This past year, we’ve had to halt a lot of our regular activities because of the Covid pandemic.
Among these is visiting salons to keep our hair under control.
With the availability of vaccines and by maintaining the recommended safety precautions, some of our family has been able to trim our long, difficult hair.
We decided that it would be fun to record our “looks” from 2020 and 2021. Below you can see the results.
For some of us, we resorted to cutting hair in the yard.
Maybe you’d like to keep souvenir photos like these for your posterity. Snap, snap, snap.
or any other creature on video
I understand that I need to keep the gate to the backyard closed otherwise unwanted animals might stray onto our property. I especially don’t want a moose coming into the yard; it would eat all of our newly planted vegetables.
I came across an article in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago that convinced me that I could make sure that neither a moose nor any other undesirable fauna would sneak into our yard.
And so I followed the advice and found an inexpensive device that I hope will alert us to potential invaders.
Here’s a couple of video clips of our first encounters with nature’s offerings. BTW, night images don’t appear in color, only day light when the IR illumination isn’t being used.
Well, we didn’t catch that moose on the video, just a hungry little rabbit. But I assure you that the trail camera is ready for whatever may invade our yard.
A local tiki bar that I frequently visit has a plethora of statues and artwork adorning its spaces. I notice that many of the images depict lovely ladies but they all seem to be sleepy.
I’m wondering if this is a normal view of women in areas where the original tiki bars are located?
A New Take on Cloud Computing
I never expected that cloud computing would evolve to this.
Below is a form of “video in the cloud” from Cisco. The data is hovering over the Convention Center at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today.
I think this works only when the sky is clear!
🙂 I heard no announcement as to availability. 🙂
I’m a frequent visitor to Chinese restaurants. You might say that I’m a big fan of Chinese food.
But something has been bothering me for the last several years. Let me explain and then you can judge for yourself whether it bothers you too.
When the server seats us, she brings the usual: a napkin, a tea cup, a plate and chopsticks. Of course the bamboo chopsticks are wrapped to keep them sanitary. By the way, I hate those plastic chopsticks because they’re slippery, but that’s not what bothers me. You’ve undoubtedly noticed that the chopstick wrapper usually has printed instructions explaining how to use the chopsticks, but that’s not what bothers me either.
Actually, the thing that bothers me has nothing to do with Chinese restaurants at all. What bothers me has everything to do with the non-Chinese restaurants.
What if someone went into a restaurant, say to have a meal of spaghetti and this person doesn’t know how to use a fork? How would he get those long strands of pasta into his mouth? Of course, this dilemma isn’t unique to Italian food – think German sauerbraten, French coq-au-vin, English roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and Spanish paella – the food has to make its way from the plate to the tongue.
To be fair, this isn’t much of a problem with pizza, tacos or hot dogs since you can always eat these foods by hand. But by and large, the culinary world doesn’t look kindly on hand-food.
So I’m proposing an easy fix for those guests who have not yet mastered the art of consuming food with a fork. For the benefit (and non-embarrassment) of these guests, the restaurant establishment should consider wrapping their forks with the following instructions:
So now it’s your turn. Did I hit the nail on the head?
Written by: Arnie Lee