Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! - 25/365

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Tonight was our annual condo association meeting. Holy crap! What a waste. I can't believe that some people consider themselves adults and don't know how to act at a meeting. People would speak and just ramble on and on and on. Of course the monthly dues went up and that drove everyone nuts. We didn't go to the meeting last year because the year before was a waste like it was this year. The picture above is basically how I felt after leaving (early) the meeting. Me and my wife actually walked out when one lady just stood up and said she had had her arm up long enough to where she thought it was necessary to stand up and just start talking.

Now that I have gotten that out of my system, I got tagged by Omi yesterday which means I need to tell 8 random quirky facts about myself. Here I go:

1. When I fall asleep at night I do so on my belly, but when I take a nap on do so on my back. I don't know why it happens that way, but I don't have any complaints.

2. When I snap my fingers, I use my thumb and index finger. I think almost the entire population out there uses their thumb and middle finger, but for some reason I taught myself with a different finger. In the end, it works, and that's all that matters.

3. For grades 7-9 my bangs were about 1 inch past my chin. I was pretty into skateboarding and I decided that I needed the haircut to go along with it. I usually tucked them behind my ear and actually thought they caused my ear to curve out just a little bit more than the other.

4. I trim my eyebrows. I went to get my haircut at a "Salon" once and this guy just started trimming my eyebrows without even asking me. I almost flipped out in the chair because I had no clue what was going on. I remember going home to my apartment that night and telling my roommates about it. We just laughed and laughed about it. The funniest part is that I now do it to myself on my own.

5. I can spit really far. I think I learned how to do it from my grandfather. He didn't actually show me how to spit for distance but I picked up on how to pull up a nice big hocker from him. I added in the part of figuring out to make it fly real far.

6. I can watch "Saved By The Bell" reruns all the time. For all you folks across the pond, this is a really bad show that ran from 1989-1993.

7. I can still fit into a t-shirt from 1988. I got the shirt in the 8th grade and I have held onto it all these years. I probably need to take a picture of me in it for the 365 because my wife really wants me to get rid of it.

8. I can move my Adam's Apple from side to side pretty far. Some people think it's creepy, but I just think it's funny.

I took this shot with my DIY ringflash. This might the funnest thing I have ever made. The results you get from it are so neat and the thing cost me about $2- and 2 nights of work. I will have to take some new pics of it for my 365.

strobist info: flash through my DIY ringlight at 1/16 power. The lens was probably about 4 inches away from my face and the light was around it.

25 down and a bunch more to go. Good luck everyone. I plan on selecting my 8 victims tomorrow for the random quirky facts. Watch Out!

I need a shave bad.


Hugh-F. (Playing catch up!), and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. ~*be*~ 51 months ago | reply

    LOL....I have felt like that!!
    ha! Saved by the Bell!

  2. MickWatson 51 months ago | reply

    LOL at the lady with her arm up. Great photo and some, uh, interesting random facts.

  3. .avina. 51 months ago | reply

    I sooo understand what you mean. I am constantly amazed at the lack of decorum and self-discipline these days especially in people who should know better.

    So at your quirks...

    2. Really? How do you do that?
    4. That's pretty amusing.

    Thanks for sharing.. now go shave...

  4. horsesqueezing 51 months ago | reply

    brilliant shot, i have been to meeting like that.
    i remember saved by the bell, and i live on the other side of the pond, it was on late night tv.

  5. Roland Polczer - www.rolandpolczer.de 51 months ago | reply

    haha, funny facts, my fave is #5 :DDD

  6. RichardTerborg 51 months ago | reply

    hahaha funny shot!! nice lighting!

    Seen in the group"Strobist.com" (?)

  7. Lance Szydzik 51 months ago | reply

    You wear the zombie look well :P The focal length on this is fabulous, and the homemade ringflash is working wonders, great job.

    Oh hey is that what Omi's tag meant? I feel stupid for not processing it, And I think you're my hero for a few of your facts, especially your eyebrow care. I hate when people let their eyebrows become a hiding place for tiny gnomes.

  8. coschda 51 months ago | reply

    LOL, this meetings are the best! if you go there next year try to approach it from another point of view (e.g a free comedy show) this always makes me laugh

    ah we make a deal.. i´ll show you my DIY beautydish and you show me/us your DIY ringflash.. (have to do one myself)

    and now to your facts!! nr.6 yeeeah i also love that show.. was awesome!! it also ran in germany.. :D

  9. -=Omi=- 51 months ago | reply

    hahahaha!! These are hilarious! The eyebrow story made me laugh and got me angry at the same time. If you've seen mine then you could imagine what I would have done to the guy.

    Love this shot! I feel lazy for not having attempted a DIY one myself...hmmm.

  10. jmavedillo - NTF 51 months ago | reply

    Eyyyyy this shot is great. It's better than your spanish.
    Last comment was... wow....ehmmm... different!!!!

    Keep going man!!!!!!!!

    Regards from Spain!!

    PD: really funny stories!

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  12. khowaga1 51 months ago | reply

    And that is precisely why people drive me bonkers!

    But the shot is great :)

  13. bulliver 51 months ago | reply

    Condo association's are notorious for attracting self-important people with way too much time on their hands. I feel you're pain. Great shot, fantastic expression.

    And 'Saved by the bell'? I don't even know how to respond to that :P

  14. foshydog 51 months ago | reply

    @ all - I'm going to be a bum today and thank everyone at the same time. Thanks!

    It's funny waht you learn when you start interacting with people half way around the world. OK, maybe 1/4. I'm amazed at how many people from outside of the US have seen Saved By The Bell.

    I wish I had video of the condo asscoiation meeting. The best part was when they announced the new monthly rate they just kind of said what it was in passing. Pretty shady.

    I hope to bust out the ringlight for a few of my 365 shots. I need to learn how to use it for fill and not just the main light. I will post a new pic of it soon.

    @ jmavedillo - my Spanish is not that great so I just type up what I want to say in english and then find an English to Spanish translator on the web and use what it gives me. I do the reverse with what you say and it comes out pretty choppy. It's a funny experiment to say the least.

    I might need to photograph the snap for you. I haven't ever seen anybody else do it and when they try it doesn't work.

    Thanks again for all the comments.

  15. Techy Girl 51 months ago | reply

    LOL! I loved your list and the photo too!! Oh and I remember watching Saved by the Bell every day after school!!

    Number two is definitely weird lol! I tried doing it and can't make it work lol! Kudos to you!

  16. A bunch of beans 51 months ago | reply

    This is one of the best selfies I've seen on Flickr. So awesome. I know exactly how you feel.

    #4 -- that's hysterical!
    #6 -- I can't watch that anymore. It used to be my favorite, but I can't deal with it now.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

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