Howdy! How goes it out there on this Taco Tuesday, May 26, 2020. That is right, we can freely go out and patronize our local Mom and Pop restaurants and buy their delicious taco’s today and everyday. Excuse me, I have been partaking in other things this morning. Mostly I have been lounging with my aching feet up. I did get to watch the sweetest little known film, Laggies. It starred Keira Knightly, Chloe Grace Moritz and Sam Rockwell as well as a huge great supporting cast, in a dreamy story that would truly never happen in real life, but you wistfully at times in your life wished that things like this did. Anyhow, if you are still in the midst of the lock down and running out of things to watch, take this one for a spin.
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Yesterday, although I was not feeling all that great, I got the sweetest surprise via email. I had forgotten that I had sent off film to be developed by the Dark Room in Coast Mesa, Ca. In true form, which is flying by the seat of my ass, I had no idea what was going to be on the role of film other than it would be color and it was expired film. It turned out just as I expected, if not better!
Film is what can I say that hasn’t been said before. Film is kitschy. You either love it, or hate it. You either get it or you don’t. You have the people that think that pictures don’t matter and that what they have on their phones is good enough. Then you have people that print everything and have albums and albums of photos. Then you have me, I am a hoarder of photos. I take them out and look at them for memories and stories. Really, I am trying to work them into some sort of art project, per se, and someday, maybe I will, but if not, my kids will have lots of stuff to look at if they choose. Anyhow, I like film for the surprises it gives. I had forgotten about the bird or that we had taken that trip to Salton Sea. Also, I forgot that I tried a few portraits with Hubby.
It had been years since I had picked up a film camera but gosh it felt so good. I missed trying to get the meter to get into the correct positions and such. It all came back to me like riding a bike. Although, I hate to admit that I did have trouble unloading one roll of B & W film and know that I overexposed a roll. Ugh. My next thing will be to try at home developing. I am sure it will probably take me a long time, months, before I get to that stage but I will do it. With me, everything takes time. I am just like a turtle sometimes, slow and steady.
We always seem to end up in this area on Sundays when we are out driving and looking for places to sneak a kiss or smoke and I always start to sing this song, “…They are going to Jackson you big talkin’ man…” That whole area just seems like a road trip even though its not. Life is a really about what you make it. It is as hard as you want it to be. Right? I am going to keep looking for positives because they are there.
Thank you dear reader for stopping by and hope you stay safe where ever in the world you are. May you wear your mask proudly or may you respectfully not wear a mask but social distance yourself from others. We can all still be kind and get our points across, right? Let us kill each other with kindness. Hugs to you that need it.