Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Who Are You?


ComeToMyWindowOfHorror, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

It dawned on me yesterday that I've been talking about "Halloween" here for a while and that, while many of my US-based snowflakes know what this means, some of you snowflakes living in uber-cool locales that are not contained within one of the "lower 50" may not know exactly what that is. Don't worry, my "foreign" (well, foreign to me, right?) snowflakes, this is something I can easily fix. Wonder no more, for I am here to muddle and confuse (or maybe not.)

Halloween, you see is a holiday of sorts in the US. It's not really a holiday in that we don't get a day off from work, buy it's a holiday in the sense that we decorate our yards and give out candy. The way it works is pretty simple. Folks get dressed up (it helps if you are below the age of 12, but it's not a necessity. Last year, while driving down Highway 183 on Halloween, I passed a woman wearing a tiara. So, it's safe to say you can contribute to the madness that is Highway 183, while being "properly" dressed for Halloween, just don't expect any candy for your troubles, ok?) Then, in the evening, in a fit of what we like to call "trick or treating" young children, dressed as witches, devils, sponge Bob's, Jimi Hendrixes, and the like, go door to door, ringing bells and shouting, "trick or treat!" After answering the door, and pretending to be surprised, we hand out candy. (The next day, the day you probably think of as "All Saint's Day?" That's just "belly-ache" day in the US.) It's a ritual that happens every year really and it's kind of fun because, well, some folks decorate the yard and we all get to each too much chocolate.

Things that are associated with Halloween are carved pumpkins, black cats, spiders, witches, goblins, ghouls, ghosts of any kind, skeletons, mummies, and the like. It's really my kind of fun. (Things that are not associated with Halloween include Christmas balls, 4th of July fireworks, and Alka Seltzer, although it probably should be.)

On the subject of "lost souls" the band The Who have a new CD coming out. You know what this really means, when you get down to the "down and dirty" of it all, don't you? Now they can greenlight another CSI show because, well, they have more theme music available for the series theme song. Anyone up for CSI Dallas, CSI DC, or maybe CSI Chicago?

No, actually, the "real" question that's still on the table is that, now that The Who have a new CD coming out, how many farewell tours do you think they will end up doing before they actually stop touring? (Hint: they are currently at 3 and counting, although that last one was a real doozie, it took out a bass player.)

Another big question I have is, since Pete Townsend was arrested in an internet porn scandal, but later claimed he was doing "research" for songwriting, how many of these songs are actually odes to child pornography? Now, that's a scary thought.

Even so, if there's like one song on the CD, he'll be able to gloat ("See, I told you I was doing 'research.' And, to think, all this time, you called me a pervert. Ha!")

Maybe, when The Who start touring again, they can bring along Nine Inch Nails and they can take up more mundane hobbies on the tour-you know, something less dramatic, like, say, collecting doorknobs. (Gasp!)

Oh, and I forgot to tell you. About that whole "Halloween" thing. Little kids, all dressed up, ringing stranger's doorbells? Makes the child pornography industry grin from ear to ear.

Oh the horrors of it all. ("Mamma's got a squeeze box Daddy doesn't sleep at night...")

Until next time....

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Boo! It's almost Halloween


SideOfHouseNo3, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

In the "now I have proof my neighbors are crazy" department, this was taken around the way from where I live. Yes, that's really the side of a house and, yes, that's really a gigantic spider crawling up onto it. If you look really carefully, you can see that there are lights up there too-this guy is illuminated at night. If I have the time, I may stop and take some snaps of him (or her!) after dark. (Actually, I love this yard. I think it's very creative how they've done their decor this year. I wish more folks would decorate like this.)

KathyV and I found the motherload of "Halloween decor" yesterday. We went to central Austin, stopped at La Dolce Vita, had some gelato, then cobbled our way around Hyde Park. We happened upon a house I had shot last year-it had extreme decor back then too-and started taking pictures. A neighbor came out and told us, "she's really outdone herself this year!" You can say that again. Look for more Halloween shots during the week, including an introduction to "Mr. Pumpkin Man!" that's sure to make you laugh (or, um, scream, as the case may be.)

I still have not setup the new TiVo, so I probably should be off doing that. I should let you know I've decided to try to update you with status and possible humor during NaNoWriMo, hopefully, it won't be too infrequent for your liking. I may even start another blog (oh, the horror!) just for the novella. We'll see if I have time. I do want to get rolling before I do anything and I am behind on posting to this site, so I may very well just type up some older posts-ones that have never made it out of the "graveyard" of my notebook yet. We'll see.

Well, happy Sunday morning to you. I hope you have enough candy for the kids because, well, time's running out on you.

Until next giant creepy crawler in the 'hood...

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me

Yesterday was my birthday. I'm now officially "older than dirt." Ah well, my youth was wasted, I'm now working on middle age.

The new TiVo also arrived yesterday. Wow, what a big box you have there, Mr. UPS-man. A big box full of something.

I had lunch with Steve yesterday. We tried to go to Manuel's and sit out on the patio but it was windy. The wind was at 20mph gusts. Good thing they don't have gondolas on Lake Travis. Golly. We joked about tortillas landing in our faces and the foutain was really spewing so we opted for the "warm" indoors (I still had to put my coat on in the middle of lunch, because I was freezing.)

Steve joked that, "you ordered your TiVo before you told me about it so that you could get it before me." He thinks it's some kind of a "big plot" I've cooked up. Actually, he *knows* it's some kind of a big plot I've cooked up. But really, it's no plot at all, just me wanting to give myself a birthday present.

Don't worry, Steve, it's a TiVo afterall. Come November I'll probabably be saying, "damn. It would have been less painful to give myself a .22 with shells."

Anybody got a spare TiVo manual hanging around? Maybe one actually printed in English and not this lovely Japanese variant?

(Ok, Steve, you can take the pin out of the TiVo voodoo doll now. You've had your fun for the day.)

Until next time...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Little Fits of Madness That Fill My Day


HotelBoatNo4, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

Today I had my car serviced. It was due for one of those "whatever" thousand mile check-ups. An interesting thing about the new dealer (Acura) is that they include, as part of the service, a free car wash.

I've always been one to keep a dirty car. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that my car is covered in what I like to call "a protective layer of dirt." I never wash it. The world could end and I wouldn't care if I had a dirty car. I would just drive to Hell in a dirty, once white, car. Typically, it's so dirty I find people ask me what color it is. I love to inform them, "white. Well, sorta."

So, I take the car into the service shop and they wash it and they call me to tell me it's done. I catch a ride back to the shop, and the guy at the service desk tells me, "our car washing machine broke but, luckily, your car was the last one in before it did." I pay them and be done with it, because, well, car stuff is expensive but a necessary evil, but then, as I'm driving back, it hits me. My car was "the car," the one actually, that broke the car washing machine. It was so dirty, it actually broke the machine. Ha! How's that for a distinction?

So, now that you know I have the dirtiest car in the world (well, except maybe for one that plays porn on the back, on one of those little "pull down" DVD players they have now. I'm an expert on dirty cars and, I'd have to admit, that would be one *dirty* SUV. It would almost make my dusty white Honda look, well, clean. Sorta.) This is a good time to tell you that, in fact, (ahem, stand back, this is going to be good) I have ordered a new TiVo (don't say I didn't warn you.)

Yes, my snowflakes, I have ordered one of these. I can only begin to imagine what this puppy is going to record. (Horror of horrors, it's one of those TiVo's that can record two programs at once.) It's going to be like Mr. Toads Wild Ride in here only without the teacups. (Man, I so have to have a flying teacup. My life would be complete.)

Speaking of imagination, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, and the like, it's only a few days now until NaNoWriMo. I've got my characters started. I'm thinking about a plot (finalizing it actually) and I'm working on a theme. My novella is going to be about the life of a HoBo. Did you know they once printed a Hobo newspaper? Back before HoBo's were called "homeless people" and got some street cred, they actually made a newspaper filled with HoBo news. It's true. They did. And, I'm going to write about it. Look for Vagabond Times to come your way sometime in December if I survive NaNoWriMo and, um, it actually gets written.

Speaking of NaNoWriMo, this would probably be a good time to tell you that I'm tossing around some ideas for this blog come November. Since I'll be busy writing a novella, and since the purpose of a journal really is to keep up one's writing skills until a "real opportunity" comes along (like, say, the opportunity to write a novella) I may end up putting some of the NaNoWriMo output on this site for the curious. Then again, giving you excerpts of something unfinished and sort of a "work in progress" might be quite jarring and going stagnant for a month doesn't appeal to me either so I'm tossing around a few ideas. I'm possibly going to switch to a photo-only format and include excerpts or I might even update this site with status and humor. We'll see. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please email me and I'll consider them.

Speaking of humor, did you hear the one about the grocery store clerk in Boston?

This guy shops in a local grocery store in Boston. He's in a hurry and doesn't have much time, so he gathers his items and makes a dash for the express checkout. Trouble is, he's got more than the "10 items or fewer" the sign indicates. He gets to the front of the line and apologies to the clerk saying, "I'm sorry, I didn't realize and I have more than 10 items."

The clerk responds, "Buddy, this is Boston. Are you from Harvard and cannot read or MIT and cannot add?"

Yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck. I'd better enjoy it now. I'm sure I won't be laughing once that TiVo arrives and starts recording, well, who knows what..

Until next time...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sneaky Sneaky Somethings


DesertedIsland, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

My Muzzy count has been increased quite a bit lately. I think it's all the way up to three or four now. Something else I've noticed is that retailers are going for more of a "soft sell" this year. Maybe it's just not close enough to the actual holiday season yet, but, lately anyway, I've noticed a lot of "Fall Savings" type of catalogs coming my way. Ah, yes, the "Autumn Sale." Sneaky, sneaky, Muzzy. Don't think for one minute that I'm not watching you. It's like Santa in disguise, but I'm still not buying (although it has piled up quite nicely on the table yet again.)

NaNoWriMo is going to start in 8 days. Leaves me with just a little bit of time to try to polish off my plot and finish my character sketches. Oh, who am I kidding? You know I'll never make this. Even so, a girl can dream, right? Ah yes, writing. It's a hobby. Some people like fly fishing, some people knit, I like to spew. I snark things together just for you (well, ok, maybe not. Ah, sneaky, sneaky snark.)

I'm *this* close to pulling the trigger on another TiVo. I don't know why, but I just can't seem to do it. Well, ok, I'm fibbing, I *do* know why. Perhaps, just maybe, it has something to do with American Idol, Lassie Come Home, and a host of other bad reasons, missed re-runs, and movies I'd never want to watch. Harrumph. I wish I could "Add to Cart" a TiVo that actually worked. To Hell with all the whiz bang features, I want one that listens to me and actually records what I tell it to record. Is that too much to ask?

Ok, ok, you've had your fun, now, please, stop laughing already.

Until next time...

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Learning New Brushstrokes


CloudForm9938, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

This weekend was the Texas Photographic Society's annual workshop roundup and auction. While I did not attend the auction (maybe next year) I did attend two all-day workshops this year. The first one was Scott Martin's master printing class and the second, today's selection, was an image transfer hands-on workshop.

All I can say, at this point, is, "wow." These were two of the most incredible workshops I've been able to attend. Scott's, while focused on printing, was packed with tips and tricks. Lots of good information from an expert in the field, so much so, my head felt like it was going to explode after a full day of "information overload." We covered just about every aspect of how to put a piezo drop on a piece of paper that you could possibly imagine and now I have this strange urge to do a cynotype using a Burkholder negative. (Look for more on this later.)

Today's workshop was a hands-on lab about transferring ink off of paper. Time to reverse everything and get that ink out of there. The instructor showed us lots of techniques and, just from today's workshop, I was able to make an image on metal, paper, and canvas. I also made a few other keepers and learned a few techniques for transferring images. It was "play in the sink Sunday" for me today and I left with loads of ideas about how to transfer stuff off of paper and onto other things.

All this ink moving around the universe made me want to post today's image. It's more of a minimalistic image from my cloud series. Not much ink required to print this thing but, at least now anyway, if there were, you know I'd be all over it, coming and going.

Until next time...

Friday, October 20, 2006

My Lab is Better than Your Lab


ViewOfBridgeAtNite, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

Well, I had the review last night. It went well, actually.

The best part about it, for me, wasn't that some of the reviewers said nice things about my work (people like to say nice things) or even that some folks gave me areas to focus on and improve (that was much appreciated) no, for me, actually, the "highlight" was the fact that I'm very happy with the way my prints came out.

For a long time, in Austin, the labs were horrible. So horrible, in fact, they "inspired me" to stop taking pictures. I hated them. You really could not get a decent print and they were ruthless to deal with for such a long time. Last night, after the review, during the "social" period, I was talking with somebody and I said, "I could not have shown this body of work if I had to rely upon an Austin lab." And, I wasn't kidding. No lab in Austin could have done prints better than what I presented last night.

This makes me happy because, now I can say I've come full circle as a digital photographer. I can make things in my own house, in my own digital lab, that surpass anything a "real" or "professional" lab can give me. I do it better, cheaper, faster, maybe a little less grumpier (juries still out on that) and, believe me, that's like a reward in itself. It's these kind of small victories that really inspire me.

On the subject of inspiration, I can hardly tell you more about my review, since I am about to embark upon a weeekend of workshops. I'm home today but will be attending an all day workshop tomorrow on master printing and one on Sunday on photo transfers. These are both, excuse the pun, right "up my alley" so I'm really looking forward to a weekend of hard work but learning and fun too.

I will leave you with one final quote. One of my reviewers said, about this photo, "I like what you're doing here with these tall buildings and narrow alleys...it's like a canyon of light."

Very poetic, don't you think? (Where, oh where was he when I was writing my artist's statement?)

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hot Fuss: It'll Kill Ya


GuitarAngleNo1, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

Well, wrap me in a serape and call me Maria. It looks like my favorite of favorite bands, The Killers, shot their new video down in Mexico. A cross on a hilltop, an old roadside graveyard, mission bell backdrops, it's all there. "...And he doesn't look a thing like Jesus, but he talks like a gentleman..." It's all there, baby, it's all there. Still, they have a long way to go to top my favorite of favorite killer quotes, "Save some face, you know you've only got one." But, hey, referencing Jesus in a time of fanaticism and religious fury is a good start, right?

And, speaking of the famed Vegas exports (the only good thing to come from Vegas since, well, ok, let's just call them a bright spot on an otherwise overly lit but yet somehow still dim horizon. Ok, maybe, just maybe, we'll give you CSI re-runs but that hardly makes up for your fake Eiffel Tower, scrawny Statue of Liberty, and don't even get me started on your "piece de resistance," your fake Venice, ok?) rumor has it that The Killers have just come off a major "settling into" Jimmy Kimmel's show. For an unprecedented 3 night stay, they performed songs off the new CD, which dropped last week. Wow. That's a lot of after dark, late night hours if you know what I mean.

It's not too hard to see what all the hot fuss is about when it comes to The Killers. I mean, despite the fact that the lead singer wears a mustachio fluffy enough to scare a mouse, they are just the cutest things to happen along since, well, since puppy dogs started making the splash page of Flickr.

I can hardly wait to hear the new CD, especially since I'm still not really recovered from the last one. They were such a breath of fresh air on an otherwise dull musical horizon when they happened along, and they've grown into a solid band. All that and I still hum "Mr. Brightside" when I'm stuck with a fat man in an elevator.

So, why haven't I gotten the new CD yet? Yeah, yeah, I know, three words: lazy, lazy, lazy.

Until next "Killer" CD...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Illumination


RailingAndGalleryWindow3, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

In the "well, somewhere there might actually be an iron left on" department, this feeling that I left my car headlights on was nagging me all morning. At first I thought I would just ignore it, maybe it would go away on its own, but then I plugged in the podling and lo and behold, what do we have on the "random shuffle" today? Jacob Dylan singing, "And we can drive it home...with one headlight..." Gulp. (That damned shuffle...random, my ass.)

On the subject of headlights, rain, inclement weather, flooding, and the like, it's raining in Austin again today. For about three or four days, it's been raining-the kind of rain that's just rain-no hail, tornadoes, thunder boomers, or flooding, just a soft sort of summer rain. It's rare that this happens in Texas, as we usually fall prey to some nasty storms-the rain, flooding, and the like is typically a "side dish" if you will, to the "real" events, which are usually hurricanes, tornadoes, or bad ass storms. But, not this time. No, this time, we get soft rain and a lot of Austinites looking up at the sky going, "hmm. Raining again?" This must be mother nature's way of watering my lawn, watering my new tree, and, um, feeding the fire ants (the rain makes them pop up-ugly buggers that they are.)

It feels like it's been raining for 40 days and 40 nights although, I'm pretty sure, it's just 3 now. Got a loaner ark I can borrow? Even without my ark, I couldn't stop poor Chase from getting a "beard" full of fire ants. Poor little chap doesn't know what they are, but I could tell, he didn't like them much. He told me in his own little "puppy" way-by rolling around face first on the ground trying to get them off. And, no, as a matter of fact, I didn't leave the headlights on. My bad.

Speaking of bad, flooding, and the like, that new TV show featuring the cardboard cutout of himself (Matthew Perry,) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, seems to be running this recurring comic gag about that extremely "booped up" actor, Nicolas Cage. "Cage" appears on the show as some kind of a tweaked out "love doctor." (Shhh. Don't tell Tivo or, Buddha only knows what kind of crap I'd end up looking at next week.)

I don't know why but, for some reason, I'm getting this vision of Nicolas Cage driving a padiddle in a chase scene with a cardboard cutout of Matthew Perry on the front seat next to him, all the while trying to out-run a large, rolling, nest of fire ants. Hmmm. Must be the Kool-Aid. (Throw in a flying Jackie Chan and it would almost be entertainment.)

And, since I told you about my new tree, I probably should give you the details. I've gotten a crepe myrtle tree for the front of my house. It should bear red flowers come spring but, for now anyway, it's just going to take up a lot of water.

So now you know.

Until next time...

PS I've finished all but one of the prints for the review, the Apple iPhoto book arrived today, and I'm turning into a bundle of nerves for Thursday's review. Wish me luck!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Bouncing Baby Boats


NightBoatsWRedChBkDrop-2, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

I've decided to go with the Venice at night series for the review this week. Wish me luck.

Actually, I've got most of it printed. As of 11:30 tonight, I have ten prints ready to go, I just want to re-do one of them and I may throw in an 11th but I'm having trouble printing it. Much like remodeling a house, I tried to take out a window and ended up taking out a retaining wall. Ooops. (Back to the RAW file for me.)

I'm almost out of ink in about every color, I went through so much of it. I'm almost out of paper too. And, worst part (or maybe "best" depending) is that I've come to find out I'm addicted to the clone stamp tool. I keep sitting there, Photoshop in front of me, thinking, "hmm, I'm just tweak this, and remove this, and put this over here, and..." You could probably make an entire portfolio from the "leftovers." It's nuts. I've gone crazy with the clone stamp. I'm addicted and I just cannot put it down. Well, except for the fact that I don't actually pick it up but, like, you get the idea.

I wish I could clone stamp in some sleep, more toner, and some kind of dinner, don't you?

Until next clone...

Monday, October 09, 2006

These Thin Lines


RearViewPawnShop, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

It's a thin line that carries radio waves into your car. Radio antenna stripe the back window. They translate those precious radio waves into electrical impulses that your car radio can amplify and reproduce for you to hear. It's like sorcery only without the magic wand, really.

It's a thin line between that pawn shop and the "other" side of town. It's a thin line between those that frequent that hoc shop and those fancy homes across the way. Some people worry about making the rent, others worry if Buffy or Bridget will make the honor roll.

We all have our own thin lines to walk.

Until next time...

Pluot!


PluotsNo5, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

I just had the most great tasting fruit. An emerald beaut pluot that was so fine and sweet.

Lately anyway, it seems, I've been on a pluot kick. I think about pluots. I fantasize about pluots. I dream about pluots. They taste just so good. And I don't even really like apricots. I don't know what's wrong with me.

In other news, my portfolio is coming along slowly but still moving somehow forward. I finished ordering my "little book" of shots-the one I put together that has three different bodies of work in it. Now I just have to select which of these three body of work I will show.

Will it be architecture? Misty/dreamy/foggy? Or Night works? I can't make up my mind.

Well, I guess, I can, but only when it comes to fruit. Pluot anyone?

Until next time. ..

Friday, October 06, 2006

Word Up


PluotsNo3, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

Did you know that November is "national novel writing month?" I didn't. At least, I didn't yesterday but, now, I guess, I do. They have a website to celebrate this monumental occasion, abbreviated to NaNoWriMonth. (Phew! Still a mouthful if you ask me.)

So, in a fit if madness (is there any other kind of fit, really? Nevermind, don't answer that.) I've signed up for this national spew out your ideas onto a website where nobody will read them and, in return, we'll give you a gold star, actually, a lame icon that you can post to your blog "contest" of sorts. Yes, my snowflakes, you read it right, I'm going to "volunteer" for this, ahem, lovely challenge and try to write a novel. In November. This November. That would be, like, next month, for those calendar-ically challenged.

So, since I have to write a lot, I figured I had better get started. I need to write, write, and, um, write so, like, here goes.

Let's see...where to start....hmmm...how about world events? Who knew the most dangerous profession in the world was "Amish schoolchild?" Not me, that's for sure! If you asked me, I would have ranked that right up there with "Koi breeder" until yesterday. Hey, I'm up to about 10 words already (only 49,990 to go!) Ok, let's try some more. Um, did you hear that the good people of Thailand now know what my TiVo could have told them all along....that it took a military coup to overthrow Nicolas Cage? Yes, it's true my snowflakes, in celebrity "non-news" (is there any other kind? Nevermind, Anna Nicole Smith answered that one already) it seems the "beloved" (HA!) actor was in Bangkok filming a new movie when he was forced to leave the country by means of a private aircraft. God I wish I had one of those for my TiVo so I could finally rid myself of that mess. But, the "big question" still remains. Would you rather face a coup or be forced to eat spinach? (Oh the horror. Oh the humanity. Oh the bad B-movies we endure. Pass the veggies, please.)

And, on the subject of celebrities and, um, "messes," I swear I think I just saw Mel Gibson in a dress and wig down on Congress Avenue. Nevermind, she was talking to somebody who was circumcised. Ah Ha! So, it's true what they say...X-Ray vision can come in handy sometimes. (Yeah, yeah, I know. It's also true, and they sometimes say it aloud too, "it takes a village to raise a village idiot.")

I'm not always this stupid, some days, it's worse but, hey, I'm down about another 100 words or so. It can't be all bad, right? (The only thing I can say in my defense is that somebody has to make Forrest Gump look like the keen intellectual he really is.)

This word thing is pretty easy. Here goes some more...Drink this and you'll grow wings on your feet. First your money, then your clothes. Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap?

What, were you like expecting a plot or something? Geesh, you people. Demand the world of me, eh? So sorry but, national "plot month" isn't until December.

Ok, ok, but, at this point, I'm saving that for *after* the contest starts. And, please, for the love of God, money, and great American muscle cars, don't email me about that cheap watch.

Until next tome...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

16 Days, a Bible, and a Rosary


DoorwayView, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

I was talking with somebody the other day about my upcoming portfolio review. "I don't have my stuff done yet," I said, "but, you know, worst case scenario, I'll just print..." and I described what it is I could do if I were stuck. Then, I said, "I know I was trying to get it all done before October 1st, so I didn't have to stress, but there's still half a month left. And that's a lot of time, don't you think? I mean, it's even more than half a month, it's like 16 days or something. I could do a lot in 16 days and, I mean, how much trouble could I possibly get into in 16 days?"

"Ummm..." was the response.

And that's a good response, actually. In 16 days, I could defect to Cuba, get pregnant, win the lotto, get arrested for breaking and entering, solve the next big case on CSI, get buried under Chinese Muzzies, and maybe even learn to play Layla on my guitar. 16 days can do a lot of damage and 16 days can bring 16 days worth of trouble. Like the song says, "...15 of those are nights."

In 16 days, I have a portfolio review scheduled. I need a professionally prepared cohesive body of work, consisting of 10-15 images, an artists' statement, a bio or brief "about Carol" for my work, and, I'd really like to have a "mini-book" (Apple iPhoto book) of my work to flip through. I have to have it all nicely wrapped and presented in a professional case, grab a bottle of wine or like cook something, and go to the review.

16 days is a lot of time and that's a lot of trouble I can get into but, for now, I have 16 days.

Do you think I'll make it?

Until it's 15 days...

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Anger-It's all in the Head Butt


GoatPackNo3-1, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

When they get angry, they butt heads. They take those horns and they ram each other. We get to hear a loud, "Whack!" but, I'm guessing here, it must hurt them a little bit, even if they don't hear the noise (or don't really care.)

Ah, what men won't do for the love of a lady.

Until next time...