Saturday Scraplift No. 159 (Sorry, Denise! I got your clean layout all dirty! Smile )


...and another page for my Maui book.


My best beloved has the patience of a saint when it comes to indulging my passion/vice/addiction for digital scrapbooking, but every now and then I push it and he snaps like a dry twig...


Me: "Hey, Sweetie, can I get you to make a few hand gestures for me, so I can take some pictures?"
<sound of crickets chirping>
Him: "Hand gestures? Is this for one of your page thingies? Can't you use your own hands? I'm kinda busy now, you know, with work and all."
Me, not listening: "I have a page idea for our Maui vacation book and you know I can't make the Shaka sign!"
Him: "You can't make the Shaka sign, and that means I have to suffer?"
Me: "Yes. You do. We're married! For better for worse, remember? Hey!!! That is NOT the hand sign I want!"
Him: "For better for worse, remember?"


Sigh.


I eventually got the hand poses I wanted, plus one that I didn't. I need to learn to read the signs better! Smile


Journaling reads:
"In Hawaii the Shaka sign is a common greeting gesture. Depending on context, it can be used to indicate notions such as “cool,” “all right,” “hello,” “good-bye,” and, of course, “hang loose!” We’d even see it as an acknowledgment from other drivers when we’d do something nice, such as pull over on a one-lane road to let them by. Although I have no problem making the Texas Longhorn gesture or the Vulcan greeting gesture, and I’ve been known to make the occasional naughty gesture (only when provoked, of course!), I can’t for the life of me get the fingers of my right hand to bend inward to make the Shaka sign, and I’m right-handed! My fingers keep sticking out all akimbo! In the few photos where I’m making this sign, I had to use my left hand and prod and push my fingers into place. It just should not be that difficult!"


Credits
Anna Aspnes
LoopdaLoop ArtStrokes No. 04 BrushSet


Lynn Grieveson
Erskine Alphabet
It's Elementary: Remix


Pattie Knox
Staple Its!


Katie Pertiet
Touch of Paint Paper Pack
Rimmed Framers No. 01
Watery Spots No.01 Brushes and Stamps
Grungy Ledger Grids Brushes and Stamps


Fonts: Comic Sans MS; Trajan Pro (for "Censored")


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