Friday, May 28, 2010

Still here!

Wow, what a week! I don't know how I got from Monday to Friday with no posts -- I kept thinking I should write something, and then I'd get sidetracked and never quite get it done. Whew!

Not that anything very urgent or interesting has been happening. In fact, maybe that's the problem -- if something interesting occurred I'd feel compelled to write a post! Instead, it's just been life as usual, which of course is interesting to me but probably not to the rest of you.

I've been working on my freelance gig. Last night I covered an awards ceremony for teenagers at the local courthouse. Quite a comedown from the professional press corps, and yet strangely fun. I enjoy reporting for a change, however mild it may be. This Sunday I'm covering the Memorial Day ceremony in the park. Woo hoo!

In fact, my life hasn't changed a whole lot. When I was working, I was in front of a computer all day, bouncing around on the Internet. Now I'm home, in front of a computer, bouncing around on the Internet. C'est la meme chose. (Except, of course, for the lack of a substantial paycheck.)

Aside from my freelance work, I've been catching up with "Thirtysomething," one of my favorite TV series of yore. I rented the DVDs from Netflix and I'm digging them. The show isn't dated at all, though some of the clothes and styles certainly are. Oh, those crazy '80s!

I really need to get into the city and do some photography. I'm completely out of pictures to upload to Flickr. On Wednesday I tried to photograph some graffiti I'd seen the previous Friday near the New Jersey Turnpike, and it had already been buffed. I couldn't believe my bad luck!

(Photo: Ladybug in the field behind our apartment. I hope I haven't already used this photo!)


  1. Yay, those 80s! Here's to those of us who were having the time of our lives back then. We're still having the time of our lives, of course. It's just different now, with different interests and delights.

    Your reporting gig sounds like fun, all the more so for the lack of pressure that allows you to just enjoy it.

  2. oh, and thanks for letting me know about the technical bug on my blog. i've gone back to the original templates for now, so the problem should be solved. thanks again.

  3. I love the ladybug pic. I totally understand your lack of Blogging inspiration. Many days lately I feel I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel to find something to write about.

    I'm glad you're having fun with your new professional gig. Money is not everything.

  4. Enjoy this time, the rat race will find you sooner or later.

  5. i never watched 30-something - really!
    Theres a big 80's revival going on on UK TV lately, its been.... interesting....

    this bug looks like a harlequin ladybird - they're eating up all our good old british ladybirds at the moment

    glad you are enjoying your new way of working