Filters

I know a lot of people aren’t big on the “creative” images full of filters that come off a cell phone these days – me included.  But I’m a real sucker for a photo that has that graphic novel look to it.

I chose to only take my phone to the Christmas parade tonight.  My thinking was that I’ve shot this parade for 6 years now and I always come home with the same shots.  BORING!!  So here’s what I came home with tonight.

The John Handley Marching Band in the annual Winchester Christmas parade.

The John Handley Marching Band in the annual Winchester Christmas parade.

Drink Lid

I think Snapple drinks have programmed everybody to look under the lids of their drinks to see what’s under there.  You know you do it.  I’m alway looking under the lid.

I think I got somebody else's drink.

I think I got somebody else’s drink.  This was not a Snapple, by the way.

Material

Do you think there’s an American restaurant in Japan where they grill hotdogs and hamburgers and participate in various American idiosyncrasies?  I wonder what those idiosyncrasies would be.  And I wonder where the Japanese restaurants here in the U.S. get their material.  Is there some father somewhere in Japan making onion ring volcanoes for his kids at dinner?  Is there a Japanese mother making beating heart shapes out of rice?  These are things that make me go “hmmmmmmm…”

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-40

They say that -40ºC is equal to -40ºF.  Not sure I want to find out first-hand.  -4ºC is cold enough for me.

It's apparently also been proven that -57.6ºF is twice as cold 0ºF.  I just know it's cold!

It’s apparently also been proven that -57.6ºF is twice as cold 0ºF. I just know it’s cold!

Groupie

We all know what the selfie is by now.  So wouldn’t this be considered a “Groupie?”  A group selfie, right?  Well, that’s what we’re calling it anyway.  And how quickly the concept of a family picture evolves when technology becomes involved.  No need to Photoshop a missing family member in anymore.

This is what you do when a family member is away and you want to include him in the group selfie - aka groupie around our house.

This is what you do when a family member is away and you want to include him in the group selfie – aka groupie around our house.

Walkers

I passed this sign as I was walking (aha, see what I did there) to a meeting yesterday from the parking garage in downtown Winchester.  Watch out for walkers tonight (haha, did it again).

Are you a "Dead" fan?

Are you a “Dead” fan?

How It’s Done

And that, folks, is how it’s done.

Having some fun at the Rocktown Cyclocross Festical today in Harrisonburg, VA

Having some fun at the Rocktown Cyclocross Festical today in Harrisonburg, VA