May 17th, 2005

dad & fish & i

tape *insert various unladylike profanity*

this is a plea for all of you who have yourself, or have siblings or other family members who have family photos in their posession. i don't care if they are snapshots or professional photos or whatever...


tape is very good for wrapping presents and repairing ripped paper, but it should never, ever come anywhere near a photograph. you're better off using a M2..

you'll save you loved ones from endless aggravation when they go through the stuff when you're gone.

a good idea is to take the ENTIRE bunch of photos to kinkos or to work if the place you work is nice. copy/reduce to fit several on one page, and make a few black and white copies of each (reduced size) going though with a family member (send one set of the copies to a trusted relative) ... and then each of you writing on one of the COPIES - who/what/where/when it is of. brainstorm on the ones you have issues with.

purchase some archive box (es) and put the papers with the copies of the photos with the notations in it. the boxes have plenty of space for the extra piece of paper. that way you have the small image copies with the notation AND the actual image.

if you don't have mounted photos you can just get boxes like this:

i am highly upset after finding antique photos (irreplaceable) TAPED into a "scrapbook". it will take months of restoration on my own, or hundreds and hundreds of dollars having the photos "fixed".

another good idea is scanning the photos at a decent resoloution and putting them on a website with a password. that way even the photos with your cousins in the bath together as toddlers in 1958 won't cause you to have served onpon your person a felony warrant for child porn.

your relatives and download/save/have printed the images directly.
dad & fish & i

no music on hold....

i have a tendency, when annoyed, to take it out on the person responsible.

strange but true.

so, if i spend over 45 minutes on an "important" phone call to a *government agency* "HOLD"

(this is when i am compelled to BE on HOLD that long... )

i have this personal policy... this is how it looks on paper...

time i spend bending your ear about nothing + time speant actually sticking to business = time i had to spend on *insert more unladyline profanity* HOLD

thanks for promptly answering my *more unladylike profanity* call.
dad & fish & i

more questions arise than are answered....

and my brother has no less than 27, 15 oz cans of "medium early june peas".

so are they:

medium EARLY june peas?
medium early JUNE peas?
medium early june PEAS?

or what?

i will tell you that they are mediOCRE, not medium anything.

there is no use for canned peas. they are smushy, pasty, salty, palorless things.

so how come 27 (plus the can i opened in curiosity) cans in the pantry?

ONE can of beans.
ONE can of tuna.

and 28!! cans of medium early june peas.

defies explanation just having ONE can of them...