New Landscaping, new camera

We bit the bullet and got 2 pallets of sod laid, and a 2 zone irrigation system. click on the cat to see a medium sized panarama.

The new camera is an HP 717 with 6.2 megapixels!!! I was persuaded by this review here, although it's not very stylish...

all the cool looking cameras seemed to lack an optical viewfinder, and that was my biggest complaint with my first digital camera, now defunct. But if you want a sexy good looking camera, check these out:

Pentax Optio WP (WaterProof) 3.2 megapixels
(no optical viewfinder)


Olympus Stylus Verve 4.0 megapixels
(no optical viewfinder)

As god is my witness

This appeal from a good friend crossed my desk this morning, by all means contact Alison if you’d like to get in on the action, but I just immediately recalled another speculative helicopter stunt:

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!”
— Arthur Carlson, WKRP

> — “Alison C. Issen” [alissen@earthlink.net]
> wrote:
> > Hello Friends. Hospice of the Comforter is
> > holding one of their annual fundraisng events
> > on May 27, the Golf Ball Drop. Participants
> > buy tickets for $5 each which puts their name
> > on a golf ball. The day of the event, all golf
> > balls are dropped from a helicopter over a
> > green, and whoever’s ball lands in the hole
> > wins $1000. The great thing about this is that
> > every ticket you buy also includes a $5 coupon
> > for Publix, so you can make your money back at
> > the grocery store while still having the
> > opportunity to win grand prize. The money
> > raised by Hospice of the Comforter is used to
> > pay for services not covered by Medicare,
> > Medicaid, or Insurance, and for those patients
> > who are not covered by any insurance. No one
> > is ever denied hospice services because of
> > inability to pay.
> > I am selling tickets if anyone is interested.
> > Just give me a call or e-mail by May 25, and
> > I’ll find a way to get them to you. Thanks for
> > listening, and if this is not a good time to
> > consider this donation, please, don’t even give
> > it another thought. Alison
>

Linda’s 50th

Linda, with friends Harold I. and Ann M. Makeshift jams with the band.

What a great party, tons of people, food, drink and music. We ran out of ice, soda and white wine, but the beer, fried chicken and red wine held out if just barely. Linda danced her tail off. My camera was acting up, but before it failed, I got a few pictures…. more available here.