So…what’s a blog without a YouTube video in it?

This was some time-lapse I shot while we were living in Old Bisbee. I love time-lapse.  The only problem is that my digital still camera can only shoot one frame per minute at a minimum so the clouds are sort of jittery.  The point comes across though.  Never take for granted the passage of time.

Oh yeah, there’s no sound on it either…

Lightning in my front yardLast night we had a good storm roll by.  That’s one of the many things I love about living out here.  During Monsoons, we get kick-ass thunder storms and since we live in a remote area with no obstructions, we can watch the storms roll through the valley.  It’s very cool-except when you’re in the pool.  Then it’s kind of scary.

Ray is on the floor doing sit-ups.  He’s so good about keeping in shape.  I think it’s because he’s mesomorphic and sees instant results.  I, on the other hand, am ectomorphic and don’t bulk up quite as fast as he does.  I don’t bulk up at all.  If I ever gain any weight, it’s in my neck!

Well, I’m off to get ready for work.  We are flexing every other Friday now which means we have to work an extra hour a day.  I’m not much of a morning person so getting up and going to work by 7:30 AM is, well, a bitch.  But hey, I get every other Friday off.  And that’s a good thing.

MotionI finally got my act together and made some major changes to my website.  The old Lopaka Lounge site had become stale.  Gone are the static HTML pages and gazillion party pics.  Nowadays, we have things like Flickr, YouTube and WordPress for all of our Internet needs and even though I fancy myself a professional web developer, I now find that it’s better to go to the digital dark side and just let someone else deal with all the fancy schmansy coding issues and besides, this stuff is FREE!

I am excited to start up again with my web site blog.  (I gotta get used to calling it that.)  Web sites are so 1999.  So last century.  Today we blog.  Get it?  Weblog.  Web log!  Oh, I kill me!

I guess I’m kinda old-school when it comes to web development.  Back during the turn of the last century, I was working for a start up called Zefer.  I made good money and was totally up to speed on the latest technologies.  When the bubble burst, I just walked away from it all.  I have been out of the loop for so long.  I just recently became the Database/Web Specialist for the county in which I live.  I guess I still had enough experience left in my memory banks to get the job.  I think the real fact I got it was the substandard salary and that only one other person applied–and declined to be interviewed at the last minute.  This is the dawn of a new age for me.  I need to get back up to speed with technology so I thought I’d redo my own site and try to establish an online presence.  So far, this has been a most frustrating experience.  It’s amazing I still have hair ’cause I’ve been yanking it out by the fist-fulls.

…film at 11.