A post for the little things.
|Father's Day on Malibu Pier. This guy totally caught me snapping a shot.|
This past weekend, Michael and I drove down to Southern California to visit my dad. We ate a sad and lackluster breakfast at Malibu Farm on Malibu Pier, then had a famous afternoon at the Dodgers game, where they lost. I cannot begin to quantify the amount of alcohol I imbibed or fries I ate, but suffice it to say that I ate plenty.
We stopped by my Mom's house, where she told us all about her recent trip to Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. Turns out, most of her traveling stories end with, "...and then I pet this animal." Petting animals is often the highlight of my day, too.
She showed me her garden as well, and let me tell you, the change was unbelievable. Last time I was home, some months ago now, I pulled out all of the 2+ years of dead plants and weeds, then tilled and amended the soil. After I left, she bought a number of starts, some lady bugs, and nematodes, and spread those around. The difference is night and day. Her garden is absolutely killer now, and her tomato plants! Ah! Incredible. I am jealous. Someday I will have a yard, damn it. Someday I will have a garden. Someday, but probably not in the Bay Area.
After visiting my mom, we had lunch with Michael's parents and hung around while they visited a dog adoption drive. Fingers crossed they take home the two dogs they loved, because I loved them too.
|Limantour Beach at sunset, some many months ago.|
I recently took a full time temp job at a large Bay Area video game company. Unfortunately, I'm not working on games. It's easy, if dull, work. That's about all I am able to say about that.
|A "What's In My Bag" shot from a few months ago. Always travel with fruit.|
What's next? Hopefully shooting more. I haven't shot a roll of film in months. Working on my thesis for weeks on end obliterated any interest or time I had to get out with my cameras, and every weekend I've had since starting the aforementioned job has been packed with events arranged long in advance. My life is too busy for me, and I am one of the least busy people I know. It's difficult for me to find happiness in a hectic schedule, but I'm trying. Always trying, whatever else.