Category Archives: What Up Homie?

Reminder ~ The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner is Thursday, May 8th, Tomorrow!

Herb Wennerberg reminds everyone that the Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner is Thursday, May 8th, from 4 to 8pm at Cruiseport. 

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Herb submits this funny video from last year’s event, with footage of uninvited guest Homie, who not only eats someone else’s soup, he makes a terrible mess, and tries to take the pretty bowl with him! My goodness Homie, such bad manners!

Bringin It Back To The Humble Beginnings Of GMG… What Up Homie?

For Those Who Say They Miss The Old GMG…

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Are You Offended By GMG’s Official Mascot- Homie?

Some Past Favs-

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So buckle your chinstraps.

What Up Homie Is Comin Back- Better Than Ever.  And for any racist that says the word Homie is associated solely with Gangbangers check variations of the definition from Wikipedia-

Variations in usage

In an early use of the term “homie”, Ella Mae Morse, a white singer, in the original 1946 version of the song “House of Blue Lights” asks, “What’s that homie?” to Freddie Slack, the writer of the song.[citation needed]

In 1992, the Latino rap hip hop group called A Lighter Shade of Brown released the recording “Homies” on their Hip Hop Locos album, which describes what a homie is in the Latino community. The status of “homie” is similar to “my best friend” or “someone I can trust”, as in, “This is my homie Alex, we’ve known each other since grade school”, or “I won’t be around this afternoon, but you can give the money to my homie James, and he’ll give it to me later.”

Gull identification link from good pal Steve Borichevsky

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Hi Joey,

Because I lived on The Fort for six years, I’ve seen a few gulls in my day. Depending on the species, gulls have up to four plumage types as they mature, plus they change from breeding plumage to winter plumage as adults.

This causes many people to throw up their hands is discuss when trying to identify the birds they are seeing. I even get comments from seasoned birders and twitchers that they get confused. With this in mind, I have posted many gull tips over the past few years in hopes that it will help those of us on Cape Ann and also the many, many birders that come here in the winter to find them. Gloucester has some pretty cool birds here in the winter that many inlanders just don’t get to see.

http://shootingmyuniverse.blogspot.com/search/label/Gull%20ID%20Tips%20-%20Easy-Peasy

I hope that this information is helpful!

Steve Borichevsky

Breaking News – Water Service Interuption on Main Street 5pm – 9pm from Hancock St to Washington St.

From City of Gloucester Website:

As a result of the work being done at the intersection of Main/Wash/Rogers Streets a broken gate valve has been discovered and is being repaired. Water service on Main Street from Hancock Street to Washington will be interrupted from 5pm – 9pm this evening (May 14th)

We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience as the crews work as quickly as possible to make the necessary repairs.

No KBMG at Jalapenos tonight ~ Check out the other great music tonight here

All Restaurants Closed from Hancock to Washington Street

Gloucester Seagull Photo Request

Do you have a favorite photo of Homie(s)? We would love to share. Send photos to kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com and I’ll post here.

Please submit average size photos, roughly 8 x 10; please no enormous files. Don’t forget to watermark your photo. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s submissions!

Good Harbor Beach Seagulls ©KIm Smith 2013

Good Harbor Beach Seagulls

New iPhone 5 Panorama

Click twice to embiggen: sucker is 9,283 pixels wide.Panorama on the new iPhone 5 is pretty slick. As simple as can be and no waiting. Sometimes it says to slow down as I pan across. Here is one of my first shots. Oh Em Gee! When I pointed the camera directly into the sun I detect a purple haze. Apple is going to die for this!

The pano stitching is pretty good. Handheld and turn the phone. The horizon is a tad ragged on the left hand side but the clarity through out is not too shabby. All three lighthouses , couple of boats, a dog and a duck. I over saturated the colors on a lower resolution and I can do a better job with a smooth sweep with practice. If dogs or people move when you are sweeping they can become quite amusing, scary, and mutated.

I’ll write my review of the iPhone after I use it for a week.
First impressions: I can talk in a monotone robot voice pretty easily so Siri can dictate notes and email. It does pretty well and I think I might use that feature.

The maps app with siri is seriously amazing. I have not driven off a cliff yet. Get in the car and tell Siri to drive to an address and #boom  she is a chatty little thing telling me the way.

Bizarre quirk: We haven’t figured out the command to tell her we have arrived and we would like her to quit the map program. Siri, quit maps, Siri, stop driving, Siri, shut up. None of them worked. Sue finally told her to shut the fsck up and she replied, “that’s not very nice” and quit the app. She is amusing and I hope I do not get locked up when found on a street corner swearing at my phone in one hand with a Rubber Duck in the other.

Click on the pick for the full monty. Stella, Rubber Duck, Chapin’s Gully, Pigeon Cove.

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