Friday, March 23, 2007

Friday Frivolity #7 - Charlie the Unicorn

Amazing what kids find amusing...

This YouTube video is just plain sick and wrong, and that's why it's this week's Friday Frivolity.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Watch Out - He's Thinking Again!

I've been thinking lately (yeah, I know, that's more than a little dangerous - and not recommended without a smoke detector). What have I been thinking about? Well, lemme tell ya...

I have my photos hosted on Flickr, and out of those nearly-500 photos there, there are maybe a handful of them that fall in the category of "Hey, that's actually not bad! Did I do that?". So, I said to myself, "Self, maybe it's time to start another blog, just for my art photos," and I replied, "You know, that's not a bad idea!"

So I've been pondering putting together a second blog site - I'll keep this one as my mental toxic-waste dump for your viewing pleasure, and the other one for my attempts at "serious" photography. Okay, I'm no Ken Rosenthal or Ansel Adams by any stretch of the imagination, or even a Carol Schiraldi. They're all really good photographers, and I'm not. But that's really isn't the point. I have a few fairly good photos in my opinion, and I'm hoping that will eventually grow to a larger number of better photos over time. And I want to be ready for that when it happens.

I've been tossing around a couple of ideas for working names; either "Crafty Photography" or "The Crafty Photographer" (I'm very much leaning toward the first one, as the site is supposed to be about the photos, not the photographer). And I think I will have that hosted on Blogger as well - it's familiar, and, well... cheap.

And of course, now I guess I'm gonna have to break down and come up with that dreaded "artist's statement" that I've been putting off for a while...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I Love Pizza, but This is Ridiculous!

Feeling hungry? Got some extra money to burn? Try the $1,000 Pizza!

I kid you not. This guy, Nino Selimaj, who owns a bunch of pizza places in New York City - which explains much - created this piece of gastronomical indulgence called the Luxury Pizza. It has caviar (6 kinds, so told), lobster, creme fraiche, and chives.

What - does the delivery guy drive a Brinks armored truck?

I'll stick with pepperoni and extra cheese, thank you.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Friday Frivolity #6 - A Question for the Ages

I wish I could take the credit for this one... it was emailed to me earlier this week.

Dearest Friends:

I am writing to you to ask for your help in shedding light on a perplexing situation I find myself contemplating.

I have selected you as a group to aid me because you have known me for a number of years and I value your opinion. Your religious experiences are varied and that is important to the problem with which I am faced.

Over the years, we have all observed the seemingly random factors that affect all of our lives, sometimes without apparent rhyme or reason. We have seen some marriages dissolve over nothing, and others grow stronger under adverse conditions. We have seen fate play a role in who survives critical illnesses and who succumbs to them. We have all seen good people suffer great misfortunes while some people of low character thrive. In our lifetime, we have seen Churches and Religious institutions all around the world become revised, televised, energized and even scandalized. We are all well aware that a higher power has control of nearly all things. Personally, I have stood in the doorway of a 7/11, amid a shootout between the police and a gunman, and walked away unscathed. On a golf course, I saw a lightning bolt strike a man dead while those of us nearby where untouched. We all watched as Hurricane Katrina ravaged some areas of the coast and left other nearby homes standing intact.

The enormity of these random and seemingly unfair applications of good or bad fortune is at the core of my dilemma. Over the years I have studied sacred writings of all major religions , and recently I have reviewed many of these great books searching for an answer. Alas, I have been unable to fathom the following, and now I pose the question to you...........

Why would the highest power in this universe take Anna Nicole from us and leave Hillary behind ???

Friday, March 09, 2007

I'm Baaack!

Day 121: 2007 03 08 - Back, originally uploaded by CraftyGuy.

Told ya I'd be back!!

Just when you thought it was safe to surf the 'net again...