Sunday, March 8, 2009

Goofing Off

With the majority of the children gone for the weekend, I needed to use my time wisely. How often do I get to do whatever I want? I mean, as a mom, I still know how to kick up my heels and go crazy. It's just not as often as I would like.

You see, even if I could, I would probably be too tired anyway. My "job" takes quite a bit out of me, so it's rare that I even desire to punish myself further by staying up way too late and drinking way too much.

I ended up doing a little of everything this time. Not only did I get to leave the house, I actually parked myself near some water (which I can't live without) and pretended nothing else mattered. You see, I don't enjoy fishing for the fish, I enjoy it because I can do nothing and relax. I am odd, but I have to be busy all the time. It's difficult for me to do "nothing". I enjoy seeing how much I can take on.

It's like this: If fish are caught, even better, but it's all about the music in the background, a drink in hand, sun in the sky and water as far as my eyes can see. It's as close as I can get to the beach without the salt and sand. While I refuse to swim in the lake (think things that bite in the water), I can still look at it. There's a calming effect for me. I am forced to zone in on the sounds around me and lose reality. Even if that sound is my husband being obnoxious.

You see, my days have had more than their share of going wild, including some things that are lost in a bottle of Jager (Meister, that is). If anyone knows anything about that, they know it makes people do things that are...well...out of control. What I'm trying to say is, I think I am getting too old for that life. At least I don't walk on the wild side as much as I used to. You just wait until I get a motorcycle. I won't need to bar hop to get a rush.

Besides, I have responsibilities, right? Sure, whatever!

When I got a bit bored staring at the calm water, I began snapping pics. The thing to keep in mind, is my camera sucks balls. I refuse to spend the money on the one I want until I fully learn what I'm doing. I figure, if I can take a good pic with a crappy camera, just think how much better an awesome camera would be.

I prefer non-people subjects, but I will snap a pic of just about anything for the hell of it.

I don't like the time stamp on these nor are my subjects centered the way I want. But here they are. I could critique myself all day long, but I will spare you. Besides, the photos give me the opportunity to goof off with my blog too.

1 comment:

  1. That's one nice looking fish ya got there. Did you nuke it up for dinner? ;P

    I'm in the same boat as far as a camera goes. I'd love a big one with a big old telephoto lens and all that.