A closer look at stuff… part 2… Show me the money!!!

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Still having fun playing with the digital microscope I got for Christmas.

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We already took a closer look at an American twenty dollar bill. Now, we are going South of the border… you know, before what’s his name builds his wall… or fence… or moat… or whatever.

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Yes, it is time to get up close and personal with some pesos…

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One thousand of them, to be precise.

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Because everything is interesting if you get close enough to it.

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And you probably don’t have a microscope at your house.

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You might not even have any pesos.

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But I live in San Diego, about twenty miles from the border.

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And I have a microscope that takes pictures.

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So, yeah…

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You’re welcome.

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Once again, please feel free to leave me suggestions of things to look closer at in the comments.

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Seriously…

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Don’t let me do this on my own. The crack squirrels in my head will take over.

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And they are the ones who already told me to take images of my moles and other bodily growths and share them to see if anyone thinks they look malignant.

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We don’t want that, do we?

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Also, this blog is supposed to be interactive.

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So you have to do your part too.

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More pictures of the sun setting over the San Francisco Bay, that I took when I was up there for Christmas, and without all those annoying, distracting words that I always try to stick between all the photos in my posts… part 1…

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Just some random photos of some mammals I know…

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I went and visited my friend Olivia today, the daughter of some friends of mine.

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She is three now.

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And the twins, her brothers, are growing up fast. They run around all over the place.

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This little gopher just popped up at my feet at work the other day.

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I miss babysitting Olivia. That was a much better job than the one I have now, even with the gopher thrown in.

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Olivia is more fun to hang around with than the gopher too.

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I only have the two pictures of the twins. I can’t toss them into the air and onto Olivia’s bed and hold my phone at the same time. And they are usually moving to fast for good photos.

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With kids, you have to catch them when they are occupied with something.

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Famous men as famous women… the final chapter… maybe… me as Audrey Hepburn…

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Just making myself laugh in times of trouble…

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Oh man… I should have changed the word ‘enemy’ to ‘enema’… dang it.

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A closer look at stuff… part 1… An American classic: faded blue jeans…

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I am still having fun with my new Christmas digital microscope. And see, I learned my lesson. I am not trying to make you guess what these photos are of. I told you right in the title.

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Heck, I will tell you again. These are a pair of my old, faded, pale-blue blue jeans… Blue Jeans? Bluejeans?

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See, the classic gold stitching. And you can really see where the blue dye has just worn off some of the material.

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That is part of the leather label… although, at this level, I don’t know if they are using real leather for the labels anymore.

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But who knows?

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So technically speaking, I think these were already light-blue when I bought them. So some of the fading was done in a factory, I guess. But I did a lot more the old fashioned way.

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Yup, that is the zipper. I bet you never thought you would get that close a look at my zipper… uh… I mean… ummmm… never mind.

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That is the reinforcing stitching around the button hole.

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And that is the button.

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Yes, they still make the metal parts out of… some kind of metal.

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And that is one of those weird little reinforcing rivets they put on stress points. There is a funny story behind why Levi Strauss stopped putting the rivets at the stress point of the crotch. You should Google that. Sometimes rich people won’t change anything until they burn their nut-sack, it turns out.

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So I am still trying to think of more fun things to use the microscope on.

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If you have any ideas, please let me know in the comments.

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That is the big hole in the right knee… or at least some of the frayed fabric around the hole. I do not pay extra for jeans with holes already in them. I can make my own holes. And I am  not that fashionable.

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That is where the frayed part meets the not-frayed part.

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Okay, that was fun. Now stop looking at my pants, Cheeky Monkey!

 

 

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More random photos of this year’s holiday vacation in the Bay Area…

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That is me, taking a photo of my older daughter, while she was taking a photo of the Christmas tree with her phone.

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I also stole a couple of her photos of the Christmas table off Facebook… HA!

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Mmmmmm…

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A sailboat on the bay.

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A statue down by the Berkeley Marina.

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It is a good luck archer god…

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…riding on a good luck lion god.

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I actually helped make that statue, and the story of how it ended up by the San Francisco Bay is quite interesting. You should Google it… or go back and read the old posts I did about it.

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And yes, I still have a bunch of pictures from the night I drove my mom up to the Berkeley hills to look at the sunset.

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I just hate to get rid of photos without posting them first…

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Even though I obviously took way too many…

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And a lot of them will look almost the same to you. But the amount of that huge bay you can see from there, the panorama… is incredible.

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