Typepad refuses to remember me from post to post and keeps making me sign in over and over. I think it is a ploy to make me use facebook to sign in and I do not want to do that. I think it might be because then all my good stories are written down and then I can't tell them anymore.
The whole diet thing went out the window this weekend. I had all these guests to utopia and I spent a good portion of my free time cooking, which was fine since a couple of my guests kept cleaning, but I made such delicious food I wanted to taste all of it and I ended up in gall bladder hell- with a huge attack, a minor attack and 2 other days of general soreness and swollen-ness. I know I'm crazy for walking around like this and I am going to find a doctor (I did not like the one I met with a couple of months ago) after the summer. I'd do it now, but I don't want to ruin what is left of this summer. I know a person is only out of commision for a few days after the surgery but I doubt I could swim in a lake for a while after a surgery and this summer the lake is extra heavenly thanks to this heat wave we have been enduring in the northeast. I don't want to miss out on a single day of swimming.
One day while walking bear bait I met a girl with a a huge tattoo sticking out of her low rider shorts and all I wanted to do was to take her picture. Naturally (kicking myself!) I did not have a camera with me. I think I am going to start carrying a small camera where ever I go. Also, I am going to walk bear bait in the same place and hope that girl appears aagin. I am going to wear my camera like a necklace every day. I am also thinking about doing a portrait series of people from this town. I hope I can endear myself to a few and then they can bring me their friends. Fingers crossed!
I really wish I had gotten that tattoo girl's phone number. The next step for me is to start hanging out at the public areas of the lake to look for people who might let me take their portraits. It's all connected. I think my whole portfolio is going to be lake/town related. That works for me. I have a whole list of places I'd like to head out and photograph but the truth is that I just don't have the time to drive for an hour and then scout and photograph and then drive back. Also, if I take Josh with me my attention isn't focused so that does not work either. I do have the time to stay local though. I have a "thing" about people who take a lot of vacation photos, not because I don't think you should take vacation photos, but because I think everything looks kind of amazing if it is alien to us. So different landscapes or exotic looking people are immediately intriguing and visually compelling. I want to make compelling photos of what I see out my own window and of the kids next door. I think that it is an extra challenge to interpret what we see every day in a new light.