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Free Classifieds and Announcements / Mayor/Council holiday message
« Last post by BLeafe on November 23, 2021, 09:40:03 AM »
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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on November 11, 2021, 07:50:56 PM »
Is "touchdown celebration" the first thing that comes to mind when you look at this picture?

It looks more like he's saying, "Get that camera outta my face!" or "Get me a better caption writer".

Community Soapbox / Re: The Sasson Report
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on November 11, 2021, 01:57:23 PM »
Community Soapbox / Re: The Sasson Report
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on November 11, 2021, 01:51:00 PM »

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Aldi's Main St
« Last post by Victor E Sasson on November 11, 2021, 01:45:21 PM »
I stop at the Aldi in Hackensack, a few blocks from my home, once in a while, but don't do any serious food shopping there.

There is a limited selection, but I occasionally buy some organic produce, a salad dressing with garlic cloves in it, string cheese and Norwegian crispbread, among other items.

An example of the limited selection is organic pasta, only available in whole wheat, which is harder to cook al dente. Prices are good, but when it comes to something like maple syrup, there are no deals. From the looks of the carts I see, some families shop only at Aldi.
I was told things were to start at 7am………”That’s nice - I don’t!” - but I DID get there around 8am……………and things didn’t start flying through the air until after 9am.

There were some interesting scenes to shoot before things got underway:

1. The sunlight! The shapes! The early AM shadows (I’m the shadow with the very long legs)! Even the clouds………..I love this shot! This is exactly the kind of structure I really want to shoot when it’s up in the air hanging from a crane.

2-4. Here are a couple more.

5. And here’s how I hope the crane looks when it does it.

6. Why are 7” of a tape measure sticking out of a Hackensack garbage can?

7. Pure art

8,9. Unpacking the modules

10,11,12. Liftoff! (Module 1)

13. Liftoff! (Module 2)

14,15. Liftoff! (Module 3)

16,17. Smaller roof pieces are installed.

At this point, between lunch and other smaller pieces to be installed, I had some things I needed to do at home (4 blocks away), so I gathered four of the main people involved in this project and told them I needed a consensus opinion about how long it would be until the big pieces would be flying though the air. The answer: at least 2 hours. When I mentioned that I needed to go home to do some things, but I HAD to be back in time to photograph these flying objects, one of them offered to call me and asked for my phone number.

I mentioned that it was my HOME number - the same number that I had called him from the previous day, so he probably already had it. Just the same, he wanted to write it down - just to be sure.

I appreciated the fact that I would definitely be getting a call and wouldn’t miss the house’s crowning moment and so I left.

After getting most of the things done that I needed to do at home, I noticed it was already past 2 hours later, but figured typical delays had popped up, so I finished my tasks.

18. It was now nearly 3 hours later, so I thought I’d better head back. And what’s the first thing I see?

The house looked fully-formed, meaning that everything I REALLY wanted to shoot had already flown through the air and been installed!

I found the guy who said he’d call me in time.

“What the @!#?”

“I texted you.”

“You texted a landline? You said you’d call”……………..and things went downhill from there.

19,20. I took a couple more shots and left.

So there’s the house.

There were a couple of other cameras there taking pictures that day. If anyone managed to get good shots of the things I didn’t get to shoot, feel free to post them below.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on November 06, 2021, 11:15:00 AM »
Geez - even the obituaries aren't safe!

Who doesn't know the difference between "formally" and "formerly"? Hasn't anyone at this paper mastered the language yet?

I respectfully request that they show some respect for the deceased and their families and PROOFREAD these things. This isn't the only embarrassing thing they've done in this section.

And no - I don't know the deceased person.

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