I was going to make a plain diary entry, try to find something witty or wise to say now that it’s officially the last day of the month/year/decade. I gave up about half a paragraph in, when I realized it was going to be some kind of angst driven bullshit, some poor me the decade is gone and I can’t remember half of what happened during it.
Fuck that. Instead I listened to whomever was poking me and put on a brand new pair of Bose wireless OTE headphones, poured a small shot of orange liqueur into a cup of fresh coffee, and picked up the DSLR camera that still manages to make me feel like a monkey let loose in a camera shop. I turned off the lights and sat down with my Holiday tree – my very first not-Christmas-tree, that is already stripped down to the lights in preparation for being taken down some time in the next 18 hours or so – and started monkeying around with dials and settings.
300 pictures later I quit, not because I was tired, only because the battery was running low and I wanted to get the pics downloaded before it winked out completely.
(While I’m waiting for the pics to finish transferring, I’ll take a moment to say everything I expected from Bose was spot on. Hfs do these fuckers sound *good*)
Okay, let’s see what I got, and if I can remember what setting goes with each pic …
Well, pretty much what I expected, monkey with a camera.
So there’s a resolution, of sorts: by next year I want to be able to take better pictures of something that means so much to me. That gives me 11 months – even a monkey should be able to learn a thing or two by then, yes?
The gratitudes, cos even though there will be a more bloggy post at some point after I wake up, I still don’t want to get in the habit of leaving a post without them.
So today I am grateful for:
Motherfucking Bose, and Idec that they aren’t technically mine. I’m happy to share them with the boy (cos he won’t hardly use them anyway, it seems).
Scallops and rice
The bills are paid
Two more days until all this shit is out of my house.