Sunday, July 01, 2012

Self Portrait

Well, I'm crazy enough to seriously consider doing the Photo a Day July list.  I had lots of fun playing with the June list.  Maybe this month not only will I get the photos taken, but posted on the same day.  Yeah, well, I can try.

Anyhow, today's prompt was self portrait.  I hate trying to take pictures of myself.  All I end up doing is scowling no matter what I end up doing.  So, I figure the picture at the top that I set up is about as good as I'm going to get today.  It more or less covers the most important things.  I mean, I could have logged in and taken a screen shot of my avatar in EQII, but I haven't been playing much at all lately and I'm kinda cheezed with Sony at the moment, but that's a different story.

So, here's a pile of stuff that represents "me".  There's my crocheting basket full of half finished projects and a couple extra balls of yarn.  There's my rusty, trusty hiking boots and my small backpack.  I'm not a purse gal, I'm a backpack kind of a kid.  Anyhow, nestled in the middle there is my N70.  That's my AF Nikon.  I really enjoy using it, but I love my FG more.  (I couldn't find my FG, I'm hoping it's still at Mom and Dad's...)  And I totally blew Boo's mind by showing him that there's no screen on the back and telling him that it uses film and you don't get to see the results right away.  The batteries were dead, or I'd have actually snapped something just to hear the shutter sound.  So, as you can see, I am pretty much a mix of a lot of very different things.  Like I've said before, I do a little of this, a little of that... I'm a Jill-of-all-trades and not really a master of any.  There are some who might argue that point, but while I may produce a few gems in my various crafts from time to time, I'm not a consistent master in any of my crafts.  And I'm OK with that.  I like to dabble and play and these are the things that keep me sane and relaxed.

Boo has been playing with his camera a lot too recently.  He keeps messing with the date setting though, so everything is all kinds of wacky on his card, but that's OK.  I actually downloaded everything off the card (but I haven't erased the card...) today.  Here is one that Boo took of me this afternoon while I was playing with my N70 AF. (Yes, I need a hairbrush, my formerly ironing board straight hair is now wavy since Boo was born and I started swimming a lot and the humidity doesn't help... or driving around with the windows of the red car down...)

I hope you enjoyed these two pictures.  I enjoyed taking the one.  Tomorrow is "busy" and I really will be.  Today started reporting month and we added a ton of reports we have to have done by the 16th this quarter.  Oh, and Bill, our main support regulatory guy... is taking most of the next two weeks off... to get married of all things! *laugh* Seriously, it's about time.  He deserves this, but the selfish part of me wishes they were going to wait until August... but that's a different story.

Peace to all and may you actually enjoy self reflection from time to time.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

I love seeing all that yarn. It reminds me of my one basket full of half knitted projects.