The world seems to be in the shitter thanks to Trump and his mighty executive pen. The news sucks, social media is depressing, it’s cold outside and the Raptors are a dumpster fire. So what has me laughing?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cobra for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have a confession to make. I am not a car guy. I have never been that interested in cars other than driving them from point A to point B. There I said it.
I have never changed a tire or tricked out my ride in any way. When something breaks, I call someone to fix it. I did change a few light bulbs before, but that’s it.
That is why when I am driving, or my wife is out with the car, I always have a the tiniest worry of something going wrong and being stuck somewhere.
Stuck without a phone, without power or without the tools needed to get the car going again. I am the guy who chooses not to have jumper cables in the car because then one day it would be proven I don’t know to use them.
But in the age of modern technology it seems silly to have such worry.
I have been taking digital photos for well over 10 years and I don’t think I have deleted any of them. I have USB sticks, external drives, CD-ROMS, several clouds and memory cards on the go, all full of photos.
Photos of my life. Food, pets, kids, moments, silly things and everything in between. I don’t look at them, I store them so I have them one day. But does that day ever come? Jim Gaffigan does a bit in his standup about this and he is spot on. We are digital photo hoarders.
30 years ago, a photo was precious because it was actually work to take it. You only had so much film and the cost that went with it. So you wanted every photo to be amazing.
With the age of digital, one thing that many of us have left behind is actually displaying photos for people to actually seen. Not on a computer, a phone or even one of those silly digital picture frames. No, I mean printing it out, putting it in a frame and displaying it so that memory is part of your day.
I have thousands and thousands of photos that I would call good. But if you look around my house, you don’t see any. That’s just not fair to my talents for capturing the moment.
It’s time I get back into printing photos and being creative in how they are displayed out in the open.
It’s time to showcase an amazing photo how they did 50 years ago.