Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Success! Or not...or maybe so!

This is what success look like!

Apparently the Google+ app can backup your photos, which allows for easy sharing on Blogger.  I finally figured that all out, and now you can see me on vacation in Florida.  This was the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, a tiny little bird sanctuary that houses a cockatoo that was on Ed Sullivan the same season as Elvis.  He's seventy-something.  This parrot is NOT that bird, obviously.  He's a jealously guarded old thing.

The main draw of the gardens is this:

Hm...apparently that success was short-lived.  Now all those glorious photos I had access to are missing.  What the fuck, Google?  What.  The.  Fuck.

Well...welcome to the frustration that occupies 90% of my waking life.  I'm so angry all the time...


I'm going to go before I punch something.


They're back!  Okay...I don't know what's going on here, but...whatever.  Anyone else have an active distrust of all things technology-based?  I didn't used to...but frequent "upgrades" have left me wondering where the good stuff was moved to and if it still exists in a lot of places.

I am aware that I sound like a crusty old man.  I'm not.  But I'd be lying if I said that I saw "improvement" as just a sugar-coated way of saying "change" and sometimes even "changes that allow us to make more money without adding anything of use to you"...but...anywho...

That photo above is my man, hand-feeding a flamingo.  THAT is the main draw of the Sarasota Jungle Gardens.  There is a HUGE flock of them that just come stalking over when you get the feed out.  I had one tap me on the shoulder while I was standing.  They're THAT tall.  Kind of intimidating...but cool.

So...anywho...that was three weeks ago.  Welcome.



David said...

Remember to breathe. This too shall pass.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Seems you found success in the end. Hurrah! Also looks like the two of you had a fun time in Florida. Double hurrah :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

David,'s an issue.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Bryan, I did! Oh, that was a tiny little piece of vacation...we did Universal and saw the Harry Potter village and all that junk, went to the beach, and almost got killed when a mattress flew out of a truck bed on the drive home. Scary!