Minolta Weathermatic A

Housed in a miniature submarine

Back around 1980 I decided to get a 110 camera to carry fishing and hunting that I would not have to worry about. I chose the Minolta Weathermatic A watertight pocket camera. The bright yellow, easy to find, color and the large, glove friendly, controls were very helpful.

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Stacks of 45’s – Groovy Grubworm

I’m a Grubworm

When I was young, before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.

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9/11

Have you forgotten?

This post was originally published on 9/11/2020 and updated on 9/11/2021

Where were you on September the 11th, 1999 at 8:46 am? I was at work, D&B Software (Geac/MSA) watching on a TV, on a roll cart, that John Hilyer set-up quickly so we could all watch.

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“Shocking You” With The Shocking Blue

All in all, they would have about 50 hits in Holland!

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010. We published a new issue as often as we could and had a total of fourteen. The following article was written by me and was published in the Premiere Issue of Melody Hill. The smoking cat is mine and is an incense burner with a cone inside. The artwork on the pumpkin, that I bought at Michaels, was drawn by Donnie Thompson and carved out by Richard Golden. The psychedelic font we used is called MAMA and the groovy girl photo I just found on the internet. Enjoy!

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Sea-Monkeys

They can even be trained!

I grew up seeing these ads in magazines and comic books. I always wondered about them but never pulled the trigger and purchased one. It seems that Sea-Monkeys are brine shrimp (Artemia). They were developed in the United States in 1957 by Harold von Braunhut.

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Formula 1 or IndyCar

If you like speed and lap racing, then you’re probably going to like both types of races

At the time of this post, Mercedes, Honda, Renault, and Ferrari are the power unit manufacturers of the Formula One (F1) teams with Honda leaving at the end of 2021, replaced by Red Bull. Honda and Chevrolet are the sole two engine makers for the Indy Car series.

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TV Guide

What is on television tonight?

The magazine that would eventually become the classic “TV Guide” was developed by Lee Wagner (circulation director of MacFadden Publications in New York City). In 1948, he released “The TeleVision Guide” with New York City listings. The cover of the first issue featured Gloria Swanson who was star of the short lived “The Gloria Swanson Hour”. He would expand to the New England and the Baltimore–Washington areas. In 1953 he sold the editions to Walter Annenberg who folded the operation into his Triangle Publications.

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Making Capsules

capsule
[ kap-suhl, -sool, -syool ] Pharmacology. a gelatinous case enclosing a dose of medicine.

This page was last updated on Sep 8, 2021 @ 9:32 pm

I’ve been working in a compounding pharmacy for 19 years at the time of this blog post. I have made a countless number of capsules with the Jaansun Capsule Machine from PCCA. They had it when I started and we still use it today. It can make from 1 to 100 capsules, in one load, sizes 4 – 000.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor

Tinker, Tailor is a counting game (simple method of randomly selecting a person from a group like Eeny, meeny, miny, moe), nursery rhyme (late 18th/early 19th century poems or songs like the Mother Goose Rhymes) and fortune telling song (practice of predicting information about a persons life) traditionally played in England. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 802 (database of around 250,000 references to nearly 25,000 songs collected from oral tradition in the English language from all over the world).

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Alison Towner

Always find time for things that make you feel happy to be alive

Spending hours engrossed in the adventures of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Australian shark experts Ron and Valerie Taylor, Alison Towner wanted nothing more than to study sharks. She grew up in Lancashire, England, where the weather was wet and it was a long drive to the coast.

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