Saturday, June 11, 2022

If You Build It...

 

...well, you know the rest...

Pretty sure Mr. Deer wasn't there for the new putting green...he spent some time at the salt lick, helped himself to some bird seed, then spotted me and high tailed it back to the woods.

But that is the last green on Ryan's Hickory Golf Course:



As nice as it would have been to have 9 different holes, I'm happy to be out of the green building business.

It's a lot of work hauling and compacting all that crushed limestone and sand...good for my weight loss plan, not so much for my back.

And really, turning the corner and going back the other way still allows 9 unique holes, since you're approaching the greens from the opposite direction.

Best of all, I still get to live indoors with Karen instead of sleeping in the doghouse.

Once I get the sand traps and last 4 tee signs in place, we'll "walk 9" together.

And don't think you're getting out of it.



Meanwhile, back at...


...it was another challenging round, mostly due to my attitude.

My actual performance was about the usual...2 pars, 4 bogeys, 2 double bogeys and 1 "so many strokes I stopped counting".

But my reaction to once again dropping one in the drink on #2 was the real problem.

Happy I was alone, and it's a good thing I wasn't mic'd up...but of course God knows.

"He who covereth his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy."

   - Proverbs 28:13

Who would've thought golf could be a reason for soul searching?



We'll tee it up and try again next week.



In the "almost mid century modern" department...



...I just got my beloved Polaroid SX-70 back from Retrospekt, a fabulous company devoted to the preservation of retro technology.

that's their logo decal...don't tell Karen I stuck it on my desk drawer (it's covering up a scratch...don't tell her that, either)

Retrospekt did a complete overhaul / refurbishment of my camera, including replacing the motor assembly and electric eye filter, and inspecting / adjusting a couple of dozen other checkpoints.

End result is a "like new" SX-70 and I couldn't be happier.

One very cool result of their service is I no longer have to adjust the light / dark dial; it works in its default setting now (middle of the dial).

This is wonderful because if I forgot to adjust the dial to darker, my picture was ruined (overexposed).

So now my SX-70 takes even better pics than before...



I apologize for the "picture of a picture"; you really can't get the true sense of the soft, creamy, vibrant colors of the SX-70 film and the pictures this camera produces.

And while the SX-70 missed the MCM era by half a decade, I've started a petition to have history changed to say the SX-70 was officially invented in 1965, not 1972.

You can sign my petition <here>.

I figure if the current crop of fascists can deny the truth (the 1619 project, the J6 committee, SloJoe's  delusional lie that inflation and historically high gas prices are Putin's fault), well, I can, too.

Worth a shot, anyway.



Now it's time for a quick tango...

kinda makes me dizzy

...through the Parting Shots department...

I always wonder what they talk about...



spotted Mr. Frog...




...headed toward the courtyard pond




Mr. Squirrel hanging out at the command center, but he should turn around...the view is that way



Buddy lounging on the 5th hole with the new sandtrap



Larry's back at his cottage enjoying beautiful lake vistas again



got back from the store tonight and saw this





Thus endeth another excitin' adventure in the rapturous world of blogging excellence...



...and I'm old enough to remember watching that test pattern as a kid.

later, mcm fans...

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