day 22/365

shoe day.

had a kind of crazy day. the website went down around 2pm due to issues from our off-site server in california and, after insisting several times that it wasn’t the fault of our actual website, they finally fixed it around 10pm tonight. :/ so unfortunately i lost a lot of traffic today and all of my website traffic info for the day, etc. the joys of website ownership! apologies for anyone this inconvenienced during the day.

packing for pittsburgh today! we’re driving home tomorrow night so that geoff can attend his fantasy baseball draft on saturday, then driving back on sunday. as my friend remarked, “i like the dedication.” it’s going to be pretty intense…and i plan on watching LOST on the couch with my parents and sister all weekend while they catch up on season 2. i’ll have my laptop and whatnot for business dealings and plan on taking lots of pictures of the 4-5 feet of snow they currently have up there. hopefully we don’t get snowed in, but it’d be a good excuse to watch more LOST.

so while i’m shivering in the 30s, raleigh will be enjoyed 50some degree weather and sun this weekend…so today i basked on the floor of the home office to soak up enough sun to last me 3 days in pittsburgh. :)

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why 365?

so when i first started this blog i pretty much vowed to update it every day like a good photographer should. however, life comes along and you get distracted. jobs, family, and friends happen and the next thing you know is that you haven’t updated in several weeks. orrr it could also be that you’re way too busy watching all the episodes of LOST that you’ve got stockpiled in your netflix cue… enough to probably last you a good several months. either way.

anyway, i’ve taken tons of pictures since memorial day. (that’s right, i have pictures from memorial day that i’ve been meaning to post). i’ve been sorting through them and slowly editing, but now i can’t find a reason to write about things that happened several months ago. so here’s the deal – i am going to be updating every day and include at least one picture from past or present shoots. i might write about photography… i might write about something completely random. but it’ll be a post everyday! really! i mean it this time! :)

memorial day:

this memorial day we had fireworks in pittsburgh with our family back home.  it was a lot of fun (until the neighbors called the cops). geoff’s little cousins were there being cute:

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geoff was there, being ridiculous:


and my dad was there… standing way too close to all of the explosives:


not pictured: everyone else.

also – more on the actual dangers of fireworks later this week.

updating is fun!