Life is in flux BIG TIME these days. I want to keep in touch with all of my peeps. The Internet is this beautiful thing. I can move to a brand new city and still stay in easy, near-daily contact with the people I love. When I feel connected to the people in my life that matter, I am unstoppable!
Running into Sho Nuff is always entertaining. I was at The Borough on Friday having dinner with my friends John, Hugh, and Ian (and later Emily) when he showed up. He was on fire that night! (John, I can’t believe you didn’t mention him!! :P)
Life has been busy since I started my private practice. I’m not brimming with clients just yet, but in the past month, I’ve furnished my office (with lots of help from friends Nancy and Libby – and others here and there, too – Robert, Jason, Christopher, Brian, Shannon, Everette, etc.). Because of the busy-ness coupled with the extreme backlog of pictures to edit from the past several months (gigs, NYC trip, etc), I’ve been leaving my camera at home much more than usual. Still, when I walk around in the world, I’m still a photographer, and I really can’t help myself. Luckily, there IS a camera with me at all times: my iPhone camera. Nope, I didn’t get one of the new ones – I’ve played with Oliver’s and MAN, it’s cool – not really in my budget. But I have my 3G iPhone, and with the additional apps Camerabag and Autostitch, I’ve been able to grab some pretty fun images from the world. My “Mobe Photes” set is growing every day, and I’m really loving it. Something about limitations in photography fascinates me – always has. I realize this is probably a side-effect of not exactly swimming in the money. It’s OK. I don’t mind, because when I’m limited by my equipment – because of money, space, and/or time – I have to get creative. And getting creative is NEVER a bad thing. Enjoy my iPhone pix, and watch the set grow! Yes, the iPhone has a camera, and it counts!
I got a MacBook Pro 13″. It’s cool, and yes, it’s one of the new ones announced last week. I’m really loving it so far. It’s the first Mac I’ve ever owned (unless you count the iPhone, and I don’t). My ex-husband always had Macs, so there are very few things that I don’t know how to do right off the bat. The gestures on the trackpad are new, so I’m learning those slowly – as needed.
I have but one small complaint, and it relates to the design of the body itself. There is an extremely sharp 90-degree angle where my wrists rest, so that there’s always a little digging in my skin on the underside of my wrists/lower forearms. I thought Mac was all about design? Maybe they are going more for visual than functional with this choice? I really am perplexed. Since it’s a Mac, I keep thinking I must be “doing it wrong!”
I had a really busy day on Monday with six hours of appointments, so I didn’t really get a chance to properly check the internet. I logged on long enough to see that Jake wanted to go shoot pictures in the 7:15-8 area. I was racing around and he managed to let me know to bring a my tripod, my G9, and some extra camera batteries. I arrived at his place with no idea of the plan. I will explain in pictures: