The kinks in my title refers to getting them worked out of my arm again with good ol’ Sandy. And Sandy? Has had enough, y’all. Of her husband, mostly. Today’s OMG moment came when Sandy was working on my right shoulder and suddenly started giggling. Then she kind of put her head down on the massage table for a moment and said, ‘You know, I’m really not a bad person, but…” and for those of you who know Sandy, you’ll be surprised to hear that she did not conclude that sentence with a mention of squirrel-shooting (actually you probably won’t be surprised, because Sandy would never consider herself a bad person for shooting a squirrel). What she did conclude it with was the statement that Thursday morning her husband had been feeling “frisky” and for the first time in her life, she told him, “You know what, no. You’ve been doing everything the same for forty-plus years, and I’ve had enough. I AM NOT IN THE MOOD.” I was little flabbergasted Sandy’s been married forty-plus years and this is the first time she’s ever told her husband to put that thing away, but I’m beginning to suspect Sandy has a tendency to exaggerate. And is it sad that the first thing I thought when Sandy told me this story was, “I can’t wait to share this on my blog”? The links in my title refers to one link, actually, not several, but I wanted to be parallel so I had to make it plural. Forgive me. The point is, a feature has been published about my photography on the Pixlr blog. They do an occasional segment called “Follow-Worthy” which features a photographer they consider to be, well, worth following. And apparently I made the cut. Supereric from Flickr, who writes for the Pixlr blog, contacted me earlier this week and sent me the questions, and now he’s got the blog post up and running. So without further ado, I’ll quit talking here so you can go read what I’m saying over there: Follow Worthy: Marey Mercy. A big thanks to Eric and the folks at the Pixlr site for doing me the honor. I’ve shared that link with everyone I can possibly brag to about it, so I hope they saw a nice increase in numbers. You know – because I know hordes of people and all.
Certainly one way to “get to know you better”. Very appreciative of his acknowledgement of your
exceptional abilities. Always looking forward to all you post. Nice review.
Thanks as always 🙂
Sandy always leaves me speechless. I say she is lucky that he doesn’t put it away in favor of a younger squirrel assassin.
As for the Pixlr honor, I think that is totally deserved and exciting because it further validates the direction in which you are heading. Honestly, those jumping selfies you have on Flickr, with the costumes and make-up, are mind-blowing, as far as I am concerned. I would love to see you publish a book: poetry and photograph. I’ve seen all kinds of creativity, but your concept is truly unique so I think you have an early retirement future in photography, fwiw.
Thanks! 🙂 And “younger squirrel assassin” cracked me right up.
The only part of the equation that is missing in Sandy’s statement of “You’ve been doing the same thing for forty years” is the time element. Maybe Mr. is one of the original “Minute Men” and Sandy gets more satisfaction shootin’ squirrels.
More importantly, congratulations on making the Pixlr cut. Always knew you were “Follow-Worthy.”
Ha ha y’all are killing me today with your Sandy comments. The woman definitely inspires.