i have been making a lot of lists lately. most things on the lists are spurred on by the new year: places to see, things to try, and once in a lifetime sort of stuff. the rest are standard issues like get out more and rant less. one of my lists is something i have never thought about writing down before: a casual living trust/will. it sounds morose but it is strangely liberating. try it.
this next list, however, is not mine. it was made for beeze when he was sixteen.
i can't decide which item i like best. 3, i think.
i bought a polaroid camera some weeks ago. the camera was $25 and the film was $20.
the inaugural shot, saturday 21 jan 06
i've wanted a polaroid camera for as long as i can remember. there's something very cool about it, and the pictures always look fun. but now that i've used it, i'm not so sure how i feel. i've taken six shots and they're all lousy. the colors are poorly saturated and the overall quality is very lackluster.
i bet there are skills involved in using a polaroid camera and i just don't got it.
much like the first panorama, this one was taken spontaneously (after i attended a meeting nearby). but, unlike the first panorama, this one took much time and effort. i had to negotiate with three bus loads of smoking foreigners for camera time.
late sunday morning jg and i decided to take advantage of the clear weather before it would resume raining again. we headed over to golden gate park where jg discovered the buffalo paddock some weeks ago.
jg+sad herd of american bison
as close as i got
then we went over to ocean beach to check out the dunes. we parked on the residential great highway and went to get hot drinks.
standing in line at java beach
jg getting his house coffee
this next shot was taken right outside the coffee house.
jg+light rail power line supports
seen at base of pole in the above shot
then we simply crossed the super great highway to get to the dunes, where jg took this neat shot.
i'm not very tall
it was fun hiking on the dunes. there were all manners of debris hidden in the high reeds, things like disintergrating old sweaters and an empty guitar case. there was one low spot on the dunes that looked like it had just hosted an overnight party.
no parties on the ice plants
year of the dawg(s)*
we sat around for a while watching people come and go. before we left, i took a panorama. it couldn't be helped.