I Was Madea Today (almost)

Okay,  So, I wasn’t at K-Mart, I was at that other “mart” big box store. And, I did not go get the heavy duty lift and turn the woman’s car over, but the rest was close.

I was driving around and around the parking lot looking for a spot closer to the door, and I am sure I was driving slow. Then suddenly I see back up lights on 3 cars in a row, up in the parking spaces at the front of store, golden!

I slow down and wait, I  am blocking traffic in the front parking lot,  waiting on one of these dummies to back out, mind you there are three with backup lights ON. I wait and wait, and finally the third car from front starts to back out, ever so slowly, I am still waiting, and then the second car looks like it might go, so I wait a little longer, cause I don’t want to get backed into. But, just as I was about to start toward the parking space, some idiot gal speeds around me, just like in this video and gets my spot. I couldn’t believe it, I was pretty mad, thank goodness the other car backed out, but still, I was first in line for the next spot, just like Madea. But, instead of getting out and chewing this person out, (hey…I’ve done that….and I am NOT PROUD OF IT) I started laughing, because all I could think of was this movie. I am the old geezer taking my time and pissing everyone off. I love it, really.

So, in order to give myself a good laugh, and memory of this, I am writing it in my blog. Who knew I would get to star in my own version of Madea in that K-Mart episode. Thank goodness for laughter, even when it is just something petty like this.



Apple’s 4th Birthday

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I am so sad, her fourth birthday and all I do is sit here and try to figure out how to cure her. She is so ill. This photo will hopefully not be the norm, I hope to soon find a cure. Happy Birthday sweet girl, you know your mamma loves you.


I have the best life, ever!

I have the best life, ever!

Nags Head Beach, NC

My job it the best, I love what I do and I love the time I get for traveling and taking pictures. It is and has been such a great experience. I just returned from my latest mini vacation and I bet I took over 1000 photos during my time on the beach. The weather was great, the cottage was homey and right on the water, the kitchen was fun to cook in and I didn’t do much, but I got do what I wanted to when I wanted to. I have to say this was  a great vacation. Maybe one of the best, I love it when that happens, because I am 62 year old/young and I am still getting to enjoy so much in my life. DSC01885Here is the area I stayed in, see, it is right on the water, I could walk out my cottage and within 1 minute be right on the water. Really cool place.


Here is one of the days when the waves were crashing high on the shore, it was really fun learning how to capture the big ones coming in, it was cold, but I was dressed for it and I could hang out there for a good amount of time taking pictures. Apple was pretty patient with me, and all in all, it went well.


There are so many pictures for me to pick from and they all seem to be blending together, I have to say, once your on the ocean, the ocean is the ocean, no matter where you go, you see sand, water, birds and beach houses. My photos are beginning to seem redundant.

Maybe one or two or three more and I am stopping for the night…..


I love the soft texture the light is bringing here, it was sublime that morning..


Ah, yes….birds flying high, that’s how I feel.


The sun waited for me this particular morning.


Gosh, this took about 50 shots to get him actually surfing, he must be a beginner, but the picture turned out good. I think.

DSC02110going to try and keep this one going for a few days, I have so many pictures from the trip and really want to share them. Here are few more…


Each day I arrived on the beach to observe the sunrise, I was amazed at how different it would look. I have spent several winter vacations up the shore a bit at Virginia Beach and never saw the variety of different sunrises, and also, their is definitely something different about the way my camera is able to catch these.

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