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A Little Something Random

January 25th, 2009

This winter I’ve been going through my iPhoto and getting rid of all the duplicate, blurry and bad photos. I generally delete all the bad ones when I import photos, but sometimes I’m too busy. So far I’ve deleted over 2000 and I’m about a third of the way through. I still have 6500 photos in there (I know that’s a ton, but 30% of them are work related). It’s been fun reliving all those past moments, we’ve laughed at so many things we’d forgotten about. While going through I found some funny random photos I thought I’d share.
A couple years ago I had all of my dad’s old slides digitized. This gem was among them, me and my big sister in our super cool sunglasses. This photo is one in a series of 4 with us making different faces. Priceless!
Mr Chiots and I at Disney. We don’t have children, we actually went with my parents several years ago. We took this photo for our nieces who are big fans of the Disney Princesses.
Where’s Susy? Mr Chiots and I found this tree while hiking in the Smokies many years ago.
It’s a good thing I wear a hat to protect against skin cancer, it also protects against other things. We also took this photo for our nieces when we were at the Jacksonville Zoo in Florida.
Our car packed to the gills before one of our camping trips.
When we first got our cats as kittens 5 year ago they were afraid of Lucy, but one day Samson made up to her and we found him sleeping next to her. From that point on they’ve been fast friends! The cats even used to sleep on top of her.
Lucy’s not a big swimmer, even though she’s part lab. Occasionally we throw her in the lake so she can take a swim.
While at Longwood Gardens we really enjoyed the topiary garden. I’ll never have these in the gardens here at Chiot’s Run, but they’re kind of fun!
Tourist places always have funny stuff. This giant rocking chair is in the Smokies.
Lucy has always sat weird, we call it her kickstand.
Our New Year’s celebration photo from several years ago.
Cats sure know how to keep warm!

This is why we take so many photos; to relive all these fun moments you don’t think about and sometimes can’t even remember till you see the photo. With ditigal cameras it does often add up to too many photos.

Do you make it a habit to get rid of digital clutter?

7 Comments to “A Little Something Random”
  1. N. on January 25, 2009 at 7:13 am

    I try to delete all the blurry or bad photos when I upload them but we keep everything else. We keep them on an external drive so we can keep them organized without taking up space on the hard drive.

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  2. MeghanO on January 25, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Those were so much fun, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Mangochild on January 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    This reminds me that I need to get on the project of digitizing my parents’ old pics. I really am worried that the pics won’t last, and the memories/events can’t be recaptured. My dad keeps saying he will think about it, but it needs to be done! The wonderful pics you posted is just that much more reinforcement of that. I especially love the first one :-)

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  4. Dr, Dale (dad) on January 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Those two little girls making faces in the first picture are sitting on hand carve, one piece Indian “squat stools.” The Amazon Indians would carve them out of one piece of soft wood and then stain the tops with berries and wood sap to get the purple and black design. Then they would squat on them as opposed to actually sitting. How many people in America can say they sat on one of those when they were little?

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  5. Frugal Trenches on January 26, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Love the pictures, especially the kitties with Lucy! I have little digital clutter as I only got a digital camera within the last year!

    I do however need a photo storage system, desperately.

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  6. Allie on January 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    These are so fun!

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  7. Hedge or Topiary Art | Arted 4 Life on June 29, 2009 at 6:05 am

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