Posts Tagged ‘Money’

19
Feb

Service Engine Soon

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

Service_Engine_Soon Crap.

Anyone have a car they’re willing to give me? Notice I don’t say sell me; that’s because I cannot afford to buy a new car. All of my money is wrapped in my various enterprises and a car is not on the docket.

The car – my very faithful Lucinda, the 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer – however, seems to have a different idea.

Sigh.

 

~KR (Written on 18 February 2011)

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19
Jun

Flat Tristan Goes Texas!

   Posted by: MB    in Daily

Flat Tristan Goes Texas

3 May 2010

One of last week’s posts was a shot of the “Flat Tristan” Nicole’s son made—a “paper doll” of himself that I was to photograph and send back to the school. I took him for a walk with the dogs and placed him in a local bluebonnet patch to represent his visit to Texas in the spring. The instructions from the school were to send him back with his photo and perhaps a souvenir for the child. I was sorry to say that money and time were both a bit tight and I couldn’t easily find a good Texas t-shirt that I really liked. I didn’t really know what size to buy for Tristan, anyway. I did find a really cool key ring that went in the envelope when all was said and done. I know when I was a kid and had only a couple of keys of my own, a cool key ring was an awesome thing. Hopefully, times haven’t changed much in that regard.

But, I felt I hadn’t done enough. I mean, I don’t live anywhere cool enough to have a giant arch, or statue, or widely recognized skyscraper … and my photos weren’t very exciting. The dogs added a personal touch that was fun, but … what else could I do? Then, I got the brainstorm … Flat Tristan should go home dressed like he’d been to Texas! Tristan had colored him in a t-shirt and blue pants I fancied to be jeans … so that part was done. A Texas t-shirt for the paper doll was my first thought. I made it from heavy scrapbooking paper (of which I have plenty!) and even remembered to put little tabs on it here and there like paper doll clothes always have. I was pleased with the results and then got another idea! A hat! He needed a cowboy hat. And when that turned out so well, I thought boots just had to be next.

I am very pleased with the results of my efforts and I hope that Tristan, his teacher, and even Nicole get a good smile out of my silliness.

~MB

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4
Jun

A New Hat

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

30 May 2010
We were very pleasantly surprised by a Colorado contigent at Scarborough Faire this weekend. Our very dear friend who plays the Sheriff at the festival arrived along with a number of other performers. It was, despite the overwhelming heat & humidity a very welcome treat.
Stupina Has a New Hat
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 4 June 2010)

Listening to:

Culture Color Money Beauty by Tigarah
from FIFA ’08 Soundtrack

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Auto, Did not fire

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18
Jan

Money Stack

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

13 January 2008
I was scuttling around packing for a trip I was taking the next morning, and remembered I had no cash. So, I raided my store of singles so that I could appropriately tip the various folks that provide service to you on a trip (shuttle drivers, wait staff, bartenders &c.). I dropped the small stack as I was trying to extract my wallet from its buried position in my backpack. Instead of scooping it all back up, I thought, cool photo. Not that it is a cool photo, but that's what I though when I took it.
Money Stack
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 15 January 2008)

Listening to:
Some random television program to which I'm paying no attention

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.4 sec (2/5)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 1 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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25
Jul

Construction

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

24 July 2007
Construction. That bane of every driver has come, in aces, to my neighbourhood. You see, a Wal-Mart is opening just over 2 miles from my house at the intersection of a busy FM highway and one of the primary arteries between Mansfield and Arlington. Despite much opposition and votes against the construction of this Wal-Mart, which necessitated the destruction of a beautiful section (one of the last in our area) of woodland, it is progressing. There does not seem to exist a direct correlation between surrounding property values and the existence of a Wal-Mart so certainly I can’t use that as any sort of defensive stance. Although independent studies done by Thomas Muller on the effects of Wal-Marts in Iowa suggests that property values could decline by 16-20% in the years immediately following the erection of the sprawl. However, since each Wal-Mart also contributed about $2 million to the local tax base, the detrimental effect was overlooked at the micro level as the macro level tended to benefit. As a small business owner (Bannockburn Bridge & East Wind Games), I am petrified by the construction. Not only does the on-going construction have an immediate negative impact on traffic flow and pattern, the long-term shuttering of long-established retail outlets is, sadly, a foregone conclusion. Wal-Mart will force a number of smaller businesses in the area to finally make the difficult decision to nail shut their doors for good. Does Wal-Mart really need a fourth megaplex in a 5 mile radius? I would hazard that they do not; but what am I? Just a little guy in a really friggin’ big world.
I took this photo for two reasons:
Construction
First, I took it to get the above diatribe out of me. It’s cathartic, I feel better.
Second, my friend Terrill challenged me to take mono-or dual-chromatic photographs in order to better myself. It’s easy, he says, to take a photo of highly-contrasting colours and make it work. It’s much more difficult to take a photo consisting of only familial colours. So, that’s what I’ve tried here. I espied the pattern on my way home, so at a friendly stop light, I leaned out the window and took the photo. The rusting rebar, the brown dirt, the dark shadows were all so very brown(ish), I thought “that’s it – monochromatic!” It’s not quite. But, close enough.
Cheers.

~KR (24 July 2007)

Listening to:
A Day Without Me by U2
on Boy

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20
Jun

Coin Stash

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

19 June 2007
Continuing with an accidental theme, here’s a photo I took at work on the 19th:
Money Stash
This collection of coins is stashed away in my locked desk drawer and represents approximately 7 years worth of lunch-money change. Most days I use a credit card or just don’t eat, so it’s not really all that money, but in these days every wee bit counts. So, I keep it around and dip into it occasionally for the odd snack or drink during the work day.
Cheers.

~KR (19 June 2007)

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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19
Jun

Jefferson is Clean Again

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

18 June 2007
What happens when money gets wet? That’s what we were finding out…accidentally. Laundered Jefferson
A few ones, tens and fives needed to dry out, so they got spread on the kitchen counter and left to air out for a bit. Safely ensconsed in the bank now, it was quite a mess and worth a photo.
Cheers

~KR (18 June 2007)

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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