I had an opportunity to do a lot of things on Friday and Saturday but managed to squander both days and nights by staying at home. Well, it wasn’t all bad as I did manage to get to Publix on Saturday and do a little bit of food shopping and watch Finding Neverland (only six years after its release) Saturday night.
Sunday Was A Busy Day, However
I woke early on Sunday morning and treated myself to a pancake and coffee breakfast at the Majestic Diner.
From the Majestic I drove down to the former location of Fulton County Stadium to do some autocross photography. Time was short for me as I had a 1:00pm appointment, and the morning would have been a lot better if those running the autocross didn’t stop the event twice to chastise me and a couple of other photographers for hanging out to take photos including once where they told us that we could stand! I’m glad to see that they care about the safety of their spectators, but calling me out over a public announcement system is not the way to encourage me to come out and publicize your sport. I was even more pissed when one of the other two (official?) photographers walked out to where we were stationed and set up his camera gear not five feet in front of me and right in my line of shooting. I swear if I didn’t know that it would get me into trouble I would have clocked the guy for being such an asshole. The more I think about this the less likely I am to return to future events.
ITP Flickr Pic
This is one of the many shots I took yesterday.
Unfortunately I didn’t get many shots of my friends who were driving because I had to leave. Had the organizers not stopped the event twice I would have been able to get more shots.
A Long, But Very Informative Workshop
Did you know that I’m exhibiting some photography for sale in May? You know, the May that occurs in two weeks? Yikes, May used to seem so far away!
Yesterday I sat through a four-hour workshop put on by Atlanta Photography Exhibit which highlighted the steps necessary for printing, matting, and framing photos.
What the workshop really highlighted for me was how far behind schedule I am for having work to sell. Looks like this week is going to be another busy one.
Speaking Of Deadlines
Thursday is Tax Day. On Friday I contacted my tax preparer and have still not heard back from her. To say I’m a little nervous is an understatement. If I don’t get confirmation that my taxes are done by tomorrow I’ll be attempting to file for an extension for the first time in my life.
This was not the tax experience that I was expecting — especially since I’ve used her services without incident the past two years.
RealiTV Update: The Amazing Race — I Don’t Like The Lesbians
YESSSS! Team LezBeFriends is gone! Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against lesbians, but the attitude spewed by this pair of women had really worn on my to the point that I couldn’t stand seeing/hearing them.
Last night’s Fast Forward would have been my Achilles heel; there is no way that I would have been able to leave one car and climbed to the other.
That being said, I think that I would have enjoyed the hell out of that zip line, not to mention that I think I would have kicked ass with the drumming.
Is it really that easy to count 521 chain links when surrounded with all that noise? I guess that it was for Team Clouseau since he had a pitch-counter clicker with him. Was it so easy for the others because they had clipboards?
Did Team LezBeFriends actually carry any ice cream to sell? If not, shouldn’t they have been assessed a penalty — not that it mattered since they finished in last anyway.
We’re down to the Final Four! For some reason will air in two weeks instead of next week, though I don’t mind since I wouldn’t have been able to watch next Sunday night anyway. I’m not really sure who I want to win it all. Honestly I’m a little surprised to still have Team Model Citizens and Team Clouseau still around, I figured each would stumble along the way.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though somewhat bothered
Current Music – listening to last week’s “Sound Opinions” podcast
Website Of The Day – Were I training for anything I’d be logging my workouts on Daily Mile.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 200 pounds
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 52
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 7 (7)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 11
Marta Rides – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 100 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC movingâ€¦
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the JalapeÃ±o Beach SmugMug account.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online
– Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in PHP and CSS
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem