GREAT MOMENTS IN PHOTOSHOP EXCELLENCE 02 - “HAPPY BOBBLEHEAD BIRTHDAY!!!”
So today is my sister Rian’s birthday, and as such I took it upon myself to make my first ever GIF, because, after all, nothing else puts the GIF in GIFT like a GIF!!!
Anyway, my mom took this picture of me and my sister chillin’ on the doorstep of our Wyoming rancher in probably 1983 or 84. We were probably waiting for a lonely tumbleweed to roll by so that we could chase it, as not much else was going on in Wyoming in the early 80s.  
Anyway, happy birthday sis! I sure hope this gif works on your computer.

GREAT MOMENTS IN PHOTOSHOP EXCELLENCE 02 - “HAPPY BOBBLEHEAD BIRTHDAY!!!”

So today is my sister Rian’s birthday, and as such I took it upon myself to make my first ever GIF, because, after all, nothing else puts the GIF in GIFT like a GIF!!!

Anyway, my mom took this picture of me and my sister chillin’ on the doorstep of our Wyoming rancher in probably 1983 or 84. We were probably waiting for a lonely tumbleweed to roll by so that we could chase it, as not much else was going on in Wyoming in the early 80s.  

Anyway, happy birthday sis! I sure hope this gif works on your computer.

PLACES OF JAPAN 14 - “SNOWBALL STAND”
As we approached this cute little red building I convinced myself that it would be a Japanese snowball stand. I was literally wondering if they would have a chicken teriyaki flavored snowball, and if so, would I try it, or would I play it safe and go with the tutti frutti. Fortunately it turned out to be a shrine so I didn’t have to make this difficult decision.

PLACES OF JAPAN 14 - “SNOWBALL STAND”

As we approached this cute little red building I convinced myself that it would be a Japanese snowball stand. I was literally wondering if they would have a chicken teriyaki flavored snowball, and if so, would I try it, or would I play it safe and go with the tutti frutti. Fortunately it turned out to be a shrine so I didn’t have to make this difficult decision.

HERB & MARY
On a Saturday morning in 1985 Herb and Mary drove to Sears and purchased their very first color television set. They quickly zoomed home in their Chevy Chevette so that they could catch their favorite cartoon, The Smurfs. Once home, Herb struggled to carry the TV up the stairs as Mary made some popcorn. Once the popcorn was popped Herb plugged in the TV and they sat back to enjoy The Smurfs. What they saw was shocking in the worst imaginable way, it quite literally turned their world upside down…You see, up until this point Herb and Mary had only seen the Smurfs in black and white, and as such, Herb had always assumed that they (the smurfs) were brown, and Mary had always assumed that they were purple. They simply could not wrap their heads around the newfound “blueness” of the Smurfs. Their brains quite literally could not process a “blue” they had never believed to be true. Refusing to smurf in a world where Smurfs were blue, Herb and Mary quickly smurfed their brand new Magnavox on fire and smurfed it out the window. They spent the rest of the day smurfing around with the cardboard box that had once held their brand new Magnovox. 

HERB & MARY

On a Saturday morning in 1985 Herb and Mary drove to Sears and purchased their very first color television set. They quickly zoomed home in their Chevy Chevette so that they could catch their favorite cartoon, The Smurfs

Once home, Herb struggled to carry the TV up the stairs as Mary made some popcorn. Once the popcorn was popped Herb plugged in the TV and they sat back to enjoy The Smurfs. What they saw was shocking in the worst imaginable way, it quite literally turned their world upside down…

You see, up until this point Herb and Mary had only seen the Smurfs in black and white, and as such, Herb had always assumed that they (the smurfs) were brown, and Mary had always assumed that they were purple. They simply could not wrap their heads around the newfound “blueness” of the Smurfs. Their brains quite literally could not process a “blue” they had never believed to be true. 

Refusing to smurf in a world where Smurfs were blue, Herb and Mary quickly smurfed their brand new Magnavox on fire and smurfed it out the window. They spent the rest of the day smurfing around with the cardboard box that had once held their brand new Magnovox. 

FLASHBACK FRIDAY 04 - “BROKEN POLAROIDS AND BROKEN HEARTS”
My apologies for this belated Flashback Friday. I have no excuse unless you count the drunk unicorn that attacked me with scissors on Friday.
Anyway, a few years back I made my very first eBay purchase… a Polaroid SX-70 in “perfect working condition” from some dude in Kansas. As soon as it arrived I ran out and got myself a pack of Polaroid Time Zero film and then rushed to Philly and took this photograph of my sisters. Had my sisters been nightmare banshee poltergeist demon women from hell I would have said that the camera worked flawlessly. Unfortunately my sisters were just regular humans at the time and thus this disturbingly blurry photo meant that my camera was busted.
The only good thing to come out of this entire experience is that I learned first hand never to trust anyone from Kansas.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY 04 - “BROKEN POLAROIDS AND BROKEN HEARTS”

My apologies for this belated Flashback Friday. I have no excuse unless you count the drunk unicorn that attacked me with scissors on Friday.

Anyway, a few years back I made my very first eBay purchase… a Polaroid SX-70 in “perfect working condition” from some dude in Kansas. As soon as it arrived I ran out and got myself a pack of Polaroid Time Zero film and then rushed to Philly and took this photograph of my sisters. Had my sisters been nightmare banshee poltergeist demon women from hell I would have said that the camera worked flawlessly. Unfortunately my sisters were just regular humans at the time and thus this disturbingly blurry photo meant that my camera was busted.

The only good thing to come out of this entire experience is that I learned first hand never to trust anyone from Kansas.