I’ve found somewhere for Kuma and I to live when we move to Nebraska. It’s a lovely little brick house, walking distance to work, with a fenced backyard for the pup. Wood floors and built in shelving nooks, oh my! I’ve become very sick of living in “student” type apartments (this is another way to say cheap, unattractive, and mass produced) so I’m quite thrilled about the character of this place. There is a separate apartment unit in the basement which I will be able to rent out to some lucky individual, which is perfect for me financially. It is starting to feel real that I will soon be moving south.
What a wonderful thing to reflect on! This is going to prove very difficult for me, as I am an avid reader.
At any given moment, I’m probably in the middle of The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, one of the Harry Potter books, and another piece of literature (either new or a classic). I’m one of those people who tries to read Harry Potter and Tolkien once a year and has been doing so for a long time. I also have a special love of classic Russian literature but I do find the need to break up those often heavy, demanding works with some different reads.
Right now I am in the middle of The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers. I just read the chapter called “The Taming of Smeagol” and you can find the same scenes interpreted in the movie, where Frodo and Sam catch Smeagol and recruit him as a guide. I’m also in the middle of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix but I haven’t touched it in a few months.
Since I’m writing my M.S. thesis and reading an extensive amount of scientific papers I don’t currently have a novel going, but Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo is waiting on my shelf for after my thesis defense.
I go off the grid for a few days and I come back to find new followers and tons of wonderful new notes on some of my photos. Cheers and welcome to all of you new, amazing tumblr friends. <3
But what the actual fuck.
TODAY IS SO FRUSTRATING. PEOPLE! GAH!
Sometimes people are the worst.
I did a lovely shoot this past weekend in some really beautiful light one evening. I mean, I got home from work, ran for the camera and grabbed the pup and hopped in the truck to go shoot in that light, under that sky. There were rain clouds and rain shadows and late afternoon sun and rolling hills and ring-necked pheasants and rocky buttes and… I digress.
For some unknown reason my card reader in my laptop is not recognizing my SD card. Turns out this is a common issue with my particular machine. Now my camera is also not recognizing it which most likely means that the card needs to be reformatted but if I do this I will LOSE all those photos I took.
Never fear. I haven’t given up quite yet. But worst case scenario, I will post at a later time while crying over my coffee about the lost pictures which would have turned out to be the best shoot of my life. (A little melodrama never killed anyone, right?)
Also, I really missed the boat by forgetting about the lunar eclipse last night. Oops. Oh and happy tax day.