I'd love to say that it's been such a thing, but it's not. Work, work, work. Vacation in a couple of weeks. Then more work.
But it's not bad. I shot my first wedding in .... hmmm ... 22 years, and it went well. I've got two more photo shoots lined up, and I'll be resubmitting my Craigslist ad after vacation, so we'll see.
Squeaky got a new laptop, so she officially has the most powerful computer in the house. I'm just happy to have one that won't die if I spill things on it (and I suspect I will, someday)
Xander's quite the handful now. His obsession, currently, is trains. EVERY DAY after daycare, I have to drive him over to the CSX yard about a mile from the house so we can watch the trains. If I get very lucky, they'll be moving cars around, so for 20 minutes, it's non-stop train. He just goes nuts.
After that, fire trucks.
I'm in the middle of an eBay selloff to pay for some of Squeaky's laptop and perhaps part of a new flash for my camera. That's about the only thing I _need_ right now. I'd like a backup camera, a couple of different lenses and perhaps a remote flash trigger. But if I can just get lighting under control, I'll be a lot happier.
I'll see about posting some photos tomorrow. Zippy 8:45 PM
I admit it. I'm totally sucked in by the viral marketing campaign for the new monster movie coming next year on 1-18-08.
The idea of a monster movie told from the perspective of those running away fascinates me. If the new version of War of the Worlds disappointed me in any way, it was that I was hoping for that perspective, but didn't quite get it. I knew too much, as it were.
So I find myself poking around Aintitcool.com, the Wikipedia entry and the film's web site to find out more. I'd hang out at the Slusho.jp Web site (rumored to have something to do with the film, perhaps the monster itself), but frankly, the music grates on my nerves.
I'll be very curious to see what comes out of this. They cast nobodys, essentially, and spent "only" $30 million on the film, and half of that on special effects, supposedly.
I decided to start scanning some of my old photos so I can store them permanently, and it's been fun to look back at my college years.
This is my dorm hallway at Christmas.
Guy beating the train that ran through town. Man. Remember when Conrail still existed? (What? You didn't know CSX bought it years ago?) I waited in the rain huddled under an umbrella for an hour waiting for someone to do this. Hee.
Tonight, on Fox: When Bats Invade Dorm Rooms! (Yes, he's flying right at me in this shot.) Zippy 8:19 PM
Hello, My Name Is Zippy, And I Have A Shopping Problem
If I actually bought things, I'd be a shopaholic. As it is, I just constantly _want_ to buy things, spend lots of time looking at things I'd buy, and an equal amount of time pointing out that I have no use for most of those things.
I wonder if I got this from my mother, who once bought a new car to piss off a salesman that dissed them (they got rid of it a month later). At one point, my parents were averaging 1 or 2 new cars a year. They just got tired of one, traded it for another.
Fortunately, my tastes don't run quite that high. Instead, I think about getting a new cell phone, something that has wireless built in, and Web browsing, and makes french fries. Except I barely use the phone I have now. So why get a more expensive phone that I won't use?
Oh well. At least it keeps me busy, and as long as I don't actually buy things, it's harmless.
Picked up some wire fencing to try to protect the last few leaves on our cherry tree from the rabbits running around. I never had a reason to dislike rabbits before. Now, they are on my list right after yellow jackets. Zippy 2:04 PM