Dear Santa, I need onion goggles

Oh man, Sittin’ on the Green Couch watchin’ all the dogz go byyyyy… In the late afternoon after walking down to the farmer’s market and back at 0-skunk-30 and then cooking a whole ton of stuff and taking a trip to the Plum Market and then even a Saturday *afternoon* trip to the Jackson Rd. Meijer. I usually go there at 7:00 AM when there’s just me and some floor-cleaners. This afternoon, I cannot count how many near-collisions I had with other carts. Every one of those encounters was friendly. Even the one where I had also been talking to myself. That is a piece of DNA that I think I share with Radical Betty. I wish I shared some her more more extroverted DNA but it is what it is and I am who I am [big-grin]. Anyway, all of us at Meijer knew what we were in for when we decided to shop at Meijer on the Saturday afternoon before Thanksgiving and it was a pretty fun experience.

Anyway, I was on my feet *all* day and although I wasn’t particularly taaarrred in the late afternoon, I decided to sit on the Green Couch and watch the sun set (and the dogz go by…) *and* process the latest batch of catalogs to see if there was anything that anybody needed… Well. I found a couple of good pieces of bizcaz in the latest JJill. I was enticed by items in some of the other catalogs but *I* didn’t need them and these days I am never sure what someone wants or needs or whatever and, since I started the Great Flinging Prodject, I am loathe to burden people with gifts that they don’t need because, well kee-reist… (Hey kiddos, none of this represents a hint. It’s just me processing my own life… [grin].)

Anyway, in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog (why are they sending us that?) there was a cute little device that scans photos directly into an iPhone. I *need* something like that. Or at least a decent portable scanner, since the one that I bought years ago doesn’t work with whatever the heck operating system I am running on my MacBook now.

My own personal shopping devil was whispering “buy buy buy” in my ear. Hmmm… $160. Okay, I *could* buy that device but what if it doesn’t work or craps out after 100 photoos or whatever. So I did the old Google and I found apps out there that would let my iPhone scan photos. I was thinking, what the heck, I can just take a photo of a photo, roight? Yes. I downloaded a free app and “scanned” a photo and that’s how The Commander and Liz and Hushpuppy ended up being in this photo. The app worked okay. The photo quality is about as good as the original. I can see grandma’s buffet in the background (anyone want it? I think it’s in the Moomincabin garage) and the damn dishwasher on the right. (Anyone want it? I didn’t think so.)

3 Responses to “Dear Santa, I need onion goggles”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I think the photo quality is very, very good–from that era photograph and a scan!

  2. Pooh Says:

    I found out by accident that if you peel the onions, then put them in the fridge for a bit, they are much easier to cut without tears. I was trying to do some pre T-day prep, and dinner was ready, so i just stuck the onions in the fridge. When I came back, voila.

  3. Paulette Says:

    The scan is excellent; and the picture is wonderful.