Using It

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I was just sitting here, remembering something that happened when I was in my eary twenties.  I won’t say how long ago that was, but it was a few moons ago.  Or a fair few…

Ahem.

Anyway, at thet time I was a pretty keen photographer.  Actually, I’d only just gotten started.  I used to carry a camera around with me everywhere.  You never knew when a photography opportunity might present itself.

So there I was at a friend’s engagement party.  I only had a compact camera.  I’d just started out, and on the pay I was on then, I couldn’t afford anything fancy.  So this guy at the party (I learned he was the groon-to-be’s brother) took his camera out of a huge camera bag.  I think it was a Nikon.  All I know is it was pretty fancy looking.  Making sure everyone was watching, he screwed on a big lens, took out a big flash gun, slipping it into place on top of the camera.  Oh, he had all the bells and whistles!

I was all but drooling.

So, he put this impressive looking camera together, and then after looking around the room to make sure he was the center of attention he….

put it all away again.  Without taking a single shot. 

At his own brothers engagement party.

Needless to say, armed with my not so super-duper (but still pretty effective) compact camera, I took photos all night long.  The friend loved the pics too, and ordered loads of them.

So I guess the old saying holds true:  It’s not what you’ve got…it’s what you do with it that counts.

I’ve never really understood why some people are like that.  Do they not appreciate what they have?  Is it an attention thing?  Maybe some kind of status thing?  “Look at me, look what I have.”  It just seems such a waste to have something like that and choosing to do nothing with it.  Some people waste their lives.  Some people waste a gift.  It doesn’t really matter what it is.  Whatever you have, use it.  Take full advantage of it.  Because you can bet your bottom dollar that someone out there, who has less than you have, is making more of it, whatever “it ” may be.

Spring Into Action

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According to the calendar, Spring starts on Thursday.  Although having just been outside it’s hard to believe we haven’t slipped back in time to the middle of January.  The average high right now is supposed to be around 50.  According to my Weatherbug it’s currently 29 degrees.  Only 21 degrees below normal.  In the middle of March.  This has been a long harsh winter.  It’s time for Old Man Winter to get his grumpy butt out of here.  It’s time for some warmth.  At least we’ve missed out on several snow chances this month.  There have been a few snowstorms around, but they’ve all been shunted to the south courtesy of the media flavor of the month, the good old Polar Vortex.  How many times have we heard about the PV this winter.  Way too many times if you ask me.  The PV can bugger off back to its polar home where it belongs.  Bring on the 60’s and 70’s. 

When it gets as cold as this, we tend to hibernate.  I have to admit, I don’t like extreme cold and I don’t like extreme heat.  Am I too fussy?  Just give me 60’s and 70’s, and if we want to head to the beach, some 80’s would be good.  Yes, I admit it, I’m a wimp.  I’m from Britain, where it rarely gets too hot or too cold.  More often than not, the temperature is just right.  Why do I suddenly feel like a character from the Goldilocks fairytale?

Anyway, I have to admit, I could stand to lose a few pounds.  As I’ve already indicated, I hibernate during the winter. And working from home makes it all to easy to hide yourself away.  Thankfully I’ll be able to take advantage of our Vitality range with our company.  We have products that help us have a good workout, that gives us plenty of fiber and products that help us lose weight.  Once we get some decent mild weather we’re going to go walking.  We have an amazing snack bar that is scientifically designed to allow our body to burn excess fat.  And it tastes great!  Bonus! 

So bring on the warm sunny days, when the girls wear fewer clothes and I can get my legs out again.  I’m ready to walk!