Jul 31, 2007
One of the many mmaannny meaningful highlights was the groom singing a song he wrote for the bride. Best. Song. Ever.
I could seriously go on and on and talk your ear off about how beautiful the trip was and what a perfect pair of people these two really are. But I won't. I'll just say I'm really honored to have met them. Thank you so much, Summer and Grant, for such a great trip. Congratulations!
Jul 28, 2007
Jul 27, 2007
Normal editing/delivering/etc. time down to play web monkey. But it's back up again, at least serving it's primary functions. Other online things are broken too, but I'm going to try and fix them before you notice. Heh.
I'm behind in editing and work is pouring in. My fingers are crossed that I may be blessed with speed and coffee and everyone else is blessed with patience.
Someday my job as a photographer ... will just be taking photographs. *gasp!*
Jul 24, 2007
Dallas has installed cameras at intersections throughout the city to keep people from running redlights. Didn't think it would effect me much, seeing as how I stop at redlights. But today I got a $75 ticket in the mail with this awesome photo of my car. The ticket even has an awesome link to the awesome photo of my car online.
Yes, oh wise camera, that is my car----- turning right on red (legal) and not running a red light. The ticket even notes that my actual speed is ZERO. That's probably because I STOPPED at the freaking red light before I made sure it was clear to turn RIGHT. Seriously, does this look like my car has any intention of going straight? Or through a light? They even show a third photo OF MY CAR NOT BEING IN THE PHOTO. That's because I was turning. Turning and not running a red light.
The article I linked to says, "The revenue these cameras will bring in is significant. The only people who will be charged are those who are breaking the law, so it's fair."
Ummm, give me a break.
Jul 23, 2007
Jul 21, 2007
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Jul 20, 2007
"Answering an early morning phonecall in her kitchen, she works tirelessly around the clock. She is the epitomy of a modern day hero, since I don't need to look at the Lance Armstrongs and the Steve Waughs of this world to get inspiration, it's usually the unheralded work going on like madness all day long which is enough to humble anyone who notices."
I am so inspired by this young man's work that I first discovered in Time magazine in this article.
Sometimes we sit down with art and look for concepts and meaning and lighting and dpi and depth of field and, and, and, an endless amount of technicalities. Ali shoots beautiful things. Probably not without the attention to detail, of course, but the moment just seems to come out first.
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Jul 19, 2007
Extended thought from this morning’s Twitter:
As good as I am at sleeping in, I think my most enjoyable days start off with coffee and someone to have coffee with. Pajamas, pitter-patter-jibber-jabber of little feet and little mouths and click-clack of dogs claws and discussions about life that seem more important than they probably are because brains are still trying to master Awake.
A bit of character analyzing on a very strong soul made it easy this morning to silently note traits I admire in folks. Extreme appreciation for this overall contagious inspirational happiness and optimism that’s also rooted in reality and doubt and thinking. Concern for the things we identify with and ideas for improving the things that could be better.
Cigarettes and sunshine and the sound of a neighborhood doing it’s duty and recognizing I now have a great desire for community. For good community. For people making things happen and for making them happen over lunch and determination and love. I have a great desire to be part of things and to help others be part of things. I have a great desire to encourage my world. I have a great desire to encourage. I am encouraged myself watching others grow.
Though, there is a certain paradox due to my fondness for solitude, too.
I know at some point I’ll move beyond morning coffee and happy and comfortable and talk into something that resembles action. But right now, I’d like to just steep in this for a little while longer. Things happen when they need to. No need to rush.
More about Nietzsche's "Overman."
“The overman…Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life’s terrors, he affirms life without resentment.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
*Confession: I have another blog. It's mainly thoughts and opinions and wholly the opposite of the blog you're reading now. It's for personal use and a small handfull of close friends. But today I felt like putting today's "private" blog post on the "public" blog as my current themes of thought surround living in and appreciating the present moment and ideals of community and, well, they're enjoyable thoughts to me I wanted to share.
Jul 18, 2007
Jul 17, 2007
From what I gathered, the man had some aerosol cans in his engine.
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Jul 16, 2007
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Jul 10, 2007
For the past two years, the Dallas-based art collective, Art Conspiracy, has put on successful guerrilla-style events that unite Dallas-area artists and musicians for a good cause. Now Art Conspiracy is making it official by becoming a 501c3 organization.
At 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 15, at the Sons of Hermann Hall, Art Conspiracy will present Seed, a fundraising event that will pave the way for Art Conspiracy to become a permanent part of the Dallas arts community.
Seed will feature auctions of four images a piece from 10 well-known Dallas photographers including Polyphonic Spree video director, Hal Samples, Nathan Schroeder, and Dana McGuire._____
I will be one of the "10 Dallas Photographers" so come on out for fun/music/art and see what I put on the wall!
Jul 8, 2007
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Jul 5, 2007
There's a really really sweet and giant red golden retriever in my dining room right now and he's not mine. He was found yesterday evening around the corner of Van Dyke and Classen wearing only a really smelly flea collar. No tags. A trip to the vet proved no microchip.
I'm sure flyers in all this rain are going to do a heap of good and I'm betting a walk around his neighborhood would probably help, although I'm wary since it took two people and all their muscles to get him out of my house once he was in and I am not fond of being dragged down the street by hairy creatures who weigh almost as much as I do.
But, he's handsome and loving and obviously someone's dog. If you know him or someone who has lost their dog, please contact me as soon as possible.
Jul 3, 2007
My Flickr page is not my most popular spot on the internet, though it has it's moments. I don't have a "pro account" so as I very selectively upload new ones, the older pics are getting shuffled out. The stats on the photos often surprise me. One guy out of a set gets 100+ views and the rest get 5-20? He must be popular. (He is popular.)
Boggles me, though, that this photo has had 341 views so far. Perhaps people wanted a closer look at what the bed looks like when the linens are in the wash and I've covered it with a blanket from 1992 to protect the mattress from jumping shoes? Or maybe that half cocked ear on Ringo is just really compelling? (Yes. Yes it is. Though they stand up now.)
Either way, so glad we're past the diaper changing stage and that Winnie the Pooh couch has gone to better places.