My Portfolio on Fotolia

Last week, I submitted some more of my photos to Fotolia. I’ve tried before and they were not accepted but I got a few in this time. I also kind of understand better the kinds of photos they want, so I’ll be looking through my collection and maybe taking a bunch of photos to send in. The ones I was submitting we more “artsy” and what they really want is more like pictures of stuff… with objects in the center, etc.

Check out my photos.


Please Turn Your Phone When Creating a Video

Televisions are… horizontal. Yup, I just verified that this makes sense:


If this still is unclear, check out this article:

PSA: Please Turn Your Damn Cellphone Sideways When Recording Video (


Forced to Use Google+

Ok,, Google – I’m finally doing what you’re obviously trying to tell us website owners what we have to do – use Google Plus but it’s hard… really painful:


When I first signed up for Google+ it was called something else (I forgot what). And now they’ve changed it a bunch of times and then confused the hell out of everything by combining Google Maps profiles (causing TONS of problems). At first, there was nobody there… it was like a ghost town. Now, you’ve got geeks and SEO people using it and I think most of us are doing it reluctantly.

Managing profiles is painful. Ok, I’m managing a page, then I open a new browser and now I’m back to my profile instead of the profile I was managing… why? Why can’t this work more like Facebook? That would be SO much easier.

But OK, I’ll do it for a while and play the game / jump through the hoops. We’ll see if it makes a difference or not but it’s just a pain in the ass. I’m always hated bowing to Google and Bing is actually more friendly to everyone, so if more people used Bing, it would be really great. :-)


End of Ski Season

Well, ski season for me has been over almost a month and I miss it already! I did a trip to Colorado where we went to Vail and Breckenridge, which was SO great. Awesome trip (see my 2013-14 Ski Season Wrap Up post).


And I’m even starting to work on skiing again over the summer now. We have a group that meets a few times during the summer for training and I’m already starting to work on that homework – crazy, right?

I think this summer will go quickly and then I’ll be back on skis again. I do plan on going to Chicago to ski over the summer ( I might grab John K. and head down there for a weekend or something. And then maybe (just maybe) I can ski in Dubai on my way to India. We’ll see!


Funny Review on Amazon!

Ha! You have to read the reviews on this product… hilarious!


The product is this sugar free, gummy bear candy, which apparently is the strongest laxative known to man… in fruity flavors and colors – and at about $10 per pound.

Some excerpts:

BUT (or should I say BUTT), not long after eating about 20 of these all hell broke loose. I had a gastrointestinal experience like nothing I’ve ever imagined. Cramps, sweating, bloating beyond my worst nightmare. I’ve had food poisoning from some bad shellfish and that was almost like a skip in the park compared to what was going on inside me.

Then came the, uh, flatulence. Heavens to Murgatroyd, the sounds, like trumpets calling the demons back to Hell…the stench, like 1,000 rotten corpses vomited. I couldn’t stand to stay in one room for fear of succumbing to my own odors.

But wait; there’s more. What came out of me felt like someone tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a coffee straw. I swear my sphincters were screaming. It felt like my delicate starfish was a gaping maw projectile vomiting a torrential flood of toxic waste. 100% liquid. Flammable liquid. NAPALM. It was actually a bit humorous (for a nanosecond)as it was just beyond anything I could imagine possible.

and this:

I felt violated when it was over, which I think might have been sometime in the early morning of the next day. There was stuff coming out of me that I ate at my wedding in 2005.

Wow. NOT on my wishlist! :-)