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San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day parade

March 19th, 2005

Your Own Shtick
This LaCie monitor is a nice monitor. Although it's larger than the NEC I've been using to good effect for these last many years (21" vs. 17"), it's a flat panel and takes up less space. So I have more space to muck up with junk. You may say, well, great, but what do you need a larger monitor for and my answer is PhotoShop. All the tool palettes fit over on the right with plenty of room on the left for the photograph. More excitement than many can handle here in this 21st century existence, domiciled in Oakland.

Sounds like you're brainlessly spending money even though you really don't have it. You really need another monitor?

Nobody needs another monitor unless they're in the graphics business, I suppose, and you need it to earn your living. I don't need another camera either, but I'm probably going to buy one. When's the last time I set out, camera in hand, to shoot a particular picture? I've been shooting pictures, I do carry a camera when I go out, but how often do I use it, think to use it, ponder using it, set up a tripod and use it? When's the last time I've said exactly that?


And nothing. Life is complicated. I figure if I can hang on long enough I might figure it out.

Meanwhile I'm driving up to Portland next week to spend the weekend with my sister, brother-in-law and nephew and visit with my mother, who's been feeling poorly lately and has moved from her retirement home to an assisted living facility next door. I haven't written about it and I haven't wanted to think about it, I suppose, the problem with growing older is you don't grow older forever. We'll see. I'm looking forward to the trip.

It's supposed to rain this coming week. Next weekend is Easter. The roads will be crowded

Whining's my territory here, you go out and get your own shtick.

The photograph was taken last Sunday at the San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day parade with a Nikon D2h mounted with a 17-55mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens at ISO 200.