Friday, October 22, 2004

checking in.

so, i've been busy lately.. with work, and also on a big household project. So that's why i went awol.

and i'm gonna go awol again for a little while. not feeling very inspired lately, and need to recharge.

I'll be back soon though. ;-) if you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment.

hope you are all well!

Saturday, October 9, 2004



THAT is a great white shark. I took that photo. That is a photo i took of a LIVE GREAT WHITE SHARK.

seriously, if you live in northern california, it's worth the trip. besides the obvious fact that the aquarium is a cool place, but looking the only great white shark on exhibit in the WORLD is pretty fucking awesome.

ok, maybe i shouldn't call it a great white shark, because it really isn't that big (4 ft long), but dude, it looked just like jaws. freaky black eyes, and mean looking.

the funny thing was, there were these big signs in the room that said "NO FLASH PHOTOS" becasue the flashes bother the fish. on top of that, there was a guy in the room answering questions in a mic, and he kept saying, "no flash photos, please." and these dumb motherfuckers who don't know how to work their cameras kept taking FLASH PHOTOS and every time that happened, the whole room would collectively berate them.

so that photo is grainy and blurry becasue i took it in a dark room with NO FLASH. thank goodness for photoshop! (although it is time for a new camera, because when i got right up to the tank, the shark swam right in front of me and when i pushed the shutter, it took a good second and a half before the photo took, and by then all i had was blue. grr.)

Thursday, October 7, 2004

just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

i am rocking out to Stevie Ray Vaughn and cleaning my office, although it is not so much cleaning, it's more like moving stuff back and forth from one side of the room to the other. every once in a while somethinmakes it on a shelf or in the trash, but for now it's mostly moving back and forth.

mmm, how did i not discover stevie ray vaughn until recently? mm, thank you, john mayer, o future husband of mine, for loving stevie ray vaughn and mentioning him all the time. i mean, my dad listened to SRV but i never really paid attention. damn, this guy was GREAT.

my goal for this weekend is to go to monterey to see the shark. White sharks have always fascinated me, ever since i read jaws when i was twelve. that book got passed all around the sixth grade. i'll admit that most people were interested in the tiny naked woman on the front (the cover was just a tiny version of the movie poster). i think i was the only one who actually read the bnook all the way through. after that, there was a time i wanted to be an icthyologist. but that was before i realized that i suck a science.

so anyway, totally looking forward to emptying out my memory cards and taking some more great aquarium shots. maybe if i'm lucky i'll be able to add some shark photos.