Sunday, February 24, 2008

I've been left behind again, the boys are off playing at the cabin, I'm here working overtime.

I learned something about myself: Don't watch infommercials in the middle of the night after drinking margaritas and a credit card sitting right next to me... I'm expecting some packages pretty soon. But I did set up a differed comp plan so the money saving will balance out the money spent, right??? Yeah, that works. And the people on TV PROMISE I will be more beautifully toned and have a flawless complexion and life will be exciting and I will look and feel younger and the world will be in harmony and everyone will love me and I will love myself and my dog won't shed anymore or it just won't matter if he sheds and ....call it a retail therapy session. It's all good. But it won't happen again...as long as I'm not left behind, don't drink tequila, don't watch tv, don't stay up late, don't have a credit card or recurrence of any combination of one or more of the preceding causative factors. It good to be aware of "triggers".

I needed a laugh instead of spending money. I found these.

What makes these funnier to me is that I used to be a photographer at Sears Portrait Studio when I was a teen and early 20's so I contributed to pictures like these in once upon a time. One of my favorites from my glory days was when a chubby happy baby projectile vomited, while smiling and laughing and I caught the spew in a PERFECT arc in a timeless photo - I still laugh remembering that. When we would get bored, we would start taking pictures of each other goofing off. A few other favorites are the arrow-through-the-head portraits (Chevy Chase Sat Night Live "better put some butter on that" days) and the "R" ears ala Rainer Beer commercials. Maybe I will dig some of them out of my dusty archives and post them.
This dude wore a tie for nothing


Nothing says "Classy" like Faces in a Wine Glass and Roses



Olan Mills backdrop #4: Bucolic Meadow with Split Rail Fence.
Is that an animal carcass behind her?


I got a $20 that says he drives a Camaro

It's SOO CUTE when couples have matching haircuts!



No time to ride lately :(

We are are seriously understaffed at work, anyone want a job?? Uhhh..... disregard the Government warning on the Hot Kiss label.

8 comments:

The donut guy said...

You GOTTA post more of those pics Michelle.....awesome stuff:-)

oldmanandhisbike said...

How much does the job pay? Can I get discounts on parts? Or all the Hot Kiss Hefeweizen I can drink?
Scariest thing about those photos is the Camaro dude pic is a little too close to my graduation picture! 1977 was not a good year for hair or fashion! :^)
P.S. Sorry about the beer-teasing. I was just trying to be helpful and didn't realize how deprived you are up there! So, I guess I shouldn't say anything about Magic Hat #9, Brooklyn Winter Ale or New Holland's Ichabod Pumpkin. Just forget I ever mentioned them!

D A N O said...

Really, loved the pics.
FIND SOME MULLETS!!!!!!

D A N O said...

Wait a sec....
Did you take those pics at Sears.... and then keep them????

Cuz that might weird me out a bit....

Michelle said...

I will see if I can find a few more photos :) It's so funny how what was so cool then is so dorky now.

Old Man: pay - you will have to agree to work for minimum wage for the 1st 10 hours, then for free for the next 50 hrs per wk.

The STATE gives NO DISCOUNTS! Unless you happen to be with an oil company or part of the "old man's club" (Hhhhmmmm - your name), then anything goes, would you like an private jet or a bridge to nowhere with your discount?

The Hot Kiss is quickly dewindling, I've been gulping down it's vitamin B even if it's still on the immature side. 1st come, 1st served and I don't see you at my door with an application in hand :)

I can see you as a Camaro Dude. damn, you must have been SOOOO cool! :) I was pretty cool way back then too. Now I just exist.

Yes, it is solidified - you are a MAJOR beer tease. You'd best be careful, someone may call you on it someday....then you might have to live up to your teasing. I'll send my my address, I expect a Fed EX box-O-beer by overnight delivery.

Michelle said...

Sure I took them and kept them..part of my "profess-i-nal" portfolio. HA! No, I found them on-line. I just know a Sears Portrait Studio portrait when I see one. :) I'm not THAT weird...or am I? I'm a mystery...

There was one with a MAJOR MULLET, I will have to see if I can find it. The animal carcass really cracks me up.

A Midnight Rider said...

Those are so 70's. I wonder if any of them are still hanging in the trailer.

oldmanandhisbike said...

I will find the aforementioned "camaro guy" photo and post it on my blog when I get a chance. Then we'll see how cool I was.
Sounds like the pay is similar to what I get now! And no discounts on anything; I will have to buy the bridge myself.
I would be more than happy to send you a case of good stuff (beer) but not sure how well it travels. I'll check with the beer store and get back to you on that.
But no more mentioning interesting lager like Bell's Oberon or Founder's Dirty Bastard.
Damn!
There I go again; sorry.