Saturday, November 17, 2012

SEPIA SATURDAY (138)

This week on Sepia Saturday
the prompt shows kids reading books in a library. 
I've showned you before 
and a book he helped printing in the 1970s, 
and even a book my mother favored in her youth. 
I think I did cover that topic. 
Libraries were never much of a destination of choice for me 
as I like brand new stuff to won, 
not something you borrow after so many have handled it before. 
I'm not phobic about germs but I don't care to touch what others have before me. 
Never had!! 
But there is a library which I've visited on a few occasion, 
the one at my High School, 
but I have no pictures of that. 
I took a look at their website 
and how things have changed. 
A lot of things are on computers, 
something we didn't have in the 1970s... 
Oh, how I wish!!! 
But speaking of school, 
I've shown you before my school group pics from Elementary School with the Sisters of St Anne 
where I asked you if you could find tiny me. 
Some did well!! 
Now for my individual pics!! 
:)~



Just a series of bad prints which I had to fix dramatically with Photoshop 
because the photographer did shoddy work here. 
Just enjoy these and even make fun of me, 
what with all of those uniforms and bad haircuts. 
I can take it!!! 
:D~



(I'm on theme!!)



I was good in Geography and History!!!


The future James Bond?!? 
I think not... 
though I do like a good Martini!! 
;)~


Yeah, 
Black Watch was our color back then. 
Is it still?


For more reading material, 
you can head out to 
where you're bound to find aplenty!! 
:)~

 

In an odd twist of circumstances, 
I did receive this letter this week from the 
Their letter states that I borrowed three DVDs in 2006[!!!], 
and never returned them... 
False!!! 
I did, 
but if they never processed this 
and someone took them before they could, 
then this leaves me as the culprit, 
which I'm definitely not
I subscribed at the instigation of a friend who's a big fan of the place. 
I did go a few times but it's been a long time since. 
2006!! 
You can imagine my surprise getting this letter, 
especially since it was sent under my old [legal] name... 
I don't know how I'm gonna get out of this situation 
but I do intend to contest this. 


I may not have gone inside for a long time, 
but I did visit the exterior 
as it is a large structure that commands attention. 
This pic dates back to 2010. 



This sculpture is near the main entrance of the library and is called 
ESPACE FRACTAL (2004), 
I took these pics last Spring.



And behind, 
there is a urban garden... 



I took these in 2011. 

Looks like I'll be going back to the library, 
against my wish... 
to resolve this situation. 
Oh well!! 
:/~ 
HUGZ

38 comments:

  1. The only thing to laugh about regarding your school pictures are the poses they imposed on you. All boys certainly (do not) sit with their head resting on their hand just so, or hold a puzzle piece facing the camera so that it is seen in the photo. One of the funniest of my son's school pictures is one where he was made to hold a fishing pole and stand before a background. He'd never been fishing in his life!

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    1. Hey, going through my archives, I found 3 more pics from kindergarten,
      one where I pretend reading a book!!

      Sometimes, photographers use props and I think it is a bad idea.
      A picture is meant to capture something from the subject,
      not impose something so foreign, like that fishing pole for your son...
      Seems like some photographers don't know their job!!
      Oh well!!
      :)~
      HUGZ

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    2. Kathy, I just had a weird idea:
      do you think you could use your son's pic for SS152?!?
      ;)~
      HUGZ

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    3. Well, I've already done my post for this week, and I'd have to find the picture. I'm a bad mom - so disorganized with my pictures! But I'll take a look and see if I can find it easily.

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  2. What is that thing you're holding in the first pic? As for your failure to return some DVDs, it sounds as if there's a new sheriff in town if they're trying to collect on 6-yr old past dues. I imagine they'll accept your word, just to clean up their books, so to speak. They are probably taking a "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" stance. Let us know if they throw the book at you.

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    1. What I'm holding is something made up of popsicle sticks which I'm pretending to paint...
      Silly prop if you ask me!!
      As for the library and those DVDs, it is governmental,
      so I doubt very much they'll just take my word for it,
      but I am adamant about it, I don't have them!!!
      Being OCD, I keep borrowed stuff in ONE specific place,
      not mixing those with MY stuff.
      All that's there is a french book a friend lent me a while back.
      Everything here, I own!! Which is my preference anyway, to own.
      I wrote to them an email explaining the situation.
      We'll see how it goes.
      :/~
      HUGZ

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  3. Good to see the Black Watch check, sorry Tartan. It looks smart. It's ifficult to prove that uou have returned a book let alone a DVD - good luck with the inquisition!

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    1. Yes, but they can't prove I didn't either and that the problem was on their side.
      Innocent 'till proven guilty?!?
      They should have a receipt system...
      :/~
      HUGZ

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  4. "What a little man." my uncle Henry would have said looking at those kindergarten photos of you. Oddly, those first few remind me of one of my grandsons.

    Good luck with the DVDs.

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    1. I guess those pics tend to look pretty much all the same after a while.
      :)~
      HUGZ

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  5. You were so CUTE! I just want to pinch those little cheeks!

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    1. Yeah, THAT's the kind of reaction I usually got when I was little...
      ;)~
      HUGZ

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    2. I'm actually more of a HUGGER, than a PINCHER.

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    3. That's always good to know...
      ;)~
      HUGZ

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  6. Oh you know you were cute and I am sure your mom sent you for the latest hair style. Yes what is that you are holding in the first photo? My oldest son had his senior photos taken in front of a backdrop of shelves of books. Did we ever laugh at that.
    QMM

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    1. At least, she didn't try cutting my hair herself on those occasions.
      She did, some other times, and not to good results!!
      That prop is made up of popsicle sticks which I pretended to paint.

      Why laughing at his pic?!? Doesn't he read, at all?!?
      ;)~
      HUGZ

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  7. I think your pictures are all darling, posed or not. The plaid jacket is perfect for this post.
    The sculpture photos are splendid.

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    1. The city does have its charms.
      Stick around to find out!!
      :)~
      HUGZ

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  8. Such cute photos of you as a little boy! And thanks for answering Wendy's question about what you were holding in the first pic. I was wondering the same thing.

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    1. Trust me, when he stuck that in my hands,
      I didn't know either what it was [for].
      ;)~
      HUGZ

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  9. What a cutie-pie! And in full uniform too!! I was taught by the Sisters of Charity in their full regalia. Your 'Sisters' as in Ste. Anne de Beaupre?

    Your Dad was good at what he did. You learned well from him I'd say.

    Good luck in your 'fight' against the library bureaucracy......2006?!

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    1. I don't know anything beyond the "St Anne" name...
      As for the beautiful bureaucracy of our governmental institutions,
      it remains to be seen what will befall me...
      :/~
      HUGZ

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  10. You look really cute in the reading pictures.

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  11. It's a good thing you didn't live near Kat when you were a small boy. Your face would have been full with scars now :)
    And on the DVD problem, can't you tell them you don't know the guy and sign with your new name?

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    1. My sense of integrity keeps me from doing anything like that.
      :)~
      HUGZ

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    2. Where would libraries be without law abiding citizens ;)

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    3. They would lay vacant...
      We could turn them into condo apartments!!
      ;)~
      HUGZ

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  12. I absolutely love the little bow ties; guys who wear ties have a sense of class, eh?

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    1. I forgot...
      I haven't worn one for the last 15 years now.
      I used to have style, now I only do casual wear...
      :)~
      HUGZ

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  13. Your posts are always a joy to read. And, like Deb, I just love the bow ties. I think you should try to recreate one of these photos but with the TB of today. Now there is a challenge for you!

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  14. Oh ho! A Then-and-Now Ticklebear post. I'd love to see it! Perhaps you can photoshop your modern-day self into that black watch plaid jacket. :)

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    1. Oh boy!!
      Alan suggests something and there's already someone getting excited over it...
      You guyz are too funny!!
      :)~
      HUG

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  15. What a sweetie! Hope that you got stuff figured out on the returns.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Sent them an email but got no reply yet.
      Typical...
      :/~
      HUGZ

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  16. Amazingly on theme at so many levels! I got a kick out of your bow ties too.

    I have a poor record with overdue books and had given up on our local library for the past few years, even though it is only a 10 minute walk, until I got a Kindle last year and discovered the online digital library. I had to go renew my card though and discovered I still had some unpaid fines from 2 years ago. But with the eBooks there is no overdue fine, they just disappear from the Kindle. But if I stay off the WiFi the book will be checked out indefinitely!

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    1. Yeah, I know: kid/book/plaid. The one thing missing is a group pic, but I had already done those
      and have included the link, so, could hardly push that angle any further.

      When I closed house for my parents in 2008, I came across my old library card [my mother had kept].
      Made me smile as there were only a few entries, showing everything was returned promptly. I'm sure
      my mom saw to it that I did. But already back then, I preferred owning over borrowing. I remember reading
      every Bob Morane that ever existed, among others. So, this little misadventure with the current Bibliotheque comes as a total surprise to me. I'll see what they have to say in reply to my email.
      :/~
      HUGZ

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