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Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday Roundup

Lots of little and not-so-little stuff going on this week…

Look! It's snowing!Monday started off with a little snow. Of course, it didn’t stay long — it rarely does on Planet Georgia — and was gone before I got home.

Tuesday saw our runoff election here… being Planet Georgia, of course the good guy (Jim Martin) lost. Just about everyone is relieved that it’s over — the ads were nasty and nearly constant on TV. Remind me again why anyone even bothers watching TV? This evening, I saw some wrestling thing on one of the major network channels… and to think I’d figured TV couldn’t get any worse.

Anyway. For whatever reason, I couldn’t sleep Tuesday night. I wasn’t watching election returns or anything; in fact I went to bed at 11 and laid there until 12:30 before giving up for two hours. I finally came back to bed at 2:30 and Mrs. Fetched said I kept waking her up & she left.

Wednesday, due to the lack of sleep, was pretty much a blur.

Thursday began with power outages, each one lasting 20 minutes or so. Daughter Dearest called me after the second one and said her power was out too, so it was more than local. Very strange. Thursday is usually my work at home day, and we had tickets to DD’s chorus concert (plus a large instrumental section) at Reinhardt, so naturally it was the night to catch the chickens… meaning Mrs. Fetched was stuck here. I picked up the preacher and his wife instead. DD and I had texted each other earlier in the day to meet after the concert, and maybe get something to eat. The concert itself ran a long time (until 9:30), and the restaurants were closing before we could get there. Of course, we went to Waffle House — they never close, and DD and her roomie like the people working at this particular instance.

In the picture, DD is the blob of pixels all the way to the right, poking up above the music stand. Cellphone camera + low light = sucky picture. The Magic Camera Fairy needs to drop an EOS 40D on me some time. :-P

Friday is not much of anything. We’re probably going to put the tree up tomorrow… but with the kids not in the house anymore, I don’t see the point of going whole-hog. A small tree would be fine. Like anything I say makes a difference?


  1. Like anything I say makes a difference?

    I know that feeling all too well, Far.

  2. Oh, I love the woodsy picture...

  3. Hey all!

    Boran, then you must be married too!

    Sherm, thanks. That's our front yard, if you can believe that.

  4. lol FAR ... I was thinking that pic of DD's concert turned out great b/c you were using your cam phone. (The iPhone cam?)

  5. Yup, Olivia, that was the iPhone camera. Prop a foot on the seat, prop the camera on the knee, that seems to help a lot with camera shake. But not quite enough.

  6. One of the small trade-offs to always having a (manageable-sized) cam at hand ... :-)

  7. Olivia, I remember reading once: "the best camera in the world is the one you have with you when you need to take a picture."


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