Sunday, March 23, 2014

Learning Techie Things

A cello shoot that I had the privilege to participate in
Although I'm
horrible at
electronic stuff,
I embrace
it with my
heart and
soul.  The
mechanics of
it comes
hard for me.
Jeez, even
my older
didn't grow
up with
computers.  So where does that leave ME? You haven't heard
much from me lately because I'm on my "tunnel vision kick" to
learn the mechanics of my new computer. Things haven't changed
much from my old Mac but there is just enough change to confuse
 and leave me yearning to improve my videos.

The picture above was from a cello shoot, I had been envited to
tag along on because the musician had borrowed a Flamenco
costume of mine for one of her settings. I did absorb tons of
knowledge from these young professionals and I also learned
that some settings take physical stamina and courage.

I especially wanted to watch the shoot where she wore my
dress which took place atop one of the highest Bozeman
mountains, that meant a long climb carrying camera
equipment. I think they looked at my wrinkles and gave me
an easy out, saying it was a hard climb and would I rather wait
for them below.  No, I was determined not to let "age" get in 
my way.  

I even carried a portion of the precious camera equipment but
when we reached the top, my knees were jello.  What a gorgeous
view this spot presented but I couldn't even get my camera out.
What were these young people, Mountain Goats or just native
Montanans who lived for sports in these mountains?

No, I haven't been climbing any more mountains during my
absence but I'm doing a lot of studying and expermenting.

I'm always amused at people's reactions when they see
I live in a studio.

These 2 pictures are of what most people would have for a living room 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Manzanita

Happy Birthday to Me

Today Manzi is 84
Crash the cymbals
Beat the drums
I'm still breathing

Marilyn just sent me this

The Geography of Women  

Between 18 and 22 a woman is like Africa, half
discovered, half wild, fertile and naturally beautiful.

Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe, well
developed and open to trade, especially for some-
one of real value.

Between 31 and 35, a women is like Spain. Very
Hot, relaxed and convinced of her own beauty.

Between 36 and 40 a woman is like Greece.
Gently aging but still a warm and desirable
place to visit.

Between 41 and 50 a woman is like Great
Britain, with a glorious and all conquering past.

Between 51 and 60 a woman is like Israel, has been
through war, doesn't make the same mistakes
twice, takes care of business.

Between 61 and 70 a woman is like Canada,
self-preserving but open to meeting new people.

After 70, she becomes Tibet. Wildly beautiful,
with a mysterious past and the wisdom of the
ages. An adventurous spirit and a thirst for
spiritual knowledge.

The Geography of a Man
Between 1 and 80 a man is like North Korea
and Zimbabwe, ruled by a pair of nuts.