Photo a day project

I love doing photo a day projects. I've been doing a project 365 for three years now, the past two being an iPhone 365.

But sometimes I need a little inspiration for my pictures. (After 3 years, ideas sometimes are hard to come by!) Years ago when I was doing digital scrap booking, a lot of blogs would do a photo a day for just a month. So I thought, for the month of May, I'd give it a try.

I think it's going to be both easy and hard. Easy, because I'll know what to photograph for the day. Hard, because I've picked a few ideas that I thought would challenge me.

I searched the internet for ideas, and came up with 30 I thought would be fun, challenging and different. I'm going to try to use my DSLR on most of them, but I'm sure there will be days when the convenience of an iPhone will prevail.

If you'd like to join, here's my list....


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On the way to R's dance concert

S: Have I ever met Grandpa Jack?

Me: No. He died in 1990 or 91.

S: Oh. Before you were even married?!

Me: Yup

S: I don't think Grandpa Jack would've liked me.

Me: Why?

S: I don't know. Do you think he would've liked me?

Me: Sure. He would've appreciated your sense of humor, your unique sense of style, and your sometimes streak of independance.

D: (From the back seat of the car) Would Grandpa Jack have liked me?

S: Duh, yes! You're just like Grandma!

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A few minutes ago....

Levi: I wonder if that little store down the road sells hotdogs and bread. Then I can warm up the dog and make a hot dog sandwich.

Me: You mean just microwave the hot dog?

Levi: Yeah. Sooo good.

Me: Gross. I eat Morning Star Farms veggie corn dogs. Now those are delicious.

Levi: They shouldn't even be called a hot dog. It's like zucchini on a stick.

Me: That's really good, too!


A few minutes ago...

Me: Want to watch Brothers with me?

R: Okay. But first I have to poop.

 Me: Okaaay. You'll have time. It'll take a while to load.

R: Well, it might take awhile for this to UNload.


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Just a few minutes ago:

 Levi: What do you think about hinging the sconce to the left of the windows. Kinda in that corner.

Me: That's going to look weird without another sconce on the other side of the windows. How about we hang it on the angled wall with a photo or two underneath?

Levi: Or on the wall to the right of the door....

Me: Again, it's going to look weird without another one on the left side.

Levi: Since when have you been all symmetrical?


So rad. So bad.

Tuesday after work I get a text from S.

S: Want an adventure? Take your camera to the library parking lot...It's awesome. You'll know what I mean when you see it (:

Me: Are you there? I just put a griller on the grill....

S: No I'm not. just go!!

Me: How will I know it's what's really awesome? Will it be there after dinner?

S: I don't know!! Take your griller with you. Or send Riley.

Me: Why send R?

S: Because someone has to go take a picture of it!!

Me: Okay!!

S: YES!! Take pictures with your phone so I can instagram dat shiz! Please

D and I walk to the library parking lot....

Me: I'm guessing you want pics of this awesomely painted van??

S: Yeah duhhh!!....So rad. So bad. So sick! Groovy man. Fuckin groovy


And he's STILL here

Some of you may have read on my Facebook page about our "VP of Sales" and how he sends out emails to clients that look like a third grader wrote it. (If you can't see my FB, you can view the email here. With added commentary.)

Anyway, last week I asked my boss what's going on with that client because their file has been sitting in the "VP of Sales" 'Invoices That Need Attention' box for over a week. He wasn't sure why it was still there, and asked me to remind him to ask the "VP" about it when he comes in.

So, when he gets into the office, I ask the "VP" why the file is still there, and he tells us he's left voice messages as well as sent a follow-up email to the disaster he sent on the 22nd, and has gotten no response. Both my boss and I reminded him that all correspondences via email he needs to CC me on. (He thinks this is so I know what he's told the client should they call into the office.  Which is in part true. The real reason is so that we know if he indeed did send the emails he claims to send.)

Anyway, Mr. "VP of Sales" has an excuse for everything. And I mean everything. It's sad really. The excuse this time for not CC me on the follow-up email was he "forgot".

That excuse is getting old....

Fast forward to a few days later when Mr. "VP" is back in the office. He asked what we should do about this file and client since we have not heard from them in so long. Later in the day, I relayed this to the boss and he asked if I would send an email to be sure they are indeed getting the "VP's" emails. I pulled the invoice to get their email address, sent them one that was written intelligently, and clearly stated our issues, then sent it off.  After I sent it, I got to thinking that maybe the "VP of Sales" had the email address wrong. I went back to check the one he copied me on and he did get it wrong.

But you'll never believe what he got wrong.

The boss had written on the invoice 'ourvaluedcustomer@gmail' in the box for client info. I checked the copied email DipShit sent, thinking maybe he spelled the name wrong. But noooo...

He sent the email to 'ourvaluedcustomer@gmail'!! 

I don't know why I so surprised he's that damn clueless....


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