Organize Photos – check

You know those items on your to do list? No, I mean the TO DO LIST, those things that are just so big that it’s hard to really get your head around them? Like “Write novel” or “get famous?”

Well, one such item on my list is “Organize photos.”

I have about 50,000 all in all. Most of them are in iPhoto, and the ones that aren’t are headed there. All scanned, compressed, cropped, labeled, and so on. I’ve been working on this for about 5 years now.

And the end is in sight…or at least some version of the end.

I need to have it all organized so I can start to work on my new show, workingly titled “Before and After.”

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When it’s all done I’ll be able to move on to the next seemingly impossible item on the list – “blog regularly.”

2010 in review

If you’re a wordpress blogger then you probably got one of these cheery little “hey, you did some great blogging in 2010 – check out the pie graph if you don’t believe me” e-mails.

Really? My 2010 blogging record is considered good? You do realize that my last entry was in May, right? OK, If that’s the case, then let’s just get 2011 off to a rousing start, by…(continued next year.)

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 13 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 161 posts. There were 37 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was September 17th with 90 views. The most popular post that day was Best Friend Application.

Aspen Gang Activity

Tagging is rampant in Aspen. The wayward children of the ultra-wealthy have to find some way to express themselves. And their self-expression certainly mirrors their environment and upbringing. Here’s the mark of “Feast.”

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In the coming weeks I’ll try to get more photos of the work of Aspen Taggers, including “Daddy’s VISA,” “Privilege,” “All-You-Can-Eat Sushi” and “Trust Fund.”

I’ll Think About It…

I always think of these church bulletins as being kinda like text messages from God (see earlier posts). Using that theory…

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…I have to wonder which building project this is referring to. Sure, maybe it’s the construction going on on the church itself, but maybe God is apologizing for the inconvenience of the construction of the Universe. Which is pretty seriously inconvenient, right? Unsafe, even. I mean, Black Holes? C’mon…put a few orange cones down or something.

Anyway, the apology is a kind gesture, but I’ll have to think about it before deciding if I can accept or not.

Snow Removal/Forgiveness

I live in Aspen, where we get a lot of snow. In the winter, of course.

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Occasionally people will leave little brochures advertising their snow maintenance services. This one was left on my doorstep this morning, the day after Christmas.

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Now, I realize that one could create such an image easily using any number of programs, so you’ll just have to trust me – the only Photoshopping I did was to remove the last digits of the phone number. And if you really want them, email me and I’ll give them to you. No point in cutting you out of a chance for divine snow removal.

The Road To Fresno, Part 2

I’m not a big fan of fast food, but I’m even less of a fan of preparation. So, on the road, I sometimes have to bite the bullet. Though an actual bullet is usualy preferable to most fast food offerings, I’m using it as a figure of speech. I don’t, for obvious reasons, travel with bullets. So, fast food it is…

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This Subway looks a bit sad, though it doesn’t really read in this picture. As I drove past it, on the prowl for some food, I thought to myself, “Is this OK? I mean, Subway can be kinda gross. Is it OK to have Subway?”

Then I looked up and saw…

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Which you’d think would answer my question pretty clearly, right? Yet somehow this sign made me think that it actually WASN’T OK to have Subway. Like, as in seriously not OK.

But I was hungry, so I had to do some rationalizing – I figured that the people who do the sign are the employees, right? The same ones who make the sandwiches, right? Certainly they don’t have a dedicated sign-letterer at the Subway in Salina, Utah. So, judging by the slap dash appearance of the sign, I have to assume that the employee who was on sign duty that day was so excited to get back to making awesome sandwiches for people like me that they did a really shitty job on, you know, general sign layout, spacing and stuff…

So in I went, got a 6-inch turkey sub on wheat, no cheese, ate it quickly and got back on the road.

It was OK.