Sunday, October 2, 2011

Whatcha Gonna Do?

Tomorrow is my last vacation day of the year. I always take my last day in October. There is something about the early stages of fall that I am in love with.

I will have the house to myself from approximately 7:30 am until 3:00 pm.

In this time I plan on doing much writing. I am also going to put together a reasonable writing schedule. I always wind up making a schedule I cannot stick to and then feel deflated when I don't meet my goals.

I will keep my goals small and attainable. If I surpass them... yay me.

This week we bought a really nice camera off I am excited about this! I love photography and prefer adding my own pictures to my blogs as opposed to pictures I find off the web. I always feel so dirty about adding web pictures. I mean, I am using someone's hard work for my own gain. The photographers are impossible to contact and when I manage to contact someone, they take a long time to get back to me... if they ever get back to me at all.

I like taking pictures of architecture and nature. I am not big into photographing people. This picture is from a church in Pennsylvania. We call it the "Pyramid Church" because of all the buildings that look like this. My friend Joe went to one of the sermons there a while back. All he could say was that it was "interesting." Now, the sermon does not take place in one of these actual pyramids. How cramped would that be?

I mostly like old dilapidated buildings. People ask me why. I don't have an answer. Who really has an answer for the odd things we like.

The other night I was sitting on the step, smoking a cigarette when I heard this loud fluttering. Suddenly, something was sitting on my chest with prickly feet. I looked down to see a huge Praying Mantis. They are supposed to be good luck or something.

That would be nice.


  1. Well, good luck with your writing schedule. I do my best to stay on mine. Not an easy task when work, family, and life are tugging you the other way. It's an everyday battle.

  2. I hope the praying mantis will bring more opportunities for you. Good luck on your writing and photography sessions :)

  3. Thanks, guys! I am doing the best I can.. what else can we do, really?

    I hope the little (big) green guy will bring some luck my way.. :)

    Take care..


  4. Aw, the praying mantis. How cute. I remember staring at one in the courtyard around here and a roadrunner came right out of nowhere and whoops he was gone! Vigilance writers. Take those pictures, hurry before it's too late! :)

  5. I hope your writing day went well! I feel the same way about writing goals - lately my goal has been 500 words a day (not much) but I have surpassed it! How exciting! :) So, keeping them small is a good idea!

  6. I love having a writing day all to myself.

    I've been meaning to get a nice camera to take pictures of nature. I also love old buildings.

    Have a great week.

  7. Hey there! I should probably come ny here a little more often.
    Thanks for the comments...

    My writing is going well so far. I will be posting soon about NaNoWriMo..

    Keep up the goos work you guys!