OK, so I’ve missed a couple of months of the view from my window at the beginning of the month, but here is this months. The trees at the back of the house are hanging on (but you’d never know it looking at all the leaves on the deck) better than the ones on the front.
Yes, it’s time for the view from the bedroom into the greenbelt. The summer has finally made it to Snohomish, a few days of good weather and despite everything I feel a lot better.
So this has been another one of those “Really? I mean Really..?” days on a number of levels, more time at the doctors and an irritation over someone else deadbeat decisions. But first the now usual first-of-the-month view, it’s very green out there now and now I just need the weather to come together and everything will be awesome.
Todays “Really..?” question is: how much of a deadbeat do you have to be to get a collection call from a non-profit? More to the point to be such a dead beat that you give someone elses number to that non-profit…
So this week I got a collection call from the YMCA of Snohomish County for a little over $100. They have referred the account to a collection agency and my name was nowhere associated with the account, but somehow my cell number was.
The account rep I spoke to sent me a copy of the letter they were sent (dated Jan-3) and it had a very interesting “interpretation” of what was going on, the account rep also let me know how my number because associated with the account and has been removed. Just pay your damn bills.
To close, here is a picture of the greenbelt when I was working on the house yesterday. This really is turning into a spectacular summer, and to cap to all there is a weekend of great music coming up.
I have a new definition of disgusting – going into an aircraft toilet towards the end of an intercontinental flight barefoot… Thankfully she was not sitting next to me.
Next big question. The business class toilets on SAS have windows and the view is spectacular. The windows are fitted with blinds, are people really worried about someone is looking in at 36,000 feet.
Two long flights today, Seattle to Chicago, which of course ran late which led to a full on run from one terminal to another across that outer ring of hell known as ORD. It could not be easy, but I made it with a few minutes to spare. While waiting to board I saw this. A lone passenger waiting with the window behind him dominated by a United 747. I liked it.
As I’ve done for the last three months, I’ve taken a picture from my bedroom window. It won’t surprise anyone to hear it, but it was raining today, but there are signs that spring is on it’s way. The first green buds were on the trees outside the bedroom window.
The picture-a-day project has rather miraculously made it to month three, I’m quietly impressed by this and the feedback has been very positive, thank you. There is not much in the way of spring in Seattle yet, but the front lawn may need to be cut this weekend.
Last night was wonderful, laid back, a couple of drinks and I finally got to see the reconstructed version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis over a great dinner that I did not have to cook (better and better). Really wonderful movie, restored, with the missing footage that was discovered in Argentina a few years ago added, and of course with the original orchestral score. Incredible to think it’s 84 years old.
Today I was standing in the kitchen doing a little cleaning and found myself staring out the window and smiling. Even though it’s winter and rather bare out there, it just makes me grin.I just wanted to share that view. Thanks for indulging me.
Last fall at BlogWorld I met Drew Bennet, he was leading a session about different forms of media, it was very interesting and informative. One of the things he has done is publish a picture on his blog everyday for years, he is now at well over 2000 photos. I’m not going to promise thousands of photos, but I’d like to try it for a year and see what happens.
On January 1st I took a picture out of the window of my bedroom, and every day in January I’ve posted a picture. Now on February 1st I have another picture out my bedroom window, who knows what will come tomorrow.
This is an attempt to record what happens to me. I’m sure some will be significant moments, others may document the minutia of my day-to-day life.
I’m intrigued to see what the end result will be and how my subjects and photographs evolve over the project. It will be interesting look back at any particular day and be reminded of something that happened, this seems all the more remarkable when I often can’s say for certain what I had for dinner the night before.
I’m sure there will be many memorable moments I missed and hopefully some I will capture in a way that may be meaningful to others.
One thing I do hope to get out of this is to become a little more creative, perhaps a better photographer as I’m forced to create something a little different every day.