Thursday, August 30, 2007
Back from the zoo!
This is a lovely snow leopard.
I went to the zoo today (Wednesday). It was mostly great, and I came back with some wonderful pictures, as usual. I am so looking forward to buying the new camera, though. I love the pictures from this one, but the new version of the camera has some useful new features that I really could have used today. Now that I have a job, I think I'll have it in a couple months, providing we don't have any new major problems!
I also could have used a personal shield wall to avoid the running and screaming three to five year olds who were everywhere. One came running straight at my tripod, obviously intending to grab it. I yanked the tripod and case out of the way barely in time, and badly twisted my leg doing it. It's hurt every since.
And the mother glared. That's the part I don't get. Apparently, apologizing for your kid being a little too wild is far worse than being rude.
I had to sit down for more than half an hour before I could put weight on my leg again, and I hobbled through the next four hours with a lot of muttering and ill-thoughts about rude people and untrained kids. I think it worked. I wasn't bothered much by anyone after that!
I came home to a ton of work, and a very busy five days ahead, which includes the DAZ newsletter, Vision, updating the FM site for the new month, the Labor of Love/Unfinished Business Dare, and company from out of town. I am not taking part in the dare unless something changes. Vision may be a day or two late, too.
But I got good pictures, so all isn't lost. I just hope I can get a little more work done here tonight and then I'll limp off to bed for a few hours. Soon, I hope.
Writing is going well enough, except for today. I was counting on doing the dare to bring my numbers up for the month and the year, but I just don't see how I could fit it in. In fact, I suspect my writing totals are going to take a bad drop instead. It's just been one of those years where I can't seem to get a straight run at writing. I don't know what I'm going to do for NaNo this year!
And that's it. Time to get back to work on other things so I can crawl off to bed and probably sleep all day tomorrow!