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Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010, 03:01 pm
The most puppy drool since Turner & Hooch.

Our digital camera broke a couple months ago. More accurately, Bev and I broke our digital camera a couple months ago. By dropping it from the end of a literal 20-foot pole onto the ice at the local skating rink. You see, Bev, her friend Michael, and (to a far lesser degree) I had spent a long time painting the Ice Wizards logo into center ice, and we were trying to get a picture of it from a decent angle. So in the never-say-die and never-think-things-through spirit of American invention, we tied it to the end of the pole and set the picture timer, and I hoisted the pole straight up over my head with the lens pointing down. The picture turned out okay:

The camera, however, predictably plummeted to its doom milliseconds after the above was snapped.

Bev and I finally got around to buying a replacement camera, and we saved a few simoleons by getting a used one from an Amazon seller in Iowa. When it arrived yesterday, however, we discovered that the seller forgot to clear her pictures from the memory card before mailing it to us. Being the unscrupulous people we are, these 253 photos were immediately transferred to our computer, and we had a fun few minutes flipping through them. Nothing embarrassing and nothing that smacks of international espionage, which I guess is anticlimactic in a way, but the Found fan in me still found a lot to love about the sweet collection of shots documenting the get-togethers, vacations, and school projects of a family I will never meet. I've decided that there's really no harm in sharing a few of the ones I liked best, so you too can enjoy a frisson of voyeuristic pleasure. Here:

CURRENT MUSIC: Score by Village of Savoonga.
CURRENT MOOD: Respectful.
CURRENT ASSESSMENT OF KATHY GRIFFIN: She is smugly witless. This assessment hasn't changed since the days of Suddenly Susan, but as always, I vow to keep you apprised of the situation.

Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)

BWAH! I love the expression (or lack there of) on the birthday boy's face!

Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I think that's probably my favorite. I react to my birthday in much the same fashion.
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Fri, Aug. 13th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)

It took me a few seconds to figure out what was going on there. It was a fairly tense few seconds.

Sat, Aug. 14th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)

Sheesh, that is one slobbery dog.

When I first got my digital camera it still had pictures in it, but it was a new one, so naturally the pictures were all of people whose friends had presumably gotten them to pose so they could test it out (if not just of random parts of the store). Oh, and I once ordered a book on Amazon for classes, and inside the front page was a photo of a woman and a baby.

Fri, Aug. 20th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)

That's a surprisingly high hit rate for a set of pictures. I actually have tears in my eyes. Now is as good a time as any to tell you how jealous I am at your good fortune at finding truly awesome random stuff. Congratulations again.

Thu, Oct. 14th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)

didn't I give you a memory card back in the day that had some odd pictures?

Fri, Oct. 15th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)

Indeed! I remember it had a picture of some dude plowing his snow-encrusted driveway, which I found hilarious out of context for some reason.