LHRL Podcast with Von Ralls and Wilson Horrell
About This Show
A podcast about seeking fulfillment and finding your bliss. Each week we will interview some of the world’s most interesting people, who are leading lives filled with positivity and happiness. The mission of LHRL is simply to inspre, and be inspired. We are also doing a segmented titled, “Breakfast with Beefcake”, where Von and Wilson do a brief segment based on the perpective given by Beefcake’s blog. Check us out!
Most Recent Episode
Take The Stupid Picture
6 days ago
Every holiday, it never fails. At some point, someone has to say it, "everybody gather round, let's get a picture". Soooooooo, everyone gets up from their comfortable position, crams awkwardly up against one another, and waits."Whoops, we are going to need a camera". After a brief intermission, a family member returns from the bedroom with the camera, which has not been used since the last family gathering."Oh crappit, the battery is dead. Everyone relax for a second, but don't go anywhere." No one has ever left the scene of the family picture, because we all know that it would mean certain death."Here we go, everyone get ready. Say cheese....". No flash. No click. I am in a room full of the most intelligent and educated women in west Tennessee, and not one of them can figure out how to work the camera. The same camera that they couldn't work the last holiday, and the one before that, and so on and so forth. My back is sweating. I was frustrated at the act of taking the picture from the word jump, I am really agitated now. I look at my brother, who gives me an eye roll. Half of him is frustrated with the taking of the picture, the other half is praying to God that I don't go full flipping Donkey Kong, and start drop kicking nephews, head butting drywall, and biting the corners off of the concrete fireplace. He is well aware of how quickly this scene can turn Jerry Springer. I am coming unhinged.
At some point, between a mom, some aunts, and a cousin, they figure out how to get the camera to snap a photo. "Cheese. One more. Wait. Back up. Don't move. Cheeze. Straighten your hair. Wilson, stop pouting. Ted, stop being a dweeb. Breemon, wake up. Cheese. Fletcher, get your finger out of his ear. Archer, stop eating the fake fruit. Grayson, is your sister still breathing? Andie, stop picking your nose. Cheese. Ohhhhkay!"
Back to the couch. All the frustration that goes into taking a picture. The same picture that I have been getting frustrated over, for almost four decades. I don't understand the importance of the picture. It seems really stupid. At leased it SEEMED really stupid until a couple weeks ago.
Amanda and I were on a mini-vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, when a lady, who looked to be mid-sixties, approached and asked if we would take her and her husband's picture. Of course, I was happy to take the picture, and I just assumed that her husband was just going through the motions, like all men. I snapped about ten quick shots and r