Saturday, August 13, 2005

Macro Snap

This is a high resolution photo of a rose outside our front door. The ability to take a close up photograph with the use of a Digital Camera in Macro mode, allows you to get in real close, with a steady hand, and once uploaded affords the viewing of every single detail sometimes unseen by the naked eye at close range. I have a fairly decent Digital Camera that lets me perform a wide variety of styles of photography. Problem with technology today is that you can try and open the box and use it or take the time to read the booklet and get an easier undertsanding on how to use it. For me, reading the book is not an easy option, I prefer to point and click, and figure it out as I go along. I will be posting more pics as I go along, and if you have some that you would like posted go ahead and send them to me and I will post them on the Jubber Journal Blog.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Red Lobster?

Went to the beach a few weeks ago. Being the wise one, I didn't think to put any sunblock on. I showed a Hawaiin surfer buddy my sunburn. His reply was " got second degree burns". Coming from Africa one would think the obvious thing is sunblock right...well, what was I thinking? Vic Authers, my name sake, who now lives in Perth sent in this email comment: "... just have one question, how can you remember what you did when you were three, yet when you visited the beach just a few days ago you FORGET to put cream on. Are you normal - switch on boet your'e getting madala. As for me I can only remember as far back as yesterday, I'm really getting old..." - thanks for the comment Vic, I had to include it in the post as it is a reflection on aging and remembering and forgetting...scary stuff! Just so you know, two weeks ater this crazy episode we were back on the beach, and every 20 minutes I doused myself with coppertone 45 - end result - no burn!!!


Once the sunburn eased off, I returned to normal. Guess what I now use when going to the beach - SUNBLOCK! Endured a week of sleepless nights, and a body loaded with Aloe Vera. Tried a few remedies, but none worked as good as mother nature in a bottle.

It's Friday

Have you noticed how time appears to be going faster than it used many years ago? This is such a weird phenomena! The good news is that it is Friday and time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the time off. So, what are your plans for the weekend? Anything interesting or unusual?

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Jubber Journal

My earliest childhood memory that comes to mind, is me getting a beer for my Dad, and not setting it on the table properly, causing the bottle to fall, smash on the kitchen floor, resulting in me cutting my foot open. I distinctly remember this situation, vividly as if it happened yesterday. I can see the bottle, I can remember Mom telling me to hold it with two hands, and I remember the smell of the beer! This happened to me at the age of 3...I had said 5 but my Dad corrected me today!

Where do we begin?

Who would have thought that we would one day be able to sit in front of a mass of perhaps 20 pounds of plastic and cables and create written messages for the world to see? No matter how ridiculous; this is a place where we can sit back after a hard day and e-pen in our thoughts, experiences, ups and downs and not even be bothered if it makes sense or not to the reader. I think it is a unique opportunity to vent, to share and to enquire all in one, and not feel under obligation or duress to be right or wrong, and have that exact same freedom - the ability to express.

So, welcome to the Jubber Journal. Take a moment to read the blog, and be bold step out and add to it your own thoughts, interpretations and impressions. Your stories can be of your own life, family life, work life or life in general.

To get this started, here is a really random thought if there ever was one; try and go back in your memory span, and figure out what your earliest childhood memory is. It could be a place, an event, something funny or even something sad...