Monday, March 31, 2008

In George's laundry room. Is that blood?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Having nothing better to do, I took a walk to the shopping center near my house today and spotted these blooms against some geometry.

I have decided that every trip to the shopping center must include a stopover in PetsMart because the pets are so damn cute and you can hang out with them for free and there's lots of doggies everywhere. It's like having an awesome pet but not having to clean up poop or feed it or anything.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Every year, the Smithsonian hosts a kite festival in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Washington, DC and surrounds have sprung, as it were, full of blooms of all types and it's very, very floral around here. The city celebrates this with a two week long festival honoring the gift from Japan in 1912 of 3000 cherry blossoms. The kite festival was really amazing with hundreds of kites flying and thousands more onlooking.
George and I both made box kites but the truth is, they didn't actually fly. We had a great deal of fun (and a little bit of frustration).

Friday, March 28, 2008

This is my beloved, mowing the lawn. He always gets irritated when I try to take pictures of him, which kinda sucks because I'm doing it constantly. The man actually smiled for one of these "first mow of the year" shots.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

George and I spent the evening at the "up-and-coming" Atlas district. It was kinda ghetto, including this apparent abandoned synagogue. We saw the "Condensed Mikado" which turned out to be a pared-down Gilbert & Sullivan performed by college students (?).

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ugly. Stupid. I have been trying to shoot this tree for ages because it's really cool. This is clearly not what I'm going for.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I don't know what these blossoms are near my house but they seemed pretty in the streetlight. This isn't communicated as well here, clearly.

Monday, March 24, 2008

This is steel wool. No, it doesn't photograph well. I'm really struggling here.

Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

George and I decided to do a short tour of Virginia's vineyards. This shot was snapped in the parking lot of the Tarara Winery - $10 for a tasting! so we didn't bother with that and instead made out a bit in their self-guided "cave" tour.

Good Friday, March 21, 2008

I had Good Friday off for no legitimate reason so I sat around all day and watched TV. Figuring nothing more exciting would happen than this afternoon light, I shot a couple of self-portraits.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Just another self-portrait in George's bathroom mirror.

Monday, March 17, 2008

My plant's name is Judas. He may not be dead yet but I'm definitely working on it. Note the giant dead left on the left side.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

I don't know how this is possible but it seems I forgot to take a picture on Friday - not even a fake "Friday" picture taken Saturday.

In any case, this is Mark's dog. He only lives with us part-time now, which is actually kinda sad because he's always so full of energy and mirth (and hatred).

Friday, March 14, 2008

You'll note that there is no photo today. This is because I took a picture of the Colbert portrait at the National Portrait Gallery and managed to delete it from my camera later.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

And finally, last night, my beloved Boggle board.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Giant clay penis?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Somewhere around the height of my illness.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Only not really - I forgot to take one on Monday... but I was really ill. You can forgive me.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

And this fabulous person is Lara Schuster.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

That would be David Emerson.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

For the one of you that's noticed the long delay, never fear. I'm back now. It was first a visiting friend and then a bout of illness. Onward to the crap-tastic photos!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

This is the only picture I took today - demonstrating macro photography to a classmate. See? Very shallow depth of field.

Yesterday, I was immortalized by

Monday, March 3, 2008

To be perfectly honest, this picture kinda creeps me out. I stayed home "sick" from work today - ate some really bad chili - but you can't tell, can you? I was so bored and sat around and watched bad TV all day. Does that make the picture less interesting?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Trying out my new "one dollar image stabilizer" - some string attached to a bolt that screws into the bottom of the camera. I'm going to have to talk to Camedia about all this noise though...

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Alexandria held its St. Patrick's Day parade here, even though they've got almost 2 weeks to go. Apparently it's always held on the first Saturday of the month. It would have been a lot of fun and I might have spent more time trying to be a photographer but it was so damn windy and cold! This little girl only looks like she was pissed about getting her picture taken - she smiled at me afterwards.