I had such a good day today.
It was beautiful and sunny and hot. My high school best friend Crystal, the one I visited last week, came over to my house with her hubby and her puppy. I wanted her to show her puppy off to my parents and tell them about her new house. She's always had a really good relationship with my parents so I knew that would be important to her.
Dinner took a little longer than expected so we didn't end up eating until after seven but it was nice anyway because we ate on the back deck.
Then I grabbed my camera bag and tripod and headed out the door. I've taken my dog with me so many times that as soon as she sees me with my camera bag and sees me grab the car keys she gets overly excited and pushes herself out the front door.
We got to the park and the park was overflowing with people. There seemed to be some sort of event there and there were just tons of people. For some reason that just made me very happy, to see so many people from my community just out enjoyed each other.
I can't. So I'm watching some tv and posting a photo of candy I took last night.
You can see the book here and preview the entire thing.
It's for sale too though I am aware it's mostly only of interest to my family. But it's done. It's scheduled to get here by December 10th or 11th or something so I'll have plenty of time to send one to heartsways and wrap one in time for my paternal grandparents as we're having Christmas a week earlier.
[+] I did watch Legend of the Seeker which pleased me in many ways but I need me a hardcore Cara episode where she is hot and gay with Kahlan and kicks ass. And makes more faces of epicness.
[+] I'm working on a lot of landscapes lately and I'm irked that I'm not out right now with my friend at the beach because it clouded over. Booooo.
[+] My whole house is being painted which gives me too many headaches. :(
[+] I'm in desperate need of some good fanmixes. I say this because I was working on two in itunes and then itunes deleted the library I was using and replaced it with another library. So now they are nowhere to be found. Itunes undermines my authoritay at every possible opportunity. So listening to some new stuff is just what the doctor ordered. Especially since I've listened to 'Becky' by Be Your Own Pet far, far too many times in a row now.
I have been extra lazy about posting photos though, so here's some thumb nails to my recent pictures I haven't posted here. Clicking them will take you to larger versions, obviously.
After the evening shoot at Rotary Park in Ajax with a friend a few weeks ago that I was not happy with I finally managed to get a drive to go back. I originally wanted to go to a different part of Lake Ontario's shore but stuck with Rotary Park, not only because it is closest but because I decided that I must master it. *holds up fist like a villain*
It was a lovely night. Cool, very little breeze and very few people. It became a little louder as I was leaving when a bunch of skateboarders with beers ran down a bluff, probably to start a fire and get drunk. It was a lovely time other than that, really.
And now my eyes are barely open so I shall put my computer down and go to sleep.
[+] I need to stop waiting until 11pm to take pictures because it means I stay awake until 1 or 2am and I turn into a zombie for work. Not good.
[+] Had a request for more self-portraits so you guys might be stuck with my ugly mug some more. ;) Last night's picture:
[+] Do I care enough about going to see Jewel Staite and Kate Hewlett to go to Toronto Comic-Con this weekend? There aren't very big names but quite a few I recognize and Kate Hewlett is my favourite playwright. She's actually the only person I would pay for an autographed photo just because I adore her writing so much.
[+] Life stuff is happening. I can't tell if it's good or bad. I think I'm moving in the right direction in a lot of ways and in some particularly painful directions in others where I'm not sure if things are going to be okay. I'm trying to be fine with everything that's coming but I'm not very good with emotions so I'm pretty scared. This is pretty vague but I just don't want to get into the complicated things involving personal relationships, family, grandparents, etc.
[+] I've had a complicated, photoshop heavy image in my head for a few days but my base shots yesterday didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted them to and today I was just too tired so everyone cross your fingers for tomorrow. Hint: it involves wine and flowers. And no, I am not photographing me seducing any pretty young things, unfortunately.
[+] Reasons #1-11 of why Legend of the Seeker is my favourite show of the moment:
POLL because I'm bored and yay! March break!
I'm also considering trying to download as many episodes of America's/Britain's/Australia's Next Top Model as possible to make screencaps and notes on all the photoshoots in it. I'm just anal enough to do it too. Or just enough to get halfway through before giving up.
The Olympics has me way too stressed, as much as I love it, I'm going to be glad when it's over. As great as it is seeing people win, I hate seeing people lose too. It's tiring.
In other news, I have several photos I want to take floating around in my head but right now I'm pretty exhausted. We'll see if I can calm down after my parents get home. Everyone will be all crazy tonight. Little Brother has fencing tonight but my parents are going to want to tell me every minute detail so I don't know if I'll be able to escape to take today's photo.
I keep meaning to compile a picspam that but I always get distracted halfway through.
I am too easily distracted from everything except photography, tbh.
Oh! I just found this great quote from Mark Hamill about being in Star Wars where he said he felt like a raisin in a fruit salad and he didn't know who the cantaloupes were. And now I want to recreate this scene with action figures in a fruit salad. I even have the Luke in Stormtrooper gear action figure. No Han unfortunately though. He's dressed normally.
I have another idea involving a Yoda action figure but I can't find a role of regular gray duct tape, I can only find the red. I'm also trying to think up inventive tea set-ups because I'm obsessive compulsive.
Another Star Wars one. Seriously fellow LJ-ers, you do not want to see my whole collection of Star Wars stuff, largely amassed before my 15th birthday. Hats, shirts, books, banks, action figures, magazines, puzzles, toys. Pretty much everything you can imagine, I have in some sort of Star Wars form.
Unfortunately, the prequels totally ruined my obsession. And it's not helped by the fact my brother watches them all the time and actually DEFENDS the validity of Episodes 1-3. For everyone that has seen Spaced, please insert any of Simon Pegg's rants in this place.
Long story short: I am a serious geek.