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Last year, my photo week ended on Wednesday, at which point I would then post my pictures. This year -- years being the way they are -- my week ends on Thursday, which coincides with Photostory Friday (or, as I like to call it "Photostory Thursday Night"). So, rather than overwhelm you with inanity and dull wit for eight stories, I've chosen to combine the two projects (for now, anyway) and only subject you to seven.
You'll thank me for this.
So, without further ado, I present:
2010: Week 1
January 1: (It's so easy to keep track of the days, early on...)
Matthew received a magic set for Christmas, and it turned out he was amazingly adept at card tricks. It took me several astonishing rounds before I realized that every card I drew from the deck was the five of hearts.
That's one of those great life lessons: when you can't count on luck, make sure the deck is stacked in your favor.
January 2: Matt and the coveted Ripstick.
Matthew surprisingly took to this two wheeled menace like a fish to water.
His father didn't fare so well -- but it's his blog and you can't make him post those pictures.
January 3: My faithful old piano -- the first thing I ever bought on credit. It's been moved more than any piano ought to be, and I have no real loyalty to it (I'd trade up for a baby grand in a heartbeat). But, it's built like a tank, and the scars give it character.
After I bought it, I thought "You know, it's nice to put things on, but you should really learn to play it."
So, I taught myself. I would not recommend this method.
I thought about dusting it, but then I didn't -- just keeping it real.
January 4: It wasn't my fault.
I mean it was, I'm the one who did it, but what I did should not have resulted in this.
My wife collects snow globes, and as our expenses have risen, the size of the globes has considerably shrunk. She purchased several mini globes last year, when we were at Disneyland, this one with the Mickey ears among them.
All I did was touch the ear, and it fell off, and all the water fell out.
I swear that is EXACTLY how it happened!
January 5: 11:49 pm
And I wonder why I'm having these weird dreams lately...
January 6: Self portrait -- me and my gyroscope.
This is the hardest shot I've worked for in a LONG time (and I still didn't get just what I wanted).
Do you know how hard it is to set the camera on self timer, spin the gyroscope, get it balanced on your finger, and then try to stay in the picture, and in focus?
About 220 shots worth, that's how hard.
January 7: Now you didn't think I'd go an entire week without shooting Emma (I mean photographing Emma), did you?
We got the new Toy Story Mania game for our Wii this Christmas. It has a 3D feature on several of the boards, and came with two pairs of those cardboard 3D glasses.
Well, you can guess how long the lifespan on those glasses would be -- so I got everyone in the family their own pair of these plastic 3D glasses. They are really cool.
If your idea of cool is red and blue plastic horn rimmed glasses. And I know it is.
They just arrived today. From China!