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At a recent lunch in Oakland

March 1st, 2005

Of Her Photographs
Tuesday. They announced the bonus today to be paid this Friday. No complaints. I still have a job, the job is more than half interesting. What do they say about the glass? Half full or half empty? This year is a “half full of it” year. I'm “half full of it”, one way or another.

I received some David Lynch DVDs today from Amazon. I don't recall now, but I read something or saw something that talked about his movies and realized how much I've liked them, so Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr., Lost Highway and Wild at Heart now sit on the stack of DVDs. Eraserhead is on backorder. Not sure I need to see Eraserhead again -- the nerves, you understand -- but what the hell.

I also received a copy of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of The World by Haruki Murakami. Someone or other on the radio mentioned it was his first read and his favorite of the Murakami books -- Murakami is a big seller in Japan and now, I believe, here in America -- thinking as he purchased it, well, another no talent best selling author just before it blew his mind. I've liked what I've read of Murakami and I'm looking forward to actually reading rather than buying and never quite getting around to reading this one. Excitement, don't you think, here in Oakland? Did I mention the bonus they say will be paid on Friday? Or the slide feeder attachment for the film scanner arriving tomorrow? I didn't? Then I probably didn't mention the new flash card coming Friday in time for my birthday next Tuesday either. Rude of this light weight consumer not to mention it, don't you think?

How about the Araki book of photographs, most of them naked photographs, I might add, of Shino.

I don't have to explain buying a book of (naked) photographs of Shino.

Who's Shino, anyway?

I have no idea, but she neglected to wear any clothes in many of her photographs.

The photograph was taken at a recent lunch in Oakland with a Nikon D2h mounted with a 17-55mm f2.8 Nikkor lens at 1/8th second, f 2.8 and ISO 500.