Tripod in vibrating environment 

Good Morning,  !

Today is Friday, June 7.
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

Thank you Moe!!

Your wheels:
My dream car is a Stutz Bearcat.  I read a book called
Her Father's Daughter by Gene Stratton Porter when I 
was about 12 years old and it sounded different and 
fun.  Then the show Alias Smith and Jones came along
and I got to see one being driven.  I've loved it ever since,
but not something I can have unless I win the lottery.  :)
Thanks for all you do,
Regards, Margee :)

Here is Margee's Dream Car:

Send me pictures of YOUR wheels, or dream wheels!


Have FUN!

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Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious. --- William Feather
Ms Elizabeth Gold was shopping at a produce stand in her neighborhood. She approached the vendor and asked, "How much are these oranges?" "Two for a quarter," answered the vendor. "How much is just one?" she asked. "Fifteen cents," answered the vendor. "Then I'll take the other one," said Ms Gold.
Reading on Vacation "What happened?" asked the hospital visitor to the heavily bandaged man sitting up in bed. "Well, I went down to Busch Gardens on vacation and decided to take a ride on the Loch Ness Monster... As we came up to the top of the highest loop, I noticed a little sign by the side of the track. I tried to read it but it was very small and I couldn't make it out. I was so curious that I decided to go round again, but we went by so quickly that I couldn't see what the sign said. By now, I was determined to read that sign so I went round a third time. As we reached the top, I stood up in the car to get a better view." "And did you manage to see what the sign said this time?" asked the visitor. "Yes," he said sheepishly, "Remain seated at all times!"
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Thanks to Ella for this story: My husband and I decided to take our two children, then ages seven and three, to our favorite "adult" restaurant for the first time. The younger child refused to stay in her seat and danced around our table. Her sister, tears rolling down her face, laughed loudly at the three-year-old's antics and pounded the table. Beet-red with embarrassment, my husband warned them through clenched teeth, "If you don't start behaving, you'll never eat out with us again!" The man at the next table leaned over to his wife. "Look dear," he said. "Quality time!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Mhai Scott, 38, Sterling, VA Food Sample Server Goes On Rampage After Running Out Of Pizza, Shot Dead By Deputies Reported by The Weekly Vice Mhai Scott, a 38-year-old food sample server at Costco, was shot dead Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly threatened employees and then charged deputies with a knife because she ran out of pizza samples. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a Sterling area Costco Wednesday after employees called 911 to report that a co-worker was threatening to harm other employees with a knife and a pair of scissors. Investigators say Scott apparently became angry when she ran out of pizza, picked up the weapons and proceeded to a break room where she intended to confront another employee over the situation. An employee at the store told local media that Scott was using the knife to threaten a supervisor while "making strange comments about the pizza." Deputies who arrived on the scene asked Scott to put down the weapon, however, she refused and charged toward them instead. A deputy used a stun gun in an attempt to subdue Scott, however it had little to no effect, according to the arrest report. When Scott raised the knife and charged again, deputies fired several shots killing her. At that close range, no shots missed and nobody else was hit. Scott reportedly worked for Club Demonstration Services, which provides food product samples inside Costco's stores. One deputy was injured during the altercation and treated at a local hospital. Both deputies who responded to the call have been placed on administrative leave while officials evaluate the officers' conduct to assure appropriate procedures were followed. Charging at fully armed deputies with a knife and scissors qualifies her for not just a Bonehead Award, but a Darwin Award for voluntarily taking herself out of the gene pool. Tech Support Pits From: Yara Re: Shaky tripod Dear Webby I have to use a tripod to take pictures at work for maintenance planning. Flash is useless when distance is involved and the lighting requires long exposures. Combined with slightly vibrating floors and a shaky, well worn tripod, the pictures turn out crappy. Is there a fix fo that? Yara Dear Yara A modern camera with digital anti-shake technology takes care of that without any tripod at all. However, stay away from fancy SLR cameras like the Canon Rebel. They are too fussy for that kind of work. A Canon Powershot at a quarter the cost will do fine. Turn the automatic flash off in the settings and if necessary, tape down the flash. For the tripod use big gobs of two component rubber, like they use for patching conveyor belts, or a fast setting silicon caulk and attach tennis balls to the feet of the tripod. Then use a piece of coathanger wire to hang a metal weight off the wing-bolt or star wheel that is used to attach the camera. Do NOT use stretchable string or soft weights. Only a solid metal-to-metal connection lets you take advantage of the inertia of the mass in the weight, and forces the tennis balls to absorb any vibration. If you used a bungee cord and a sand bag, the sandbag would be perfectly still, but the camera would still vibrate. A hanging weight is not perfect, but it will cause a remarkable improvement. However, without the tennis balls or other small balls, the weight makes no difference. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Washing Small Items in the Dishwasher A lingerie bag is a great help in an automatic dishwasher for washing small, unbreakable items. Fill the bag, zip it closed and lay it in the top rack. Clothes pin it to the prongs if needed, if you feel it may bounce around. Items will stay in the bag, but the holes in it will let the items come real clean. This works great for plastic silverware, plastic figurines, and most anything that won't break. By Laura from Elberta, AL Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at
An American tourist in London decided to skip his tour group and explore the city on his own. He wandered around, seeing the sights, and occasionally stopping at a quaint pub to soak up the local culture, chat with the lads, and have a pint of Guinness. After awhile, he found himself in a very high class neighborhood..... big, stately residences... no pubs, no stores, no restaurants, and worst of all... NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS. He really, really had to go, after all those pints of Guinnesss. He found a narrow side street, with high walls surrounding the adjacent buildings and decided to use the wall to solve his problem. As he was unzipping, he was tapped on the shoulder by a London bobbie, who said, "I say, sir, you simply cannot do that here, you know." "I'm very sorry, officer," replied the American, "but I really, really HAVE TO GO, and I just can't find a public restroom." "Ah, yes," said the Bobbie..."Just follow me". He led him to a back "delivery alley", then along a wall to a gate which he opened. "In there," pointed the Bobbie. "Whiz away,... anywhere you want." The fellow entered and found himself in the most beautiful garden he had ever seen -- manicured grass lawns, statuary, fountains, sculptured hedges, and huge beds of gorgeous flowers, all in perfect bloom. Since he had the cop's blessing, he zipped down and unburdened himself and was greatly relieved. As he went back through the gate, he said to the bobbie, "That was really decent of you .... is that "British Hospitality?". "No" replied the Bobbie, with a satisfied smile on his face, "that is the French Embassy
Have I got a deal for you! Aquaponics is on special for $19 instead of the normal $97! What's Aquaponics? It's top secret technology some pros use to grow medicinal herbs and stuff in half the time and two to ten times the crop per square foot? Yes, it sure is! It is the technology of combining a fish tank, that produces all the nutrients the plants need, with hydroponics, that clean that stuff out of the water and preps it for the fish. Very neat and clean WIN-WIN deal! You don't need a shark tank on your balcony. The book tells you how small a fish tank is enough for your tomatoes and carrots and parsley and mushrooms and herbs. If you have a closet, balcony, or garden space, grab Aquaponics, while it is on sale! AND, they throw in $300 worth of additional books! NO WEEDING with Aquaponics!

As the X-Ray tech walked down the aisle to say the marriage vows with a former patient, a co-worker Nurse whispered to a doctor seated next to her, "Wonder what she saw in him?"
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The personnel office received an email requesting a listing of the department staff broken down by age and sex. The personnel office sent this reply: "Attached is a list of our staff. We currently have no one broken down by age or sex. However, we have a few alcoholics."
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Today, June 7, in
1494 Spain and Portugal divided the new lands they had 
 discovered between themselves.
1498 Christopher Columbus left on his third voyage of 
1654 Louis XIV was crowned king of France.
1712 The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of 
1775 The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.
1776 Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental 
 Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.
1863 Mexico City was captured by French troops.
1892 J.F. Palmer patented the cord bicycle tire.
1900 Boxer rebels cut the rail links between Peking and 
 Tientsin in China.
1903 Professor Pierre Curie revealed the discovery of Polonium.
1929 The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence 
 as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
1932 Over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, DC, 
 demanding their bonuses.
1939 King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived 
 in the U.S. It was the first visit to the U.S. by a 
 reigning British monarch.
1942 The Battle of Midway ended. The sea and air battle lasted 
 4 days. Japan lost four carriers, a cruiser, and 292 aircraft, 
 and suffered 2,500 casualties. The U.S. lost the Yorktown, 
 the destroyer USS Hammann, 145 aircraft, and suffered 307 
1942 Japan landed troops on the islands of Attu and Kiska in 
 the Aleutians. The U.S. invaded and recaptured the Alutians 
 one year later.
1944 Off of the coast of Normandy, France, the Susan B. Anthony 
 sank. All 2,689 people aboard survived.
1948 The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia.
1966 Sony Corporation unveiled its brand new consumer home videotape recorder. The black and white only unit sold for $995.
1965 In the U.S., the Gemini 4 mission was completed. The mission 
 featured the first spacewalk by an American.
1968 In Operation Swift Saber, U.S. Marines swept an area 10 miles 
 northwest of Danang in South Vietnam.
1981 Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only 
 nuclear reactor.
1983 The U.S. ordered Nicaragua to close all six of its consulates 
 and informed 21 Nicaraguan consular officials that they could 
 no longer remain in the U.S.
2000 U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the 
 breakup of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft appealed.
2013  smiled

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