Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mardi Gras Parades















Yesterday afternoon was fun. I skipped the morning parade in Gulf Shores but went to the Orange Beach parade. I was at Silver Beach Condos to take photos of the snowbirds and the party given by Picard Rentals for their website. Once back here, I edited 90 photos last night !! But now they are ready to add to their site today. Picard had a cook-out in the parking lot, fun and games before the parade started.
Today is suppose to go up to 70 degrees---yeah !!

My friends at Picard Rentals climb up on the balcony over the elevator lobby and throw fancy beads and surprises during their snowbird (old folks from the north who rent during winter) party and before the parade comes by.

Down here Mardi Gras is a family event and the local churches all have floats. Everybody but the Baptists that is.

The guy by the orange float is my very good friend Mark Berson who is pres. of the Chamber here. The float had a big shrimp in the front but i didn't get a good photo of it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Back from Parades

I didn't see the Gulf Shores parade but I did see the Orange beach parade up close. I took a lot of photos. I didn't want to ride on the Chamber float this year...you have to be there at something terrible like 7 a.m. and it was 37 degrees at 7 a.m.
This afternoon it was nice and warm, total sunshine. Perfect day for a parade.
I took a bunch of photos of the Snowbird parking lot party for Picard Rentals.

Happy Mardi Gras !


Today is Fat Tuesday...school is out and parades are all day, even a boat parade later on today. It is gonna be 60 degrees and sunny. I am wearing long-johns under my jeans.
TTFN

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I think he can do it


One of these days I think I will try to hire this guy to get my life organized:
Create a Perfect World w/ Cool and Innovative Ideas

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Send Valentines


Well, Valentines Day is your chance to make amends to all the people who send you Xmas cards every year and you don't send cards to and also to contact all the old friends that you wish you had time to keep up with. Heather and I have made these great Valentines for you to print for free....we put them all on PrintPicnic. See www.PrintPicnic.com free printable Valentines.
Grab a pair of scissors an some double stick tape and you can make them 3-D.

Speaking of 3-D, did you hve your 3-D glasses for Superbowl Ads ? Also for that insipid so-called-comedy "Chuck" that was broadcast in 3-D the next night ?
I am all about 3-D, I love it, but pleeeeese, give me Masterpiece Theater" or 'My Name is Earl" in 3-D , not that stupid show "Chuck".

I think ALL tv should be in 3-D.

Well, new topic, now my 'ring' finger on my right hand is becoming a 'trigger finger' ...holy cow. I sure can't afford surgery on another finger. Why am I getting trigger fingers one after another ?

I read up on it online, am taking Ibuprofen and changing up hands from how I usually use them,,,,doing right handed stuff with left hand and vice versa. Do you have a backwards keyboard I could borrow? Oh wait, I'd need to move all the plastic keys around for that to work. I think. Anyway, Mayo Clinic says to sleep in a finger brace...fortunately I still have some bailing wire to make one. It also says to go get a shot in your joint...I might do that if I can find a hand doc that I have confidence in. My thumb surgeon retired right after my case. Right now I have no time to go traipsing off to big cities in search of hand specialists. If I am going to do that, I need Botox specialist in the worst kind of way. This has been a big time wrinkle year for me. Boo Hoo. I suppose one has these plateaus and then,,,whamo--Grand Canyon....this has been a G.C. year for me.

BUT...dear friends of mine have way worse problems than wrinkles...so I have a lot to be thankful for.