Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

May 24, 2009

May 24 2009 Me and My Avatar

Today I'm putting a face to my...legs. Not my legs, but the avatar I use around the web to represent me. The origins of this avatar is a quiz I did on a insomniaic night filled with mindless quizzes. The title was "What jeans are you?" and my result is boot-cut. Well, I generally wear men's Caterpillar boots with my boot-cuts, or my Keen sandals, or barefoot. But I only ever wear boot-cuts. As for the jeans, I wear them until the holes start wearing in places inappropriate for public use. Anyway, I stuck with this avatar because I love the line, the color palate, and, well, when I find something I generally stick with it. Tonight I spent a number of hours on a site much better suited for my intellectual time-wasting: Sodahead.com. You are welcome to join me there, or join and avoid me there, or whatever. Anyway, I am me there as a pair of bluejeaned legs as much as I am out here with this mop-in-a-bun and tank top.

I hate having my picture taken so I do these stupid things like tremor. So I finally figured out how to delay the shutter so I could set it down and let the camera do its thing. I hated all the shots except this one which I cropped to perform its function and of course the simple screen shot* is today's photo of the day.

*To do a screen shot, put what you want on the screen, hold "control" and press "print screen"--next to the F12 usually--then open the paint program and "edit-paste" and ta-da, a screen shot.


k said...

nice face

alw_ays said...

I should hope you think so.
4:32? Talk about insomniaic..