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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Psycho-Style Wednesday

Half of my first week back is now complete… I’ve got my work at the office caught up and I no longer feel like I’m going to die!


My plans for the weekend, hopefully, will include a trip to Spring Grove Cemetery ( I’d like to get some winter bleak photos.  It’s supposed to be 68 degrees on Saturday with only a 30% chance of rain.  A little rain won’t dissuade me anyway.

I’ve been perusing a photographer’s website over the last two days, .  I am enamored with abandoned architecture.  I love all different types of architecture, as a rule, but forsaken buildings always tug at my heart strings a little bit.  Sherman Cahal does a great job of capturing the loneliness on film.  Do yourself a favor and check out his work.

As much as I love cemetery photography, I think I’d like to try my hand at more architectural photography.  I definitely want to get more photos of the Dexter Mausoleum (

Hopefully, all will work out and I’ll have lots of great photos to show you on Monday.

I have a digital photography class on the 23rd, which basically is to teach me how to use the camera.  I am sorely in need of this lesson!  If I had an attention span beyond that of a goldfish, I’d read the manual.  Come to think of it, I think there was a CD… hhhhmmmm, maybe I’ll check that out tonight.

If you’ve been reading for any length of time, you may recall me mentioning “the backstabber” who also works in my office.
Things with her have been fine for a while.

Until today.

Aside from her penchant for sliding sharp objects deep into my spinal area, she also likes to play martyr.  I’d honestly rather be stabbed repeatedly, Psycho-style, than be witness to “poor poor me” martyrdom.  I mean, for fuck’s sake woman, get over yourself.
If you’re lucky enough to take some vacation time and someone else covers your desk, say “Thank you very much” maybe even bring them a donut, then SHUT THE HELL UP.

I wasn’t the one to cover for her, lucky for her, but if I hear her say “I had to go back over A LOT of what M did” one more time, she’s gonna get a mechanical pencil right in the eye.

THEN… after attempting to establish the fact that she is Queen-Know-It-All she comes back and asks the same question she’s asked forty-eleven times.
And you know how sometimes, when someone just forgets something, you tell them and a glimmer of recognition crosses their face?? NOT WITH HER, it’s like it’s all new information every-fucking-time I tell her.

I don’t expect that everyone I work with be eligible for MENSA, but let’s pay attention people!!!

Ok, goals for January:

  1. more photography
  2. call the lady back about volunteering with the homeless
  3. get together with the girls
  4. check out the Carnegie (
  5. wear more skirts
  6. drink more wine
  7. say YES more
  8. be neater  who am i kidding? this won't happen...

I think that’s a good start!


Vigilarius said...

I'm a fan of abandoned places as well, TB. Here's a link you might enjoy:

TrippyBeth said...

oh wow, gotta take some time and enjoy those photos!
i'd love to do a little urban exploration....
add that to my list!