The Weekend In Snippets ….

When I returned from my recent trip to San Francisco,

I remember thinking how nice it would be to stay home for the remainder of the calendar year.

As it turns out, I already know of two trips I “have” to take in the next two weeks.

I should know better than to expect calmness by now, shouldn’t I?

I can’t wait to tell you about what I’ll be doing on both trips, but I can’t … quite yet.

In the meantime,

•  My weekend got off to a great start on Friday afternoon when I was notified the city of Newport Beach published an article I wrote for them.

The article provides five beginner tips for improving your sunset photos.  It can be read here.

Newport Beach gets around 52,000 unique visitors a month to their website.

As always, I’m happy to partner with them.

•  Magic Potion (a new prescription topical pain medication) arrived (via Dr. Painless via FedEx) in time for the weekend also.  So far, I like it.  There is no silver bullet for chronic pain.  Living my life means getting what help I can wherever I can get it.  My goal is always to live my life to the fullest with the least amount of pain as possible.  By the way, I don’t know the “real” name of Magic Potion.  I think it’s a new medication being tested right now.  It’s actually a compound (mixture) of six prescription pain medications.  It’s applied like a lotion.  I like the idea that I’m not injesting six prescription pain meds, but instead, just using them on my arm/shoulder/upper-body and neck.

•  Here are a few photos I took when I was out and about this weekend.

Beach fog in Laguna – the sun was trying so hard to burn through the fog when I took this one ….

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Create Change …. by putting change in painted parking meters.

The sign tells you to “Say No To Panhandlers.”

The money collected in the meter goes to local homeless shelters.

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A nice day for an ice cream …

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The above woman was nice enough to indulge me when I asked if I could take a photo of her.

She looked so happy enjoying her ice cream cone.

Sunbathing ….

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Did you notice all the shoe choices the sunbather has available to him?

Sometimes it’s just so hard to make a decision ….

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