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 will get back to this blog eventually--honest. I actually debating skipping doing this 10 on 10, since there are a ton of other things I should be doing, but I ultimately decided to cameraphone it, so that way I could keep some continuity going. Yesterday was all about troubleshooting. OK, maybe not all, but mostly. Over the course of the →
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 →
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 →
10 on 10: A photo taken every hour, for ten consecutive hours, on the tenth of the month. ~~~ For this month's 10 on 10, I opted to bust out the 100mm macro lens, since I just couldn't stomach the idea of trying to make my work day photographically interesting yet again. "Here's me with a student. Here's me working on a →
EDIT: Click here for the latest on the dog, now named Amá, the Navajo word for mother. A HUGE HUGE thanks to SacPaws, For Paws Hospice, and Lisa Howard of the Sac Bee for helping make this happen!! ******* On my way to work every morning, I take a sort of convoluted back way in order to avoid two horrible left turn →
10 on 10: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. A horse is a horse, of course of course, And no one can talk to a horse of course, That is of course, unless the horse, Is the famous Mister Moose! Ok, so maybe that's not how it went, but as Moose got to be on TV →
One of my coworkers walked in wearing these boots, and the moment I saw them, I knew I had to photograph them. See people, THIS is why I drag my camera around with me everywhere -- so I can share with all of you pictures of my coworker's shoes. . .
In the vein of both Dooce and Pawcurious, I've decided to compile a list of my favorite posts from this past year. This should have been not hideously difficult, given that I didn't blog much if at all for a fair amount of the year (I somehow only managed ONE post in August -- can you believe it?) but yet →
The idea of 10 on 10 is to, on the 10th day of every month, take ten pictures -- one each hour for ten hours. It's a "snapshot of daily life" kind of thing. :-) ~~~ For some reason, I woke up yesterday with Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" stuck in my head--I'm not sure why, but the first thing I did when →
The title of this post comes from a table grace I learned backpacking in the Sierras with my church when I was a kid. I may have learned it before then, actually, but I associate it most strongly with backpacking, and I've been known to not just use it as a table grace, but whenever I'm feeling happy and blessed. →
So I decided to do 10 on 10 this month, which is a photo challenge where, on the 10th day of each month, you take one picture each hour for ten consecutive hours. I got the idea from Kim's September post, but I opted to skip October because, while it was a weekend, I spent most of the day studying. →
Yesterday at work, one of my coworkers who is out on maternity leave stopped by with her six-week-old son to say hi to everyone. I happened to have my camera with me (I've gotten into the habit lately of dragging it just about everywhere with me) so I popped upstairs to where she was chatting with some people to snap →
Yesterday I spent most of the day down in Lathrop, playing assistant shooter for an event at the Harley Davidson dealership down there. This would have been a lot more fun if it hadn't been the ONE RAINY DAY IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS. And let's not even talk about Weather Channel's upcoming 10-day forecast, which predicts nothing but PURE →
I think it's about time to start collecting pretty leaves to use as decoration on my desk at work, for as long as they last. I love living somewhere with fall color.
I went down to kick the air conditioning at work yesterday (it was freezing inside, and yet the a/c refused to shut off) and liked the light coming in from the basement hatch so much that I ran back upstairs to grab my camera. I'm so weird.
Ok, so I don't actually drink coffee (except for the occasional frappucino, but I don't think those really qualify as coffee) and I don't usually take a midday break, but yesterday I made an exception. I had a small project to do at work that involved my camera (more on that in another post) so I'd already had it with →
I hope I managed to infect at least one of you with a Prince earworm via my post title. :-) Yesterday morning I was getting ready for work, and in my typical ADD fashion suddenly decided it was time to copy 11 years worth of pictures off of an external hard drive and onto my laptop so that I could take →
Back in May, I got my first paid photography job -- photographing some San Francisco-related things for a cover and the cover story for the magazine The Bourbon Review. Go me! Here's a link to the article (opens a PDF)--the pictures on pages 1, 4, and 6 are mine, as is the shoreline one on page 5. SWEET!! Many thanks →
I have a bad habit of flipping off inanimate objects when I'm irritated with them. And since I'm weird and like to chronicle random moments, I'm slowly accruing a small gallery of pictures of me flipping things off. This prompted a friend today to tease me about it, asking me if I was going to flip him off over a joking →
Cool pictures of mundane things: oil drops on the parking lot at my bank, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. I stopped at the bank today and saw this and had to stop in the middle of the parking lot to take the picture. I think the people walking by thought I was a bit odd... Oh well--it was cool!! And since →
Leaves: A hundred thousand reasons why I love fall. :-), originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. I snapped this picture of a tree outside of my work this morning with my cameraphone. I wanted to just stand there and stare at the tree, to watch the morning light play over it. Instead, I had to content myself with a couple of pictures and a →
Senior day pics013 (Custom), originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. I took this picture last May at our senior breakfast... OK, so I'm just now getting around to getting them uploaded. My cop-out excuse is that Flickr is blocked at our school. :-) Anyway, I'm not especially thrilled with how any of the student shots came out from the senior breakfast, but I →
The other day after I finished taking pictures of the CDF CalFire planes, I went to get back into my truck and was distracted by movement and color in the dirt. Now, I tend to get distracted fairly easily (and those of you who know me are going, "Gee, ya THINK?") so within a minute (and after a quick lens →