Mannequins of the USS Lexington

Soulless automaton. Hmm. Appears to be similar to some of my coworkers.
Soulless automaton. Hmm. Appears to be similar to some of my coworkers.

I do not like mannequins with faces or other human features. Let me explain: I got upset this morning when drinking my McDonald’s coffee because I didn’t like the “face” the plastic lid made when I opened the drink hole. You can imagine the shock to the system that an angry mannequin would be when you are deep in the bowels of a silent, decommissioned battleship.

Looks traumatized by his receptionist job.
Looks traumatized by his receptionist job. For God’s sake: DO NOT SMOKE. He will kill you!

I left out the horrors of the dental examination rooms for your safety. I don’t want you to have any nightmares! My seven-year-old declared the dental exhibit inappropriate. Yes. Somehow it’s creepy as hell to have motion-detectors on your sound system. A sound system blaring out a buzzing drill with a man screaming.

Oh, I don’t want to warn you about that section. It’s best experienced in person.

Overly happy. Do not trust.
Overly happy. Do not trust.
That is, um, a look on your face.
That is, um, a look on your face.

Okay, so the purpose of this project was to use the fisheye lens I rented to enhance the creepy factor of these creepazoids. I just knew there would be something horrid to distort on this old ship. Yay! Museum folks never understand what neurotic people might make of their work.

Or do they???

My weeeeee pics in Corpus

I wanted some decent night pictures of Corpus Christi, Texas. Now, my idea of decent and yours may differ. In my mind, it’s all dark except the light from the  bridge. Or at least, that’s how I want to see things. I’m aware enough to recognize that there is a difference between my idealized reality and what’s really there. I’m just glad I have learned enough to get some of the pictures I wanted.

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Frick this cold weather!

Let’s concentrate on summer flowers! Here’s a flower on the beach near Corpus Christi. So pretty!! Which animal scurried past the plant and left those marks? A beach rat?

And here’s a closer view (note the small insect on the flower to the left!):

When I got back to Austin and examined the pictures, I marveled at the gorgeous glowing yellow inside the flower. Then, I saw the tiniest bloom in my back yard.