Monday, November 14, 2011

Birthday Photo Deluge

I slammed my Facebook account on Sunday with a ton of photos, thought I'd smack a few up here, not so much because most people who read this don't link to my Facebook, though many do not. Mostly because I REALLY wanted to stop seeing myself as a cheerleader and FAST.

Bennett lately simply does NOT want o look at the camera when I am taking pictures, so I find myself shooting a TON of shots that go nowhere. Also, my colors are way off these days, and I have no idea why. Settings on the camera maybe, I dunno. More likely USER ERROR.

I'll have to look into it. Sometimes I get the thing so jacked up I have no choice but to just go in and reset everything back to the factory pre-sets and start over.

Of course, it wouldn't hurt to read the frikkin' manual.



  1. I always love seeing photos of your beautiful boys. Despite not looking into the camera, Bennett appears to be a very joyful kid!

  2. I love seeing pics of Bennett but I was developing a fondness for Cheerleader Ken:) How did that blue icing do with the carpet? We had permanent stains for some years in ours after Matt's Blue's Clues party.

    I never, ever read the manuals which is probably why my photos have sucked lately too. I was actually looking at new cameras today and thought to myself maybe I should check the manual first.

    I wanted to tell you that my husband went awol yesterday for about two hours. I knew he was at the office but he had logged out of the billing system so I knew he was done working. When he finally came home he told me had been reading your blog. A lot of your blog in fact. He hopes one day we can get together. He would really like to meet you. Thinks you are one heck of a dude and you two have some important things in common. He said he would have left you a message himself if he could figure out how. Blogging is not his specialty:)

  3. Elizabeth:
    You know, he really is. I guess I count my blessings in that regard. Despite the cognitive FU that he got in life, the seizures, the disability puzzle that is his brain after the surgery, the boy laughs and smiles pretty much every day. I am very, very thankful for that.

    Hm...perhaps I should have rethought actually putting on the gear live and shooting a self-portrait series. And the blue icing never actually made it to the carpet. I don't know how...but you saw our is so NOT well conceived or even furnished. There really isn't anything to mess up, and the carpet...well, that was trashed a couple years back and needs to be replaced too. :)

    I want to thank you for sharing that story. Mainly because it gives me some much needed encouragement. You know how it goes.

    Bloggers are a strange lot. We write because we feel compelled to do it, and we so badly wish people would respond to our shit, and when so few people do, we figure nobody reads it, and one gets...super deflated quite often.

    In fact, it is often the reason why there are so many gaps here. I have to sort of re-energize myself to write, because comparably, to almost every other blog I read, my comments section is usually dead.

    Not sure why. I think because my blogs are just too bloody long. Or maybe my blogs are too intense. Or maybe it is something I have not thought of yet. I dunno.

    But knowing that your hubby got sucked into that world and could not get out for a couple of hours, I have to admit, filled me with immense...satisfaction.

    Inasmuch as this is a chronicle, it is also one of the last true creative endeavors I have left, and as a person who enjoys being creative, that meant the world to me. Thank you both.


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