here's my gripe…

>the longest weekend EVAR!

>i don’t think i’ve ever been happier that the weekend is over than i am right now. it was…long. dare i say excruciating. the whining, the complaining, the occasional screaming. and then there was the kids!

but seriously, it was probably one of the longest weekends of my life, partly because we seemed to be out for a good twelve to fourteen hours both days. i’m tired.

i did manage to get lots of photos yesterday. one of them refuses to be uploaded to flickr, but it’s no big deal as it’s not the greatest photo ever taken anyway. but it does irk me that it won’t upload. whatever. i had a lot to choose from, but i decided to use one of an abandoned building downtown. we pass it frequently and i’ve been itching to photograph it for ages, but i’m afraid to go down by it by myself. as we passed it yet again, i mentioned how i would love to have the nerve to go over and photograph it and hubby, dear, sweet man that he is, pulled into an adjacent parking lot so that i could at least get a couple photos while sitting still. there’s still a little shake that bothers me a tad, but it was getting dark and blah, blah, blah. here’s the photo.

7 june 2009 7/365

>along came a spider

>which couldn’t be a more obvious title for this, but it’s midnight and i’m beat. we’ve pretty much been going from about 10:30 this morning until 9:00 tonight. it’s been exhausting!

and the photos today? crap. i took a whopping total of eight. all day. unless you want to count the two i took with my phone while we were in the play area of burger king. of the formica tabletops. whoop. photographically, it’s probably been the most lackluster day i’ve had so far, and that’s really saying something.

anyway, here it is. oooh. aaah. zzzz….
6 june 2009 6/365

>lights out!

>i waited till this evening to even think about taking any photos. we had dinner out on the porch, and i took the opportunity then to scout around the house and see if there was still anything worth taking a shot of. i’m sure i’m eventually going to have to branch out a bit because i think i’ve reached the limit of interest in my house and yard.

5 june 2009 5/365

>it’s only an hour after i started to upload…

>*weary sigh* i finally got done uploading fewer than 20 photos to flickr. i don’t know what the deal was, but it decided to stop uploading after the first photo. i kept waiting for it to change from 5% uploaded, but it wasn’t and i finally got fed up, stopped the upload and refreshed the page. i know, who cares.

anyway, here’s today’s photo. it sucks. the rest suck more. blah. i was going to say something else here, but i can’t remember what it was now. and who cares anyway. it’s been a sucky evening.

4 june 2009 4/365

>day three

>i woke up about 6:30 this morning and my pot of coffee is fading fast. however, before i lapse into my nightly coma, i thought i better get my 365 up.

the first thing i did after stumbling out of bed was grab my camera and head outside. i took a few photos, but the last one was the one that appealed to me the most.

3 june 2009 3/365

>little guests

>well, here is day two of my challenge. i’m not as happy with this one as i had to shoot it through the window and a gap of about an inch.

2 june 2009 2/365
little guests 2/365

not feeling very wordy today. haven’t had coffee yet.

>thought i’d give this a go

>i’ve been hearing a lot about 365, i’m guessing it was originally a group on flickr. most of you have probably heard of it, but if you haven’t, i think the idea was/is to take a photo of yourself every day for an entire year.

i don’t like taking photos of myself, so that’s obviously not going to happen and not the goal i have in mind for this project. i’m looking at it as an exercise to get back into photography. you may have noticed that i haven’t been sharing my photos with you as much in the past few months and there’s a reason for that: i haven’t been taking any. well, not many, at any rate. and i need to get back to it. i’m hoping the requirement of taking a photo every day will help me get my creative juices flowing again. i’m hoping you, my friends, will help keep me accountable.

1 june 2009 day 1 of 365