I am stuck in 2003, deleting and deleting and deleting… down to 3,246. I am really tired of 2003. But, I am going to finish. And then start another year. And, delete, cull and catalog every new photograph as I go along.
This week I am shooting with my 25mm fixed lens… in completely automatic mode. Just a little training exercise.
Had an excellent morning snorkeling across the street from the hotel. The air is really bad today (the volcano, a couple of range fires, and lack of wind). But, the lack of wind made for nice snorkeling. Love that new wetsuit. I stayed out for about an hour without freezing to death.
I was chilly, however – a hot shower and a bowl of clam chowder for lunch was welcome.
Have battled the images for 2003 down to 4080. I think that 2003 was the year that I realized that you can take all the digital images you want to without paying any additional money. I am learning to delete early. And often.
Woke up on New Year’s Eve Morning and what had come in over night – a pirate ship. Turns out that the pirate ship is a floating college class. A very expensive class. It is being adversely effected by the economy. They had to cancel the spring semester. And they cut out the French Polynesia portion of the fall semester. They replaced Borabora with Kiribati. Not a good trade. The ship motored out in the afternoon. Heading to Honolulu.
Knocked the 2003 image collected down to 4,887. Still have a way to go.
We had a really peaceful New Year’s Eve. The cops were not called. All the male hotel workers spent the night at the hotel. But, all they did was sleep. Very quite.
This is one of my all time favorite cartoons. Wish I could run down a better version of it. And, it does describe our New Year’s Eve. Very low key. Not even any civic fireworks this year. No money.
Still culling my way thru 2003. Been wearing out the Delete key. Which is a good thing.
On the food front, the supply of meatballs has been exhausted. Sort of sad to see them go. I’d become rather fond of the meatballs.
We had our New Year’s eve feast at 2 PM. Shark, sushi, oranges and avocado. Sandwiches on tap for dinner.
I am sort of easing my way out of the 2009 and into 2010. Carlton worked half day at the Palace. He is easing into 2010 as well. He is watching VaTech in the Fried Chicken Bowl. Don’t you wish some cereal company or toilet bowl cleaner or even a soup company would sponsor a bowl game?
Guess what? Carlton and I have been together 31 years.
Did a bunch of deleting today. I really have learned to enjoy Lightroom and will buy a copy when LR 3.0 is released. But, if LR 3.0 will not read the LR 3.0 Beta catalog – I’ll be hating life.
Getting the images from the first decade of the 21st century done is New Years Resolution #1.
Resolution #2 is to change my “important” password. I have used the same “important” password for too long. I am happy with Keypass – so that shouldn’t be too hard. I just have to come up with a new “important” password. Rememberable but not too hackable.
I have an idea about “body scanners” for airlines. First, if “they” want to scan me – have at it, boys. Heck, they could strip search me. But, PLEASE, don’t make me stay in my seat with my hands on the arm rests – without my iPod, book, snacks, and blanket. Anyone who doesn’t want to be scanned could be handcuffed.
What was I doing in 2003? Why did I take 6,719 pictures? Surely some must be dupes. And this doesn’t include the 2,000 plus fish pictures that I have already disposed of.
I have learned how to move folders from my external drive to the Airness’s small drive and back to the external drive after the images have been culled and cataloged. This makes processing much quicker. And, I don’t have to have an external drive lashed to the computer.
Today – December 28, 2009 I finish sorting, cataloging, culling my fish photographs from 2003. Now that is progress. I really do intend to have the decade all done by the time we head for home in 9 weeks.
Speaking of the end of the decade. The first decade of the 21st century has been rather crappy, hasn’t it? Let’s see, we eased into the decade with the dot-com bust and the Y2K scare. Then we had 911, antrax, the sniper, Katrina, Enron, Bernie Ebbers, Bird Flu, Pig Flu, The Obesity Epidemic, “reality” TV, Fox “News”, Mr Madoff, the current economic melt down and the jobless “recovery”.
Still suffering from bandwidth disfunction. The hotel wifi needs Viagra!
Xmas day dawned bright and sunny and a crispy 70 degrees. Mr C and I bundled up in all the clothes we own and headed up to the country for a real Hawaiian luau. About 30 folk were in attendance. Carlton did take his car down a gravel road. And, he did have a good time.
I am not feeling very festive at this instant. A little domestic discontent over my Xmas plans. It might involve a trip down an unpaved road and Carlton is saying “Not in my car – you will not take my car off the pavement. No way. No how.” Oh, the drama of spending one’s dotage with Carlton.
On a more positive note – I had a great time snorkeling today. Captured a yellow trumpet fish and a brown one with stripes. They are ambush hunters who inhale their prey – like a vacuum sweeper.