Wednesday, August 19, 2009

tv & kitchen piece

TV watching

kitchen piece

i haven't photographed much lately
lack of time and/or
the automatic focus of my dslr broke
{not that i use it all the time, yet is a bit
to work with a known broken apparatus
specially one loves so much...}
uninspiring scenes
and another hundred lame excuses
i hide under my procrastinating sleeve
not to post photographs as often
as before

but the truth is...
42? well, not really
the truth is that i set for myself
higher standards, the latest photos i have on 23
are of stunning sunsets, or skies
and they are stunning not because of my photos
but because they were, regardless of who photographed
so now i feel sort of bad to post silly photos
also the standards of the site have become so high!
almost every photograph is a piece of art
& i feel silly to post less than very good photos...
so, the material i have these days, is from indoor photos
from my dirty kitchen, or my swollen feet
or of cats asleep, and home messes

i haven't been to walk on the beach or the park
or anywhere too interesting for that matter
so i just don't post, until tonight when i thought
enough!!! after all i started posting randomly
unimportant and not very stunning pictures
and i had so much fun with it!
nobody commented on them, so maybe i had more
freedom to post anything no matter
how stupid, blurry, or with low quality it was

so tonight here, not on 23, sadly
and 'cause i don't have 4 photos in a row
as i've been posting always on 23
always at least 4 photos at the time
since the beginning of my posting there
in late 2005
(a bit, or a lot of an obsessive rule
i have NO plans to change...)
therefore gladly here in this ranting
stupidity chronographed
one bad moody picture
or two, from my home scenes
uncompromisingly bad
unresistingly blurry
bad-lighted orange
here we go...
as posted above
{with a very Nike attitude
of just do it...}

ah!! the pleasure, of not having to please no-one!
specially/mainly one-self...

the good, the bad, the sad, and the OK

after a little battle with myself
last Saturday, i went to the YMCA again
working it out finally, after almost a year
of living the sedentary life
only walking but highly eating, mostly seating...
but i am back to healthy me
so far, 3 days of 35 min on elliptical machines
and 1 1hr pilates class yesterday
so sore today!
that's the good!
the bad...
the automatic focus of my alpha 100
is broken!! oh well
guess i will have to manually focus
in the meantime i have time to fix it

another good
via Facebook i have found many of my
beloved old friends from Mexico City
the sad...
since Saturday, i haven't been able to connect
too busy at work, too busy at life to spend
any computer leisure time
and working out in the evenings gives me time
to pretty much take a shower, make dinner
chase the cats, and to zzz again
when going back to the gym
my days are full, wake up between 6.45 or 7am
make breakfast, prepare lunch
at work by 8.30 or 9am
until 5.30 or 6pm
then home to change
to the gym and home again at 7, or 7.30pm
shower, prepare dinner and/or grocery shopping
then it's 9.30 or 10... read or watch a little TV
talk on the phone with Perro or/and mother
and then by 11 off again
without turning on the computer, otherwise i can get
there for hours

weekends, exhausted from this train of life
i get lazy on Saturday mornings
and then the cleaning begins, at least 3 loads of laundry
since the cats share the space with me and i am allergic
my bed sheets and rugs must be washed and changed weekly
tons of dishes to wash since i have to cook most of my meals
'cause of the migraines...
sometimes i do have a couple of hours to walk to the Park
or catch a movie on the big screen or on DVD and read a bit more
or around town, again the grocery shopping and
preparations to survive the coming week eat most of my weekends

so it is here the sad survival of a single lazy woman on a
high-strung society... if it were for me
i'd read the whole day and eat meals in a restaurant
but i guess for that one would have to be a millionaire

i've been working/living at this pace for the last couple of years
but this year that i've been having to cook my meals
and taking care of the cats, the amount of free time is reduced

since February, when i took a long weekend to get an MRI
in Mexico and had an awful weekend then, i haven't had a single
day off, except when i have to take time off 'cause of a migraine

my next vacation will be one week on Thanksgiving
since they are closing the office, so i must accumulate vacation time
so they don't discount those days from my pay check...

last year i took a 3 week vacation to go the Grand Canyon
and i am still paying my debt of NO free time since then

but anyways, even if i complain of the lack of free time
i do enjoy my little hectic busy life
better to be busy than to be unemployed with tons of free time...
i too, been there!

ah! and to complete my business... i have enrolled
a Cascading Style Sheet class
at the Mesa Community College
only 3 units, so i won't be as hard as learning German
which was 5 units per semester

i do like the sound of life going on around
even if it leaves me little time to play with
my photos at 23, or to rant at this my blog
or to reply at Facebook

as we say in Mexico,
Hay mas tiempo que vida
there's more time than life