Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy


Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime


A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.
A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn’t need.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.


Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, and she does.


A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, “You’re next.” They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.


Ode To My Subaru

Estimator left just left.
I would have shed a tear but it is 10 degrees out there.
My 10 year old car Subbie was totaled.(update)
I will have to break it to her gently, it’s not you baby it’s me…there comes a time in a man’s life when he has to move on…nothing that you have done…
Now, I await the call with the final verdict on Subbies life..I can hear Bohemian Rahpsody in the background…her lower lip quivering…3 inch exhaust shaking in disbelieve…”I gave you the best year of my life!…I took you places you had never been and now you cast me aside like forlorn shadows at daybreak” You will always be in my thoughts…I rode you hard and twisted you into corners until your tires squealed with delight or gave to desires through the night…I would turn you on and you would keep me warm on those long 96 miles home…I would rejoice in how you purred and how men would look as we approached…but you were beyond reproach…your curves so sweet and you glistened as the morning dew touched your skin…waiting for me to get inside of you and turn you on so we could take that long journey home…guys would wonder what an older guy was doing with a nice ride but you would flash a high beam and continue taking me places I had never seen…ode to my subbie

Not the equipemt

Visuals, three vehicles at a stop light just before getting on a the highway.
We have a mid-level commuter car, a high priced imported sport car and a rugged suv.
All three are vehicle that get you from point A to B.
One is affordable/dependable and the second fast with the third being able to anywhere.
Since we are all learning to drive/use our camera here have a 5D/D700is nice but a D3/1DmkII is overkill.
A salesperson will tell you to sell the old clunker and buy the latest and greatest and it has dual climate control (hello one with 80 degrees one side 32 on the other, think not)
What I am getting at is marketing they want to sell the newer model and make you feel like you are not able to do certain things without.
Yes the sport car can do 0-60 in 3.9 seconds the rugged suv can through the jungle/dessert.
How often to you need to go that fast or that far of the beaten path?
One of the first thing I show how to is selection and then mask in PS.
You want to know how to isolate by selecting and only effecting an area by masking in/out another.
This stuff has been around since the mid 90’s
If someone is but I have a new camera and I shoot raw, great PSE9.
You will have the latest raw engine I think it is 6 at this point and can still do the other work in PS.
Lightroom is a great product BUT it will not make a bad photo into a good one. The power to make good images is within the photographer.
The marketing of a product/service is to make a sale.
If we are starting getting into a vehicle we can not afford or handle will lead to frustration.
Just about every there is a post about how to use blank blank.
Each camera or program came with an owners manual and a help menu that the people who made spent a lot of time on and you paid for.
Between CS2 and Elements you can shoot up to the 5Dmkii. If you get the new 60D you might have to wait a bit.
The basics for editing are just the basic the foundation on which you built on.
Learning the ABCs takes you a long way towards writing a great novel. Having an i7 with 6 gb of ram and windows 7/Mac Lion(will be here next year) will not get that novel written. That system with CS5 or LR3 will not make your images sparkle, without you. You bring you to the journey anything extra is well superfluous.

God’s Light

Between two trees God’s Light shown from the clouds.
He said go through the valley and when you come to the foot of the mountain do not worry about it’s height.
Be thankful for your health and ascend it’s slope.
When you come to the summit do not celebrate in triumph over the mountain but extend your arm to those that are still climbing.