Wednesday, September 28, 2022

bye bye [betty]

 a sad day....

i had to say goodbye to my girl betty this week. we had been together for 13 years.  she followed me from kansas to maine.  being an urban girl she had very few miles on her and consequently had very few problems over the years... however the harsh new england winters were too much for her and she ended up rusting out some very important structural parts.

she was my "single guy" car, and i loved her.  she accompanied most of my adult dates and was there to have fun summer with her top off.  however, times changed and there was this small issue of her being a two-door car now in a household with a toddler.

so with a heavy heart i traded her in, but i want to thank you for being such a great companion and helping make my 30's so great.

bye bye betty.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

[negative] memories

scrolling through facebook one night, i saw an old high school classmate post one of the photos i took in high school, saying "i found this old gem in my parents' basement1" it was of the softball team practicing one of their pre-game traditions of embracing in a large circle and crossing their legs.  it was actually one of my favorite shots during my years on the yearbook staff.  i dug through my high school bn and actually found the original negative.  Downloading an app, i was able to scan it onto my phone and sent it to my classmate.

i love photography. but honestly who doesn't. this day in age everyone is a photographer..  back in the day though, photos were just a little more rare. they weren't digital, they couldn't be "shared" endlessly. they had to be printed and held and cherished.  the fact my old classmate held on to this photo meant a lot. ironically, my first instinct was to digitize it, so it could be shared...