Friday, March 26, 2010

A day without the internet

Our internet went down yesterday afternoon; it always surprises me, how disoriented I can get when it's not working. But perhaps I'd have been disoriented anyway; it seems odd now, not to start the day with a post for the Gospel of Thomas. But that blog has come to its end...

Not that I didn't enjoy just playing with images last night, or sitting in our favorite coffee shop with my husband this morning, eating croissants, drinking my double short decaf breve' and checking my email. But I couldn't blog at the coffee shop cuz all the photos I've been exploring lately live on my REAL computer.

I had a lovely day in spite of missing you all: I spent yesterday evening turning this picture into the image above, and then this morning I did another pass through my admission essay for Antioch and finally tackled the long-overdue re-design of my resume. The redesign moves away from the old chronological style and starts with something called "core accomplishments;" it was really surprising to discover that some of those accomplishments have happened in the 14 years since my corporate employment ended!

I feel a little foolish now for assuming that was a rather vast wasteland of nothingness, since I had no paycheck to show for it. And the resume is SO much more fun to read now; no wonder no one wanted to hire me from the previous version...

I took the 2:05 ferry into the city (yes, there will be more ferry floor pictures to share!) to take down my Contemplative Photographer's Alphabet from the cathedral : ( (I did at least photograph the exhibit before I dismantled it). Sad to see it go back into boxes, but the Clerk of the Works gave me the name of someone I can contact at the cathedral in Phoenix; maybe I can show it there. The good news is that the books I took to the cathedral bookshop sold, so I have a little check in my purse to reimburse me for those.

After taking down my exhibit I spent the rest of the afternoon with my friend Barbara, sharing photographic tricks (I now have a 6 foot roll of mylar to play with; wait til you see THOSE images!). And we had a FABULOUS dinner at a little place in Capitol Hill called the Thomas Street Bistro. I highly recommend it, if you're ever in Seattle; it's tiny, the owner is a sweetheart, and the food is absolutely to die for.

So now I'm home, and the internet has returned; time to page through the piles of email. And now you know why I blog in the morning: because by evening my head is full of what I've been DOING instead of what I've been BEING -- and it's not nearly so interesting! Thanks for bearing with me; I hope you have a lovely weekend!


Kimberly Mason said...

Yay! Yay! and Yay! All good news.

I've been LOVING the created images lately.

Louise Gallagher said...

Diane, you Doing is fun to Be part of!

And I love that you showed the before and after photo -- wow!

Enjoy your weekend too.


Maureen said...

I did miss you yesterday, and you've more than made up for it with that absolutely wonderful image (it is so cool).

Antioch. Great school. I'll be rooting for you.

I'm reviewing a new book on Wednesday that I think you might like. Stop in if you get a chance.

Hugs, and enjoy the weekend!