Yesterday at work was one of those days that I call death by a thousand papercuts. There's not any one big thing to make you insane, just a thousand little things that leave you wanting to tear your hair out by 5:00. Or rather, 5:30, since it's those little things that inevitably keep you there later than you'd planned. So 5:30 →
I need to resurrect this blog. And what better way to do so than with a sunrise? I love my city so much.
I didn't have any exciting plans for last night -- just another Thursday, and I figured I'd stay home and work on my backlog of post-processing. Then yesterday morning I got wind via Sacramento Connect that in the evening, a scant three blocks from my apartment, the second annual Sacramento Bastille Day Waiter Race would be held. Now, given that I've →
10 on 10: A photo taken every hour, for ten consecutive hours, on the tenth of the month. ~~~~~~ Well, I was going to try to do a whole song theme for this post like my March 10 on 10 post, but alas, even though I searched and searched, I didn't find a Tim McGraw song I liked well enough and that →
I know I'm weird for taking pictures of walls, but I can't help it -- I like color, I like texture, and I like patterns.
I think I set a record with these pics for the shortest it's ever taken me to post-process a session. Ok, I kind of lied... I'm not done with the session. But it's the fastest I've ever pulled out this many, anyway. On Saturday after work, I took some pictures of my coworker Kim's (of Yep They Are All Mine fame) →
It's spring break, y'all!! :-) Yesterday morning I had to drop off my car at the repair place because, as I was rolling up my windows at the barn on Tuesday, my driver's window suddenly fell inside my car door. If you've been reading for a while, you may remember that this happened to my →
Someone dumped a litter of four kittens in a box at the barn yesterday, and while I didn't manage to be one of the lucky four to get to take one home (not that we need a THIRD cat anyway) at least Moose got to pose with one. OMG MOOSE LOVE!!!!!! Seriously, I can't stand the cuteness here. By the way, while →
The following post was John's idea. Ok, the pictures were my idea, but when John saw them, he got the idea for the post itself. First, go click on this link (it'll open a new window), and click play on the video. Close your eyes for a moment. Let it wash over you. Open them for a minute and look at the →
Dear Seattle. What do you do with all your rain? Please reply quickly–we’re running out of places for ours. Love, Sacramento.
It has been a really really wet winter here in Sacramento. The rain started early -- around the beginning of November, I think. We got a brief respite in January (of all months to get a brief respite from rain) but since then, it's been more on than off. And the past two weeks have been especially wet, with much →
Disclaimer: Today's pictures aren't mine. Read on for why. :-) When I sold Moose almost six years ago, I would have never in a million years dreamed that I'd own him once again. (If you missed that part of the story, go here for the details.) But somehow, through the grace of God and random twists of fate, I do, and →
This past Saturday was Second Saturday, so John and I walked over to the coffee shop across the street from us to grab a drink and watch Stoneberry, the band a friend of mine is in, play. It was a kick to just hang out and people-watch and listen to some good live music, and get to really relax and →
10 on 10: A photo taken every hour, for ten consecutive hours, on the tenth of the month. ***** STOP! For today's 10 on 10, click here to listen to Five O'Clock World by the Vogues, turn your volume up, come back here, and keep reading. :-) ***** Up every mornin' just to keep my job I gotta fight my way through the hustling mob →
If you know me, you know that I have this slight tendency to overcommit myself and end up with a breakneck schedule. (Mom, quit nodding. John, you too.) I work full-time, go to grad school full-time, have a horse, take pictures, and write this blog. The blog alone is somewhere in the neighborhood of ten hours a week, sometimes more (depending →
One of the nice things about my photography habit is the record that it establishes for my sometimes spotty brain. I noticed last weekend that the saucer magnolias were blooming, and I thought to myself, "Self, it seems kind of early in the season for such things, isn't it?" So I went and looked up some pictures I took of them →
Every now and then on my way to or from work, I'll see a car I call the "Herbie car" (for obvious reasons) driving on the same stretch of Roseville Road. I've managed before to snap a couple of lousy cameraphone pictures of it, and last June, I even posted a couple of those cameraphone shots. But until this past Thursday, →
Hey, I got mentioned in today's Sac Bee with regards to my blog post yesterday -- go check it out!! :-) I actually talked to them via phone yesterday for about ten minutes -- the reporter emailed me after seeing my blog post. It's nice to read that article and be reminded that not everyone feels that it's a miserable →
Dear Forbes Magazine, Last week you published your annual ranking of "America's Most Miserable Cities." I somehow missed reading about it until a couple of days ago (probably had something to do with the flu-induced delirium I was in most of the week) but ever since I read it and saw that Sacramento was ranked American's Fifth Most Miserable City, I've →
This past Saturday morning, I got up before sunrise and headed out to the Yolo Wildlife Area in hopes of getting some pics at least as good as these ones I took two years ago. Back then, I was using my Canon XTi and 100-300mm telephoto. This time, I was equipped with my 50D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens, 2x teleconverter, →
I don't get to see my pony boy today. Between a cold, a fever, and a thousand dollars worth of car repairs (remember the window incident? that's part of it) I'm housebound today. I wish I could relish the day as a chance to relax, but I feel too lousy to really feel like it's a day off. Bleh. Oh!!! Before →