Spark

I finally made the decision to purchase a Drone a couple days ago and have been getting familiar with it the last couple days here inside where the wind isn’t blasting. Las Vegas has had in my view, an unusually long wind storm which has been going for almost two days to a greater and lesser degree. Enough wind already. But it’s the damned cold that really grinds me. It was thirty five degrees this morning. Screw that shit.

So the wind has me grounded before I even make my first drone liftoff! Some drones can fly in somewhat windy conditions, this little Spark which is built by DJI, can’t handle super strong winds. And it’s still windy out there! Apparently I may not lift off today but that doesn’t mean the Nikon can’t work! I’ve no plans for this Tuesday other than waiting for calm weather and making an important phone call…

Now I have to learn to properly and safely fly this!

The Big Valley

Continuing with photos from yesterday, I used the Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens for all of these. This lens makes mountains look smaller than they actually are but captures the valley nicely from an East-West perspective. I will never tire of this place which I find regenerative, energising and just plain old beautiful. Perhaps my not being born and raised in this gorgeous state gives me a bit different perspective? Hmmm.

Let It Go…

I’m going to be perfectly honest here (not that I’m not honest with you always), this Michael Jackson Tribute Concert as it’s billed kind of irks me. I remember jamming Jackson’s music on my turntable in my bedroom years ago when living at home with the folks yet. He had a fabulous career and was a hell of a performer. But good Lord, the man died terribly in 2009. Let him go, stop using his name to make money. So cheesy man…

Tit For Tat…

Occasionally, I’ll unfollow certain accounts on Instagram for my own reasons which may be simply being bored with an account, to an unfollow based on certain things I may have learned about the account since the initial follow. Yesterday I unfollowed two accounts, this time because they were too similar to each other and were basically redundant. What did I get with this action? Two unfollows.

So yes, Instagram is so freaking tit for tat. Some people totally micromanage their Instagram accounts. Really? And am I guilty of doing the same thing when I unfollow for my own reasons? No. I am in no way attempting to make any monetary profit or looking at Instagram as a freaking popularity contest. Apparently, I have a life outside of online social media where as others lack that. If true, it’s sad…

An irrelevant photo from yesterday on Sahara Avenue…

Never Text & Drive!

OK, this video arrived via email this morning from my buddy Dave back north in Michigan. Frankly, it makes me rather angry to see people doing this, it’s common and incredibly stupid. Occasionally, I’ll see someone stopped at a traffic light and still madly tapping that device. I watch them with an Eagle eye. I hope they look up and see me staring at them. Your busted, you idiot. I could have been Metro…

Today’s Bible Lesson

Today’s Bible Lesson

In today’s world with President Trump getting hit daily I decided a little Bible Lesson might be appropriate. Remember what Jesus said: “Goats on the left, sheep on the right” (Matthew 25:33). Jesus also told Peter that if he wanted to catch fish, to do it from the right side of the boat. He did and filled the boat with fish.

John 21:6 (NIV) He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.” Origin of Left & Right. I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the “right” and Liberals are called the “left”.

By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV) – “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen. It surely can’t get any simpler than that.

Spelling Lesson:

  • The last four letters in American: I Can
  • The last four letters in Republican: I Can
  • The last four letters in Democrats: Rats

End of lesson. Test to follow on November 6, 2018. Remember, November 2018 is to be set aside as rodent removal month. Please share this Bible Lesson with all your friends and email buddies to help achieve that goal. Never grow a wishbone where a backbone ought to be…

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I received the above text from my old friend Dave back home in frozen Michigan. I claim no copyright to the text but I do most certainly agree with it! Politics are just plain old bullshit.

Fresh Coffee!

Good soaking wet morning from Las Vegas, it’s been raining all night and will apparently rain today as well. Lovely! We need this so badly. I was sooo tired last night that I went horizontal at eight PM which is crazy early for me. But we all must listen to the body. Sleep is so very important for all of us regardless of our age and health issues. But it’s morning, time for coffee! I’ve basically no photos but my Cloud Archives so it’s time to be creative eh? I had a video planned for this post but it’s crap…

So I stepped outside and made this one…

Piggybacking

Yeah, a messed up name or word but that’s pretty much what I saw this eve. During TV commercials, it’s a routine thing for me to have a quick break outside of my tiny mansion on the tiny patio. Not a Balcony which is what my neighbours have upstairs, duh. I’m standing there in my T shirt, sweats and house shoes and sipping a cold one. I hear soft voices. Ummm, eh?

About two seconds later I spied a man and woman, middle aged I suppose who were huddled together, obviously over a device. I turned around to look the other way wanting to avoid anything. The whispering continued. I became concerned, hey man, this is MY tiny front yard! After several seconds, I turned to find the woman looking square at me but not face to face of course.

After a few more seconds, I turned and inched to the opposite side of my patio and leaned in a bit, trying to see what these two are up to. No, not cool on my part but regardless, what are these folks up to here? I saw a glimpse of the screen. There is no doubt for me that these two are up to no good. They are attempting to find an open WiFi Router. Yeah. Well….

Good effing luck suckers. My pass codes are incredibly difficult. The odd element here for me is that just today I added another security camera to my residence. The entire place is covered with video surveillance. Who knows. It’s more likely a random happenstance. Yet I can’t help but be a bit suspicious of this occurrence. One thing is certain – I’m not living in Podunk these days…

Wikipedia on Piggybacking.