holy Spirit, who is in you, and with you 24-7.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: I say when its in the bowl its up for grabs. You snooze, you lose my friend. Cool looking dish you captured.

Shammickite said...

Hmmmm.. it's bad enough having a sneaky hungry thief with a sweet tooth living in your house, but an untidy one too? Bad, very bad.

donsands said...

I was just thinking it may have been a mouse, hey.

Craver Vii said...

Lift your head back up. A few is fine Lime, and I am happy to share. But they took the whole thing, and left the box. I never asked who did it. Thank you for sharing my righteous indignation. ;-)

Thank you, Sandman. I enjoy testing the limitations of both the equipment, as well as the user. Speaking of the HS, I think he sometimes uses photography for my sanctification.

Oh, but it was not in the bowl, Fishing Guy. Thanks for the heads-up though. I'll guard my M&Ms carefully if we ever get a chance to met. Heh, heh.

You've got it, Shammy. That untidy aspect was the thing that made this especially devious.

A mouse would have to get past my cat, first Sandman. If it can succeed in that, then it deserves the candy.

donsands said...

Pixie and Dixie always got past Jinks. Just saying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSjX51ZkAFY&feature=related

Have a very joyous week my brother. You have been a great blessing to me.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."-Paul (1st Thes. 5:11)

Rachel Grace said...

I think whoever stole your M and M's should replace them. :-) BTW, I'm not into chocolate or peanutbutter M and M's and haven't really seen you since Saturday, so it wasn't me. Honest.