The pictures in the folder 10-31-07 display both a terrifying display of brute strength and a terrifying display of Halloween costumes.
By dusting off these pictures and adding them to the current Smugmug Photo Gallery, I was able to restore the following blog posts:
I have now restored all of the October 2007 blog posts to close to their original glory. Now I can’t tell you why I’ve felt motivated to restore decade old blog posts, because I know that nobody is checking them out, but I can tell you that I’ve learned a lot about who I used to be. I used to be somebody that put up photos within minutes after taking them. The current me has photos that he took close to a year ago that he still needs to look at. I probably need to find some middle ground on that.
Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve more Iowa State Football and some surprising tailgaters!
This is unfortunately a little late, but Happy Independence Day to those of you that celebrate it!
On a personal note, this was the first year that fireworks was legal in Iowa in something like 70 years. If my neighborhood the last couple of weeks is any indication of the years to come, they can go back to being illegal.
One of the smartest and most talented and most interesting people I know!
Happy birthday Steph!
For those of you who don’t have the good fortune to know Stephanie, she is in the bunny glasses.
Unrelated, for some reason Michelle from day job made this video. Enjoy:
As always, if you are an email subscriber to this here blog, you will have to go to the website to watch the video. It is 16 seconds long and it is glorious!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Photography 139!
As this is a romantic holiday, I would like to share one of my favorite quotes from my favorite romantic movie of all time (500) DAYS OF SUMMER:
Tom works for a greeting card company.
Tom: Yeah, uh, this is… And Rhoda, no disrespect, but um, this is total sh!t.
Tom: “Go for it” “You can do it”? That’s not inspirational, that’s suicidal. If pickles goes for it right there, that’s a dead cat. These are lies. We’re liars. Think about it. Why do people buy these things? It’s not ’cause they wanna say how they feel. People buy cards ’cause they can’t say how they feel or they’re afraid too. We provide the service that lets them off the hook. You know what? I say to hell with it. Let’s level with America. At least let them speak for themselves! Right? I mean, look! What-What is this? What does it say? “Congratulations on your new baby.” Right? How ’bout, “Congratulations on your new baby. Guess that’s it for hanging out. Nice knowing you.”
Vance: Sit down, Hansen.
Tom: How bout this one, with all the pretty hearts on the front? I think I know where this ones going. Yep! “Happy Valentines Day, sweetheart. I love you.” That sweet? Ain’t love grand? This is exactly what I’m talking about. What does that even mean, “love”? Do you know? Do you? Anybody?
Tom: If somebody gave me this card, Mr. Vance, I would eat it. It’s these cards, and the movies and the pop songs, they’re to blame for all the lies and the heartache, everything. We’re responsible. *I’m responsible.* I think we do a bad thing here. People should be able to say how they feel, how they really feel, not you know, some words that some stranger put in their mouths. Words like “love”… that don’t mean anything. Sorry, I’m sorry. I, uh… I quit. I’m… There’s enough bullsh!t in the world without my help.
Think I’m going to watch that movie right now!
Pretend like I published this on January 1, just like I meant to do.
It is that day at Photography 139 Headquarters where we take down our old Photography 139 Calendar and put it in the trunk with many of the other remnants of our past.
We like to think that 2016 was a successful year for Photography 139 and I’d like to thank everybody that was responsible for making it appear so.
So to my list of email blog subscribers…
Tim Tucker’s Lady Friend
Thanks for a great 2016! Of course, I’ll try to do better in 2017. Hopefully our little family will continue to grow in the new year!
Merry Christmas everybody!
Hoping your Christmas was magical enough that you got a gift that was Godzilla related!
I didn’t get around to wishing people Happy Thanksgiving this year through my normal channels. So, if you are used to getting some kind of message from me on Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas (for example) but didn’t get anything from me this year… don’t lose heart. Nobody didn’t get nothin’ from me this year. (I think that is the proper number of negatives.) No real good excuse. I could say that I was busy, but everybody can say that. I mean except for the people that did wish me Happy Thanksgiving. I am in the debt of those people and I will swear to do better next holiday that matters.
So let me take this time to belatedly wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! In the laziest way possible.
The inflatable turkey (a multiple child acknowledged COOL decoration) came out of semi-retierement and graced the entrance of my church for our annual Free Community Dinner.