Monday, May 30, 2005

What Color Are You?

So I took this "color" test the other day to find out which HTML color I am...unfortunately that color was pale turquoise - not exactly a favorite. But the personality analysis was somewhat correct. Take the quiz yourself and see if you're pleased with the results.

you are paleturquoise

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the html color quiz

Anyway, I leave tomorrow to go on this family vacation thing. We're going to visit grandparents and then leave on a short 3 day cruise to Cozumel. And by short I mean we spend 2 days on the boat and 1 on the beach. Short. And according to the weather forecast, there is a gigantic gulf storm directly over the two places we will be this next week. Lovely.

It'll be another week or more until I get another post up, but at least it should be complete with some nice pictures! (Hopefully rain free...)

Wish me luck.

Friday, May 27, 2005

First Stitches (or stitch at least)

So I got my very first stitch yesterday. It's kind of a yucky story, so if you don't want details, don't keep reading.

I went to the dermatologist yesterday to get a spot on the back of my leg checked out, and the doctor told me he wasn't sure what the spot was, but that it needed to come off. That was not encouraging news for me because I'm just about the biggest weenie in the book when it comes to pain and things like that. So I got a painful shot which numbed my leg up pretty well, then he took a 4mm punch into my flesh. Can we say ewwwww? It was an extremely strange feeling to know that my leg was being cut into but not being able to actually feel it. (And thank goodness for that!) So I felt the doc putting the stitch in, and I could feel the string being pulled through my skin, but no pain. Anyway, my removed chunk of leg is being biopsied to find out what exactly it is. Skin cancer is a possibility, but I'm only 22 with no history of bad sun damage so that seems unlikely. Probably it's just an ingrown hair, but you never know. I should find out in a week or two.

This is a picture I took of a sliced kiwi. Nothing too fancy... I just put the slices on the lightbox I use for viewing slides in an attempt to get some nice even lighting. I like the colors, but I think the composition leaves a little to be desired. Any thoughts?

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

And a photoblog is born...

I think I'd like to have my blog double as a photoblog (since I am a photographer). From now on, I plan to have one or two photos posted each week, just to keep me shooting and hopefully improving. Here's a photo of my friend Heather. It's a (very) low-light portrait I took at a bonfire she had at her house right before I left Abilene.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


So I was listening to Damien Rice's song, Lonelily, and thinking about how strange it is the English language doesn't haven't an adverb for lonely. I guess he did the next best thing and invented one - lonelily. It still sounds strange, even in a song, but it fits. I'm lonelily sitting here now, for example, and I've been lonelily waiting for my new camera lenses to arrive for days now.

Funny story, that. Frustrating would probably be the more appropriate word, however. I ordered 2 brand spankin' new camera lenses from a camera place on the Internet LAST WEEK so that I could have them in time for our family trip next week. Waiting in greedy anticipation, I've been feverishly checking the mail everyday since last Wednesday until I finally got smart and decided to look on the tracking information included in my confirmation email. Apparently my box of camera stuff was sitting around in Johnson City for 2 days before the US Post Office generously returned it to the sender since the morons who processed my order copied my shipping address over incorrectly. AHHHHHH... now I have to wait for it to return to New York and then come BACK to Johnson City to what will hopefully be my correct address. Even more frustrating? The customer service representative had the nerve to tell me this was MY fault after I asked if I could still get it before next Monday. Which I can't, of course. Patience is a virtue, and one I'm quickly losing.

My first post ever

Well, I finally did it.

I gave in and began my very own blog. It's not that I think I have anything particularly important to say, but at least now I have a place to say it. I must admit, it's vaguely intimidating to realize anyone can read this...