POTD: Up on Mistake Mountain

POTD: Up on Mistake MountainUp on Mistake Mountain Bozeman, Montana 2013

One of the things I hate about getting old is not only what seems to be an increase in the frequency of my stupid mistakes but the growing lifetime list of such mistakes I unfortunately (for my self-esteem) am capable of recalling from time to time. Not much point in beating yourself up about these I know. And I don’t; much anyway. But really, it’s frustrating. Maybe confronting mistakes head on for a moment and then letting them go is the best way to proceed. To that effort I submit this figurative mountain of new greeting cards I printed the other day in which the photos, although right side up on the computer screen image, ended up turned upside down when the card stock is folded in half. I’ve created dozens of different cards over the years and I know better, I just forgot with these new ones. I was probably dumb-tasking again. (That’s where for efficiency sake you try to  do multiple things at once and end up just screwing up on multiple dimensions simultaneously!)]]>

7 thoughts on “POTD: Up on Mistake Mountain”

  1. You just now getting there with printers? (I’ve said since they were dot matrix- I hate printers!) When I built the mudroom last summer I found when I cut the angle exactly 45 degrees opposite when it was on the downside usually I could cut off off the offending angle and reuse the mistake stringer on a shorter run.

    1. Steve, I’ve been there too. In recent years I’ve just transferred my carpenter mistakes into photography mistakes. I had a friend who cut off some jeans for shorts years ago. When one leg came out an inch shorter than the other, he cut on another inch–on the same leg. We used to have a dumbest man in the world contest…lots of competition so maybe I can’t blame my mistakes on old age or not. (Not sure if that makes me feel better or worse!)

  2. I completely understand. Just made a bumbleberry pie for the library pi(e) day (March 14) benefit and in doubling the crust recipe neglected to double the shortening, resulting in a very tough crust. That on the heels of my sugarless holiday pumpkin pies. I think it may be time to hang up the rolling pin… although the pie redo is looking pretty good right now.

    1. Betty, dessert mistakes are the worst, at least for me. I hate to see all that good flavor potential go to waste and eat that kind of mistake anyway. It usually doesn’t have a good taste to calorie reward ratio though.

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