Gimme a Shot

Looking at the photos on your phone (or camera, if you still use one), what place or type of event do you tend to photograph most often?

Honestly, if you look at my phone, you’ll see a lot of unintentional screenshots!

My phone has a mind of its own and it is a compulsive shopper. Seriously, I had to have AT&T block any purchases from my phone because the thing turns itself on and I caught it before some orders went through, but one night while I was in a store it bought an expensive digital dictionary. It’s a good thing that I caught it right away.

With that, it takes screenshots when I barely touch it.
 (I do have the ‘accidental touch’ setting on, I can’t imagine what it would do without it.)

I used to take many pictures of nature. I often carried a small camera but lost a really great one with many photos on it. Now try to get as good of a camera on a phone as I can.

I have boxes of family photos and used to be quite a shutterbug. I took photos of family (you have no idea how many redundant shots I have of The Sons when they were in Cub Scouts) and took a lot of photos of scenery.

Oh, how I LOVE the clarity of digital photos for nature. I have CDs with many shots from my last couple of digital cameras.

There were a lot of flowers and sunsets.

The camera on my phone is okay. Just OK. It is digital, at least. I can send pix right to my PC or share easily with FB or family and friends, so it’s good. I have lots of family on flash drives now, but not so much.

Once I would have easily said, “Grandkids”. I still have an incredible number of pictures of soccer matches, outings and them at my house. I’m lucky if I see some of them very often anymore, and can’t even get the one who lives here to let me take pictures.

I have many photos of food. (SURPRISE!)
 Yes, I still plan on doing more recipes/how-to-s on my other blog, but I have been moving slowly.

I still have sunsets. I still have family, but more of pets, and surprisingly, there are more of the granddoggy than my cats, (or sometimes together). The rest are cats with The Husband and Grandson, but Milano seems to be the one with the most shots on my phone these days.

Go figure. She’s sweet. She lets me. The cats are as bad as the grandkids.

Sunsets fade quickly, but at least flowers hold still.


About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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6 Responses to Gimme a Shot

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    Love knowing that your phone would select merchandise for you and order it! [that would make a cool premise for a neat short story.] If only the phone would then PAY for that purchase. Ha.
    “Sunsets fade quickly” — indeed. As do our 8 or 9 decades here on this planet.

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    • You are right, it probably WOULD make a good premise for a story, and then get creative about where it gets the money. Jeff, you have been a great friend but now I have yet another story into intruding on my thoughts trying to get the others all together! LOL!
      I will give it thought. I had some traumatic experiences yesterday, which has already been addressed in “Catch-22”.


  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Wow, I’ve never heard of a phone ordering things on its own! I’d want to trade it in, even if I had to pay to get rid of it! As Jeff mentioned, that would make a great premise for a story.
    Looking forward to seeing more from your food blog.

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    • Thanks, Patty, but I have been so busy advising individuals, especially with special diets, that I haven’t gotten to post more. There are a LOT of people cutting back on meat or cutting it out, or now many conditions that people are hoping get helped with gluten-reduced or gluten-free diets.


  3. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I agree about a phone that orders for you being a great story. You could have a lot of fun with that. All my phone does is prevent me from sharing any pictures.

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