Here I am in the front yard of my grandparents pink house in Santa Rosa, California. This is a scanned photo, probably from around 1970.
I apparently created this sometime when I was a young child, most likely sometime between 1958 and 1965. The only problem is that I have no memory of actually constructing this item.
These glasses may be as old as the early 1960s.
Here is my fifth grade class picture from Thousand Oaks School in Berkeley, California in 1965. The glasses may be the ones in the first picture, but these appear to be slightly more rectangular.
My old glasses, probably from the 1970s.
My old glasses from 2012 after I became extremely angry. I was angry because one of the very thick and heavy lenses fell out onto the stone flooring around the front door of my house and shattered.
Here is something I thought of probably in the 1990s and I just had to write it down, misspellings and all. If you don’t believe this be sure to check out “At Home With The Weatherman.” Go here to open or download a smaller quicktime (.mov) if you prefer.
Finally, a couple of additional laundry detergent bottles that screw together!
Here is what I think is a good way to insure that you do not waste liquid laundry detergent. To make this work, check the threads on the cap and note if they are on the inside or the outside of the cap. If the cap is threaded on the inside, then your next purchase of detergent should have a cap that is threaded on the outside. If your first bottle of detergent has a cap threaded on the outside make sure your next bottle of detergent has a cap threaded on the inside. So far, I’ve discovered that every time I have two bottles of laundry detergent with threaded caps inside and outside, I can screw the two bottles together exactly as if the bottles have their own caps in place.
When a bottle of detergent is low, I simply connect the almost-empty bottle to the new bottle and let it sit on top overnight, but sometimes the bottle on top won’t drain all of the detergent out as it sits this way. After the detergent bottles have been sitting this way for at least eight hours, tip the bottles left and right, forward and back, up to about forty-five degrees while they are still connected, to allow any remaining liquid in the top bottle to flow to the bottom bottle. Once this is done and you are sure all the detergent is out of the top bottle, it can be unscrewed and placed in your recycling container. Of course, if you are fussy about laundry detergent and always want the same brand for example, all of this cannot apply.
This object (near the ‘e’ on the word ‘the’) was in a package of powdered soup. I t appears to be a small rock or stone fragment. Imagine what would have happened if I had bit down on that object!
The soft focus of the image is due to the inexpensive digital camera I used. It has no manual focus and it remained slightly out of focus. Also the natural light I was using was quite low due to it being an especially dark rainy day in Seattle. I think it looks rather arty! I could imagine it being a title of an off beat TV show on the United Kingdom’s Channel 4. But maybe not.
Well here it is as requested from three years ago. The dreaded Chapter 19, “Sex Anomalies and Oddities” is now available for your viewing enjoyment. Be sure and take a look at my original post on this subject called “This Is Why I Exist.”