Coffee and musing…

IMG0981AI find life interesting and I find that I do dumb things at times. Yesterday, I was staining a walking stick and using a rusty nail and vinegar solution. It was strong and I mean strong, then after doing the staining, I realized that I had turned the tannins in the tea stain and most likely in my skin, black. I then looked at the bottle of vinegar and realized that I was using 80% vinegar. That means 80% acetic acid in the vinegar and that means some strong stuff… 🙂

The walking stick came out perfect and is the best I have ever done, but, I fried my hands and it is going to take time to wear out the colouration that has embedded itself into the skin on my hands. I am talking some serious deep colouring, like a tattoo… (LOL, it is really cool!)

I have scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed, but no way it will come out and it took scrubbing five times just to stop the acetic acid from converting the soap to lye. Or at least that is what it looked like and I can tell that it sucked the moisture out of my hands. Then I scrubbed three more times and soaked in plain water for 10 minutes to counter act the effect. At least stop the reaction…

Then I went back to work on my walking stick…

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olympus-sz-14Well the above is something that worked for the stick, but kinda messed up my skin on my hands. Now something that works for me…

Olympus sz-14! This is the camera that Sveta bought for me. It is small, 24X zoom and takes fantastic images. It is not the big camera (it is not apples to apples,) but it is a camera that I can stick in my pocket and take images when needed. It does take fantastic close ups and below is an example…

woodvine

Or normal image…

wood vine

And the colour is not bad…

fall time

It is what works for me…

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Well the above camera is wonderful and Sveta really picked out the best there is for what I do in the village. She is a smart girl and she just seems to know what is perfect or not…

The rain is falling and the lake is half empty…

lake empty

Thus, it is a yucky day. The image above is an image of where they will pull the fish from. The harvest happens right there and if you look closely, you will see concrete pads laying out of the water now. That is where they do all there work from and normally it is all hidden under water. This all means that any day now, the cranes, fish trucks and a bunch of guys will come to harvest the lake. The fish are being squeezed into a smaller and smaller area. It is time…

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texet-my-phoneAnother wonderful item, an item that just does the job is my phone. I talked about my cellphone last year and if you follow the blog, you understand that I kill cellphones as fast as I get them. Therefore, when I have a phone that has survived the onslaughts of life in my hands, then that phone is one tough device…

The phone is to the right and it just does what it should do! Survive dropping, drowning and big grouchy bears… 🙂

It really does look as good as when I bought it and it has outlasted a dozen phones in the past. It simply is that good…

http://windowstorussia.com/one-thing-i-am-good-at-is-destroying-cellphones.html

It has been a year and the phone is fantastic. The only complaint is the camera and I have yet to figure out why even put a camera on a phone, if the camera just plain sucks at taking images?

Got me…

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The rain has interrupted the day, thus I will read! I am hooked on these Jack Reacher books and now understand the controversy over the movie. I watched the movie a few days ago with Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. If you never read the books and that is a huge portion of America, then the movie is Okay! But if you have read one Jack Reacher book and watch the movie, then the movie is a hill of beans and it it rotten…

Tom Cruise as a 6 foot 5 inch, 250 pounds of killing machine, is not at all appropriate. Tom Cruise is about the size of (the character known as Jack Reacher) one of his legs and camera angles just made me laugh at the attempt to cover up a shrimp playing a lobster…

Tom Cruise is 5 foot 7 inches people…

I realize Cruise is a money maker, but it only works in this case, because no one reads any more and the ones that do read, are few and far between. If we had readers, then they would never cast a tiny guy in the place of a big guy character…

That tells me something about our society…

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Time to go and see everyone tomorrow…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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