Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On Deck

Not sure why, exactly, but this image has always reminded me of a fighter jet waiting to depart from an aircraft carrier. Poised, ready, but still pointing in the wrong direction for a proper takeoff (well, for a plane, anway....). It's an old image, from some ages ago when I got outside with my camera more often. I have always gotten a kick out of it.

These days the winter doldrums make me feel like this sometimes. Poised, ready, but still pointing in the wrong direction for a proper takeoff (oh to be like the fly!).

In any case, it is what it is, and the days toward spring march on.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Support work is what I do at my regular job. I talk to users who are having problems with thier computers or printers or this program or that program, and I do my best to get their problems solved in a timely manner.

It's easy enough work once you have been doing it for a while, and the daily repetition is almost always interrupted with a real winner. Something that I have never seen nor heard the likes of in all my time on the job.

Oddly enough, these are the fun problems. The ones that require you to think a little more, maybe even force you to learn something new that you would otherwise never have experienced.

In my day to day life, however, I have a tendency to stick to the repetition. Occasionally I'll try to break out of it by applying myself to some new found pastime, or by putting some renewed effort into an old one.

Read a new book. Read an old book, again. Take a photo. Watch some shooting stars. Play rough with the cat. Take up the game of chess. Anything to break up the routine.

Like today's image. It's not a favorite of mine, just so you know. But it does represent an artistic effort, of sorts, that was carried through to completion. So while it may be gray and grainy and lacking in any real substance... all I can say is, it's a start!