Wednesday my sister and were walking to Grand Central Terminal Market to purchase LiLac chocolate as a hostess gift. We were headed to dinner at our cousin’s. Here’s the Daily News Building built in 1929 in the Art Deco style. Here’s the giant rotating globe in the lobby. Two photos of Christopher Reeve from filming the Superman movies are shown below.
My son Mark, (uncle to Charlie) on the left holding his brother Matthew, Philadelphia Christmas 1980.
My grandson Charlie on the right, holding “Henny” Pittsburgh, January 2019.
(Yes, the couch used to be jewel red)
The brand of shirt was Health-Tex and I’d say it held up quite well. Who knows why I saved it.
Going to look at my wrist instead of my phone. After more than three years of not wearing a watch, I’m returning to wearing one. Needed two hands to make it glow. I was able to take this photo by using the 3 second timer and propping the phone up in a wooden iPad holder while I pushed the watch stem to make it glow. Just a basic generic watch. I think there are watches somewhere the house that need a battery but I wanted something reliable, quickly. Are you a phone, watch or wall clock checker?
Or none of the above.
Happy Happy Birthday to you Laura.
You make life nice.
P.S. Refer to last year’s birthday post to see how time flies.
(It’s something old people say to younger people and then suddenly you experience it.)
Count the places you see numbers.
Numbers tell time
Reading Terminal Philadelphia
Numbers keep score
LazerKraze Columbus Ohio
Numbers on a bus, train, trolley or flight number
Numbers to phone
Numbers to remember
Numbers to celebrate
Numbers identify players and participants
Numbers for weight and price per item or pound
Numbers determine which lane you swim in and times determine which ribbon or medal you receive
Numbers from another time, WW2, a ration book
Numbers to play
Numbers found in odd places
Not in my house. Unless you are checking your phone.
Or the oven digital in the kitchen or the two on the desk in the front hall.
The weekly challenge is Time
The clocks and watches in my home are not synchronized with the time zone.
The one below is correct too but I had to remove the art work to check it
My fathers mother’s clock
*credit to Chicago for title
Monday morning at Common Planning period, my colleague took her clock off the wall to spring forward an hour and showed me the face.
She had told me it had a typo and to read it carefully.
So I read it outloud.
We had a good laugh.
Six bucks at Family Dollar Store.
Thank you Lauren for the good idea for a blog post!
One of the hardest and ongoing lessons is teaching composition and students needing to take multiple shots of a subject.
So often they are satisfied with the first image they shoot.
Today in the Photography classes, I asked the students to choose two objects and combine them in a new and different way to create a more interesting image.
I showed them the first photo of the two objects i selected as an example-
I shot the first with all the cluttered background of the classroom. The second one was to be cleaned up- not show the environment. No backpacks, chairs, notebooks, pencils, computers, students.
Here’s the DON’T
I picked up the student camera from a table
overexposure with the setting
and a student’s finger holding the piece of paper as background to block the clutter is visible,
but the objective is closer to being met.
Roll of tape and a rubber dog.
Trying to encourage them to keep at it and try something different. Try different angles and distance. Change the light.
Self- portrait in the array of objects collected on disposable wedding cookie tray at the end of the day.
and Man on Time
Will share some of the compostions of the students when they pick their best.
My old clock fell off the hook and a new battery couldn’t help it recover.
I found this turquoise retro looking kitchen clock last Saturday in Shadyside. Oh how I love a second hand. I really like to look at a clock with a face and get a visual as to how much time is left. Most students like a digital clock for telling time.
My colleague used his Phillips screwdriver to remove the bolted kitchen clock out of the box. I ‘d bought it for my classroom. I never really noticed the time at which the clock was set when we got it out of the box.
Mr. B (Bob) told me that clocks for sale are always positioned at the time of 10:10. Huh, I had never really noticed that fact. I thought it would make an interesting post to think about. Maybe everyone else already knows this. Is it the same in other parts of the world. I guess 9:09 or 8:08 or 3:03 wouldn’t look as good.
And sure enough there is information all over the internet about it and why. Timex says they set their timepieces at 10:09:36 exactly.
It shows off their name and is symmetrical. Mental Floss has an article all about the myths and truths of the default setting 10:10 on watches and clocks for sale.
So I started thinking about digital clocks for sale and many of them online for sale are set at 12:34. Who knew? This is just something I haven’t thought about.
Thanks Mr. B. (See Bob and Whiskers 1955 post) He told me that even a broken clock shows the correct time twice a day!
Here’s the packaging for the kitchen clock for the classroom. You can see the three holes where the clock was screwed into the cardboard. I thought of going to stores and photographing a multitude of clocks at the 10:10 setting but decided at this time of the school year, one photo of the photo on the packaging would suffice.
(an iPhone photo of a photo on the packaging)