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It has been a crazy winter. Snow, cold, ice, then great warming up weather and then repeat. Whazzup with all that?


Just last week I found this Jeep who for some reason parked on the last snowbank left in Tulsa. The driver is probably from Minnesota and wanted to feel at home. Or it might have been the last parking spot in the lot. Who knows?


The trees are about to bud out. What’s keeping them? Do we have another snow storm coming?


I’m finished with my face for a while. I texted Heather last week that my face was pealing off onto my desk at work.  The divot the doctor left on my forehead is healing nicely and all the pealing from the Picato is about done. Do you know what this stuff costs? One box via a Canadian online pharmacy is almost $800. With my insurance  the cost was about $135. My doctor gave me a coupon. It took me a half hour to activate the dang coupon while sitting in the pharmacy but it was worth it. The cost is $25 a box with the coupon. That is one hell of a coupon is what I say! We don’t need no stinking Affordable Healthcare Act, we just need great coupons! I’m running for President on the coupon platform. Can I count on your support?

Have you run across any good coupons lately?

Brushing, Falling, Rotating, Double Exposing, Scraping, Burning Roundup and How Obamacare has Ruined our Medical System

(When she says no photos cuz she isn’t wearing makeup, she is not kidding. I don’t think she needs makeup btw.))

We had storms starting Saturday night and all day Sunday. I lost track but I think we pretty much had it all. Snow, Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Ice, we even had some Thunder and Lightning. Of course this being Oklahoma we were just glad we didn’t have a tornado. The only thing Heather knew to do was get some paint and clean rollers and start painting. She is good at it.

#sunrise on the #beach #alabama #redneckriviera #tinyplanet from last summer dreaming of this summer

My blog friend East Gwillimbury Camera Girl intrigued me with a “Tiny Planet” photograph of hers. She told me that she uses Photoshop to make hers. I’m lazy and I’m too cheap to buy Photoshop so I found a Tiny Planet App for my generic android phone and I’ve been trying it out. Above is a dawn scene at Orange Beach Alabama. All this snow has me wanting to go get my feet wet in the Gulf of Mexico again. Seriously go check out East Gwillimbury Camera Girl. She is a very good and prolific photographer.

#tinyplanet #snapseed #brick #windows #downtowntulsa #oklahoma

This is my favorite brick wall in downtown Tulsa. All rotated and Tiny Planeted.

Tiny planet

And here is the view out my old cubicle window.

Tiny planet

And just when you can’t stand any more, I have more. This is sunset on the banks of the Arkansas River. I promise, no more. Today at least.

@thedianasblog #DianaPhotoApp #DianaPhoto #DoubleExposure #Diana #photoApp #myEdit #like #camera #vintage #art #insta #instaphoto #nofilter #trail through the city #igersok

I found another app for my Ipod Touch. It is called Diana. It is about double exposures with different filters. Its fun to play with but it takes a while to find pleasing results. I like the trail through the city above.

Logan Diana Double Exposure

And this is our neighbor’s big willow tree and son Logan. (Not my neighbor’s son you understand.) I like how the willow drapes around his shoulders. I’m not much for the SOOC concept. I don’t think it means much with today’s cameras. I don’t think it ever meant much.


Anyway, paint, snowstorms in March, and new apps are the only changes around here. I’m getting about that age.


The past few months I’ve had some lesions froze off my face and hands. Monday I got a persistent little bugger scraped and burned. Wasn’t that big a deal except a big headache after the local wore off. I have a tiny little bandage. The nurse said if I wanted she wrap my head with layers of gauze to get more sympathy. I told her no thanks, I’m with a tough crowd. So I got the little bandage. A plain one with no cartoon characters. And no sucker. Thanks Obamacare, thanks a lot. You took our suckers away.

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So I’m going to upping the defcon level on SPF and wide brimmed hats and long sleeve shirts in direct sun. I’ve worn sun screen 365 days a year for over twenty years and I always wore hats. But they were ball caps. The front of my face, including the world’s biggest solar collector nose is fine. It was the side of my face that the ball cap didn’t cover that was the problem. 

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A friend of mine at work, Jay, broke his leg badly while getting out of bed one morning and tripping over his dog. (That’s what he says and lets just go with it.)


To hold it all the bones together he has got the most complicated apparatus I’ve ever seen screwed into his leg. Its a marvel of medical science and engineering. He has two rods screwed into his shin bone and one clear through his heel.

During the holidays I wanted him to put some battery operated Christmas lights on it. He wouldn’t do it.


(I told him that the above photo was the money shot.)

Jay takes all this in stride and doesn’t seem too bothered by the apparatus. He seems bemused by all the attention he is getting in the office. I guarantee you I would be very pitiful and probably not even at work.

Right after the procedure he and his wife flew from Tulsa down to San Antonio to watch his beloved Oklahoma State University Cowboys play in the Alamo Bowl. His dedicated wife pushed him in his wheelchair over a mile from their hotel to the stadium. Is that dedication or what?

You know what the fun thing is going to be? When they take those rods out. His doctor is going to use a cordless electric drill, attached them to the rods, put the device in reverse, and unscrew them. I wonder if Jay will let me come along with my Flip video camera to record that for the world wide web. Stuff like that is why Al Gore invented the internet.

Have you ever had a bad bone break? Tell us about it.