September 1, 2019

Today, I ran out of juice

Once again, this is a yesterday, today report.

Yesterday was pretty profitable. I got videos of the Veteran’s Ceremony, plus the Robotics Competition. The results were pretty good, and they are now on the website.

I also took a helicopter ride, but was not impressed with those results. I figured that the ride would take me over the fair grounds, and I would obtain a panoramic view that most people don’t get a chance to see.

However, the ride was actually around the fairgrounds, so I got a really nice video of the river, plus some trees, and roadways and…yeeech!

I try putting that up and people are going to accuse of believing that everything I take is just too precious for words. So I’m going to have to figure that it will be $20 down the drain. The ride didn’t even last too long – less than 5 minutes.

However, I want to state here that it’s not the vendor’s fault in this instance. There was nothing at the booth which indicated the flight would be over the fairgrounds. Also, in retrospect, it makes sense that the flight would not go over the fairgrounds. After all, that would be putting fair goes at risk during every flight, and we can’t have that, right?

Today, I’m afraid, was not so profitable. I intended to take the kiddie tractor pull. That’s always good subject matter – everyone loves it as the kids fight to peddle those tractors to victory.

Unfortunately, I discovered that the battery was dead in the camcorder, and it was too late to get it fully charged at that point. So I had to bag it.

Pity, because I would have liked to take it and post it.

But that’s life. Sometimes things just don’t work out. Like helicopter flights.

Well, we’ve to tomorrow, I’ll be taking the talent show. Always a good choice – people performing on stage love to see themselves on the screen.

I did manage to post some of my projects on facebook, and I hope interest will be generated from that activity. I also called Charlie Stockage and told him the veterans’ video was posted. Hopefully the word will get out that way as well.

OK, today’s bad joke. This one’s a goody folks, for reasons I’ll get into shortly.

A funeral director arrived at the home of the widow of the man, whose service had recently been held. The director was carrying a large urn, which he presented to the widow.

“Madam, as you know, your husband’s viewing and funeral are now complete. As per your instructions, we have cremated him, and here are his remains.

So saying, the funeral director handed the woman the urn. She looked at it for a few moments, then walked outside.

It was a cold wintry day, with the sidewalks slippery because they were coated with ice. Wordlessly, the woman opened the urn, and began to throw her husband’s ashes on the sidewalk, using them to grit the path.

“Madam,” the horrified funeral director said, “What are you doing? Those are your husband’s remains!”

“The bum never worked a day in his life,” the woman said, continuing to spread the ashes. “So he’s going to earn his keep now!”

(Note: I swear, this one is a true story!)

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