Thanks, Linder. They went deep in the vault to dredge that one up...kinda fun though. And speaking of kinda fun... I know you're a Giants fan. Have you ever seen the mocumentary devoted to our beloved broadcaster, Duane Kuiper? Here's six minutes devoted to his one and only big league home run. This came out when the Giants celebrated the anniversary with a Cleveland Indian bobble-head doll. It's a very fun video presented here for your Memorial Day pleasure. http://cheezburger.com/71333633
You're right...that equipment is not cheap. But then you pay for quality, right? As I dug deeper into the comments there and then the search I did on moving to Oregon, I found that mostly people objected to newcomers trying to change things or spouting off about how much better things were in California. I'd find that annoying too. There's many a reason I'd be moving FROM California TO Oregon so you wouldn't find me trying to change things or talking about old girlfriends...very bad form. Where on the coast is your brother headed?
I'll bet that time-lapse equipment is pricey, eh? I first moved here in 1972, then, in 1983, back to California/Nevada/California til permanently back to MT in 1992. LOL....in 1972 Montana welcomed Californians! And, actually, you might face more resistance in Oregon than you would here. My brother is re-retiring to the Oregon coast late this year.
Great stuff. I particularly enjoyed the time-lapse video. I've seen the technique and equipment necessary to do the panning and time lapse together and was really impressed. I'd seen the still before. I definitely remembered the comments section below the photos. They sure don't want Californians moving to Montana. How long have you lived up there now? Did you face some resistance when you first moved. I wonder how much of that I'll experience if and when I make my move to Oregon. I know there are some of the same sentiments.
I'm torn between the calm, cerebral, stoic leadership of Buster and the passion and energy of Pence. He really makes the team more fun. It's quite a cast of characters on our Giants, isn't it? Between the G-men and the Dubs I've been overdosing a bit on my sports habit. I can't wait to watch the Clips and the Rockets battle it out for the final spot. We'll have an easier time of it if the Rockets win but I'd love to be the ones to shut down the Clippers. We hate LA and I'd love to see the Clips sent to their off-season at the hands of the Warriors.
Richard tried to get me to join Facebook for years and I finally did, in his honor. I am 'following' Hunter Pence's page and found that lol pre-made from one of his fans. Put the disclaimer in the comments. I thought it was great and pretty true, too! Yes, we need his bat but mostly his drive and unbounded enthusiasm (psychosis?). LOL, love the guy!
That went on for some time after my brother passed away. "I can't wait to tell Jim...oh...yeah..." It just sucks to be robbed of one we love far too soon. Everyone here cares and wants to know how you're doing but we're reluctant to ask as we don't want to re-open the wound. We don't expect to hear that you're all good again but we look forward to the days when your memories are more likely to yield soft smiles than tears. I'm a big fan of fake it 'til you make it so keep going through the motions. You'll be good again one day...even though that seems wrong. Big hug for you my friend.
I'm doing better, aifinkso. Still have rough spots and am continually telling myself, 'Gee, I need to tell this to Richard.' or 'Wish Rich could see this!' But mostly, I'm just going through the motions right now. Thanks for asking, David. Hope you and your favorite girl are doing well.
Your message is right on time. All your friends want nothing more than for you to heal at your own pace and tackle things when it's right for you. I'll just take this as an encouraging sign that things are a bit better. I doubt this is something you actually heal from entirely but the pain grows less and the memories lead to smiles more often than tears over time. I'm so glad to hear that the celebration was able to bring a measure of comfort. I look forward to the day when you come back to play but in the meantime we're here for you when you just need to be around more folks that wish they could ease your pain in some way. Be well, my friend. PS...the whole time I was writing this Becky was thrusting her butt at me looking for a skritch. Obviously she well knows the healing power of skritching a goggie butt. Clearly she wants to help. If you ever feel the need to deliver a cyber butt skritch, Becky's backside is always there for you. She cares that much! ;^)
Hi, David. Sorry this is is not more timely. I wish to tell you how grateful I am for your very kind words, your encouragement and your generosity. Your donation to Richard's services went a long way toward easing my worry and grief. It was a wonderful Celebration of his life and just wouldn't have been possible without people like you. I am truly blessed to have you for a friend. Love, linder