Saturday, May 29, 2010

Like Birds on a Wire...


DistantField, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

This weekend marks the long weekend in the 'States known as Memorial Day. It's a day we pay tribute to our fallen soldiers and, let's face it, we've also turned it into a shopping/holiday/stay-at-home-and-eat-too-much day like most of the other days we have off during the year.

This year, for Memorial Day, I will be doing a lot of writing. I have a bunch of items I have to write, mostly photo-related items, but stuff I have to crack and anyway. Sometimes, writing about photography can be so effortless and, other times? It feels like pulling teeth. Usually though, once I sit down and start to bang on the ole' keyboard like a mindless monkey, the words sort of just start to come. I hope that will be the case again today, as I really have a *bucket load* of writing to do this weekend.

I'm also still getting ready for the wine show-I've got my supplies picked up, I just have to actually sit down and matte and frame everything. Oh joy! You know how much I just *love* that task. Let's just say, "I'd rather be force fed oleander stew" and leave it at that, ok? But, yeah, somebody's got to do it, I guess.

I also keep trying to buy a new camera. Every time I try, it goes out of stock or put on back-order yet again. It's frustrating and it's driving me nuts. Nuts, I tell you, nuts. (And, like, for me, that's a short drive-actually more like a neighborhood stroll then an actual drive, but, like, you get the point.)

Even so, things could be worse. It's shaping up to be a bit of travel for the summer and I'm going back to Santa Fe which is always a treat, plus I'm pondering yet another trip which will be a total surprise (stay tuned for that one.)

So, how is your weekend going?

Until next time...

4 comments:

Peruby said...

Have you tried butterflyphoto.com?

Carol said...

No, sorry I haven't. I haven't heard anything about them, one way or the other, so I'd recommend trying one or two shots to see how they hold up. Good luck with it though and please let me know how it turns out. (I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.)

mythopolis said...

I frankly did not grill a single hotdog this weekend. If I could go anywhere right now, I would go to Tucumcari, and hole up in the Safari Motel, and my breakfast tomorrow would be donuts within walking distance. I would have tacos for lunch, take a siesta, and then explore the local bar where I would try to pick up a girl. I would tell her I am an artist, and would like to paint her body. It's a terrible thing, I know...but it is the truth of the matter.

Carol said...

"I want to paint your body" that's a good one, Mythopolis. I'm going to have to use that too. If ever I were to meet the Stig. (Think he'd let me take his helmet off? :~)

No hotdogs for me either, though I did have a BBQ veggie burger. It's been a quiet day too-just relaxing now that all of my framing tasks are done. Thinking about doing laundry next.