Thanksgiving is Over

Well another Holiday down and if I include New Years Eve only two left for the year, it has been a hard year to get thru, becoming more and more withdrawn and I just got off the phone with Dr. Painfree and my Insurance isn’t going to cover the new drug that makes me into a happy son of a gun so nothing will change there, I slept off and on all day yesterday which is a new thing for me to do, but it seems I can only get a couple of hours in at a time so that is the only way to catch up, as far as my photography —hmmm, well I’m getting less creative or am I ?.. I seem to shooting less due to the fact most typical photos bore me, so I just don’t know what is going to happen there, it’s not for the lack of love of Photography but more that I’m changing in the way I think about it, I’m putting together a site of Black and Whites shot with my Rolleicords, I’ll start the site with a couple of Landscapes I did last year but I want everything to be Fresh and new, I figure it’ll take a year or two to finish the site, I’m much more pickier shooting film due to the cost and I want every shot to say something, I’m naming the Project after my Great Grandfather “Fountain Fox”, I love his name and just thought it shouldn’t just disappear, even though I never met the man I guess it’s a piece of my heritage I’ll never know about but want to still be tied with, using his name is the only way I can think of… It has been colder than a Witches Tit in the Morning and these old bones just don’t seem to want to do much till Noonish.. Well that is my Rant for the morning, Freedom wants out so I’ll be back later.


So today my bottle of Jade East Cologne came, this is First Generation by Swank, so this Cologne is actually a 49 year old bottle, I guess I have to have trust that it is the original Cologne in the bottle but it is kinda cool,  Retro Cool,  to have the same Cologne I had back in High School, it does smell a bit different than my memory serves but that is a lot to ask of my little brain to remember exactly how it smelled.. I have been smelling Jade East for the last month or so and it is a bit different than the smell in my head… oh well, it’s still cool.


Smells and Flashbacks

Well it’s almost nighty night time but before I call it quits for the day I wanted to mention something that has been on my mind for about a month or so, lately I have been smelling a Cologne that I used when I was in High School called Jade East, it just seems every once in a while I would get this whiff of Jade East, now I haven’t thought about Jade East in 50 years so I guess I will have to get myself a bottle and see if it smells as I remember and just maybe it will help me understand why I am getting this sensory overload.. we’ll see. Now another thing that is on my mind is how some news commentators are using Twitter and so is The President Elect Donald Trump, so if you want to know what is going on in America you need to have a Twitter Account and follow those people whom interest you, so I have done that, I now have a Twitter Account and Follow Trump and Tucker Carlson I find it interesting that I can get The President Elect’s thoughts and the days dealings right on my computer without waiting for some News Commentator to make his opinion up about what is going on. I really am not one for New Technology or Social Networking BUT if I want to find out what is going on without being lied to the Twitter thing is the best way about it… Damn I’m being sucked in, I’m going to lose my Retro Amateur Status… Well good night and ~Peaceful Dreams~

UPDATE: Okay I bought a bottle of Jade East, I’ll let you know if it really brings back memories but here is the clincher, it was made by three different companies, Originally by Swank which is what I would have worn back in the mid 60’s, then it was made by Songo until .. whatever..LOL, then and now it is made by Regency, reading the reviews the Songo formula wasn’t done very well but the newer Regency formula was closer to the original, but I went ahead and bought a 49 year old bottle of Cologne by Swank, now you can’t get any more retro than that, guess this will make up for me having a Twitter Account.. My Favorite Scents/Cologne’s through my lifetime have been Jade East, Paco Rabanne Pour Home,  Drakker and Bijan, I just emptied out my bottle of Bijan that I have had for about 10 years and really liked the earthy smell of it and if for some reason I can’t stand the Jade East I’ll go back to the Bijan.. well that’s the skinny of smells. looking forward to some good Flashbacks. ~Peace~

Mr. Excitement

Yesterday we flipped My Mattress, the yearly flip really helps and I seemed to sleep much better last night.. after all that excitement I had a Peanut Butter and Raspberry Preserve sandwich and went to bed…Yawn, awoke at 2am in pain but the sleep I did get was nice.

My Rant for the Day:

The Broadway Play “Hamilton” cast decided to give Vice President Elect Mike Pence a piece of their collective mind at the end of the play, he was in the audience, they stood there on stage and ridiculed President Elect Trump’s Political Platform, people in the audience booed Mr. Pence, but later Mr. Pence said “That was the sound of Freedom”, now here is the kicker, quite a few of the stars of the play don’t even vote..LMAO

Javier Munoz ,who plays Hamilton, hasn’t voted since the 2006 midterm elections. Dixon’s records show he didn’t vote in 2012

Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, who players James Madison and Hercules Mulligan, registered to vote in 2005 but hasn’t been on record voting since. Seth Stewart, who plays Thomas Jefferson, voted in 2008 but not in 2012.

So thanks to them and people like them Trump is President, I’m not going to make anymore of a deal out of this beyond what I have just stated, I could care less if they want to flaunt their stupidity in front of an audience and the American People then let it be so, the voice of the people who did vote has been heard and The Stars of The Broadways Show got their 15 minutes of fame… LMAO, is it time for a nap yet…LOL

Last Year – December 2015

So I was going through some files looking for some pictures that would tell me when the Snow Geese come to Town (they aren’t here yet) and I found these shots from The Kernville Barber Shop, and I thought I would share.. Here is George the Owner looking out his front window on a slow moment of the day, and also a very creative Ricochet Shot Selfie that I did using a couple different mirrors, it also tells me how long I have been growing this beard, I had cut it off last year and it didn’t take long for me to not like what I saw so I immediately grew it back..LOL – Anyways here is My Old Friend George and My Selfie.

One of the real cool things about Photography is, on this Day of December 2 2015 I created a window so I could look into the Past from the Future, it is somewhat like Time Travel. I also found a Still Life I had shot last December that looking at it now I decided I liked it, Retro Scanning has its benefits, I noticed I had it in a folder labeled Hammershoi, Hammershoi is one of my favorite Painters so I must have been influenced somehow by Hammershoi when I shot this still life.


Well it’s Raining today, or shall I say a light Sprinkle, but whatever it is it has an effect on my Psyche, I love the way it smells and the overcast skies and also Geneva is baking some Banana Bread Muffins, so it even smells better… Till Later – Yum !

Politics and Farts

This WordPress Site is mine, and like a Fart My Opinions sometimes slip out and stink, but it is My Opinion and not open for Debate on this site, If you have a Different Opinion WordPress is kind enough to give you your own Site Free of Charge, where you may voice your opinion, with that said I would like to point out that I try my best not to create or recreate any lies, take it for what it is worth, which is not much since it is just an opinion, many of my statements are hopefully light hearted and bring a smile to your face… ~Peace~

Photo Trip

Freedom and I decided we needed to get out of the house for a few hours and take some photo’s… First, when Freedom wants to get out of the House he does this to me.


This is Freedom’s way of saying “Dad I’m Bored Shitless”.. So off to the Beautiful City of Trona, where I took this picture of their Catholic Church,


This Church looks as if it is about Three Stories High and built by poured Concrete, very strange building I have to admit. After a few photos around Town it was time to head back home, Freedom really didn’t get to walk around very much so I decided to pull over at The Pinnacles Entrance and let him walk around a bit and take a Pisser, wel when I pulled into the Entrance I found this sitting there, which gave me one more Photo for the trip.


Now Freedom got to mark every Rock out there and I got one extra shot — off to Home and back to My Sanctuary… ~Peace~