Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Observations from the Library 7.20

I took a day off from the gallery to work on some photos and find that it's so hot the creaky old air-conditioning in our building can’t compete with the returning heatpocalypse and it’s cool but muggy in our apartment. I managed to drag myself from my usual working spot, which happens to be my uber size bed, and headed off to the library to work in some air conditioned splendor. It seemed as if every street I crossed on my way to the library was on the verge of melting and attaching itself to my sandals. Thankfully I learned my lessons last time the inferno came to town and the only black I have on are my shorts. The stripped down me with no makeup at all, a white t-shirt on, and my hair pulled back might not look so hot but it feels a little better. Even my backpack carries the minimum laptop, camera, and sketch/writing pad so this is as bare bones as I get. Still with the current real feel temperature at 103° it doesn’t seem to matter, it's just hot as hell.

So for now I plan on working a bit before I venture back out. Problem with my working on my projects is I sometimes get frustrated and find myself easily sidetracked. You know, with blog writing and such things. What with the idiots in Washington prepared to crash the world's economy, the Phillies continuing to have the best record in baseball, and Sunday's first gay and lesbian marriages in New York, well, my mind is just always wondering off somewhere. I should explain that New York City will be holding weddings on Sunday, the very first day they are legal. A lottery is being held to pick 734 couples to be married by 60 judges who volunteered to work Sunday. Mayor Bloomberg said the lottery was being held to avoid couples needlessly standing in line only to be turned away. "We are going to make history on Sunday, with the eyes of the nation once again turning to New York City," Mayor Bloomberg said.

I have been thinking about the totally awesome suggestion of a friend that I start a new Flickr just to handle my blog photos. At the moment I have them spread out net wide with some on Picasa, some on Photobucket, and my own work on Flickr. I first used Photobucket because it's possible to use photos from there in comments on Flickr something which I didn't think possible with Picasa but that turns out to be untrue. That pretty much ends the Photobucket part of the decision. I like the Flickr idea because I have used it for years now and I'm comfortable with it, I know what I want to do and how to do it. Being a Google product Picasa is so easy to use with this blog and with my phone, a droid. I'm a late comer to the Google world but for better or worse I now use it everywhere and everything is linked. That brings up an entirely different set of problems when my blog photos end up on my phone of there own free will, even after I deleted them, and I don’t even want to think about what happens if my phone gets jacked. For now I'm leaning towards a new Flickr but haven't decided yet.

See how easy I get sidetracked?

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