Some people have it; some people lack it. Out of the numerous qualities and values defining a person’s character, integrity is one of the more important ones to me. A person’s word is not taken for much nowadays, and it really is a shame because if you take away all of the material items, your word is really all you have.
I don’t know why, and probably never will, some people have no real desire to possess any personal integrity whatsoever. How hard is it to say you’ll do something, or that a certain something will or will not happen, and follow through with it? The worst part is that some people have made so many empty promises, that it is now a habit that they cannot break. Not even trying to have any at all is a peeve of mine.
It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Quick afternoon photoshoot of dad’s 2010 Camaro SS in front of an old abandoned warehouse.
A few photos from this set
Today my brother and I attended the media event for the launch of the walking tour for the West Hill Cemetery in Dalton. We attended because we both played a part in creating the map as a project at our work that is used in the brochure, and was recognized, along with our work place, for doing so. The guy that did the brochure tweaked the map a little after I submitted it and made it flow with the rest of the brochure. The meeting was inside the chapel and had quite a few guests that were relatives to some of the stops along the tour. I had never been in this cemetery prior to working on this map, but it has a lot of notable figures, along with their achievements and stories, buried there that played a part in making Dalton what it is today.
The brochure is wonderfully designed and full of history for each of the stops along the tour. It’s supposed to be available in a lot of places around town that deal with the community, and will probably also be in the Georgia Welcome Center at the state line on I-75.
Yesterday was the day my dad has been looking forward to for the past 11+ months, because we went to the Chevy dealer to pick up his new Camaro SS. Now my dad loves all old cars, especially muscle cars, but the Camaro is probably at the top for him. This is because the first new car he ever bought was a 1969 Camaro SS396, which he still owns to this day. Now they had a few generations that lacked, in my opinion, but the first and the very last was great. And I think the new 5th generation taking a lot of the styling cues from the ’69 model and tying in Corvette performance (and a bit of styling from it as well) is going to make it a huge success. He calls this one the last new car he’ll ever get to buy. Of course I hope that’s not true, but if it is, it is sure one heck of a last new car.
Huge field of sunflowers.
A few photos from this set
I wish it had turned out like it should have, but what the bins yielded wasn’t even worth taking a picture of. I am pretty sure this is completely due to the potato that we used. It appeared to have only made potatoes at the very bottom, which leads me to believe that this type obviously wasn’t the type that would grow more roots as it grew taller after covering it with more dirt. Next time I will do some searching on the correct type to use instead of just what we had here at home. So the experiment was ultimately a failure, but a good learning experience nonetheless.
The only thing that I’ve found so far is that the birds appear to be called ‘eagle displayed’. I’ve not made it to what the colors, shape of the shield, birds, number of birds, helmet, etc. mean yet, but will update this post as I discover.
If you happen to stumble across this post and know anything specific about the Holden coat of arms, please leave a comment. I’m very interested in knowing more about what each item means in greater detail.
CSS has always been a weak point of mine. I’m more of a visual learner, so looking at just the code doesn’t really get me very far. Pretty often I either tweak or add something to my blog, which in turn requires some CSS to make look right. For example, just a few days ago, I added a background image of a shadow underneath any image that I insert into a post as a medium size image. This would have taken me quite a bit longer, if it weren’t for the Firefox add-on Firebug.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the movie, but I think it was one of the greatest from the 80s and full of unforgettable scenes and quotes. The news of the directer, producer, and writer, John Hughes, passing away has caused the news to mention it today as one of his works, and also spurred this post of my favorite quotes from the movie.
Cameron Frye: The 1961 Ferrari, two-fifty GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion . . .
Ferris Bueller: It is his fault he didn’t lock the garage.
Ferris Bueller: Cameron has never been in love – at least, nobody’s ever been in love with him. If things don’t change for him, he’s gonna marry the first girl he lays, and she’s gonna treat him like shit, because she will have given him what he has built up in his mind as the end-all, be-all of human existence. She won’t respect him, ’cause you can’t respect somebody who kisses your ass. It just doesn’t work.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. —