Posts Tagged ‘miscellaneous’

After our visit it Tony Packo’s in Toledo, Ohio, I took a quick shot of this bit of street art from the car while we were stopped at a light.  (I was the passenger.)  And yes, I like Abba.

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I grew up for the most part in a small house in Omaha, Nebraska.  There were two bedrooms with the bathroom between them.  My mom made a beautiful third room out of the unfinished attic, all on her own.  My dad says he helped by staying out of the way.  🙂   That was my room, which was great.  But to get to the bathroom, I had to go through either my parents’ room or risk my life trying to get through my brother’s messy room.

The bathroom had white, hexagonal tiles on the floor, just like these I saw in a Philadelphia bathroom recently.  I’ve seen them other places as well.  When I had occasion to sit for a time in the bathroom staring at these tiles,  I discovered an unusual talent.

Stereoscopic photography, something we used in college geology class, is basically what Viewmasters do.  Two identical photos are placed a small distance apart and when viewed through a viewer, you see them one atop the other, creating a 3-D effect.  I could do that with my eyes, counting how many tiles I could get to overlap.

My geography professor didn’t believe me until I described a photo to him.  My eyes don’t cross, either.  I’m not sure how useful that talent is, but it’s fun and can be done other places than bathrooms.

Did you have tiles like these in your bathroom?  Can you see in 3-D?  Do you have an unusual/weird talent?

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You do?

Posted: February 25, 2017 in Humor, Just for fun, Miscellaneous
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Dappled

Posted: February 14, 2017 in Miscellaneous, Nature
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I’d like to mention the editing for this shot, but as it was done a few months ago on my iPad, I don’t recall.  You’ll just have to enjoy it without further edification.  🙂

© janet m. webb 2016

No, I’m not talking about not commenting or being on Facebook. But the level of accusation, anger, and animus there and other places these days makes me more fearful for the world than the issues being “discussed.” If we can’t talk nicely, even if we have to eventually agree to disagree, then these are very dangerous times indeed. So I was imagining if all those “a” words I just referenced went away, because we were all doing what our moms tried to teach us.

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But not both.

Posted: November 20, 2016 in Miscellaneous
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At least not at the same time.

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Stop!  Time out!  No political talk. It’s too late.  Voting has begun and will continue relentlessly until it’s all over, finally!

Let’s jettison the negativity and instead, let’s assume an attitude of gratitude.  Some of my friends and acquaintances are listing one thing each day for which they’re thankful.  Let’s try that.  I’m going to start and I’d like everyone who reads this post to list in a comment at least one thing for which they’re thankful.  It will do all our spirits good and is a great way to start or end a day.

I’m thankful for:

my family
a great church family
a great work family
a great blogging community
books
good food
travel
photography
thrift stores
being outdoors
having a place in Wyoming
horses.

OK, it’s your turn. I want to hear from you and I want all the positive noise to crowd out everything else for just a bit.