Saturday, April 25, 2015

One Man's Trash...

Last week someone gave me a trash bag of cans for my kids to recycle.  

The good thing about this system is I get to dig through the cans before the kids get a hold of them.  And in this bag, I found ten cans I didn't have.  Jackpot!!

Good for the environment... and my collection.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Can Fairy: Second Visit

Two years ago I posted about the Can Fairy visiting my house and leaving a can on the front porch.  I still don't know who it was.  Yesterday, the Can Fairy returned.

This time I was checking the mail and saw these three cans down inside the mailbox.  I took them out to see what I got.

I already have an orange Monster Juice can similar to this, but upon closer examination there is a variation in the icons that are listed on the back of the can.  So it's a new can.  The Lime Freeze Rockstar is a brand new can for me.  And sounds delicious.  Plus I was given an extra to trade.

I could ask around and probably find out who left them, but it's more fun not knowing :)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Please Ask First

Last year I received an email from someone who had visited this blog.  The email said they saw a listing on eBay for a soda can collection and for the listing, the picture of my cans in the background of this blog had been used.  I found the eBay listing and sure enough, that was the picture I had taken of my cans!  (I edited out the personal info in the screenshot below)

So I sent a message to the seller and told him that was a picture I took of my own collection and no one had asked permission to use it.  Now, I've needed pics before and went to Google Images and grabbed a couple of random ones, so I figured this may have been the case with him too.

I read through the description of his listing and he said it was several hundred cans for sale.  I warned him that someone buying cans would probably expect to receive the cans shown in the picture, especially since he made no mention that the pic wasn't his actual collection.  

I'm not sure if the auction expired or he took my warning and ended it, but it soon disappeared after I sent the message to him.  He never did reply to my message.

In the last four years, I've been asked if people can use pics from my site to make t-shirts, use in articles they were writing and even a couple of professors for their classes.  I've said yes in every case.  It's nice to know my pictures can sometimes be of use to others, but I certainly appreciate being asked first.   :)