Thursday, October 21, 2004

Cheers, jeers, cringes and fun!

Cheers: Kudos to KFOR-TV's helicopter pilot and cameraman who helped rescue an Alzheimer's patient who was lost and unable to return home without help. The man was driving on I-40 and the helicopter was there to pick him up as he came to a stop. Good work, good Samaritans.

Jeers: Boo to the Shawnee police officer who has been stopped twice for drunken driving.

Cringes: It's the third week of October in an election year. I have had my fill of political advertising on TV and will scream the next time I get an automated telephone call telling me how to vote. Question is, will I last another week and a half, especially listening to the rhetoric flying between Brad Carson and Tom Coburn? I'm not sure.

Good thing the weekend is on the way -- I'm hoping for a chance to try out my new camera, a Nikon D70 digital. Definitely a step up from my HP 315 digital which is basically a point-and-shoot. It will be so nice to have a real camera to work with again. When shooting film, I use a Nikon Fm that I've had since 1982. The D70 will be a great companion -- rather, it will probably become the big dog of the pack.


FrenziedFeline said...

Okay, here's a plus for California--we're not a swing state in any way, shape or form, so we don't have those dumb commercials, at least not very many. All I see are a few for initiatives, although those are getting a little stale, I have to admit.

I'll be looking forward to new views through your new eye. Say "cheese!" ;)

CrystalDiggory said...

I've been trying to put a positive spin on living in a swing state during election time and have been trying to turn it into a government lesson for my son. I'm sick of the ads and mudslinging, but it's been eye-opening for my son.